This made life at home not as enjoyable as it should have been. Diana’s parents divorced in 1969 and her father, Johnnie was given full custody (Mattern 9). This is when her noble character began to grow. When Diana’s parents were divorced, she was put into a boarding school, where, “she quickly developed a reputation as a kind girl who especially liked helping the younger children” (Mattern 12). The students who went to Riddlesworth-the boarding school- were allowed to have pets and Diana “won prizes for taking the best care of her[s],” (Mattern 13).
“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe has a lot of different feels about it. The main idea of the story is about a man whose love of his life died and he believes is still alive. One key aspect is that Poe uses is a raven as a symbol to show him that she is gone also as a symbol of his grief, anger, sorrow, hope and a small sign of joy about the whole situation.The beginning of the poem he his sitting and reading and out of nowhere someone knocked on his door but while he was getting up to go get it he started thinking of Lenore the love of his life (“I had sought to borrow from my books surcease of sorrow-sorrow for the lost Lenore”line 9-10). When he goes to open the door, he opened the door to darkness and thought he heard the whisper of Lenore; so he whispers back “Lenore.” Then it
Take a look at an apple tree, the tree lives in the perfect world, growing in a stable environment, compared to the struggling world that the Joshua tree undergoes. In the book “The Glass Castle” written by Jeannette Walls, the following quote took my interest and sparked great wisdom. “Mom frowned at me. “You’d be destroying what makes it special,” she said. “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty.”(Walls 38).
Dade was very excited to catch the woman, he planned and waited for weeks to catch the woman Dade only stayed in the store just to see if the woman would come in. When Dade eventually caught the woman, he was quite surprised and ecstatic, during the long awaited walk to the stockroom he saw his mother crying behind the register, and his father told him that he would be there soon. “I felt good and strong” (Canin, 16). When Dade and the woman finally arrive to the stockroom he looked around and saw the sign that read “DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE?”(Canin, 16), but didn’t know what to say to her. Then all of a sudden Daded asks the question “Do you want to go out the back”(Canin, 16).
Johnny even says, “‘ I think I like it better when the old man is hittin’ me.” Johnny sighed. “At least I know he knows who I am”’ (51). Johnny’s parents abuse him and neglect him most of the time. Therefore, Johnny and Dally both have parents who do not care about their well
The bird becomes a constant reminder of what he once had and shows to be hard to ignore or find refuge from. A sentence also states “other friends have flown before” (58), which again is showing his memory of previous situations or people that have left him including Lenore. So when the bird flies away it represented the leaving of a friend or loved one. In line 82 it says “Respite-respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore.” The word respite means relief from something difficult or unpleasant and the word nepenthe is a drug that the ancient Greeks believed could relieve sorrow. The memories from the raven are painful and bring much sorrow to the narrator and so he is asking for
In the text it says, “I went out into the hall to the phone and called my father.” The narrator made quick good decisions. By calling their parents, he knew he was saving Danny’s life. So overall, Danny realized people did care for him which was family. Family is forever and nobody can change that. Through this story, “What’s Inside”, Danny shows us that he should have connected to family and not his peers.
As the parent with the most direct involvement with her two children, Daisy does hold some responsibility for her son’s disappearance. When the principal at Donny’s high school calls her and requests a meeting, Daisy feels as though she is the one being reprimanded rather than her teenage son. Defensively, she tells the principal Mr. Lanham, “It isn’t that we’re not concerned… we’ve done what we could, whatever we could think of… How are we to know what to believe?” In these lines, Daisy begins to show just how suggestible she is. Like many parents when their children begin to misbehave, Daisy does not know where to begin, but she is completely willing to throw money at the problem in the hopes it will help. At the recommendation of a psychologist who told her Donny was
The narrator first seems to be lamenting over the loss of his love Lenore. Then the Raven comes in and the narrator talks to the bird, his actions and thoughts become more wild and furious. Some people claim that the narrator has dreamed throughout this poem. When the narrator opens the door(line 24 and 25), he sees darkness, if he was not dreaming he would have seen something because the light in his room might have revealed a wall. The narrator tells the audience he was dreaming in line 26, “ Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;” The narrator is honest and tells the readers he is dreaming things no one has dreamt before.
Any person who has been away from home will know the feeling of coming home and having a mother waiting. Even as she is waiting for Dee, her brain is still on her other daughter who is home and who is emotionally distraught. She seems to be brutal in her assessment of her daughters, but one gets the feeling that it is out of love. For example, she says that Dee has become ungrateful and uppity since she got her new life. She however daydreams of the day they will meet on a talk show, and her daughter will thank her.