She has gray hair because she is living in fear of her violent stepfather's temper and his creatures. Before Julia dies to the mysterious Speckled Band, she says that she hears a clear, low whistle at the dead of night, every night. When Helen moves into Julia's room, the place where Julia died, Helen is horrified. At night, Helen hears a clear, low whistle at the dead of the night, just like Julia did before she dies. Helen frightened and goes to Holmes and Watson for help.
Fish Cheeks, by Amy Tan is a story of love, culture, being different, and accepting one's differences. A young Amy falls in love with the son of a white minister and is shocked when she finds out that her mother invited the ministers family over for christmas dinner. Amy is very embarrassed because of her asian heritage, and some of the asian customs her family embraces. She explains that her mother went out of her way to prepare many traditional asian dishes that most people would find quite odd. When Christmas eve came around, she explained what her mother was preparing and used imagery to paint a picture in the reader's mind as if they were there.
The narrator doesn't want to be in a serious committed relationship. His girlfriend Kim starts to spend most of her time in the basement because the narrator is not giving her the affection and attention she wants. The narrator has no idea why, his girlfriend of 10 years, is spending most of her time in the basement. Therefore, he thinks Kim is a having an affair with a impure caveman in their basement. So
And his call to Adventure started when his pre-Algebra Teacher, Mrs. Dodds told Percy to come with her and without knowing it Mrs. Dodds turned to be a fury and attempted to kill Percy but Mr. Brunner threw the pen or the riptide to Percy and when he uncapped the pen it became a sword and he swung the sword to her and then Mrs. Dodds vaporized. A.2 Refusal of the Call / Acceptance As always, in every story the hero always refuse because of the changes that might happen. In the case of Percy he doesn’t want to leave his mother especially with “smelly gabe” that the only thing he knows is to sit and gamble with his friends, but because of the attacked of the Minotaur and the disappearance of his mother, he eventually accepts the call. A.3 Supernatural Aid The supernatural aid in the story is his friend/satyr/protector Grover Underwood. Because even in the start of the story, Grover is there with him and protecting him in every challenges.
In the opening of Jeff the killer’s story readers are thrown into a scene where Jeff is lurking in the shadows of a child’s room ready to kill him. Before he can, the child wakes up, screams, and alarms his parents before Jeff can hurt him. Meanwhile in Boo Radley’s tale the town gossip, Stephanie Crawford, tells the children that Boo had once been watching her sleep from the window in the middle of the night. Despite Boo never trying to hurt Miss Stephanie, the story makes Boo Radley out to be a creepy entity looming over people, similar to
The Book Thief will give you a new view on world war 2 and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a challenging book. As mentioned before it all started with Liesel Meminger(was 14), her mother, and the corpse of her brother. This day would give Liesel nightmares for years, every night. Liesel's brother died of some form of disease. Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness).
Miss Emily has had problems keeping a lover. Once she falls in love with Homer Barron, she finds out he does not marry anyone. The big revealing secret after Miss Emily passes is that she murdered Homer to keep control over him. She keeps him in a locked room upstairs, set up like a wedding, and sleeps by him. Nae’s determination is shown one night when her and Sourdi were working alone.
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
It wasn’t all my fault...The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train” (3). Not only is he being isolated from a group of potential friends, but also he is building the expectation of him being the real phony. Also, when he was in the age of thirteen, his parents “were going to have [him] psychoanalyzed and all, because [he] broke all the windows in the garage. [He does not] blame them…[he] slept in the garage the night [Allie, his younger brother] died, and [he] broke all the goddam windows with [his] fist, just for the hell of it” (34). His melodramatic action has demonstrated his internal conflict.
Mikayla has been afraid of clowns since birth. Her older brother Miguel used this weakness to his advantage by scaring her every chance he got. He would use any opportunity he could to scare her. She could be doing homework, washing dishes, or even using the bathroom, she had to watch her back at all times. Miguel’s friends were over one night planning the epic scare on Mikayla.