Frank Guercio Mrs. Wagner English 102 19 September 2014 A Rose for Emily William Faulkner once wrote the short story A Rose For Emily, even in its time it was considered to be rather spooky considering the ending; however, since then there have been a great number of theories based around Faulkner’s story and I find Nicole Smith’s to be one of the few that stood out from the rest. Her article begins with a short summary of William Faulkner’s life, from his birth in the South in 1897 to his Nobel Prize in 1949. As his history draws to a close Nicole begins to shed light on the story itself and how his past is a heavy influence in his writing.
Jane Yolen 's novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, more aptly conveys the message of remembering than Donna Deitch’s film adaptation as seen through dehumanization, boxcars, and a love interest. One of the ways that Jane Yolen’s book better communicates the message of remembrance is through dehumanization. For example, Yolen writes, “A bucket of filthy water was passed around, and everyone grabbed for it eagerly. Hannah managed a mouthful before it was taken from her. There was hay in that mouthful, but she didn’t care.”
Daniel Wallace’s essay “Killings,” which was recently featured in The Bitter Southerner, is a very honest explanation as to how the author ended up killing a chicken. The essay features a section in which the Wallace discusses “the early years” of his experiences with death, and the childhood he describes is one that is very stereotypically Southern. Playing outside and messing with bugs are much more common in the South than in the North, so this essay embodies Eudora Welty’s idea that the location plays a large part in a story because this story would not have taken place outside of the South. This community, one in which children are outside all the time and death is not uncommon, is one that I was only introduced to when I was 8, so I never experienced stories exactly like these in
And eventually, after Boo saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, and she takes him home, Scout realizes that “... Just standing on the Radley front porch was enough (Lee 374),” for her to see through Boo’s eyes. She finally begins to understand Boo and why he acts the way that he does. Ultimately, teaching her that she shouldn’t listen to rumors or judge someone simply because they are different. The town of Maycomb is a perfect setting for To Kill a Mockingbird.
Based on The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, there is a character named Edna Poppy who is blind, but Taylor and Lou Ann hadn’t realize it until later in the book. What really got my attention was the fact that not only they didn’t realize it, but instead focused on the type of person that she was. Edna, of course, took that as a compliment and felt great that they first didn’t recognize her blindness. The interest into learning how someone can live through their whole life being blind is what I am willing to learn.
In the essay “the plastic pink flamingo: A natural history, Jennifer price reveals the popularity of the flamingo in america as the generation evolves from the bleak events of the past. This iconic 1950’s lawn decorative represented a culture filled with ignorance and vain. Throughout her essay, Jennifer Price uses tone, satire, and symbolism to create an insightful analysis on her view of the American culture as they are too absorbed with material goods and their pride. Emphasizing the ignorant attitude of America, Price begins the essay with a critical tone describing the importance of flamingos. She adds to her claims of boldness that “it was also a flamingo” and “was pink” italicizing part of the sentence’s end to demonstrate America's
The story that had the most suspense was “The Sniper” because the author used short, choppy sentences, left cliffhangers at the end of paragraphs, and had a plot twist at the end of the story. Liam O’Flaherty’s use of short, choppy sentences makes it suspenseful because they don’t give you a lot of information. The lack of information leads you to keep reading so you can find out what happens next. If the sentences are drawn out, you don’t get a suspenseful feeling since everything is there in one sentence.
In Chapter 12 of Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many events and situations in which irony is used to support the theme of the chapter. An example of this is in the very beginning of the chapter, when Scout is concerned about how distant and moody Jem is acting, and asks Atticus, “’Reckon he’s got a tapeworm?’” (Lee 153), to which Atticus replies no, and that Jem is growing. This is dramatic irony because the readers understand that Jem is acting oddly because he’s growing, but Scout doesn’t know this until she asks Atticus about it. This quote supports the theme of Chapter 12 by showing when Jem started to grow distance from Scout, getting aggravated with her and telling her to stop bothering him, and shows how the children
Out of all of the stories, “What The Dogs Could Teach Me” by Gary Paulsen and “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, “Flowers” by Alice Walker had the best description. “Frayed, rotted, bleached, and frazzled-barely there-but spinning restlessly in the breeze.” With this quote, you can easily picture the old noose swaying in the breeze. A quote from “The Sniper” says “His hand trembled with eagerness.” Unlike the other passages, “The Flowers” creates a vivid image in your mind of what’s going on in your story.
The points addressed in her presentation were very eye opening, especially since a cartoonist is not a profession that first comes to mind and one that I know little about. Throughout her presentation, she eloquently described her approach and views about cartooning, which put the ideas behind cartooning into perspective for me. Although Donnelly herself did not draw this particular cartoon, my favorite cartoon she showed was the Charlie Hebdo and 9/11 comparisons with the two pencils as the Twin Towers and the plane as a machine gun. Her statement about how she likes to think of her pen as an olive branch really spoke to me because it brought up cartooning in a different light, than just the traditional view of cartoonists as people who make fun of people and cultures. Donnelly’s presentation was very enlightening and has exposed a side to cartooning that I never knew existed.
Other techniques that were used include hyperboles such as when the unknown hitchhiker also stated “If I opened my mouth it would spill out like a torrent of acid” (Page 24). The story also used the techniques of imagery where the hitchhiker described what their sister looked like “then the memory of Melanie’s grey face with the bruises around her neck and the dried blood in her hair jumped up to haunt me”. (Page 23) The writer, Sherryl Clark also used hook as she kept the reader guessing.
In The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd includes an allusion to “Oh! Susanna” to portray May’s unordinary behavior. For example, after meeting May for the first time, Lily thinks: May was simple-minded. I don’t mean retarded … I mean she was naive … plus she was a touch crazy … if you kept things on a happy note, May did fine, but bring up an unpleasant subject--like Rosaleen’s head full of snitches or the tomatoes having rot-bottom--and May would start humming “Oh! Susanna.”
However, there are also differences between the two, such as Lennie’s size and his mental abilities. To start, one of the main similarities between the movie and the novel is Lennie liking to touch soft things. In Weed, the town George and Lennie last worked, Lennie petted a girl’s dress and, as George says, “Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped,” which resulted in them fleeing town. George yells at Lennie for keeping a dead mouse in his pocket because he wants to touch it. Lennie also touches Curley’s wife’s hair and breaks her neck, which causes a party to attempt to kill him.
CR 5 Hatchet I consider that Hatchet does a better job of confess the story then A Cry In The Wild. I believe this because it gives more details. Like in the album, Terry was in his dream, but in the motion picture he was not in his dream. Also,it direction to dead giveaway in the book that he was going to make a fire, but in the film he just made the fire.
In the book Year of impossible goodbyes Sookan changes a lot at the beginning she is innocent and does not know what is going on, In the middle she is a bit less innocent and starts getting interested about what is going on, and at the end she is responsible and knows what is going on in the world. Sookan does not have much knowledge of the outer world and she can 't make her own decisions. "I once told Aunt Tiger about my pretty pink nails, hoping that she and I could venture off and plant a secret garden somewhere.(Choi 15)". This shows that she didn 't know much about how gruesome the war was. This also shows that she only wanted to do fun things and yes work.