A theme that is profoundly emphasized in Salt To The Sea is that in order to face the emotional and physical hardships life opposes you with, you need perseverance. Throughout the course of the novel, Sepetys forces Emilia to withstand many physical hardships that push her to her breaking points, but through perseverance, Emilia is able to get through these obstacles. Emilia’s first challenge is presented to her very early on in the book, showing the reader how brutal of a time war is. In this part of the book, Emilia knows she is injured but denies help and persists through the pain.
Cecilia neglects the fact that she suffers from this, but throughout the book, it’s very obvious that she suffers from some minor effects of OCD. “Normally I can’t leave the house unless everything is perfect. I know I’m ridiculous.” Page 203. This quote is significant because it shows how much she suffers from OCD and the fact that she laughs it off by saying she’s ridiculous, seems as if she’s denying the fact that she suffers from any disorder.
It was slightly confusing at times, and the plot would be somewhat boring at times. Most of the characters were developed well, but some characters were confusing and seemed all over the place. The conflict, however, was very true to life, as elephant poachers do exist, and it’s apparent that the author did her research. The ending was quite bittersweet, as Date Bed had died by the time the family found her, and makes the reader unsure whether the elephants did end up making it to the Safe Place after all. There is also a lot of in-depth analysis required to fully understand the book, else the reader may get quite lost in the plot.
After carefully analyzing the tale "Catskin" I found that the story is more complex than I could have predicted at first. Although the intended moral looks straightforward and supported by the narration, I found examples of how Catskin behaves differently from the blameless heroine that one would expect from a fairy tale 's princess: she is the perpetrator of a fraud, she behaves like a predator only waiting for the right occasion to strike and, finally, she craves to have her social prominence recognized. The moral of the story, which initially seemed to be about intrinsic virtues eventually granting a happily ever-after, fails when the overall conduct of Catskin is considered. However, the most controversial part of "Catskin" seems to be that the story actually presents a moral. The importance of the three beautiful gowns in the recognition of the protagonist 's beauty and the eventual father-daughter reunion after such a long time since Catskin 's son was born, prove how important facades are in the tail.
If humans carelessly continue to find love with people that they barely know, it could actually end up in a terrible relationship. Kristen Roupenian, author of the short story “Cat Person” shows this statement to prove itself true using various literary elements. The story she published in the New Yorker, shows the relationship that exists between a twenty-year-old woman named Margot and a thirty-four-years-old man known as Robert. A relationship always needs to contain a lot of trust and some communication between each other. She proves it by showing the character’s thoughts, by telling the story using the third person limited ()and also by making it appealing to our senses.
How can challenges change people throughout their lives? Challenges shape people in many different ways, whether it be for good or bad. The effects of these challenges make people who we are, and shapes the characters found in stories and novels. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor showcases change in characters through Alyss Heart, a young princess in Wonderland. Beddor uses these conflicts to convey how Alyss changes as a character throughout the novel.
John’s wife expressed how much she hated and could not stand the room, but John did not hear of it. She eventually started to study and observe the wall, and this led to her obsession with the wallpaper. She found freedom in the wallpaper from John and started to enjoy herself finally. The more she studied the wallpaper the further her mental state went. During the day she slept well, but at night she crawled everywhere and started noticing figures and a person trapped in the wallpaper.
Was the power of good and evil the same?” (55) This quote is a thought in Antonio’s head after thinking how a blessing given to him by Ultima felt the same way as a whirlwind that knocked him over in the past. This thought in Antonio’s head implies that he notices a large similarity between what he believes to be evil magic and Ultima’s good magic.
Mathilde and the princess from "The Lady or the Tiger" are two characters who have similarities and differences. They are both strong women who have to face difficult situations as the story develops and suffer with it. However, they face different situations and have many differences when it comes to the type of life they live. The two ladies are very connected in some ways, but also very divergent in others. The relation between Mathilde and the princess is complex, including many differences and similarities in factors such as type of life, love and struggles.
In both cases there is the impression of losing or lacking something and sadness of failure. It can be assumed that the loss of happiness is the most important issue in those two short stories. The third one, however, is mostly concentrated with pain. “Up in Michigan” is about sexual abuse, therefore it makes a subtle connection with “Hills Like White Elephants”, because both concern physical aspects of a relationship and its consequences. Both these stories also share the motif of ambivalence.
Most people expect others to crumble under the weight of a situation that seems impossible to get out of. Yet, Angel did not allow the abuse and molesting Jordan did to her bring her down. Angel found an escape, dance. The book it states,"In the six years since the arrest and conviction of Jordan Sparks, music had helped Angel to heal and grow. "
Refugees experience many hardships throughout their journeys. The struggle to survive, escape and adjust are only some of the things they have to endure while escaping. In the novel, Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, she expressed the difficulties that refugees experience while fleeing and finding a home. So far through Ha’s life, she had experienced difficulties in every place she had been to. Back in her home country, she encountered many challenges while she tried to escape and that continued in Alabama when she tried to adjust.
Critical thinking is a high level of cognitive skills that helps us communicate and understand things effectively. In the You Tube video "Stossel Testing Therapeutic Touch," I found it was really interesting how the participants were given a placebo and yet most of them felt all these beneficial sleep changes. The power of the mind is amazing because if you believe it will work most likely you will feel that it did. My mother has all these crazy beliefs and I recall when I was bout 8 years old a bee stung me on my hand. I was crying and my mom told me if I wanted to get rid of the pain I had to get a pregnant woman to rub sugar on the wound.
They 're called Thestrals; only people who 've seen death can see them." It wasn 't just the two muggles on the carriage who had thought this was strange, as there was another girl who looked to be about the same age with flaming red hair which fell around her shoulders. She leaned over to Krista and whispered, "Don 't mind Luna; she 's a bit strange. That girls always talking nonsense." Krista nodded in response, it was reassuring that not all of the witches and wizards they were going to be spending the year with were completely off
In the historical fiction novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, the central character Billie Jo faces many adversities that could have crushed her hopes, dreams and spirit. The author Karen Hesse, states, “the way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money, or drought, or dust. .Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.” This quote means that the way the author sees it, the hard times in Billie Jo’s life aren’t always on the surface, as she faced losing her sense of self, her optimism, and her goals she wished to achieve. Billie Jo is confronted with the challenges of her strained relationship with her father, as well as guilt over her mother’s death, yet she is able to hold onto her spirit, hopes,