The amount of effort you are willing to put into your work, contributes to the results you achieve. In the story, Horton sacrificed his time for Mayzie and the egg, despite being caught in terrible weather conditions, taunted by his friends for “trying to be a bird”, and nearly being shot by a group of hunters. At the end, because Horton remained faithful to his promise, the “elephant-bird” that hatched turned out to become his child, and not Mayzie’s, who gave birth to him. Seuss enforces the idea of dedication and effort by repeating “it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!” (Seuss 28), emphasizing that those who work harder should achieve better
Peter and Cole carve a perfect circle at the bottom of their totems. The circle represents anger at being a part of life and you cannot change it. There are tons of great parts in this book, but I can only name three. I like when Cole tried to help Peter showing that Cole had really changed and could contain his anger. Second part is when Coles asked the sparrows if there were okay after the storm knocked down the tree that their nest was in.
He never speaks of a god, but realizing that the shell has been there long before man, sheds light on his religious belief. He realizes how different the world would be without the creation of mankind, shows a sense of religion in his writing. Last, Stephens makes his transformation clear in the lines “In the hush of waters was the sound”, “And then I loosed my ear- O it was sweet.” This shows that Stephens realizes his thought of a perfect life, would be far worse than reality. Although in James Wrights’ poem “A Blessing” begins with a description of two Indian ponies in a pasture, grazing just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. This suggest that the car was pulled over off the road.
In some cases the animals are attributed to saints because of similarity of names, St. Gall became the protector of poultry as ‘Gallus’ in Latin means ‘Cock’. Animals are also discussed as symbols of ethics and morality. According to them the Bull is associated with St. Sylvester who revived a perished bull, St. Blandin and as brass bull in flames it appears with St. Eustace to name a few. In a research paper “The calf in bronze age Cretan art and society” Eleanor Loughlin (2002) concludes that there is a complex relationship
After the commotion of Gregor first day of becoming a bug he had awoke to the smell of food from which his sister made this shows that his sister Grete has accepted the fact that Gregor is not himself and he wont be able to work again if he doesn’t change back. While Gregor was still a bug he started to get the hang of his new bug like abilities like climbing up the wall this is similar to the supernatural talent of some heroes in the
The turtle also suffers an injury from a fire ant crawling into its shell. While the significance of the turtle can be argued, turtle can be seen as a symbolic metaphor for both the masses of farmers, as well as the Joads and their plight struggling to survive during the economic crash during the 30’s in the United States. Much like the Joads, the turtle in the road encounters both mercy and kindness at times and aggression at others, and works hard to stay alive. The turtle was described to be working so hard to get to where it wanted that it’s legs were “...straining like elephant legs...”(Steinbeck, 21). In addition, just like the
“What Happened During the Ice Storm” is at a superficial level a story about boys who, during an ice storm head outside to kill some pheasants for their supper, instead they feel sorry for the cold, frozen birds, and lend them their coats. However, by looking beneath the surface, we see Heynen conveying that the naivety of children needs to be removed in order to enable children to grow up which is a key element in pushing one 's moral boundaries. Heynen’s theme of overcoming naivety is portrayed though passing down traditions from father to son. During the storm the fathers went out “with clubs to harvest the pheasants that sat helplessly in the roadside ditches.” (1) The boys also went out in the “freezing rain” to also find some pheasants to ‘harvest’, but unlike the farmers they had brought no sacks or clubs nothing but themselves. When the other farmers clubbed the cold and helpless pheasants, the boys took a different approach at the situation at hand.
Easter opened up a crack in a universe winding down toward entropy and decay, sealing the promise that someday God will enlarge the miracle of Easter to cosmic scale. It is a good thing to remember that in the cosmic drama, we live out our days on Saturday, the in-between day with no name In the Lord’s prayer we pray: THY Kingdom COME . . . What is I.
reality. Truth vs. reality is a moral dilemma that every human must face. Whether to seek the truth and abandon the illusion that is reality or keep living the illusion and never know the harsh truth. In the novel, Gregor Samsa is shown to live in an illusion during the beginning of the novel. He hates his job and continues to live a life without any truth to it.
In the novel of the Call of the Wild, Buck tried to adapt to his new and difficult life. He was forced to help the men find gold; he experienced a big transformation in him. At the end, he transformed into a new and different dog. Buck went through physical, mental and environmental changes. In my essay, I talked about how Buck was like at the beginning, what he changed into, and how he was forced to adapt his new environment, and underwent these changes.
For instance, Samuel and Tony were fishing and Sam told him the story of the magical golden carp, “The river was full of dangers to the new fish. So he went to the other gods and told them he chose to be turned into a carp and swim in the river where he could take care of his people. The gods agreed... they made him very big and colored him the color of gold. And they made him the lord of all the waters of the valley” (Anaya 74). The pagan god chose to sacrifice himself for his followers, as Jesus died on the stake for his.