Kate Chopin created a very complex character named Edna Pontellier in her novel The Awakening. Mrs. Pontellier is peculiar because her thoughts are consistently drury and she is insatiable. Chopin uses many different strategies to develop Mrs. Pontellier’s character such as imagery but the most prominent strategy is symbolism. Symbols featured in the story include birds, two lovers, a widow, and water. Whenever water appears in a story or novel it can often represent baptism, rebirth, and/or death.
In "The Race" by Sharon Olds, the author depicts the emotions of a daughter. Olds conveys the fast paced movement by applying imagery and metaphors. The author shifts from instinct to accepting the situation. Olds depicts the struggles the daughter faces because she has no sense of direction when she says, "...a fish slipping upstream deftly against the flow of the river." By incorporating the metaphor, Olds conveys the struggles of trying to reach a destination.
When we were trying to cross the river the current picked up and I fell a couple of times because it started raining, and I could feel the rocks when I hit the ground and I could taste the fishy water. But there was no lightening so we kept swimming in the river for a long time. While we swimming down stream Will saw a bridge and he wanted to go there. Right when we saw the bridge it thundered it was so loud that I could hear it like it was right in my ear.
What does Walking on Water suggest about the interplay between fear and foresight when individuals make life altering decisions? Fear and foresight are both thoughts that can be detrimental to an individual if balance is not achieved; living too much in fear causes doubt, causes anxiety and can overwhelm individuals. Looking into foresight to often can also be detrimental, if you are always dreaming, planning about the future, how are you going to get anything done? Stuck too far ahead without challenging the things that need to be done now can leave individuals severely underprepared when facing challenges or decisions. In the short story “Walking on Water” by Janette Turner Hospital the author explores the problems that arise when an imbalance is created; through James, the author allows an insight for how one may achieve this balance and how it can affect your life.
She was only able to expose herself to the knowledge delivered within her surroundings, because there was a lack of control and power over her life. Despite her potentials, her disability was the main component that determined the extent of goals she could actually achieve in reality. Invariably, she had to avoid and prevent any growth of relationships, and life experience with her weak heart tolling on the chances of her ability to take any custody and allow the presence of someone else in the picture. The description of Hulga’s situation is deplorable, as it is understood that her condition affects her capacity to take care of herself and others, “She had a weak heart. Joy had made it plain that if it had not been for this condition, she would be far from these red hills and good country people.
Can the fear of the unknown hold us back from excelling in life? In The Storm by MckNight Malmar, the story focuses on how fear seems to rule a young woman’s life; leading her away from happiness. From the beginning of the story, Janet experiences an almost inane outlook on the world- she’s terrified of the smallest things. This child-like manner corresponds with how she views herself, “She did not really see the pale face with its blunt nose, the slender, almost childish figure in it’s grown-up black dress, or the big brown eyes that looked back at her...
Gail Godwin’s protagonist in “A Sorrowful Woman“ is a classic example of a short fiction protagonist based on Edgar Allen Poe’s quantifications. One of these quantifications includes being set apart from the social norms of their society because of some physical, emotional, or mental attribute/disability. Another quantification is often that the protagonist is very much an anti-hero. In the story “A Sorrowful Woman,“ the unnamed wife embodies the traits of an outsider because she does not like taking care of her household. Also, she is an anti-hero because she locks herself up in the white room.
This normally would be a very fun activity, but Jeannette does not know how to swim or even float. Naturally, Rex throws her into the deep pool and keeps pushing her back and under the water, making her fear for her safety (Walls 66). This action shows that Rex Walls put no thought into his daughter's safety. This behavior is considered dangerous because his daughter was not properly prepared or trained to be put in such a deep pool without help from her parents. Rex was used to this type of behavior from his alcoholic mind so he did not think much of it, even though he was endangering his daughter.
This poem dramatizes the struggles and fear that a hostage faced when in captivity. The poem titled “Captivity” by Louise Erdrich, is about a woman reflecting on her times when she was held captive and the anxiety that she felt. While she eventually is rescued, the speaker notes that her time spent as a hostage took a toll on her life as she no longer finds purpose and does not know what to do with her life. The poem is about how fear and terror changed the mindset of this captive.
Teens shouldn’t be tried as adults due to the mental and emotional harm that can be caused. This harm will negatively affect their lives post-jail as memories of the imprisonment will still be retained and will change how one perceives the world. After finishing serving time, the teenager will likely act as a different person due to the harsh environment of jail. This can include negativity and hostility caused by what could happen to and around the teen’s still-developing and changing mind. These harmful traits may make the lives of the affected due to the possible lack of socialization.
Edna saw the only way out of her mundane life was to dramatically end it. She acted on own whims selfishly as well as ending her life selfishly with no thoughts or concerns of the affect it would have on her own family. While Calixta enjoyed her adulterous
You stay calm; you can deal with it. Systematically work the problem her training told her, leave all emotions out. Giselle is by herself in the depths looking for the gear, she finally spots it, and it is at the canyon, trying to stay calm - she makes her way to the canyon where the hose is holding the gear that is dangling over the cliff. She struggles to get the gear untangled from the kelp being right up at the 'top ' edge of the canyon. The canyon is a profound and dark abyss.
Kate refused so Ashley went out on the pond. She fell through and got sucked up under the ice and drowned. Kate was very uneasy about her friend dying and was getting haunted by her. Kate left Westbrooke and returned a few years later to tutor Patrick Ashley’s brother. Patrick is now starting to get haunted by his sister, so I’m going to predict why she is haunting her little brother, question why Ashley was always daring Kate to do
Fear can control a person’s opinion of another’s whole race. Most people don’t truly understand what they are fearing. These fears originate from a fear that is instilled whilst young; either by an authoritative figure such as a parent or a teacher, or from a personal experience which distorts your perception of all versions of the thing you are fearful of, to become fearsome. For instance, if you had a single fearsome experience with a spider whilst an adolescent, from then on all spiders will be grouped together to recall the negative memory of your experience with that spider. This is seen in ‘Jasper Jones’ with Jasper Jones himself.