It is understandable that sending Ponyboy and Sodapop to a Boys Home might be beneficial. Everyday is a struggle for the brothers, and the world is, indeed, dangerous. But, on the other hand, Darry is perfectly capable of providing a
What Misses. Matlock saw as the main goal of life was embrace life the way it was and love it. Quite often people make whatever situation s/he is in worse by simply being upset about what is going on, but even though it is challenging, having an accepting attitude like Lucinda can be very beneficial in trying to make a bad situation better. At the age of ninety-six Lucinda had succeeded what she saw as life's goal and passed on leaving behind a very important message on her epigraphy. Davis’ opinion of what the goal of life is to die.
Everyone must know that fear has its negative effects, but it also has its positive effects on humans. Fear can help you to be more aware and prevents harm to you and others around you since you are more cautious. However, on the other side of the spectrum, fear can bring obsession such as losing control of yourself to focus on certain people or objects, and can bring poignancy to your life. Both aspects of fear are shown in Edgar Allan Poe’s renown stories, ¨The Tell-Tale Heart,¨ ¨The Pit and the Pendulum,¨ and ¨The Masque of Red Death,¨ where all the main characters are introduced to fear, but all approach it differently.
However it can be argued that the use of the anecdote at the beginning also may pose a contradiction to his stance as it may sway readers to believe that he is in agreement to the banning of the dance, which is not the
Weitzman states in her journal that there are differences between men and women in children’s books which reflect these traditional values of the 20th century. Women, typically mothers are often depicted as “nagging” while men, often the fathers are the ones who take their children to the “circus, park and zoo” (Weitzman, 1143). Very little holds true in Spy Kids, where Ingrid, the mother and Gregorio, the father display very little of these traits. The most “nagging” Ingrid gets is when she tells her children to go to brush their teeth and get ready for bed in the beginning of the story.
Stories about children have always captivated humans young and old. From poems and short books written for children about children to autobiographies written about childhood for adults, youth has always been a fascinating topic. Perhaps this is because childhood brings a unique innocence and magic to any story. Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Leo Tolstoy’s Childhood both detail scenes from the protagonist’s childhood.
Resilience, it’s the ability to return to it’s original state even after being pulled, stretched, pressed, or bent. If you’re resilient it means you’re adaptable and tend to “bounce back” after certain horrific situations. In books like Macbeth and Lord of the Flies, they showcase the ideas of how they see resilience in their own perspectives. We might as well have even experienced something in our lives that should be classified as traumatic but because we’re strong, we handled the situation well and continue to live past it.
Also how words cannot only be used as encouragement but can be a weapon. My favorite quote that supports this theme very well is “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right” (Zusak 528). This just says that it’s your choice on how to use words, either to use it for good or for evil. 2. In the beginning of the story, Zusak describes Liesel as shy, traumatized, grieving, and illiterate.
This tremendously helps forms the bond between Wright and the audience because they now know exactly what he is thinking, so he cannot hide anything from them. They know that he was “frightened” by Mencken’s style, but yet “amazed” at the same time. Or how because of what he was reading, he “created a vast sense of distance between [him] and the world in which [he] lived.” The ability to progressively see Wright’s train of thought go from excitement to torture turns the reader to his main point of the passage, to believe that ignorance is bliss. Wright begs the question to his readers, do you really want to know something, even if it will ruined your thinking about that subject.
In his story “Everything Will be Okay”, James is in need of someone to love him back, wants to become accepted, and believes that the only way that he will become accepted by his parents is to be like his brothers, however, he doesn’t realize that he is his own person. Firstly,James proves to be someone who just wants something to love him back,even early in the story.
Eudora Welty describes “The Worn Path” as being not so much on the life or death of the grandchild but more so on the journey itself. While the poem “Traveling Through the Dark” is a journey of thought that is more so on the journey to reach a decision than the decision itself. Therefore the process of the journey is more important than the outcome, due to the lessons it has to teach the reader and the development of the character. Both are faced with obstacles to overcome, that affect or influence them along their path, helping to find their identities.
In the essay “The Things with Feathers That Perches in the Soul “, Anthony Doerr asks “What lasts? Is there anything you’ve made in your life that will still be here 150 years from now? Is there anything on your shelves that will be tagged and numbered and kept in a warehouse like this?” (Doerr 97). The idea the author is trying to imply there are things in this world that will fade.
Penn Cage was once a prosecuting attorney in Texas. Sarah, his wife, died seven months ago; leaving Penn to raise their four year old daughter by himself. He also used to be the mayor his hometown Natchez, Mississippi and is an author. The “Penn Cage” novels by Greg Iles are investigative crime fiction. There are also some short stories that make up the series.
Evaluating artwork, I am discovering, is an art in itself. Properly applied appraisal includes objective as well as subjective criteria. Francis Schaeffer (1973) offers Four Standards of Judgement, “(1) technical excellence, (2) validity, (3) intellectual content, the world view which comes through and (4) the integration of content and vehicle” (p. 62). Additionally, great art may evoke intuitive and emotional responses. By all measures, the writings of C. S. Lewis are masterpieces of literature.
The amazing adventures of “The Hitchhiker” You won't believe what happens in Lucille Fletcher’s “The Hitchhiker,” Ronald Adams is running away from his problems but he keeps making them worse by chasing after them. This means that the more he runs away the angrier this man gets. Another theme that I found was that death is coming to claim what is rightfully his. This means that this mysterious man is trying to take something thing back that was once his.