Communion with others, allowing them to help in the grieving process, is easily reached through the sharing of a meal. In the story, "A Small, Good Thing", food is a recurring topic greatly affecting the couple and their relationship. Throughout the story the couple struggles to eat, often forgetting or becoming too overwhelmed by grief. Scotty, staying in the hospital unconscious, causes his parents to worry and fear leaving his bed. The mention of food is quickly turned away several times throughout their hospital stay with the affirmation that they do not need food.
Every night she orders a bowl of soup and while breaking saltines, “she drags it out as long as possible, breaking the crackers into smaller and smaller pieces,[...]” (Ascher 3). After she is done with her soup, the narrator comments on how empty the rest of her night will be. One interesting thing about this woman isn’t only that she came to the cafe alone, but she has nothing in her purse, like pictures of her family or anything personal. The author says everything in her life is normal. She gets a boring Christmas letter annually, and her retirement party was like any other.
I got up and quickly grabbed Garrett by the arm as we hurried to the nearest door that led to the assembly room where our sleeping bags were. With a loud, “bang!” we opened the door so fast that it almost fell off its hinges and ran all the way down the steps that led towards the room. All of the kids and counselors were huddled in a circle deciding how they were going to go find us. They all turned around and dropped sighs of relief when they saw us. The female counselors came over to hug us, while the male counselors quickly grabbed bandages for my scraped knee.
One other man is sitting all alone with his head down with a cup of coffee. Now, there are a couple of speculations and hidden messages on what the painting represents. The painting setting is at night. Maybe, the three people are having a long and bad day and just want to grab a quick bite to eat. Or they just go to the diner at 3 AM because maybe they just felt like doing so.
“All people, as the chief and leader of this great planet, Earth, I have decided that for the better of everyone… ” Chief Kip’s voice boomed, but Cleo, now settled on the sofa with Marci, rolled his eyes and kissed her on the cheek, only partially listening to the announcement. “... calling this The Great Divide.” Marci’s curiosity sparked and she motioned for Cleo to listen closer. “I am sending out units of handlers starting tomorrow, and by five-ninths of this MC we will be completely divided from Mars.” Cleo shot a worried glance at Marci and continued to watch and listen to Chief Kip. “Therefore
Near the end of Cannery Row, John Steinbeck includes a story about a gopher. Even though it seems random, this story is actually a parable about Doc and his realization that he will always feel alone despite being surrounded by the denizens of Cannery Row. The similarities between the gopher and Doc are apparent after viewing the quotes from the poem Black Marigolds in the surrounding chapters, quotes from other characters, and the descriptions of the rats and rattlesnakes at the end of the book. Both the gopher and Doc are dissatisfied despite having perfect lives. The gopher had it all.
Grandpa doesn’t think that Pancho would like a collar around his neck, but he let Marisol put it on him, and he enjoyed it. Later that night when going to bed, they notice Pancho asleep under their Mango tree in their front yard. Grandpa and Marisol can tell that Pancho is growing to like being with them as if they were a family. The next afternoon, after dinner Grandpa notices that Marisol is unhappy when she notices that there are no leftovers. They go to the grocery store to buy food and feed Pancho, and notice that Pancho isn’t there.
She had hoped her manager would let her off early, but it was looking like she would be staying late. She glanced around the empty dining room lazily. The rain pelted the large Plexiglas windows making a constant buzzing that drilled into Laci’s skull. A few yards down the steps leading up to the diner she could vaguely make out Seward
Candy illustrates the devastating effects of loneliness in a multiple of ways. For example, Candy being the old man he remains, he cannot take part in the activities or chores the rest of the ranchmen accomplish. Throughout the day while the ranchmen carry out their chores, Candy will stay in the bunkhouse and achieve nothing; this leads to Candy being lonely due to him being the only one in the bunkhouse during the day.
“The woman stayed where she was, listening to them speaking among themselves, their voices thick and sloppy because their mouths were full of meat”(Dahl 10). The officers ate the weapon that they were searching for all day. They searched and searched and found the weapon without realizing it. The irony of the officers eating the weapon showed that the answer was there the whole time but the officers failed to notice. "Personally, I think it's right here on the premises.