The first step of a coming of age story is the childhood stage. When Luis was young he and his gang would break into different houses. In the story “Catch the Moon” it says, “their thing was taking something to the limit on a dare or, better still, doing something dangerous, like breaking into a house…” This quote tells us that he is a kid that ill troublesome and can be a bad influence. He has yet to realize that there are more tasks he will have to complete, in order to be an adult.
“But most important, I suppose, my experiment has made me feel important-every atom in me, in everybody” (Zindel 109). In the book The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel, the significant symbols is the marigolds and the gamma rays. The marigolds represent Tillie, the main character, and how her mother affects her life. Her mother, Beatrice, also is important since the gamma rays in the play represent her. These symbols help reveal the characters personalities and the theme in the work.
“The moon rose over the bay. I had a lot of feelings.” - A poem by Donika Kelly
The most appropriate literary critical theory for John Steinbeck’s, The Chrysanthemums, is the psychological approach because Elisa’s conscious and unconscious imbalance, usage of defense mechanisms, and unsatisfiable lifestyle wholly possess the features of the psychoanalytical critical theory. To begin, Elisa’s id seldom overrides her conscience, which presents the depths of her motives. This is apparent when Elise, “... touched the under edge of her man's hat, searching for fugitive hairs...Kneeling there, her hand went out toward his legs in the greasy black trousers. Her hesitant fingers almost touched the cloth” (Steinbeck 5). Her acts of flirtation are extremely passive as her superego represses her sexual urges because she is
In the midst of all the turmoil and cynicism in the current media, one can find that there is some good beneath it all, like a flower that blossomed from a sea of concrete. Victor Villaseñor acknowledges the fact that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel when he reflected upon his keynote address, where he criticized on English teachers, bashed, smacked, and tortured, their students. Based on the novel, Burro Genius, by Victor Villaseñor, the story displays Villaseñor’s education and his struggles with abusive teachers. In an excerpt from his book, Villaseñor affects the reader emotionally through the use of stylistic devices and imagery to depict the intensity of afterthoughts of his keynote address. Villaseñor uses these rhetorical
Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment.
This is a critical analysis of the painting Henry Ford Hospital by Frida Kahlo. This artwork consists of oil paint on a tin canvas. It was painted in Detroit, Michigan after she had one of her many miscarriages. Today it can be found in the Collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Xochimilco, Mexico (Esaak). This analysis will describe the elements of design, principles of design, and the reason Kahlo created this artwork.
Well known author and journalist, George Orwell, in his essay, Shooting an Elephant, describes his experiences as a Policeman in Moulmein, Burma during European Imperialism. Orwell’s purpose is to convey the ideal that what is right and what is accepted don’t always align. He adopts a remorseful tone in order to convey to the reader the weight of his actions. By looking at George Orwell’s use of imagery and figurative language, one can see his strongly conflicting opinions on Imperialism.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme portrayed throughout the novel. It sets the impression of how all of the characters feel due to a society that has outlawed books. Guy Montag is a firefighter, whose job is to burn the books. Yet, he often steals them without the chief firefighter, or anyone else knowing. This is until the day he meets Clarisse, who looks at the world in a different way than anyone else. Then, shortly after, he has to burn down a house full of books and burn the woman inside also because she refuses to leave. This causes Montag to realize that books should not be burned and have great significance in the world. He then shows his wife the abundance of books that he has collected from his job, and his wife, Mildred, becomes concerned. This later causes her to make up lies to cover the fact that Montag is breaking the law of owning books. The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly illustrated on page ninety-five, due to the encounter of the
“In that instant I feel the thinness of his arms.” Rodriguez states this about his father and the current state that he is in. This is the first encounter and time Rodriguez and his father exchanged words that night. The reader can infer that his father is still upset about him being fluent in English. Rodriguez also notices the state his father is in and that he is getting old and that his mother looks very sad. Rodriguez’s attitude towards his family and himself can be described as caring, looking out for each other, and loving.
Mary Oliver’s The Black Walnut Tree displays a relationship between a family (the mother and daughter) and their tree. In the beginning of the poem towards the middle , both the mother and daughter are conflicted with the decision of tearing down the tree , and in return being able to pay off their mortgage. On the contrary , if the family decides to cut the tree they are afraid they may lose the strong family ties, and past generations that are connected to the tree. Ultimately the family of two has to make the decision to cut the tree or allow the tree to stay along with it’s symbolism. Mary Oliver utilizes figurative language devices such as imagery in reference to the appearance of the tree ; symbolism which corresponds to the symbolic
The theme is represented through the use of diction, setting and characters, foreshadowing and an ambiguous ending.
“Biff, after he has discovered his identity, is able to speak forcibly and in simple language which round like everyday speech, though it is of course, full of the devices of rhetoric. It is interesting moving speech, his emotion is dumb, and so is Willy’s response.
Pepon Osorio is a sculptor and installation artist of Puerto Rican descent that creates artwork which are testimonial to his life. Osorio’s parents discouraged him from pursuing a formal education in the arts because “being an artist is not going to do it.” As a result, Osorio majored in sociology and became a social worker in New York City in which he constantly connected with the community around him. Although being a social worker was not his true calling, what he did as an artist was not so different from his social work. “As a social worker, going and visiting homes, moving from here and there, realizing that the impact was very similar in many different ways. Obviously, the art has a much greater extent of interpretation, and I wasn’t
The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon 's rotation is tidally locked by the Earth 's gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face is variously sunlit depending on the position of the Moon in its orbit.