He called both of them over to him but they were not sure what to do. “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill” (Lee 267). When they began to talk they found out that what he was drinking was coke and not alcohol, like people assumed he was and that he was a really nice man who just didn’t want to deal wiht the world around him. Scout’s neighbor Boo Radley had never gone outside before and shown his face. This made the town talk and they made up stories about why he never came out.
One could easily come to understand that he has worked hard his whole life, and despite his appearance, his pale, blue-grey eyes reveal life and love for his wife and children. Every Saturday he takes his family out to town, where he waits on the corner with the other town’s men like his fathers and grandfathers did. Mrs. York reflects her husband’s appearance with her own chaste look. She keeps her head down and shows very little signs of liberation or poise. Her dresses are weathered as well, and she owns one coat for the winter.
Similarly, when Doc was faced with the dilemma of another party being thrown in his honor by the whole town because of everything that he’s down for the community, he acknowledges that he’ll have to accommodate for it, thataway it will go off without a hitch (Steinbeck 160). In both cases, Doc uses reason in each situation to come up with the best solution for what he is expected to face when Mack and the boys are involved as well as other members of the community because usually he’s the one that always gives to the community without asking for anything in return. His willingness to solve his town’s problems when they are bestowed upon him are what makes the community of Cannery Row consider him to be
Donald Hall's "Without" explains to the reader's the painful process that he had to go through losing his wife to leukemia. From the way Hall spoke about his wife in the book she seemed like she was very charming and someone that meant the world to him. They both had many things in common but one of the things that they both admired was writing poetry. In the poem "A Beard for a Blue Pantry", is where it simply said that his wife wrote poetry about the beard Hall grew. This book is written in past tense and he speaks of the memories he and Jane had together growing up.
Ebenezer has traveled to his past and is visiting his old self as a boy. Ebenezer´s sister, Fan, has just come to visit Ebenezer to tell him that soon they may be able to bring him back to their home. "Home, for good and all. Home, for ever and ever. Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home's like Heaven!
Most people find friends who can provide for them something that they do not receive from their families. In Chaim Potok’s novel The Chosen, Danny Saunders became friends with Reuven Malter so he could talk to someone. Danny’s home life was composed of silence. His father only spoke to him in worship services and through Talmud study. David Malter explained to Reuven, “[t]here is literally no one in the world [Danny] can talk to… he has… sensed in you someone he can talk to without fear” (106).
Anne Bradstreet states that “when she came into this country she found a new world and new manners, at which her heart rose in resistance” ( Baym, 2013, Pg. 110). Which is meaning that she has never felt so free and felt like she belonged. She believed that god has sent her through her path. Bradstreet wrote poetry to please her father when she was a young child.
Dr. Cheryl Steele--A "Goddess" of Teaching In previous articles, I’ve written about the importance of connecting with teenagers long after they have been ‘officially’ yours. Perhaps they were in your charge when they were in middle school or junior high, and now, they are in senior high, they have graduated high school, or maybe have gone on to graduate college, get married and have children of their own. Regardless of any of those landmarks (as significant as they may be), still recognizing your kids from when they were early teenagers can be extremely empowering to them. I was blessed enough to have a PERFECT example of such an adult who was one of my mentors in my early adolescence. She kept in touch with how I was doing after graduation
He was talking about how if we wanted to go up to the casket to say goodbye we could even though it might be hard, he also told us that it was okay to cry. We left the house to head to the funeral home. There was a few hours before the funeral just for the family to be together and say their goodbyes. When we got there I felt like it was just a dream and that she was still alive. We got out of the car and met up with everyone so that we could walk in together.
“Making a fist" by Naomi Shihab Nye and "Lucinda Matlock" by Edgar Lee Masters are both about overcoming major obstacles in life to then go on and enjoy life. The two poems are similar in tone, theme, and irony. Both poems have a tone that could be described as reminiscent or nostalgic. In "Lucinda Matlock" the speaker is looking back on her life how she was happy and how she was "married and lived together [with her husband] for seventy years, enjoying working and raising twelve children." Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand."