As seen in the example of Kayla Montgomery, by believing in herself she has become one of the top runners in her school. She believes that she can run hard and fast, and she will not give up that dream. Westley from “The Princess Bride(1987)” is trying to free his true love, Buttercup, from the hands of Prince Humperdinck. However, Humperdinck gets to Westley first and kills him. After being revived by Fezzik and Inigo, Westley somehow manages to get to Buttercup.
Finally, Mortola’s hunger for what she feels is justice is stronger than ever. From a quarrel between a father and his daughter, to two feuding kingdoms, and a quest for vengeance, Inkspell is full of struggles of great importance. One of the important conflicts in the book is Meggie and Mo not seeing eye to eye. Mo often has fights with Meggie because he feels she is too obsessed with the notebooks about the Inkworld. Mo expresses his frustration in saying, “Perhaps I ought to turn into a glass man or turn my skin blue, since my wife and daughter obviously think more of fairies and glass men than of me.” Mo is angry because Meggie is obsessed with a world other than the one they live in; No less, it is a world that has caused much pain in their family, making it hurt a that much more.
The use of archetypical characters and situations provides readers realism to identify the characters and situations in the real and social world. In Linda Seger’s essay, “Creating the Myth,” Seger reveals that most successful films are based on universal stories. Her essay states the ten steps of hero stories to describe common characteristics of most succeeded heroic stories in the society. To learn more about archetypes, I analyzed characters of an animation, The Little Mermaid. In this animation, diverse characters appear to form an interesting story for children.
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is an unusual historical fiction novel set in World War II Germany. With Death as the narrator, it tells the story of a young, illiterate, orphan girl- Liesel Meminger and explores her experiences with literature, thievery and death. The story presents the idea that words are the most powerful way we communicate with each other. One main theme the novel advocates is that words, both their presence and absence hold immense power. To begin with, Zusak shows that words are capable of inflicting great harm.
Pearl instinctively reaches for the scarlet letter and ends up making one on her own. The scarlet letter was the first thing Pearl seemed aware of in her life and brings it up in many scenes throughout the story. Pearl consistently reminds Hester of what she has done, an
The literary world is constructed of many facets and dimensions, spanning from occurrences in the real world to the deepest recesses of the human mind and imagination. Though nothing is written without a purpose and that can be seen in all genres of literature, especially fairy tales. The idea behind fairy tales is to teach lessons to young children in a way that they can comprehend and learn from and the story of Cinderella is no different. Through symbolism in not only the text itself but illustrations capturing moments in the tale, writers all reference a specific lesson. The purpose of Cinderella is to give hope or suggest possibilities of a better life.
it is very common and adds excitement to the story. The conflict of “Ashes” is character vs self. This is because Ashleigh is fighting against herself to do what is morally right or to help her father by stealing for him. When Ashleigh “lifted its lid and stared at her emergency money“ she had to make a decision on whether to make take the money or leave it this and the final outcome is unknown(Pfeffer 4). This moment in the story was crucial in the plot because it starts the climax and when both sides of Ashleigh are fighting the hardest against the other.
These relations were the biggest changes in the story but they did have plenty more. First comes Abigail and Proctor’s relations. Their relationship changes throughout the story slowly because of Abigail’s crazy obsession with Proctor. Abigail’s perception towards Proctor shows that she thinks he is perfect and she tried everything she can to have him. “Abigail, grasping his hand before he can release her: John- I am waiting’ for you every night.” (Miller 22) Abigail shows she cannot resist having contact with Proctor any sort of way.
The three women had created a powerful cause in the meaning of Odysseus' every step. Together they shaped his entire journey. Though the women didn't seem like they played a big part in the story, if you look deeper and analyze the causes, you will see that the women make most major reasons for situations to evoke. Helen started the war, causing Odysseus to leave his home. Odysseus' love for Penelope was too deep, that he had to come back to her, even if that meant risking his life through dangerous monsters.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are two books in which the duo of Death and War have an omnipresent influence. War being the powerful wife with all the power and Death being the quiet husband who would not dare to defy his wife. The Book Thief and Fahrenheit 451 are two of their many children. And their parent's influence is ever-present throughout them. Hence wherever there is war, there is death, and apparent factor in both Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief; however, the reactions from each protagonist toward these topics drastically change the outcomes of both novels.