On page 155 of Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Glass Castle, Walls describes how after the family settles down in Welch, she and her brother Brian decide to make the best of the situation they are in. Ninety-three Little Hobart Street is a “dinky thing perched high up off the road on a hillside...painted white a long time ago, but...turned a dismal gray” (Walls 150). Jeanette and Brian scavenge a shovel and a pickaxe. Then, the two build the foundation for the the Glass Castle of their dreams behind the dingy home. After a month, their father orders the children to fill the foundation with garbage.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
The paragraph in Sanders’ essay that explains the story behind the handle of his hammer and how he had broken it several times uses an anecdotal story to convey Sanders’ attitude towards his father 's death. The speaker broke his hammer’s handle once by attempting to “pull sixteen-penny nails out of floor joists”; an idea even the speaker admitted was foolish. His father’s response of “You ever hear of a crowbar?” captures the relationship Sanders had with his father. His father was sarcastic at his son’s humorous and avoidable failure, indicating a close relationship between the two. This revelation of the closeness he had with his father conveys the feelings of sadness the speaker would have immediately after his death.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Park 41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived with the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school, he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero. Darry is a hero because after his parents died, he had to take care of his siblings Ponyboy and Sodapop. The text states on page two it states “ Darry’s hard and firm and rarely grins at all. But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” This shows that he had to take care of his siblings when his parents had died. Darry is also a hero when he took care of Ponyboy when he was sick.
I chose the word “loyal” to best describe the character Telemachus because if his bravery and loyalty to his father.In the book Odyssey written by Homer,Telemachus waits for his father for twenty years and when he return he stood by his father side in battle against the people that tried to marry his mother.This shows where his loyalty had lied. Telemachus is loyal for his courage to stand in for his father while he was away and him helping him during a battle. “Amphinomus now came running at Odysseus broadsword naked in his hand the thought to make the great soldier give way at the door. But with a spear throw from behind Telemachus hits him between the shoulder” This quote shows that Telemachus was still loyal to his father even after
This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship. The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers
Finally, he thought it would it would help his brothers condition. Why Doodle 's brother is responsible for his death. The story " The Scarlet Ibis " by James Hurst starts with a young boy becoming a big brother. When his younger brother became old enough to walk but it turned out the he couldn 't walk so, he teaches him how to walk and in the end it becomes one of the reasons he dies. So, who is responsible for his death his older brother is is responsible for the death of Doodle his younger brother.
The reader will proceed to imagine such a scenario and thus, this will stimulate the feeling of guilt and sorrow, which will convince them not to drink and drive. “simple solution” is also another technique that can be used that is effective as it makes people understand that life will be easier and better without drinking and driving. Drinking and driving a cause a lot of complications such as the guilt, the loss of a loved one, anger and sorrow. “simple solution” provides the reader will an easy solution by using their emotions to capture their understanding of the situation. The reader will come to understand that not drinking and driving is the best thing to do to avoid unnecessary complications.
In The First Seven Years, the author, Bernard Malamud, tells the story of a poor shoemaker, Feld, who makes his life goal for his daughter to get the education he was unable to. Malamud also tells the story of Feld’s assistant, Sobel, who works for seven years gaining little income as Feld’s apprentice just so he can be with the woman he loves. This unconditional love is shown as well in A Worn Path, which tells the story of old and worn-out Phoenix Jackson, who makes a long, dangerous trek through the natchez trace every day just to get medicine for her grandson who is all she has in her life. The strong, unconditional acts of love carried out by Feld, Sobel and Phoenix, shows the strong connection between love and the nature of mankind. Eudora
A lot can change in twenty-five years. People make new friends, reach new milestones, move to different towns, and take on new challenges. In the book Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were best friends twenty-five years ago, until a frightful moment changed their lives, sending each of them on their own individual path of life. The three men have avoided each other since the incident, but when Jimmy’s daughter goes missing, they realize that in order to help her, they must patch up the gaps from their childhood. In this journal, I will be giving three examples of symbolic objects/parts mentioned throughout the book.
On page 79 it states, “ Then the Fuhrer handed Dieter the medal.” Another symbol was Spencer’s heart. Spencer’s heart was the thing that made him join the army but also made him lose his life because he felt like he had to save the boy on the hill ( Dieter ). On page 22 it states, “ I think that you want to prove something to LuAnn Crow-ther.” In Solider Boys, two significant characters are Dieter and Spencer. First, Dieter is a 10 year old boy who is a member of the German “ Young People”. Dieter knows all about the last war and wants to fight and bring pride to his family.
Soldier Boys is a novel about two young boys, Spencer and Dieter, who have gone off to fight in World War II. Both boys decide to enlist to prove a point; Spencer joins to show his family that he is no longer a silly teenage boy with a crush and Dieter to prove how great of a German boy and soldier he is to the Fuhrer and Germans all over the world. They soon learn that the war is not about them, but instead the people they have chosen to protect and the beliefs they must stick by. The author, gives great insight to both sides of the same war and the emotions involved, because he writes about why people on either side join, how other soldiers and their actions influence what type of soldier a person becomes, and how the outcome of a single
He made two unsuccessful attempts and suddenly sees a congregation of his old animal friends. With their encouragement he pulls out the sword with ease. When Wart returns to Kay he hands him the special sword and Kay realizes that it 's the one from the stone that will determine the future king of England. Kay then calls over Sir Ector and tells him that he is holding the sword from the stone. Sir Ector takes Kay and Wart back to the church and asks Kay if he had pulled it out from the stone.
The second time my mother recovered from surgery, while we awaited the results, she told me an old Chinese proverb that roughly translates to, “You can only enter halfway into the dark forest before you begin to come out the other side.” How did you tell a woman that strong, that determined, that _____, that you weren’t like her? When I blew out candles each year, I kept a silent wish to be as industrious and brilliant as my parents. With the smoke of my dreams trailing off the end of an extinguished candle, the train of my life chugged on. In the fall of my eighth grade year, I was sworn in to NJHS, an event with as much gusto and bravado as can be expected of a middle school celebration. For the first time, I faced a new frontier.