The author's literary techniques used in "The Rattler" portray a feeling of sadness and regret. A human has come across a snake, in the snake’s natural habitat. For the sake of human safety the snake must die. The reader becomes sympathetic for the man and his choice to save himself and others. The man also shows a sense of humility when he chooses to leave the rattlers on the snake. He could have chosen to keep these as proof of his heroic actions, however he chose to spare the snake’s own self-respect as if he had lived, ” I did not cut the rattles off for a trophy; I let him drop into the close green guardianship of the paper-bag bush.”
The main character in the book “Green Angel” written by Alice Hoffman, is Green/Ash. Green is a fifteen year old girl that suffers the loss of her family at the beginning of the book. Because of that she changes physically, emotionally, and psychologically. At one point of the story she changes so much that she feels that she has to change her name entirely.
I do agree with the U.S. Federal government’s management plan for wild horses. Based on the reading, the U.S. Federal government had the best interest of wild horses in mind when declaring this act. The act protects horses from humans by making wild horses components of the public land they occupy. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act prevents humans from slaughtering wild horses. The act also considers the natural behaviors of horses and how these behaviors will affect the longevity of the wild horse population. It considers horse’s tendency to overgraze which would deplete the land, leading to starvation. Other animals overpopulate areas and are hunted to reduce their population and maintain the land they inhibit, but the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act recognizes the importance of horses on American life and mandates a beneficial response to this problem. The excess horses are eventually adopted, providing safety for horses and enjoyment for humans.
The text creator suggests that one 's obligations can restrain the pursue of one 's dreams. In Alistair McLeod 's “ The Boat,” McLeod shows the fathers struggle to fulfill his dreams of attending university because of his selfless inclinations. This portrays the father 's boat, which symbolizes the imprisonment he feels because of his duty as a provider. Whenever the father would come home from work, he would put all of his “earnings” on the kitchen table, a demonstration of his constant sacrifices. His job as a fisherman is a necessity for his family as it is their main source of income. Through this, the conflict of the person versus self arises in the story, for much like the father, the narrator must choose between education and helping
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here we Aren’t, so Quickly” is a unique piece of writing that manages to describe an entire life in a matter of pages. Rather than using strict ages, the passage of time is shown through important milestones in the narrator’s life such as marriages, deaths, and births. By examining these events the reader can detect three distinct time periods in his life: youth, middle age, and old age. There are subtle changes in the protagonist during each time period, which showcase his maturation and provide evidence of his character growth.
In the novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex and Rosemary Walls exemplify uninvolved parenting. Kendra Cherry author of “The Four Styles of Parenting” discusses how uninvolved parents tend to neglect the children and their needs. “When we tried to help him he cursed and lurched at us swinging his fist” (122). Rex practically avoids the kids and neglects any sort of help although he was in need and he also almost ended up hitting one of the kids. Another thing Cherry talks about is that uninvolved parents are detached from their children’s lives. “I was hungry, Mom was at work on a painting and no one else was there to fix them for me” (15). Here Jeannette explains how her Mom was always working on a painting and did not have time to
Everyone has done something in their life that they have deeply regretted and mostly refer back to their childhood. However, from a young age a person may not understand the issue until they grow into an adult. The author, Susan Perabo shows this to be especially true in her short story “The Payoff”. The use of the main characters Anne and Louise reveal how unwise a young mind can be in realizing the most simple of things. However, through the use of these characters an important message is suddenly conveyed over the story. In order to fully understand the story it must be evaluated to show what lesson is to be learned from the reading. The story has an epiphany implemented into the writing which gives a new realization in the importance of this part.
Though, obstacles are a constant part of our daily lives, overtime, we learn to cope with those obstacles. We discover how to jump every hurdle, or to simply walk around them. Granted, it seems that the biggest hurdles come when you try to achieve personal goals. Until you are an adult, there are rarely any decisions you make that are your own. There are usually constant factors that may influence you. It could be teachers, parents, friends, or society itself. Although endurance can be a helpful asset, it has its limits. Do you intend to go to work every day to a job you don't like only to look your boss in the eye as you apologize for killing time? Do you want to wake up next to person whom you may not love? To walk down the aisle, each step
In the short story “Powder” by Tobias Wolff, a father and son’s relationship undergoes a shifting dynamic due to the father’s procrastination. Wolff achieves a strengthening relationship between the boy and his father by using literary devices. Wolff illustrates the changing father-son relationship through one pivotal moment during the car ride home. The son undergoes moral development during this moment, and Wolff demonstrates this by using foils, symbolism, and by changing the connotation of the word snow. It is due to these literary devices that Wolff demonstrates the son’s moral development during a memorable moment.
In the 2006 novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, a man and his son struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Told through a lens of constant hardship, the book follows their arduous journey towards a coast in order to survive the winter. Throughout the novel, McCarthy shows that having hope enables people to persevere in dire circumstances because it counteracts the possibility of negative outcomes.
Donkeyskin is a fairy tale about a princess who faces difficult challenges but manages to overcome them in the end. The King’s wife dies and with the intention of keeping the king unmarried for the rest of his life, she makes him to promise that he will marry an awesome woman like her. The situation forces the king to propose to her daughter who is even better than the queen. The tale focusses on the idea that good can always triumph over evil. It revolves around the flight of the princess to escape the awful marriage to his father (Perrault, 1977).
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyways.” – John Wayne. Riding horses can always be a terrifying or calm moment, depending on the horse you ride. I have had many scary moments riding horse, one being breaking my wrist. There is nothing more enjoyable than rising early, saddling your horse, and watching the sun rise. Did you know horses have one of the best memories and are the most perceptive domestic animals? This is why people would call me a nerd in horses because I can name off facts. (thesis statement)
Patience, love and commitment is needed to train these amazing horses, so be prepared and you’ll see and learn that the most and satisfying animals can be skillfully with the help of clever trainers. So let’s get ready to hurtle around, because there is no fooling around in this job. Now let’s make these anxious mare/colt gallop in this early cool sunrise (Clip-Clop, Clip-Clop). Adjust those bridles and halters, just be prepared because those horses don’t always wake up to a good mood (Neigh, Neigh).
The theme of appearance extends further in Dorian’s life. Dorian’s outer beauty allows him to get away with almost anything, due to the fact that people equals his outer beauty to him being a good person. In reality, Wilde makes it very clear that Dorian Gray is not a good person.