In her memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls reflects on her unstable, chaotic, poverty-stricken upbringing at the hands of her profoundly dysfunctional parents. Constantly getting into trouble, being short on food and money, the Walls family frequently tried to escape their issues by moving from one city to the next, as her father Rex refers to it -- “skedaddling”. Despite sounding a little silly, the word “skedaddle” has a rich history, developing overtime into today's meaning -- “ to run away or flee in a hurry”. This cultural idiom finds its origins in late 19th century Britain and Ireland. It is commonly believed to be an alteration of the word “scaddle” from British dialect, meaning “wild” or “skittish”.
In this world, there’s learning things the hard way and the easy way; in Jeannette Wall’s world, there’s only learning things the hard way. The Glass Castle is an adventurous story that reveals the painfully miserable story of Jeannette Walls. A selfish mother, a careless father, and terrible social encounters- these are some of the elements of a harsh reality Rex and Rose Mary Walls failed to shield their children from. Growing up poor was already difficult, but growing up with a selfish parent, specifically an unfeeling mom, made life hell for the Walls children. The family barely had one source of income from Rex Walls, and instead of helping out with the family’s finance issues, Rose Mary spent her days at home painting.
He’s being hunted by Zaroff and they both like to feel the adrenaline rush. Having been a victim of Zaroff’s sick and wicked game, Rainsford will never hunt again due to the mind games and his mental state by the impact of his treacherous adventure. In the beginning, Rainsford now knows how it feels to be a victim and has played Zaroff’s wicked game. Rainsford starts to realize the problems of the prey that he hunted and what challenges that the prey faced. Rainsford is some what losing interest
Huckleberry Finn would follow Tom anywhere. Huck wanted to show his strength in his true self, his individualism was going to show how he would one day change everything. He was a slave and didn't fit into the society very well in the first place, what would really happen because he was thrown into it? He really just wanted to escape from it. Escape from everything that was thrown at him.
An individual’s pride can disturbs one’s mind to make an action whether it’s right or not, as long as it temporarily create happiness in them. Before the fight started, both side prepared for what is about to come, an all-out battle. Iron Man goes as far as recruiting a kid in order to stop Captain America’s motives. Captain America found out who was behind all the misfortune that was happening, but both side’s pride will no longer have them agree with one another. After the battle, Captain America and Bucky found their way to get to the enemy, in doing so War Machine suffered the consequence and was severely injured.
I yelled to Brian that we had to get out of there, but he was throwing sand at the fire, saying that we had to put it out or we'd get in trouble”. This scene shows how much chaos that was created by Jeanette in the story which dragged her little brother in it. In conclusion fire is represented and mentioned a lot in The Glass Castle. Fire symbolizes fear, chaos and destruction. In her life Jeannette has been through a lot of trials dealing with fires.
The mood of The Cask of Amontillado is suspenseful! To begin, one point in the story where the mood is created, is when Montresor is giving us the backstory, and he says, “A thousand injuries I had suffered.” and “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely settled.” We don’t know what his revenge will be or to what lengths he will go to avenge himself, but we do know that he will definitely get revenge on Fortunato. He always explains how well he has prepared his revenge, but he never tells the reader what his plan actually is. Next, another way the mood is created in the story is the way Montresor describes the surroundings in the catacombs. He uses descriptions such as, “damp ground of the catacombs”, “most remote end of
Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, portrays the story of young woman named Janie struggling with relationships that become crucial to the way she chooses to identify herself. Janie goes through the constant struggle of being controlled by others and allowing others to dominate her identity rather than her owning herself. When she marries her second husband, Jody, he forces her to wear a handkerchief around her head in public because he declares her to be his property and is scared that her beauty will attract other men. However, when Jody gets ill and dies, Janie is placed into a predicament and finds herself face to face with the pain caused by her relationship. Hurston describes the transition Janie makes from being identified by others to recognizing her self worth.
This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being.
The denouement of the play is received differently by both the readers. In act 3, when Nora intrepidly questions Helmer 's perception of her "most sacred duty" towards her "husband and children", she questions the Victorian era reader 's ideals and beliefs as well which leaves the reader infuriated. Moreover, Nora is thought of as unhinged when she "slams" the door, in hopes of transforming from Helmer 's "little songbird" into a "woman." This is not the case with the modern reader who is relieved by Nora 's epiphany as she begins "to realize everything", including the need to become "independent." The modern reader, on the time spectrum, has had the chance to discuss the sexism that prevails in society and the need for feminism; Nora 's courage in going against the pillars of the Victorian era is something the modern reader finds commendable and aspiring.