In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, home to Janie is a place that has both positive and negative associations- the pear tree. Janie constantly goes to the pear tree for comfort; it is her place of happiness, peace and her love life. At the same time, Janie has the pear tree embedded in her mind. She constantly compares her partners to the pear tree and what their love should be like; so when the thought of an unwelcoming incident pops up in her head, he is tarnishing her pear tree. At sixteen, Janie’s grandmother caught her kissing Johnny Taylor; Janie spends most of her day under the pear tree in her backyard with her mind-boggling questions on virginity, love and marriage.
The president, President Eisenhower gave the award to Maria. When she became a professional ballerina she performed a dance she made called “The Firebird”. She made that dance because of her grandmother. Her grandmother would tell her stories about animals and spirits that walk the earth. She made that play because of her grandmother.
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
The best argument for Arendt is her subtitle of the book, “the Banality of Evil”, which is also found in the epilogue. The condition of being banal is to lack originality which Arendt believed Eichmann possessed since she considered him to be an extremely average person who controlled, to a certain extent, the power to transport Jews to their deaths. Motivated simply by professional career promotion, it is hard to believe that Eichmann was normal and ordinary especially since he stated that “… the death of five million Jews on my conscience gives me extraordinary satisfaction” . Eichmann claims his duties were law-abiding but to Arendt, Eichmann willingly and intentionally did his part to organize the Holocaust, not out of anti-Semitism, but
Her knowledge was passed by her grandmother a great teacher to her. She influenced her granddaughter in many ways, such as her informal speech/slang (PoetryFoundation 1). Giovanni uses her slang as an indication of her culture, as is seen in “Legacies” she uses this in a line, ¨I want chu to learn how to make rolls said the old women proudly.” (Applebee 418) “Legacies” is just one illustration of the connections with Giovanni's life and works.
Although, Holcomb is written as a picture-esque mid-west utopia in the first chapter of In Cold Blood, Capote uses personification, parallelism, and the inclusion of first hand accounts, to describe its shift from a neighborly society to one of locked doors in order to comment on how one event can completely alter a locations image. Through the use of personification, Capote describes the disillusion in the townspeople of Holcomb, product of the murder of the Clutter family. Capote writes that locks and bolts are the most popular item in a Garden City hardware store, and that the people disregarded brand identity just to have the security of the ownership of a lock. Capote latter writes, “Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in” (Capote 88), to show how paranoia has consumed the townsfolk are by expressing the false sense of security that a door lock provides. The use of “imagination can open any door”, implies that if someone needed to get through a locked door,
I’d run up to my mom with a bug that I caught from the tree and say something like, “she takes care of so many bug families. Isn’t she so sweet?”. I always called her beautiful because she had “the longest hair I have ever seen”. Later in life, I learned that it was just her long weeping branches. There was a circle of rose bushes around her.
Like Saint-Simon who saw Versailles before its growth, he said Versailles is” the gloomiest, most thankless place without a view.” It all started as a small cottage constructed by King Louis XIII in 1623. By the mid 1700’s the castle was famous with the help of King Louis XIV’s renovations. Until being made into a national museum, Versailles was neglected. Residence abandoned Versailles after the French Revolution. Recently, many renovations have been made to restore the palace to its former glory.
The bleak horror of this scene is bound to correspond to greater horrors within and like the house that shares his name, the character of Usher carries with him an inherent peculiar quality. This quality is exaggerated by the narrator’s memory and the fact that he only knew Usher as a child—all he knows of this man is through the lens of childhood memories and rumors of his nervous disorders. Poe’s story is a success for its overall effect, the problem that exists in his credo extends into the story—that is, and reason and probability are treated as unimportant. How, a reader must ask, does Madeline escape her coffin, the lid of which was screwed on, survive in the airless vault for seven or eight days without nourishment, and then escape the vault by forcing open the immensely heavy iron door? What causes the House of
This is the morally flawed, fallen world that humanity has inherited. Hence the references in Chapter 5 to a ‘dismal wilderness’ with its ‘wicked Noah’s ark’. Magwitch is another of the limited number of characters in Great Expectations who grow through time. He is crucial to the development of the plot as he is the unnamed benefactor behind Pip’s sudden change in circumstances. Furthermore, because he insists on secrecy, Magwitch’s structural role in the novel is to enable both Pip and the reader to be misled into assuming that Miss Havisham is the benefactor and, more importantly, into assuming that it is Miss Havisham who has ultimately destined Pip to be betrothed to Estella.
The roses persisted of the care by Miss Strangeworth’s grandmother, mother, and now by her. The roses continues for generations, very similar to a family possession. Another symbol she uses is the street name in which Miss Strangeworth lives