The main theme of Their Eyes Were Watching God is not love. The love would be just a tool to lead the story smoothly. However, this story is expressing many important thing through the Janie’s progress of love. And the author uses many thing such as metaphor and contrast to show
While reading the 5 fiction short stories there became a common pattern between 3 stories and the characters in them. These stories are “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen, and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. Every character has the mindset to possibly fulfill their goals to better and/or change their lives.
In Passing by Nella Larsen, the mentioning of eyes gives the reader an indication of something significant in the text. Passing is told from the perspective of Irene Redfield, an observant mother and wife that accepts her heritage. When Irene re-encounters her old childhood friend, Clare Kendry, at the Drayton Hotel Clare reveals her new life of luxury as a result of passing into the white world. Clare is described as dangerous and mysterious and this re-encounter can bring nothing but trouble into Irene’s perfect life. Throughout the text, Irene regards Clare as something ‘otherworldly’ and even though Irene is described as observant Clare is the only person that Irene is unable to see through. As their worlds begin to collide, Irene always
One major theme authors universally write their stories around concern the power of human relationships. Though writers may take different paths to communicate this, the strength that comes from these unique connections that exist between individuals resonates with everyone. Authors clearly articulate through a myriad of rhetorical devices that maintaining relationships is a fundamental part in personal growth and allows for a stronger sense of self. In finding companionship and comradery. people become capable of evolving and arriving at better understandings of who they are.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a severe and devastating condition that develops in a child due to exposure to alcohol while in the womb. Symptoms of the syndrome range from physical deformities to mental disabilities. Several birth defects caused by fetal alcohol syndrome are seen in the protagonist of The Rocking Horse Winner, Paul. Paul suffers from slight facial deformities, schizophrenia, and behavioral problems. Altogether his disabilities provide evidence that his mother consumed alcohol while pregnant with him. Paul’s gambling addiction and schizophrenia are the result of brain deformities caused by fetal alcohol syndrome. On top of that, Paul’s mother not being able to feel love for her children provides evidence that she drank during the
The parable of The Prodigal Son and the short story of The Rocking-Horse Winner have many similarities as well as differences. The Prodigal Son was written by St. Luke and is recorded in the book of Luke in the Bible. D.H. Lawrence wrote the short story: The Rocking-Horse Winner. Both of these stories are fiction based, and they hold many good lessons to learn from them.
The realistic fiction novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, follows the tale of a dysfunctional family and the dark secrets that they are slowly discovering within themselves. The author uses the motif -a repeated theme or idea in the story- of sight to further the story and in doing so, gives the character better understanding of each other and the truth. Through the motif of sight, Paul -the main character in the novel- has a growing understanding of his friends, family, and himself.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr.This idea exhibits the importance you give towards someone’s love is more necessary than yours. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”. We can see that the quote is demonstrating the impatient approach towards love in within someone increases when beauty does not surround you.Despite this story using a various approach towards manipulating us to the theme, the poem uses literary and symbolic devices to exhibit the poets life. However, in the poem, the poet uses the ocean to show that all of his emotions are mixed to form one big vast area. In line 2 it mentions”What is there in the great sphere of the earth”. This demonstrates that the area is so vast, that peace cannot be eradicated in a few areas, and the
The stories The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence share similarities in their stories. The difference is based on the three major areas in examining any story which are the character, plot, and setting. In general, the atmosphere is configured so that readers are attracted to fiction. A brief prose tale that can be read in one sitting, usually plot function as the driving force. The writer allows the reader to have a complete view of the story, based on the configuration. It can be used to divert the reader. It can also be indicated that the configuration is an important feature in short stories. Both authors used symbols to support reading. These symbols will help readers have a better understanding of the story. However, both stories are different, regarding having love and the absence of love.
In Elie Weisel’s Memoir Night, The motif that stands out the most is eyes. The reason why is because in books eyes are usually not the main word that is used to describe different emotions and actions. Eyes are used in many interesting ways such as describing a person’s emotion, similes, and when eyes are used they can self-explain the reason for their significance in the sentence. Eyes in night are put in sentences, and can give imagery to what is currently happening in the memoir. Other ways eyes are used well as a motif, is when it is used to describe an emotion, but the way that eyes are used, can make the reader already know how that person is feeling, just by how eyes are represented in the sentence. Emotion, similes, and imagery, are
It is a lack of clarity that creates chaos. The chaos in Shakespeare 's King Lear is due in part to Lear 's inability to see the true nature of situations going on around him. The onset of his blindness is illustrated through his obliviousness to his daughters deception, which results in his decision to divide his kingdom among only two of his three daughters. Past tense and passive. Blindness is the catalyst that causes much disaster in the play. It is a prominent theme that negatively affects a number of characters. For characters like King Lear, Gloucester and Albany, being blind to the truth is a tragic flaw that causes much suffering, yet in this suffering they gain clarity.
As it says in the story, Erik spraypaints Paul's eyes. Erik did this when Paul was just five. This choice affected Paul negatively in many ways. Paul suffered a lot throughout his childhood. He was bullied, made fun of, and he felt left out. His eyes were always a big issue with him, all because his brother didn't make the right choice and in the wrong time.
In The novel The Great Gatsby,F Scott Fitzgerald tells the story, of how blind eyes see, and represent God, through the eyes of Doctor T.J. eckleburg. In the novel Gatsby Transitions through poverty, and comes back from the war for the love of his life,Daisy, to find out she is married. The narrator of the book, Nick,also Gatsby's neighbor, is invited to Daisy's house for dinner. The next day Daisy’s spouse tom, takes nick to the city, after taking a stop at the Valley of Ashes to pick up his Other lover to take her to an apartment to cheat on a daisy, and this all takes place underneath the billboard, known as The Eyes of tj eckleburg, which is a giant billboard that displays blind eyes with spectacles. as the days progress Nick arranges a
Self-awareness allows one to understand their own flaws and shortcomings. The ability to assess one’s weaknesses in character allows for reflection introspectively, creating valuable realizations about one’s own identity. However, some members of society lack this innate ability, rendering them unable to understand their own corruption. In an excerpt of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The House of Seven Gables,” the narrator crafts the appearance of morality in Judge Pyncheon, constructing the illusion of respectability, then increasingly displays contempt of the dark reality that “some one wrong act” truly defines Pyncheon’s character.
D.H. Lawrence’s short story “A Rocking-Horse Winner” goes beyond just telling a story about a young boy and his rocking-horse. What begins as a young boy’s hope of finally obtaining his mother’s love leads to an unexpected ending which leaves the mother feeling shocked. Throughout the short story, Lawrence uses a child named Paul in order to portray how people will often push themselves beyond their limits to fulfill a loved one’s desires. Lawrence reveals the character of Paul and his longing for his mother’s love through his determination and obsession, his secretive and trusting nature, and his mother’s inability to love.