In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
She is now categorized as common, and has lost all her special quality that made her Alyss from Wonderland. Alyss is transposed, she has changed, and is less imaginative. When she is in the real world she refuses to accept her new family. She doesn’t want to dress like them, walk like them, talk like them, or be like them, but that all changes. ‘“You’re wearing the dress.”, Mrs. Lidell said.
Grief V. Love: The Ultimate Emotional Brawl “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim,” was once written by the author Vicki Harrison. In the short story Catch the Moon, by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the character Luis learns to “swim” with the assistance of the power of love. Cofer creates this story with the underlying message, grief has negative effects on people, however, love has the power to overcome the obstacles created by grief.
Margaret Atwood’s cheeky poem, You Fit into Me is very short, but it uses symbolism, imagery, and tone change in a creative and startling way. The poem models the way love can suddenly change and from a different perspective mean something entirely different. I am fascinated by how poem of this length can convey so much meaning. The author uses the symbol of a hook and eye to depict how lovers can appear to be made for each other, and fit snugly into one another’s lives. The contrasting symbol of the abrasive and painful experience of having a fish hook lodged in one’s eye socket depicts the abrasiveness and painfulness of lovers that no longer are in love.
"Ah Douglass, we have fall 'n on evil days" Dunbar is able to add in a sigh at the beginning of this phrase. the sigh creates a feeling of regret and has a reminiscent feeling to it. Dunbar is able to create a poem that uses imagery in a lyrical way, where as i "London, 1802" the poem had a cry for help in it. Dubar 's poems is more like a rememberance fo the "loneley dark". For instance, Dubar describes the US as "not ended then, the passionate ebb and flow..." This paints a clear picture of the metaphor of a boat coming back to and fro.
Hardy uses alliteration in his stanzas to get a sense of what he is describing through sound. The first two stanzas describe the ‘current’ state of the Titanic. The alliteration of ‘solitude of the sea’ suggests the quiet hissing noise of the sea. ‘Stilly couches she’ sounds like the whispering of a ghost, because that is what the Titanic is, a
For Caitlin that is what she strives for but for her dad it is his worst fear. They are put through situations that really emphasizes how they cope with losing Devon. Opening Devons door, going to his funeral and getting back to normal life all led to a compromise between them. They both are struggling to understand each other 's way of thinking, especially since Caitlin as asperger 's. The person
They grew closer together as Billy Joe knew that she could not be her "own mother... and [her] own father" (206) at the time. When Billy Joe was on the train she was "lonelier than the wind" (205) and all she wanted was to go home to her Daddy. Bayard was beginning to understand his daughter further after the hardship of Ma. Billy Joe did not want her father to be "out of the dust" (209) because he was the only family she had left. Billy Joe was thrilled to finally have a normal relationship with her father after she forgave him
Now she is no longer in contact with her family, and she reveals “I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella” (Steinbeck 89). So she is also stuck with someone that she doesn’t even love. Not to mention that she is shunned by the men in bunkhouse because they know that Curley will be
Bingley’s sister was repulsed, as this was very against social norms. Elizabeth Bennet is also stereotyped by society because of her family, although she is nothing like her parents or sisters. This causes problems for her as she grows older and is expected to begin courting. When Elizabeth catches the eye of Mr. Darcy, a “****”, he avoided her for a very long time as his admission to himself that he is in love with
So I married Curley (Steinbeck 88).” She thought her mom had stole the letter she was waiting for from an agent who could get her into her career; she assumed her mom stole it because she thought her mom would have wanted her daughter to do what “normal” women do. Also, she is not considered a “normal” wife; “normal” for that time meant she was supposed to stay inside and do chores and cook. Instead, she goes around, talks to the men working and hides from her husband. Curley’s wife is lonely because no one talks to her to prevent trouble. George said to Lennie, “well, you keep away from her, ‘cause she’s a rat trap if I’ve ever seen one (Steinbeck 32).” Undoubtedly, the two characters Lennie and Curley’s are very contrasting characters; nonetheless they both share the feeling of being different and alone.
In the Movie she never appeared once, they only mentioned her when she gave Mary the skipping rope. I thought they should have added her in to the Movie she was a big part in the book and I think would have made the movie better. Another thing Martha’s mother helped with is keep the garden a secret and make sure no one else new that Colin could walk and run. Towards the end of the book Martha’s mother sent a note to Mr. Craven to tell him that he needed to come back. In the end of the movie Mary, Colin, and Dickon did a fire ritual, to give Mr. Craven a dream to come back to Misselthwaite Manor.
One of the similarities of the two versions is how at the beginning of the story, Rainsford heard a scream while stranded on the island. The second similarity is how Rainsford was treated as a very wonderful guest in Zaroff’s home. The third similarity is how Rainsford pretended to drown, but in reality, he swam back to the chateau. Although both versions have many similarities, they also have some differences. For instance, in
He missed the five o’clock train and already knows he will be in trouble with his boss. His mother knocked on his door and warned him he was going to be late for work and needs to hurry in order to make the next train. Gregor does not want to rush to the train station so he decides to stay in bed. A little after seven in the morning, Gregor’s manager showed up to the family’s apartment and questioned why Gregor missed the early train for work. Gregor’s mother tried to justify her son being late for work because he is sick due to being a workaholic.
Curley’s wife begins to regret living on the ranch with Curley. She starts to regret living there because of the way they treat her. And also because she could be doing better in her life instead of sitting around being bored and only being able to associate with Curley. Curley’s wife states “ I tell you I aint used to livin’ like this, I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 88). They treat her wrong because in this novella they only calls her Curley’s wife they never called her by her name so no one will ever know what it was.