In W. W. Jacobs’ short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” the White family’s innocent want for a better life is challenged when a magical talisman plagues their family through its wishes. When faced with death, humans have different ways of dealing with the rollercoaster of feelings that accompanies it. The family has to overcome grief, disappointment, and anger as they live their lives without their son. Through these emotions, the characters are being taught not to act foolishly, but they never learn. Through foreshadowing and situational irony, the story “The Monkey’s Paw” conveys the theme of how innocent intentions can have terrible repercussions.
Many assume babysitting can be done by any moron that knows how to change a diaper, nevertheless, that’s not true. The last time I changed a diaper was 2 years ago and I refuse to do so again after my cousin decided to pee on my hand. It was like an arrow hitting a target – impressive but painfully accurate. There is hidden intellectualism in this area that plenty doesn’t fully understand. Babysitting can be considered hidden intellectualism because it allows me to adopt intellectual skills such as patience, critical thinking, and time management.
Focusing mostly on visual appeal, he describes how he was “pregnant with poverty. Pregnant with dirt and pregnant with smells that made people turn away” Using Metonymy, he would over exaggerate and associate the heavy burden he is faced to carry like his hygiene, even if he smelled nice, people would make assumptions on his smell, because he wasn’t like them or his poverty that he can’t leave, he was born in that lifestyle. Like how a Mother has to carry a child for nine months, she can’t give up halfway and say she didn’t want the baby seven months in the pregnancy (2). In addition, “She always picked me to wash the black board on Friday, after school. That was a big thrill for me; it made me feel important.” In his mind, he assumes the teacher likes him because she would make him clean up, but in reality she was just making the dark skinned boy clean up so he would be useful.
He has mastered middle school and gotten rid of the Cheese Touch. However, Greg's older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick), is itching to cut him down to size. He gets the perfect opportunity when their mother (Rachael Harris) tries to force the boys to bond. Rodrick may be Greg's chief tormentor, but he feels his constant pranks are just what his little brother needs to prepare him for life's hard knocks. Diary of a wimpy Kid : The last Straw #3 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LAST STRAW (Book 3) Let's face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways.
Walter Mitty would most likely hear similar words from his wife every time he had a fantasy, over time this would make him start to think that it was something that needed to be fixed as well, instead of learning to love his gift. Inadvertently then Walter’s own imagination actually caused him to start thinking his imagination was a problem. It was not just Walter’s wife who thought that these visions were a botheration, in addition to Walter’s wife the general public judged him callously. One example of this occurring would be when the woman on the street starts to laugh at Walter for saying ‘puppy biscuit’. Admittedly, it would have looked pretty comical, a man standing still on the street staring looking almost like he was in a daze then suddenly snapping out of it and saying ‘puppy biscuit’ of all things.That would have looked somewhat funny.
Anse shows the deceiving trait mainly because he is so reliant on his family and friends. The act of selfishness enables him to be separated from Jewel and Darl, who, coincidentally have picked up this similar trait. On his way to Jefferson to bury his dead wife, a promise was made to Addie. He was promising to better himself as a whole, yet sadly his only concern on the journey to Jefferson was to buy him a new set of teeth. Despite any consideration of
Frank McCourt is held back by an alcoholic father and a depressed, helpless mother. When he is old enough, Frank is finally able to acknowledge his parents problems: “I know when Dad does the bad thing. I know when he drinks the dole money and Mam is desperate and has to beg at the St.Vincent de Paul Society” (McCourt 208). On the rare occasions when money is present in the McCourt household, Malachy thinks of himself before his family and is not responsible in regards to putting the money to good use. As opposed to buying food, upgrading their house, or saving the money for later, it goes to waste at the bar and gives Angela no other option but to resort to asking charity organizations for assistance.
In this novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are Pashtuns whereas their servants, Hassan and his father, are Hazaras. Typically in Afghanistan Pashtuns treat Hazaras poorly; they feel they are not worthy of respect. However, Amir and Baba consider Hassan and his father to be like family and are kind to them, unlike other Pashtuns. Baba even goes out of his way to get Hassan’s cleft lip fixed for his birthday. Amir discusses Baba’s thoughtfulness by saying, “Baba never missed Hassan’s birthday… He bought him a toy truck on year, an electric locomotive and train track set another year” (Hosseini 44).
Neelum Shah Ms. Bailey English 9 Period 2 9 November, 2016 Brother: The New Windex Most times removing a stain from a glass window seems as simple as squirting some Windex and wiping it off. However, in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst, Brother, the protagonist, needs a lot more than a five dollar cleaner from the local Wal-Mart, for Doodle’s, his younger brother, disability, an unwanted blemish Brother desperately wants to erase. Instead of using the Windex to wipe the stain off, he decides simply to break the window. Feeling embarrassed, Brother dedicates his free time in training Doodle to walk. Brother introduces him to Old Woman Swamp, where the children share many joyful memories and learn a lot about each other,
It seemed like they both genuinely wanted to help Gregor and wanted him to get better. They both brought food for him, even his favourite food at start, trying to make Gregor feel a little bit better about himself and his transformation. But soon after everything changed. Right when the mother and sister tried to remove the furniture in Gregor’s room, so that he would have more space to move around, they saw in how much distress Gregor was and for some reason, the mother could not stop herself from what she was doing. They also tried to get rid of Gregor’s favourite piece of furniture which was his desk where Gregor liked to express himself in writing.