Ghost stories, surprise twists, and the unknown are all elements that a lot of audiences enjoy. In Lucille Fletcher’s The hitchhiker a man is going on a trip; however, this is not an average road trip. Instead, Ronald Adams continues to see a mysterious man over and over again. Seeing this man is driving Adams to the edge of insanity.
There are several similarities and several differences between Lucille Fletcher's 1941 radio play, The Hitchhiker, and the 1960 Twilight Zone episode of the same name. In this story, the driver travels from New York to California and sees the same Hitchhiker multiple times during the trip. In similarities, Nan and Ronald were both worried and scared after seeing the hitchhiker after a few times and called and talked to their mother. While talking to their mothers, they both find out that their mothers were in the hospital because they were to nervous. They met someone new and let them in the in the car, and never admitted to seeing the hitchhiker until the run off the road.
In her article, “All’s Not Well in Land of ‘The Lion King’”, Margaret Lazarus tells of the time she took her children to see “The Lion King”. Throughout her essay she explains what she thought of the movie and how it affected her. She explains how the animals in the pridelands are paying tribute to the “infant son that will someday be their king”. Margaret sees them basically as lion food and that they all live together in “supposed harmony in the ‘circle of life’”. She goes on to explain how outside the kingdom there’s a dark gloomy and impoverished elephant graveyard full of hyenas that she feels are stereotyped as African Americans.
In the Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated.
The movie “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” gives an inside look into the life of a patient living in a mental institution; helping to give a new definition of mental illnesses. From a medical standpoint, determinants of mental illness are considered to be internal; physically and in the mind, while they are seen as external; in the environment or the person’s social situation, from a sociological perspective (Stockton, 2014). Additionally, the movie also explores the idea of power relations that exist between an authorized person (Nurse Ratched) and a patient and further looks into the punishment a deviant actor receives (ie. McMurphy contesting Nurse Ratched). One of the sociological themes that I have observed is conformity.
Weather in literature is often used to symbolize the mood or mental state in which a character experiences. For example, rain is commonly associated with sadness. As it is commonly identified, fog is a cloudy element of weather that affects one’s ability to see clearly, however, it is also used in literature to represent a character’s lack of clarity. Throughout One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, the motif of fog is used to represent the mental instability and confusion Bromden experiences under Nurse Ratched’s ward. As the story progresses and Bromden gains confidence, the fog diminishes and he is able to overcome the Big Nurse.
“Those Winter Sundays,” is a poem, published in 1966, the author is Robert Hayden. The poem, in fifteen lines, recounts the memory of a person childhood. The speaker remembers the early morning events that took place and how much those events portrayed his father’s love for him. The man realizes that as a child, he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with the necessities, like a roof over his head, warm place for him to sleep, and some small additional benefits too at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely.
ADD ENGLISH CIA DOROTHEA MACKELLA BUSH POETY About the writer : Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968), writer, was born on 1 July 1885 at Dunara, Point Piper, Sydney, third child and only daughter of native-born parents (Sir) Charles Kinnaird Mackellar, physician, and his wife Marion, daughter of Thomas Buckland. She was educated at home and travelled extensively with her parents, becoming fluent in French, Spanish, German and Italian, and also attended some lectures at the University of Sydney. Her youth was protected and highly civilized. She moved easily between the
Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed lending a hand to someone, I felt needed support in one way or the other, and this passion of mine helped shape what the future may hold for me on a rainy summer night after my soccer game. It was on a Tuesday night around 11.15pm when my soccer game ended, I ran straight to the men’s washroom because I was dying to use the toilet. Unfortunately for me, I took too long and missed my only ride home; they must have thought I had another ride home. I became bewildered about what to do next then, I thought about giving my mother a call. I reached into my bag for my phone and tried turning it on but, it was unresponsive
Background of the play “Riders to the Sea” is a one-act play written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge. J.M. Synge, after visiting the Aran Islands situated off the Irish coast, found inspiration in the peasant life of rural Ireland. He started making annual trips in the summer and studied the lives of ordinary people and observed their superstitions, culture and folklore. This play was based on his experiences while there. On one of his trips he heard the story of a man whose body was found washed up on the shore on one of the Aran Islands.
Insanity is a terrifying idea for some people. The idea of one losing his hold on reality can lead to all kinds of fear. The Hitchhiker, written by Lucille Fletcher, is a very suspenseful story, following by the main character, Ronald Adams. Ronald tries to prove to the reader that he is not actually insane, but as he keeps noticing the mysterious events occurring he realizes that he is actually dead. Fletcher uses the elements of plot to create a play that is suspenseful.
In an excerpt from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, many rhetorical devices are used to fully represent the process of a scientist. Some of the most commonly used devices are metaphors, anaphoras, and imagery, these three devices help the reader understand the main ideas of the story. The metaphors allow the reader to perceive the process of a scientist in more simplistic ideas such as science being an undiscovered wilderness. The anaphora used in the beginning of the passage emphasises that the world of science is full of uncertainty and is constantly changing, this drives the idea into the mind of the reader. The imagery is used alongside the metaphors to assist the reader in grasping the foreign ideas.