Character Analysis on Cherry Valance: Academic Essay Cherry’s is the leading female character in the book The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton. This connected me to Cherry because it showed that where ever you lived, everyone has problems even if you are rich or poor. This still happens in modern time. My favorite quotation that Cherry said was “I’ll bet you think the Socs have it made. The rich kids, the West-side Socs.
Pudd’nhead Wilson was a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1894. In this story, a mother bound by slavery switches her son with her owner’s son so he does not have to go through what she has gone through. This story is not only that of a basic story line, but a story filled with symbolism. I believe that Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson is a story of nature vs. nurture, betrayal, females and femininity, race, identity and courage. Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel L. Clemens, grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which was the inspiration of most of his books.
Public Service Chloe Anderson December 12,2015 Book Review #3 Revenge,Ice Cream,and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn is an absolutely wonderful second book in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series. It is a good short read that you will enjoy within a few hours. Gemma and her ex-bestfriend Hallie have been a revenge match all summer and now Gemma is hitting back hard but Hallie is hitting back harder. On top of all of the stress with revenge,Gemma is falling in love with her young crush but almost brother.
Gimpel the Fool is a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer which explores the idea of the holy fool or wise fool, an archetype of literature that is written about quite frequently. Another work that examines this archetype is that of the Academy award winning movie, Forrest Gump. These two works share many similarities that point out important characteristics of society and human interactions which are made most poignantly by Gimpel and Forrest’s content attitude, veiled virtue, and profound wisdom. Gimpel and Forrest often seem to be foils of the characters around them.
The dramatic play ‘This I Where We Live’, written by Vivienne Walsh and directed by Jon Halpin, focusses on two main characters; Chloe, played by Matilda Bailey, and Chris, played by Jimmy Smith. Chloe is new in town, moving with her mother into Bill’s home. Bill is her mother’s new, abusive boyfriend. Chloe is in her final year of school and is worried whether she’ll fit in. Chloe meets Chris, the son of her teacher, and finds Chris has his life already mapped out.
The two movies I will use in this analysis are “Girl Can’t Help It” and “Grease” they both are musical. “Girl Can’t Help It” is a romantic musical about down and out talent agent, washed up gangster, and a beauty. The washed up gangster has plans to marry the beauty but first he wants her to be famous because he doesn’t want to marry a nobody. So he hires the talent agent to make her a star. Due to here great looks he has no problem finding that to book her as talent but soon finds out that she lacks talent.
Activities Daily living Robinson has significant limitations in activities of daily living. His appearance is often neglected. He often wears unwashed clothing and appears to be untidy. He barely sleeps at night because, he says,” he has bad dreams and thoughts of someone him again one because of being shot in the back, the three car accidents and family issues,” he has no family support. Ms. Lewis the case manager states “he walks very slowly and has difficulties remembering appointments with case management, physician and psychologist”.
The thirteenth stage of Joseph Campbell’s 17-stages of Monomyth involves the Magic Flight. Sometimes the hero or heroine must escape with the boom. This can be just as adventurous and dangerous returning from the journey as it was to go in it. As Fa Mulan returns to China, she returns with a mindset of getting revenge. Upon arrival, she trains the women of the village to defend themselves and to fight.
If one is used to a certain way life is would one be able to get used to a drastic change in their life? In Shiloh, by Bobbie Ann Mason, one overall theme is change. After a careful examination of the text one may see that Norma Jean is a strong independent woman who does not know how to adjust to the change in her life. In the short fiction Shiloh Norma Jean is presented as a strong woman from the beginning.
In “The Swimmer”, Neddy Merrill at first sight is displayed as a man living a normal ‘country club’ life however as the story progresses we see him slowly unraveling. There is a sense of community amongst the characters and that their lives are interlinked; “We all drank too much last night,” to the point where they share the same diversions. Alcohol is a predominant theme in the text, and seems to be a central aspect in Neddy’s life; “Neddy Merrill sat by the green water, one hand in it, one around a glass of gin.” The use of water and alcohol is important because they are entangled; one is hardly ever mentioned without mentioning the other.