“Checkouts” “Checkouts”, a short story by Cynthia Rylant, is about a girl who moves from a small town to a large city, Cincinnati. She doesn’t want to move, she sees it as her parents taking her away from the life she knows and loves and that they’re not letting her finish growing up as a child. Throughout the story, the word “checkouts” is used in multiple different ways, such as the boy works at a checkout line in a supermarket, the girl “checks out” from the world while in the supermarket and they check each other out at the checkout line. For example, “once inside the supermarket, her hands firmly around the handle of the cart, she would lapse into a kind of reverie” (Rylant 24). Shows that the girl sees grocery shopping as an escape from the world, as a way to take her mind off the negatives in her life.
Greg from “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” learns many things from Lemon. Greg Ridley is a teenage boy running away from his awaiting punishment at home. When he steps into an old house everything changes. He meets Lemon a spunky, funny, and sentimental guy. He has a treasure but Greg does not believe him.
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
Sammy usually thinks that most people who shops at A&P are sheep’s or otherwise known as followers. He thinks that because everybody is usually dresses the same. On a Thursday afternoon three girls walk into the store (A&P), and he was surprised because of what the girls were wearing, usually people don’t walk into a store with two piece bikinis on. Sammy is the protagonist in this story and is also a very observant person, when the three girls walked into the store he goes and tell us every little detail about the girls, “She was a chunky kid, with a good tan and a sweett broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it, where the sun never seems to hit, at the top of the backs of her legs”.
Additionally, when Dahmer went home his mother explained to him that she is filing for a divorce from his father and that she is taking his brother back to Wisconsin with her. Derf reason to use that text because it is sad because his mother was mainly focusing on her own problem and not his and on top of that his father moved out, his friends were going off to college and the only person that he mainly relied on is now living him. The author purpose for using tone in comic because he wants his readers to understand the sympathy that he had for Dahmer and show how much anger that Dahmer
“CHECKOUTS” ESSAY There are numerous ways that the story “Checkouts” By Cynthia Rylant, title refers to the storyline. The story “Checkouts” is about a girl and a guy that fancy each other when they meet at a grocery store checkout.. Some of the ways “Checkouts” title refers to the storyline is how during the short story, the characters checkout each other, how the girl checkouts of the world and just gets to relax in the grocery store and how she checks out of her old town. The author hints that the title of “Checkouts” refers to these reasons when she describes someone coming on and off of a bus. The quote states, “Some months later the bag boy and the girl with the orange bow again crossed paths, standing in line with their dates at a movie theater, and, glancing toward the other, each smiled slightly, then looked away, as strangers on public buses often do, when one is moving off the bus and the other is going on“ (Rylant 28).
Once he opens the automaton, he finds out a shocking, distinct connection between the old man, the girl, and is disappointed that his father didn’t leave him anything. He was devastated because he let his curiosity lead him to believe that his father left him a message and built very high expectations from that. But his curiosity also led him to find a family with the old man and the little girl. This shows that curiosity, when used right, can be used for achieving or discovering great things but can also lead you to danger or shattered
The cliche describes a man, George, who attempts to bring reality to his dreams, but constantly debates whether or not he should leave his only source of companionship for his ambitions. Since the first introduction, George is witnessed to feel remorseful after howling at Lennie several times,clearly indicating that he cares about him. Secondly, George recognizes the consequences of traveling the land alone and indirectly thanks Lennie for their friendship. At last, even when George faced the ultimate sight of his friend, he hesitantly carried out the deed as a favor to end Lennie’s suffering. In the end, every novel, every work of literature has a basic cliche at the roots.
but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138). The sad reality of The Death of a Salesman is that many people go through life not knowing who they are or who they want to be, and Willy Loman struggled with that concept, but hopefully in today’s world, one can be more like Biff Loman, who was brave enough to decide on who he wants to
Inherit The Wind Essay They want their audience to consider, The Importance Of Having Multiple Perspectives. They want them to consider this theme because of all the different scenarios that are happening between all the different characters in the story. There are multiple things happening in the book about choosing sides and having the right to think about what you want, without having to worry about getting in trouble from the law or anyone else. At a time of life and death over people’s beliefs, which side will you take to follow?
Holden decides to use the baseball glove of his deceased brother Allie to write a composition for Stradlater, and although Holden does point out he wasn’t exactly thrilled about it, the statement about him not only being unable to think about any other topic, but revealing his interest and liking into the contemplation of Allie’s poems and of his late brother himself, shows his immense care he once had and now has for the brother he lost. Throughout the book that event changed him severely, as it created the sense he needs to be a “Catcher in the rye”, or preserving the innocence of not only himself, but also of the children, who have yet to experience the corruption and evil transferred by the adult world. These events help shape this similar tone, as it represents a darker and intuitive thinking in Holden’s character arc, and when this can be represented through a past event, it helps present the commotion and inconvenience of affairs as something that can be either only a minor event that can be brushed off, or as something that changes entire life’s. How death can drastically change someone’s views is a phenomenon that eventually everyone is going to endure at one point, and the effects on the psyche can be predominant in any
“I guess I’ll do the Berliners.” Hazel gave her a thumbs-up and turned away to deal with new customers. Berliner doughnuts were a somewhat tricky process; they involved a lot of mixing until just the right consistency, letting the dough sit for just the right amount of time, rinse and repeat. Ginny had over an hour to leave it to its own processes, and she took the time to set the oven, clean up her mess, and prepare for the next stage.
Holden remembers going to the museum as a happy time with his teacher because the museum is resistant to change. The museum also makes him happy because “only thing that [is] different [is the person]” (Salinger 135), whereas “[someone can] go there a thousand times, and that Eskimo [is] still just [finishing] catching those two fish” (Salinger 135). However, he chooses to stay outside in his most recent visit because he is afraid that there is a chance that the museum goes through changes since his childhood. Holden knows that if the museum changes, he can get hurt, so he makes a conscious decision to not go in, even though his reasoning is subconscious.