Neil Gaiman is a Hugo award winning British author of short stories, graphic novels, comic books, audio titles and films. Some of his notable works include ‘Stardust’, ‘Neverwhere’, ‘Good Omens’, ‘The Sandman’ series of graphic novels, etc.
When darkness consumes you and the pain becomes unbearable, you look to the light, to perseverance to guide you through the nightmare you face. In Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea, one of the protagonists, Emilia, faces a myriad of emotional and physical hardships throughout the novel. With calamitous tragedies and bone-chilling circumstances, what does Emilia do? Bruised and battered, she perseveres through her hardships, showing how much a person can endure when they persist. Sepetys takes the consequences of Emilia’s pain and emotional damage to new heights with her war-themed novel; as a result of this, perseverance is articulated amongst many other traits that this character possesses, showing how imperative of a quality it is. A theme that is profoundly emphasized in Salt To The Sea is that in order to face the emotional and physical hardships life opposes you with, you need perseverance.
Cooperation is essential when attempting to complete an assignment in a group. Without cooperation the group social structure could easily collaspe causing the group to disassociate and ultimately compete against one another. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the flies there are distinguishable examples of cooperation and competition. Lois Lowry’s novel Gathering Blue also has its fair share of cooperation and competition.
The darkness took over every corner of the streets. Squirrels scurried back to their trees, tripping on rocks and stumps as if they’re being chased. But me, I just felt lost. It was like I don’t even know where I’m going or where I came from, just that there is this thing in me that just leads me to that place. A few stumbles later, I felt that searing shock deep in my heart come out of nowhere. That’s when I knew something was about to go down. “The time…what time…” I kept saying to myself, but I had no intention of distracting myself with something else. The only thing in my mind was that place I was going to. My legs walked me over the stumps, by the sewer drainages, and under the overgrown branches, even if my mind didn’t know where I was.
Many people say that a dog is a man’s best friend. In the short story “Tapka,” Tapka is a dog owned by the Nahumovsky couple that lived in the same complex as Mark’s family and was taken care by him. Mark’s family and the Nahumovsky couple are both immigrants from Russia who moved to Toronto to start a new and better life. The story was in the perspective of six-year-old Mark and his experiences dog-sitting Tapka. David Bezmozgis expresses the main character, Mark, and his love for his neighbor’s dog, Tapka throughout the story by being by her side
Maya shouts out to me and pushes me from an incoming bottle, but it ends up coming into contact with her head. She collapses onto me and she gives out a sound of pain.
Melinda Sordino started ninth grade just as afraid and alone as I did. At an End-of-the-Summer party, Melinda was raped by a football player from Merryweather, her new high school. She immediately called the cops to report the crime, however the kneejerk reaction of the underage drinkers occupying the houseparty silenced her and chased her away. Consequently, Melinda’s best friends from middle school abandoned her; no one wanted to be associated with the squealer. Her parents were distant and never took the time to understand the sudden change in Melinda’s demeanor. She fought hard to keep the darkness in: bloodying her lips with her teeth and nails to stay quiet. In the midst of Melinda’s battle to come to terms with her assault, she found
Resonance from the guns roared as its dense smoke engulfed the blood-stained Reservation. The pungent odor from the corpses accumulated in the mass grave overwhelmed Chaska’s puny unfledged proboscis. Chaska’s mother and father were a part of that pile. His mother tried to save his father from dying, but the result was both of them getting shot and killed. Chaska was a timid and timorous eight-year-old boy with short black hair and a tanned colored body. He wore tattered black clothes with stains and rips covering it. Chaska lost his family, except his dog Ohitekah. Ohitekah was a bold and brave German Shepherd with black marks covering most of his brown body. Chaska sat on the eroded ground, staring into the enormous hole as he embraced his pet’s
In the book, Jim has to be careful not to make any bold decisions that will make white people get upset with him and punish him or get someone else to punish him. Therefore, in order to stay on the good side of people, he is many times very submissive. Jim also loved his family very much. Even after he runs away from his master, Jim misses his family bitterly and hopes that they are okay, which reveals his great love for them. And finally Jim is very much fascinated with the idea of the supernatural world. There are many examples of Jim having a spiritual side, and one of them is his belief in witches. All of these aspects of Jim are relatable among many slaves, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, George Fleming, and Betty Cofer. Mark Twain did a good job of making the character Jim in his story very similar to real slaves of the
I heard Glenda tell Mom that since 9/11, she felt that John was experiencing those old urges, and she was worried that his old habits might resurface. I knew that she seemed worried about the new couple my mom invited, and I changed the subject back to the pervert. I said to Leo, “If we ever meet a three hundred pound hair lip, I’ll have you do all the talking.”
The echo of footsteps and labored grunts are the only noises heard on the pier during the last shift of the night. The vibrant resonance of fishermen selling their produce, children’s laughter and the chipper chatter of the townspeople during the day fades into the eerie silence of the night. Labourers busily aim to complete their tasks before midnight with the prospects of returning home after the long day. The last ship docks a little after ten. It is a smaller vessel which only took five people to unload yet the men go straight to work, devoid of making conversation. All of them stagger around wearily wiping sleep from their eyes, occasionally stopping to glare disdainfully at Brody.
In the beginning everything was fine Medea and her family were welcomed with open arms but it was until Jason had left them and the house was filled with hatred because Medea was upset that he had left after all that she had done for him. She refused to eat , she stood in her room, cried the days away , sometimes she would call out for her father, her country and her home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love ( pg 6, line 32-34 ). So now she wants personal revenge to punish him for his actions only to get the delight that revenge brings to herself. Jason left from Medea ‘for a royal bed’ is said by the ( pg, line 22 ) which shows the audience to look at Jason as a selfish man. Medea did
“OW!” He exclaims, snatching his hand away from her face- moments after it moves away, she feels a small trickle of blood slide down her neck. She opens her mouth again to scream but stops dead in her tracks. A very cold and sharp object pokes lightly into the skin under her ear- and she realises that blood she felt wasn’t Rhett’s, it was her’s. “ I don’t want to hurt you Peony- but you screaming like that is going to attract an entire bloody swarm of walkers to flood this camp. After that neither of us will have supplies! So I suggest you sit down, shut up and-”
In beginning, this study will compare the captivity narrative of Mary Rowlandson and Mary Jemison. These narratives of Indian captivity in the mid-17th century provide a way to understand the methods that both women employed to survive. The first similarity between these two women is related to their Protestant background, which was a normative part of colonial life in New England during this historical period. In this manner, Rowlandson utilizes the religious tenets of practical religious belief to define her captivity with the Indians: “Life-mercies are heart-affecting-mercies: of great impression and force, and to enlarge pious hearts in praises of God” (Rowlandson 10). This is also evident in the Protestant upbringing of Mary Jemison, which defines the foundations of their original cultural heritage that is shared in these capacity narratives: “For it was the daily practice of my father, morning and evening, to attend, in his family; to the worship of God” (Jemison 130). These are important cultural similarities about Rowlandson and Jemison protestant
“A black pudding to die for” is one of the elements in the unusual, yet amazing, short story by Stella Duffy. The short story takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with mysterious elements such as the obscure landlady Mrs. Lenton.