The antagonist in each story kept their loved ones, the protagonists, away from living a fruitful life. Emily and Louise both represent flowers who were not taken care of carefully and were killed by their owners. All the control demanded by her father consumed Emily and drowned her. Emily’s father over watered his delicate, beautiful flower leaving her rotted and wilted similar to the description of Emily when she walks out to greet the Aldermen, “She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water”(804). Louise’s husband kept her, a strong yet fragile flower away from sunlight, which kept Louise from growing.
Shirley even falls off a mule while traveling in the very beginning. Shirley talks about being tired and hungry while on the journey to the mining camp. She was even crying that she was not going to make it, but she pulled through. They arrive at a rancho for the night and everyone says how lucky they are that they didn’t get killed by Indians, very dangerous for women. “A few weeks ago a Frenchman and his wife were murdered by them.
In the beginning, Katniss is hunting in the woods in her home, District 12, to provide food for her family due to the deprivation of the Capitol forces on the Districts. She also signs up for the tesserae, additional food aid from the Capitol, but it comes with more entries in the lottery for the Hunger Games. This evident inequality has been with her from a young age and it creates the foundation for the rebellion. She is sympathetic to the rants of her friend Gale but ignores them until later in the novel. Katniss does not intend to spark an uprising, but she will become the catalyst for the explosion and the Capitol will unwittingly cooperate with her.
However, The Hunger Games does present many tropes present regarding child soldiers in literature. The book opens with main character Katniss and her friend Gale illegal hunting in order to prevent her family from starving to death, her district has conditions that constitute a failed state and no one is guaranteed to eat. Her only ‘help’ from the Capitol which portrays itself as a benevolent force is putting her name in multiple times for the Hunger Games for a small supply of grain and oil. If we examine the
Another example of the reflection of the theme racism in Huckleberry Finn is in chapter forty-four. In chapter forty-two Jim was on the verge of being hanged by the Phelps family after he had escaped from their farm with the help of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Suddenly, Tom says to Huck, Mr. and Mrs. Phelps, and Jim:“Old Miss Watson died two months ago and she was ashamed she ever was going to sell him down the river so Watson set Jim free in her will.”(Tom, 273). Tom had known this information for two months but decided not to tell anyone even Huck Finn which was a childish thing to do.This chapter reflects the theme of racism by showing Tom has the choice of telling the Phelps family about Jim being a freed slave, but Tom decided not to because he was a slave to begin with.The theme of racism is not just reflected in the book Huckleberry Finn but also in real world events such as the violent protest at Dillard
During my stayed with my uncles I worked in the fields and orchards and the nightmares had faded away. I had forgotten about Tenorio all summer but it was until my uncle Pedro brought news that Tenorio’s second daughter had died. He decided that he would take me back and warn Ultima. As I walked to the house Tenorio tried to ran me over with his horse had a strong hatred. I became really concerned when he said that he had a way to hurt Ultima.
At the time she wasnt there but her daughter was and she lies to him about her dad and brother and the dog going and hunting but then the place where they go gets flooded and they havent seen them for three years and they leave the window open in Octobers hoping they will come back. Then Mrs Sappleton comes and tells them why they leave the window open. That day they come home and the guy runs away with his condiion worse. Third, I will explain the differences of irony and paradox. Paradox is when something seems to go against something like in Like the Sun we are told the truth is good but the story shows it can be bad.
I cannot believe how Walt is the one who supports me the most after I tried stealing his Gran Torino. It was a quite night sitting outside with my sister when my cousin’s gang arrived that night. I knew they were going to cause trouble and in less than a minute I got tackled and being forcefully dragged to the car, Luckily Walt was there with a gun or I would have been murdered by my own cousin. He protected us but he still didn’t like us then, we got told to get off his lawn. The following day my family had a party at our house and I sat in the basement in the corner not socializing, I was a quiet kid then an introvert.
The next morning, her father once again takes her into the forest. This time she forgets to bring the bran and is stuck by herself. For someone who just the day before suspected her father’s plan, she does not have the foresight to bring a means for survival again. Instead, she cries until she sees the home of seven robbers. She sneaks inside and tidies up the place.
Essentially, their children’s morals and decision-making suffered because of their lack of communication with their parents. This is a common occurrence in current times and can even be dated back the seventeenth century’s “Little Red Riding Hood.” This version of “Little Red Riding Hood,” written by Charles Perrault, basically follows the traditional storyline. Perrault’s version consists of a spoiled, beautiful girl bringing some food to her sick grandmother who lives in the woods. On the way Red meets a wolf who she naively converses; the wolf eats Red’s grandmother, pretends to be her, and then he eats Red as well (Perrault 1079-1081). In the short story, Red’s mother is never recorded to warn her daughter of any outside atrocities.
In 1875, Mattie leaves her large estate in Yell County, Arkansas to travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas alone to capture the man who killed him, Tom Chaney. Mattie’s Father Frank Ross hired Chaney to lead back a chain of ponies to the family farm. Late one night after the two had a lot to drink, Tom thought that he was being cheated in a game of cards, and killed frank after he lost a lot of money. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very uncommon for the time. Tom stole his horse and ran off to Indian territory.