Gravelle 1 Kameron Gravelle Professor Tiffany Intro. To Lit. 13 November 2014 All the Pretty Horses After reading All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, I am surprised at the amount of literary elements that I noticed as I read.
Hilly Holbrook, from The Help directed by Tate Taylor, and Aunt Alexandra from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, are very similar. They both deeply care about maintaining their reputation in their respective towns. In The Help, Hilly received dozens of toilets on her front lawn after Skeeter ordered them for her. When she sees the toilets at her house, she becomes embarrassed and furious (Taylor).
For Tan, writing is a method to figure out her mom’s thought and her attitude of life. This is an outstanding use of pathos because readers can recognize the change of her mom’s position to her. Her mom was a shame for her when she was a kid, but now her mom is the motivation, the center of her writing. Even there are cultural and generational gaps between Tan and her mom, Tan finally overcomes them and notices how value her mom’s thought is, which is impressing.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)
As well, Shirley uses themes in the hole story to not forget the main topic in different sections, and to understand how important the values and the manners are. My opinion of “The Lottery” is that sometimes the writer can express herself with the readers using different literary devices on the story, and this helps to understand the main purpose of the story. The story was very entertaining and it has a great conclusion because we never expected that kind of end. She also used a lot of different characters to demonstrate the different perspectives that each part of the
Please, Abner.” (Faulkner 267), she is trying to stop him from doing soothing he may regret later. There are so many characters in this short story, so to this day it confuses me to why he just stuck to one person to tell this when we most likely could have gotten so much more out if other characters told this. So, point of view is very important and makes us the readers not get the whole picture, but that’s what Faulkner intended to
The event in the book forced their true colors to come to the surface and unfortunantely, they both disagreed with each other. As much as Calvin pushed himslef to change and stay wioth Beth regardless of her lack of emotion, in the end, he had to let her go. As for Beth, she had wanted to leave the memories and all the judgement that came alng with them since Conrad’s atempt. It was hard for Calvin, but in a way it was a relief because he know that Conrad could feel the pressure of her disapproval and with her gone he could finally be the helpful father that he has been trying
Whenever Holden comments on other people, he calls them “phony” in order to distance himself emotionally and isolate his feelings. Even when talking about his sister Phoebe, with whom he holds the strongest emotional bond, he simply says she would “feel pretty bad if [Holden died]. She likes [Holden] a lot.” (173). In the instances Holden finds himself unable to insult a particular relationship to discourage himself from becoming attached,
Ethan should’ve chosen happiness instead of sticking around with Zeena and being sad and depressed in their relationship “ Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?” (Wharton 67). Mattie was his chance at freedom from Zeena and becoming happy but he was too worried about all of the consequences that would come if he had pursued his happiness. Happiness wasn’t Ethan’s first priority when it should’ve been, instead he chose to be unselfish which on most occasions is good, but in this case should’ve been avoided. Later on Ethan began to regret this decision he had made and soon it was very clear to him that he should’ve chosen happiness instead of staying with Zeena and being unhappy in his “unfulfilling marriage”.
Victoria thinks about every possible thing that could push Evan the wrong way. " He hasn 't gone over the edge yet. Remember, he hasn 't gone over the edge. Not yet."
Before he leaves though, he "yell[s] at the top of [his] goddam voice, 'Sleep tight, ya morons ' " (68)! Although it is a shame, any reader can see that Holden seems to have nothing going right or in a positive way all because of his negative attitude. Therefore, this attitude leads him to almost care about nothing. Though Holden may seem to be a lost cause because of his negative attitude, he thankfully has an epiphany that changes his view towards the world because he realizes that people have to grow up. When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative.
I’m trying, honey. I’m trying to make you happy.” This reveals that he cares about the team and his family. It also shows that he is slightly concerned but mostly just worried about taking action in this situation. However, Mary responds by saying disappointedly, “I learned a long time ago not to count on my husband for happiness.”
He expects women to do as he says and mold to the ideas he wants so his life can be easier. Miller writes this dialogue with John to show how his guilt is causing him to be defensive. Schissel explains, “John 's sense of guilt is intended by Miller to act as salve to any emotional injuries given his wife and his own conscience. When his
Can we please sit down and find a way for us to resolve our problems?”. The same goes for Matt after he said, “I HATE IT HERE.” He could use an apology to de-escalate the situation by saying that he was also very sorry and should not have said that because it may have hurt his mom’s feelings. They both could also have asked what they needed from each other to make things “right again”. Such as, Melissa: “ I realize I was wrong to bring your girlfriend into our conflict.