When readers first encounter This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, they might think this story is very simple. A little fish tries to steal a bigger fish’s hat, but he unfortunately discovers he cannot succeed. However, as readers dig deeper into the illustrations, also by Jon Klassen, they are quickly mistaken. Klassen takes a simple story and brings it to life through his illustrations. The illustrations accompany the text to allow readers to engage in critical thinking far beyond the text.
Wallace's speech offers an eye opening truth on the self-centered human nature. Taking an exaggerated, truthful approach, the speech emphasizes the "rat race" or "default-setting" of human nature ad unconscious and that real freedom involves the awareness, discipline and effort put forth to consider other people. David Foster Wallace provides a humorous and genuine story of a wise, old fish and two young, careless fish to emphasize the constant default setting of being the center of the universe that people usually follow. Also, Wallace reflects on his own experience, suggesting to stay away from the default. Then he notes the other possibilities that aren't annoying and miserable to assert that you can choose what to worship, while considering
Richard is trying to save his friendship with Janet but Janet is standing up for herself. According to the text, Richard sends his final letter to Janet saying at the end “Your friend, Richard”. Even though it’s the final letter in “The Southpaw”, Richard made it official that they were friends again. He asked to be friends kindly and in a friendly matter, “At least could you call your gold fish Richard again?”
The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, uses figurative language to help spark the reader's attention and to try and indulge the reader into the novel. One demonstration of how the author Harper Lee exercises figurative language in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Walter Cunningham is being introduced, “Walter looked as if he had been raised on fish food: his eyes,... were red-rimmed and watery” (25). The metaphoric example portrays Walter’s physical appearance to that of someone having a poor diet producing a visualization of Walter in the reader’s mind. Figurative language can also be used to emphasize humor in a novel. “Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole just above eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun” (37), hints at some amusement
Fish- trust Smitty gives two fishes to Michael shows that Smitty considers Michael as a close friend, not like the others who judge him by his job. Smitty trusts Michael, however Michael betrays him later. The painted door and the two fishermen both mentioned betrayal, and the painted door and penny in the dust both prove that communication is important.
One great example of wisdom appeared in the conversation between Preacher and Peyton, where Preacher explained, “To catch fish, you gotta think like a fish…I’d just put a little weight next to my hook so that goldfish would sink right down where the big bass lie.” (Frank, 291-292). Preacher’s years of experience as a fisherman was of value to Peyton, as his experience assisted her in catching four bass for the family to eat. An example of knowledge presents itself when comparing Randy and Dan to those such as Pete, Porky Logan, and Bigmouth Bill. Randy and Dan had knowledge of the dangers of radioactivity and so attempted to define these dangers to the rest of the town.
In the poem “To be of Use” Marge Piercy uses figurative language to show the readers how she feels about hardworks. The figurative language helps compare the water buffalo to the hard workers. In line 9 and 10, Piercy uses a simile when she says “Who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience/ who strain in the mud and muck to move things forward.” By comparing the water buffalo to hard workers it shows that when hard workers have to push through tough obstacles or things that might prevent them from getting the job done, they still find a way to overcome the problem and finish the job. In addition, Piercy uses metaphors to explain how hard they work.
It's a tendency of one’s own body. The character that shows the most courage is the old, Santiago this can be seen.(68) The old man, Santiago has fear that the sharks might come and eat the fish that he caught, he said If sharks come, God pity him and me. The old man thinks he might have a bone spur, he said if the great DiMaggio had a bone spur and so simple an old man can do it.
Santiago also loves the marlin as if he was a brother to him, in the novel the old man says that" Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who." When Santiago says this it shows the admiration for the marlin and shows the fundamental law that unites man and nature. The way that most people can relate to this is that people who have pets tend to treat them as either
He loved fishing so much he was hiding that he loved fishing so much from Sheila right in front of her and the fish he was trying to get cause Sheila hating fishing. The reasons why I think he might pick Shelia. Even though he loved fishing he also liked Shelia a lot. So when he had the big fish on the line he also heard from Shelia that she hated fishing and she thinks its nasty.
Santiago was very dedicated to his hobby fishing, but he was never as dedicated as Beowulf. Santiago shows dedication towards his passion when he has “no luck anymore” he doesn’t quit fishing he tries even further and is always sure to go out and fishing so that “when luck comes you are ready”(Hemingway 32). Santiago demonstrates true dedication during this part of the novel because he knew he hadn’t had much luck, yet he still would go out try and it eventually paid off and he caught the biggest fish he had ever caught. When Beowulf was attacking the dragon he was not the same person who fought Grendel, he was a “famous old hero remembering days of glory, (he) lifted what was left of Nagling, his ancient sword, and swung it with all his strength”(Raffel 2677-2681).
The cover also relates to the traditional notions of masculinity that are valued by the male characters, as fishing is a stereotypically manly activity. The celebration of masculinity is evident in “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” when Nick, upon hearing that his mother is calling for him, tells his father “I want to go with you,” (27) choosing to go hunting with his dad rather than speak with his mom. Masculine activities and traits are favored over feminine ones, suggesting that book’s male characters strive to fit the traditional conception of manliness. The peaceful, scenic cover reflects how masculinity is naturalized