Can you ever imagine a world of unaccepting individuals, constant fight, and the loathe differences and disabilities? Could you imagine a world where no one could get along? Unfortunately, we as a clique and community are reaching nearing such a world. Adversely but sadly true, some communities and countries have already begun to discriminate against young adolescents and adults with special needs, or different views, turning into a constant fight for survival. James Hurst's short story, The Scarlet Ibis and Ray Bradbury's, A Golden Kite, The Silver Wind, Hurst and Bradbury discuss themes of allegory, rivalry, vanity and pride through characters in both stories, The narrator of The Scarlet Ibis and The Mandarin of The Golden Kite, A Silver
All her life, Birdie experiences failure. However, the only thing that she takes away from the experience is success. So, whether this is a tragedy or not, Birdie only sees it as a chance to be triumphant. In Ha Songnan’s “Waxen Wings”, the character Birdie grows up wanting to fly and the ways that she attempts to achieve this goal shapes her into the person that she will become. Songnan uses a sequential structure in order to take the reader through the highs and lows of Birdies’ life. She also uses historical allusions and a sense of optimism and morbidity in order to reveal the theme that failure is a stepping stone to success.
Lately, there have been a variety of classic fairy tales that have been renovated to appeal to an audience of the twenty-first century on the big screen. However, such revisions occur not only in movies, but in literature as well. Through the use of literary devices, we have the ability to connect classic tales to the modern world. In Edward Field's poem "Icarus", the author employs imagery and extended metaphor to adapt the Icarus myth to a contemporary setting.
The Healer by Aimee Bender tells the story of two girls: ice girl and fire girl. These two characters although cancel each other out, but on their own, their lives are bound together in a way that one need the other while the second seem like she does not care either way. To bring these characters alive, we have a first-person narrator who I think is the secondary character that helps the story advance and moves the characters around to tell us what is going on in the lives of our characters. This story has crafts elements that make it works. The narrator which play an important part, coupled with the imagery makes the form of the story interesting.
“It’s time to start telling the truth, little brother. Do you understand what I’m saying?”(269). The truth, something that takes many people to reveal in a person. In the story Tangerine, by: Edward Bloor, The truth takes a family and set of friends to help Erik Fisher, Arthur Bauer, and Paul Fisher to reveal the truth about themselves and each other, like shapes. Shapes reveal each other’s flaws and imperfections. Each of these characters has to reveal the truth about each other to create the main plot of this story. In the novel, Tangerine, by: Edward Bloor shows how the truth is a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but sometime the answer might be a 50 yard field goal away.
One of the main themes of this story is that sacrifice. The narrator of this story is not given a name but he is fourteen year old. The narrator has a major crush on a women- seventeen year old, Sheila Mant. The narrator finally, and I say finally, asks Sheila on a date via the narrator’s boat. Then the narrator is in a pickle, he catches the biggest bass he ever caught. He has to choose over Sheila on the bass. What does he choose? Sheila of course but towards the end of the story he regrets that decision. Just throughout the story W.D. Wetherel uses many specific imagery. Imagery is a way of writing that the author gives you visual descriptive writing or figurative language. One quote that stood out to me was “There would be other Sheila Mant’s in life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secrets, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made that mistake again.”(41) This quote has a lot of meaning in this story
Many people have experienced thoughts of the world ending and a different society following the aftermath, and this has led to many imaginary post-apocalyptic worlds. Station Eleven, a dystopian novel written by Emily St. John Mandel, revolves around human life on Earth after a pandemic wipes out ninety-nine percent of the world’s population. The author employs literary devices, such as imagery, tone, diction, and detail in order to effectively describe a world recovering from such a fallout.
Imagine living in a town that experiences horrific, ongoing natural disasters all the time. This issue is a perennial time loop that the citizens of Tangerine County along with Paul Fisher the protagonist in the novel, Tangerine written by Edward Bloor experiences constantly. Paul Fisher’s life is being uncontrollable risked everytime he goes to the unorganized Windsor Middle School. He doesn 't know when lightning will strike or when the ground will fall right out from under him. He has to be circumspect of the natural incidents around him and his evil brother Erik with his “Erik Fisher Football Dream” disease.
When one is seeking a new voyage to self-discovery such as love, death, war, or even an exciting moment in your life, it’s a struggle to find yourself when all of these occupancies’ are happening. In James Joyce “Eveline” and Tim O’Brien “The Things They Carried”, the characters overwhelming circumstances of events have a topic similar to each other’s story, love. With comparing any two stories, there is differences in a few topics as well.
Fahrenheit 451 shows how people’s rights to free speech and media are essential to a free thinking society. Guy Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, which in his futuristic society means he burns books for the government because they are illegal due to the potentially controversial ideas they contain. Montag meets a girl named Clarisse, who helps him realize he’s not really content in how he’s living his life and in his relationships, which begins to change his viewpoint on the society’s standards. His wife Mildred, as well as the rest of society, are highly materialistic and shallow in their daily activities and interactions. Montag eventually steals a book during the fireman’s raid on a house, which leads him to seek out a man named Faber, who is an educated man, and helps encourage Montag to take steps to action. Beatty, the firehouse captain, had been suspicious of Montag being in possession of literature. His dubious thoughts are found to be correct when Mildred turned Montag in. Montag is forced to go on the run, leaving the city for the countryside, where he finds other outcasted intellectuals. The city is bombed, leaving it completely destroyed and the society in ruins. The society Ray Bradbury creates in Fahrenheit 451 showcases how censorship is a threat to free thinking, society’s humanity, and human relationships through the use of imagery, symbolism and motifs.
Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment.
Her descriptions of the room, with the furniture seemingly being nailed to the floor and the windows being “barred” show an underlying understanding that her thoughts and personality is being confined. The irony present in this description, due to her belief that the room used to be a nursery, shows her early denial of her husband’s dominance over her. As the story progresses and she begins to see the woman behind the wallpaper, the reader is exposed to the narrator’s realization that she is the one that is actually being suppressed. The descriptions of the wallpaper, showing how confining it is for the symbolic woman behind it, shows how the narrator is being trapped by those bars in both her marriage and in her mental illness. Thus when she says, “At night in any kind of light… it becomes bars,” the reader is shown how restricted the narrator feels, reflected through the wallpaper. In her society, it is the woman that is left to be alone in her own thoughts, shown through her husband’s freedom to leave the house and not come back until he wants to versus her confinement to the house. This is reflected through the various “hedges and walls and gates that lock”, making her stay isolated in the house. Ultimately, the character is overtaken by the imagination and through the
The play, “ A Raisin in the Sun” authored by Lourraine Hasenberry holds a very unique title that refers to Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred.” Langston’s poem is about dreams and what happens to those dreams are not fulfilled. Hassenberry wrote her play about a poor African American family by the name of the Yongers. Mrs. Younger, Walter Lee, and Beneatha all have there own individual dreams. , But are consistently being differed.
In this paper the short story by Olaudah Equiano Life of Olaudah Equiano and The Journal of Christopher Columbus by Christopher Columbus will be compared. I will go over various points such as descriptive details, emotional appeal, and word choice to find what the author's purpose is in these two different narratives.
The silence in the large house echoed around him, his eyes opening to see the bright sun light filtering in through the window. The nobleman’s eyes slowly opened to find that his fine linen sheets tangled messily around his body. Sitting up carefully, his mind groggy and fuzzy from the banquet the night before, he got up. Throwing his legs over the side of his bed, his eyes casually scanned his bedroom. He saw his cabinet bursting with messy clothing made of fine linen. He made a mental note to remind his servants to clean up that mess.