He became a father figure and has to take care of his sibling. He does all sort of things, beginning with waking his brothers up, then sending them to school and picking them up from school. He is never appreciated for what he does. There are few descriptions in the text that stand for my thesis: “Salvador of the crooked hair and crooked teeth”, “Salvador inside that wrinkled shirt”. Mothers usually send their children to the dentists, to the hairdressers and they iron their kids´ clothes.
He starts the story with a brief overview of his wife's past and how she met Robert. After filling the readers in, he picks up the story with a conversation between him and his wife before the visit. He expresses some uncomfortableness with him staying at their house since he does not know Robert, and his blindness made his nervous. His wife asks him to try and make him comfortable
Addie Bundren is going to die?” to make him accept the fact that their mother will not live for much longer (Faulkner 40). Darl is seen as being atypical because he does not mourn, or pretend to mourn, as the rest of his family does. His words may come off as being a sadistic joke in light of his mother’s ill health, but he actually wishes to tell Jewel here that the situation will not change. Darl’s cognizance of Addie’s death when he is not near her is a sign of his attachment to Addie. He cares for his mother and for his brother.
People usually cohabitate because they either believe they are not ready for marriage or couples simply don’t believe in it. In the essay “I Wish They’d Do It Right” by Jane Doe, we are presented with Doe’s real life experience about her son cohabitating. Doe’s son and his girlfriend have been living together for seven years and finally have a kid, but they are not yet married. Doe assumes that the child will give them a reason to actually get married, however they tell her that they don’t believe in marriage. Doe essentially objects to their decision of not getting married because she doesn’t want her grandchild to go through any inconveniences or embarrassments by his peers.
In this short passage by William Zinsser, Zinsser used compare and contrast to inform the readers about his personal opinions of being a writer. Due to different understandings and opinions on how to be a good writer, Zinsser decided to use compare and contrast in order to present a clean and detailed differences to the reader about how different people’s writing style can vary. By doing this, it would be extremely helpful for the readers to distinguish the differences of each writing style, see the benefits and disadvantages, and ultimately gather enough information to decide which style fits them the best. At the panel with Dr. Brock, Zinsser gave the audience a broader view of different writing styles and how they contribute differently.
This method allowed me to pay attention and retain what I was reading. I also enjoy the casual tone. Humor is expertly mixed throughout to give the article a more natural storytelling feel. It also keeps my attention because I can relate to some of the
The syntax of a story is the arrangement of words and phrases used in order to create strong sentences in a language. These two elements together can help develop tone, which is the general character or attitude of a piece of writing. Raymond Carver uses words that make the diction very simple, and easy to understand. Although the piece itself is easy to understand, the lack of strong diction in the dialogue makes it difficult to understand the character’s emotions and thoughts throughout the breakage of the family. The story seems to avoid using complex vocabulary, but instead uses a combination of words in which a reader can infer hidden meanings.
She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her. Her brother dies and she will never see her parents again. Despite all of the tragic things that happen to her, she quickly develops a connection with her new father, Hans. She may be falling for Rudy, no matter how much she denies it in the beginning for she says she regrets not kissing him when he was alive. With an accordion in hand and an intriguing passion for words, Liesel discovers love and hate in her
“Mrs. Outlaw said he wanted the children, but the mother wouldn’t allow it” (Ryan, Pg.74). This exemplifies that Santiago wanted the children, but Skyla didn’t allow him which Naomi realizes that her father loved them since the beginning. Naomi then comes up with a plan to find her father and get an approval from him to let her stay with her grandma instead of her ruthless mother. “I told the truth about your mother and that my wishes are for you and Owen to live with Maria” (Ryan, Pg.222).
Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God displayed a forever long journey of Janie Crawford. Set in the 1930’s Janie was expected to marry and have children. However, Janie’s idea of marriage was a bit different than her concerned Nanny’s. Nanny did not want her granddaughter, Janie, to be a house maid as she was. So when a prosperous suitor made his feelings for Janie apparent, Nanny arranged for Janie and Logan Killicks to be Wed.