One of which is that it is a self-representation of Lovecraft´s early life, yet this theory is rather flawed due to the fact that Lovecraft himself actually enjoyed human companionship and had a pleasant childhood (Burleson, 1983, 55) other like the main character of this story: “Unhappy is he whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness” (Lovecraft, 2014, 176). Another way to interpret this story is to view the Outsider as an untouched individual which goes through a journey of self-realization from the begin-ning of the story. His mental state in the beginning is untouched which is represented with the castle; there is no light and he has no knowledge, there are no mirrors and he does not really possess self-knowledge. His journey up the tower represents a journey to gain self-awareness where he opens the door to go outside, to gain consciousness. But when he finally gains consciousness, when he sees himself in the mirror, his mind cannot comprehend what he sees; his psyche breaks down which is represented by the sane gathering which attempts flight instantly upon his entry and him babbling about things like “the catacombs of “Nephren-ka”, “Hadoth by the Nile” and “Nitokris”.
In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men he describes two characters, Slim and Curley's wife. Steinbeck uses imagery to portray the negative and positive differences between the two characters. The character Slim is relatively shown in a majestic light, hence "the prince of the ranch". But in opposition to this Curley's wife was depicted as having hair like "sausages" with "rouged lips", not at all similar to royalty. Another main contrast is that while Slim's character description was more directed towards his persona, Curley's wife had an introduction based on her appearance.
“There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature.” This line from paragraph 13 comes from the enlightened thoughts of Louise later in the story. This line implies that something is wrong with him and how he handles his commitments. In the same fashion, the character of Brently is somewhat related to the husband of Andrea in the story Janus. “Her husbamd pronounced the bowl ‘pretty’ and he had turned away without picking it up to examine it.” The line from Janus indicates the lack of sympathy of the husband for Andrea which matches the description for Brently. He probably prioritizes his career over his wife.
I believe Roethke decided to use the title “My Papa’s Waltz” instead of “My Father’s Waltz” because the poem is about a memory from his childhood. The simile “hung on like death” gives us a good idea of how hard the speaker tries to keep his balance while “waltzing” with his father (lines 3-4). The facial expression of the speaker’s mother “could not unfrown itself” (8). The speaker’s mother appears to be annoyed because he and his father are making a mess in the kitchen. Even though I believe this poem can be interpreted in different ways, I feel that the speaker is portraying a positive image of his father.
It is evident from the very beginning of the story that Janet relies on Ben for comfort. She is extremely lonely without him, unable to comfort herself, so she uses his coat to keep warm and sits in his special chair in attempt to soothe herself. Such codependency stems from naivety and low self-esteem, two traits that Janet possesses. The narrator describes Janet as childlike, “like a small girl craving protection,” and immature, which portrays a sense of innocence about her (2). It is also evident that Janet must not think very highly of herself, because “the fact that she had married at all still seemed a miracle to her” (2).
Giving great details to express imagery in “Half Walls between Us” shows the different places and sights she has seen. Said describes many unusual events within her household and living, she did not picture to live where she is, but she accepts the half built home. According to Said, the walls were not fully built, barely met to her needs, as she said, “When a townsman finally showed me an empty place, the fact that the walls reached only to the level of my head seemed like a minor inconvenience,” (Said 79). Explaining the setting to readers helps visualize where she was, and the experiences she had with the weather and her temporary home. As Said talked about her neighbors and
Raymond Carver’s “A Small, Good Thing,” is an essay that closely resembles contemporary life and captures the excruciating anguish of a parent’s sense of helplessness and overall isolation. Elements of empathy, compassion, and understanding entice readers into thinking about their own lives--and even their own mortality and familial relationships. From the very beginning, Carver purposely withholds the characters’ proper names. Instead he refers to them as “she” or “the baker,” etc. Doing so shows that modern life is often characterized by impersonality.
The symbolism in, “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme: Be grateful for what is given. The boy in the story is ungrateful for the jacket his mother got for him so Soto is trying to get the point across that one should be grateful for what one is given because some people aren’t as fortunate. A person can’t be upset about what they have when there are other people who aren’t blessed enough to have it, beggars can’t be choosers. In the story, “The Jacket” Soto states, “I showed the cracks to my mother, who always seemed to be at the stove with steamed up glasses, and she said that there were children in Mexico who would love that jacket.” The mother feels that everyone should be grateful because people in other countries or cities might not have much to be grateful for. Even though one doesn’t particularly like or enjoy something, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t treat it with respect or care about it.
One novel in particular that I love is Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. What I find most remarkable about this novel is that although it is geared towards a younger audience, it still holds many valuable lessons that are applicable to older audiences as well. Edward Tulane is a rather cynical porcelain rabbit who had lived life too comfortably. However, everything changes when he is lost by his owner, and after spending months in a toyshop, Edward admits that he didn’t care about anyone anymore. When I first read his bitter words, I was astounded.
New York: Modern Library, 1995. N. pag. Print.). However, while this neglectful nature proves a hindrance to four of his daughters, it creates an independent spirit in Elizabeth, a rare trait for a woman in 19th century England. The temperaments of both Jalil and Mr. Bennet, though considered good-natured, are extremely neglectful to their daughters and this impacts value system the protagonists have, with Elizabeth valuing independence and rational thought, and with Mariam 2.
The use of juxtaposition to contrast Pearl’s grace to the cottage’s depressing nature expresses Pearl’s presence as happy and bright, giving Hester the strength to continue living with optimism for a better future. Although Hester is depressed and living in a gloomy cabin, her daughter brings happiness and hope into her life.
Though it may not seem pertinent to the plot at first, the opening scene of elderly Kim talking to her grandchild gives those watching the film a feeling that Kim is very sad about the story she is about to tell. The low-key lighting in the house makes the scene feel dismal, hinting to the audience that the story will be disheartening as well. In the town in which Kim, Peg, and many other characters reside, the high-key lighting looks welcoming compared to the low-key mansion on the hill above it. Burton makes a statement by using this lighting as so. By juxtaposing the low-key and high-key lighting, Burton is saying it is going to be hard for Edward to find his place within the harmony and uniformity of the suburbs.
One of the students from the schools, Eastman, had learned to respect elderly and be generous to the poor plus other things that helped him to have a bright future. (Indian school) The wolf girls had returned home after they had gone through all the phases of change but did not become part of society at least not told in the book. For the Indians both of the sides of the assimilation had good points because using the American Indian values did help about half excel academically, although on the other about the same amount did not do well using the Indian values with the American. (Assim. Retention) According to “Indian Country Diaries” in April, 1878, 62 of the younger and more educated American Indians joined the Hampton Institute in Virginia, which was a “normal school.” The wolf girls had only gone to “St.
4 of Tea Cake, Robert was kind in a way and should little control to Edna. In part that Edna knows her freedom is a stretch away. Robert shares similar ideas to Leonce, but is slightly different from Tea Cake. In connection both Edna and Janie share the same ideas but their paths are different. Both women live in a very different society with the similarity of living under a male dominate society.
There has been progression in terms of the private and public world’s governance of gendered roles and norms. However, the progression isn’t substantial enough that Virginia Woolf, author of “A Room of One’s Own” would be tremendously pleased with the way the private and public work sector has become. During the early 20th century, both the private and public worlds were very dichotomous and binary, wives and daughters were subjected to tending to the home, domesticated to raising and nurturing the children while the sons and husbands went out to seek a good education in order to provide for the family. It was only on occasion that women would have a solid education, which was typically in the arts. Women would be classified as emotional and