The setting is something disparate from our world, but at the same time is not too unrealistic, probably because Lowry combined the conflicts in the world. In this part, I thought that Lowry got some hints from the different cultures and situations she has seen while traveling. Since there is no clear image of the environment and the characters, I thought people would have different interpretations and different images about the story. Another good thing is that you can feel the message throughout the story, because the author has not only written but woven the message into the storyline with the actions of the characters and the occurrences. For example when Claire loses her memory, the people in the Elsewhere care with love and compassion.
Identity is a great example of the theme of the story because it shows who are the characters if the story. Even though identity is complex; it gives the author good development of Identity and how it can be executed. The first quote that gives the author's explanation of identity is a description of Esperanza and her family's hair on the 6th page. "My Papa's hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy.
In the beginning, the author gives a reader the precise details which can be used to predict the topic as well as the development of the story. The author has also used the sequence of events in a way to make the audience keener and understanding. He describes each character in a manner that the reader identifies with the ease that they are: characteristics and their original ethos in the story development. An example is Tom who is depicted to be greedy and secrecy. Tom’s wife is not an exception as well as she is well portrayed as an abusive and greedy character who goes to the devil in a motive of gaining
The author is leaving a mystery by the subtle way of ending the story with a question mark. The main point of this passage is that the mother is giving her daughter advice at all time about everything. She tells the girl about life, men, cleaning, cooking, and keeping up her reputation with one admonishment after another. Even though the place is not mentioned, the rhythm of the words and the specifics of the girl 's life make us think that the story takes place in the West Indies. The mother worries that the current behavior of the girl will probably lead her to a life of promiscuity; even though the girl doesn’t seem to have reached
When reading this story the reader is struck with all kinds of emotions such as, pity, empathy, and shock. It is clear while reading this story, the author was going to give some sort of impactful lesson given the simplicity of the first half of the story. There are many details within the story that are hidden between the lines that express the author’s message to his readers. The message given to the readers is simply to remember that every action you have, whether it is big or small, can have a huge consequence. In Europe during the 19th century social class determined the power you had, your education level, economic status, job and so on.
In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture. This allows for the reader to connect and feel as if they are in the scene. It humor wasn’t used, the authors would use a dramatic story to invoke a sense of sadness, curiosity, or frustration. For example, “anyone living in the United States in the early 1990s and paying even a whisper of attention to the nightly news or a daily paper could be forgiven for having been scared out of his skin.” This sentence achieves giving the reader a sense of curiosity to know what is so frightening. There was also a very strong sense of logos throughout the entire book.
Common sense plays a key role in this tale. The opening of the story starts off with the narrator describing how he looks and feels older than what he really is He goes into detail of how he lost his health in a strange way. The narrator is attempting to complete the task of delivering his departed friend to that friend’s family. Surprisingly, he picks up the wrong box thinking it was the coffin of his friend. The box contained rifles.
In the Gift of the Magi, Della does not have enough money to buy Jim a present. In this story, the antagonist (which does not need to be an entity, but an obstacle) is that Della is very poor and couldn’t save more than $1.87 for Jim. In the Open Window, Vera says, ““Out through that window, three years ago to a day, her husband and her two young brothers went off for their day's shooting. They never came back. In crossing the moor to their favorite snipe-shooting ground they were all three engulfed in a treacherous piece of bog.
They cannot afford to offer gifts to each other for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Della finds herself with only one dollar and eighty seven cents, therefore she decides to sell her hair for twenty dollars, and she then buys Jim a chain for his gold watch. Jim also goes out after work and sells his valuable gold watch and buys Della a decorated cone for her hair. Once they discover their gifts are to no use for one another, the narrator concedes that they truly love each other which can be proven by the mutual sacrifices demonstrated for one