Hulga’s mother is not able to comprehend Hulga’s situation. Hulga even thinks that her mother is not able to turn Hulga’s “dust into Joy” (369). Her mother still thinks of her as a young child, but Hulga, who is thirty, feels as if she is trapped in a place that is not benefitting her at
After Kafka graduated from high school he went to the “Charles Ferdinand University of Prague”, where he studied chemistry, until he decided to comply with his father’s wishes and pursue a career on law (“Franz Kafka.”) Nonetheless, this career path gave him the opportunity to explore topics such as arts and literatures which interested him to a great extent. This aspect of his personal life is very well portrayed in the story because Gregor Samsa was forced to work at a job he does not enjoy, a commuting salesmen. It is clear in the literary work that the only reason he stayed at his job was because to please his family, assure their well being, and
Franz Kafka drew considerable inspiration from Ovid while writing his famous story, The Metamorphosis. This inspiration is readily detectable throughout the story. However, Kafka took an interesting approach to making the story his own. He also changed the writing style of the story to correspond with the time he wrote it in. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka draws on and transforms “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” from Metamorphoses by Ovid to tell a similar story while meeting the criteria of magical realism.
In Faulkner 's short story Barn Burning the reader can have a better understanding and knowledge about his themes, literary devices,and his style of writing . Now the reader can better understand the writing style of William Faulkner and hopefully understand his way of writing. Faulkner is one of the most complex and artistic writer that has ever walked this earth, his style of writing could not compare to his pears during his time. So in conclusion Faulkner’s
Hulga fits all of those categories in a way, she had a limp because she did not have a leg, she was not physically ugly, but the way she thought of herself was, and she was undesirable because she did not take care of herself properly. “One of her major triumphs was that her mother had not been able to turn her dust into Joy…” (O 'Connor 484), this could mean that with name decision Hulga had made her mother could not turn it into something positive, because once something is dust you can not turn it back into its original form. Hulga’s name change symbolized that she was not the same girl she once was or she would be. In addition, the author inserts Vulcans name to compare him to Hulga’s
Society looks down on those who refuse to participate in the rat race, whether voluntarily or circumstantial. In The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka warns us of the consequences that befall those who do not conform to the norms and expectations of the modern society. The 1914 novella tells us of the metamorphoses in the life of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who woke up one morning as a “gigantic insect”. Gregor Samsa’s physical transformation into a “gigantic insect” brought drastic changes to the dynamics of the household. However, Kafka’s in a matter-of-fact way of narrating made the piece seem like a light read, a disparity to the dark unfolding of events.
In Viramontes’ novel Under the Feet of Jesus, the author composes symbolic representations about the daily life of a migrant worker. Symbols used throughout the novel was the barn as a figure to represent a church, Petra’s statue of Jesus that symbolized her faith in Christianity and the baby doll with no mouth that represented the views on silence. The author uses symbolism to get her message across on how the difficulties of migrant workers. The symbols, the barn, Jesus statue, and the baby with no mouth represent the migrant workers’ stance on faith. In the novel, the image of a barn is one that is used repeatedly to introduce new concepts in Estrella’s life, symbolizing her discovery of a new sense of self and voice.
His compassionate side is evident in his childhood as he saved Katniss’s family from starving by giving her a bread even though he was not allowed. Moreover, he is also a selfless and good-hearted boy as he is willing to do everything to protect Katniss in the arena. He also shows his love towards her by doing so. We also get to know that he has been in love with Katniss since they were five years old. On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself.
It is intriguing for the audience because Samuel may see the Babadook before the story is even read to him by Amelia, as he talks about the monsters he sees beforehand. The audience can interpret Samuel’s lines however they want, but this is chilling for all audience members. Kent uses semantic syllepsis within the main words spoken in the storybook “Let Me In”; which has both a literal and figurative meaning. The literal meaning has already been fulfilled by Amelia, which is letting the book inside her house and reading it to Samuel, causing distress in the both of them. The figurative meaning can be seen later in the film, when Amelia’s mental health has deteriorated completely and the Babadook has gained enough power take control of Amelia’s mind.
Also related to the greenhouse were the memories of Roethke’s father, who passed away when he was only 14 years old. This gave him the opportunity to develop a unique writing style which bloomed into a naturalistic style of poetry. Roethke had a talent for analyzing the world and identifying things that would normally go unnoticed to most people. His main source of inspiration and imagery was drawn from the world of nature. In Roethke’s first volume “Open House” most of his poems were protected in their expression.