Walking Backwards written by Catherine Austen is a novel written in a form of a journal. Twelve-year-old Josh shares his emotions after losing his mom from a car accident. His mother had a snake phobia, and as she was driving, a snake found its way in the car, leading her to crash into a tree. After losing his mother, Josh now has to take care of his four-year-old brother, Sammy, and do some house chores such as laundry and cooking because his father is too occupied with building a time machine. Throughout the novel, Josh deals with different types of emotions that have affected him since his mother’s death.
In fact, the dream might just “expire” altogether. This poem conveys all of the devastating disasters that could happen when a dream is deferred. “Harlem” uses the literary device, tone, to articulate the negatives on unfilling a dream. The powerful poem implies that horribles things happen when one does not attain their dream in the line” Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” This quote exposes that if a dream is forgotten it will rue. According to the line, “Maybe it just sags like a heavy load”, goals that are incomplete (or dreams deferred rather) can haunt a person with remorse.
For example in “The Perfect Murder” Doug, the main character, suddenly gets overwhelmed about his past. This takes place thirty-six years after the incident. His childhood friend Ralph used to physically and emotionally abuse him. All of Doug's built up emotion led to him packing a pistol, traveling to his hometown, and ending up on the porch of Ralph last name home. In the story Doug says this to himself “... you needed Ralph, but more!
In the chapter “The Night I was Made” (Deep Night) The main character comes home and notices his family gathered around in front of the room. He sees his mother with her mascara running down her face. As he gets closer to her he notices his journal on his lap. The main character is in shock because in the journal the main character constantly write violent pornographic stories about him and other men. He drops to his knees and his vision blurred because he's so shocked that everyone knows about him and his fantasies.
MORGUE EMPLOYEE CREMATED BY MISTAKE WHILE TAKING A NAP Beaumont, Texas | An employee of the Jefferson County morgue died this morning, after being accidentally cremated by one of his coworkers. According to the Beaumont Police Department, 48-year old Henri Paul Johnson decided to take a nap on a stretcher after working for sixteen hours straight. While he was sleeping, another employee mistook him for the corpse of a 52-year old car accident victim and carried him to the crematory. Before anyone could notice the mistake, he had already been exposed to temperatures ranging between 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and reduced to ashes. Jenna Davis, one of Henri Johnson’s coworkers, says she heard him scream for about 15 seconds after the crematory
In the movie ordinary people a family of three (previously four) experience a great deal of grief while dealing with the death of a family member Buck. Buck is Conrad's older brother and Beth's and Calvin's oldest son and through the movie one can see how bucks death affects everyone in their own little way. Through the movie one experiences the family's unhealthy communication. Some scenes depict silence or violence and in this essay both forms of inappropriate conversation will be addressed with its proper form of management. When Conrad was with his brother while the accident was happening Buck dies, and Conrad survives.
Cathedral by Raymond Carver and Car Crash While Hitchhiking by Dennis Johnson are two non-fiction short stories that have many similarities and differences. Cathedral is a story narrated by the husband of a wife who is friends with a blind man. The wife has her blind friend come stay at their house, and the speaker is not comfortable with this, but his views change throughout the story. Car Crash While Hitchhiking is about a man in his mid-twenties that is on a lot of drugs that he receives from previous people who have let them ride with them. He wakes up in a puddle on the side of the road, and eventually a man with his family picks him up, and the end up getting into a wreck.
American poet, Robert Frost in his melancholy poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” presents the idea of nothing good lasting forever while using nature as a paradigm. This is represented through seasons with each season representing a different mood or stage in the cycle of growth. He develops his message through the personification of nature to show the drastic changes of plants. Specifically, this is presented in first couplet of the poem “Nature 's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.” The line mentioned is giving nature human characteristics of possession and movement to enhance the meaning behind the words relating to the spring season. Additionally, symbolism is scattered throughout like the use of the biblical paradise Eden.
Alcohol Sadness The essay “Let It Snow” by David Sedaris is an explanation of how alcohol can have a lasting effect on a family. In this essay, Sedaris writes about his growing up with an alcoholic mother and her mistreatment of her children with this addiction. Sedaris’ writing proves this statement by sharing about one particular day when school was canceled due to a snowstorm. Sedaris is a well-known writer, playwright and radio commentator whose work often has an autobiographical focus (Faigley 89). At the beginning of the essay, Sedaris explains that on a normal school day, he and his three sisters left the house for half of the day.
Have you ever seen someone you love laying in a puddle of blood.? One day over spring break I went over to my uncle house to visit because I haven 't seen him in awhile, so I stayed over his house for majority of the day. Eventually all of the kids fell asleep. A few hours later I heard like 5 gunshots so loud it woke me from my sleep.then my mama grabbed me and my cousins and told us to get down on the ground. Right after the shooting my auntie called the police.When the police came we went outside and I saw my daddy laying on the ground covered in blood and when I saw him i just started crying.Then a police officer came to me and my siblings and told us to get in his patrol car.Then he took us to the hospital.