In Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, the moon is introduced as an important symbol in the first chapter of the book. Ishmael is told by an old man, “We must strive to be like the moon”. Later that day, Ishmael asks his Grandmother what the old man meant by this.
The Pawnee believed the ring was their governmental style of high elders in council to resolve important matters. This constellation was incredibly important to the way the Pawnee behaved as a society, and their religious and cultural beliefs. They used the stars for agriculture, and to set the core values of their culture. The Council of Chiefs was connected to what they called the “Chief Star,” which we now know as the star Polaris, and it represented their main god, Tirawahat.
In some way my journey was like that of the moon- although I had even more thick clouds coming my way to make my spirit dull.” (pg 69) Here the moon always makes its way into the sky at night and to Ishmael it symbolizes his life. He is greeted by many hard situations that he over comes, in a way he always ends up in the sky
In the first line of the excerpt, Golding describes the sliver of the moon in the horizon as sitting “right down on the water” and the lights in the sky “moved fast, winked, or went out”. The author gives life and human-like characteristics to the moon and lights, in order to deepen the meaning of the writing. It further allows the reader to relate to what is being said due to Golding applying human characteristics to something nonhuman. In
Like the flower daphne, the moon is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, is a realistic fiction novel describing one catastrophic event after another. Like all people, Miranda (the main character and narrator) and her family want to get through every obstacle in life. Unfortunately, things start plummeting downhill when a large asteroid knocks the moon very close to Earth. The characters fight for survival as they are faced with natural disasters and family feuds.
La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) is a movie of Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. Rosario, illegally immigrated to the United States to live in Los Angeles, California. Rosario has been in America for four years, and has only been able to talk to Carlitos on the phone since she moved. Carlitos encounters two American immigrants, Martha and David, while working for a woman whose name is Carman. After his grandmother dies, Carlitos decides to go with the two Americans across the border.
On a night when a full moon would have shown, Apollo raced towards Earth in his blinding light. Twas’ excruciatingly painful as it moved closer. Not a single eye could be kept open, as both Mortals and immortals shielded their eyes against the light of the powerful Sun God. Lives perished that day, bodies burned, eyes blinded With no one able to stop Apollo 's hateful attack, Mortals suffered by the plenty on that day but soon Apollo was unable to continue the attack for his energy had run out.
However, the moon also carries “the first few stars,” showing that in the midst of darkness their is a glimpse of light. Although the speaker is always left sad when mother visits, the speaker also feels a little love that a mother rightfully possess. The moon came only to visit with no intention to stay. It comes and go and is headed to the “northern sky”. The moon passes the room as path to her intended destination.
Shakespeare uses a lot of light and dark imagery in this scene to describe the Romeo and Juliet's romance. As Romeo stands in the shadows, he looks to the balcony and compares Juliet to the sun. Then he says "Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon" . Romeo had always compared Rosaline to the moon, and now, his love for Juliet has outshone the moon. Therefore, when Romeo steps out of the moonlight into the light from Juliet's balcony, he has leaves behind his melodramatic love declarations for Rosaline and moves toward a more real and mature understanding of