For this prompt we have been asked to discuss how the novel Being There fits into the course’s overall theme “Illusion and Self-Deception”. Having gone through the book twice now I have to say in my opinion Kosinski’s Being There is an elaborate journey of pretend for the protagonist, Chance. There is a definite feeling throughout the novel that Chance does not quite know who he is or how he should act. Lacking an understanding of reality due to his mental handicap, Chance never realizes the implications of his words and actions. Chance is constantly trying to emulate someone on television or put something around him in the context of television, never showing a true interest in anything other than the garden or the television itself.
), do I ever, will I ever, regret reading The Raven Cycle. Stiefvater has dug herself a firm place in the history of life changing reads that have affected dear Jess’ life. I used to be a little ignorant child before, with my mindset that cried “Sophistication is reserved for all those books validated by a group of men who sat around a round table and decided the who's who of the literary canon”. I never knew Young Adult fiction to be surprising. Like I said, I was ignorant.
When asked what she writes about and where she draws the tremendous amount of inspiration required to write on such a creative level, Cisneros says, "I would have to say I write about the ghosts inside that haunt me, that will not let me sleep, of that which even memory does not like to mention", showing a synonymous concern with the previous one of not being a able to speak up (Cisneros Quotes 1). This quote relates to inability to have taken a different path, to have fixed one's mistakes, and to have, most importantly in the case of Cisneros, spoken up for others, haunts the author. When it is stated that Cisneros' concerns involve not speaking up, this can be interpreted in a nonliteral form to symbolize the mistake of not branching off from one's supposed path due to "destiny" because of that individual's belief that they should "play it safe". Cisneros writes about this injustice in her literary masterpeices, most directly related to the struggles of those who chose or were given a path of poverty and do not possess anyone that is willing to speak up for the injustice that they are constantly facing. Sandra Cisneros personifies and beautifully expresses her concerns, which involve, in the most general form, an inability to cause change in one's own life or the lives of
Rain” I scream into the damp, cloudy, and rainy morning The only sound I hear is the rain dripping. I begin to breathe fast. It starts to rain. I think this is a sign of panic.” (Page 90). Rose starts to become agitated and aggravated when she keeps remembering that the only reason that Rain is lost to her is because her father as ignorant and didn't have enough foresight to keep Rain inside during the storm: “I pace into my bedroom and back to the kitchen.
Last year, in my world literature class, I read Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Before I read this play, I never truly valued time. I always saw it as something arbitrary, a human invention. To me, the clock ticking in background was just signaling the time of day, nothing else. Seconds were just a smaller unit for minutes and minutes were just a smaller unit for hours.
For example, as Peg Boggs discovers Edward’s castle for the first time, a dark shadow casts on the top floor of Edward’s home. As Edward slowly emerges from the shadows, backlighting focuses on Edward’s face, and most specifically his scars, self inflicted by his own disability. With backlighting, most would believe that this effect was intended to emphasize the evilness of Edward. In many fairy tales, backlighting is used to achieve this effect. However, this is not the case.
the scarecrow sprinkles sleeping dust around her head Lucy passes out. she wakes up a couple of hours later in a building the first thing she sees is Jacob. JACOB ARE YOU OK she yells Jacob says yeah I'm fine but what are you doing down here. I don't know I was snatched out of my bed but I know one thing we need to get out of here now. Lucy says she looks around for a window she finds one but it is high.
Why Ticktoockman has a mask on his face ? Is it to make people fear him? Why did the author start the story from the middle but not from the beginning? Is the author trying to solve a current problem that is happening in the real world? .
The Richmond Haunting, began far as I know with something scratching on the window. When Fiona heard the ruckus on the glass, she thought the noise belonged to her imagination, but then it came again: This time louder, more forceful. Curious, she looked around the room and thought: 'What the hell, 'scratching her head confused with the ruckus clawing on the glass. She knew what the sound was, but a part of her refused to believe something could be scratching at the window. Scratching like a wild animal trying to escape as the hour had just turned three in the morning.