Ethan Frome and “The Yellow Wallpaper both have women as their main characters in the stories. In Ethan Frome the women’s names are Zeena Frome and Mattie Silver. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the women’s names are Jennie, Mary, and the anonymous narrator. Each of the characters have their own unique traits and different personalities, but they also have many similarities. Each of the women play very big roles in their stories, and they are portrayed in different ways.
Do you believe women can do things just as easily as men can? In the novel, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Charlotte Doyle becomes part of the crew on the ship, the Seahawk. For starters, Charlotte is very brave, she climbed the Royal Yard just to become part of the crew. She is also tough, her knife throwing skills are incredible! Additionally, Charlotte is a hard worker. She works her full hours and helped the ship survive the hurricane. Charlotte Doyle has the skills needed to become part of the crew.
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85). Through his actions,
“Ms. Hamilton can be charming, tempestuous, persnickety, vulgar, poetic, provocative, and mothering, sometimes all in the course of a single flurry of sentences” (Gordinier). Many will inquire, how is it possible for one person to express so many emotions in a brief moment? Due to Hamilton’s upbringing and lifestyle transformation, she has encountered contrasting walks of life; she has performed the duties of a troublesome teen, a ruthless chef, a nurturing mother, an expressive writer, and so much more. As a child living along the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Hamilton’s parents divorced when she was eleven years old and abandoned her. This forced her to grow up quickly and learn how to live an independent life. In order to survive, Hamilton cooked with any ingredients she could find and landed a job washing dishes in a restaurant. Eventually, she went to college to become a writer, but returned to the kitchen shortly after graduating. Once she met her husband, she instantly fell in love with his big, Italian family—something she longed for during the entirety of her childhood. Nowadays, she manages and cooks in her family-styled, New York City restaurant: Prune (Gordinier; Hamilton; Kakutani). Gabrielle Hamilton has become one of the most influential and well-known chefs in the world, because she displays a welcoming, homelike environment in her restaurant and uses simple cooking techniques.
I think the point of the story Lyddie is to show just how hard it was for young women to get by back then. In Lyddie's story, she has to go endure many hardships such as losing her farm, having poor working conditions, and having to walk and walk to become a factory girl. The place she stayed at was an small inn. The in was very overcrowded with 2 women sharing a bed. This could potentially be harmful to the girls if for example there was a fire they would not all be able to make it out alive. In this essay, I will be talking about all the hardships that Lyddie had to push through and how bad their lives were back then.
Situational irony is a noun meaning “an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does” (Dictionary.com). Many events that contain situational irony are present in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book is a story narrated by Death about a girl named Liesel and her experiences during World War II. She is givin up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann and she eventually has a wonderful life in her new home. She loves to spend time with her best friend Rudy Steiner and she even becomes friends with the Jewish man hiding in her basement, Max. The Book Thief is a complicated story showing how some events can be unexpected, but can end up being good in the end. To show this, Markus Zusak uses situational irony first when a Jewish man shows up at the Hubermann’s door, again when Death is actually caring and kind, and finally when a basement that was not supposed to be safe actually saved Liesel 's life.
Have you ever gone out with friends, and had it going perfectly fine, but what if all of that disappeared because of a bad decision? What if a catastrophic event happened that effected everyone? Well that is what happens in the White Pine nominee, dramatic book called The Fall that was written by Colleen Nelson in 2013. The book follows a boy, who lacks friends finally making some as the group of 4 go out one day to the movies to fool around. However, suddenly a catastrophic, tragic accident happens leaving the boys in shock. They boys decide to go their separate ways as one turns to gang violence, one turns to substance abuse to escape pain, and the last one, must find his own way
In Katherine Paterson’s novel, “Lyddie”, the main character must survive and make decisions that will affect her and how she lives. Lyddie was a thirteen year old girl, and her father had left the family. While Lyddie’s mother and younger siblings had gone to their aunt’s home for the winter, Lyddie and her brother Charlie decide stay to take care of it. However, during Spring, both Lyddie and Charlie were demanded to go to work to pay off their family's debts. Lyddie is taken to a tavern of which she meets Triphena ( the cook ) and Mrs. Cutler. Moreover, Lyddie returns from a secret trip, and in result, she is told that she has been fired. Lyddie ( at this time ) is now adventuring off to become a factory girl being told she could make a
Max and Liesel are very similar. They both are homeless, and have lost important people in their lives. While Max and Liesel are different to the outside eye they have similar personalities and interests. They both suffer from nightmares, but are quite fond of books, and are brought into the Huberman’s household.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -(Khalil Gibran) Responsibility the word parents use to get their children to do their chores, has always been a sour word in our minds. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck is a story of a mentally challenged strong grown man named Lennie, who likes to touch soft things, and his friend George, who keeps Lennie on track by doing what they do best, bucking barley. The two have been best friends since day one Lennie stayed with his Aunt Clara, and George with his pop and mom. When Aunt Clara died George took on the responsibility of caring for Lennie. The main thesis of this story is responsibility. George and Lennie’s dream was to own their own plot of land, they fell short of this American dream as George could no longer be held responsible for Lennie as he was too reckless for his own good.
Of Mice and Men is a book both widely criticized and praised. Once hailed by the Nobel prize judges in 1962 for his realism and sympathetic humor, John Steinbeck is now under attack in the United States. Steinbeck’s story of the difficulties faced by the migrant fieldworkers is a fixture on high-school syllabi in the United States and beyond, but has also become one of America’s most frequently challenged books due to over 100 counts of profanities, morbid and depressing themes, and the authors alleged “anti-business attitude.” Others have called the book derogatory towards African Americans, women, and the developmentally disabled” (pbs.org). Although there are objections to content, Of Mice and Men should not be banned because despite profanity
“I have eleven children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons, and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief. I think she’ll wake when she tires off.” This quote was said by Rebecca Nurse who is a religious woman in her seventies. She is helpful to society and fights for what is right. Everyone in Salem appreciates her for her bold attitude and strong-willed personality. I am most similar to Rebecca Nurse because she is loyal to her friends, understanding of others, and a courageous woman.
The book thief has many hidden meanings and themes, but the one that stood out to me the most is love. Love, and the different scenarios associated with it, pops up several times throughout the book. Liesel, the main character, goes through a lot in the book thief and much of it involves some form of love. Liesel is sent away from her parents, whom she loves, to live with a strict mother and a caring father. She must pretend to be a part of this new family, live in a new place, make new friends, and follow new rules. With a completely new territory to conquer, love is hidden for Liesel to discover.
The short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner depicts how seclusion can certainly impact one’s life. Throughout the story, Emily gives off this “insane” impression. However, after fully reading the story, the reader can fully understand why Emily was the way she was.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, are about two souls who endured a great amount of anguish and misfortune. A Jew and a German, two individuals whose stories should have been remarkably different, turn out to be unexpectedly alike. Liesel’s and Elie’s experiences both comprise of destruction, self doubt, and the obligation to stay alive. Despite the similar experiences they confronted, they survived in their own means.