71) This affliction or pain is reflected in the narrator’s story as well. He is not only afflicting the readers but also himself. He compares life to suffering and a “punch in the stomach” (pg. 74) this ongoing story is also an ongoing monologue within the narrator about his viewpoint on life and himself. He is unaware of who he is. He says, “Macabea killed me.” (pg. 76) this statement shows that he is mentally drained from writing about a character who lived the most simplistic lifestyle but died content and happy of who she is. He feels as if he has experienced the world for its splendors and wrote about them but still has no idea who he is. The idea of a girl like Macabea who is nineteen years old and is the definition of innocence, makes the narrator uncomfortable and upset. He wishes to have the answers by writing of such a character but in the end is “killed” by the very idea, just like Macabea for wanting to live a more exciting
Tragedy and love. Why is it so easy for these two seemingly opposite concepts to meet? Love can be described as a beautiful feeling, something many people strive to find. On the other hand, not many people want horrible unexpected situations to happen to them, which are also called tragedies. Love can very well end up turning tragic, and different tales have brought this to the attention of people. “Romeo and Juliet”, by Shakespeare, is one of them. Another tragic tale of love is “Pyramus and Thisbe”, told by Ovid. Though the concept of love turning into misery is in many books, it also unfortunately happens in real life. Bosko and Admira were two real-life lovers who are considered “Bosnia’s Romeo And Juliet.” These three different stories all show how a beautiful thing (love) can turn into a catastrophe.
Relationships are unique and special. The characters in the Richard Ford story “SweetHearts” have many different and unique relationships that come with mistakes and consequences along the way. With love comes responsibility and with responsibility comes hardship and loss. Richard Ford describes this as “The then-and-now story” (262) between the characters of Bobby, Arlene and Russell who all have a different path of adulthood. They all want the promise of an American future and to live there lives freely, with no consequences for one’s actions. Ford shows the different futures with the characters Cherry and Bobby as Cherry goes to school to advance her future and Bobby goes to prison which takes away his future and adulthood. Ford points out that love is shown in different ways throughout the different characters and their actions that they portray. All the characters make their own destiny and have to live with the end result.
Conveying a story about love but not traditional romance, The Princess Bride incorporates a frame tale, which is a technique of putting a story within a story. The frame tale separates the outer frame from the inner frame of the story. The Princess Bride is far more than just a story; its frame tale explicitly portrays the main message of the story: generational love and the love of family.
When one is seeking a new voyage to self-discovery such as love, death, war, or even an exciting moment in your life, it’s a struggle to find yourself when all of these occupancies’ are happening. In James Joyce “Eveline” and Tim O’Brien “The Things They Carried”, the characters overwhelming circumstances of events have a topic similar to each other’s story, love. With comparing any two stories, there is differences in a few topics as well.
“I glanced at his face, the sweat like glaze. Another me would’ve licked it off, and it would’ve tasted like salt.” (Ward 34) Desire can run deep in every teenage girl’s thoughts and actions when falling for the older boy that seems so close and yet so far. Whether it’s from blinded love, deep infatuation, or hypnotic adoration, the first love is sometimes more than a person can bear. At times love is irrational and does not always equal common sense, especially when considering your first love. In Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward shows how a first love can pull a person so far under its spell and make ones thoughts revolve around the idea of love even if it isn’t always reciprocated. This is where we often find our main character Esch, a 15
A story of love, cut short by a small part of unfortunate and sad death, as this is the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two lovers that cannot be together because of their families past. In current day, the rivalry has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet themselves, as it is just an unfortunate coincidence that forbids the two from being with each other. In the play, Romeo at times acts very impulsively to fill his desires, and get what he wants. However, through doing this, he only fixes a situation immediately, and does not fix any issues in the long run of things. Romeo reacts this way to many of these situations in the story. Acting impulsively for one’s desires leads to many bad events because it does
In the world that we live in today, there are many things that we face daily. Whether it be illness, love or just bad decisions, everybody encounters them and many more. Rash decisions are made on a very common basis among people. A lot of stuff affect the decisions you make. May it be, being too young and not having enough experience to make good decisions, or just the lack of care of the outcome. William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” is about, two young people falling in love two different rivaling households. Having faced the utmost odds, Romeo and Juliet fall in love upon first sight, and pursue each other. However, while trying to be together, they make some unfortunate decisions that ultimately lead to the tragic end. In the story
As indicated by Hamdi and DeAngelis (2008), there are five elements in the short story: setting, plot, characters, theme and point of view. It can be presumed that the ending of a short story is closely related to at least three of these elements; plot, characters and theme. This is because the ending of the short story is the closing point in the development of the plot; the part that marks the destination or the last development of characters; and also the point where the presentation of the story 's theme is crystallized and fulfilled by the author. This means that the ending of a short story is the
The chapter “‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ Is Always a Good Place to Start” from the Native Narrative “The Truth About Stories” by Thomas King explores the twisting path of how stories shape who we are, how we understand things, and how we interact with the world around us. Thomas King strengthens his argument by giving a detailed example that better, proves what he is trying to say. He tells a story about the moment he discovered what happened to his father, which I believe answered a lot of questions in his life. The author's father left when he was a little boy. The father remarried two more times, had seven more children who never knew that the authors nor his brother existed until the day of all their father's funeral. In this chapter
A white veil drapes her face, shadowing innocence and naivete. He stares as if he sees the most beautiful masterpiece only he is capable of appreciating. She is about to wed a boy she barely knows but feels a passion that is everlasting. Their lips touch like hands do: warm and rough, yet tender; not wanting to break, but wanting to relish in the unity of two people, and only two people--as it should be. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, paints the image of boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy weds girl--except boy’s family hates girl’s family and boy loves girl to the point of death. Many stigmatize the story written by Shakespeare as two teenagers who engage in a toxic relationship or as the basis of most teenage melodramas. But when looked
The Modern age works reveal that love is an artificial, unrealistic desire as seen through money, status, and women.
Among bereavement, amid anguish, the human heart beats. Within the stories told in Krik? Krak!, by Edwidge Danticat, this recurring theme can be found: despite the present ambience of perpetual misery and torment, beauty rests within calamity. The novel, Krik? Krak!, echoes the stories of several groups of Haitian citizens who all share a common ancestry. Most of whom are suffering due to the drastic state of their country.
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” readers are dropped into a deep conflict. A man must tell a woman that her husband is dead. In the beginning there is a subtle hint at the ironic twist ending, but the story goes on cooly in spite of it. Readers start to feel connected to Mrs. Mallard and begins to pity her situation, all because of irony. The effect of irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” enhances the protagonist’s situation, it introduces the effect of the foreshadowing, and indirectly characterizes the protagonist.
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away from many towns, villages and other kingdoms, a beautiful baby girl was born into a wealthy family. Her name was Cinderella and she had beautiful, luscious hair, and a smile that could make any gloomy day sunny again. She was loved endlessly by all creatures, big and small. Her life was literally the definition of perfection. She received everything she desired in life, whether or not her parents approved of it or how expensive it was.