Snow serves as a symbol of the love the couple once shared together. The narrator explains the night of the “big snow”, “Remember the night, out on the lawn, knee-deep in snow, chins pointed to the sky as the wind whirled down all that whiteness?” (108) which is a symbol of the climax of the love and happiness shared between the two lovers. However, the narrator uses the idea of snow once again, “just a few dots of white, no field of snow” (109) to contrast the previous image. The few dots of white symbolize the absence or dwindling of love and affection that was once shared in the house the narrator passes by. Similarly to how snow falls and then eventually melts away, the love that grew within the couple eventually melted away as well.
This quote shows how Jem and Scout plaster the snow onto the dirt. The dirt is a representation of the black race and the snow being the white race. The dirt is covered by the snow, which is parallel to the oppression of the black race by the white people. Later, a fire occurs and the snowman melts into one heap: “…you’ve got a job of your own over there. She pointed to our yard.
“The lightning bugs trapped in empty peanut butter jars with triangular holes on top, made with the point of a beer can opener. The fading smears of phosphorescent yellow-green where the older, more jaded kids have used their sneaker soles to smear the lights across the gray pavement. “Let them out,” our mothers would say, “or they will die in there.” Finally, perfect sleep. Sweaty sheets, no dreams.” This excerpt gives impeccable evidence as to why people who try too hard to reduce the complexities in their lives to simplistic terms by telling us a nostalgic memory from when Quindlen was very young and what people used to do and say back then regarding lightning bugs. On the end of the excerpt, Quindlen uses syntax through sentence fragments to imbed her final thoughts on the lightning
Because they have been desensitized to human suffering, the citizens of the World State find it funny—even entertaining. "Charming! But in civilized countries," said the Controller, "you can have girls without hoeing for them, and there aren 't any flies or mosquitoes to sting you. We got rid of them all centuries ago." John makes another point when we suffer not only for the sake of suffering, but also for the rewards that come after.
The has done a good job of using many relevant symbols to portray the author in negative and positive way. She uses the winter and the dying tree as negativity, the spring and the beautiful tree as positivity along with the art room. The art room was positive enough Melinda tells Mr. Freeman about the rape “You’ve been through a lot, haven’t you?” The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.
Childish in manner, the memories of a hidden box of private things, a locked diary, a Hairy Man, and a cherry bomb are characterized as youthful and naive. These memories value and embrace the importance of childhood summers, and this is emphasized when the narrator symbolizes her cherry bomb as a “memento of good times”. The narrator’s childhood was a good time full of youthfulness and naivety, and all she worried about was the dangers of an exploding cherry bomb, and all her good times were tucked away into a simple cigar-smelling
“Progress is impossible without change,” Irish playwright and polemicist George Bernard Shaw once said. In order to move in a positive direction, we sometimes need to accept change. After watching the movie, A Raisin in the Sun, viewers can walk away, satisfied with the beneficial changes made to the film. Without question, movies are almost always better than the book. The movie, A Raisin in the Sun, is much better than the book because the added scenes helped the viewer have a better understanding of the characters and the time period.
However, at first the skull is a blank canvas and anyone can decorate them to resemble their deceased loved ones. Some people even write the name of their deceased in the forehead of the skull. Usually we decorate the skulls extremely colorful with the primary colors of yellow, orange, light green, and pink. The reason for this is because we use vivid colors that represent the joyful times and things the deceased person lived through, instead of remembering the woeful times. The sugar skulls tradition dates back to more than 500 years ago.
Amidst the riotous splendor, I turned and beamed at Miles. His smile cut in and out between the flashing strobe lights, making the entire extravaganza a stop motion dream. He handed me a broken chunk of a cookies and cream bar that was halfway to melting and together we cherished every sweet second of our candy colored existence. Betrayal was far behind us then. I doubt I have ever been
Relieved, deceleration brings air back into my lungs and I am grateful I did not splatter on the ground below. As my now shaky legs drift off of the ride, my stomach aches with hunger and my throat parches from the dry heat. In a dazed yet adrenalizing state, I wander to the nearest vendor. The stand smells of unnatural still sweet flavors of cotton candy and the greasy, nostalgic smell of buttered popcorn. I moisten my arid lips, for I had finally laid eyes on the Coke machine with its amber nectar of the gods.