She stays home, and under the warmness of the sun, she begins her day dreaming about love and the boy she has met the night before. In the beginning, the author writes “Connie sat with her eyes closed in the sun…” (Oates 12), which means that Connie falls asleep after her family left. Then right in the same paragraph, Oates also tells us that “when [Connie] opened her eyes she hardly knew where she was...She shook her head as if to get awake.” This line shows that Connie is at the start of her dream because the only time we don’t know a place is when we is
Harry listened to a jingle about Fruit ’N Bran breakfast cereal while he watched Mrs. Figg, a batty, cat-loving old lady from nearby Wisteria Walk, amble slowly past. She was frowning and muttering to herself. Harry was very pleased that he was concealed behind the bush; Mrs. Figg had recently taken to asking him around for tea whenever she met him in the street. She had rounded the corner and vanished from view before Uncle Vernon’s voice floated out of the window
As the mother is telling Dee that she cannot have the quilts, she shows her surprise when Dee "gasps like a bee had stung her" (64). By using this simile, the mother shows her revulsion at the new and artificial personality her daughter has adopted. As the family talks over dinner, the mother states about Dee that "she talked a blue streak over the sweet potatoes" (62). Dee is complimenting her mother's food, yet immediately afterwards, she asks for a churn top, a dasher, and some old quilts that she had not wanted recently before. This metaphor tells the reader that the compliments Dee gave her were empty and fake.
There are little fact boxes all throughout the book and a couple of anonymous stories throughout the book as well. One mini story in the book talks about a girl feeling like she needed to be thinner and all of her friends were dieting but her mother didn’t allow her to diet. Her mother claimed that it was just baby fat and that it will go away. But she knew that it won’t just go away so she had to pretend to not be hungry and not eat because she wanted to be skinny. The information in this book is extremely informational about my topic.
She expresses that, “North and South Carolina and Georgia place no restriction upon the work of children at night; and while we sleep little white girls will be working tonight in the mills in those states, working eleven hours at night,” (Line 27-31.) She uses the phrase ‘while we sleep’ to generate feelings of remorse among the listeners as the children work tirelessly on end while the adults are resting. She also uses the phrase ‘little white girls’ to create more sympathy as girls were seen as frail and innocent, and it creates the question ‘Why is an innocent and weak person being forced to work laboriously?’. She also states, “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night through, in the deafening noise of the spindles and the looms spinning and weaving cotton and wool, silks and ribbons for us to buy,” (Line 18-22.) She uses auditory imagery in the pathos argument above for her audience to better understand the harsh conditions that the children work in.
“The trick of reason is to get the imagination to seize the actual world,” Dillard states when describing the time period in which she began to outgrow many of her childhood fantasies. Dillard accounts that when she five, “growing up in Pittsburgh in 1950, I would not go to bed willingly because something came into my room.” However, Dillard kept her fear a private matter and refrained from involving her two year-old Amy, because, “she was innocent of evil.” Dillard goes into further detail about Amy, describing the innocence she displays while asleep as “charming”, “pleasant” and “serene.” Shortly thereafter, Dillard comes to the realization that the innocence Amy possesses protects her from fear. She later states that the innocence Amy has,
Here, Godwin writes, "the force of the two joyful notes slipped under her door that evening pressed her into the corner of the little room. She hardly had space to breathe. As soon as possible she drank the draft "(Meyer 43). This quote talks about what the psychological state of the woman might be like and how much she needs to escape from her every one. In reading, it can be also found that Bartleby 's life and that of the woman are very impersonal, but Bartleby 's is more since the woman, at least, the woman tries to communicate with her son and her husband in order to solve it is happening to her.
This is apparent by how she joked with Charlotte about her death many times. “‘I’ll plant some [red roses] on your grave,’ I said amiably.” (Jackson 6). The verbal irony of how she was really sending all the letters that she should enjoy herself, all the while Anne was telling her it was wrong to poison herself. Another example is when Anne is wishing she could sleep until June. “‘I wish I could sleep all winter,’ I said once, ‘and only wake up for June.’ ‘You’re wishing your life away,’ Charlotte said.” (Jackson 1).
“ Through the twilight universe Daisy began to move again with the season; suddenly she again was keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men and drowsing asleep at dawn with beads and chiffon of an evening dress tangled among dying orchids on the floor beside her bed.” (Gatsby 158). As time went on and on daisy started to get restless and ended up straying away from her original intentions of waiting for Gatsby to return. Instead daisy started flirt and hook up with other guys, at first it was just for fun to cure her boredom until Gatsby's return until she met Tom and fell in love. Daisy’s betrayal of her original intentions baffles Gatsby throughout the book. A modern piece of music corroborates this idea of confusion over someone breaking their promises and moving ion is illustrated in Chance the Rappers song “Same Drugs”.
King Alcinous’s daughter, found Odysseus sleeping by the shore after his raft had broken. They quickly took him in, bathed, clothed and fed Odysseus before asking him who he was and what he was doing. King Alcinous held up Xenia or the Law of Hospitality by treating Odysseus kindly before asking him anything. On the contrary, Poseidon’s