However, in the end, I understood that the narrator was only searching for comfort and that the realization that her uncle was dead was difficult for her to accept, hence the confusion between reality and illusion. In future readings, I will overcome these challenges by taking a slower reading pace to ensure that I grasp all the ideas presented by the author. This will ensure that I am not confused by scene and tone changes, making it easier to follow the
This is because readers are anxious to see how the story will conclude or end. To peak the interest of the reader towards the end, Zusak makes the reader anxious. For example, Zusak writes, “Everything was good. But it was awful, too.” This cliffhanger leaves the reader waiting and anxious to see what happens next. In previous parts of the story, the reader gets an idea of the situation, but is unaware of what could happen in the very near future.
In one of the flashback section the author remembers a time where they should have escaped but reassured by just saying “It will all be fine.” There situation was looking really bad and they both know what was coming, while all this happened they didn’t do anything. Concludently Their benighted realization of the urgency of their situation made them an attempted of a last minute escape imposible. In conclusion to this her ignorance to graph her past seems to get in her way. She seems to worry about her past instead of looking at the future, “...Day by day, night by night he recedes, and i become more faithless,”(Atwood p.261-262). Here a wall is built
Despite of being right in my accusations of her sister’s ingenuine behavior, every time I demand that my wife tries to see the true side of the story, she keeps quiet and avoids confrontation. As follows, I become extremely irritated and annoyed by her withdrawal from the conflict. According to the book, the person using the avoidance conflict style wishes the problem or conflict would go away by itself and appears uninterested in managing the conflict or in meeting the needs of the other person involved in the disagreement. As a positive side of her conflict management style in this particular situation by withdrawing she does not allow me gunny-sacking, that only leads to increasing tension, escalating emotions, and reducing listening effectiveness, as mentioned in the textbook. However, by not resolving this issue the tension in relationship with my spouse builds
“They weren’t like this before. Now he had to struggle to say something that interested her, something that made her look up from her plate, or from her proofreading files.” It seems that Shukumar had given up communicating with her” Eventually he gave up trying to amuse her. He learned, not to mind the silence.” The story is told from his point of view and it seems like he is very aware that their marriage is falling apart, but he didn’t make any effort to bring the things the way they were before. He considered that this is just a temporary matter and that they will get over it soon. At the beginning of the story, it seemed that both are deeply affected by the tragic event and both find their own separate way to grief and to continue their lives, but it turns out that Shoba was ready to continue her life without him.
The idea that she is willing to just accept the veil helps support the idea that you should not judge someone before you know their story. Yet, as time passes Elizabeth begins the question his veil. Her naiveness makes it nearly impossible for her to understand what the purpose of the veil is so, like others,she begins to make assumptions. Mr. Hooper tried to explain to her the symbolic meaning behind the veil but she is unable to comprehend it, as the Critical Overview states; She understands the veil’s allegorical dimensions only when Hooper finally forces her to do so. In his last- minute attempt to remove the veil and reveal its ultimate meaning at Hooper’s impending death.
“I threw a snowball at you, and I guess it gave you a good smack. (page 14) This quote shows Boy seriously thought he did not hit Mrs. Dempster which resulted in no guilt until 50 years later. Boy is very similar to King Claudius as they are both very ambitious and do not admit their guilt even though they are well aware of it. However, both characters having not admitted to their guilt, leads to bad decision making and later on to their downfall, in this case their
My extreme concern of being socially judged retained me from trying. I would avoid answering and asking questions in front of the classroom, discussing delicate subjects with my relatives, and even talking to someone who I thought was excessively intelligent. My life was based on a notably concise arrangement of rules I used to follow to circumvent the horror of being labeled as incapable or ignorant. Still, I knew it was only a matter of time until my approach was debunked. That time came when, dared by a friend to perform an elaborate movement, I jumped, and fractured my skull.
Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.” (9). Melinda hopes that if she keeps her pain to herself for long enough, it will eventually go away. By not saying anything, Melinda drifts further away from others and more so isolates herself.