Hermina is the housemaid and Rosaura being her daughter is treated like a servant at Luciana’s party. The setting drawn me into the story by it taking place in a mansion. Who wouldn’t want to hear about a big, beautiful house mansion? Some elements of a plot that drew me in was the climax and the resolution. The climax drew me in because a if a random girl walked up to me, said that I wasn’t someone's friend, and they claim that I’m not. I would me upset. The resolution drew me in because I thought that Rosaura was going to get a goodybag instead of two dollars. The yoyo and bracelet is worth more than two
“What happens when you are not taken care of properly, at work?” This is a question, Catherine Donohue and her friends/co-workers had to face, in Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. I was amazed by the fact that the play is based on a true story about The Radium Dial Girls and their contributions to history. For director Sally J. Robertson to present it to the public is a constant reminder on how important the role of women has changed in society. After watching the play, it was incredible being both entertained and educated at the same time.
All The Light We Cannot See written by Anthony Doerr highlights many of the hardships people experienced during World War II. The story takes place in Saint-Malo, France, a peaceful and serene town that becomes the epitome of destruction. The two main characters in the book are Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure is a young French girl who lost her sight when she was only six years old. Marie-Laure had to leave her home in Paris when the war began to unfold. Marie-Laure and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, moved to Saint-Malo to live with her great uncle, Etienne. When they were in Saint-Malo, She had to adapt to a completely different lifestyle due to the fact that Marie-Laure’s father was
In “The Cellar” by Natasha Preston is about a 16 year old girl named Summer Robinson. She lives a fairly good life, and nothing extraordinary has ever happened.The setting takes place in present time in a small town called Long Thorpe but mostly in a cellar. A community where nothing bad really takes place, until young Summer is alone is taken. She is brought to a different aspect of a new yet drastic life of thriller. A life that 's not easy to overcome if it ever is possible to overcome. With only one easy way out and the cost is her life.
Marie-Claire Blais’s Mad Shadows explores the complex relationships within the dysfunctional family of Louise, her son Patrice, and her daughter Isabelle-Marie. Louise’s obsession with Patrice’s beauty causes Isabelle-Marie to be an outsider in her own family, which she cannot escape even as she gets married and has her own child, Anne, who strongly resembles Isabelle-Marie in circumstance and appearance. Mad Shadows incorporates a cycle of familial violence spurred on by jealousy and neglect; despite Isabelle-Marie’s attempts to break the cycle of violence in the final scene of the novel, her actions and destructive urges are already apparent in Anne, ensuring the continuation of violence in the family.
The main idea of “The Charmer” is the changing perspective the protagonist Winifred has on the tragedies befallen on her family. Family conflict is a predominant theme in the story and all members of her family directly face it. The narrator uses her elder brother Zach’s smothered childhood, charming personality and rebellious nature to create internal family conflict.
Would you let someone determine your fate? In the texts, “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell and “The Lady or the Tiger” by Frank R. Stockton, the authors develops the theme of the decision of fate by having one character, choose the fate of another, in “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford let General Zaroff, a man that thought assassinating people was lighthearted pleasure, determine whether he lived or died. Also, the lover from, “The Lady or The Tiger” asks the princess to determine his fate.
The short story ”Marigolds” follows the narrator, a 14 year-old-girl living in extreme poverty during the Depression, as she transitions from the innocence of childhood to the raised consciousness of adulthood. Lizabeth has been poor for a long time, and her story describes her battle with feelings of frustration and hopelessness at being trapped in such a desperate situation. I believe one theme of “Marigolds” is the idea that as we grow up, the innocence of childhood is replaced by compassion. We see this in Lizabeth’s emotional state after she taunts Miss Lottie, when she ruins Miss Lottie’s marigolds, and finally in her reflection at the end of the story.
“The Return of Martin Guerre” is a reform of the renowned case of Martin Guerre’s journey back to Artigat, a small town located in Southern France, after his absence of approximately eight years. Though, the so-called “Martin” is really a fraud by the name of Arnaud du Tilh. His family, friends, and wife accept him for more than three years, and during that time his wife, Bertrande, becomes pregnant twice. However, after “Martin Guerre” has a quarrel over family finances and family land sales, his father in law and uncle accuse him of being an imposter. During one trial in the regional city of Rieux, Witnesses who attend are able to describe Arnaud de Tilh, including his own uncle. Others swear that they are certain the man is Martin Guerra.
The play Gas Girls by Donna-Michelle St.Bernard and the novel The Painted Girls by Cathy Buchanan have more in common than just the words in their titles. Firstly, both texts share a common setting; lower class slums. This setting is vital to the plot line and character development in each story. In Gas Girls, as the reader learns that young girls Gigi and Lola, protagonists in the play, live in a small, run down town during difficult economic times, the reader is able to better understand that the girls are not choosing to sell themselves for gas, but that it is their only option for money and ultimately survival. In addition, as Gigi’s acceptance of her place in society becomes more prevalent over the course of the play, the reader is able to understand why she is harsher on the Lola’s
“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich are works based on the main idea of the plight of women in a male-dominated world in their respective time periods and their struggle to get their freedom. They were written during a time when women were controlled by some male authority figure through every stage of their life, starting from their father at birth and eventually by their husbands after their marriage. Although they are essentially based on the same theme, the portrayal of the theme is different in both. While Chopin’s short story gives a woman hope to be free from the confinement of her marriage, Rich’s poem shows a woman dreaming about the freedom she knows she will never get, through the tigers in her tapestry.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a twisted and heart wrenching story that takes place during a time of great racial inequality. The Devil seems to be very busy throughout the world as he escalates situations and spews lies into the thoughts of men, tearing them from their beloved families. The story “Desiree’s Baby” summons up a very saddening irony that the prejudiced Armand learns that it was his mixed parentage and not that of his wife which produced their mixed-race child whom he detested and rejected.
Set against the backdrop of Naples, the characters in Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend are immersed in a world of violence, ignorance, and poverty. Under this shadow, Elena and Lila struggle to define the past of their parents from their own future. In fact, it is the weight of despair that allows small moments of joy to become vibrant within the story; as James Wood describes, “deprivation gives details a snatched richness” (Wood 10). The luminosity of moments like when Elena travels to Ischia, when the two girls purchase Little Women, and lighting fireworks on New Years Eve, are integral to the depiction of brilliant friendship between them. Therefore, it is not coincidental that when the girls experience fleeting moments of childhood bliss,
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates the personal growth of the dynamic protagonist Louise Mallard, after hearing news of her husband’s death. The third-person narrator telling the story uses deep insight into Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts and emotions as she sorts through her feelings after her sister informs her of her husband’s death. During a Character analysis of Louise Mallard, a reader will understand that the delicate Mrs. Mallard transforms her grief into excitement over her newly discovered freedom that leads to her death. As Mrs. Mallard sorts through her grief she realizes the importance of this freedom and the strength that she will be able to do it alone.