The short story mainly deals with a postmaster who hails from Calcutta. He works in a remote village with not much of a social life as the only inhabitants there are the workers. The postmaster, who is not named in the story, misses his city life and yearns to go back. His only company is an orphan girl named Ratan, who does odd jobs for him. They share a unique relationship, as they have only each other and the postmaster shared all his feelings and thoughts with this young girl. He reminisced about his past and even tried to write poetry as he did not have much to do. His tedious workplace has just two rooms- his office and quarters. He talked about all this to Ratanand she always looked up to him. They used to talk endlessly and eventually, the postmaster would often go to sleep after a small meal prepared by Ratan, as it would’ve gotten late. Soon, he starts teaching Ratan how to read and she eagerly learns. However, one day he falls sick. The postmaster, who was very homesick decides to request for a transfer. Both of them, Ratan and the postmaster, don’t talk much, during those days as both of them are eagerly waiting for each other’s reply. She spends her time studying what she was taught and he, staring into the empty walls. Soon, he calls her to inform her that he is going away for good, as his transfer request got cancelled. On hearing this, Ratan was devastated and asks if she can go with him to his home. In response, he laughs it off and she feels extremely hurt.
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After living away from home for nearly 20 years. He visits a bar from his youth and converses with the locals only to find out that his childhood friends and acquaintances had died. This mirrors a death within himself that he unwillingly accepts. He develops an apprehensive and bitter attitude and becomes critical of his surroundings. However he eventually realizes that his disappointment is futile and cannot change what has become of his beloved hometown.
Despite these feelings, Mary knew she had to reveal her secret. She pulled open the glass door and guided her young son into the lobby. As she entered, she caught sight of him behind the main desk speaking to a younger man, who looked like an intern. The sound of the door closing behind them captured the attention of the men, and Bill came to greet Mary and the little boy. “Hello Mary, nice seeing you again”, his words sounded echoed in her mind, “What are you doing here?”
During the wintertime when the work was slow on the farm John would “[hurry] his food and [push] his chair away again, from habit from sheer working instinct” (Ross 4). Readers can understand from this that, while having the ability to take time off work, John has no idea what else to do. Moreover, him constantly living the same lifestyle even when he is not working has caused him to miss time when he might spend quality time with his wife and experience the world, which provides him with greater fulfillment. Also, through his lifestyle readers can view that John enjoys living his life in a simple manner as he is an introvert. In addition, John never talked much as well when Ann and John would go out “John never danced enjoyed himself”
A Colonial family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act. “Ma? What is happening in the town with all those men? I heard something about the French and Indian war. Are we okay ma?”
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The dialogs retransmitted by our protagonist are indeed interspersed with Standard Written English. Thereby, one of the most commented characteristic of the novel is the split style of narrative made by Hurston. The book begins with an omniscient, third-person narrator’s voice. The language used is not vernacular, but an intellectual and figurative one, full of rhetorical figures of speech and poetic devices such as metaphors. This split of narrative allows the author to depict a vivid picture of the décor, but it also add a voice which anchors the entire novel without denaturing the vernacular dialogs of Janie’s story with elements of context or details.
”(22). This indirectly tells us about the notice that she saw in the beginning of the chapter and what it said. Otsuka suddenly reveals that the family would be moving the next day without a set
The book starts being told by one of the two main narrators, Nanapush. Nanapush had suffered much loss, but he tried to hide it. He had had 3 different wives and a beloved daughter named Lulu. He loved his daughter very much, and now he has no one. Everyone he had was killed when the sickness struck.
He could imagine his deception of this town “nestled in a paper landscape,” (Collins 534). This image of the speaker shows the first sign of his delusional ideas of the people in his town. Collins create a connection between the speaker’s teacher teaching life and retired life in lines five and six of the poem. These connections are “ chalk dust flurrying down in winter, nights dark as a blackboard,” which compares images that the readers can picture.
He says: “years passed; I went to other schools, saw other countries, I had children, I wrote books and my poor father is lying in the earth” (Carrier 105). The character gets to share his story about how his father had a gift. Without the character telling the reader, his present story would not make
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I am going to examine the book named ‘’Ceremony’’ in my essay. This is a book which belongs to Leslie Marmon Silko. She is a Native American novelist that she tells everything in her short novel. I will try to analyze and make comments about this wonderful novel. It tells us a man’s story who turn back his city named Laguna Pueblo after WWII.