Raymond Carver takes a bleak and sometimes dark humor approach to the costs of relationship breakups in his short story, “Popular Mechanics”. While there is a focus on how a child is often damaged during a separation, the emphasis is on the unnamed angry man and woman’s discord. Carver doesn’t clarify what is the cause of the couple’s troubles, but it’s clearly turned hostile. The gloomy depiction prevents any promise of a favorable outcome. The indistinctness of the characters allows the reader to put themselves into the story and to feel the building aggressive tension.
We begin to feel Cassia’s heart ache to be with Ky. Using a melancholy tone, the readers truly feel her sadness and depression from the situation she’s in. The theme, have courage to stand by your morals, plays a huge role in entertaining the readers of Matched. On page 119, Cassia’s grandfather says “I wouldn't take that tablet, Cassia. Not for a report.
In Lynda Barry’s essay, The Sanctuary of School, she expresses her views on the economics of public education through her personal issues of being a neglected child. She describes her childhood involving neglectful parents and having only her brother to lean on. Barry’s personal testimony does deflect from her main point that budget cuts in public schools damage children of neglect even more. Her stance is not very effective since she does not elaborate on her main point with any statistics, facts, and data for support. Although, Barry has good diction and imagery, she deters from her main focus and did not support her central
Both Zeena and Ethan have varying responses, however both showing some commitment to repair their union. In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton utilizes a broken pickle dish, to represent the views of espousement, and the representation of their varied human actions. Ethan and Zeena Frome’s marriage represents a union based on obligation rather that love. Throughout the story, Ethan is a weak and submissive husband under the control of a domineering wife.
The central plots to each chapter are completely opposite; in “Hammer”, Jimmy copes with his mother’s desertion, while in “Gripless” he must endure their reunion. Jimmy’s responses, however, seem to contradict the events of their respective chapters. For instance, in regards to her disappearance, Jimmy states that, “His mother was just a mother” (63). In general, Atwood avoids directly describing how Jimmy felt; instead, the author focuses more on Jimmy’s dismay toward Killer’s liberation, the CorpSeCorps’ investigation, and his father’s reaction. The lack of pathos within “Hammer” indicates that Jimmy dismisses human compassion and empathy.
Soto uses literary elements, symbolism, and conflict to support the overarching theme: focusing on the small things like appearances can distract society from the bigger more important things. First and foremost, the literary element in “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme, focusing on the small things like appearances can distract humainity from the bigger more important things. In fact, the boy distracts himself with the small things like his jacket, therefore his life was filled with conflict and hard times. Soto explains, “I blame that jacket for those bad years. I blame my mother for her bad taste and cheap ways.
In the excerpt “Hunger” by Richard Wright, discovering the ways of society helps you find the power within. In this matter, Richard’s father has left Richard, Richard’s younger brother and Richard’s mother. Richard explained his mother’s lecture, “ Telling us that we now had no father, that our lives would be different from those of other children” (2), this showed Richard’s family discovering what it felt like to be abandoned and starving. In addition, they had learned that they must rely on the three of them to make money, take care of the house and get the food. Indeed hunger and being abandoned are true hardships but gives Richard’s family a reason to work hard for.
Wuthering Heights is full of complex, real characters that the reader becomes attached to despite their often negative actions. Emily Brontë uses the full presentation of Heathcliff to draw the reader’s sympathy despite despite his cruel, selfish nature by presenting his difficult childhood as an outcast and his inability to be with the woman he loves. Brontë begins by using one of the narrators, Lockwood, to describe Heathcliff as a closed off, rude loner who lives in a dark house in the middle of nowhere. Despite the initial description, Lockwood immediately takes a liking to Heathcliff, brightly describing them as the same sort of person who likes to be away from people.
In the poem Mother in a Refugee Camp, the themes of power and powerlessness are shown at the same time consistently throughout the poem. The powerless aspect is shown by the mother’s lack of ability to help her child, as he is described as ‘her tenderness for a son’ that she will ‘soon’ have to ‘forget...’ This foreshadows the inevitability of his death and shows the difficulty of the position his mother is in, having to helplessly watch her own son perish. This is also further foreshadowed when the poet describes the mother’s actions towards her child: he says she is ‘combing’ the ‘hair left on his skull’. The symbolism of ‘skull’ is used as a representation of death and mortality, it displays the rapidity of his hair loss and emphasises the dangers of his starvation and protein deficiency.
The paternal protection of the father with his daughter was evident as he held her close to him, placing his hands on her shoulders. Reflection The observations at the Panera Bread exemplified some of the major aspects of the adolescent experience.
Mayella is being coerced into living a lonely and secluded lifestyle, ultimately causing her to crave any and all attention given to her. When Tom began to help Mayella with her everyday chores, it made her feel as if she was in the spotlight. During Mr. Finch’s cross-examination of Mayella, he broaches the subject of her social life, and when he asks her who her friends are, she replies in questioning manner and has no knowledge of the term “friends” (183). Additionally, Bob Ewell’s selfishness drove him to do whatever it takes to leave the lowest class of citizen in Maycomb. However, instead of working for this goal, Bob Ewell took the easy way out, and accused a black man of raping his daughter.
Even at this progressed stage in her son’s delusion, Colin’s mother has the ability to reform her son’s behavior. Instead of doing so, she encourages his abnormal behavior and asks, “Are you going all loopy” (Rendell 163)? It is this support coupled with a strange childhood that push Colin to blur the link between his human and animal
Gouvernel further reinforces the idea that she is being picked on with the sentence “I didn’t say anything. I just looked straight ahead.” This sentence emphasises the anxiety that has overcome her as she is placed in front of her bully: Barry. This overall creates a distressed tone. In contrast to this, Dac also implements simple sentences into his memoir, however, creating a celebratory tone as opposed to the distressed tone that Gouvernel creates in her memoir.