A second instance is when Hazel writes a eulogy for Gus and goes to see him, even though her parents do not want her to. Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. The theme of The Fault in Our Stars is that death is a part of life, so we need to live our best lives each day. The theme that
Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” was written in 1898, but it was published until 1969. “Bibi laid his little hand on his father’s knee and was not afraid”(88), shows that whatever is to come will not cause problems. Kate Chopin uses a lot of symbolism throughout her stories to represent her feelings about things. A character or an object could represent a bigger idea throughout the story, which gives more meaning to the story. An analysis of the symbolism in Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” will show the meaning of the storm, the house, and the relationships.
Leila later says, “If Ona was here, she would count the living; Ona would tell us that there are more living than dead” (Ng 86). People live on because they are remembered. This is essentially what the quote is saying. Every time Ona is mentioned in the novel, her spirit is kept alive by Leila remembering her. Memories allow Leila and her family to remember those who are important to them, it keeps them alive, even if it’s just in their minds.
After Linda dies, she begins to appear in O’Brien’s dreams and illuminates the message that “it doesn’t matter” (O’Brien 27), whether she is dead or not. O’Brien feels the necessity of telling stories and daydreaming Linda to deal with his traumatic
Both speakers describe what they see and feel. Both poems suggest that there is an afterlife since the speakers are speaking from beyond the grave. In “Because I could not stop for Death” the speaker gives us a viewpoint of someone already in the afterlife. While in “I heard a Fly buzz-when I died” the speaker gives us a viewpoint of someone who is still alive but is about to die. The poems take the reader on a journey of what it is like to be dead and what it is like to be dying.
"On Turning Ten" by Billy Collins is a poem that addresses the idea of aging in a depressing and frustrating manner. At first sight, one would never suspect this poem revolves around the theme of death. Yet, it goes beyond literal death and focuses on the death of childhood. Written in the first person, this poem depicts the period of juvenescence as a time of innocence, imagination, creativity, and fantasies. Throughout the stanzas, Collins explores the idea of growing up and leaving childhood behind through the use of literary devices, such as hyperbole, metaphor, and tone.
“One time Grandma told me she was the very happiest when she was living over all her memories.” A Lantern in Her Hand is about the life of Abbie Deal as she moves with her husband Will, from Iowa to Nebraska for a new start. In the 1800s this was not easy but Abbie and Will accepted the challenge. Abbie is a dreamer and Will is quiet and rarely complains. Abbie has so many dreams that she knows she will not be able to live out but as her life goes on and she sees her children grow she realizes what her true dreams are. “”If I could just get down life as I have seen it,” she would think, “.
Scott Momaday, is a story of his past. Momaday explains how his grandmother was the last of the kiowas and that, in itself, made her special. He goes on to say that she still kept in touch with the tribe because he remembers how some kiowas, greasy hair and all, came to visit. Momaday was young, and this crafted how he saw his grandmother and the stories she told him sparked his imagination. When the time comes that his grandmother passes, he returns to the place that triggered his memory and drove his imagination.
He remembered the shadow that he saw before looking at Rowena, but instead of thinking of his second wife, he begins to think only about Ligeia. For a few moments, he sees some color return to her face, and he supposes that Rowena is still alive, but he has no way to immediately call the servants and continues to watch. However, soon the body returns to death, and the narrator resumes daydreaming of Ligeia. After an hour, the process of semi-revival repeats, and the narrator attempts to help her, but she returns to death, and he returns to thoughts of his first wife. The process occurs several more times, and each time the corpse seems to return more finally to death until eventually, she manages to rise from the bed and walk a few steps towards him.
George describes their childhood, “‘I knowed his Aunt Clara...When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while’" (Steinbeck 40). The background information that Steinbeck gives the reader summarizes the origin of George and Lennie’s relationship. It of course, hints as to why they are inseparable. Steinbeck also depicts George as someone that is greatly honest and true to his word as he is still loyal to Lennie even after a promise made such a long time ago.