Sometimes the things we do for others don’t always go as planned. That was the case for the innocent wife in “Birthday Party” by Katharine Brush, as what was thought to be a nice gesture by the wife, was viewed as a crime by her husband. This small event can be an indicator of a crumbling relationship, and through literary devices such as diction and shifts to portray this deeper meaning. The harsh adjectives used throughout this piece paint a story much darker than simple botched celebration.
The hardships of an American family as seen in Raymond Carvers text, "A Small, Good Thing", similar to "Cathedral", show the importance of building a relationship with someone who understands struggle. The couple has a young son and prepare to celebrate his birthday by buying a special cake. When Scotty is unexpectedly hit by a car, the couple is blindsided and does not know what to do. They stay by his side constantly, seeking answers and unintentionally pushing each other away. " For the first time, she felt they were together in it...
Appearance can be deceiving and people could turn out the exact opposite of what one would. In the short story “Birthday Party,” Katherine Brush depicts an event that happens with a couple to turn out miserably, and depicts how the man verbally abuses his wife. Brush uses literary devices such as point of view, diction, and syntax to show how the couple aren’t what people would assume them to be if you looked at them. Brush discusses the point of view from first person and how someone on the outside would observe an event.
Albert Einstein once said, “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking,” Einstein meant he did not make discoveries by thinking situations through, but by trial and error where his failures made him realize his wants. James Joyce’s short story “Araby” is about a young un-named boy infatuated by the thought of his friend Mangan’s sister. His obsession drives him to attend a bazaar late at night to buy a present for Mangan’s sister could who could not attend. “Araby” is retold in “A&P”, a novel by John Updike’s about Sammy, a 19-year old cashier fascinated by girls in bathing suits. Despite the obvious teenaged boy’s attraction to girls, “A&P” has a deeper meaning of rushed decision making and consumerism.
He is new in New York City and has been invited by her cousin Daisy whom he has barely met. He said “At the dinner table it became clear from a phone call that Daisy's husband, Tom, is having an affair with another woman. It was very embarrassing and painful for Daisy and me, but she would not talk openly about her feelings. Daisy and Tom are very wealthy and have a young child.
She is embraced because her family because she likes a boy who is the minister's son, and her family invited the ministers family over for Christmas. The girl Amy, was so embraced because her family does not celebrate Christmas like the rest of the country. In her family they eat sea food and her relatives don't speak good english. In the short story it says “what would he think of our noisy Chinese relatives who lacked proper American manners.”
For example, Edward sees Spectre as a place reminiscent of heaven, while Will sees it as rundown and abandoned. When Will claims his father is lying about his experiences to hide his personality, Edward replies, “I’ve been nothing but myself since I was born.” He also talks about catching a catfish with his wedding ring on the day his son was born, but Will learns that his father missed his delivery due to a business trip. Spectre symbolizes the world, which Edward sees optimistically and Will realistically. The inconsistent stories of Will’s birthday and the genuine personal belief in Edward’s words show the difference between what they consider true.
Mathilde always imagined herself in a high social position with wonderful jewels and expensive clothing instead she have to wear simple clothing. In her mind she is doing her husband a favor by marry him because he is a ''little clerk in the Ministry of Education''(Maupassant 3). She never considered her husband feeling he was heartbroken because she was not happy about the invitation to the Ministry party but she was too busy fretting over what to wear to notice. Her one night of radiance cost them to loss everything they
If you’re married for year and half and your working day and night you have the least expect that your wife would cheat on you. Joe did not think that his wife would cheat on him because they are a happy family but they are not rich. When Joe got off work early, Joe saw his wife in bed with Slemmons. Joe becomes cold and distant, until he realizes Missie is pregnant. It is something that happens all the time but it is always a surprise to people because it is someone that you love the most that can hurt you so much.
In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant the main character, Mme. Loisel, just received a card given to her from her husband, but when she read the card and realized it was an invitation to go to a party she started to cry. The husband asked what was wrong and Mme. Loisel responded “Oh Nothing”(Maupassant 55).The dramatic irony in this is that if you see someone crying there is usually a problem and when Mme. Loisel said nothing that was sarcasm because she wouldn’t cry if there wasn’t a problem.
Upon choosing my fourth song, I thought of the portion of the novel where Janie begins to grow doubt following her current friendship with Tea Cake. The main reasons for this sprouting emotion include the age gap between them and her unwillingness to pursue a relationship with him for fear of him messing with her feelings. Over the course of the next few days in the story, Tea Cake reassures Janie of his pure intentions even though she remains skeptical. In order to express his affection towards her, Tea Cake invites Janie to a picnic at the end of the chapter where she continues to question him by saying he could bring any woman he wants and states he does not have to bring her along just to show kindness. With correlation to their back and
Sarena Chandler Dr. Wakeman Orchestration & Arranging Listening #3 The Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celeste written by Bartok, is theoretically unique and composed in a very different way. This piece is in four movements, Bartok intentionally makes the first and third movements slow, and the second and fourth fast. The first movement is a slow fugue, with a time signature that changes abruptly.
This summary contains two videos that will be analyzed in the next section: In the first video the composer Hector Berlioz is mentioned as well as his Symphony Fantastique. The symphony was inspired on the legend of Faust; it tells the story of a man that sold his soul to the devil in return for both knowledge and earthly pleasure. At the 7:00 mark “La traviata” is mentioned, which was an opera that talked about a love affair climaxing in a tragic death. The composer of this piece was Giuseppe Verdi, but it was not the only opera he composed, in fact they were 28 operas starting with Nabucco (1842) and ending up with Falstaff (1893) a half a century later.
Odysseus & Penelope It was hard to Penelope to recognize her husband Odysseus when they were talking to each other’s in book 19. One of the biggest reasons that made her certain that her husband is died, is that he left for many years, and nobody told her truth about his location or about what is he doing. After she heard what the stranger have of stories about her husband, she told him with a warm heart about her dream. Penelope said that she saw an eagle in her dream came and killed all the suiters, and speaks to her with a human voice, and told her that he is her husband.
The Well Tuned Piano is a piece for solo piano and the entire duration of the work is 6 and a half hours. The music is composed of Just Intonation and is improvised by the composer La Monte Young. The composer also performs himself. During the song, the modern concert grand piano is played in just intonation pure toning. The sounds are completely controlled, and the composer exploits the constitution of pitch.