Gradgrind about the lack of emotions taught in the class. “She uncovered her head, and letting her cloak and hood fall where they might, stood looking at him so colorless, so dishevelled, so defiant and despairing, that he was afraid of her” (pg 208), the quote illustrates how the emotional state Louisa is feeling has taken over physically as well. Louisa has no idea how to understand the emotions being felt towards Harthouse. Louisa was never taught emotions during Mr. Gradgrind education system “raised in a lifestyle of nothing but facts” (pg 9). So, Louisa asks for help from Mr. Gradgrind due to the amount of ignorance in emotions, “all that I know is, your philosophy and your teachings will now save me.
To experience all this chaos in Satrapi’s childhood took a toll on her mental state. In Persepolis, it is evident that there are some aspects of the Revolution that don’t make sense to Satrapi. Although she is born into a world that is unfamiliar to her, she is determined to find meaning. Satrapi entices her readers by making her characters and the situation more relatable. The authors incorporation of a child’s perspective, her relationship with God, and the use of a graphic novel are just a few of the ways in which the subject of Persepolis appeals to readers.
“The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” The American Author, Ursula K Le Guin has written many novels and short stories in the past. She is most famous for her science-fiction novels and works. “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” is a short story based in the utopia city of Omelas. Le Guin tries to convey the idea of being able to live in a utopia only at the sacrifice of a young child’s innocence. Through the short story, Le Guin gives the reader the question: would you be able to live in a utopia knowing that there is a young child suffering for your happiness?
In his thought-provoking novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck illustrates the stages of Adam Trask’s life to prove that human beings have the God-given power to choose light over darkness. Although Adam doesn’t utter “Timshel!” until the final page of the novel, Chapter 31 reveals that Trask was strong enough to shake off his personal demons long before Aron’s death. Simultaneously, the chapter provides insight into Cathy’s character and quells the questions: What is a monster, and does Cathy constitute one? These revelations are collectively vital to the text’s thematic development.
Frozen is based in a dystopian future where the Earth is experiencing constant in sub-zero weather and the United States is under martial law. There are also certain people who are “marked,” which means that they are cursed with mage-like powers and are highly hunted by the government. De la Cruz uses these different potential problems to create an entire novel based on conflict. She uses four different types of conflict- person versus self, person versus society, person versus person, and person versus nature- to develop its theme and push the plot forward. The first type of conflict that the author shows the readers, person versus self, is introduced early on in the pages.
From Guy, who first aimed of going to “Tomorrow,”1 the dream was passed on to the teenage daughter Eep. It was Eep, who passed it on to her family.2 One by one, they held on to that belief that beyond their cave lies a more prosperous home that they could live in. While it took them one full journey to do that, they did open themselves to new possibilities, things that were once “dangerous” and “deadly” to them, but are now considered essential to improving life. With emphasis on the portrayal of Eep, the film The Croods showed that by being firm in faith and upholding a vision that highlights innate goodness, a better future is at reach for anyone who dreams for it. While faith is typically synonymized with belief in the English language, Theology says that
As a result, they grew lonely and lost their sense of identity. When they finally were fed up with feeling lost, they both had a moment where they exploded and told people how they were feeling lost in the culture's strange ways. Ts’ai Yen’s song has lived on through the generations, showing others how it feels when living with colliding cultures. Not everyone can understand what it feels like to be lost and without a sense of identity, but Ts’ai Yen captures that emotion so anyone can empathize. Similarly, Maxine’s throat bursting shows her family how isolated she felt.
Anne Sullivan and Odysseus’s journey stages were very similar. For example, they both experienced a call to start their journey, their struggles in their road of trials, and after they both luckily found their crisis salvation which lead them both transformed into new people. These examples are just a few of the many ways Odysseus and Anne Sullivan relate in their life events. Anne Sullivan and Odysseus both found their call and were unaware of what was going to happen during the time they were there.“Perkins director Michael Anagnos wrote to Sullivan about a job opportunity as governess for a deaf-mute, and blind young woman named Helen Keller”(Sisson). Also Odysseus was unaware as to what was going to happened when he left to fight in the
Conclusively, this depiction of an Apocalyptic comedy helps us cope with the thought of our world coming to an end. Synopsis of Film In this film real life actors play fictionalized versions of themselves, as they are encountered with the Biblical Apocalypse. The film takes place at James Franco’s housewarming party, with the main actors including Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride. These celebrities survived catastrophic earthquakes, a black hole, fires, explosions, and riots, before barricading themselves in a house. The premise of the film take place in Franco’s house in Los Angeles, where the group of friends implement survival strategies, while waiting for help amongst the disaster.
At the end of the conversation, we were told to read the book “Back to the Future in the Caves of Kauai” by David Burney, one of the reserve founders. The first sentence of the book stood out to me the most and set me on a path of discovery for the rest of this journey, “Visitors come to Hawaii seeking paradise. But the truth is, these islands have become a kind of living hell for nature. The place is a microcosm of the world condition, where the role of humans in transforming nature stands out in high relief.” (1 ). These words set the stage and allowed me to begin the process of proposing questions and finding