In Roald Dahl’s horrendous short story “The LandLady” he uses the landlady’s character to show us that things are not always as good as they appear, and in some cases should most likely be avoided. In this chilling story, Billy sees the bed and breakfast and thinks to himself “On the carpet in front of the fire, a pretty little dachshund was curled up asleep with it’s nose tucked into it’s belly. Animals were usually a good sign in a place like this” This is significant because the dog was actually stuffed, but Billy did not know this. He later comes to find out that the landlady is a taxidermist. Furthermore, the bed and breakfast was inviting because it was cheap.
She did not know the spells or the magic, so gave Joan all she had of care and courtesy and hard work.” (Pg. 59, 3rd paragraph) Also, she doesn’t give up and overcome obstacles. Even though Alyce runs away because she failed to help Emma Blunt give birth, she regains her confidence when the rich merchant’s wife was laboring at the inn. In the book, it states, “Alyce backed out of the cottage, then turned and ran up the path to the road, she didn’t know why or where. Behind her in that cottage was disappointment and failure.
In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, it is a story about an interaction between the author, the author’s wife, and the wife’s blind friend, Robert. The blind friend was staying the night at the author’s house and he did not like the idea of it, but since it was his wife’s friend he dealt with it. The author gave characteristics to the blind guy and himself. The author assumed that blind people can’t do anything like a normal person does. The author said that “Did you have a good train ride?’ I said.
The play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the movie A Raisin in the Sun directed by Kenny Leon, which was a version of the play created in 2008, both have a lot of similarities and differences. The plot of the play starts out in a small apartment where a family of 5 people live. A massive check is coming in the mail and the play circles around what the family does with the money. The main thing is that they buy a house and water, the main character, losses the rest of the money from an investment gone bad. The movie and the play has Meany similarities, some in evolving the setting and the characters however there are other similarities too.
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”.
In Roald Dahl’s chilling tale, “The Landlady,” he uses the landlady’s character to teach the reader that if something seems too good to be true, it probably should be avoided. When Billy gets to the bed and breakfast he asks how much that it cost a night, and she tells him. “Five and sixpence a night, including breakfast.” This evidence makes Billy thinks he found a deal; however, he probably just walk into a murderer’s house. Billy says how sweet of a dog you have there. Billy said it looks like it isn 't even alive, and the woman she it isn 't and she taxidermied it herself.
She does not truly respect them. Instead of using them practically, she wants to use them as mere decorations. She does not truly appreciate them for what they were made to do. For example, though her mother uses it for her butter churn, Dee requests her mother’s churn top to use “as a centerpiece for [her] alcove table.” In addition, Dee refuses to use her grandmother’s old quilts and “put them to everyday use;” rather, she wants to hang them up for decoration (Walker, 982). Dee’s desire to use her family’s treasures as decorations rather than practical objects to be used every day is evidence of her mindset that her family heritage is a thing of the past and no longer relevant to her life.
Esperanza recognizes a somewhat better role model in Alicia. However, although Alicia has managed to provide education for herself, her role as the women of the house forces her to come home each night; “Close your eyes and they’ll go away, her father says, or You’re just imagining. And anyway, a woman’s place is sleeping so she can wake up early with the tortilla star, the one that appears early just in time to rise and catch the hind legs hide behind the sink, beneath the four-clawed tub, under the swollen floorboards nobody fixes, in the corner of your eyes” (Cisneros 22). The effect that gender roles have on Alicia’s life is expressed when she explains the imperfections she sees in Mango Street to her father who attempts to convince her otherwise. Her father’s standard, and further, the community's standard of women is too strong for Alicia to counter.
water was still at the back of my tongue and it was the longest five rolls ever to get off my King-sized bed. I stumbled to the bathroom and turned on the hot water; I asked myself, “Why didn’t I just go into the family’s restaurant business? I’d surely have a 9 to 5 job that doesn’t stress me.” Then again, I loved the thrill journalism and reporting on crime was my passion. It was something my father thought was rather morbid. However, had he ever met my editor John, he would think that the fella’s romanticism with murders and its link to the supernatural, was a case of psychosis.
Witch: What are you doing to my poor house boy. Hansel: Oh, sorry I was hungry. Grettel: Why are you not that mean if you are a witch. Witch: I don’t want to be mean. ( annoyed) Grettel: Why is your house mostly made of candy, that 's dumb?