The topics of love, society’s reaction to change, and individuality versus conformity, are ways that the author demonstrates both the scathing and appealing aspects of being an adolescent. Firstly, love is intricate and convoluted, nevertheless, it is described as the most beautiful feeling and experience. Throughout Jerry Spinelli’s novel, readers are exposed to both positive and negative aspects of love. Transition Stargirl, one of the main protagonists of the novel, is pressured by her boyfriend Leo, to become like everyone else. An example, is when Leo reluctantly conveys his need for Stargirl to change, “The point is, in a group, everybody acts pretty much the same, that’s kind of how the group holds itself together.(137)”
People mistake lust for love too often, i think it is easy to catch if someone is feeling love towards you or if it is lust by their actions. Loneliness is a big trigger for people to want
Love can be delightful, wonderful and pleasing. A true, long-lasting love can make even the most troubled, sorrowful, and unfortunate person in the world feel the luckiest. When this feeling is mutual, it is like fitting two puzzle pieces together. However, one’s love is not necessarily destined for another person only; you may fall in love all over again when you are already in a relationship. Should you then follow the aphorism “Carpe Diem”, and pursue your new-found feelings, or feel ashamed and step down.
“I must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip, By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie, That in thy likeness thou appear to us!” (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 1, V. 19-24) Who would take offense to these rough, uncaring words? Shakespeare shapes Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet as an anti-romantic character who regards love as an exclusively physical pursuit,, and see’s unrequited love as a bore.
Although, because the love is so blinding, it eschews Blanche’s vision and she fails to see the true nature of her lover and the situation. Blanche is describing a situation where she truly experienced too much of a good thing. Additionally, the metaphor of her love being “in the quicksands” (114) creates a mental image for the reader of someone struggling to make the love work, but not being able to. The love was doomed from the start to eventually sink into
Despite the claim that she demonstrates her love in an overprotective manner, this is lost when she obsessively seeks relations with men just because she can. What three things did you like the best? The idea of young people discovering an old life as a supernatural force is exciting. It allows for exploration of multiple storylines throughout the ages, which can allow for more surprising
It is hard to make a marriage work when only one person would have love for the other. That is another way I start to feel bad for T-ray. He went into a marriage being the only person who was willing to give love. If Deborah loved T-ray this could of been a whole different story. I would she made a big mistake going into a marriage without any love.
She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw.” Daisy’s and Gatsby’s desire for eachother is so strong and evident that you can just tell by the way they look at eachother. It was so strong in fact that with a couple words and gaze Tom was able to discover their affair which lead to the tragic happenings later in the story and ultimately their downfall. Infidelity is also evident in a streetcar named desire. Although, unlike the characters in "The Great Gatsby", the act of infidelity is less obvious.
“I would there were no age between ten and three and twenty... For there is nothing in between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting” (Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act III, Sc. iii). Shakespeare discusses the nature and folly of youth in several of his writings, among the most famous being Romeo and Juliet. Teenagers instigated the play's tragedy. Although Romeo and Juliet made poor decisions, their decisions were normal because of the immaturity of their brains.
The story conveyed that love can sometimes be beautiful yet ugly. It showed that loved is beautiful in such way that I think it changed Hazel’s perception about life. It is because of love that the characters became happy because Hazel was joyous when Augustus did something for her that no one ever did before. Yet, the story showed that love can also be ugly in such way that Hazel mourned of the life of the man that she loved and Augustus did not want to leave Hazel behind. The story showed beautifully the two contradicting sides of love and that is, love can sometimes be beautiful yet
The Potter and the Clay Friends are the raft you need to float when your arms are too tired to swim. They are your rock, your beacon, and your center. Your friends shape not only what you are today but what you will become tomorrow. Friends are the potter, and you are the clay they mold your identity and make you who you are. In the novella The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a tale about a young girl named Esperanza, who uses vignette style writing to create a story of how friendship shapes the life of a young girl.
Pills & Potions Love is not something that can be cured by medicine. It is not something that can be controlled. In, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, the story follows five different families that intertwine because of marriages and love affairs. The story contains unanswered mysteries, supernatural mishaps, mournful deaths, and alluring love triangles. The book has very powerful themes but lacks a lot of extremely important parts of a good fiction novel.
In the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza uses metaphors to display the connection she feels between her and objects. For example, in the vignette “Boys & Girls”, Esperanza states her exasperation of how she didn't have any friends to talk to except her sister, Nenny. She mourns the fact that everyone has a best friend except her, and in addition she doesn't have somebody “ who will understand my jokes without my having to explain them”(9). She explains that until she has a best friend of her own, “one I can tell secrets to,” then “I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor” (9). The color red is a symbol of prosperity and happiness.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefor art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” In their eyes, as well as many others, love comes above all else. Two forbidden lovers do whatever they can to be together.