One major theme in Sandra Cisneros's short story “Eleven” is the coming of age. Cisneros opens the short story with our narrator's observations on aging. Rachel has already noticed that birthdays are symbolic, but do not literally represent emotional evolution. Rachel has noticed that her mother cries and gently reminds readers that it's okay for adults to cry. She reminds the readers that no matter the age all human beings can feel vulnerability and pain.
The story "Eleven" by Sandra Cineros is written in the first person point if view. It‘s very important that Sandra Cineros wrote this story in the first point of view, because if she wrote the story in a different point of view you won‘t really feel what she‘s she‘s felling and you won‘t hear what really going on in her brain and how she felt about this situation. Her thought‘s were actually helping express the theme of this story and if we can‘t hear her though‘s then the theme of the story wouldn‘t be as clear.
Fighting over a color of a house seem a little silly. But that is the conflict Sandra Cisneros is facing due to her purple house in San Antonio. The author lives in the King William historical district. Before making any changes to their houses residents must get approval by Historic and Design Review Commission. The problem is that HDRC did not approve of her color choice.
We ignore it, we do not realize it and we certainly do not want to come to terms with it but at the end of the day, irrespective of how we, humans, feel about it, the passage of time is inevitable. Time is taken for granted, it is not something we pay much attention to in our everyday lives – most of us cannot even afford to do so. Our lives are slow, as is the process of realizing that we are gradually being absorbed into oblivion, disappearing bit by bit in our own time and turning ourselves into mere memories that in the grand scheme of things are virtually irrelevant. The Swimmer by John Cheever is a short story that, in an incredibly accurate manner, illustrates how the neglect of reality can impair a person’s judgment and understanding of time, and negatively influence their lives. Perhaps, the larger idea the story points to is that regardless of how hard we try to overlook it, we cannot prevent time from passing – it simply is not within the boundaries of human capabilities.
While some differences between Blade Runner and Frankenstein are evident the similarities are quite clear. In both works the common theme is the hubris of man and how we try to play god and change nature. One of the main differences between these works is the time in which they take place. Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein who in his youth and arrogance believes he can play god and reanimate the dead. To this end he builds a giant monstrous cadaver of different parts that he recovered from other bodies, he assembles this and uses lightning to try to reanimate it.
Have you ever felt like the place you thought you knew and loved seemed to change into a harsh and dangerous place? Well that’s how Jacqueline Woodson felt. In the story “When A Town Broke A Heart. In this story Woodson wanted to believe that Greenville was a loving place,but soon realized that racism was still an issue there. In the end she started to have a different perspective of the town.
The second reading I can relate my experience with is the GUADALUPE THE SEX GODDESS of Sandra Cisnero. I found pretty interesting how the mural represented the same idea we talk about during class. In the last paragraph of her writing she said, “When I see la Virgen de Guadalupe I want to lift her dress as I did my doll’s and look to see if she comes with chones, and does her panocha look like mine, and does she have dark nipples too?”
Human nature depicts time as a necessary component of our lives. We learn how to live with time by adjusting our daily routines to something that we believe is not in our power to control. Our understanding of time lies in the theoretical world; Time is not something we can physically prove. The past, present, and future all dictate our continued progress of existence. However, can this progress of time be tampered with? In the movie, La Jetee, the main purpose is to assert the idea that humans are unwilling to comply with the chronological law of time.
The Pursuit of Wisdom in Elizabeth Alexander’s Poem “Nineteen” “The most valuable lessons aren’t taught. They’re experienced.” Indeed, experiences act as sculptors of one’s personality and psychological transformation. For each evolving being, they play a significant role in refining the individual’s future thoughts and behavior. Experiences provide us with empirical evidence that supports the lessons life teaches to all of us.
“I don’t have time, I don’t have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We genetically engineered to stop aging at twenty-five. The trouble is we live one more year unless we can get more time. Time is not a currency.
In the television series, Z Nation, Season 1: Episode 1 “Puppies and Kittens” beginnings with a flashback of the pre-apocalyptic world. During the pre-apocalypses, there is a zombie (Z) virus called ZN1 that affected the President of the United States in which he was killed by military personnel. Following the president’s death, the world begins to turn for the worst as the ZN1 virus spreads like wild fire across the world. There are flashes of the news being broadcasted on the world slowly ending as the zombies begin to takeover and the government starts to slowly lose its power. After the news is broadcasted, two military personnel are shown to be guarding a hospital that is testing people for a vaccine for the ZN1 virus.