Just when she thought she could take it all, she broke. During this event in Steinbeck’s story, she and her husband were driving and “She turned up her collar so he could not see that she was crying weakly—like an old woman” (211). She was beaten down simply by a sight, not only was she crying but as if she was an old woman. This showed she was not as strong as she made it out to be, and she was terrified to let her husband see her in this condition. She lost all of her dignity when she saw those flowers and could not help but sit there and let the tears
This prompts Liesel to ask Ilsa if the room is hers, to which the answer is yes. Liesel asks if she has ever read The Last Human Stranger, and Ilsa says that it’s “not bad.” With this Liesel tries to find something else to talk about, but Ilsa tells her that she should go, saying “He’s waiting for you.” This is because she can see Rudy’s hair through the window. This is the last time Liesel comes into the house before being taken in by the Hermanns, therefore it’s the last time that she comes into the house as a
Her painting pictures a vulnerable Frida lying on a large bed in front of a vast plain which implies her loneliness and feeling of helplessness. There are red ribbons coming from her stomach which symbolize umbilical cords and are attached to a pelvis, a fetus and a flower among other objects which symbolize the loss of her child and her attachment to the unborn life. Having a miscarriage is one of the hardest things any parent can experience, let alone having three terminated pregnancies but Frida Kahlo dealt with her pain as naturally as anyone else would. Frida used her talent to take away or mostly suppress her deepest emotions and hurt. She made many paintings and prints that expressed her painful experience and how alone she felt through the process.
Her parents were separated at the time, so she was stressed out about that, while her mom was sick with cancer. She explains that that she felt empty and angry, and she was terribly mean to her stepbrothers, stepmother, and father. Although this type of action is very understandable, it doesn’t make it right for her to act horribly towards her father’s family. This evidence illustrates the theme life is tough, because right after her mother died, she had to go move in with her father, which probably reminded her of her parents divorce. In conclusion, the story, “Birthday Box” By: Jane Yolen is a story about hardships, and revolves around the theme that life is tough.
Wesley lets Rain out of the house during the storm and she becomes lost, adding to Rose’s emotional turmoil. Rose is becoming crazed, confused and concerned when she realizes that her Rain is all alone and lost: ““Rain! Rain! Rain! Rain” I scream into the damp, cloudy, and rainy morning The only sound I hear is the rain dripping.
Her husband called in two neighborhood doctors. Doctor Hugh Hodge and Doctor John Foulke. “ They gave her cool drinks of barley water and apple water to reduce the fever, and red wine with lanthanum to help her rest”. They said nothing work and her condition worsened. Next, The two doctors called in doctor Benjamin Rush.
Mrs. Dubose is a sickly old woman who looked gross and disgusting in the eyes of Jem and Scout. She nagged them whenever she saw them pass by, sometimes saying offensive things to them or their family. In a fit of rage, Jem decided to ruin her front yard to try to teach her a lesson about not messing with his family. His consequence for doing so was to go and read to the old lady for two hours a day. He then read to Mrs. Dubose until a month before she passed away.
In the short stories “Gwilans Harp” by Ursula K. le Guin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry all the characters experience a loss of some kind. In “Gwilans Harp” Gwilan loses her favorite harp, her husband, and her ability to play. “The Washwoman” focuses on the loss of a woman’s contact with her son, her health, and her ability to work. Finally, in “The Last Leaf” the two young ladies Johnsy and Sue learn loss through the loss of Johnsy’s health, the loss of hope, and the loss of their neighbor. Despite the fact that all the short stories deal with the theme of loss they deal with this theme differently.
Also Salamanca did not only blame her friends, but she also blamed herself. After Sal 's mother died, she thought that her mother 's death was her fault. Her mother was pregnant and the loss of her baby may have caused the reason that she wanted to pursue her journey. Sal was hanging on a tree and she fell, her mother, still pregnant, carried her to the hospital. When her mother was giving birth to the baby, he was born dead, she then needed to do a hysterectomy, she could not have more babies.
She started crying even more after I told her this and said, “I love you too mommy!” She had blood coming down her face and she was closing her eyes so she wouldn’t see it. When the paramedics got there I told them to save Megan first because she meant everything to me, she was my life. They said that they did all they could but she did not make it, she lost so much blood that during surgery she flatlined. I will always say Megan died because of me, I will never blame the doctors for her death because I was the one who couldn’t save her. I was the one who couldn’t get out of my seat.