“Yours” written by Mary Robinson is a story about a married couple and their life dealing with cancer. The two main Characters, Allison and Clark, spend their afternoon carving pumpkins and going back and forth about who’s pumpkins look better. Later on that night, Allison begins to die. In the story, the author shares many points that all wrap up at the end to make the story very ironic and symbolic. In the beginning of the story the author shares that Allison's Husband Clark is more than twice her age.
Even though in the story Gordon had said multiple times that he wasn’t a hero “Again, as I said, I’m no hero-I’m barley able to take care of myself, if you want to know the truth-but I fell in beside her without a word” (page 99 La Conchita). I think that Gordon actually was a hero for helping this woman and saving her husband and daughter. He could’ve stayed on the side lines and let the woman try to rescue her husband and daughter on her own, but he didn’t. Some might say that he shouldn’t have let the liver sit there unsupervised but I think that he needed to help the woman right at that point or the husband and daughter could’ve died. Another point in the story Gordon claims that he wasn’t digging to be a hero but he was digging for the woman.
Meredith Hall is mother is faced with divorce in “Killing Chickens”. Isolated by the betrayal of her husband’s adultery with her best friend, she tackles the chores he left behind while celebrating her 38th birthday with her two sons. Throughout the story she allows herself to feel hurt, angry, and lost; crying frequently but putting on a happy face in front of the children, but overall Hall comes off as strong. By the end of a nightmare of a day she’s adjusted into what you might call survival mode, getting everything done that needs done and preparing to face the hardships that her tomorrow will bring. She has a personal attachment to the chickens she kills, they have names and personalities, but she accomplishes the task regardless.
Sage Singer is a baker who works at night trying to escape reality. Josef Weber is an elderly man who Sage meets at her grief support group in modern day New Hampshire. Sage goes to grief support because her mother died and she is trying to find a way to cope. Her idea of coping is going to grief support and listening to others problems so she doesn’t feel as bad about herself. Josef weber goes to grief support because he feels he is being haunted by his pass, and deserves to die because of what he did.
In her article “The Duck Question Finally Answered,” Michelle Wittle says, “Holden wants to save people from the world. More specifically, Holden wants to save children from the world. This is evident when he is walking to get Phoebe at school and he sees the curse words on the school steps” (Wittle 1). As Holden went through the tough time of grieving Allie, his perspective changed on everyone and everything. He knew Allie as a child whom had done nothing wrong, and died of the unfair disease of leukemia.
He had been far from the scene of the accident, and did not even know there had been one. He stood amazed at Josephine’s piercing cry; at Richards’ quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.” (Chopin 3). This story shows a lot of Dramatic Irony. The irony of life killed her, but it might have been worth it for her in just that short hour. The other characters in the story saw Mrs. Mallard’s death as she how she couldn’t control the joy she had when she saw that her husband was still alive.
And how it’s hard for a parent to let go. Olds talks about family life as well she talks a lot about the abuse she went through as a child and her relationship with her father. In the poem “The Victims” Olds is talking about how she is excited that her father has left. She is glad that her mother divorced him, “When mother divorced you, we were glad, she took it and took it in silence” (Poemhunter). In this poem Olds seems to be excited that her father has lost his job as well,” We were tickled to think of your office taken away, your secretaries taken away, your lunches with three double bourbons, your pencils, your reams of paper” (Poemhunter).
The family stood together as a family should do. The daughter was determined to get her mother a chair to rest on due to her mother coming home very tired from work. The art in each page creates a mood through the text just how the color and the borders do. When there was happiness in the book there were the bright colors such as yellow and pink with a border of beautiful flowers, yet there was dark colors when the family’s house burned down along with the wilted flower border. .
She regularly tended the homestead’s gardens and loved to bake, and the neighborhood children sometimes visited her with their rambunctious games. In 1878 her friend Samuel Bowles died and another of her esteemed friends Charles Wadsworth died in 1882, the same year her mother succumbed to her lengthy illness. A year later her brother Austin’s son Gilbert died. Dickinson herself had been afflicted for some time with her own illness affecting the kidneys, Bright’s Disease, symptoms of which include chronic pain and edema, which may have contributed to her seclusion from the outside world. ‘Called Back’: Emily Dickinson died on 15 May 1886, at the age of fifty-six.
George gets dinner ready for her and tends to her every need. Unfortunately, when his grandmother succumbs to her old age and ill health, George very bravely walks into her room and “[grasps] the coverlet and [pulls] it up over gramma’s face” (King 436). George, a child of about thirteen years of age, has just performed his grandmother’s funeral himself. A Funeral can potentially be mentally disturbing, especially if it is a loved one. George is so valiant that at his tender age, he performs his own grandmother’s funeral after her sudden demise when he is home all alone with her dead carcass.
Libby’s mother lied to Libby that Libby hit someone who has been seriously injured, and Libby’s mother knew that that person is Libby’s friend Kasey. But she didn’t tell Libby. Libby’s mind was disorder after the accident, and that causes Libby had an imagination of Kasey was still alive. At the end, when Libby’s mother and father tells the truth to her, Libby was completely crumbled. If Libby’s mother didn’t lie to her, and told her the truth, Libby would be very sad and shocked that time, but it would be way better than let her know at the end.
The season of fall is approaching quickly, the temperature is dropping, colors are changing, and it is the perfect time to carve some pumpkins! Carving pumpkins has been a continuous fall tradition for decades. Not only is it easy, but also fun for the family but it can also be used as a decoration for your front porch no matter how awful they might turn out. Pumpkin carving does not require the skills like Leonardo Da Vinci but sure is not as simple as tying someone 's shoe. It is a long, yet exciting process that you absolutely need the patients for.
Melvina claims seeing Nannie stick a hatpin in the baby 's head, and the family agrees, but the doctors could not give an exact explanation. After that grandbaby’s death the two grieving parents drifted apart, and Melvina began dating a soldier. Nannie disapproved of the man and it was a constant argument between Nannie and Melvina. After a pretty bad fight between the two, Robert mysteriously died under Nannie’s care on July 7, 1945. The death was said to be asphyxia from unknown causes and Nannie collected $500 from Robert’s life
The Dog Year The Dog Year, by Ann Wertz Garvin, is a story about Dr. Lucy Peterman, a reconstructive plastic surgeon for women who have breast cancer. She had a good life and very much loved her husband and was expecting their first child. Her good life is seemingly torn away from her when she gets into a car accident where she loses both her husband and her unborn child in one afternoon. Lucy opts not to seek grief counseling and instead turns to kleptomania as a way to try and cope. Her rash of thefts leads her to a suspension at work and, at times, in trouble with the law.
May I ask why you are crying here?” the old woman asked with a sympathetic facial expression. Half-crying, Elizabeth told the woman that her mom is dying from a fatal disease, and only an herb named ‘jippio plant’ can cure her. She also described how the neighborhood hospital has the herb, but she cannot afford it. “Hmm… Have you ever visited Mr. Linden’s library?” “Mr. Linden’s library?