But in the book Night Elie had went through the stage of depression mostly when his father died. After his father died in Buchenwald he still stayed there for a couple more months Elie was in a rough patch where nothing mattered anymore. “I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” (Wiesel 113) Elie said this after his father died he couldn’t describe his life because it didn’t matter enough for him to describe.
Since her son’s death, Amy had been containing her emotions as much as possible trying to come into terms with her child’s passing. She often spent her days visiting friends and seeking their comfort to keep her mind away from her son. Amy eventually broke down in rage in front of her husband during their confrontation exclaiming, “Friends make pretense of following to the grave, but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand. But the world’s evil. I won’t have grief so if I can change it.
This line reflects Elizabeth 's and Robert 's movement into heaven together, after death. Sexual imagery is used to reference how Elizabeth gave up her own morals to be with Robert. Their love for each other was so strong that it suggests that even though, Elizabeth gave up her own morals, it was worth it. Throughout this sonnet, Elizabeth Barret Browning continues to reference heaven and the afterlife. "The angels would press on us and aspire".
“The Chrysanthemums”, by John Steinbeck, is an allegory of an intelligent married woman, whose marriage is functional but passionless. An allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. The hidden meaning within this story is Elisa’s frustration with her present life. While her husband is preoccupied with work, she is taking care of the chrysanthemums within her garden. In other words, she is performing the duties of an “at home wife”, while falling in her childless void.
It is possible to understand that the emotion of finally being able to enjoy the freedom one desires but only can be achieved privately. For example, the story mentions Louise hearing from Josephine and Richard’s proclaiming of Brently’s death. At first, Mrs. Mallard will obviously react with grief. However, this is just a mask she uses to hide the feeling of extreme joy. In actually, Louise begins to realize that she is now and finally an independent woman.
Readers experience many substories that mimic the thematic tales of The Odyssey. In Book I the metaphorical stage is set "in medias res" as the Greek Gods discuss Odysseus’ predicament. The story starts twenty years after Odysseus has left his infant son Telemachus with his patient wife Penelope. As he goes to fight against Troy in Homer’s previous tale The Iliad. Both Agamemnon and Odysseus, have wives besieged by suitors and a son who, logically, dislikes them.
"The Chrysanthemums" is a short story in which John Steinbeck, the author, presents a telling of Elisa and Henry Allen’s marriage through Elisa’s perspective. The work takes place in the 1930s in the Salina Valleys, where Elisa is tending to her Chrysanthemums, while Henry is negotiating a business deal. Throughout the story, the reader gets an inside look into how Elisa truly feels about her relationship and life with Henry. Symbolism is an object, person, or an action that means more than what it literally is. Within the story, Steinbeck includes symbolism to the Chrysanthemums, themselves.
She vows to god she will never ask him for anything for her son” (260). This shows us how Lourdes once cared for her son, but now is burdened with him for all of his actions. The point of view shows us how how Enrique once cared for his mother but now his mother is crying because of what Enrique has turned out to be. In conclusion, the POV shows us how different perspectives show us how Enrique ended up because of how he changed. Analyzing how Nazario uses literary devices show us how Enrique has changed throughout the novel.
Upon hearing the news, the woman wept deciding it be best to retreat to her room alone. The readers believe that Louise is upset over her husband’s death but irony is seen, “When she abandoned herself, a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath; ‘free, free, free!’ The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed
In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise receives the news of her husband’s death. She wept as soon as she heard of her husband’s death and after weeping in her sister’s arms she left to her room alone. While in her room, she gained an understanding of what her husband’s death meant, she could now live a worthy life without her constraining husband. This was all to great to be true, she was asked to come downstairs by her sister. As she descended, her husband walked through the door, and she died “of heart disease- - of the joy that kills”