Literary Analysis: Hope Creating Friendships Presented in The One and Only Ivan The One and Only Ivan is a Newbery award-winning children’s novel written by Katherine Applegate. The One and only Ivan is an emotional tale about a Silverback gorilla that lives in a mall. Although this is a great fictional story written for a younger audience, this novel is captivating to all audiences young or old. Applegate uses humor and tragedy to establish Ivan’s memorable first person narrative. In Katherine Applegate’s book, The One and Only Ivan, Applegate uses characterization, setting, and plot to create a compelling story with a powerful message of friendship that empowers hope.
The gorilla in Gorilla transforms a girl who shows no kind of happiness into a girl who is really joyful and satisfied. Something that really hit me by reading this book was Anthony Browne’s illumination over the importance of what a picture tells you combined with text. He also showed me the importance of being a loving and caring father. The role that a gorilla grabs with both hands and finishes with top grade. He also paves the way for the real father to shine in his most important job, his little girl.
Then, we have Babar the Elephant who lives a carefree life until his mother is killed by hunters sacrificing herself for the herd’s safety. As the story continues young Babar is faced with the same situation and brave like his mother risk his life to save the herd as well. Amazingly, he 's not murdered only separated from his family so and learns to survive on his own. Personally, I think it’s sad how Elephants are killed by polluters for their tusks. In King Leopold’s Ghost, he used his power to rob Africa of its natural wealth which included ivory and many other resources.
The Zoo Story is said to be" the most impressive debut ever made by an American dramatist" (Bigsby 129). The title of the play, The Zoo Story, is a significant title as it shows that it is not a story about someone who visits the zoo and sees the animals, but it shows how the protagonist, Jerry, lives with his neighbors. Although they are living in a rooming house, they are isolated from each other in their rooms, like animals, and unable to "form relationship even with the landlady 's dog" (Hayman 189), like the animals in the zoo who live in cages. Kenneth Krauss says " the title of the play itself: The Zoo Story,… is the play 's story of how modern urban life transpires in a landscape where human animals are looked into unnatural enclosure" (68) such as " Peter 's scale flat, with wife, children, two televisions, and potentially antagonistic pets" (69). It also shows how Jerry suffers from " divided space" (Krauss 69) in a dirty and shabby like room.
He briefly stays in a clear dome in a zoo. They also mate him with an actress named Montana Wild hack. She has a baby with Billy. One of the importances of the Tralfamadorians, is there perception of time and lack of free will. Time exists in one place for them in the 4th dimension, but they are tied down to each moment that happens.
The Kids from 'The tank', consider themselves to be just like animals, living on 'The Farm', constantly being restricted to the same four walls of the institution to which they have been confined in for the majority of their lives. Brian Casswell truly believes that this is the case, when he states "Researchers, who set them tasks, monitored the results and generally used them as guinea pigs" (Caswell, 1992, pg.19.) Children are gifts to the world, but instead of admiring their beauty, we pick and poke at them to see what makes them tick. We treat them as commodities, not people. Caswell clearly shows this unfair treatment through the use of the different viewpoints from each character.
Have you ever wished for a million dollars? In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, a family comes across a Sgt. from the military who gives them a monkey's paw. Despite being warned, the family uses the magical paw to make wishes. Bad things then happen to them.
This plays an even bigger role in today’s society because it shows the younger generation problems that everyone faces with stereotypes, but also shows them no matter what the stereotypes are you can overcome and change them with perseverance and hard work. In the movie Zootopia, there is a little girl bunny named Judy Hobbs and her dream has always been to be a police officer for the big city of Zootopia. The irony in this is that all of the police officers are all enormous animals such as lions, elephants, rhinoceros, polar bears, and tigers. Throughout the movie the bunny is constantly reminded why she cannot be a police officer and why she should just stay home and work on the farm. Throughout all of this she still continues to try to beat the stereotype that bunnies cannot be
Teddy is David's parent when his Mom ("Mummy," as he calls her) fails to accept her synthetic son. He teaches David about life and answers his questions about the world as best he can. It is concealed to David that he is an android, so Teddy guides him because the small bear is the same species as David and therefore more like a true parent. Monica and Mr. Swinton live in a huge mansion with no windows to avoid any contact with the “…overcrowded external world”. (Aldiss, 445) Their huge mansion appears like a perfect place with a beautiful garden with “eternal summer” compared to the despicable world outside their void.
He comforts her and takes pride in being her favorite. Soon, Toby makes a trip to the veterinarian's office and is abruptly put to sleep because of his size. Toby is reincarnated as a Golden Retriever who, after maturing, is let out of the cage to play in the backyard. Toby turns the knob and breaks free. He encounters a man on the side of the road and the man lets him into his truck.
“Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a young mongoose who is taken in by a english family in India. Rikki shows as if he was fighting a war, and that no matter what happens he will keep everybody safe, at whatever cost. Rikki has a whole lot of courage, strength, and selflessness. First, Rikki shows a whole lot of courage when “she plunged into the rat hole where she and Nag used to live, his little white teeth were clenched on her tail and he went down with her” (and every mongoose knows not to follow a snake into their hole, otherwise there’s a huge chance that you won’t be alive for much longer) he knew that a mongoose should never go down into a snake’s hole.
Protecting Billy, Old Dan fights “the devil cat of the Ozarks, the mountain lion.”(225) just to keep his caring owner safe. If you give up your life just to protect someone even if you didn’t need to, you must be loyal to them. Likewise, Little Ann is also very loyal. She stays with Old Dan the whole night just to keep a coon in a tree. The author writes “There, scratched deep in the soft leaves were two little beds … Old Dan hadn’t been alone when he had gone back to the tree.
The Sports I play are Football and Basketball. I know and believe that I can do any sport or any classes. There was an incident this year that a kid fell in a gorilla pit at a zoo and a gorilla named harambae dragged him by his the kids leg, so the zoo had to shoot him. The Reason i think of having a good education is a good thing for life. if you have a good education you can prevent a lot of things in life, such as; not killing other living things like the Zoo had to do to the gorilla.
Okapi Meet an animal who was not discovered until the early 20th century! Unlike many others, the okapi, native to it’s “hidden” habit of the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa, used its unique physical appearance and shy, elusive personality to outsmart researchers for centuries (“Okapi”-A-Z Animals). A relative of the well-known giraffe, the okapi proves to be one of the most unique, interesting, and confusing animals in the world. Many of us have seen a horse, a donkey, or a zebra at the zoo. On the first sight of an okapi, one would think it is a cross-breed of the three!
In East of the sun and west of the moon a poor farmer had a lot of kids and the youngest who was the most pretty of all the kids. one day a bear comes to the door and offers the farmer lots of riches if he will give him his youngest daughter. she says no and the dad asks for one week to talk to her. After some time she says yes and goes to a ice castle where she sees the bear as a hummon and now he has so marry a troll princess. However she decides to save him and she finds him and they are rescued by some christian people and they live happily ever after.