He shares his meal with an orphan girl from the village, Ratan. Ratan did odd jobs for the postmaster. He writes poems about the natural landscape of the village sometimes but her secretly wishes he lived in a city and not in the village. Usually in the evenings, the postmaster would call Ratan and talk to her about her family. Occasionally he used to share memories of his family with Ratan.
This excerpt from The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan focuses on Robert, a retrospective narrator who reflects on when he told on his sisters for playing dress-up with their mother’s things. He spends the day alone with them and watches their looks transform through the use of clothes and makeup, which he sees as a fascinating phenomenon in which his sisters transform into women. He carefully pinpoints every single aspect of their process as well as their cleanup, and later exposes their actions to their father at dinner. Robert’s young age causes him to escalate both the act of dressing up as well as their father’s anticipated reaction. The descriptive narrative in the excerpt contributes to the generated tension and the real tension that
Pip is ridiculed and criticized by family all day long. Pip describes that his family “wouldn’t leave [him] alone” but through it all Joe “aided and comforted”(19) Pip when he could in his own method. Pip in return demonstrates that love and kindness to strangers, one of whom is a convict. Pip feeds the convict a feast consisting of “some bread, some rind of cheese, about half a jar of mincemeat, some brandy...a meat bone with very little on it, and a beautiful compact pork pie” (11), when the convict begged for a little food and a file, and helped him to escape because young Pip has a kind heart and an innocence about him. Pip risked getting beat by his sister for taking the pork pie because he knew the convict needed it more; this
This could have something to do with the narrator’s wife and Robert talking and, perhaps not purposely, excluding the narrator. Even at dinner, when the narrator helps with the preparation of Robert’s food, albeit not a lot, but Robert barely stops to say thank you to the narrator before starting right back into conversation with the narrator’s wife. During the implied time period, women weren’t really in charge or even in the spotlight when it came to entertaining guests—men were, and women were just there to serve the men and provide polite, but largely meaningless pleasantries. It certainly seems like the narrator, used to being the normal center of attention, felt out of place when his wife was for once the main entertainer. This is a quite plausible cause for the narrator’s change in attitude, and the narrator’s wife’s great anticipation for Robert’s visit, and why she seems to be enjoying herself so much when Robert is at the couple’s
Since she only lived down the street, she helped me do my chores and even cooked for me when I was starving to death. Every day after school, she would wait for me at my door and ask me what I wanted to eat for lunch and after my response, she immediately started cooking. The days I wasn’t hanging out with her she would always text me or call me to see where I was at and if I was alright. As I grew older, I began to hate how she always treated me like a child even though I know she was just taking care of me. Even after I told her that we were only 2 years apart and that I was not a baby, she continued to act the same way as usual and played the role as “big sister”.
Native men believed that women’s role is to fulfil the expectation of their fathers, husbands, brothers and other closest male relatives. The main duty of the native women is to cook and serve food for them. In the play “Weebjob”, Weebjob as a husband remembers his wife, when she had gone to his sister’s house, only when he feels hungry. He said to his daughter “Your mother is at her sister, not to return for a few days I’m hungry. See what is in the kitchen and I will break my fast” (“Weebjob” 20).
(111). Thestory focuses on Mrs.Sen’s life on a day to day basis, which largely revolves around cutting vegetables and preparing fish. Eliot is amused at her manners, which is sharp contrast to that of his working and sophisticated American mother who is too critical about Mrs.Sen. He looked with surprise at her manners – the way she applied scarlet powder to her forehead, the blade she used to cut vegetables instead of a knife, the amount of food she prepared for herself and her husband that smelled of cumin and other spices.In every possible way and with little available at her disposal, she tries to create home away from home in her modest apartment in America through imagination –This disjunction between past and present, between here and there, makes 'home ' seem far removed in time and space, available to return only through the act of imagination ... In this formulation, the home becomes primarily a mental construct built from the incomplete odds and ends of memory that survive from the past.
Naturally, nothing will happen and will correct the error. But what if the food maker is a woman bored in her marriage with a husband who does not care about them, and the future was the widower of a single employee is about to retire? From this simple way on the question "What if?" Ritesh Batra paints the story of his first term. The wrong lunch box turns into the next day fund placed to make mistakes, carrying a letter from a wife to a man you do not know, it was decided that attract each other with chatted, Vtlqah mission which is in dire need of any human contact, for missed and become mutual speeches a day inside the food fund, is the reason minutes of happiness meted hero and heroine during the hours Aovernmma chore.
Another scene shows him suffering through a meaningless retirement dinner along with his wife. His wife, Helen tries cheering him up by surprising him with breakfast in the in his 35 foot Winnebago Adventurer that they bought together to use in his retirement, but he seems least interested. It clearly showed that he is the kind of man lacking intellectual curiosity, evading family conflicts and defining himself by work only. Schmidt is left completely displaced, living a life without a meaning or purpose.
It wasn’t for me, it was for younger brother. My parents went and did their own thing and I had to help one of the teachers with me,my sister, and Olivia we weren’t so close, but we were friends. It was fun but got tiring teaching the somewhat stubborn children. So we had a break for lunch and we didn’t have to help anymore. We ate pizza, had fun, walked and talked, and then we found out they were setting up jumpy houses.