Horton Hatches the Egg “I mean what I said and I said what I meant… An elephant’s faithful One hundred per cent!” (Seuss 11) . Going through a terrible storm, a frosty winter, humiliated by his friends, and sent to a circus- despite the disastrous circumstances he encountered, just as he promised, Horton the elephant protected Mayzie the bird’s egg. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr.Seuss is widely read aloud by parents and teachers, for its important qualities of faith and patience it displays. However, among nuclear families with adopted children, it may be controversial of whether the book is to be read to their children or not, for the story creates a strong sense of connection to the topic of adoption. The story starts off with Mayzie, a lazy bird, complaining of how weary she is, having to stay at her nest all day to warm her egg up.
Kurt Vonnegut’s classic anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse-Five is a semi-autobiographical story about the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The novel follows Billy Pilgrim, an American prisoner of war, as he travels through time experiencing events before, during, and after the bombing. The writing style is odd because the author struggled writing directly about such a tragic event with such high death tolls. Throughout the novel, Kurt Vonnegut openly bends, breaks, and ignores the conventional rules of storytelling. Kurt Vonnegut narrates the novel with no delineation between himself and Billy Pilgrim.
Tennessee Williams opens Orpheus Descending Depicting Lady Torrance in a miserable marriage to a horrible husband who is on his death-bed. She cannot seem to stand her husband because of the fact that he murdered her father years before. Although, her husband never physically abused her, she has been mentally abused by the killing of her father which has frightened her from leaving her husband. A young man by the name of Val enters in to the small southern town. Williams gives a jazzy vibe of a guy that 's been on a rough past but seems to want to turn his life around.
Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister. Mister’s had a son named Harpo (not Celie’s son) who married a brave girl named Sofia and also encouraged Celie to fight back. Mister wanted Sofia to be inferior to his son by trying to beat her, but Sofia as strong woman manage to fight back and even to Harpo. Sofia moved out with her children due to the rudeness of Mister and Harpo, while Harpo had another girlfriend named Squeak. Sofia was lead to meet Miss Millie, the mayor’s wife who put Sofia to jail due to her insubordination.
Science-fiction stories captivate human minds because they explore the dangers of the unknown, yet modern society discounts the ominous themes of science-fiction stories in favor of curiosity. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which developed the science-fiction genre, conveys its message by telling the somber story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Victor abandons his creation when he sees the monster’s disfigured physical appearance. The monster learns to understand his need for compassion and creates hell on earth for Victor and his loved ones because of his rejection from society, afterwords justifying his actions as a result of his misery. The warning that attempting to change the forces of nature will ultimately result in universal
The death of his daughter Missy brings Mack the greatest grief and guilt. Missy Mackenzie and Nan’s youngest daughter aged six. Missy is her fathers little princess she is a sweet and extremely inquisitive young girl , Missy tests her fathers patience and knowledge in many parts of the novel. Missy is kidnapped by the Little LadyKiller when left alone at the picnic table while colouring in and later on murdered in the Shack. Missy 's death causes her dad to have the Great sadness which in the end makes him a greater and stronger
Using the dark humor to describe one of the characters of his book Vonnegut achieved to show the readers that wars aren’t always fought by heroes as portrayed in movies and books, but at the meanwhile he also achieved to show us another side of the war through his strange character Billy Pilgrim, incapable, innocence and lack of control, soldiers find themselves in war
“I spent three days of that week sitting with him before he died…” (Zusak 467). Michael, depressed and melancholy, returns home to deliver the news to his mother, Frau Holtzapfel. The devastation following the loss of her son was apparent, which only causes Michael to feel guilty. The loss of his brother, on top of how guilty he feels for living while his brother died, overwhelms him. Michael deals with this by committing suicide.
Amir betrays Hassan many times in the novel but the biggest betrayal is when he watches Hassan get raped by Assef and does nothing for Hassan even though Hassan has always helped , protected and supported him in times of need; watching Hassan get raped leads to Amir getting nauseated at the very thought an sight of Hassan. The in turn leads to the second betrayal where Amir hides hi birthday money and an expensive watch under Hassan’s bed and blaming Hassan for the theft manages to remove him from his life at the cost of saddening everybody he has ever loved. Then baba and Amir move away from Afghanistan to The United States of America. Even though baba does not like living the life of a war refugee in another nation while his own nation is destroyed he realizes that the way Afghanistan was his place where he was known as ‘Toophan Agha’ (Khaled Hosseini) and had all pleasures of life he realizes that America is the better place for his young son Amir. Even though baba has t work at a gas station without any medical cover he still works and tries his best to earn and save as much as possible for Amir’s future.
The little grebe is aptly named--for it 's the smallest bird of the grebe family. Grebes are fantastic birds and superb parents. Their mating habits furnish humans with extreme delight as we watch their actions of giving gifts, copying each other 's extreme movements and performing a running dance on water. I found a video portraying this ritual though the grebes shown are not Little Grebes, but hopefully an understanding may be formed of the Little Grebe rituals. All birds in the grebe family are so loving and giving to their little chicks.
This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war? Why was i the last person in my immediate family to be alive.” Also in , "A Long way gone This explains that he is the last person of his family to live and that is a sad situation. He has to fend for himself and this is MISFORTUNATE for any child forced to ENDURE this. The text "Babes in Arms," also illustrates this when it states,"in Beah 's case the arrivals of the rebels in his small town meant sudden separation from his parents." The authors clearly are making the same point.
At camp Auschwitz, Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister, but stayed with his father. Eliezer struggles to survive against the cruel environment, he also grapples with his faith in God’s justice. A few weeks/months later Eliezer and his father are transported from Auschwitz to Buna. A few months before the concentration camps are liberated by the Americans, Eliezer’s father dies because of extreme fever and beating.