The main theme of London 's "To Build a Fire," is man versus nature. The man travels alone with just a native dog hoping to survive, ending up not making it through the harsh winter weather and ending up dying. Through the whole story everything keeps going downhill. For instance, the one good moment in the story, when he gets the fire lit, is soon accompanied by the worst moment when the fire is put out because of the snow falling on the fire from the trees above the fire. If the man would have just placed the fire in a more open spot and not under a canopy of trees this wouldn 't have happened.
In the novel The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear, Daniel, a poor boy, runs away from his abusive mentor and hides in the mountains. Daniel finds a group of outlaws he lives with and becomes the resident black smith. Daniel thinks his life is wonderful until one day when he is wandering around on the hills he sees two of his old friends, Joel and Malthace. Although Daniel enjoyed visiting with his friends, later he wishes he had not because now a small part of him misses his old life and his family. Throughout the course of the novel, Daniel develops in to a better person and shows everyone just how brave, faithful and loving he can be.
The novel contains very good separation, initiation, and return phases which did not reflect the conventional monomyth archetype. The separation phase involves Brian noticing his environment as well as how the temperature was changing, and because of that, Brian no longer felt the sense of security that he had before. The initiation phase involves Brian Preparing himself for different challenges. for instance, Brian felt that his survival was being threatened by a bear, so he is decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to fabricate a much larger and more powerful version of his bow. The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow.
A Dog Has Died is a poem by Pablo Neruda that can relate to any pet owners who have lost their dog. The poem is about losing love. It tells about how the author misses his dog after it died and when they buried it. He looks back on all of the good memories they had and realizes how much he will miss him. In the poem, he speaks as if he has lost the love of his life, his companion, and his best friend.
Meanwhile, the Radleys never conformed much and so never gained much respect. Maycomb’s entire society is based on the ability that people can comply with their standards. Every single person is judged by their conformity; they are given less or more acceptance based on this pattern.As people gradually conform to the social norms of Maycomb, they become more accepted. After it snows in Maycomb for the first time in Scout’s life, the Finch children go out and play in the snow. Jem makes a snowman, intending it to look like Mr. Avery.
The Religion of Disability: How Flannery O’Connor Uses the Concept of Disability in “The Lame Shall Enter First” In her short story, “The Lame Shall Enter First” Flannery O’Connor shares the tale of a self-righteous reformatory counselor, Sheppard, who forgoes the raising of his own son to embark on a quest to improve the life of a young miscreant, Rufus Johnson, who has a clubbed foot. Eventually after devoting all his time and effort to the saving of this young boy, Sheppard realizes the selfish nature of his actions, but it is too late to save to save his own son. O’Connor employs disability perceptions through the contrasting ideas of confinement and freedom as well as the idea of moral superiority. Through the unique interplay between her characters, O’Connor highlights the irony of the able-bodied perspective to convey the humorous notion of moral rehabilitation. Flannery O’Connor uses disability in many of her short stories as an ironic device to denote a larger, societal theme.
He is chasing the creation of life! He does this without weighing the pros and cons and just jumps right into it. Was not a very good idea. This is another tool Mary Shelley uses to relate the two. In the end of the novel Robert describes his voyage in a letter to his sister saying, "We are still surrounded by mountains of ice, still in imminent danger of being crushed in their conflict."
Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness, and Granik’s movie Winter’s Bone all involve a central, heroic figure, who throughout the story is shaped by the absence of a central figure. In Heart of Darkness, Conrad writes about the hero Marlow, and his journey to track down the elusive Mr. Kurtz. Along the way he witnesses countless atrocities, and after his return he realizes how trivial most people’s struggles in the Western world tend to be. Similarly, Winter’s Bone also revolves around a hero, but in this case she is searching for her father, who was not present at court. This initiates the main conflict, as the government will seize her family’s house and land if he doesn’t show up for court shortly.
The novel Oryx and Crake opens with the desolate scene. Even when the reader reads the first page of the novel, they get to know about the man named Snowman, who is shown as the last man standing in the world after the great catastrophe has hit the world and wiped out the human race other than Snowman himself. Snowman is shown as the survivor and also as the person who struggles to barely survive by scavenging whatever is left of human civilization: “Then he goes to the other side of the tree . . .
- Two weeks after the storm, Animals start to die and there seems to be no way people can still survive without moving to another place. Hushpuppy and her father has to take an adventurous path, doing things that take great courage, in order to make sure the survival of all Bathtub people. - Wink tries to blast a hole in the levee but is stopped by a woman. While the adults are arguing, Hushpuppy takes the rope that is linked to the explosives and decides whether she should pull the rope or not. Her decision is crucial to Bathtub for that the explosion could drop the water level and save the village, or it could also bring about city people’s attention on Bathtub and cause them to evacuate Bathtub people from the village.