After finally “moving the children away from [his] Russianness and towards storytelling”, he feels he has completely assimilated into American society (151). As he is reading the book to the class, he reflects, “I am hearing a different language come out of my mouth... I am speaking... with my strange new English voice” (150). Symbolically, after socially assimilating into an American, his voice sounds more English, displaying physical assimilation, making him even more American.
The references made to nature throughout the novel affect the characters mood. “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me we know more” (77). This quotation from the book shows the impact that nature expressed to Victor that made him feel relieved and happy. “My spirits were elevated by the enchanting and parents of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the presence was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy” (96).
She is very optimistic throughout the story. Her tone through the beginning of the story was hopeful even with all the disaster happening. “In October, chaparral burns….the burning of chaparral during these winds is natural”(3 Linda Thomas). Linda suggest that even with the burning it is a natural thing that takes place. Then she moves to a positive note where she explains that with the heat seeds are able to blossom.
In Barbara Kingsolver’s story, “The Bean Trees”, something that makes it so effective is her use of figurative language to depict scenery. In chapter 12, Mattie takes Taylor, Esperanza and Estevan to a beautiful desert at the time of the first rain, so they can see the natural world come to life. In order to make the scene come alive, Kingsolver uses sillies, metaphors and personification as a mean of figurative language. Kingsolver personifies the mountains and city.
Sedaris goal in writing Me Talk Pretty One day is that learning French and living in a foreign country as an older adult is both difficult and rewarding. Through hard work and extensive studying he eventually starts to understand what his teacher is telling him. “And it struck me that, for the first time since arriving in France, I could understand every word that someone was saying.” (Sedaris) I agree with Sedaris in his claim that learning something new can be difficult and rewarding.
Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team). Throughout the play, Mama’s plant symbolizes many things to the Younger family.
Women also faced, “severe shortages of food, clothing, and other goods, while inflation raised the price of everything they had to buy. Spare parts for farm equipment were hard to find,” (Senker). That never stopped these strong females. Without them, the community life during the war would have been in ruins. The whole town would have suffered if females didn’t step up when their male partners left for war.
An example of this is in the first paragraph, which describes the setting of the village. The village is described as, “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.”(291). This leads us to believe that it is a nice day and everyone will be happy. Another example is the person conducting the lottery, Mr. Summers, is described as, “The lottery was conducted—as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program—by Mr. Summers, who had the time and energy to devote to civic activities. He was a round-faced jovial man and he ran the coal business…”
In the Code Talkers, Ned learns American ways and goes to serve in World War Two by being a Code Talker. In the novel, it shows the ability to find strength and courage through one's culture. The four examples I choose was Ned not wanting to forget his language, doing the Blessingsway ceremony, working hard/not giving up, and learning self-confidence as a marine. When Ned was in boarding school the teachers would punish Navajo children if the spoke Navajo. For some, the punishment was bad enough that it was hard to speak Navajo, but for Ned, it made him not want to forget it.
Looking For Alaska Imagine a completely new start: new location, new school, new friend, new hobbies, and all new supervision. For adolescents in most situations, an all new start is preposterous. Parents or grandparents are always lurking in the shadows, ready to swoop in and correct, demand, and deter immoral actions. This unlikely livelihood becomes a reality for Miles Halter, a sixteen year old shipping of to boarding school. In the novel Looking For Alaska by John Green, Miles, or Pudge, as some of his fellow schoolmates call him, displays the unique and empowering struggles encompassed in growing up and finding a place in the world.
Mr. Shiftlet starts to get close to her daughter Lucynell and the mother notices this and tells him that he can marry her. At first Shiftlet was hesitant he even told her that “the body, lady, is like a house: it don’t go no anywhere, but the spirit, lady is like an automobile: always on the move, always.. ”(“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”). Shiftlet’s telling her that the spirit always moves, spirit being a symbol for life.
Something that Cather uses to symbolize nature is light. In My Antonia light symbolizes change. Jim associates Antonia with warmth and vigor. Also he says her eyes are like the sun and describes her with glowing cheeks. A description of light prefaces every major change that occurs in this novel.
Today something amazing happened. Nature opened my eyes, dusted the dirt off my pants, and kissed me on the cheek, all with one breath. The sensation was beyond beautiful. It was afternoon and the sun was just beginning to set. The clouds were there dancing in the blue sky, but they were faint.
We New Englanders witness the beauty of the autumn season in colors of brown, red and orange tints. If you 're lucky enough to stand on a high point, the
She would help around the family so it could get better because it was always a struggle to get food or money to buy things they need. She looked over her younger siblings while the old siblings went out to work on the farm they owned. While everyone was at