A prospering city was quickly destroyed by a unexpected and gruesome sickness, yet most of Philadelphia remained brave and hopeful. The detailed sentence, “The yellow sun rose, a giant balloon filled with prayers and hopes and promise,” depicts that at the end of the peril that so many people underwent, there was a silver lining (243). Philadelphia suffered from the beginning to the end of a calamity, but the people of the city were able to overcome it and had hope. Mattie, especially, had to cope with the loss of her grandfather, care for Nell as well as herself, help Eliza, and worry about her mother, Lucille. All of these experiences played an important role in Matilda Cook growing into a cultivated adult.
Close Reading of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin Authors use symbols to represent ideas, emotions or state of minds. In The Storm by Kate Chopin, the storm itself is the major symbol within the text. The storm is a form of foreshadowing for events will occur during and after the storm. It also symbolizes a building and release of tension, and a change in atmosphere. The storm functions as foreshadowing because of the characters own interpretation of the storm, which is then reflected in the events that follow.
Two, a full belly, and three, a good night's rest.” From this quote the reader can take that Matilda is gathering knowledge from her family to better herself in the future. On page 85, Anderson states from Matilda's viewpoint, “Old soldiers trick. Find a willow tree and you’ll discover water nearby.” This quote shows that Matilda can not only take in knowledge but use the helpful tricks she learned from family to help in tough situations. Throughout Fever 1793, Matilda becomes independent and mature when she uses knowledge from Mother, Grandfather, and Eliza to survive. Overall, the theme independence and maturity best fits this book, as we can see the change in Matilda.
While in the city Tom and Gatsby both claim to always have had Daisy’s love. It is also the day that myrtle is hit and killed by Daisy. Fitzgerald includes the weather in his writings as a way to help readers connect to the stories events. Fitzgerald used the theme of weather through a combination of temperature and wind, rain storms, and hot summer days while simultaneously intertwining it into the character’s lives. The foreshadows of the weather in The Great Gatsby, gave readers insight on certain events and people in the novel.
For instance, the sentence, “No kin of mine goes to an orphan house, not as long as I have breath in my body”(111). Grandfather’s words mention keeping Mattie with him through the epidemic. Grandfather is talking about how he will take care of Mattie until he dies no matter what situations occur. This connects to the idea of family doing anything to protect each other because Grandfather is risking certain privileges to protect Mattie. The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel.
A theme that shows up often in the book Witness is racism. An good example is when Leonora saved Esther from the train.“ then my mother was gone, but there was Ester, looking up still as a rock, gazing at the big train….the train was nearly on top
“It was only when something struck her as truly funny.” (page. 95) the author used simile to describe Mary Anne’s change of laughter after few weeks she’ve been in war place. The imagery on page 100, the author used metaphor to describe Fossie’s felling and to set the mood of lost. “At the girl’s throat was a necklace of human tongues.” (page. 105).
Later, Wharton uses imagery about the setting again, to reveal Frome’s transition to seeing that same world as brilliant and auspicious. Although the mental state of characters in many novels are conveyed through dialogue, Edith Wharton explores the thoughts and feelings of her characters through a silent character, the setting. At the beginning of the novella, Frome’s state of mind shifts from dull to bright, mainly due to the introduction of a love interest into his life. Wharton illustrates Frome’s mood change through comments made over time, describing the rural New England
Vanessa Rodriguez Mrs. Muñoz-Matheny English 9, Period 1 12 May 2016 Family Families will always grow together, like a bouquet of flowers. In the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Harper Lee clarifies the importance of a supportive family. Harper Lee walks around and clears up that having a supportive family is significant in the Maycomb town. Lee highlights the Finch family relationships and supplies a variety of quotes to prove their devoted bond with each other. A theme in the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is that family is priceless and worthy to rescue from danger, and this theme connects with real life crisis in the modern world today.
Themes in “The Storm” Kate Chopin was an American author that wrote many stories that are based in Louisiana. She bases most of her work on women’s movement of the nineteenth century. One of Chopin’s prevalent stories called “The Storm”, focuses on the expectation of women’s marriage in the 1800’s. This story demonstrates numerous significant elements that give the reader a sense of what is going on throughout the story. One element being demonstrated in the story is the theme.
The rain came in “sheets” and a bolt of lightning “filled all visible space.” At this point her passion for Alcee blocks out all other thoughts. Calixta and Alcee give themselves to each other ignoring the “crashing torrents” which can represent their actions or emotions. It is also no coincidence that when they finish their lovemaking the storm dissipates and the sun comes out, mirroring the “beaming” face of Alcee. The parallels drawn by the coming and going of the storm represent the emotions of Calixta. Overall the terrible storm, which Alcee deems a cyclone, not only helps to show the theme of the story but helps to reveal the emotions of a character.
On 11-14-2015 at about 2106 hours I was dispatched to a domestic violence report at the Emerald Point Condos at 31900 104th AVE SE; H102, Auburn/King/Wa. Enroute dispatch advised the reporting party/victim, Lizbeth Nunez Santana was calling to report that she was assaulted by her husband. The incident occurred about two hours prior and the husband was no longer at the residence. I arrived at the address and contacted Lizbeth and her cousin, Maribel Chavez. Throughout my conversation with Lizbeth it was clear that she was very upset, she had to stop speaking several times as she was crying and upset with the situation.
In Kate Chopin Story of an Hour, there’s tons of different ironic pieces and symbols throughout the excerpt. Symbolism can not only be related to objects it also relates to actions and characters. These symbols have a deeper meaning to the story than what meets the eye. Some of these symbols are the mentioning of Mrs. Mallard’s troubled heart, Mrs. Mallard staring out of the window where a sense of renewal, and lastly obtains her self-identity. The story begins with friends of the Mallards preparing to inform Mrs. Mallard that she is now a widow.