Symbolism In 'The Other Side Of The Sky'

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Farah needed to escape from Afghanistan for a better life in “The Other Side of the Sky” . John wanted to train his unbridled dog in “Marley and Me “. And Angus,from “Wandering Angus”, wanted to find the "love of his life", the glimmering girl.However, these three were all determined to pursue their goal in order to improve their lives. Farah Ahmedi was in the middle of afghanistan, stranded in the desert. She was willing to do almost anything to improve her life. In the story it states,“There was nothing here, no town, no hotel, no buildings, just the desert”(paragraph 1). Since they were in the middle of the desert she was willing to do so much to get her life back. It also shows,“Ahmedi and her mother decide to flee their home in Kabul…show more content…
John had three kids and and dog who would almost never be trained.He knew he needed to train his dog in order to have a better life. It states, “I looked behind her and he had slit open the couch.”As you can tell his dog was not a good dog. The average price of a couch id 400-800 dollars and this is not the only thing he ripped up. It also states, “I hate him, I hate him! You have to get him out.” This was his wife jenny, she was extremely mad at marley and wanted to get rid of him. Later she said he could either train him or get rid of him, it all worked out eventually though. So to keep that happy dog the makes his life better he would have to train him.Finally it discusses,“in a dog 's life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us.” At the end he realized although training his dog would have made his life less stressful he loved his crazy…show more content…
For example,“Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone”(line 17-19). This means he will do whatever it takes until he finds the glimmering girl that he loves. The reason it will make his life better is that all he wanted was love and to finally have it would be amazing. Next it states, ”And kiss her lips and take her hands” (line 19-20) Meaning he really loves her and needs to find her. As you can tell he is going a little crazy trying to find her, so if he found her he could stop this nonsense and go on with his life. Finally it explains, “And pluck till time and times are done,”(line 22). He basically didn’t find her or accept the fact she wasn’t real and wasted his life away. If he had found her hee would have finally been
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