Additionally the central image of Atwood’s Cat’s Eye is clearly a blue cat’s eye marble, which re appears a number of times during the course of Elaine’s turbulent journey toward maturity. Particularly, where Elaine elaborates on the game of marbles itself, its value seems to be its beauty. Although she does play marbles at school risking, the loss of her cat’s eye marbles, she actually risks losing the blue one. Instead, she keeps it in her red plastic purse. Her brother, a far better shot, hides his own marbles in a glass jar that he buries deep in the ravine. However, the cat’s eye seems to serve another function as well since when Elaine is without it, she seems peculiarly vulnerable. Eventually, at this stage of the novel, then, the cat’s eye marble, the encounter, and more specifically the metaphor of the ravine, represents a particular way of seeing, but also what Elaine saw during those traumatic years of her childhood. Apart from, in the next half of the novel an encounter between Elaine and Cordelia which highlights the contradictions of feminine identity was inscribed.The turning point comes, as Cordelia throws her blue hat down into the ravine, enacting the very scene anticipated when Elaine stared into the blue at the centre of her cat’s eye marble (151). Consequently, what Elaine has seen vanishes in the ravine. Ultimately, The moment of resolution and forgiveness, as well Elaine’s acknowledgement of the bond between herself and Cordelia, is strongly framed in
A symbol is a thing that represent or stand for itself or something beyond itself as well. A symbol can be a color, a book, or a person. For example, Melissa de la Cruz used symbols when she stated that “Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death.” In Night by Elie Wiesel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and the movie Swing Kid, symbolism found in music is a common theme that they all convey. Music symbolizes peace, comfort and freedom in the two novels and the movie.
The Motion picture Secondhand Lions has three fundamental characters, which prolong amid the entire movie. First, there is a 14 year-old boy named Walter Caldwell who is an introverted young boy who doesn’t trust adults as he supposes will deceive him because of his mother. Secondly, there are his two uncles named Hub and Garth, whom are withdrawn bachelors and uncles to Walter.
According to the spiritual traditions of India, not knowing your identity is the basic cause of suffering. The Greeks also thought the same and that may be the reason why the words—Know Thyself—were inscribed above the entrance to the temple of Apollo at Delphi. Before we ask any other questions about life, this fundamental question must be honestly answered, if we want to thrive in life. People will tell you who they are by stating their name, their occupation, their ethnicity, their achievements, etc. Our identity is often associated with the roles we play or the stuff we have. Eckhart Tolle calls it our form-identity, an identity based on external forms.
The white rose in Carter’s The Tiger’s Bride is a metaphor that represents the female protagonist throughout the story. The story also had some other themes of the superiority of masculinity. The father was heavily addicted to gambling, and continued to bet all his money and possessions away. The daughter had to watch her sick father deal her life anyway for the pleasure of possibly winning big. The beast hands her a white rose when she and the father enter the house. She starts tearing apart the white rose as she watched her father gamble her life away. The white rose represents the protagonist. The father is tearing her apart because he is betting all his money away and losing everything he owns. A flower is usually seen as a symbol of feminist
Through the effective use of conventions, the graphic novel”The Rabbits” represents particular ideas about European colonization in Australia and Australian society. “The Rabbits” is a graphic novel depicting colonization in our country by using animals and indirect messages. It also uses color and symbolic features to direct messages to the reader. “Rabbit Proof Fence” shows us the realty of the stolen generation. It also dives it’s attention into the imposing of beliefs and ideals onto Aboriginal people.
There were several dynamic characters in The Wizard of Oz, and one of them was the Cowardly Lion. He was someone who did not have a lot of confidence. “Your Majesty, if you were king, you wouldn’t be afraid of anything?” This is something that Dorothy asked the Cowardly Lion. “Not nobody! Not nohow!” This is what the Lion responds with. He is telling Dorothy that if he was the ruler of everyone, there is no way that he would be cowardly. “I-I-I hope my strength holds out.” Here is one of the many scenes in the Wizard of Oz where the Lion is doubting himself. He is always unsure about himself and he always reminds himself that he does not have any courage. Then, when they finally get their wishes granted, it is the Cowardly Lions turn to receive
The son’s point of view remains a simplistic and natural one; a five year old with “a boy’s supplication” for a story. The boy view’s his father as “Baba,” a storyteller who entertains his child with stories. The son feels affectionate towards his father and patiently sits in his lab and asking “Not the same story, Baba. A new one.” The child views his father as an entertainer and his father is his comfort zone. The father, on the other hand, overwhelmed by joy and grief becomes oblivious of the present and travels into the future. His lost of thought rests in his inability to “come up with one.” The action of “the man rubbing his chin, scratching his ear” confirms the speculation that he is lost amid in the future, unable to satisfy the present. He thinks that “the boy will give up on his father” and all these fragments of gloomy thoughts incites feelings of unfulfilled desires and inevitable parting.” The author strategically creates this contrast between the points of view due highlight the boy’s eager await and his father’s internal conflict, whose thoughts bring into the light his affectionate relationship with his son, whom he is afraid to lose one
In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer uses the symbol of money repeatedly to show the motives behind Chris’ madness. In the story Chris is motivated to venture off into the rough Alaskan wild to truly live out his life the way he wants too. Chris leaves behind all of his money and abandons society. Throughout the story we see many instances of money used as a symbolic explanation for Chris’ actions. Towards the beginning of the story in Chapter 4 we experience Chris burn all of his money before his trip, here money is shown as society and through him burning his money we are able to see his views against society and his needs to disconnect form it. We are faced with another encounter with the symbol of money in the author’s note when Jon describes Chris’ life talking about how he belonged to a family which was well off, here the symbol of money plays a vital role towards understanding Chris’ personal morals as money isn’t as valued to him as the rest of society (Chris’s disconnect from society is shown again). Money comes up again towards the beginning of the story in Chapter 1 when Chris is
Symbols are often placed in the surrounding scenery of a story to give it more than just a visual effect but also an indirect reference to a deeper meaning that can be interpreted. As seen in the title, symbolism is used throughout the short story, “Hills like White Elephants”. Ernest Hemingway’s use of symbolism along with the description of the setting helps to give a visual representation of the conflict between the American and the girl as their conversation continues on the subject of abortion.
Never Cry Wolf is a complex and interesting story where many concepts are explored. Man’s relationship with nature, First Nation’s history, and Canadian history are all touched on in the movie. The effects of capitalism is also a central theme to the movie. The plot revolves mainly around Tyler, a biologist hired by the Canadian government, and Mike, an Inuit who was sent down south to go to school, and the relationship of their stories. The story is constructed in a way that shows the similarities and differences of the two stories, while also discussing the place of nature and culture in each. In particular, the writer’s use of metaphor and symbolism works to highlight the way that Europeans and their capitalistic systems have influenced First Nations and their culture.
Classic literature is the "meat" of ones general knowledge. Plenty of valuable insights are illuminated about the world that we live in that greatly impacts how a person lives their life. A brilliant example of this is Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. It is one of the most haunting classics of all time because it can create and build suspense, it can be related to the lives of the general population, and it has the ability to change the reader.
What does it take to be a Stotan? Does it take tremendous courage and brute strength? Or being head strong? A Stotan is a cross between a Stoic and a Spartan. Lion Serbousek is a swimmer on the swim team at the Frost High School. He has 5 best friends that he hangs out with all the time. All of them are Stotans in some way because they have gone through something tough. However, out of all of his friends Lion is the most like a Stotan. Lion is the most like a Stotan because he has gone through a lot emotionally and physically.
Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) is a tragic story of a father and son’s struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. The novel follows the father and son as they travel down ‘the road’ towards the coast, struggling with the world around them, which has dissolved into absolute nothingness. Very few people have survived the collapse of society, and the ones that have are savages and killers, doing what they can to stay alive. Seeing that all of the other survivors are turning into appalling and gruesome people, the father and son coin themselves the “good guys,” because they are not interested in hurting any of their fellow survivors. McCarthy never explicitly states the names of the father and son, nor specifies
Symbolism plays a fundamental role in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”. The different symbols used throughout the story are capable of subtly conveying intricate concepts to the readers of this recognized literary work. It then becomes essential for them to detect all these symbols, and discern the deep meanings which they hold in order to truly grasp the story’s message which the author intended to transmit. Without this insight, many first-time readers may view the story as a simple and casual dialog between two people, a man and a woman, waiting for a train from Barcelona to Madrid. Thus, they become unaware of the intense conflict the two main characters are actually facing, haunted by the difficult decision of terminating a pregnancy