Sandra Benitez writes about a 9-year old boy, Nicolas, in between the 1980’s Salvadoran civil war in the novel The Weight of All Thing. The book starts of at a funeral where Nicolas’ mother, Lety Veras, dies. Not knowing she is dead he carries on to find his grandfather, Tata, at his home in El Rancho. Tata and Nicolas soon find themselves in between the civil war, having their home taken over by Guerrilla forces. Throughout the book he struggles to stay alive and cope with the war surrounding him. In the novel Nicolas encounters many symbols that help him during the war. One symbol is the lion, representing courage and bravery. Another, is the lamb represents peace and kindness. Lastly, La Virgen Milegrosa represents hope and possibility.
In a book “Among the Hidden” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, symbolism is used to create a powerful feeling with a place or thing. For example, Luke (the main protagonist) was "... always safe and protected by the house and the barn and the woods. Until they took the woods away." (pg. 11) The woods were Luke’s playground where he didn’t have to worry about being seen, his only safeguard and protection from the Population Police. From the same quote there is another symbol, his house and the barn. In other words, the house is his safe haven where he can be himself and the barn is a place where he can work with his brother and dad as if he is not in hiding. With the government replacing the woods with houses for barons(the rich) and taking a part
The horror story is a uniquely interactive genre. Its main objective is to make the reader feel something, whether that be fear, anxiety, suspense, or any combination thereof. These feelings are evoked with the use of a monster, depending on the story it can be an external source, like a vampire or werewolf, or it could be something inside one of the characters, something in their psyche. In her story, “The Grave”, P.D.Cacek utilizes the literary elements of symbolism, imagery, and point of view.
Dogs are a mans best friend. The book Where The Red Fern Grows is about a young boy named Billy as he goes on exciting adventures with his two dogs Old dan and Little ann. Billy never knew how much his dogs loved him until one night that something terrible happened. Old dan and Little ann are some of the most fine,loving,and smart hounds you’ll ever meet. Come as we learn what achievements and obstacles Billy goes through with and without Little ann and Old dan.
Napoleon Dynamite is dumb and is a waste of time movie, that stereotypes high school nerds.
Wasteland is a documentary by Lucy Walker that depicts the lives of selected garbage pickers in Jardim Gramacho – a massive dumpsite found in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The film is about Vik Muniz’s 2-year journey back to his home country seeking to give back to an impoverished community through making images out of an unusual material – trash. The film featured 7 garbage pickers from the landfill, and each has a story that brought them to their current places. One unique thing about the whole creative process is that the pickers themselves became part of it. Vik imagined that as they work on their own and each other’s images, the pickers will not only show themselves to a broader world that is for now comfortably oblivious of their existence, but also see themselves differently (Fuchs, 2010). It was captivating how the film has transformed lives and how it imparts a provoking thought to
Characters play a big role in a story. As well as they all have flaws. For example, the narrator’s weakness is her boyfriend, Raheem. She does what he says because “A boy like him can get any girl he want, he ain’t gotta take stuff off nobody.’ As you can tell, Raheem’s strengths are his looks. With his “6 pack” and “honey” brown muscles, all the girls fall for him. Saying this, I don’t
The book and movie that I read is called The Lion, The Witch ,and The Wardrobe. It was written by C.S Lewis, and the movie was produced by Andrew Adamson. The book and the movie were about this family who had to move because of Air Raids. There were two brothers named Peter and Edmund and two sisters named Susan and Lucy. They stay in a profferer 's house. A little girl named Lucy discovers a secret portal to a mysterious land called Narnia. She mets a faun and is taken into a cave for tea and spounge cake. The rest of the siblings don 't believe her when she comes back telling them what happened. Her older brother Edmund finds himself coming into the land. He gets approached by the White witch to bring the rest of his siblings. The four of them come across a beaver on there journey in Narnia. He takes them home and tells them the truth about Narnia. So they go on there journey to save there brother and Narnia.
1. What were your thoughts after viewing scenes at Omaha Beach? Be able to give an overview
Westley, the protagonist of The Princess Bride, is loyal, clever, and heroic. He is very dedicated to saving Buttercup and does everything he can to get her back from Prince Humperdinck. The novel that was later turned into a movie was directed by Rob Reiner; the screenwriter’s name was William Goldman.
In the movie, Even the Rain, I was very furious the whole entire time. I am from a first world country. I have never struggled my entire life. I live in a 3,000 square foot home with my father, dog, and brother. We have hoses, showers, sinks, a well, sprinklers, and many other items at my house that produce water. I have never had my electricity shut off or never starved. This is because not only does my father own a pizza shop, it is because I live in the United States of America. The movie, Even the Rain, made me realize, people do not care about others, unless they are being affected by the same problem as the person next to them.
In the book “Lamb To The Slaughter,” written by Roald Dahl, was a really cliffhanger story. During the story Mary’s husband decides he wants to leave Mary after she’s already six months pregnant with her husband. Something tweaks in her head and ends his life with a leg of lamb, that she was going to cook for dinner. Once she settled down she acts fast with faking a story by going to the store and coming home to the police. She ends up using the weapon as dinner for the police. The author showed how Mary used cowardice throughout the story through the literary devices of Symbolism, Foreshadowing, and Tone.
All readers have come across the stereotypical character who is charming, good-looking, and the savior of the story and our hearts, but that is present in commercial fiction. In literary fiction, characters are something greater and deeper.
In Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment, 20 college aged boys are selected to play different roles in a simulated prison located within Stanford.This experiment was thought of and carried out by Philip Zimbardo, a professor of psychology. The boys, who were also students at Stanford, were randomly selected to be a guard or a prisoner. The prisoners were taken by real police officers to the Stanford jail. When the experiment started, most of the prisoners thought of the situation as it was intended to be, an experiment. However, the guards were much more serious. Prisoner 8612 received a large amount of attention from the guards, and could arguably have been the most abused prisoner. At one point, 8612 and another prisoner attempt to break out of the prison, but it failed. After having many
At first, I thought the Book of Eli is just another ferocious film featuring what life would have been after the judgement day. But beyond the blood-sputtered scenes and vulgar language, viewers will appreciate the simplicity of the story and the complexity and profoundness of its nature and form. The film features a compelling story based on the Christian bible which for me exceeded majority of some motion pictures released in the past years.