In The Cage, by Ruth Minsky Sender, a poignant tone is created through the uses of sympathy, narration and control. A poignant tone means that a characters, or person’s emotions are affected strongly by something. The Cage is about a young girl and her brothers whose lives are destabilized when their mother is taken from them by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The siblings must learn to live on their own and make their own decisions through the hardest time in their lives. The wide use of sympathy in Senders book helps create the poignant tone.
Mallard. The two true themes of this story are loss and irony and Mrs. Mallard embodies both of these. The theme of loss is littered throughout this story; first Mrs. Mallard thinks that she has lost her husband; second she finds out that she has lost her new freedom, and finally Mr. Mallard loses his husband. While many readers may see Mrs. Mallard’s death as the greatest loss, Chopin’s writing suggests that it is instead the loss of new life that Mrs. Mallard has so quickly discovered. She had her entire new life planned out, and it all came crashing down within an hour.
The 2013 film The Book Thief directed by Brian Percival is based Markus Zusak’s 2005 novel. The film, set during World War II in Germany, follows the story of 11-year-old Liesel Memminger. Liesel’s mother is forced to give up Liesel for adoption because she is a Communist and Liesel then goes to live with her adoptive parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann in Molching, Germany. On the train ride to her new parents’ house, Liesel’s younger brother Werner passes away. This is when we become aware of the narrator of the film, who is Death.
She received the news from her sister, “great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death” (Chopin). At first she was broken by the news when she received it. Receiving the news, she suddenly felt like her world had changed. A dynamic character is a character that goes through a change after a conflict or a crisis, this change happens over time. Even though her husband did not die Mrs. Mallard still went through the traumatic experience of losing a loved one.
BOOK REVIEW Book Title: Diary of a Loving Heart Date Published: 1984 Author: June Masters Bacher Publisher: Harvest House Publishing General Summary Vangie, the wife of Wilson suffered an illness’ that she endured for a long time. Accompanying her in the battle was Chris, her stepsister who never leaves her side. She’s so emotional thinking why God didn’t allow them to have a child. But her husband Joe comforted her saying there’s a time for everything and besides, they have Marty, their adopted child. Similarly, young Wil, wilson’s nephew run hurriedly to Chris because Vangie wants to talk to her.
As Pearl faces the same shame as her parents, such as being called “an imp of evil, emblem and product of sin" (Hawthorne, 129), her need for care and attention grows larger. The final aspect of love in the novel is one of the importance and connection to family. The humiliation and contempt they all felt brought them closer together as they did not want to witness any of their suffering. Pearl’s reaction to her father’s death exemplifies the depth and strength of their connection. The narrator describes their final moments by saying “Pearl kissed his lips.
The Book Thief is book that describes the life of Liesel Meminger and her experience of living in Nazi Germany. The story starts when Liesel 's communist mother is on a train heading for a town in which Liesel’s new adopted parents are. On the train ride to Liesel’s new life, her brother, Werner, had died before arriving in Molching, and not only that, but she would also go on to lose her mother to Hitler’s Regime for being a communist. Already, Liesel experiences such a traumatic event that will affect her for the rest of the story, and will see dramatic changes to personality and outlook almost immediately with her being quite resistant to her
I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (Jackson, 224) It is apparent that she is not necessarily distressed over the practice of the ritual, but specifically that she is the victim, as she states they should start over, so that a new victim will be chosen. “I think we ought to start over,” Mrs. Hutchinson said, as quietly as she could.” (Jackson, 223) This differs greatly from Jane, who begins to sympathize with the plight of all domestic women through her experience with the woman behind the yellow wallpaper. Although she initially frowned upon the woman’s efforts to escape, the more her mental health deteriorated, the more she began to relate her plight to that of the trapped woman, both prisoners desperate for escape. With her newfound revelation, she sought to save the trapped woman from her prison, subconsciously freeing herself in the process.
In The Book Thief, Liesel comes into ownership of many books that become symbols in her life. From persecution, to friendship, to coming to terms with anger Liesel’s books taught lessons. The Gravedigger’s Handbook symbolises a lot of things for Liesel. One of the things it symbolizes is the last time she saw her mother and brother. The day she stole the book was the day of her brother’s funeral and the day her mother gave her up to her foster parents.
It is quite evident that tyrannical governments often deprive its citizens of their inviolable rights as humans. While some struggle to grasp the gravity of this suppression, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies provides a way of better comprehending the corruption behind the denial of these entitlements such as freedom of expression, liberty, and no discrimination. In this story, Alvarez intertwines the real life tragedy of the Mirabal sisters with fictional writing to fully connect the reader to the evilness of dictatorships. Her use of characterization and admiring descriptions of the Mirabals lead to her readers being emotionally connected to each sister, prompting a better response to her message. Stressing the immorality behind the oppression of human rights, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies displays a reverent tone as the heroic actions of the Mirabal sisters against a totalitarian government are described, showing Alvarez’s desire to possess the same courage.