“Basement Magic” is unique twist on the evil stepmother/fairy god-mother story. The main character is a shy and bright little girl named Mary-Louise. Following the generic evil stepmother/fairy god-mother story, her mother died young and her father remarried, introducing Kitty, who is more interested in being a corporate wife than a mother. Despite, growing up surrounded by riches Mary-Louise grew up ignored by her father and step-mother. The story builds around the friendship of the cleaning lady Ruby and Mary-Louis built around magic and housework.
Seeking some form of escape from her boring lifestyle, she attends a weekly crotchet group, where she has just discovered the joys of crocheting. When we are introduced to the protagonist in the first novel, Hooked on Murder, she has just began to learn the basics of crocheting with her new friends. The novel begins with an explosive introduction as Molly pink
Both Snow White and Cinderella themselves start off in unfortunate situations where they are the “damsel in distress”, and are later rescued and willing to be bound to their savior for life, cooking and cleaning to put a smile on their faces. Women watching in the 1900’s are looking for a fantasy to distract them from their own lives - they have been cast back into their stereotypical gender roles after The Great Depression is over, making them stay at home wives while their husbands go out to work for them. They currently are the perfect little housewife - or so society wants them to be. The vast majority of woman will be quite upset with being out of work just because of their biological sex, as it should not be a contributing factor to work capability. Snow White and Cinderella reinforce the idea that women should cook, clean and become a domestic servant for the man they love.
She is humble and caring to all around even her evil stepfamily. When her father asks his daughter what they want him to bring back from the fair she responds with,“... the first twig that brushes against your hat on your way home ”(Grimm). Likewise, the two other step-sisters asked for “Beautiful dresses” and “Pearls and jewels” the stepsister are onto material beauty compared to Cinderella who has a beautiful soul. Cinderella is self-aware of who she is but does not have the conscious to see how her family is. Her stepmother always tells her how dirty she is and Cinderella ends up believing that.
Dreams are impossible realities fabricated to shadow the actuality of our imperfections however ironically, dreams tend to be made impossible on the consequence of our imperfections. This is one of the harsh realities that Steinbeck expresses in this novel. “ The best laid schemes of mice an men, gang af agley, an lea us nought but grief and pain, for promised joy.” - ‘To a mouse’, Robert Burns. Inspired by the poem, Steinbeck 's novel explores the idea that even the best laid plans, with relevance to our dreams , often go astray due to our imperfections and leave us with nothing but grief in the repercussions from the unfulfilled promises for joy. This theme has been expressed in a myriad of different characters and their circumstances.
There is probably not a person alive who haven’t dealt with untying knots before, so it is a concept that is very easy to grasp. Due to the fact that the worms are “alive” there is a bit of a learning curve to manipulating them, but once you get the hang of it the game becomes very addictive. Puzzle fans on the lookout for something different and unique should definitely give Knotmania a try. Knotmania is an addictive puzzle game with a difference. Not only do you have to untangle tricky knots, but the “Strings” are actually worm-like creatures who resist you at every turn.
And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays…” (Bevington, 2014, p. 58 3.1.141). Titania being the queen of fairies and Bottom is of a lower-class of humans enforces the logic of Bottoms reasoning. Again, due to Puck’s negligence with his love potion ordeal, Shakespeare portrays the rather unrealistic and spurious side of love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Titania and Bottom (Bevington, 2014). A Midsummer Night’s Dream demonstrates the love perplexity and frenzy of the characters’ love problems in a comedic way. Mystic powers such as fairies and love potions helped to spice up the drama in this play, and the readers are able to enjoy the funny and rather silly portrayals of human love.
The common thought that people have about Disney is happiness and merriment. Ridley Pearson provides an opposing view in the book “Kingdom Keepers II” by showing the darkest parts of what we thought we all knew. Pearson allows this to occur by taking the reader through the lives of kids who work as DHIs(Disney Host Interactions) that become holographic people that fight the villains. Pearson not only does this to show his opinion, but he uses it to intrigue the reader enough to want to keep reading. This fictional fantasy about Disney and Disney parks are mysterious and allows an appeal to readers.
I chose this particular passage because the reader can actually feel the suspense as she talks about the “dark, dusty, and mysterious bookshop.” The suspense shown in the passage before is if Sarah is willing to trade money for the pencil box. The suspense in the passage is her mother believing where she is and her walking into the creepy bookshop. The passage after is building suspense about the old man letting her buy the second book. The author does a great job of building suspense throughout the story and keeping the reader interested in what will happen
Jazmine’s essay effectively persuades the audience that she is trying to persuade. In the article of “I Dressed Like Cookie for a Week to Get Over My Imposter Syndrome” a journalist named Jazmine Hughes talks about her experience trying to deal with her imposter syndrome while working at The New York Times. Jazmine Hughes feels like she does not deserve her job position that she has at The New York Times and dresses like a character named “Cookie” from a television show called “Empire” to try to overcome her imposter syndrome that she has. She feels inspired by Cookie from “Empire”. When she starts dressing like her she ends up feeling more confident about herself but ends up wasting a lot of money just to dress like her.