Typical of the use of cliché in the novel, his first-person narrator Kathy H. describes raining as “bucketing down” (Never, p. 238) while having sex is termed “doing it” (Never, p. 93). This has led James Wood to conclude that the novel is a “fantasy so mundanely told” that the effect is of “the real invading the fantasy” (New Republic, 2005). The result of this, however, is not narrative tedium, as Wood charged. Instead, Kathy’s second-person address to the reader: “I’m sure somewhere in your childhood, you too had an experience like ours that day” (Never, p. 36) is reminiscent of an oral history that fosters an empathetic connection between Kathy and her reader. Accordingly, Margaret Atwood has signified that the most frequently used words in the novel are “normal” and “supposed” (2011, p.172) as in Kathy’s final line, “to drive off to wherever I was supposed to be” (Never, p. 282).
“It is certainly hard to know how exactly to respond to the end,” Tony Tanner wrote of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and its ending in 1969. Tanner could not have been more diplomatic in his assessment: the conclusion to Austen’s first published novel has been subject to rigorous discussion and debate even 200 years after it was released to be read and perused by English readers. On the surface, it does seem as though it was a happy ending – Elinor marries the man she has always loved from the very beginning of the book, the quiet and awkward Edward Ferrars; whilst Marianne, having been abandoned by her romantic but selfish first love John Willoughby for a more economically-sound alternative, marries loyal and steadfast Colonel Branson, whom at their first meeting she was convinced had “nothing
In this essay, I will be talking about Christina Rossetti 's poem Goblin Market. Goblin market is Rossetti 's best known poem that contains many themes like the idea of the forbidden fruit, sisterhood, gothic, prostitution, gender roles and sexuality. Goblin Market was originally known as a moral fairytale for children. But researchers disregarded it as a children 's fairytale because of its misleading form and they focused on its real core, which was recognized throughout the poem by the persistent "merchant men" calls and actions towards Laura and Lizzie. Although Goblin Market internal audience is indeed "the little ones" to whom Laura tells her story, it is important to remember that the poem 's first known public audience was not children but adults.
I normally don’t read the newspapers, but the day after I got rid of Annie I noticed an advertisement in the personal columns of the Tudor Times.” ‘Catherine H., 19, vast experience since age 15 with Mannox the music teacher, Dercham the Gentleman Usher to the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk and a few other dudes, seeks good times and marriage to any fat, hairy, unsanitary and tyrannical old King.’ GOF; “Didn’t you find that extremely disrespectful?” Henry; “Royal Horniness forgives a multitude of commoner deficiencies GOF, as you unfortunately will never discover.” “What it did not forgive however was extracurricular bonking between my Queen and her randy little relative,Thomas Culpepper. That unforseen problem could only be sorted out using my gleaming little enforcer here. Twice!” GOF; “So what does the future hold for you now, given that you are happily married to Catherine Parr, but going to be dead within 8 months?” Henry; “You disrespectful little Antipodean bastard GOF. I’ll tell you what I am most looking forward to; I’d like to take my lifetime tally of executions up to a round figure of 70,000.” GOF; “Wwwwhaat nnnumber are yyyou up ttto
During the time of the Great Depression, she wrote the poem “A Miracle for Breakfast.” “A Miracle for Breakfast” takes place in a big area close to a river, with a beautiful villa that has a balcony. It was probably just the beginning of spring, as it was said to be a cold day, yet no mention of frost, snow or ice was made. The persona’s narration begins in the morning, a little before sunrise at six o’clock. This is evident when he or she describes the area as “still dark” and personifies the sun as he or she says it is still “steadying itself on a long ripple
John Logan’s 2013 play Peter and Alice is an emotional exploration of the two real life characters that motivated two great stories. Peter and Alice directed by Rob Croser is a story full of life. A consultation between the real Alice in Wonderland and the real Peter Pan in a London bookshop in 1932. It was a production that needed to hit the spot, as it was the 100th production by the company. While Rob Croser was successful in portraying the emotions of each character, the reoccurring motifs throughout the production were tedious.
Charisse Koscal Ms. Kramer World Humanities September 9th, 2014 Reader Response on Chapter 2: “Fire on the Mountain” Throughout the first chapter in Lord of the Flies it was not made known the origin of any of the characters. In Chapter two Golding begins hinting at where these lads have come from. At this point in the novel there is a quite important event that helps readers understand more about the characters within. Piggy, one of the main character’s, had mentioned tea-time. With the mention of tea Golding had insinuated that the boy was of British decent, due to his fondness of tea.
Eliot published his dramatic monologue, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915. In the poem when Eliot writes “I”, he is referring to the narrator, who is Prufrock. Prufrock seems to have seen the seedier side of life. He is growing older and is acutely aware of what he has become, turning thin, losing his hair, and measuring his like on coffee spoons. He wants to refresh his stale, musty life, but isn’t sure where to start.
She looked at Earl and waited, and then she put the unfinished chocolate Sunday in front of him and reached for the coffee pot.” (p. 107, ll. 26-28) Earl’s façade can be seen as an opposite to Doreen’s as he put on his best smile in order to stand out as something special, where Doreen is the object that helps him achieving his goal: “Earl put on his best smile” (p. 106, ll. 20) Raymond Carver’s short story “They’re not your Husband” is about people’s intern competition of a better life, where the race causes external damages, as for instance broken social bonds. It lies in Humanities’ DNA to compete, but Raymond Carver sees it as a bad thing because it ruins the social bonds, which is a requirement for a person can rise to the top of the social ladder. In the clash between the target and achieving the target Carver emphasize the fact that people have to become less orientated on other’s opinion, illustrated by the main character Earl.
When Phoenix sat down to rest she imagined a little boy bringing her a piece of marble cake and went to take it but there was nothing except her own hand in the air. Phoenix can also be declared delusional as she believes her grandson is still alive while most evidence states otherwise. The nurse at the doctor’s says some convincing things such as “ The doctor said as long as you came to get it, you could have it” and “ It’s an obstinate case” and asked if he was dead. The tone the nurse uses when asking these questions or making these comments is almost as if she’s waiting for Phoenix to accept the death of her grandson once and for