He uses description and feelings/emotions to describe Mattie. The first author’s craft the author uses is description. Anderson writes, “I untied my apron and filled it with timothy grass to form a soft pillow for Grandfather’s head” (84). This tells me how Mattie is becoming more mature by stepping up and taking charge when Grandfather is sick. This illustrates how Mattie is changing and becoming different, just because she stepped up during tough times.
Meg felt love before but finally understood the power of love when Charles Wallace needed it the most. For example the narrator stated, “Calvin’s hand reached out… and joy flowed through them back and forth between them.” This is a situation where Meg felt love pulsing through her. The narrator stated, “Mrs Whatsit loves me that is what she told me that she loves me suddenly she knew. She knew love. That was what she had that It did not have”( ).
The story ends with Caitlin and Martin meeting which, in my opinion, the pinnacle of story. In the end they become lifelong friends. The first theme in this book is kindness. Caitlin showed Martin a lot of kindness by being generous and giving a lot of her money and time toward caring for Martin even though he was halfway across the world. The other theme in this book is to determination.
The end also makes the moral and themes of the story high interpretative for the readers. It leaves the reader to ponder the "right" ways for an adult to respond to a partner's infidelity, the impact of one’s permission of the will, the role of women in a successful marriage, the obligations of a husband, and test of human nature under the stress of isolation. Ross mentions, “On the palm, white even against its frozen whiteness, was a little smear of paint” (12). This makes the reader ponder about John’s actions and motivations before death, and the connections between the painted door and the married couple. The presence of a shocking and ironic end makes the story highly impactful.
The False Gems was a short story published in 1883, which was a work typical of Guy de Maupassant’s style. The deep and profound social reality reflected in the story is always a highlight of Maupassant’s short novel, and The False Gems is no exception. It was only a 4500-word story, completely show French society’s reality in the 19th century through objective description and meaningful irony, though. As the skillful use of irony in the text really contributes a lot to the expression of the theme, this paper tries to appreciate the art of using irony in the text. The author wishes to give some interpretations of the ironic symbols in the story on a personal note.
Common sense plays a key role in this tale. The opening of the story starts off with the narrator describing how he looks and feels older than what he really is He goes into detail of how he lost his health in a strange way. The narrator is attempting to complete the task of delivering his departed friend to that friend’s family. Surprisingly, he picks up the wrong box thinking it was the coffin of his friend. The box contained rifles.
Final Assignment of English Literature Reading BY YANG ZONGYOU, D01 “The False Gems”by the great writer Guy de Maupassant is a miracle that draws a delicate and precise image of France in the late 19th century. Written in an objective view, woven with sarcasm, this little piece of art reflects the truth of the society and humanity in its era without any obvious rhetoric, like a real old gem that shimmers constantly and gorgeously, leaving an ample space of ambiguity for readers to ponder over and over again. “The False Gems” seems to be objective, however, on the contrary, the plot of the story itself is a barrel of irony, in which the author 's opinion and emotion lies deeply — the genuine ones are found fake, while the false ones turn out to be real; knowing everything is not always good. Mrs. Lantin 's before-and-after contrary is ironic. At the very beginning of the story, everyone is convinced that Mrs. Lantin was a virtuous woman.
Tentative Discuss and Analysis of The False Gems The False Gems was written by Guy de Maupassant in 1883.“Maupassant is considered as one of the fathers of the modern short story”. ( Wikipedia ) He always depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Readers also can find some similarities in The False Gems. Writer could invisibly finish the objective and actual description and the short story only uses thousands of words and makes the plot twists and turns. Readers can find lots of profound irony in this short story.
This complex story revolves around the idea of finding yourself and breaking free of certain limits that are set for you from the very start. The main character in the story is shown to be traveling to a forbidden area to gain new knowledge while along the way breaking taboos and superstitions his tribe created. It is solely based on a journey regarding curiosity and discovery. The protagonist and main character in this short story is John, a young male who becomes a priest after his father takes him to the Dead Places and makes him touch the metal. John starts to have dreams about seeing a “river, and, beyond it, a great Dead Place and in it the Gods walking.” John believes that he is given a sign through the dreams to visit the “Place of Gods”.