“A Christmas Carol” help people like Scrooge to realize how fortunate they are. In addition, Scrooge learns that he is very fortunate to have all of the things he does, and that hope can be the key to happiness. All of the themes play a very critical part in transforming and teaching Scrooge the significance of hope. For instance, in social justice, it shows that Scrooge is clearly not grateful for what he has. Scrooge’s transformation shows that because he did not have hope he
In A Christmas Carol, Charles dickens relates themes of Christmas, loneliness and Family, to the overall Theme of Compassion. The book is set during the time of Christmas to symbolize generosity, selflessness and love. While it looks at the world from the eyes of an old, rich, grumpy man, whom is the exact opposite, and has yet to understand what it means to care for others. Dickens uses this character of Scrooge, to symbolize greed, selfishness and hatred that is found in a person and in a society. While he introduces other characters to represent the good that has surrounds him. Though set during Christmas, the story has a meaning that relates to people year round.
The first example of life’s journeys is in the book, Stand Tall, by Joan Bauer, is that Tree learns emotionally that family matter most and there is always hope. For example, Tree’s two parents, who are divorced, gets together for a night. “Mom and Dad smiled at each other and laughed. It was a sound that Tree hadn’t heard from them in the longest time” (132). This shows how Tree wasn’t sure his parents were ever going to get along again, but they end up having a good time. This is an example of how family matters most and hope is always around. This situation gave Tree strength to preserve. A different place in the book where Tree learns that
At its core, “The Black Walnut Tree” is a conflict between the sentimental and what practically needs to be done. Throughout the poem, the author utilizes a very matter-of-fact and almost dismissive tone as the daughter and her mother debate whether or not to sell the tree and finish paying off a loan that they owe. As the poem progresses, this matter-of-fact tone transitions into figurative language as the black walnut tree takes on a more symbolic view. Mary Oliver shows in “The Black Walnut Tree” that the tree symbolizes the family’s heritage and all that their father has sought to accomplish, and, while the mortgage weighs down the family, cutting down and selling the tree would, in a sense, betray the family and what it stands for.
In the poem, To This Day. Shane Koyczan uses symbolism in the poem to really get the reader to relate to his point of view. An example of symbolism that he used in his writing was comparing a boy to a broken branch, “he was a broken branch grafted onto a different family tree…” (Koyczan Part 4). This quote is representing that the boy is broken and lonely. Shane also tells the reader that he was grafted onto a different family tree which means that he is not with is real family. We can interpret that he was adopted or his parents couldn't take care of him. This takes us to the rest of this quote when shane explains more about boy, “...adopted but not because his parents opted for a different destiny
Mary Oliver’s The Black Walnut Tree displays a relationship between a family (the mother and daughter) and their tree. In the beginning of the poem towards the middle , both the mother and daughter are conflicted with the decision of tearing down the tree , and in return being able to pay off their mortgage. On the contrary , if the family decides to cut the tree they are afraid they may lose the strong family ties, and past generations that are connected to the tree. Ultimately the family of two has to make the decision to cut the tree or allow the tree to stay along with it’s symbolism. Mary Oliver utilizes figurative language devices such as imagery in reference to the appearance of the tree ; symbolism which corresponds to the symbolic
Clink! Clink! Clink! This is the dreaded sound of the tireless work Luis must do, shining hubcap after hubcap after hubcap. This troubled character has many difficulties in his life, including his mother’s death, which led him to start up a fairly benign gang, created to help him escape his pain. The author effectively uses many literary techniques including hyperbole and understatement, diction, and symbols to enhance this short story written by Judith Cofer, Catch the Moon, as well as to reveal aspects pertaining to character and theme.
In the first section the mother and daughter are the only two people present in this section and they are trying to plan whether they should sell the tree. There are also some images that are used in the beginning of this poem that create a negative image in the reader’s mind. The negative tone provided with the uses of “dark”, “smashing”, and difficult” show the reader the hard time the character are going though. In the second section, the characters are reminded of the significant of the black walnut. The author show this by shifting the tone of the poem to positive. The author uses of “leaping”, “bounding”, and “generous” to show some of the positive tone shift. This positive tone help show the happy memory that their ancestor experience because of the tree. Because of this sole reason, the characters treasure the tree and decided to keep it there because of the bond it share with the family. The mother and daughter also know that they would, "crawl with shame in the emptiness" meaning that they would be ashamed if they cut the
Slaves faced extreme brutality and Morrison focuses on rape and sexual assault as the most terrifying form of abuse. It is because of this abuse that Morrison’s characters are trapped in their pasts, unable to move on from the psychological damages that they have endured. “Morrison revises the conventional slave narrative by insisting on the primacy of sexual assault over other experiences of brutality” (Barnett 420).
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, the pear tree is a major symbol for Janie and her growth throughout the book. Throughout the whole story, the pear tree keeps returning for Janie, in person and in her mind. The pear tree, not only holding Janie’s experience of a first kiss, holds many memories and symbols for Janie in the story. Having this tree helps Janie through many hard times, and gives her something to think about in her times of need. The pear tree serves as a means of characterizing Janie throughout the novel by symbolizing lessons for Janie, Janie’s life, and giving Janie a goal for life.
Shel Silverstein's poems are written for more than just reading for children; he wrote them for connection and inspiration.[Along with everyone], Silverstein had many emotions, some good some bad. Many of his poems go deeper than just what children gather from them. They provide an emotional atmosphere. He made a career out of writing and drawing with little successes.
When the boy was young the tree would feed the boy apples and let the boy climb up the trunk and when the boy was tired he would lie in the shade and when the boy was older the tree gave the boy all the apples for him to sell so the boy could have money and have fun
“Speak up, because the day you don’t speak up for the things that matter to you is the day your freedom truly ends”. Speak up when you have the change because if you don’t you will end up like me . I lied to my mom about doing something. I know, everybody as lied to their parents. But she’s a mom so when I lied to her she already knew I did it. It was no point of lying. Your mom is always smarter than you. That’s why she is the mom and you’re the kid. That’s why you don’t lie, that’s why you need to find the strength to speak up. For this reason that’s what Laura Halse Anderson’s novel, speak , focuses on the idea of finding the strength to speak up, this theme is demonstrated in how the main character was isolated by her peers, isolated herself, and finally , in the metaphor of the tree.
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable
“The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov is a Russian novel. During Chekhov 's childhood, a wave of reforms was underway to liberalize Russia and the economy of the country. one very important reform was probably the Emancipation Declaration of 1861, which freed the serfs from slavery. This major event undermined the position and status of the nobility, and perhaps even impoverished them. The plot in The Cherry Orchard, of an affluent landowning aristocratic family which was compelled to their estate in order to pay off their debts, was therefore a known one in the dispose of society of Chekhov 's time.