Throughout the short story it can be assumed that Aanakwad was in love with the grandfather at some point, but, her love, like a cloud, drifted from the grandfather to the other man. Aanakwad “…filled with storms” and devastated everything in her path (Erdrich 391). The storm enabled the sister to claim Aanakwad’s figure over her children, which leads to shock when the storm claims the sister. The shawl was a memento of the sister’s motherly figure symbolizing the peaceful past. The shawl was the
The building of their home across the grave of the narrator’s mother is a “reminder of what I haven’t done” (21-22). There is no clear answer of what the narrator hasn’t done. Maybe she’s being reminded of how she needs to move on since everything else in the world has, or that she just has many regrets that she never cleared
Miriam walks by Paula’s house and “stood on the sidewalk out front hoping that wherever Paula was, they would never find her and make her go back again” (73). Paula’s mother, on the other hand, is struck simultaneously by the pain of her daughter’s disappearance and the realization that her husband may have molested her. She may be destined to live out her days without ever discovering what has happened to her daughter. The misery caused by the lack of closure
During the trial Tom Robinson is testifying about the events about the Ewells’ residence. “The witness swallowed hard. ‘She reached up an‘ kissed me ’side of th‘ face... She says, ‘Kiss me back, nigger.’ I say Miss Mayella lemme outa here an‘ tried to run but she got her back to the door…’” (Lee 260). Here we see how Mayella threw herself at Tom without Tom’s consent. Everyone seems to agree that Mayella seems very lonely.
“There is a ghost here. A lonely, heartbroken spirit. The ghost of everything that could've been and never was” (Jennifer Donnelly, The Tea Rose) This quote is a fantastic representation of Gatsby and how he yearns for something that could have been but never was, Daisy. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the reader on a journey through the perspective of Nick as he observes his neighbor Gatsby's quest to make his dreams a reality. Gatsby’s dream was to relive the past and reconnect with a lover named daisy whom he was in a relationship with five years ago, but he struggles with this task because she is not that same person as back then and has moved on.
The people of Fitzgerald fictional Long Island in the 1920’s longed to live like Jay Gatsby, and they did whatever it took to be that way. Myrtle Wilson desired to redefine her place is the social hierarchy by having an affair with Tom Buchanan, yet her choices turned her fate into death. In the end Gatsby who many thought was living the true ‘American Dream’ too found himself dead lacking the support and love for others. Fitzgerald attempts to show the reader the faults in the characters with the valley of ashes, society moves forward leaving others in the dust and always wanting
They began to drift apart more and more, that is until Gatsby forced them to confront their marriage when he asked Daisy to say she never loved Tom. This backfires when they began to grow close again. Then, when Daisy kills Myrtle and Tom gets Gatsby killed they run away together, as they always do. The quote, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. .
Significantly, in Part 4, Faulkner uses Homer Barron 's corpse rotting in a room filled with "invisible dry dust" as a symbol; Emily thought of Homer like a rose, one she expected to endure long after being picked, even after his body was corrupted by the decay of time. Hence, ‘A Rose for Emily’. Notably, Faulkner uses profound imagery to summon a decrepit atmosphere, as the theme is reiterated: accept it or not, change and decay are inevitable. This change Emily always refuses, as we have seen through her father’s death, in leaving the home untouched, and certainly through her murder of Homer to allow their relationship to continue. In this case, Emily attempts to freeze time The Theme of Change vs Decay in ‘A Rose for Emily’ by Faulkner by not acknowledging the death of her father and prospective abandonment by her suitor.
Consequently in the end Miss Strangeworth drops one of the letters and a boy picks it up and takes it to Don Crane. That being the case Don destroys her precious rose bushes after he accidentally finds out that she is the author of the horrible letters he and his wife have received about the possible arrested mental development of their baby daughter. The "possibility of evil" that Miss Strangeworth sees all around her in the town is just a projection of the hatefulness inside
Liesel, the main protagonist of The Book Thief, following him as her journey progresses, allowing him to do his wife’s bidding: her kiss. The deathly duo kisses Liesel through her little brother, and through the destruction of Himmel Street, Liesel’s home, in the end of the story; however, this only proves how prevalent Death and War are in The Book Thief. After the extensive period of time when Death and War claim Himmel Street for their own, Liesel finally meets this narrator and discovers she had not been dragging them along all this time, she wouldn’t have had a successful life. As Liesel described her life with the married couple on Himmel Street, she states that “Not that it was a living hell. It wasn’t.
Though after eighteen long years of marriage Troy saw Alberta and felt the need to “steal second” (2.1.118). Rose simply grows tired of his baseball metaphors and tells him, "We not talking about baseball! We 're talking about you going off to lay in bed with another woman" (2.1.121). Rose is fed up with all of Troy’s baseball analogies and she realizes that he uses baseball as a way of making excuses in life, most notably his affair with Alberta. When Raynell’s biological mother, Alberta, died in childbirth, it was surely a sad predicament.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, the accumulation of dust in Miss Emily’s house reinforces her static and perverse character. The townspeople describe Emily’s house as full of “dust and shadows” (105), “lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps – an eyesore among eyesores” (98) for generations after generations. The house’s poor, dust-filled condition symbolizes its owner’s unflinching denial to new changes. Furthermore, the loss of her father drives Emily to act on her tenacious impulse to forestall time. Emily stubbornly holds onto her father’s body for three days, repeatedly claiming that “[he] was not dead” (101).
The setting of a story can vastly affect a story. A horror story is a lot different if it’s set on a park instead of a old haunted house. The Secret life of Bees is set in South Carolina during 1964.In 1964 the civil rights movemant was slowly winding down as African Americans got rights but the tensions where still there.In The Secret Life of Bees the setting has a huge effect on the plot because Zach gets captured because he is with lily, May commits suicide becuase he is always so sad from all the african americans geting killed and hurt, and lily and rosaline run away because they don 't want to get hurt. Zach get captured and kidnapped because he was in the colored theater with lily (a white girl). Even though African americans had