She stands up for what she believes and helps others that need a voice. Cassie showed courage when she stood up to Mr. Barnett, tried to help Little Man by explaining his actions, and helping T.J. when he betrayed their family. She has shown that is very courageous and outspoken girl by standing up for things that she believed, even if she knew what was going to happen to her for her speaking out. Also, she helps others if they do not deserve it or if they are in real trouble. Have you ever had the courage to confront someone who wronged you?
The arguing between the teachers shows that there is going to be an issue with her receiving the jacket. The author chose to use this craft element because it creates suspense for the reader. The suspense in this foreshadowing leads to the problem of the teachers making her pay for the jacket. Another element the author used was point of view to show how much the jacket meant to Martha. In the story it says, “ “I went home very sad and cried into my pillow that night so grandmother wouldn’t hear me.
In Fitzek’s novel “The Eye Collector”, there is a classic line which Zorbach utters nearing the end of the novel that will stick with most readers: “How could I have been so blind?” This revelation is especially striking considering the numerous warnings from the Eye Collector to Zorbach to relinquish the case. The juxtaposition of Gregoriev’s physical disability to her visions of the future complicates the plot in which the theme of metaphorical blindness is prevalent. This is further strengthened by the backward chaptering of the book and third person narration in retrospect by the unnamed narrator. This essay will discuss how the theme of metaphorical blindness is brought out through the plot devices, structure and diction used. Zorbach’s blindness is illustrated by his being led involuntarily into the heart of the case by the false radio broadcast and his planted wallet at the scene.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
As she passes Montag, she repeatedly says “poor family” and “everything’s gone”. Rather than caring about Montag who was about to be killed for having books, she is more worried about her walls and her ‘family’ being burned. Bradbury uses techniques such as repetition, extended sentences, and a distraught tone of voice to establish Mildred’s unhappiness. Ultimately, Ray Bradbury adequately examines the recurring theme of the repression of authentic human relationships through his use of extensive literary
But, let me consider the reasons to reach this conclusion. First, what captivated my attention was the position the author assumed to tell her story in a moment where mourning was inevitable. I think the author had two clear choices: to write with resentment or to do it with gratitude. “Resentment” is what you feel when you do not receive what you deserve; it always manifests itself in envy; where darkness and pain prevent you to cope with your mourning as well as to regain, step by step, the balance lost. “Gratitude,” instead, is the opposite of resentment; they cannot coexist.
Have you ever had difficulty reconciling the way you imagined something to be in your head with the reality of it? As with most people, there are several points throughout Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey where the main character, Catherine Moreland lets her imagination run wild. This often leads to disappointment, or sometimes relief, upon coming face-to-face with the reality of the situation. It can be seen at the start of the book in regards to Bath, then again with Northanger Abbey, and finally with General Tilney. Upon facing this final reality Catherine makes a maturing promise to stop letting her imagination get the better of her, thus transforming her further into an adult.
Maya Angelou once said, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” This quote of hers invokes strength and courage through her tone and use of stylistic devices. Maya Angelou beliefs on the human spirit and freedom are of strength and courage. Her beliefs are interpreted by her style from four of her works of literature: an excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “New Directions,” “Caged Bird,” and “Woman Work.” From an excerpt in her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou’s tone is personal and philosophical, as well as the dialect reflects her belief of
Memory is a thing of bewilderment. Memory not only creates a housing for memorizing a formula or book, but at its forefront good and bad memories, which can be accessed by the beholder at any time. In the novel Toby’s Room by Pat Barker, Elinor, one of the main characters, seems to be in a sort of crisis within her memory functions after she experiences mental distress from unfortunate experiences. The effect throughout the novel is that Elinor cannot have a clear perception of reality since she encounters and sometimes creates herself some kind of distortion like when she cannot escape her past by painting settings of her past, or even in some of her social experiences that ultimately leads to nostalgia. The representation of looking in
When he said he didn 't think she would like watching boxing, she began to “cry weakly--like an old woman”(458). “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” - Edgar Allan Poe In The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe created an eerie, ominous scene. Throughout the story, the words get deeper, more evil, and foreshadow a lethal ending. At the beginning, Montresor “vowed revenge”(390) against Fortunato and swore he “ would be avenged”(390). He was “requesting [Fortunato] to be cautious as he followed”(392) although he was leading him deeper into the dank tunnels.
Being a social worker and reading this book made me so upset. One of the most obvious issues in this book is Henrietta did not give permission for doctors to take her cells. Her story is a prime example of the ethical tradeoffs the scientific community struggles with in pursuit
Burnout and vicarious trauma are two hazards to be aware of in the counseling profession. Due to heavy workloads counselors can develop burnout due to heavy workloads and not taking adequate care of their own needs. After reading about vicarious trauma, which "refers to the cumulative effect of working with traumatized clients interference with the therapist 's feelings cognitive schemas, memories, self-esteem, and/or sense of safety" (Hernandez, Engstrom & Gangsei, 2010). I definitely understand that as a future counselor it is imperative for me to abstain from experiencing compassion fatigue, or secondary victimization. Furthermore, although I am not a counselor yet, I am a teacher that truly cares about her students who carry heavy burdens
You live there? The way she said it, made me feel like nothing". This quote reinforces the fact of how apprehensive and shameful Esperanza is during the beginning of the story, where one can clearly see the state of insecurity of Esperanza. This is ultimately contrasted through the progression of the book when Esperanza maturity is shown in the quote," Passing bums will ask, can I come in? I 'll offer them the attic, ask them to stay, because I know how it is to be without a house" through this quote you could clearly see the juristic growth from the beginning of the book.