The readers learn to value relationships, to not allow pride to become an evil necessity, and to appreciate the little things. These all combine to contribute to the overall theme. With the narrator’s brother, becoming weaker and weaker, day by day, it creates an uneasy feeling arising from the reader, about the results of Doodle, and if he will survive. The narrator reflects back on the memories, and the love he surely had for Doodle, “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (597). This quote justifies the guilt the narrator had, in effect of not every fully acknowledging the passion and devotion he actually had towards Doodle.
By constructing lists of people, foods, books, and musicians that bring him happiness, Junior finds a unique way to grieve for his losses. He reflects, “I keep writing and rewriting, drawing and redrawing, and rethinking and revising and reediting. It became my grieving ceremony” (Alexie 178). Junior’s ceremony forms hope out of a bitter misery surrounding him. In this adaptation, Junior confronts sorrow with the positivity of his disposition and strength of his character.
Connections Between Tecumseh’s Quote and I Through the many years of the American Revolutionary War and as the leader of the Shawnee native tribe, Chief Tecumseh’s has acquired much wisdom and offers this to others in the poem Act of Valor (University, 2000). This insightful quote by Tecumseh tells its readers not to have any regrets when death awaits them. This passage speaks to me as it talks about being guiltless, grateful, and acceptance to the forthcoming events in our lives. To begin with, Tecumseh has nothing to feel guilty for with the choices he has made in his life.
Once again, the owl gives Tony confidence and encouragement as he is crossing the bridge, “At the big juniper tree where the hill sloped to the bridge I heard Ultima's owl sing. I took confidence from its song, and wiping the tears from my eyes I raced towards the bridge, the link to town. ”(59). The clannish bond between Ultima and Tony connects the comfort from the owl as well. The magical realism that comes from Ultima throughout “Bless Me, Ultima” effects Tony’s childhood and provides learning experiences.
John Muir deeply lived in the solitude of now, and integrated a sense of belonging within Yosemite when he wrote, “We are now in the mountains and they are in us” (Muir, p. 72). Muir describes in detail the joyous Yosemite, the mountains, valleys, forests, Yosemite Creek with falling waters, creatures and plants, in which, erupted in his first summer as the very breath of his life, that soaked the exquisite sightings into his skin and rooted themselves into his bones. Muir delineated the vast beauty of the landscape and the simple face of a daisy declaring a himself a servant in a “holy wilderness," a wilderness that mirrored the reflection of the Creator. Muir weaves his childhood memorized scripture into the wondrousYosemite’s
Through numerous concentration camps, his first son’s death, and Anja’s suicide Vladek is left a shell of his former self. Vladek becomes stingy, fidgety, anxious, and slightly depressed, Due to him losing all he once held dear to him, Vladek towards the end of his life is just going through the motions. The love which kept him strong and optimistic got tragically taken away from him. His new “broken” mentality is demonstrated through his interactions with Spiegelman and Mala. Vladek no longer seems capable of being the loving father and husband he once was.
Benevolence is defined as meanings kind, compassionate, or caring. In Tony Hoagland’s, “Benevolence”, the speaker thinks longingly of a time where they are able to control their father’s drinking habit. Hoagland uses the duality of harm and affection in his poem with the topics of benevolence and abuse. The speaker seems to have mixed feelings about it, as in knowing alcoholism is a bad habit, but knowing or feeling like their father always had good intentions. There is also a gloomy and depressing undertone when you analyze the poem; speaking of their alcoholic father who abused them.
However rather than finding the peace his father wanted him to find his mind fills with the desire of revenge against his own creation. Unable to handle the emotional pressure he pursues a lonely trip to the valley of Chamounix. Here the mood then begins fluctuating as he purses internal peace but his guilt keeps tormenting his mind. He first “ceased to fear, or to bend before any being less almighty” (Shelly 107) and “a tingling long-lost sense of pleasure often came across [him] (Shelley 107), however then he found himself “fettered again to grief and indulging in the misery of reflection” showing the nature of his internal conflict.
“The Scarlet Ibis” In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, that narrator expresses a sense of guilt as he recalls his childhood that could not accept the humiliation of having a crippled brother. His true ambitions are conveyed through the dialogue, which gives insight to the real reasons for the narrator’s actions. The flashback reveals how the narrator is able to understand the terribleness and pridefulness of his actions toward Doodle when he reflects on his early years with Doodle.
Once he is able to open up more he is able to achieve a sense of clarity, “I now knew what I had missed the most, I missed me, Tom Brennan, and that’s why I could now smile, ‘cause I could see I was coming back”. This is a significant shift in Tom’s attitude towards life and marks the final stage of his transition. Revealing he has successfully overcome his own obstacles. Likewise John Mayer experiences his own journey of transitioning as he deals with the idea of growing up. His apprehension towards the idea is incorporated through the title “Stop This Train”.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a good book with great lessons about life, love and the meaning of it all. It was amazing to see how Morrie was able to live his life fully while knowing he was going to lose mobility of his limbs and breathing on his own. He was able to make peace with death by mentally removing himself from his illness. Not everyone is able to do that. Reading this made me think of my loved ones who’ve passed on from illnesses, and what was possibly going through their minds during that time.
I am willingly making positive changes to my personality traits to be able to once again enjoy God’s gift to me, Ecko Rose. When I am feeling overwhelmed or I am feeling angry I usually can take a short walk to rapidly lower my anxiety or my blood pressure. I plan to remember to take these moment aside before allowing fight or flight response to become the initial reaction. When I have feelings of helplessness or discouragement I have recently, since my daughters removal from the home, engaged myself in a variety of personal hobbies including meditation, painting, writing poetry and assisting my roommate with his income source making custom Colorado boxes, as well as continuous self reassurance which has already shown substantial assistance
The sestet ends the poem with a tone that honors the man’s life. Discussing the memories and characteristics of Doug allows the mood to become bittersweet. He is gone, but his suffering has ended. The use of Iambic Pentameter forced me to write the poem in a rhythm that, at first, I did not enjoy, but I slowly began to enjoy the beauty that is incorporated with the meter. The rhythm of unstressed and stressed added to the overall feel of the sonnet.
Similarity and difference between Remembering and Life Review Remembering is a synonymous to reminiscence. It is the recall of memories, which is usually characterized by simple day dreaming, storytelling or nostalgia by oneself or with others (Haber 2006). While a life view is typically structured around one or more life themes, how these memories contribute to the meaning of life and coming to terms with more difficult memories (Haber 2006). During ones journey through life, a lot of events occurred, which one remember with either sadness or joy, sometimes, remembering them evaluation on how these events has affects one’s life can be done differently and accepting one’s faults and making peace with self goes a long way to show how an older