There is a quote from an anonymous speaker that says, “It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye.” This quote can be related to the fictional characters, Jay Gatsby and Dexter Green. Both were men who met an extraordinary woman and could never seem to let her go. These are characters from the book The Great Gatsby, and the short story Winter Dreams, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest novels to come out of the Jazz Age in the 1920s. The two stories have similar plots. They are both about men who met a woman and fell in love with her, but in one way or another, she got away from them. They spent several years of their lives gaining money and rising up in society just to get her back.
Miller's play The Crucible was written in 1953 and was first performed later that year. The play is a relatively fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials in the Massachusetts Bay Colony that took place in the late 1600s. The Crucible was a relatively enjoyable play because its ability to be relatable. The Crucible is relatable to modern audiences because of the similarity of conflicts, characters, and people's actions.
Kate Chopin used the storm as a form of symbolism. “A bolt struck a tall chinaberry tree at the edge of the field.” In this sentence, Kate Chopin wrote this to describe the intense relationship that was going on in the story, leading to an affair that had been ignited between Alcee and Calixta. Kate Chopin then adds on, “They did not heed the crashing torrents, and the roar” and “The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached.” Kate Chopin describes how the storm got progressively stronger and so did the intimate encounter between Alcee and Calixta. This paints a vivid picture for the reader to imagine the intensity and passion Alcee and Calixta experienced in the story. Once the storm has subsided so did the intimate encounter between the two leaving the readers with “So the storm passed and everyone was happy.” The irony in the storm was that Calixta felt no regrets for her intimate actions with a married man. If anything she felt more sexually relieved and happy from this affair
Stories of Tobias Wolff’s Bullets in the Brain and Timmy Reed’s Birds and Other Things We placed In Our Hearts has similarities and differences. Wolff’s Bullets in the Brain first appeared in The New Yorker on Sept 25, 1995 while Reed’s Birds and Other Things We placed In Our Hearts is publish in a web jounal Necessary Fiction on January 2014. The two stories have a theme that talks about respect - respect for individuality in Reed’s story and respect for person’s unlikeable traits in Wolff’s. In Reed’s story, the lead character learn to respect and accept his love despite the fact that they have different hearts. Also, he learns to accept her even though he knows that she would never be satisfied. In Wolff’s story, he emphasizes the importance of giving respect during the time when he enumerates the memories that Anders did not remember. He uttered “Anders did not remember the pleasure of giving respect.”
Sundiata and The Odyssey are two out of the many great great orally told tales in all of mankind history. In writing, comparing your work to another similar text is extremely important for making your paper understandable to any audience. In this case, I will be comparing the two similar texts, The Odyssey and Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Both of these two tables show the characters, Sundiata and Odysseus, long quests of pursuing and accomplishing a certain objective. To reach their goal, both characters encounter obstacles and enemies who want to stop them on their prolonged journey. Another item that is extremely important in both stories is the use and importance of fate. Both characters rely on their fates for assistance and for achieving
Obsession is the control of one's thoughts or feelings by an idea or desire. Dark Romantic authors have used and portrayed the idea of obsession in their works to convey strong senses, emotions, and feelings. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a perfect example of a woman's thoughts controlling her life in every way possible. In the story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator’s obsession with an object leads them to commit a cold hearted murder. Both stories depict the theme of obsession because the characters are fixated on their own thoughts and desires than on reality itself.
In the short story “The Storm” the main characters Calixta and Alcee try to make their adultery seem amoral by accusing the inevitably of their fate. Their sexual intercourse happens due to the violent storm that keeps Calixta’s husband and son captive in a small market. While Bobint and Bibi are worrying about Calixta’s safety, she is not concerned and wastes no time to get chatting with her ex. The storm is
In The Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest J. Gaines, and The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, the authors follow the story of different black communities and how they are affected by oppression. In The Gathering of Old Men a white man, Beau, is found dead in a black man’s yard, Mathu. Mathu’s ‘daughter’ brings together all of the black men in the surrounding neighborhoods to say that they were the ones who shot Beau. In The Bluest Eye a black child, Pecola, is oppressed in many ways throughout the story and near the end is raped by her father. The most substantial part of the story however, is afterwards and how she eventually becomes insane from the onslaught of oppression she faced. The commonality that these two stories is the use of characterization
William Faulkner’s Acceptance Speech, performed at the Noble Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 1950. “He is immortal, not because he alone… has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul… the writer’s, duty is to write about these things.” In his speech, Faulkner summarizes the duty of a poet, a writer, of man, not just entertain readers, but remind them of the hardships humanity has endured, and display this to a sense of pride, compassion, and glory. Thus brings us to Jeannette Walls’ and Annie Dillard’s novel The Glass Castle & An American Childhood. Both written work describes a childhood full of wax and wane that presents a variety of emotions throughout the reading but one unlike the other are very distinct
"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget"-G. Randolf. In the story "Good Times" by Rion Amilcar Scott the quote by G. Randolf relates to Rashid and Walter friendship by the way they became friends. They became close friends based on Walter saving Rashid life and bonded off his mistakes he experienced throughout life. In the story "Good Times" one of the main characters Rashid tries to commit suicide by hanging himself from his balcony when Walter notices him and save his life by cutting the rope. Rashid thanks, Walter and explains that it was a mistake and he wasn 't trying to commit suicide. Rashid feels bad about what happen and talks to Walter explains that he was trying to kill himself but he
Both Toni Morrison’s “Sweetness” and Edward P. Jones’ “The First Day” are short stories written by African American individuals. Other than this very basic similarity, these stories and their authors bear resemblance to each other. Both of the authors lived in a time before the internet, cell phones and probably more importantly the rise of an equal rights for all races movement. Given these facts and their shared African heritage, it is understandable both of the stories have at least an undertone of racial issues. On the more superficial level both “Sweetness” and “The First Day” feature a mother-daughter relationship. Even if this relationship is present in both stories, the qualities of this mother-daughter relationship and the tone of
It also makes the reader anxious because you are so close to them as if you as the reader could help them in a situation that has no happy ending, but the reader can’t help because the reader isn’t the one narrating the story. “He pushed the lever up and the door slid its quick barrier between them enclosing her in black and utter darkness for her last moments of life.”(Godwin, 182) The narration is a huge part of this short story because if it was told in first person then the reader wouldn't be so involved and emotionally attached with the other characters. By having the short story told in third person the reader can experience the other character’s side of view instead of the story coming from one person’s opinion and
The authors of “A good man is hard to find” and “ The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” are both great short stories that present divergent seniors. For example, “Leave a well women alone. I’ll call for you when I want you… Where were you forty years ago when I pulled through mild-leg and double pneumonia?” (261) This explains Granny Weatherall sees herself as an independent women that can do anything without any assistance. Granny Weatherall is also presented as a gritty character because of the way she carries herself. Weatherall gratification comes from her strengths that she has done as a mother and after being a mother and father after Weatherall husband John, died. “Weatherall” is significant because granny has been through it all. Granny’s last name is important because it is a literal metaphorical term that concerns the struggles she had to face to bring her family into a good path. Granny Weatherall lost her favorite daughter, Haspy, endured a spouse loss, and survived an illness she encountered. Granny Weatherall has been through the worst times in life and that is where her pride comes to show. However, while “A good man is hard to find” presents a different senior. For instance, “ There was a secret panel in this house,” she said craftily, not telling the truth but wishing that she were” Nameless grandma was a dishonest, judgemental and selfish person.
Loneliness, isolation, and lack of attention forced people to sink into depression. "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is the story about the relationship between a repressive husbands whom pushes his wife from depression into insanity. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is the story about a woman who is overpoweringly influenced by her dad, and she begins to deteriorate emotionally after his death. The two stories are about how people can influence the deterioration of one 's mental state. Both of these stories use the theme of isolation, madness, symbolism and have an ironic ending.
“Calixta, at home, felt no uneasiness for their safety. She sat at a side window sewing furiously on a sewing machine. She was greatly occupied and did not notice the approaching storm” (Chopin 2). Before the storm Calixta was occupied with housework like sewing, which caused her to not notice the approaching storm. Meaning she did not experience the same threatening sensation as her husband. When she did realize the storm was here she hurried around the house to close all windows and doors. Before Calixta stayed inside the house she went to collect Bobint Sunday clothes from the clothing line. “She stood there with Bobint's coat in her hands, and the big rain drops began to fall. Alce rode his horse under the shelter of a side projection where the chickens had huddled and there were plows and a harrow piled up in the corner” (Chopin 2). While Calixta was standing outside with Bobint Sunday clothes she saw her previous lover standing outside her house. This lead to a sinister release of tension between the two lovers brought together by the