The day of Jesse’s death, there is a competition which Jesse enters. In his first event, log rolling, he wins a few rounds. Each round is competitive, to which the crowd responds well. However, when Jesse wins, “the applause was surprised, ominous, cold as the win” (251). Jesse was beating the loggers “at their own game” (251) and therefore was a threat.
Many readers often have a different opinion upon what makes a great hero. The hero Heracles, and Theseus are two classic myths read by readers around the whole school. The myth of Heracles distinguishes a boy who kills monsters/serpents to protect himself in a young age. However, the myth of Theseus distinguishes the life of an ordinary boy, who tries every day to push a rock to discover the rightful identity of his father. While reading the myth of Heracles, and Theseus we can clearly identify the differences between the two myths.
As after the Hop Frog as came out of his intoxication “The latter seemed to have recovered, great measure, from his intoxication, and looking fixedly but quietly into the tyrants face, merely ejaculated” Hop frog look into the tyrants eyes as if he is his enemy and this is where his revenging plan to murder the king is plotted and this is also the point where the theme of revenge and empathy combines. Not only this, the structure of the passage also very serving in creating suspense in the story. The extract is a part of a rising action and it is written in the third person narrative which prevents the information to be hidden away from the mind of hop frog. Since the passage does not allow us to predict the Hop Frogs intensions thus it pulls the reader into the story creating the suspense. The use of the “--“creates a kind of artwork in the dialogues and therefore keeps the reader more involved in the text.
Adventurous and dangerous, Louie Zamperini’s life was one that many will never forget. Louie’s childhood wasn’t very great, he would get into lots of trouble from fights and running from the police. When Louie’s brother Pete heard about everything that Louie was doing, so he decided to get Louie into running track, and soon enough Louie would win every race he was in. Then at the age of 19 he qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Louie then went into the military and then he had been captured by the Japs.
In recent history, children have been consumed by the dark forces of poor decision-making; attempts to smuggle modded Super Soakers, and bands of 10- year-olds performing steeplechases around the deck. For Fil Skywalker, however, decision-making comes second nature. His eyes lock onto perpetrators and possible victims of drowning within seconds. With a succession of whistle blasts from his Fox 40 Whistle demanding patrons to obey the laws of the pool, he maintains order. He is a
The art of writing has been displayed through timeless classics and modern tales that bring people together, but whether a piece is written in the 4th century BC or the 1990s, all authors captivate their audiences by connecting to them to the story and establishing an emotional connection to its characters, plot, or theme. Stories such as Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s play MacBeth, or Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried establish intriguing storylines which develop emotional connections and relationships between the audience and the text. Throughout all three works, fear is a motif that is used to express the theme of main characters sharing a fear of displaying weakness. Characters in Oedipus Rex, MacBeth, and The Things They Carried establish fear as a motive for using poor judgement and acting out to protect themselves from displaying weakness. The 429 BC play Oedipus Rex, by the dramatist Sophocles, introduces the character of Oedipus, the King of Thebes; a man who learns of a prophecy in which he will murder his father and sleep with his mother.
When I finished reading “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” I felt that this story was very well written and funny which made me enjoy it, however, this short story was very difficult to understand at some points; and I felt that way because english is my second, or even third language, and this story has words that are not used anymore so I had to stop and search the meaning or these words so I could have a better understand of what was happening in the story. In this story, Smiley is struggling with a stranger because he says that his frog jumps higher than any other frog in Calaveras County, but the stranger does not agree with Smiley and says that the frog is just like any other frog and that he does not look special or anything. The conflict between them is not resolved because the stranger puts a liquid in the frog’s mouth while
Metaphors have been around more than anyone can think of , first time a metaphor was announced it was over one million of years ago. A metaphor is an expression to simulate something, not from the actual meaning but similar. Metaphors are not only used in songs, poems or stories but we also use them in our everyday life. There are many ways that metaphor is being use for example they trigger emotion, to show setting. Many authors use metaphors to paint a bigger, stronger image to their reader’s mind to better understand what they want to say.
Dog fighting goes back to the 1750’s and was legal up until 1866 when Henry Bergh made dog fighting against the law in all 50 states. During the 1800’s dog fighting “a cruel blood sport” was incredibly popular .And today sadly though dog fighting is not as popular in a good way but still a lot of people of people participate in them knowing it’s against the law. (ASPCA) and (Humane