“Words, so beautiful and sad, like music”: James Joyce’s Dubliners as a Symphony “The Boarding House,” James Joyce’s 1914 short story, is about the misfortunes of a poor mother and her children who run a boarding house in Dublin. In one scene, her teenage daughter, Polly, sings a music-hall song to attract the attention of well-off male boarders. She recites, “I’m a...naughty girl. You needn’t sham: You know I am” (Joyce 57). The song Polly sings during the reunion in the house’s front drawing-room is called “I’m a Naughty Girl” and it tells the story of an “imp on mischief bent.” The song describes moments where the imp plays ticks of her mistress and brags about her ability to confuse and agitate others.
In Ann Hite's suspenseful masterpiece, Ghost on Black Mountain, five women become unknowingly connected by one man, Hobbs Pritchard. The story begins from the point of view of Nellie Pritchard, who gives up everything to move to her husband's home on Black Mountain. She quickly notices that Hobbs is not well liked on the mountain. Through Nellie's interactions and conversations with other characters, including several ghosts, readers uncover the reasons why Hobbs is hated and often avoided by the others on Black Mountain. Through the account of Josie Clay, Nellie's mother, readers are able to learn more about the events of Nellie's childhood, which play a role in her decision to marry Hobbs Pritchard without knowing much about him.
When she got the news she went to his mother’s house, and kept her promise to him to take care of her. But when she got there, Editha had no idea that George’s mother had read the letter she put into the box of things she gave George, and she retaliated against Editha. Lieber’s The girl with the hungry eyes is about a model that has some vampire like abilities. She never smiles but people say that she has a strange hunger in her eyes. One day she just magically appears at a studio with a photographer to take her picture and out of nowhere clients want to start working with her.
The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. Around midnight the night before, Parris had discovered Betty, his niece Abigail, and Tituba, his black slave, dancing in the woods, causing Betty to swoon. The local physician is unable to determine the cause of Betty 's illness. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam arrive and reveal that their daughter Ruth is also ill. There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause.
"I don't even know your name!" As Cinderella fled, one of her glass slippers came off. The Prince sent the Grand Duke to find the girl who fit the glass slipper. Lady Tremaine locked Cinderella in the attic, but Cinderella's mouse friends freed her. Then Lady Tremaine tripped the Grand Duke, and the glass slipper shattered .
“Christabel” is unfinished poem, which has two parts. Main character-Christabel is the innocent daughter of Sir Leoline. One day, while praying at night she finds a lady-Geraldine, whom she takes home to her father’s castle. Geraldine turned out to be the daughter of the old friend of Sir Leoline, with whom he had a disagreement. She states that she has been kidnapped.
She gives in her father’s proposal and promises to marry Paris. The Capulets prepare the wedding and Juliet takes the potion. In the next morning, Juliet won’t wake up and Friar Lawrence claims her as ‘dead’ – knowing that she is only sleeping. In Mantua Romeo receives the news that Juliet is death, however he did not get a letter from Friar Lawrence in which the plan of her pretend death is described. He makes up his mind and wants to lie down next to her in the family tomb.
As later written, Madeline’s disease causes her to become deathly ill and she passes away while the narrator is visiting. Following her death comes a disturbing tone in the story as the visitor finds out the Ushers only marry within their own family, and that Roderick and Madeline were not only mentally ill twins, but spouses too. That night, Madeline is buried in the basement with the excuse that doctors wanted to study her, however, it is later explained that Roderick held a secret as he declares, “We have put her living in the tomb!” (1839). In the climax of the story, Madeline breaks out of her casket and busts out of the chamber to find Roderick and the visitor upstairs. The trauma of seeing his sister causes Roderick’s heart attack and he dies there on the floor.
Montague called his wife, and his wife decides to live in the most haunted room, i.e. the Nursery where the older Miss. Crain died. At that night Dr. Montague, Luke, Theodora and Eleanor were together in a room when their doors closed and the pounding sound started again and went towards the nursery. They somehow went there to see Mrs. Montague but she wasn’t there.
The rose in full bloom represents her time with Homer Barron. After her father died and once the town sees her again Faulkner writes that she looks as if “a vague resemblance to those as angels in colored church windows.” She’s in her prime and she starts her affair with Homer Barron. She murders him as it comes time for him to leave in order for the two to stay together forever. Lastly the dying stage of the rose represents Emily in her older age. Emily gaining weight in her old age and her hair turning gray and hardly ever opening her doors.