The Skating Party In the story, The Skating Party by Merna Summers, Uncle Nathan had made a hastened choice of saving Delia instead of Eunice. What Uncle Nathan should have done was saved Eunice because Uncle Nathan was betrothed to Eunice, Delia was already married, and that he made his decision in haste which caused him to make the wrong decision. Firstly Uncle Nathan was engaged to Eunice. He said, “it seemed to me that she might be easier to get along with in the long run”, so he knew that Eunice would have been better to get along with than if it were Delia.
A moral decision is a choice made based on a person’s ethics, beliefs, character, values and judgement. If a store clerk gives you too much change after you purchase something, do you tell them? If your two best friends are in trouble and you can only save one, who do you help? Whether in your regular everyday life, or in extreme and unfortunate circumstances, moral decisions occur often and challenge what you believe in and stand for as a person. Merna Summer’s “The Skating Party”, puts Uncle Nathan in a situation where he has to make an influential decision where it is not totally clear which is the correct choice. The decision he makes might not have been the best one for the future, and it left him filled with lasting feelings of guilt and grief.
A life that 's not easy to overcome if it ever is possible to overcome. With only one easy way out and the cost is her life. The book starts of with Summer in her home where she lives her mother father and older brother Henry. She dating her brother’s best friend Lewis.
Therefore, Carter employs physical disease to prove that it can prevent us from constructing our dreams. Lastly, when Pauline moves in the opposite direction of her mother after being yelled at for playing with her metal figuring, she sees her dad skating "smooth eight figures" around the lawn arena (84). She then wishes she can "fly" like her dad "powerful" and "free"(84). Pauline's craving indicates she desperately wants to skate and feel freedom. However, to her this is just a dream and in her mind she can't reach it.
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
In order to fully understand the story it must be evaluated to show what lesson is to be learned from the reading. The story has an epiphany implemented into the writing which gives a new realization in the importance of this part. A major evaluation to this short story is to fully understand the main characters in it. One significant character in this story is Louise.
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates the personal growth of the dynamic protagonist Louise Mallard, after hearing news of her husband’s death. The third-person narrator telling the story uses deep insight into Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts and emotions as she sorts through her feelings after her sister informs her of her husband’s death. During a Character analysis of Louise Mallard, a reader will understand that the delicate Mrs. Mallard transforms her grief into excitement over her newly discovered freedom that leads to her death. As Mrs. Mallard sorts through her grief she realizes the importance of this freedom and the strength that she will be able to do it alone.
Admissions Essay 2 Figure skating plays an important role in shaping my character and building skills for the future. Being able to perform gravity-defying jumps and spins on a thin blade requires more than just talent—it involves dedication and perseverance when in the face of adversity. As an athlete, I interpreted the saying “practice makes perfect” as pushing past my limits and training for several hours. Unfortunately, I ended up injured because I was pushing myself too hard and not resting. Two summers ago, I had suffered a back and knee injury that were major setbacks to my progress.
Louise’s victory in accepting her husband’s death is a feeling that she now cannot live without. The ultimate death of Louise Mallard is one that represents physical and emotional defeat. In this dramatic short story, Chopin uses imagery to sew together a tapestry of emotions all encompassed in an ill-stricken widow. Works Cited Chopin, Kate. “The Story of an Hour.”
Events that occur randomly and that are traumatic can take a toll on all aspects of an individual that endure them, what if an individual were in a gruesome situation and the lives of human beings were lost under their unintentional control? How would they feel for the rest of their lifetime? In the article “The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt” by Nancy Sherman, she describes the emotional reality of soldiers in their home are often at odds with the civilian public, and are struggling to carry the burden of feeling responsible of traumatic situations. Survivor’s guilt is the bold feeling that survivors have after a tragic event taking place when others have passed away. Soldiers in battle experience losses during combat.
One feels guilt which eventually leads to shame and a feeling of remorse. C. Support reason #2 Brené Brown says that “guilt and shame are two different things but we often combine them as if they were one.” I think this perfectly portrays what is happens to the soldiers in “ The Things They Carried” and veterans today guilt and shame are two totally different feelings yet are closely related when talked about. IV.
This quanity of respect that Nathan has for his father later explains when he risks his life to feed his family. Clearly, Nathan indicates motivation
Nora grows in stature, and is purged by suffering. In defeat she is victorious. When everything lies in ruins around her, she emerges strong and independent; she is in the process of attaining complete maturity. At the same time, her action at the end, point s to a freer and more honest humanity in a healthier society. In this sense, she is modern, tragic heroine, and the play is precisely what it has been called, a modern tragedy.
When soldiers go back home, if they make it home, they’re still haunted by regret, guilt, and depression. People experience it in their own ways and cope with it differently. War changes people. It’ll takes away someone's humanity and replaces it with holes, instability, and mental defects. Whether you’ve lost a significant other, lost your will to live, or lost your future, civilians and soldiers both indulge in losses when involved in