Some of my most notable memories take form as early morning breakfasts. Most days I’d eat a variation of cereal, yogurt, or maybe some fruit. But once in a while, there’d special morning where my Dad cooked up a breakfast. Now, the meal itself had little notability; sometimes there were eggs, sometimes whole-wheat popovers, sometimes toast. What really made those breakfasts special, though, were the stories.
The most relatable archetype in “The Street” is The Road of Trials, which relates most to the short story, because Richard Wright goes through and has to overcome many obstacles in his life. During the short story, Richard’s dad does not return to his family at home, leaving them hungry and hopeless. As a result, the young boy, Richard, is forced to learn how to be independent, gaining the responsibilities of the man of the house. One day, his mother gives him the responsibility to go get groceries; she writes a note, shows him his way, and sends him off. While Richard is on his way to the store, he stumbles upon a group of goons who jump him, taking everything he has, including his spirit.
Wherever you go and wherever you look you will find symbols – in the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or images – they are everywhere. Symbols are used to convey a particular meaning while saving on space or time. For example, everyone is familiar with the fact that a red octagon means STOP and that a tick means that something is correct or has been done well. But have you ever thought about the meaning behind some of the world’s most famous and most recognisable symbols, such as the peace sign, evil eye or the swastika?
In the four books, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Novice to Master, Into the Wild, and Enrique’s Journey all the characters had to deal with certain incidents. For example, they may have to deal with ideas, people, places, and even themselves. The situations the characters face, may be good or bad but ultimately they will learn something new about people, themselves, a place, and the world. In a Thousand Pieces of Gold, Lalu is fortunate enough to know Charlie where she eventually finds love, marriage, and happiness. In Novice to Master, Soko Morinaga realizes the meaning of the word courage.
As a child you dream about the multiplicity impossible things that you want to achieve ,but as you grow, you realize the dream you had can’t touch your fingertips no matter how far you reach;therefore,you should dream big because of the things you achieve trying to get to your goal. Numerous times people will tell you your idea is impossible because of how insane it sounds ,but nothing is impossible. For example, Alexander Hamilton wants to go to Kingston 's college on a scholarship at an extremely young age so,he had innumerable people tell him he was being idiotic but with the help of Mr.Burr he obtained the scholarship. After he did that ,he joined the revolution and,with his new found knowledge, he became an important part of the government and the results of that was he went down in history. Hamilton 's dream sounded deranged at that time ;however,he didn’t cease making an effort and became an important part of American
Every Trip Is A Quest For many people who study literature almost all works of literature are related to eachother in some way or another. The most common relationship found between texts is some structure of a quest. In Thomas C. Foster’s book How to Read Literature Like a Professor a quest is described as “[consisting] of five things: A quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenges and trials, and a real reason to go there”(3).
By the time had pasted, people started to use the other country’s culture in a different way from what it supposes to mean. For example, the swastika, which we are all familiar with as a symbol used by the Nazis during the Holocaust probably going to be swastika on the screen. Originally, the swastika was used as a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism to represent prosperity, good luck, and liberation. However, it started being associated with rather opposite concepts in the 1920’s when it was appropriated and bastardized by the Nazi
“Symbolic Explosion” happened about 50,000 years ago and was to depict the various forms of human art, cultural presentations, standard rituals and probably, the power assimilated within. Symbol became universally accepted by kingdoms, countries and societies as a natural and effective expression for whatever the symbol may represent. Symbolism has been given various interpretations by laureates, be it to adorn or to showcase religion or to represent a society or tell a story. It may be more powerful than a religion or money or land or violence. Its presence is as pictures or images, yet, is capable of narrating an entire story revolving around the subject that it represents.
Just like every person has their own journey through life, every character has their own quest on which they embark and learn from. In Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, the main character, Oedipa, undertakes a quest of not only fulfilling her duties to her ex boyfriend, Pierce, but fulfilling something within herself as well. Pynchon’s application of the quest model in this book portrays Oedipa’s personal development through use of symbolism and metaphor, and also brings forth greater implications about the universal struggles of every being’s individual journey.
There are thousands of people who face challenges that come with having physical disabilities everyday, and many do not understand this reality. Having a disability does not mean that one is weak and pitiful, but rather brave and admirable for having to adapt to the challenges that most do not have to face. Three authors who advocate for disability representation, Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, and Harriet McBryde Johnson, are able to elaborate on their views of disability representation in the world today. Through Mairs’ essay, “Disability”, she is able to convey her thoughts on the media’s inclusion of people with disabilities. Similarly, Dubus wrote “Why the Able-Bodied Still Don’t Get It”, and in his essay, he explains how his thoughts on disability
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is about a girl named Kira who has a twisted leg. The people in the community she lived in, was about to kick her out of the community. But because she have special talent, they let her stay in the community. The theme of the book is Don’t judge someone on their appearance and the second theme is Don’t underestimate people. The story shows these themes because kira was judged by her twisted leg, but she had a special talent that the community needed.
In the book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, we are introduced to the protagonist; Jessica, who loses one of her legs in a bus accident. While Jessica is in a wheelchair for a short period of time, she is placed to sit next to Rosa, the “special-needs girl who sits at the back of the classroom”. As the book develops, Jessica realizes that Rosa is so much more. Rosa is accepting, optimistic, ingenious, and philanthropic. Their friendship impacts Jessica’s acceptance of her own disability.
Obstacles can be challenging, and difficult, but people can overcome them by never giving up, always trying their best, and surrounding themselves with families and friends. Two stories that I have read that show adversity are “A Work in Progress” by Aimee Mullins which is about a little girl losing her leg. The other story I read is “So Far From the Bamboo Grove” by Yoko Kawashima Watkins about a little girl that has to leave her home because of war and has very big obstacles to overcome. Aimee Mullins and the Kawashimas both face obstacles that include losing family members, walking very far in intense weather, and people doubting you and trying to stop you. In the end they all make it through the the challenges mentally and physically.