After realizing she “isn’t in Kansas anymore”, she and her little dog Toto meet Glinda. Glinda is a kind, sweet, caring, and compassionate Witch...unlike the Wicked Witch of the West who tries her best to make Dorothy’s journey very difficult. Glinda the Good Witch of the North is there to help Dorothy on her journey back home. Despite just having met her, Dorothy recognizes this kindness and takes her advice to travel to Emerald City, the Land of Oz. Oz, the powerful wizard is said to grant people's wishes; Dorothy’s being getting back to Kansas to her Auntie Em and Uncle.
All of the people before the girl were just trying to get a bargain on the bird not even thinking about it’s happiness or well-being. The sick girl could have just kept the swallow for her own amusement, but instead let it be free to make it happy. This theme is portrayed by several characters in the story. One way the author conveys this message through the bird by implying that nobody understood how the bird felt because they weren't in its situation. The only one to understand the bird was the girl, because she knew what it was like being stuck.
They are the same in almost every aspect of life. Hanna has what the narrator describes as the perfect life. Her parents are together, her house is friendly and her dad even visits their fifth-grade class. The two best friends were perfectly content with their life and no matter what they would not be separated nor turn against each other. “We were the girls with the wrong school supplies, and everything we did after that, even the things done just like everyone else, were the wrong things to do” (Horrock 473).
Janie had never had the opportunity to learn how to shoot a gun and doing so was an activity that she enjoyed and therefore she did it every day out of delight. In Janie’s past relationships she had never really gained new skills that she enjoyed using, Tea Cake gives Janie the chance to try new things and gain new experiences unlike her other husbands where she did only what she was told. Furthermore, when Janie and Tea Cake moved to the Everglades, Tea Cake had gotten a job working at a bean field, which he later was able to get Janie to work as well. Janie had only had one job prior to this, in which she worked in the store in Eatonville where she lived with Joe, and this job was one that she did not enjoy. While Tea Cake was asking Janie if she liked working in the field with him, Janie explained that working in the field is “mo’ nicer that settin’ round dese quarters all day.
It was slightly confusing at times, and the plot would be somewhat boring at times. Most of the characters were developed well, but some characters were confusing and seemed all over the place. The conflict, however, was very true to life, as elephant poachers do exist, and it’s apparent that the author did her research. The ending was quite bittersweet, as Date Bed had died by the time the family found her, and makes the reader unsure whether the elephants did end up making it to the Safe Place after all. There is also a lot of in-depth analysis required to fully understand the book, else the reader may get quite lost in the plot.
In the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” the colors are used to bring meaning to the various aspects of the story. Initially when Dorothy is in Kansas at her Aunt and Uncles farm everything is presented in muted colors, like gray and dreary. This coloring also serves as a symbol for the life that Dorothy lived in Kansas. It was a boring life, simple and there wasn’t much to smile about. After the cyclone she finds herself and her dog Toto in the Land of the Munchkins, where blue is the primary color.
“It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty.”(Walls 38). In this quote, Mary Walls indicates to Jeannette to stop thinking about preventing the tree to grow ordinary and un-special; she describes that it struggles for a reason and that is to give it its beauty. This quote metaphorically represents how the hidden, unique beauty that the Joshua tree acquires after it goes through difficult environmental circumstances makes it exotic, and stand out from any other tree. Likewise the Joshua Tree, the Walls children stood out from any other kid around them, they were exceptionally wise, but most of the time the Walls family was considered to be the most chaotic and poor family, in the numerous neighborhoods that they moved to. The harsh conditions that Lori, Brian, Maureen, and Jeannette Walls lived through taught them to fend for themselves and care for each other at a very
“...The hunting accident...the leg had been literally blasted off” (O’Connor 484), this sentence mentioned by the author symbolizes Hulga’s personality, because when something very valuable is taken away from someone and they are aware of it, but are not able to react to it, it could change a person drastically. Hulga could have been a totally different women if she had her leg, that’s why the author decided to give her a wooden leg. In the story the author mentions how Hulga does not care about her appearance at all. When she goes on a date with Manley Pointer she wears a dirty white shirt, applies Vapex as perfume, and never smiles. “...She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg.
She naturally resorted to her wolf like instincts to flatten her ears when she was in this awkward conversation with Kyle, meaning she has not met the expectation of the stage. She is not comfortable in the human culture if she resorts to her natural tendencies. While she is preparing to dance, she, “rubbed a pumpkin muffin all over [her] body earlier that morning,” (Russell 242) to mask her scent. This action not only creates humor but also shows that Claudette is not ready to go back and forth from human culture and wolf culture. Normal humans would use perfume to mask a smell, Claudette chose to use a pumpkin muffin because she knew it would mask her odor.
" Good morning Owen, I hope you have a great day." Mrs. Derk's gave me a shining smile as I walked down the hallway past the office to start third grade at Pathfinder Elementary School in Fremont. My Michigan hero doesn't do big things, she does a bunch of small things everyday to make people smile and have a positive beginning to their day. Mrs. Derk's maybe did not have the most exciting or relaxing job in the world being a elementary secretary she made the best of her job and expressed a positive outlook. She always went the extra mile for her friends and coworkers but not expect much or any thing in return for all the hard work that she does.
The only way home was to collect eight items of the fairy tale world to complete The Wishing Spell, and already used once, the spell can only be used one more time. Discovering soon after, the escaped fugitive, the Evil Queen is also on a race to collect the eight items, the twins find allies along the way. Throughout the journey, Alex and Conner discover their father came from The Land of Stories! The twins were deceived, and the Evil Queen, Evly, made the wish to release her beloved from her Magic Mirror, but then the Queen`s sanctuary collapsed and trapped
Wilma refused, because it was segregated, and the party soon became Clarksville’s first biracial event. (“Wilma Rudolph,” Tennessee History, 2010). If Wilma Rudolph hadn’t had risen courageously over racism and her disease, than people all over the world would have no inspiration and would not have the courage to go on doing amazing
The kangaroo, which saw all of this happen, doesn’t believe her eyes and tells Horton there couldn’t possibly by someone living on something so small, she couldn’t hear them so they weren’t real. We later find out that the spec has a whole town (Whoville) and the mayor needs help from Horton to save them from the bigger world. The kangaroo tries to get rid of the spec but is unsuccessful because Horton in committed to all Who’s in the town. If you have not read it, I encourage you to because it is a fun journey. There are countless messages in this book, all starting with the famous quote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.
(Biography.com) Fitzgerald never left his wife, and despite all his alcoholism he never got violent with her. (10Cities 10Years) This shows how even though his wife had mental issues, he would never hurt her or leave her just because they shared a fair amount of ups and downs. Therefore, Gatsby and Fitzgerald were similar in that they were both committed to their woman; both women were their love of their lives. After all, similarities between the author of “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald and a main character from the novel, Jay Gatsby prevail. Whether it is dropping out of a prestigious school, going to a war, or being involved with alcohol they shared, a great story was made from all of the tragedy.
It’s a scene engraved into the western world’s collective memory: a pigtailed girl in red slippers, skipping along a yellow brick road with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. This image, from the book “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film of the same name, represents the epic of the modern age. Whereas in ancient times, we had Gilgamesh or King Arthur as our gallant hero, now we have a little girl from a farm in Kansas. At first glance, this simple story of a young girl lost in a magic land could not compete with the great tales of old. However, this epic shares more than a few similarities with this seemingly childish