Comparative Essay of the Maturation Process The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer depicts three siblings whom leave their quiet, protected life as the children of General Matsika, a major general in the Zimbabwean army, to go on an exploration into unknown territory, more commonly known as “the city.” Unsurprisingly, the three naïve children are deceived by a clever, criminal group of individuals with some quite interesting names, Knife, Fork, and She Elephant. As you could guess, they are quite lovely individuals. Stealing children off the streets and forcing them to work in scum and pick trash while planning to sell them off is only one of the many bright qualities of these upstanding people.
The two selection about Rites of Passage for a short story titled “The Medicine Bag” and a documentary video titled “Apache Girl's Rite of Passage” are similar and different. Both selection follow native American traditions. In that tradition the main characters become adults but one is a girl becoming a woman and one is a boy becoming a man. In the Apache Girls video the tradition was more public.
B: Australians are used to thinking that a journey is physical but they never think that the journey could be a spiritual one. In Jackie French’s 1993 novel, ‘Walking the Boundaries’ Martin, the main character, goes on a physical and spiritual journey where he learns about his family’s past and the importance of looking after the land. A: Thesis Statement: Jackie French uses third person narrative, an obvious plot and descriptive language to intrigue and engage the reader to see the physical and spiritual journey that Martin goes on.
Through the archetypes in the short story “Through the Tunnel”, Doris Lessing depicts to the audience that to grow and become mature means leaving safety and entering the dangerous outside world. To begin with, Lessing shows Jerry’s transformation as a person when Jerry did not want to stay with his mother at the beach all the time and wanted to go to the bay which “was a wild looking place and there was no one”(1). Instead of staying with his mother at the beach, Jerry wants to explore the wild looking bay, which shows that Jerry is maturing and growing up. This decision depicts the archetype Haven vs.Wilderness because the beach and the bay are sharply contrasted, as one is a place of safety and one is the dangerous wilderness. Furthermore,
In this essay, we shall compare and contrast two short stories: “A Glow in the Dark” by Gary Paulsen, and “Thank You M’am” by Langston Hughes. “A Glow in the Dark” is about a man dogsledding through a forest and encountering a strange, eerie light. He then finds out that it is nothing scary. “Thank You M’am” is about a boy named Roger who tried to steal a woman’s pocketbook. The woman ends up feeding him, washing him, and giving him 10 dollars to buy blue suede shoes.
Elements of Fiction Exam The short story, The Sheriff’s Children by Charles W. Chesnutt and the graphic novel, Saga written by Brain K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples have many similarities despite their differences in written style. Both stories are centered around interracial and interspecies relationships during times of segregation and tensions between the two groups of people and species. The stories have the main protagonists that harbor secrets that would be frowned upon by others in their societies or threaten their lives.
The novel Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins exposes the everyday life of a group of teenagers in a small town, Seldem. Set in the 1960’s, Debbie along with her friends, Hector, Phil, Patty, and Lenny busy themselves with average teenager activities. They can be found at the local ice cream parlor, the Tastee-Freez, listening to the radio show, Criss Cross, together in Lenny’s rusty pickup truck, or at the town’s annual summer fair, Seldem Days. Debbie and Hector constantly analyze them self and other people as they progresses through the summer. The characters emerge into different worlds to find a sense of identity though plot development, point of view, and character development.
There are two conflicts presented in the story. External and internal. The exterior conflict is when Jerry starts to train his body to be able to hold his breath for a long time and swim through the tunnel. The second conflict is internal.
Initiation in the Minotauromachy The chanting begins. The rising and falling tone sings for hours, stamping itself on the young boy’s mind. There are no women, only the men of the tribe. The hypnotic monotony of the chant begins to relax the child, who lies on the dusty Australian ground between two of his elders.
It might seem like “Wonder” and “The Other Side” our very different kinds of stories. One takes place in the past and the other takes place in the present. But if you look closer, you will see that both stories actually share a common theme. In both stories the authors teach us that just because you our different you can still be friends with whoever you want.