In the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor the theme of fear is highlighted on pages sixty-five to seventy-seven. The theme fear is expressed on page seventy-six it states “I was feeling pretty miserable myself-angry about Kerri Gardner” the text also states “ I remember the fear in his eyes. I know that fear. That's my fear.” These two sentences from the text shows that Paul fears Kerri’s rejection. At the carnival Kerri did not even notice that Paul was missing for a little while and that he was back in the group. Kerri also went on all of the rides with Adam. I think that Paul was a little jealous. He is fearful of Kerri rejecting him.
Hart’s mother had ‘grown’ to hate Broome as she did not have the ‘red dirt, mangroves and pearls in her blood’. Michael had always loved the rough open waters, the crimson red dirt and the loud bustling environment of Broome. Due to their differences, his relationship with his wife becomes strained and unstable. Moreover, Ida decides to go back to England during a highly dangerous time of war. Hart and Alice had ‘taken it for granted’ that they were going to see their mother again, but Michael takes it to heart. He becomes shocked and distressed, leading him to make reckless decisions, taking Hart and Zeke out to sea during dangerously rough weather. Michael felt ‘insecure’ after losing his wife with a fear that she may have been attacked or killed during the war. This reckless decision leads to the death of Zeke and Hart becoming permanently injured from the whirring lugger, causing Hart to retreat into a world of self-pity and shutting off the rest of the world. Hart felt into a ‘subdued kind of dreaminess’ as he indulged himself in reading books, oblivious and lost to the world outside. Both Hart and his father’s insecurities lead to a broken and damaged relationship, making it even harder to mend the strained gap between Ida and Michael as well as Hart and
A slave brought to the Americas from Barbados, Tituba is a naive, and significant character overlooked in Puritan Society. She caused the uproar of witchcraft making Tituba responsible for the mass hysteria that occurred in Salem.
It is hard to be brave and courageous sometimes. Some people blame their cowardness on the situation they are in or maybe even blame it on something else going on in their life. However, Tris, Four, and Natalie Prior all show courage, bravery, unity, and heroism on several occasions throughout this book. Each one of them did what was right without even thinking about how difficult or dangerous it could be. Most lead to better things, but it also lead to death.
In Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s Monster Culture (Seven Thesis), Cohen analyzes the psychology behind monsters and how, rather than being a monstrous beast for the protagonist of the story to play against, “the monster signifies something other than itself”. Cohen makes the claim that by analyzing monsters in mythology and stories, you can learn much about the culture that gave rise to them. In Thesis 1 of Monster Culture, Cohen proposes that “the monster’s body literally incorporates fear, desire, anxiety, and fantasy”, specifically the fear, desire and anxiety of the cultures that gave rise to it;; fFor example, vVampires, undead, represent a fear of death. Monsters are born of an intense fear, desire, or internal conflict, “at this metaphorical
There are many types of hero, fictional, historical, and modern day. Odysseus was a historical hero, who saved his home of Ithaca. He had so many heroic traits, such as, bravery, courage, caring, loyalty, determination, and so much more. Fictional, modern day and other historical heroes have many of these traits as well. Therefore, the word hero has not changed.
It is often said that a new definition of a woman arose in the 1920s. But is that true? While most women experienced many newfound freedoms in the 1920s, black women could not explore these freedoms as easily as white women. In the novel Passing by Nella Larsen, Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry grew up in Chicago together and are now both two wives and mothers in New York City during the 1920s, but there is a big difference between them. The novel’s title refers to light-skinned black women masquerading as white women for social benefits. Irene and Clare are both light enough to “pass”, but only Clare chooses to pass everyday. Irene passes in trivial situations like getting a cab, buying movie tickets, or getting a table at a restaurant, but
Undoubtedly, an optimistic perspective can have an impact on the outcome of any given situation. On the contrary, a pessimistic view will create negative feelings and can drastically alter the outcome. In the novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, the three main characters point of view on hope change throughout the story. Their perspective enables them to think positively or negatively on the war and destruction that is going on around them. Steven Galloway explores how the presence and absence of hope affects Kenan, Arrow and Dragan’s outlook on the war.
Darry, Soda, and Pony are all waiting in the hospital to hear news of Dally and Johnny. They are bombarded with reporters, and Darry finally gets them to be left alone because Pony wasn 't’ feeling well. Pony takes a nap on Darry’s lap, and then the doctor finally came with news of Johnny and Dally. Dally would be good to go in a few days after his burns are taken care of, meanwhile Johnny is in critical condition, with not a great chance of making it out of there. On the way home, Pony falls asleep in the car and end up sleeping until the morning when Two-bit and Steve came over. Pony sees the article about him in the paper, and realizes he needs to be present at court for his actions.This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony.
The rivalry between the Socs and the Greasers seem to increase as days go by. Could this end in more violence and bloodshed?
Chapter seventeen of How to Read Literature Like a Professor focuses on how authors employ sex in their writing as a way to encode other things. For example, in the 2015 romantic comedy film, Trainwreck, Amy Schumer plays a young woman with a liking for booze, sex and drugs. The film begins with a scene where Gordon Townsend is explaining his reasoning for why monogamy isn’t realistic to his two little girls. The film then flashes twenty three years forward, directly into a sex scene featuring Amy and a one night stand. The scene is fairly short and it is obvious that the attraction on Amy’s side is limited, for she pretends to fall asleep soon after walking in the door. After the man falls asleep, one can hear Amy speaking. She explains her
A college student has just received some very troubling news. His mother was involved in a serious accident and is now under critical condition in the hospital. The student, knowing that he never had good relations with his family in the past, does not want to go visit his mom in the hospital because he not only is very busy during the next few days, but also does not think that it is worth the time off as he is more than 1,000 miles away from home. However, on the other hand, the student’s best friends are all pressuring him to go visit his mom. Pondering in the dormitory room for several hours, the student has many things to consider. In the end the pressure becomes too great for the student to handle, so he ultimately does the right thing and visits his mom. This is a prime example of shame and what it can do to people. It motivates people to do things they normally would not do. Without coincidence, it is one of the most critical themes of Tim O’Brien’s The Things
“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” My greatest fear is my parents being disappointed in me. I push myself everyday to make sure I keep them happy. I tell myself that if I do not try, I will have to face the disappointment in their eyes. Dulce Rosa wanted to avenge her father's death by killing Tadeo, buts she ends up falling in love. So they get closer and more attached. Then Dulce Rosa realized she could not commit to the vengeance and that she could not get her father out of her head and she decided to take away her own life. Transformation is a radical change or the process of changing. Transcendence is going beyond the ordinary.
She introduces Four to Natalie and he explains that she is doing well in training. Natalie pulls Tris always to talk in private and asks what the results of her test were. Tris caves in and tells her they were inconclusive. She warns Tris not to tell anyone about her divergence and to visit Caleb after initiation. As her mother leaves the compound, Tris realizes that Natalie was once from Dauntless.
While everyone is arguing about strategies, Tris decides to sneak away and climb the old Ferris wheel. Four opposes, but follows her up anyway. Tris feels her legs tremble, not because of the altitude, but because of Four's presence. He is also trembling slightly. Tris realizes that he is afraid of heights. Tris reaches the top of the Ferris wheel and finds the other team's flag. Tris slips and is left hanging in midair. Four is able to make the wheel function again and both of them reach the ground safely. Tris and Christina reach the flag at the same time, but Tris lets her earn the victory. On the way back, She meets Dauntless born initiates, Marlene and Uriah.