Death hits us hard in our culture and deeply hurts the family members who have the deal with the passing of their loved one. In contrary, it is complete opposite for the culture that was talked about in the
This quote can connect to the theme because tragedy occurred and Loung was not prepared. She felt that she did not have enough time spent with her sister Keav and felt devastated when Keav was killed. The death of Pa has had a large effect on Loung and her family. They miss him greatly and have deep depression after his death. Loung whispers, “’I miss you so much, Pa.’ ‘It is so hard to live without you.
In a fateful turn of events the young man’s wish of a grand legacy, his plans and dreams are utterly lost.The fact that the family lives in a very precarious place - next to a mountain where there have been many landslides and that a slide can occur at any moment -- is significant in this story because at the end, a slide does occur and the family and the guest are killed. Nature represents fate in the story. Neither the family nor the guest has any control over what happens to them in the story, in spite of the "ambitious" plans of the guest. The fact that the guest did not achieve any of his goals and how the family members did not achieve any great accomplishments become irrelevant when they are all killed. The irony of the story is that in spite of his plans, no one remembers the guest.
As an outsider looking in, I saw how much the guilt destroyed Dunstan with the passing years. "I made her what she was, and in such circumstances I must hate her or love her." ( p.24); The incident of Mary affected Dunstan in so many levels forcing him to make a major decision at such young age. The commitment he made to help Mary and Paul deprived him of his adolescence; Hence, he believed that this act of kindness would rid him of
Close friends, people that do not have a good friendship, friendships being broken. Losing a friendship can be a terrible thing to happen, and it happens quite often in many different forms of literature. This excerpt from the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, shows that losing a friend is really tough. The main character, Melinda Sordino, lost her best friend, Rachel over the summer. Melinda is really hurt that Rachel despises her.
In the short story ‘Hairball’, Margaret Atwood portrays Kat as being an insecure individual living in an imaginary world, in which, she is to blame for the negative events that occur. Her feelings, emotions, and actions are driven through the insecurity she has of herself. One of the events that impacted Kat was her experience of abortion. The men who entered her life constantly left her which not only left her saddened and broken, but unsure of herself and what she did wrong. These events led Kat’s decision-making as she says “[I] learned to say that she didn’t want children anyways”, (35) when primarily, having children was her desire.
The loss of a family member has the ability to place strain on those who are surrounded by it and cause transformation to one’s life. In McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, the family shares the inability to be financially stable due to Malachy’s
A key example I found was located in the second paragraph where it is stated, “But it is difficult work, suffering, and in its own way a kind of art,” This sentence describes how miserable the girl is about moving. She is explaining that it’s becoming too hard to be so upset all the time. Then as you further in the paragraph you see how it mentions that things changed when she left the house and met the bag boy. So she has already changed her attitude and her
Juliette was born with a touch that can kill, and struggles throughout the whole book mentally whether that makes her monster or a savior for the weak. She has to deal with the guilt that weighs her down because she has taken a the life of a little boy by accident in the past. Even though it was an accident, the main character can’t get over the fact that she has taken numerous lives. Juliette has two options to resolve this conflict. One option is to let it forever weigh her down, limiting her options of action through the book, putting her life in danger.