J.D. Salinger fully utilizes the literary device of symbolism in characterizing Holden Caulfield in the novel, Catcher in the Rye. Whether through a red hunting hat symbolizing a desire for individuality or ducks representing an escape from life’s challenges, Salinger conveys Holden’s struggles deftly, his traits elegantly, and his character development insightfully.
Symbolism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn John Green states, “ one of the reasons that metaphor and symbolism are important in books is because they are so important to life. Like, for example say you’re in high school and you’re a boy and you say to a girl: ‘Do you like anyone right now?’- that’s not the question you’re asking. The question you’re asking is, ‘Do you like me?’” This quote is significant to Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn because Twain uses many examples of symbolism through settings.
This movie actually does a good job portraying major depressive disorder on Mrs. Bonnie Grape’s character. At the beginning of the movie, while Gilbert is describing his family, he explains the reason behind his mom’s depression, and then every time that Mrs. Grape appears on screen, her condition is noticeable because she displays most of the symptoms. One of the most common causes for depression is grief, which can be caused by the death of someone who is close to the patient and this can be seen in the movie when Gilbert explains that his dad’s death affected his mom. An old portrait picture of Mrs. Grape is shown while Arnie is describing her as one of the prettiest and happiest girls in Endora town, who changed completely after her husband committed suicide.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a drama based film that was released in 1993 after a book that was written with the same title. The movie is casted in a small town of Endora, Iowa. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is very informative and delivers a very important messages regarding caring for an individual with a disability that is still relevant today. It also shows growth in the mental health field when you consider the information that was given to the family about the child who is challenged with an intellectual disability in the movie.
The manner of perception demonstrated by the director, Lasse Hallström, of “What Eating Gilbert Grape?” is established towards people with mental disability but specifically autism. Arnie Grape who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio is a 17 year old boy with autism and shares everything with his older brother and carer Gilbert Grape who was played by Johnny Depp. Arnie elucidates basic behavioural and social aspects that a person with autism would have. Hallstrom interprets a person with autism as a minority by clearly separating the town of Endora, Iowa from not just Arnie but the entire Grape family. The media manages to incorrectly interpret the behaviour, social acceptance and understanding of people with a disability and this movie directly
In the film, the character named Gilbert Grape withholds a lot of responsibility in his family. Gilbert is often seen as the father figure throughout his house hold because his mother is very obese and immobile. Gilbert is the second oldest and most responsible out of all of his siblings,
In the speech given by Cesar Chavez, “The Wrath of Grapes” he’s fighting for the people of America making everyone open their eyes and realize what’s being used by agricultural industries to grow crops. Chavez explains the pesticides used to grow grapes are causing harm to our farmer workers that can persist of long-term effects. He wants people to step up to the legislature to stop using these harmful chemicals not just here in California but all over the United States. Since, these chemicals are used world wide even if they aren't for crops. This speech is valued for its historical leader Cesar Chavez whom fighting for the farmworkers rights. However, it’s still an issue for the horrible working condition people are being exposed and risking their own lives from getting an illness of all the dangerous pesticides.
Marco Rubio, a respected politician and the Senator of Florida once said, “The American Dream is a term which is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.” Of Mice and Men revolves around the Great Depression and migrating farmers who are in the search of a better life. Through the use of figurative language, a wide lexical range and varying sentence length, Steinbeck portrays the bunk house as being an allegorical prison and the residents being prisoners because of the harsh realities of the Great Depression and the dying American Dream. His use of these literary devices to portray this idea impels the reader to follow the journey
From the first few seconds of the movie you can tell Arnie is not normal, with his screaming and mumbling of numbers. Arnie is portrayed to the audience as a lovable but annoying character, his reactions to situations in the movie are odd and out of place compared to the other characters. He has trouble understanding the emotions and heaviness of death on his family. Early on in the movie the audience is introduced to the fact that the father of the Grape family committed suicide years before the movie takes place. Arnie does quite understand how to handle the situation, he repeatedly screams “Dad's dead!
Foreshadowing is a very powerful literary device used in most, if not all, pieces of literature. Authors who intentionally add this aspect to their story use it as a way of building anticipation in the reader’s mind, thus adding the feeling of suspense. Ken Kesey masterfully applies this concept throughout his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by utilizing the intricate web of connections that he spins between characters and other elements present in the text. McMurphy’s eventual downfall is foreshadowed through subjects that he is subtly linked to such as both the dog and Ruckly.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a movie that I’ve been wanting to see for quite some time. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Gilbert Grape a young, small town guy who spends his days working at a grocery store, helping his morbidly obese mother around the house, and constantly taking care of his autistic brother Arnie whose played by one of my favorite actors, a young Leonardo Dicaprio. Arnie is an eighteen year old autistic boy who uncontrollably acts as a much younger, and sometimes misbehaved child. Gilbert is the main member of the Grape family who takes care of Arnie, because the dad is gone, the mom can’t even move her legs, one of the sisters Ellen is a spoiled brat, and the oldest sister Laura is busy taking care of the house. Gilbert brings Arnie everywhere he
Irony in Huck Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain takes place in the mid 1830’s to the mid 1840’s when slavery was still prevalent in the south. Although the book was set in the 1830’s to the 1840’s, it was not published until 1884, after slavery had been abolished in 1865. Slavery is an important topic of the book to focus on because it shaped the way people thought. A way that Twain shows the truths of slavery in the book is through irony. A specific scene that he used irony in was when Huck was helping Jim escape from slavery, yet Huck judged Jim for wanting to free the rest of his family which is ironic.
Intercalary Chapter Literary Analysis During the Great Depression, the nation as a whole was stripped of financial security and forced into a survivalist way of living. This changed the ways that people interacted with one another and the overall mentality of society. In the Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family is torn from their land and find themselves with nothing, a common story for migrant farmers of that time, derogatorily called “Okies” by Californians. But this is not the only group that is struggling, the entire county was in a state of panic and bruteness, no matter how “well off” they seemed to be.
The home mourns and wishes for its family because without them, it will be what it was before, a house. Just like the empty vase, one of the few objects that remain inside, it has lost all meaning without life pumping through its core. Larkin shows this loss through a depressing personification, separated and detached tone, and the slow crumbling structure. The home is not yet a house because it is still filled with memories of the past, which it is desperately grasping onto. Those memories - the pictures, the cutlery, the music in the piano, and that vase, are the only things that remain.
In the movie, The Breakfast Club, five high school students spend their Saturday detention together. The popular girl Claire Standish, the athlete Andrew Clark, the nerd Brian Johnson, the outcast Allison Reynolds, and the rebellious delinquent John Bender must put aside their differences to survive their detention with their assistant principal, Mr. Vernon. While in detention, they are told to write about “who they really are” in one thousand words. Throughout the day, they reveal their struggles involving their cliques and their home lives. As the movie progresses, the audience finds out the reason each teen is in detention which brings up a discussion about who they really are. They find out that even though they seem very different on the