The chirping of the insects down in the long grass had been like the sweetest music. She had felt as if her heart were hiding down there, somewhere, with the quail and the plover and all the little wild things that crooned or buzzed in the
Félicité at first becomes enthralled by the bird because she loses her nephew,Victor. However, the parrot becomes an embodiment of an ideal romantic and agape relationship; as opposed to Félicité’s failed romantic and family relationships. She nourishes the parent like a mother would a growing child; which leads Félicité to become attached to Loulou because they had both been forsaken by people, leading her to worship Loulou. Soon we find that Félicité loses both her parents due to an accident and malady. To add on, being left an orphan, her remaining family had forsaken her.“ She had had her love-story like another.
The moment where the young mother becomes hysterical and accuses Melanie of causing the attacks, as the birds did not start their vicious behavior until she arrived. The mother is somehow faultless. It is because when Melanie first enters the town, she brings with her the lovebirds for Mitch, in a small cage, and it might be the reason why the birds are attacking her or the place with her presence. Bring lovebirds in an aviary might be the reason why the seagull attacks her on her first arrival in a small boat because the birds can’t see the other birds like that. This might be the reason of conflict between the birds and the people.
“The dazzling sunlight flamed along the luscious velvety grass, and a shot amid the rounded, distant purple peaks, and streamed in the bars of gold and crimson across the blue midst of the narrower upper Coollies” (par. 2)”. This example tells about the sunset in one long sentence. The explanation is so well written, it makes the readers feel there. The use of the words velvety, luscious, and dazzling bring the audience more into depth of the story.
Meredith Hall is mother is faced with divorce in “Killing Chickens”. Isolated by the betrayal of her husband’s adultery with her best friend, she tackles the chores he left behind while celebrating her 38th birthday with her two sons. Throughout the story she allows herself to feel hurt, angry, and lost; crying frequently but putting on a happy face in front of the children, but overall Hall comes off as strong. By the end of a nightmare of a day she’s adjusted into what you might call survival mode, getting everything done that needs done and preparing to face the hardships that her tomorrow will bring. She has a personal attachment to the chickens she kills, they have names and personalities, but she accomplishes the task regardless.
In an instance, Kiley almost loses self-control, and confines to Sanders that he doesn’t think he will make it out as a medic. He mentions the thought of gruesome death and says that he is traumatised by images of body parts. He imagines his own body dead and bugs consuming him. The next morning, he shoots himself in the toe to be transferred out of the mission for
Unlike the death of her father and brother Ophelia’s death is described as almost beautiful and angelic by Gertrude “Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like… Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay to muddy death.” (IV.vii.189-198). Ophelia accepted her death without any fight and made no attempt to protect her own life. She in no way fought for her life and simply gave into the eternal sleep. She gave up to the point where it could be argued that Ophelia committed suicide.
Azucena and Nihilism: Because This Story isn 't Depressing Enough "I felt how in that instant both were saved from despair, how they were freed from the clay, how they rose above the vultures and helicopters, how together they flew above the vast swamp of corruption and laments. How, finally, they were able to accept death." (Isabel Allende: And of Clay We Are Created) And of Clay we Are Created is a depressing tale of a girl 's inevitable death. But what is often missed after the first reading is the nihilistic undertones of this already sad story. Behind this tragic tale is a girl learning to accept her demise and an already broken man internalizing this further until the sheer weight of existence becomes too much for him, leaving the once main source of hope in this story to an inactive shadow of his former self.
He grabbed a glass of whiskey straight away without any hesitation. She said, “Hullo darling”, he replied back with the same thing. She offered to make supper, he said no. She insisted that he had to eat supper, walking to the freezer, being stopped by something her husband along the lines, “I want a divorce, don 't worry, I got all the papers signed, I know it 's a bad time, with the baby, I will be giving you money, it won 't be a lot, but it will be enough”. She was devastated, but still insisted him to eat, she kept on walking with shock.
At first, they say no. “Please, Mary begs.” She is really wanting them to eat it so she can get rid of the evidence. So she changes from innocent to mischievous again to make sure she gets rid of the evidence by making the police officers eat it. When they eat the entire leg of lamb, the two cops are talking. One of them says, “Whoever done it, they 're not going to be carrying a thing like that around with them longer than they need.” Then they say, “Personally, I think it 's right here on the premises.