Loss appears in Gwilan’s Harp, The Washwoman, and The Last Leaf. In Gwilan’s Harp, Gwilan suffers from the loss of her precious instrument and Torm’s passing. Similarly, in The Washwoman, an old lady passes away, after working very hard throughout her lifetime. Finally, in The Last Leaf, an old man, loses his life, to give a girl hope to live. These three stories contain a valuable moral that the authors demonstrate.
As Wolf describes the food being presented to her "retinue of sauces and salads... the sharp and the sweet” and “wine glasses being emptied and filled”, it makes the audience feel as if they are in a different world; a world of prestige. The men were treated with respect and were positioned as a superiority. Whereas in the women's college Wolf describes the dinner to be “ready” and nothing out of the ordinary. Her tone promptly changes to a tone of depression and poignancy which makes her encounter to be poor. The food that is being served is portrayed as a “ very plain gravy soup,” which shows that Wolf was not fond of the dinner and expected much more.
“Gwilan's Harp”, “The Washwoman”, and “The Last Leaf”, by Ursula K LeGuin, Isaac Singer, and O. Henry respectively, have many things in common. In all these stories there is a woman as the main character. In all the stories the main characters and their loved ones face some sort of illness or injury. In all the stories some characters overcome these illnesses, while others die in their old age. While there are all these similarities, each story has its own voice, and its own unique type of loss.
This world seems to strive every day to take away what we hold dear. Whether it be a precious possession, our abilities, or even someone close to us, none of them will last forever. Three short stories, “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry, all contain elements of loss. But not every character in each story loses the same things, nor do they deal with the loss the same ways. However, the feelings and emotions they all experienced cannot be that different.
Also, in “The Washwoman,” the author reveals a loss of a faithful and persevering servant and friend. Furthermore, “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry displays the most unexpected, yet saddening, dissolution of Old Behrman: a character that seems little, but is actually a hero. Regarding all this short stories, the authors of each of these tales provided a strong, yet different moral teachings through the loss of each character. In Le Guin’s “Gwilan’s Harp,” Le Guin wrote Gwilan as a talented harpist who gets tried by the world, and through her trials, she learns of certain things she ignored during her lifetime. Her trials started when her harp crashed during her expedition with a man named Torm.
Regardless of the fact that she does so unconventionally, Carol Rifka Brunt tells the story Tell The Wolves I’m Home as a coming of age story. Firstly, to explain why Tell The Wolves I’m Home is a coming of age story or bildungsroman, the reader must have an understanding of what characteristics a bildungsroman story encompasses. According to literarydevices.net: “A bildungsroman is
The descriptive and unique voice of each author not only transports, but transforms the reader, through the three tales of loss. Like water seeping into a boat, so does loss disrupt the lives of the many characters that make up, “Gwillan’s Harp”, “The Washwoman”, and “The Last Leaf”. The story
Patriotism is also a great element because the audience is already rooting for somebody in the film. Patriotism also drives the the plot of the screenplay/film. Violence is also of great importance to a screenplay because it says a lot about the film and the characters. Violence also keeps the audience engaged in the screenplay or film. A film that has any or all of these elements will be a successful screenplay because there is automatically an audience, the plot can be progressed, and keeps the audience engaged.
A strong point about the film is that it’s based so much on reality and so much of what Yuri says actually does make sense. The protagonist emphasis on the point that if he doesn’t sell arms to factions, someone else will. Further the conflicts portrayed in the film are all real conflicts in real countries, particularly those in Lebanon, Sudan, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Liberia, Colombia and Sierra Leone, help in capturing the essence of what is happening in the world and how serious the issue is. movie’s dialog are enjoyable, with some really good banter and amazing quotes including “I never did business with Osama bin Laden, not on any moral grounds, but back then he was bouncing checks. However I do feel that the film promoted violence, as big bangs and the sights of corpses and gushing blood have long been the routine of certain movies, which partly explains why the bangs are getting louder, the bloodletting more
The story is great, nothing is really too unusual about the plot. But what makes it low on the list? Well, Ponyo is not bad, it was more excited than interesting plot. Miyazaki's films are typically either have an interesting plot, or characters they are very memorable, which failed at. Although the plot Ponyo is still attractive, it is the characters are very predictable most of the time.