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Two Tramps in a Mud Time Analysis
When initially reading “Two Tramps in Mud Time” it can be looked at as two incongruent poems. Some of the stanzas have no connection to the stanzas before them or following them. One of the two possible poems viewed; the narrator seems narcissistic and focused on oneself. The second poem within “Two Tramps in Mud Time”, the narrator turns to the power and beauty of nature that the reader can relate to. In the final sections of the poem the narrator reveals his deep thoughts to the reader which brings the poem back together as a single whole poem, not disharmonious two separate poems.
In the first two stanzas of the poem the narrator focuses on oneself
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What we know now
1. What might be the “emergency” that the characters are running away from?
2. The ten-year old narrator refers to his mother as “Cate” instead of calling her “Mum”. What does this tell you about his personality? Pg.6
3. What supplies is the narrator’s dad packing? Pg.7
4. Where are the narrator and his family going? Pg.8
5. Why does the narrator’s dad say that Milo’s father is going to be a “dead man”.
6. Which sentence tells us that the narrator’s father is stressed? Pg.9 Why might this be the case?
7. What do you think the narrator means when he says “Our interdependence is unprecedented in history. It is foolish”. Pg 9
8. What accident
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Comp. II, TTH 3:00
18 Feb. 2012
In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is very insane and mentally ill. He is a murderer, does not sleep much, is very paranoid, and is unable to distinguish what is real and unreal.
It is clear that Poe wants to create a character who is mad. First off, the narrator kills the old man. By doing so, he is considered a murderer. The death occurs “in an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him” (44). He is obviously not in his right mind to murder someone in such a manner. The narrator even claims to enjoy the event of murdering the old man
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“Insignificant Gestures” is a short story written by Jo Cannon in 2007. The story deals with the narrator’s experiences as a young expatriate doctor in Africa and how they have influenced him and his life. The conditions in Africa when the narrator worked there where very rough and characterised by poverty. The only consolation in his otherwise gloomy everyday life was Celia, the native servant working for him. Celia shared his passion for drawing and lit up his existence. When she by an unfortunately accident dies, the narrator is crushed and filled with guilt. To forget about the events in Africa he retrains as psychiatrist since he cannot bear to witness
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The early Americana bank which the narrator of Invisible Man discovers one morning in his room at Mary's house is a reflection of the narrator's state throughout much of the novel. The offensively exaggerated Negro figure provokes an instant hatred in the narrator due to the tolerance it suggests. However, the narrator becomes personally offended by the object because of the similarities it holds to himself. While smashing the pipes with the bank, he yells out to his neighbors who are banging on the pipes, "Get rid of your cottonpatch ways! Act civilized!" (320). Thus he associates the hatred he feels for the bank figure with his neighbors who are acting no less civilized
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In the short story ”Grove”, there is written by Erin Brooks Worley, we read about a first-person-narrator, that is a girl. She has some confrontations with a guy and his parents.
The story takes place in Florida, in a town called Frostproof. Here lives the guy, but the author never mention his name. It is always I, he and she in the story. Here he lives nearby his parents. We also do not know the names of the parents.
The guy has a strange relationship to a girl, there is the first-person-narrator. First you think, she is his girlfriend, but then she says in the text: “I never asked him to leave his wife”, and later in the text the first-person-narrator says: “He likes kids, I
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his life when Andy is near. “He often day-dreamed about the life he might have lived, the actor he might have been, the drunken fights he might have been in! And the women!”. On the other side is Eleanor which probably sees it from Penny’s point of view because she also has been a girl like Penny who might have had a crush on big, wild youth once in her life. Maybe this has made her much more careful about what she would let Penny do and therefore sets more strict measures because she knows just how wrong it can go. And as the narrator in the story says “Eleanor, his wife, wanted to keep the girl close to her”, if the girl, penny gets a boyfriend like Andy, Eleanor would probably not see her
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of children as creatures attuned to nature and untouched by the cares of adult life, is evident in “We Are Seven.”
The poet begins by juxtaposing the attributes and promise of a child’s life with the specter of death:
A simple Child,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death? (Wordsworth 1-4)
Wordsworth presents the image of an innocent child, an eight-year-old girl that he, as the poem’s narrator, encounters on a walk through the countryside. By describing her as possessing “a rustic, woodland air” (9), he evokes a feeling of the unadulterated innocence of the natural world, unspoiled by the interference of civilized society. The
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The Canterbury Tales
author · Geoffrey Chaucer
type of work · Poetry (two tales are in prose: the Tale of Melibee and the Parson’s Tale)
genres · Narrative collection of poems; character portraits; parody; estates satire; romance; fabliau
language · Middle English
time and place written · Around 1386–1395, England
date of first publication · Sometime in the early fifteenth century
publisher · Originally circulated in hand-copied manuscripts
narrator · The primary narrator is an anonymous, naïve member of the pilgrimage, who is not described. The other pilgrims narrate most of the tales.
point of view · In the General Prologue, the narrator speaks in the first person, describing each of the
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The Victorian society of the nineteenth-century was a period marked by sensationalism and superficiality but also by the emergence of a new kind of novel and short story that expressed ideas about subjects that were normally taboo or avoided in this society. A year before his death in 1896, Henry Cuyler Bunner wrote the short story “Our Aromatic Uncle” which presents an unreliable narrator and very strong allusions to same-sex love . This essay will analyze the homosexual subtext in Bunner’s short story. This text will explore how the phrase popularized by Oscar Wild “the love that dares not speak its name” express itself as well as on what and how same-sex love is displaced in the short
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narrator saw them working as shoe shine boys he was
surprised as he had seen them selling wild strawberries the previous day. He asked them about it.
Then Nicola, the elder brother spoke that they did many things. Nicola said that they also did a lot of
other things for a living. The boys hoped that the narrator would ask for their services and in return
would earn some good money.
Answer5.2: This statement shows the uneasiness of the speaker, Nicola. The narrator was
astonished to see that boys worked hard day and night and yet lived meagerly. He wanted to know
what the boys did with the money they earned. When he questioned Nicola, he appeared
uncomfortable. Perhaps the boys were not used to
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Section #1: The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, starts off by introducing how the book was written. The anonymous narrator stumbled upon some manuscripts labeled with a red “A”, all of which happened some 200 years before his time. He decided to write a fictional story about the facts he found in the manuscripts and thus, The Scarlet Letter was born.
The story begins in a Boston Puritan Settlement in the 17th century. Hester Prynne and her young daughter, Pearl, are being led from the town prison, bearing the infamous “scarlet letter”. A man in the crowd said she was being tried for adultery, after her husband left and was supposed to be “lost at sea”, and gave birth to a child
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the night by Robert Frost. These four works of literature all carry the theme of loneliness and isolation, whether it is Bartleby refusing to interact with anyone and shutting himself away from the rest of the world, Emily who seemed to isolate herself from the rest of her village after her father’s death, the narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper having to spend all her time in the a room she hates because of her disease, or the narrator of Acquainted with the Night strolling through the nightly city all by herself in solitude. All of these stories contain the very popular theme of loneliness and isolation,which are shown using various literary devices of each author’s choosing.
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family has to call the vet later at night. This is a metaphor of Stolpestad not being able to escape from his own life. Stolpestad fails to end the life of the dog the same way as he fails to end his own dull routine.
Stolpestad´s drowsy approach to life is strengthen further by the use of a second-person narrator. Stolpestad is referred to as you, (…and you stand there and wait…) which makes the story seem more as a manual to his life than literary fiction. The use of the second-person narrator, mixed with the story of a pretty boring life, makes Stolpestad´s life seem even more dull and never changing. His day is written as stages in a manual on How to live like Stolpestad and some of the
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whose emblem was a “neon martini glass.” Notably, the name of the bar depicts the kind of place it is and the activities one would expect to place therein. In current times, such places are common and mostly target the young people, who frequent them to for their binge drinking habits and other inappropriate lifestyles. Pierce’s poem is written from a narrator point of view. In this case, the narrator, a youthful female was a regular visitor of the bar mentioned above, and she indicates that she used to dance in the presence of several men who watched her with truculent eyes. Obviously, considering the narrator's behaviour of going to such a place to satisfy her desires indicates a
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Our narrator in this story is a first person narrator. We do not know what our first person’s name is (I believe it is Charles). The relationship between the boys is strange after the fleeing of Morgan and Hass, leaving our lead character to himself, after the hanging of Simpsons.
So they can have fun with each other and all the time try to impress one another, but when there are problems they do not stand behind each other’s back and help each other. Instead they are left alone to deal with the problems themselves. And as the narrator writes, they cannot show weakness, as it would make them look weak. Which leads to group pressure as another theme.
The main character is
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In James Baldwin's story "Sonny's Blues", "blues" plays a very important part, even the story itself is a "blues", there is a mood of unhappy throughout the whole story. Also, this is a story about being safe and taking risk, and between the meaning of "blues" itself and for the story, we can some relations in terms of this theme.
"Blues" is a kind of music that to express a sad mood. It is synonymous with low spirits and depressed emotion. The "blues", both as a state of being and as music, are basic to the structure of the story, and both the narrator and his brother Sonny have had their share.
The contradictory lives of the two brothers contribute to the theme of being safe and take
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doing them a disservice by transferring some of our fears and nightmares. This will stop the progress in our community since nobody would dare to seek their own ways and develop their own ideas. Everybody would walk around like programmed robots, looking- and acting like each other. We would all just be another brick in the wall. The song also talks about a wall being built, and in the end it asks: “did it need to be so high?” This indicates some kind of isolation, and means the narrator has finally realized the disadvantages his narrow-minded upbringing has caused. How the narrator hasn’t been able to choose his own future, making him unable to achieve anything for himself.
The song is
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his well-known idiosyncrasies of manner, it could not be mistaken for any other poet’s writing – “Blessings emblazoned that day; Everything glowed with a gleam” has the authentic Hardy ring. Its themes are the universal emotions of loss and missed opportunity. It starts by describing the setting, then moves on to feelings with which the reader can identify. Here Hardy shows his strengths of setting, voice and tense. The past and present tenses in the first stanza signal that the narrator is talking about past and present simultaneously – a paradox, like the title of the poem. The poem’s narrator exhibits feelings of futility in this view of the past and the dead. The metre/rhyme scheme
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A Rose for Emily
Summary of Part I
The narrator of this story is the voice of the town rather than a specific person. The story begins with a recounting of when Miss Emily Grierson died, and how the whole town went to her funeral. The women of the town went mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which is "a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street."
The reader then gets a explanation of why Miss Emily had been a "hereditary obligation upon the town." In 1894, the mayor, Colonel Sartoris, remitted her taxes
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narrator indicated this would not be advised as the second stanza includes the response from the horse and the lack of a farmhouse nearby.
The response of the horse highlights certain dilemmas the traveler faces. The first being the beauty of the scene disregarding the practical concern of his surroundings and conditions he is in. Another is the attraction of the unknown, the mystery, the danger that may be associated with such circumstances.
The poem describes a state of solitude. When alone, not being seen, being able to watch unnoticed have certain temptations. This state of solitude requires decisions. Many times a simple reminder of the direction needed will assist in determining
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goodbye and asked her if they can write w/ each other but then Teresita refuses.
He left his hometown and Teresita and her family move to another place due to their land was sold.
They did not end up with each other.
Love doesn’t always end w/ happy endings.
Man VS. Man
POINT OF VIEW:
The narrator – a rich boy that left the province to study in the city and the one who truly loved Teresita.
Teresita – a poor girl, daughter of the tenant, the narrator loves her so much.
Ms. Santillan – their teacher during their high school years.
Father of the narrator – the one who send his son in the city to
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‘Crossing’ is a short story published in 2009, by Mark Slouka. We are introduced to a depressed father, who takes his son on a trip, in the hope of achieving a stronger relationship with his son. The father appears to be very attached to his previous/past experiences with his own father, and in that context a theme such as the relationship between father and son can be related/connected to the text.
The story is told from a 3rd person limited narrator. The limited view is seen by the author’s attachment to the main character, who is the father. The story is described through the father’s point-of-view, which can be seen by the big insight the reader is given, on the father’s
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”Once you label me you negate me.” a quote by Søren Kierkegaard which is identical with ”Sorry for the loss” We’re introduced to a rough environment and in the beginning of the novel. We have a sterotypical image of a prisoner. We label them as criminal and killers. However, throughout the novel. We will gain a better understanding of people and how our stereotypes don’t match reality.
written by Bridget Keehan starts in medias res. We’re thrown directly into the story. We follow a third person narrator with a restricted point of view. The narrator does not participate in the story, however, tells” Sorry for the Loss. It means that the narrator doesn’t have access to the thoughts of
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celebrity makes a mistake it will be a big issue and so i wouldn’t want to be famous.
characteristics of a person may be revealed through:
- physical appearance
- words, thoughts, feelings. dreams
- comments of other characters
- direct statements from the author
character may be
- round: true to life with many personality traits
- dynamic:go through a change or development in the story, usually because something happens to them
- flat:stereotyped, have one or two characteristics that never change and are emphasized (ex. brilliant detective, drunk, cruel stepmother)
- static- does not change throughout the story
point of view
- point of view is the angle form which the story is told.(who is telling the story?)
- types of point of view:
a) third person: the narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, but lets us know how the characters feel. (EX: “HE/SHE/THEY”is used)
b) first person: the narrator participates in the action of the story.(EX: “I” is used)
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happiness of Omelas stems from the immense and intentional suffering of one person: a small child who lives in a dark cellar and is continuously abused and neglected by the citizens. If the child were freed, it would supposedly lead to the destruction of this great city, therefore keeping it there is for the greater good. So who is to be pitied? LeGuinn presents us with a moral crossroads, a true question of ethics that is left open ended. Readers may interpret the text in many ways. They may choose to sympathize with the people of Omelas and agree with the narrator. Or, they may choose to make the revelation that there should be no happiness founded on the misery of others and blindness to
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Significance of Point of View
The story Chrysanthemums is told from a third-person point of view. In the story, the narrator refers to the characters as “he” or “she” rather than “I” and “you”. As well, the story is third-person because we read what the characters think and feel, like a camera recording. For example, this sentence from the story Chrysanthemums, “she heard her husband calling Scotty down by the barn. And a little later she saw the two men ride up the pale yellow hillside in search of the steers.” this sentence is referring to the characters and “she” and “her husband”. When reading the story, you see it through Elisa’s eyes. The affects how she really feels and what she
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structure in the story, which means we follow her from earliest memory and since she was a child to she is married and have children. We hear that her father came home from fighting World War 2, which means the time she was young must assume be around 1945, that is where the World War 2 ended. In the start where she tells about her earliest memory, is wrote in the past tense, later on when she is older, we hear the story in present. The narrator is herself Susan Cheever, first person narrator; we follow the story from Susan Cheever’s point of view. Which means she is the one guiding us through the story, and the magnificent wonderland, Central Park that she talks a lot about in the story. The
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the story is told, the author’s chosen narrator(s), will play a large part in how much insight you get into the story and its characters. In other words: how well you will get to know the characters and the events relies a lot on the narrator (fortelleren). Therefore you should take a close look at the novel’s point of view, and write a paragraph about how the point of view allowed you to understand, like or identify with the characters, the events and the content in general.
It is particularly common to write in the first and third person, yet, omniscient or God-like perspective or point of view is also frequently used. (“Guds” perspektiv - allvitende) It can also be that a story is
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Describe the "setting" in "Country Lovers". Do not include a summary or the theme. Write between 100 and 150 words.
The setting in the short story “Country lovers” takes place in the narrator’s home country, South Africa, and is about dealing with the complications of having a relationship, which includes a black girl and a white boy, during the apartheid period. At first the narrator presents us to the life, of a physical environment, the life on the farms. And the years gone by, and the white people starting there school life far away from the farm. We get encountered with the village, the town and the “dried up river bed” known as the place, where the two lovers meet secretly. The
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died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant a combined gardener and cook--had seen in at least ten years.” From there, the house, her servant, and the bad smell are used to symbolize her secluded life.
Miss Emily’s inherited her house, but nothing else according to the narrator, “When her father died, it got about that the house was all that was left to her; and in a way, people were glad.” She lived alone for many years, except for her servant. People moved out of the neighborhood over the years and finally Miss
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the composed faces and the regulated actions.
Explanation: This passage, from Book the First, Chapter 11, provides insight into the narrator’s beliefs and opinions. Dickens’s omniscient narrator assumes the role of a moral guide, and his opinion tends to shape our own interpretations of the story. Here, we learn that the narrator disagrees with Gradgrind, believing instead that human nature cannot be reduced to a bundle of facts and scientific principles. The narrator invokes the mystery of the human mind, pointing out how little we actually know about what motivates the actions of our fellow beings. The “quiet servants” to whom the narrator refers are the factory Hands. In representing
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keep out of her way.
The chapter also reinforces Nick's position an objective and reliable narrator: it ends with his claim that he is one of the few honest people he has ever known. Jordan Baker, by contrast, is compulsively dishonest; the fact that she cheated to win her first golf tournament is entirely unsurprising. She assumes that everyone else is as dishonest as she: she automatically concludes that Gatsby's books, like the better part of her own personality, exist merely for the sake of appearance.
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“A Rose for Emily”
People will go great measures to avoid letting a loved one go. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” dreams collide with the real world. Miss Emily Grierson was raised by a narcissistic father who created an isolated woman. Her father secluded her from the rest of the world by assuring no one was good enough for her. After her beloved father’s death, she struggled to let him go. Later in her life, she meets a man named Homer Barron, who was in town to fix the town’s streets. The unknown narrator, who lives in the town, and fellow townspeople notice Miss Emily’s happiness with Homer and believe that they will get married. The
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ring back, so he can take over the world and reign. The only way to stop him, is to destroy the ring by tossing it into a volcano at Mount Orodruin.
The Harry Potter series, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, are both written in a third person omniscient narrator. Both stories are also about the battle against the evil, which is characteristic for fantasy. Dumbledore, an old great wizard who is Harry's mentor. In Lord of the Rings we have Gandalf. Gandalf is quite similar to Dumbledore, he is a great wizard too. They are both wise, and they always seem to know what to do. Lord Voldemord, has used a form of magic, called "Horcrux" Which is a spell that puts a piece of your soul into an
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being seen and what she might finds inside the river. The narrator explains that “every day she looks out at the river, and longs to swim in it” (p.2 ll.7-8). Even though she tries to convince herself to go swimming by reminding herself that “It´s a normal, natural act” (p.2 l.19), it has not stopped her from regretting, and going back to work again. The fear of not knowing where she might be swept to, and not being strong enough, symbolizes the main character as person. She doubts her own strength, not only in a physical way but also her personal strength, by not having the...
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of art. Our narrator, Archie (Mark Strong), works for Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson), a London kingpin who cons charming gangsters One Two (Gerard Butler) and Mumbles (Idris Elba) on a semi-lucrative real estate deal. As is usually the case with Ritchie, this deal is only the tip of a an iceberg that involves Russian billionaire Uri Omovich (Karel Roden), his crooked accountant Stella (Thandie Newton), and One Two's loyal crew, the Wild Bunch.
When One Two and Mumbles find a real estate deal that could turn a huge profit for them they buy in and are the first to be trapped into a scheme controlled by Lenny. With his hand in every pocket, Lenny controls each step of the real estate process as
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narratives and the Old Testament in general has resulted in a lack of comprehension of very important messages of the narrator. Some reasons for the problematic interpretation of Old Testament narratives are allegorizing, decontextualizing, selectivity, and moralizing
“Allegorizing is concentrating on the clear meaning of the narrative, people relegate the text to merely reflecting another meaning beyond the text.” (Fee & Stuart, 2003, page 103). Decontextualizing is ignoring the full historical and literary context, and often the individual narrative, people concentrate on small units only and thus miss interpretational clues. If you take things out of context enough, you can make almost
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the first person narrator within the short story; the notes are him philosophically explaining what happened with his condition and how his memory is so fresh that he can never forget his wife’s rape and murder. These series of notes later during the story become more motivational and congratulatory. Nathan Nolan also shows an interesting way of Earl’s character development alternating between the both first person and third person perspective of how Earl looks at himself and his “backwards amnesia”. The writer leads the reader to go into his position of having amnesia and creating a sense of us having his short term memory loss. His physical body consists of tattoos of information
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become very lonely. She seems to be no longer involved with her love interest, Homer Barron. Once more of the foreshadowing is brought into the story, you see that it seems to be her intention to use it on Homer Barron so that he will never leave her again.
The second use of foreshadowing was the disappearance of Homer Barron. “A neighbor saw the Negro man admit him at the kitchen door at dusk one evening. And that was the last we saw of Homer Baron.” (Faulkner 33) The narrator interprets this as a sign that Homer has ended his relationship with Emily and left town. This foreshadowing actually tells us that he never left the house after that night and that was the last time he would
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Engelsk B-niveau opgave B
The text The Dress is written by Julia Darling in 2006, with an intrusive narrator. In the text we hear about two siblings, Rachel and Flora, and their mother. The text tells the story of two sisters, who are having a hard time with each other, because of a very nice silk dress Rachel bought. It is a short story and takes place on the mother’s birthday, which they celebrate by going on a fine restaurant. The family lives in a rich area, which we can tell since they go out to fine restaurants and by the girls drinking expensive cocktails with their friends.
The text starts in medias res, by telling how Rachel realizes that her dress is gone. She quickly suspects
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is partly chronological with a few flashbacks with a 3rd person narrator, who is almost omniscient. The story keeps switching focus on Flora and Rachel. First we here about Rachel and how she found out about her dress and suddenly the narrator switches focus on Flora and how she is enjoying wearing the dress.
The dress is a symbol of Rachel and Flora’s relationship and it is very clear that when Flora buried the dress, it is a symbol of Flora burying the problems that Rachel and Flora have. The dress could also represent the relationship in another way. The dress could represent the relationships status: dead and buried.
The themes in this story broken families and the trouble that it
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leaves to get away from Laurie and to earn some money and finds a lifelong friend and mate. Amy leaves to pursue her artistic talent and finds that a life behind an easel isn’t want she wants after all. Laurie leaves-at the insistence of his grandfather-to find consolation and explore his music after being rejected by Jo and finds Amy who is much better suited to him, but whom he had not previously considered in his lifelong plans.
Female Independence versus Submission
Female independence is surely the most controversial theme of the novel and is likely to stir lively discussion. The narrator emphasizes submission and places responsibility for maintaining a pleasant home squarely on the
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nature it may be that some townspeople have difficulty rationalizing the event. Perhaps in hindsight they begin to realize their guilt in the crime. When the narrator writes that no one could talk about anything else, it suggests that the event had an adverse effect on the town. It was society’s fault for creating these ridiculous standards. Many people could’ve prevented it from happening but no one did. The blame of the crime shouldn’t be placed on the brother’s because society dismissed it as something that needed to happen. However, according to excerpt the knowledge of the facts isn’t pivotal to the town’s people; this is witnessed when the narrator says “that we weren’t doing it on an
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emotions. It is not too difficult for her to disguise herself as a man, to perform a play as if she is crying sitting on her keens in front of Napoleon.
The author uses the third-person objective narrator. The narrator can tell us what is happening but he can't tell us what's in Napoleon's or in the Lady's minds. The author uses remarks in which he describes emotions of the main characters. The tone of the story is highly emotional. The language is emotional and expressive. The story is full of different stylistic devises. The author uses many epithets while describing Napoleons feelings and mood at hearing the Lady’s words.
The story also contains many metaphors (cut a very foolish figure
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important for us to understand why Cinderella is treated so
differently from the other daughters. We don't actually experience this event in the story. Instead,
the narrator gives us this 'back-story' just before the actual first event that we do experience.
Flashback is used when the narrator or the main character takes the story back in time, and the
events go back and forth between the past and the present. Two examples of this include the
narratives from The Notebook and Forrest Gump. The narrators often jumped back and forth
between several events that occurred in the past to the present.
Flash-forward is seen when the writer allows the reader to see future events. This might be
something experienced by the character or it could be future circumstances and situations. A
Christmas Carol features a popular example of flash-forward, when the Ghost of Christmas Yet
to come allows Ebenezer Scrooge to see how the future would be without him.
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largest purchasers of pork, chicken, tomatoes, and apples. Though an unintentional ,this has had a large impact on the way all food is processed. The top four meat packers now control over 80% of the market, compared to the past,when the top four meat packers controled 20%
In America, whoever has the big bucks dictates how things are run. With money, there is no limit to what can be done. According the Youtube video, “Food Inc.” a perfect example of the desire for more is in the food industry. The narrator makes the argument that profit is put before the consumer’s well being, the legacy of the American farmer, workers safety, and our precious environment (Food Inc.) in many major
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Summarizing a Video and Citing Sources
GS 1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional
October 13, 2014
The narrator Steven Johnson in the video “Where Good Ideas Come From” identifies several relevant situations (patterns) that he believes led to unusual levels of innovation or creativity. The introduction defines that Johnson looked for a shared/signature behavior or recurring patterns of innovations from the history of first cities to the biodiversity of coral reefs and rainforests. He said that these environments involved unusual levels of innovation.
Through Johnson’s research and his quest for where good ideas are formulated, he mentioned certain moments of inspirations
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main character and narrator, Paul’s feelings toward Kaczynski (Kat), a fellow soldier and great friend. Paul’s relationship with Kat only seems to grow, creating a special bond as the novel progressed. From comforting Paul after his first hand to hand combat to simply being a friend to rely on, Kat was always by Paul’s side.
Kat had an amazing impact on Paul during his time at war and on leave. When Paul was released for his short leave in Chapter 9, Paul couldn’t help but feel like he was out of place once he arrived back home. Paul realized he had changed as a person and was worried about his fellow comrades fighting on the battlefield. He often longed to return to the war so he
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…”(256). We also discover that the young man is Dominican “You'll wonder how she feels about Dominicans. Don't ask” (256). Regardless of the young man’s desires, the narrator seems determined to impart his wisdom of dating girls of different ethnicities:
If the girl's from around the way, take her to El Cibao for dinner. Order everything in your busted-up Spanish. Let her correct you if she's Latina and amaze her if she's black. If she's not from around the way, Wendy's will do (256).
This may be indicative of the narrator’s experience with white women not choosing to socialize with men of his ilk and struggling to make the young man realize that he needs to keep his options open.