“A Journey” is a short story written by Edith Wharton in 1899 as part of her collection of short stories called “The Greater Inclination.” This short story is about a wife and husband traveling from Colorado to New York. They travel in turmoil, due to the husband being very sick. He consequently dies, leaving the wife to reach New York on her own, while at the same time, covering up the death of her husband so she does not get booted off the train. While on the train, the wife has several encounters with the porter and passengers, in which she begins to falter and hesitate when talking to them. In “A Journey,” Edith Wharton’s use of tone and imagery revolving around the wife, conveys the negative impact the death of a husband has on a woman to interact with others in a calm manner.
One person the wife struggles to interact with in a calm manner is the porter because through the tone and imagery revolving around the wife when talking to the porter, it shows how the porter’s presence causes her to struggle defending herself. The first contact between the wife and porter occurs when the porter begins checking up on the passengers to see if they needed any help. He ends up startling her. The wife then looks at the porter helplessly, while his smile almost corrupts her speech. The porter starts by saying, “Are you very tired?” followed by the wife replying, “No, not very.” The porter then says, “We’ll be there soon now.” The wife responds with “Yes, very soon.” (Wharton 418).
My literary journey is not an exciting one, there are no major twists, turns or even bumps in the road. I had no major obstacles to overcome in learning how to read or write. But in a way this journey is a metaphor for so many other things in my life, you will learn in the coming pages of my short attention span, failure to stay motivated and my struggles to remain enthused to learn.
Invitation to a Journey: A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation is dedicated to spiritual formation. This can be seen by how it integrates spiritual practice with God’s word and with the goal of guiding the reader toward transformation in the image of Christ.
In The Journey by Edith Wharton, the author through the narrator’s thoughts conveys how women, who are dependent on their husbands, have misplaced values. The story depicts a married couple who reside in Colorado. The Narrator plays the role of a wife, who takes care of her husband, who is ill. After being released from the hospital, the couple embarks on a trip to the New York through a train as they plan to meet family. However during the trip, the husband passes away leaving the narrator with a tough role in where she chooses to conceal the condition of her husband and revealing her true intentions through.
The Amazing Journey Daniel swallows some gum. He shows Tippy and Kitty the pack of gum with the warning DO NOT SWALLOW. Kitty has the idea for Daniel to tell Papa he swallowed gum. Using an X-ray Papa can see the gum in Daniel's tummy. Papa's laboratory has a shrinking machine that allows the gang to take a ride through Daniel's body and retrieve the swallowed gum.
When first thinking about my greatest achievement throughout high school I got stuck. I sat long and hard thinking about what moment throughout my entire high school career was I most proud at being myself. The moment that I will forever be the most proud of myself comes from my junior year track season.
Marching in with the giant crowds fascinated with the design and the upkeep to keep this place going. All trail takers taken to a hall like room filled with trophies of defeated monsters. Liora viewed up at the big one it was high above in the precise middle wall above the stage. It was a dragon the last of its species a gold dragon with red eyes with a vicious snarl and eyes narrowed down to the crowd below. Incredible. Thought Liora looking at the head feeling she might have to come up to a monster like that one day.
The short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a famous piece of literature widely recognized throughout the entire literary world. It is about how a wife, Louise Mallard, hears the news of her husband's horrible train accident which ultimately led to his untimely death. The plot twist of this short story is that, in fact, her husband, Brently Mallard, is very much alive and comes home as if nothing happened. Mr. Mallard was not around the area of the accident or even knows of its occurrence. Which explains why he appeared home unscathed. The appearance of Mr. Mallard causes Mrs. Mallards supposed death. Kate Chopin fully illustrated that marriage isn’t always as blissful as people assume and believe it is to be. Also that
Edith Wharton’s short story “A Journey” tells the story of a woman who travels to New York with her husband. During the first half of the story, the narrator describes the relationship between the main character and her husband, even during his sick days and the second half of the story offers insight into the main character’s reactions towards her husband’s sudden death including her interactions with the secondary characters. In “A Journey”, Edith Wharton’s choice to include secondary characters highlights the wife’s selfishness.
Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” addresses many complex issues involving marriage and love and the oppression that comes with the two. In the short story Louise Mallard, the kind and strong wife of Brently Mallard, is challenged with mixed emotions upon receiving the news of her husband’s unexpected death. The breaking news of her husband’s death in a railroad accident leaves her with feelings of heartbroken grief as well as relived spirits of independence. As Louise deals with these feelings in privacy she is overcome with excitement for her future without her husband. Louise is then drained of this excitement for her fresh start with the shocking sight of her husband walking through the door.
On June, 7th of 2013 my daughter, Ayva Maria Gantt, was born prematurely. Ayva arrived three months early at 26 weeks gestation. I was originally scheduled to deliver Ayva on September 13th of 2013 at Civista hospital in La Plata, Maryland. Little did I know I would get to meet my daughter Ayva much sooner than expected. Ayva was born in Baltimore, Maryland at University of Maryland Medical Center so that she could get the care a premature born baby would need.
“ Vroom” the engine on the dirt bike roared like a lion. The white painted dirt bike with a red seat and red hand grips. I sat down on the seat as the engine rattled the frame. The silver exhaust smoked with a white wall of smoke floating in to the sky. The black treaded tires where digging into the dirt of the ground ripping up the green plush grass. My helmet squeezing and pushing my head against the padding of the helmet squishing my ears up against my head.
The article selected is a case study based on results for an action research project that integrated grounded theory principles. In the article: Going on a Journey: A Case Study of Nature Therapy With Children With a Learning Difficulty (Berger, 2008), the author presents “the facilitator’s voice to highlight the protocol of the programme and the potential impact creative methods, rituals, and direct contract in nature have on the therapeutic process of such children” (p. 315). The author asserts that classical psychotherapy methods are “not well suited to children with late development or learning disabilities” because classical methods “are based on cognitive, verbal, and/or symbolic means” whereas therapies that engage the “physical, social, and imaginative mechanisms” such as art, nature, and adventure therapy might engage children (Berger, 2008, p. 315).
“Kaylan, I am scared I will not see you in heaven,” my dad said to me crying one day. That is the very moment that I reflect on when thinking about my spiritual pilgrimage. I had accepted Christ into my life at a young age, but did not fully understand the depth of that relationship that I was entering into. I made poor decisions my first two years in high school, and after realizing my choices I was making, my dad questioned if I truly accepted Christ in the first place. I knew I had accepted Christ into my life and received the gift of the Holy Spirit; however, I fell into temptation and quenched the Holy Spirit when alerting me what I was doing was very wrong. My junior year was a year full of healing and restoring for both me and my family. I believe that was the beginning of my spiritual pilgrimage in that sense that I was finally understanding how to participate in the grace to grace relationship with God.