Violet, Klaus, and Sunny have had many bad things happen to them. Their house burned down in a fire, both of their parents are dead, they had to live with the evil Count Olaf, who tried to steal their fortune. Located on page 2, the narrator says, “The Baudelaire youngsters take the cake, a phrase which here means that more horrible things have happened to them than just about anybody.” This sentence says that the Baudelaire children are very unlucky. The second incident that proves this is a theme of the story is that at the end of the book, when everyone finds out that Stephano is really Count Olaf. Count Olaf has a fake assistant named Dr. Lucafont. Dr. Lucafont is actually one Count Olaf’s evil friends. When Dr. Lucafont is fake escorting Count Olaf to jail, Sunny jumps up and bites him, and that is when the children and Mr. Poe realize that Stephano and Dr. Lucafont are bad people trying to get the Baudelaire’s fortune. On page 180 it says, “And when Violet looked at the place where Dr. Lucafont’s hand had been, she saw no blood or indication of a wound, but a shiny, metal hook.” Count Olaf’s friend had a metal hook for a hand, and that is when they realized that this was all a scam. If this theme was not added into the book, the book would be completely opposite than it is now. The Baudelaire children would be living a happy life, and not a miserable
Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are the ages of fourteen, twelve, and an infant of an unspecified age. They each have their own specific things they enjoy and are gifted in. Violet loves inventing things and she’s always thinking of some creative invention. The middle child, Klaus, is very intellectual and loves books. Sunny, being very small, loves to bite things with her tiny sharp teeth. Their very rich parents die in a fire that burns down their house. Mr. Poe, a banker who is friends with the children’s late parents takes the children to live with him temporarily. In the parents will, Violet is legally bound to receive their large fortune when she’s of age. The late Mr. and Mrs. Baudelaire also stated that the children
Sprinkled throughout the account of Beauvoir`s experience, it is easy to see the many difficulties that occur within the relationships of doctors, health care staff, family and friends. This repertoire offers a profoundly private account of the, anguish, remorse, and frustration that is often associated with the journey of a loved one to his or her demise. The account is simplistic and to the point; with the frank and truthful visualization and rumination one would experience under similar circumstances. There is a moral dilemma initiated at the beginning of Beauvoir’s hospital experience with her mother, which not only includes deception on the part of her and her sister, but dishonesty
Prominently featured in the mission statements of virtually of every medical school and medical institution in the world is the call for empathetic doctors. These institutions wish to train medical professionals that possess qualities of sympathy and compassion, and hospitals wish to employ health professionals that showcase similar qualities. The reality, however, is starkly different, as physicians, jaded by what they have seen in the medical world, lose the qualities that drove them to medicine in the first place. In Frank Huyler’s “The Blood of Strangers,” a collection of short stories from his time as a physician in the emergency room, Huyler uses the literary techniques of irony and imagery to depict the reality of the world of a medical professional. While Huyler provides several examples of both techniques in his accounts, moments from “A Difference of Opinion” and “The Secret” in particular stand out. Huyler uses irony and imagery in these two pieces to describe how medical professionals have lost their sense of compassion and empathy due to being jaded and desensitized by the awful incidents they have witnessed during their careers.
Summary: This short story is mainly about the life of Leslie. How she worked everyday with her family and relatives. What it was like during the cold and harsh winters. Struggling to find food for her family. She had to provide for other people, with her hardworking and killing skills. The story also talks about how her father died Teofilo, and what she did for his funeral.
DeFilippo, one of Gawande’s past patients, was a resident of Everett, Massachusetts. DeFilippo was a forty-eight-year-old man who was a limousine driver. In the book, The Checklist Manifesto, Gawande describes DeFilippo’s medical journey from his point of view, almost resulting in death multiple times. While at a community hospital for a hernia and gallstone surgery, DeFilippo began to hemorrhage. The surgeon stopped the bleeding; however, DeFilippo’s liver was damaged. When DeFilippo was transferred to Gawande’s care, DeFilippo had low oxygen, a fever, and shock, resulting in DeFilippo being incoherent. The test showed DeFilippo’s liver and kidneys were failing and he had a high white blood cell count, meaning there could be an infection in
Some of the French say they weren’t aware of the Roundup (though living across the street from the stinking stadium), some admit to a vague awareness but “What could you do?” But some are courageous in their opposition to inhumanity. Sarah and her co-escapee find their way to the rural home of a couple with grandchildren Sarah's age, the Dufaures, who at first try to “avoid trouble” but then take them in and bravely brazen it out with the police in order to call in a physician to attend the other little girl who is, however, beyond saving. And -- since Sarah is unstoppable in her attempt to get back to her little brother -- the Dufaures accompany her to Paris, risking their own arrest, in a great train scene in which the police share their compartment and the conductor comes looking for everybody’s transit papers. And what happens when Sarah gets back to the old apartment and the locked wardrobe … ?
The library was the crown jewel of the house. It was at the center, and occupied both floors with a cherry wood spiral staircase connecting both the floors. It also had a great balcony off the second floor that overlooked the whole estate, and her parents hosted a multitude of social gatherings with “important, respectable people” whose names Essily couldn’t be bothered to remember. Every wall of the library was covered with bookshelves that were either filled with books, or various souvenirs her parents had acquired through the years, such as a large globe or a painting of some idyllic city. It was all lit by an enormous chandelier.Waiting at one of the tables in the center of the library was her tutor, Mr. Smith, and her
Janie falls in love with the Everglades, everything there is new and strange. Tea Cake finds them a room, and he decides that he will pick beans during the day and at night, he will play guitar and roll dice. Once the season begins they live a comfortable life picking beans. Tea Cake teaches Janie how to shoot a gun, and she eventually becomes a better shot than him. Once the season starts, poor workers start to move in to town, and soon all the houses are taken, those who could not get houses sleep in the fields at night. The bars soon come to life and all night there is loud music spilling out of them. Tea Cake and Janie’s house becomes the center of the Everglades; people hang out at their house and listen to Tea Cake play his music. In the beginning of the season, Janie mainly stays home and cooks meals for Tea Cake, but he soon starts to gets lonely working in the field alone all day. He begins to leave work early so he can see her, Janie decides that it would be best if she would join him in their field picking beans that they can be together all day everyday. Janie wonders what the people of Eatonville would say if they
Jeanne is riding in the first trip to their new home. The trip is quite wild and disorderly due to Papa’s state of drunkenness. When they reach their destination, the family is in a state of apprehensiveness. They fear the worst possible situation. Luckily, everything remains normal, the people are indifferent to them. Unfortunately, it
It was a hard rain that woke him up, the pitter patter on the windows and the clunking against the metal shackles. Tennent lifted his head off his blocky, drink stained pillow and headed toward the door. The sound of glass breaking whistled behind him as the liquor bottles sprung off his bed, being dragged by the blanket he held onto, like the pain and regret that were held in the shards would always follow him. He finally reached the door as he turned the bolts to lock as he always forget too, and started crawling to the mini refrigerator that hid in the back corner of the room. As Tennent crawled to the iced bar he remembered why he was only supposed to stay in this over expensive motel for a few nights, having to help his mother though the latest and recent flu that’s been going around.
“Oh, she let me do that- while looking over my shoulder, of course; however, there is a section in the back of the book that has several pages of writing- that is what she won’t let me see. “It is only for the matriarchs of the family to view,” she says. Once, I tried sneaking into her room while she was downstairs, but the chest she keeps it
The man she had called was, Mr. Pignati, also known as “The Pigman.” Lorraine explained that herself and John was a charity and was asking for money. This man lived on the street over from John and Lorraine and said he would give them ten dollars. A few days later, John and Lorraine went to his house on Howard Avenue and Mr. Pignati told them to make themselves at home. After leaving his house, they cashed the check, however, John and Lorraine began to feel bad about misleading him. This whole mess they got themselves into was all because of a prevarication Lorraine said. Ever since that day, the teens would try to visit him regularly. Mr. Pignati had an avocation and that was going to the zoo. One day Mr. Pignati asked them to go to the zoo and it took some convincing, yet they finally agreed to it. When they all went to the zoo, they met Bobo, a baboon, who was The Pigman's best friend. Mr. Pignati also loved to go to the nocturnal house in the zoo. The Pigman’s wife had died, so he didn’t have many other people he could talk to. Later on, Norton started to get interested in John and Lorraine’s friendship with Mr. Pignati. John repeatedly told Norton not to anguish about it and it was “none of his
The diary promoted a rational understanding of the critical illness and later death. This theme, in turn was backed up by the subthemes; diary provided information, and the diary reflected the patient’s
Her experiences growing up in Bel Air, are reflected in Ghosts. Pascal and his family live in Bel Air; among corrupt politicians and police, as well as “former street children who couldn’t remember ever having lived in a house, boys whose parents had died or been murdered during the dictatorship” (Danticat, Edwidge Ghosts), whom formed the neighborhood gangs. Living in a warzone, Pascal wants to bring light to their living conditions, and to make a change for the better. He desires to live in a country free of government repression and economic hardships.