My Story is about the kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart. She describes her time with her captors, from the beatings to the long nights crying out to her family and every detail in between. Smart showed true resilience and strength through her ordeal. She frequently mentions that her family and her mormon faith fueled her during those unimaginably, horrific nine months. The teenager was forced to ingest alcohol and drugs, and sometimes would go without food and water for days. By the time smart was found, she lost thirty-eight pounds. Smart says that she had been robbed on her virtue and self-worth. When she was found, at age fifteen, she described the feeling when being reunited with her family as a “rare moment of pure incomprehensible
Usually, a short story may contain profound thoughts. Writers always convey their ideas or opinions by offering several arguments in their productions. These arguments are essential to advancing the story and defining characters. In "Aunt Mary" written by Joseph Imperiale, we might identify three arguments here.
Addison mused over their conversation from the restaurant. She firmly believed that when you loved somebody, you accepted him or her without intent or hope of molding them more to your liking. As such, that meant an honest conversation discussing points of interest, like Megan’s love for a variety of
She sobbed inconsolably when they incapacitated him with a Taser, strapped his hands to his body and then hauled him into a white van. She had a huge, long row with mom after that. Mom shouldn’t have believed of what other people think about him, and the report that he had attacked his classmate until his classmate suffered a concussion should never have led to this. But now that she had already been in the same room with him, she didn’t even have a chance to say a word. Something seemed to burden his mind, making him so distant and far. How can I reach him? Adie thought. How much she wanted to hug him and talked to him about small things, like her feeling.
ALLISON'S DIARY One of the biggest issues is that every time we go watch a movie or we're at each other's house, Michael fell asleep on the couch.
“It’s the big day!” exclaimed Queen Sweet Cotton. Her bright pink lips shimmered as she spoke. Her whole dress seemed to smile too. The Queen had chosen her most shimmery dress she had for her daughter’s 13th birthday. In the Cotton Candy Kingdom, 13 is the age where you can ring the Candy Bell, and Queen Sweet Cotton, along with her husband, King Fairy Floss, could not wait to hear her daughter ring the bell. She was so excited!
Elizabeth’s soft nature conveys the epitome of the perfect woman during the early to mid-nineteenth century. The readers are introduced to Elizabeth primarily through her looks. In Frankenstein, others are compared to Elizabeth’s beauty as her fairness attracts attention from the “hardy little vagrants” surrounding her (Shelley 32). The other children are described as vagrants, homeless wanderers, while Elizabeth embodies an angelic nature. The juxtaposition of her light, fair appearance among the dark, poor other children attracted the attention of Caroline Frankenstein, leading to her safety from poverty and entrance into a higher social status. Elizabeth, the perfect woman, lacked the hardy and tough nature of the other children, and belonged in a higher social class. As Elizabeth expands her education she partakes in the traditional education of a woman during the Romanticist era as she “busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes” (Shelley 35). While Victor discovers natural laws and science, Elizabeth educates herself in her beautiful surroundings of nature. Her knowledge is grounded in the whimsical flights of poets during Shelley’s contemporary and immensely more carefree and naïve than that of her male counterpart. Furthermore she symbolizes the most naïve force – love – to balance Victor’s determination and curiosity as she “was the living spirit of love to soften and attract” (Shelley 37).
One of the most shocking parts of this story had to be when Elizabeth Keckley was flogged (whipped) by Mr. Bingham, the Burwell’s neighbor. Mr. Bingham was ordered by Margaret, Mr. Burwell’s wife, to have Elizabeth whipped because she had a “stubborn pride” (315). This came as a shocker because although Keckley did seem as though she had a huge pride she did not come off as stubborn that many times from her narration in the story. One part of the story that can be recalled where Keckley showed a sign of stubbornness was when she refused to let Mr. Bingham whip her. "No, Mr. Bingham, I shall not take down my dress before you. Moreover, you shall not whip me unless you prove the stronger. Nobody has a right to whip me but my own master, and nobody
Somehow Jackson was able to escape the crowd with Alex. Thankfully the crowd was cheering loud enough no one heard the desperate cries of his lover being dragged away. He was able to bring him back to the black smith shop, to which the place Jackson lived. “Alex, you’re going to have to quiet down! WE don’t want people to question why you’re screaming like this.”
Addison got up and walked out of the room, she went into her room to find Tom laying on the bed taking a nap, Addison woke Tom up and started yelling at him saying that he has no right to be mean to their kids that its not fair for them. Tom and Addison were yelling so Thea shut the door and started to play with her toys again, a few minutes later the yelling stop and Addison came back into Thea's room and said that everything was going to be fine, that she did not have to worry about Tom being mean to them anymore. When Addison told Thea that she talked to Tom Thea got a smile on her face and told her mom thank you for talking to Tom. Thea got up and huged her mom and started to cry in her moms
Aunt Joy woke me up by spraying everyone with apple juice. She can be nice when she wants to but she is also really mean. I share a room with 3 girls; Elizabeth, Jane and Poppy. My friend is Poppy but Elizabeth and Jane always bully me. Out of both of them who do I hate? Both of them. They always bully me because my mum had me at a really young age.
The flyer for the haunted house hung in the hall of the school intriguing everybody who walked by to read it. Although no one had ever been in the house before, the gossip in the school amongst the students as well as throughout the town itself was that the creepy venue used to be an old English Castle where several dignitaries had died during the American Revolution. For years, various stories have been told about this mysterious house claiming it was haunted and inhabited by ghosts who scared away any and every unwanted soul entering it. However, apparently the people who bought it and were turning it into a haunted house for Halloween weren’t worried of the possibility of any of these stories being truthful.
Inside of ten minutes, she stands on Estelle Louise’s front porch, staring down at the weathered screen door, lying at her feet. Sidestepping around it, she enters the house and moseys into her friend’s dingy cluttered front parlor. As soon as she sees Estelle Louise, leisurely rocking back and forth in her tattered rocking chair, she walks over, gave her a warm hug, and says, Hi
During the mid-eighteenth century, Russian literature began to see the rise of the classicist movement, while simultaneously attempting to use sentimentalism in literature. Sentimentalism, according to the dictionary, is the excessive expression of feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia in behavior, writing, or speech. Poor Liza by Nikolai M. Karamzin is a short story about a woman who falls in love, only to be heartbroken to the point of suicide. Liza, a shepherdess, falls in love with Erast, a nobleman. The imagery of Liza as a shepherdess casts her as innocent and natural. She is untouched by society and therefore is ideal in her beauty and virtues. The narrator reminisces about Liza’s story in a way that is meant to prepare us to be affected and find a way to agree with him about every person having a place in heaven.
OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH SHORT STORIES MARY MANN, LITTLE BROTHER The story portrays rural life in a little Norfolk village, in the 1890s. It describes the visit of a character (maybe spinster) to a woman who has just given birth to a stillborn baby. At first she visits the husband, Mr.Hodd, and she enters his world made up just of poverty: with his eldest boy he’s cutting turnips. The family already has twelve children, and they’re very poor. When the narrator visits Mrs.Hodd’s house, she finds out that the dead baby is not in his little bed, and his little brothers are playing with his corpse, like a doll.