There are many things we can identify in our favorite novels. In my book The Hidden Summer, there are themes, the author's purpose, and conflict. The protagonist in this novel is Nell. The setting takes place in an abandoned mini golf course. The story begins with a conflict, which is, Nell and her best friend Lydia are not allowed to see each other because their moms told them that they are forbidden to do so. They aren't too happy about this news but as best friends, they'll find a way to meet each other no matter the obstacles.
The characters in On the Beach all have different ways to spend their time, and cope with the fact that their time is limited. Each one does his or her own thing and has their own motives. The two characters I will be writing about are Moira Davidson and Mary Holmes.
To begin, important theme that runs through the novel is the idea strong female characters like Taylor and Lou Ann. Furthermore, Taylor does not care about a man in her life and tries her best to do everything in her
Heart of Sand, written by Anne-Marie Oomen, takes readers on a journey to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Though the title may sound like it is talking about sand, the essay has a much deeper underlying meaning then that of just sand. The author, having visited the area, allows the readers to use all of their senses throughout the text to get a vivid detail image of the area. This detailed image that we as readers can see, allows us to make a deeper connection to the text and to go beyond the written meaning. It also offers us new ideas that can allow the readers to make even further connections and to keep going beyond the written meaning.
Nikki expresses a sudden change in mindset after being trapped in the dunes with the woman for several months. After failing at escaping, Nikki felt that he was had reached the lowest point of his life. The villagers had manage to break Nikki emotionally and physically after being captured. In an unexpected turns of events, while Nikki is trying to capture a crow he discovered a way of making water with the very thing that cause him all his troubles. The sand that had keep him captive throughout the whole story was the salvation that could change his life. Near the end of the story, Nikki describes the impact of what this discovery can have towards him. The narrator states "The fact that he was still just as much at the bottom of the hole as ever had not changed, but he felt quite as if he had climbed to the top of a high tower. Perhaps the world had been turned upside down and its projections and depressions reversed" (Abe 235). Nikki's seems to be suggesting that his new discovery has open new doors to a future that seemed to be uncertain at first. Even though Nikki is still trapped at the bottom of the dunes, he feels as if his discovery has given him freedom already. By the end of the novel, Nikki has a sudden change of mind. For example, "There was no particular need to hurry about escaping. On the two-way ticket he held in his hand now, the destination and time of departure were blanks for him to fill in as he wished." (Abe 239). In this quote, the narrator seems to be suggesting that Nikki has finally experience a moment where he felt that he finally had a purpose in life. Nikki expresses that he currently has a two way ticket which he can choose his destiny. Since the beginning of the novel, Nikki felt that he had a one way ticket which represented his uncertain life. His one way ticket was a narrow light that is filled with uncertainty and a meaningless cycle. Even though Nikki does not realized, his new life serves more
The array of themes lead to the idea of female independence and individuality. Throughout the novel, the themes of identity, feminism, and marriage and love come together to empower women and give them a
The Women in the Dunes oral shined light on different perspectives concerning the motives of Nikki Junpei throughout the novel. Prior to the discussion I believed while Nikki had been in the dunes, he was given structure and security, which his previous life lacked. As a result he developed the fear of returning to a life where nothing was guaranteed and caused him to stay in the dunes. However, my peers mentioned how Nikki had somewhat became like a bug helpless to the sand that surrounded him. This comment allowed me to hypothesize that Nikki just like a bug had to adapt to his current surroundings or cease to exist. This meant that he had to let go of his ego. Initially, Nikki couldn’t look past his own knowledge about sand and refused
The meaning or theme of this book is disloyalty and redemption from the guilt someone may have caused themselves. Two major scenes of rape in this book contribute significantly to the meaning of the book. In the first significant scene
After using the historical approach to analyze this story and researching the author herself I found an underlying theme of freedom from social norms with the plot and the character portrayed contributing to that theme.
“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is a story where it is portrayed from a feminist point of view, which is an important. This brings an importance to the reader because they should fully understand what a feminist perspective entails. The “Girls” consists of advice from a mother to her daughter. It is the mother’s plan to develop a bright path for her daughter and rebuke her at the same time. She had used the words of wisdom, but sort of repeated herself, especially to warn her daughter about not becoming a “slut”. The author wrote, “On Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like a slut you are so bent on becoming” (Kincaid, 320). Besides these repetitions, the story does not move forward in a chronological fashion. There is not a beginning, middle,
One major theme is the hardships of being a mother. In this story, she must discover how to become a successful mother on her own. She learned the hard way when raising her first child Emily, who later was not emotionally connected with her mother. Another theme is guilt and regret. The mother had to deal with the influence of poverty and the brutal conditions that the family had to accept.
There are multiple themes in this story but I believe the theme that suits the story best is the evil and disfunction in Imperialism. It is the main cause of all of the narrators conflicts. Just one of the many things imperialism does is it humiliates the occupied people. It then provokes the occupiers into making immoral decisions.
I think the theme of this story is the understanding of sin. The author reveals this through actions and events in the story. The main character of the story has seen and experienced instances of sin. For example, she handled the snuff boxes which she had been forbidden to touch (Lass 19). This form of sin that she committed would be considered disobedience. Another example is when she had made fun of the paperboy and was told that he was less fortunate that she (Lass 19). She was not fully aware of her sinfulness until she was told what sin was and had really thought about it (Lass 23). Once she
The first reason that Nikki is like me is sh is not popular in her middle school. I am not very popular in school. I think that when I read this book it makes me feel like someone actually knows how what I feel like in middle school. When she goes to school she just says to herself because she does not want to be picked on, but sometimes thinks that she is getting attention but she is actually being laughed at.
Houston's main character has an active role. She is the one who searches for meaning, tries to understand the man she is in a relationship with, and looks for the answers to questions that bother her. The reader accompanies her in these explorations as a silent and invisible witness. In contrast, in Lessing's work the sunbathing woman is a blank space. Everything we know about her is through the observations of men working on the roof adjoining hers and their discourses about her. She does not lead the narrative; instead her silence invites the reader to ask questions, understand and analyze the behavior of men.