As Albert Einstein once remarked, “The only source of knowledge is experience”. Many characters in works of literature change significantly through suffering and overcoming. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Abuela Invents the Zero”, the protagonists learn valuable lessons as their life unfolds. They go through events that aid their journey to a positive transformation, and begin thinking in different ways. After confronting and enduring problems, Tom and Constancia improve as people, and realize the importance of certain personalities and actions.
The concept of journeys can vary from person to person; literally a journey is a progression, either physically, mentally or spiritually. Journeys come under five main titles, inner, spiritual, imaginative, emotional and physical. Practically all texts contain one or a combination of these journeys. Les Murray, an Australian poet, has a very strong concept of journeys throughout his poems. Through the use of such techniques as figurative language and film a composer can express their individual concept of journeys.
The protagonist travels through time for his job as a time machine repairman. The narrator is also in search of his father, who disappeared, and the concept of time travel in the novel functions as a vehicle for the character to explore his own life. He keeps thinking about his father who used to read to him different stories. . He says his father built one of the first time machine prototypes, which preoccupied him for much of his life, and then he disappeared, years ago. The narrator has been looking for his father for some time
Airplane!, refers to Hollywood and what they have done for the decade preceding the films release. In addition, to top it all off the writers use other pop culture references throughout the film. One example of this is when the pilot asks a child, whether or not he has a heard of a Turkish Prison, which refers to the film, Midnight Express. A film well known at this point in time. Now, the relevance of the film historically has been presented, but the synopsis has yet to be presented, but the film would be nothing without a plot to string the laughs together.
Although many may not believe it until it happens to them, time can pass by so swiftly that one won’t even register it at first. Yes, time passing is a part of life, but the realization of it is another story within itself. “Forgetfulness,” a poem by Billy Collins, and an excerpt from “Once More to the Lake” by E.B. White both provide a clear example of how fast time can go by. In Collin’s piece, he puts together many various ideas one can forget as their life moves incredibly fast. Likewise, in White’s “Once More to the Lake,” the narrator struggles to understand how quickly time really passed and how his son is so similaralike to him. Both of these pieces of writing use X syntax and X diction to develop the common theme of annihilated time.
The value of a time travel story differs from each time travel story. Each time travel story has a different purpose to it, but there are aspects that connect with the human experience in the time travel. One aspect is the emotions a character experiences during the time that person travels to. Emotions are defined as a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. The value of a time travel book is about the human emotions experienced in the place that the character is in.
The United Stated entered the Vietnam war in 1954, the United States joined the war to end the spread of communism. In The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien some of the protagonists are Kiowa and Tim, some antagonists are… the novel is about O'Brien's time in the Vietnam war and how it has affected him and his friends after the war. O'Brien's intended audience for the novel is anyone interested in learning about war and he developed the novel by using morality and storytelling and memory.
When the Clock Strikes Throughout the years many stories have been passed down from generation to generation. One of the stories that has evolved over the years is the fairy tale of Cinderella. It is one of the most popular fairy tales to date because it has seen in over 700 versions and translated into multiple languages. Tanith Lee, a prolific writer of stories for young adults, took the Cinderella story, and reversed it with her tale When the Clock Strikes. In her tale, the Cinderella heroine character is a witch. Lee is able to turn the magic and the rest of the tale into a dark revenge story. Madonna Kolbenschlag, a literary scholar and feminist, wrote the article A Feminists View of Cinderella. Karol Kelley, a feminist and professor of history at Texas Tech, also wrote an article, Pretty Woman A Modern Cinderella, which shares some feminist views of the story. Both Kolbenschlag and Kelley have viewpoints that would explain why Lees story is more or less feminist. Both Kolbenschlags and Kelleys viewpoint on feminism would make Lees story ,When the Clock Strikes, seem to be feminist because the main character Ashella is active, aggressive, and powerful throughout the entire story, but since revenge is the main goal in Ashellas actions, they would think this contradicts feminist ideas. Throughout Lees tale, Ashella and her mother are very aggressive, unlike Cinderellas attitude in many other works. Kolbenschlag points out that a character who holds the qualities of a
The value of a time travel story differs from each time travel story. Each time travel story has a different purpose to it, but there are aspects that connect with the human experience in the time travel. One aspect are the emotions a character experiences during the time that person travels to. Emotions are defined as a natural, instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. The value of a time travel story is in the human emotions experienced in the place that the character travels to.
The two books The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix have very similar settings. While Dorothy travels to a strange land called the land of Oz, Jessie travels out of her 1840’s village and back to the current time of 1996. While both girls need to learn how to interact with situations they aren’t used to but they use different methods. Also the girls have totally different reasons as to why they are there and while they are there they are trying to accomplish different things.
The novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a rather simple story when viewing solely the external plot. The governess charged with looking out for two children takes care of the children, but as the story progresses her behavior becomes more and more strange and eventually culminates in her inadvertently killing one of the children. However, practically all of the major plot points involve the governess’s internal state—her descent into insanity. The slow decline of the governess’s mind is carefully crafted by Henry James and even causes the reader to question what is real and what is not. The author’s emphasis on internal events in the novella has the same effect as typical plotlines of this genre that rely almost exclusively on gore, bloodshed, tragedy, and other external events to provide the suspense and excitement of the novel.
Aside from the obvious symbols of water and fire, birth and purification, in T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land," there is the overall symbol of journey first implied in the opening stanza: "Marie, hold on tight. And down we went." Peter Weir's film The Way Back may also be described as a work at the center of which is a symbolic journey. While Weir's film recounts the survival of a group of escapees from the Soviet Gulag as they travel from Siberia to India, Eliot's poem illustrates the fracture of the modern world and the journey/longing for peace, symbolized (like in Weir's film) by the Eastern culture which preaches "Shanti." This paper will analyze the journey of both the film and the poem and show how each symbolizes the modern desire for spiritual wholeness in a world that has lost connection with truth, peace and transcendence.
The falling action of a story brings a release of emotional tension and moves us towards the resolution of the conflict. In the story, the falling action first occurred when the narrator and Robert was sitting down watching TV and smoking pot together. It allowed the narrator to release all of the tension and anxiety he had with the idea of Robert staying at his home. The narrator got to know Robert a little better.
The engines of the plane could just be described as huge. I remember having the sensation of going to another planet. I should have known that in many ways, I actually was. Everything kept getting back to me, my past, my inference of the future and all the goodbyes. Every single one of