Passage one is from One’s a Heifer by Ross Sinclair. The major theme of this short story is being afraid to grow up. This quote, from passage one identifies the theme as it explains the main character wanting to understand the secret of becoming mature by looking, “inside the stall”. However, the main character is unable to grow up and understand maturity as he is “afraid of seeing”.
Passage two quote is from “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. The main idea of “Coraline” is that getting everything a character wants is not a good thing for the character. In “Coraline” the main character speaks this quote from passage two, to the “other Mr. Bobo” and explains receiving everything she wants; toys, undivided attention by her parents and never being bored is not good. As she would be losing her independence also not working towards her goals. Therefore, a character getting everything they want is bad because your independence is lost due to always striving for the next best and not being happy. In passage two from part A, the quote is from My Last Duchess by Robert Browning. Power is very important to the protagonist the Duke in the short story, My Last Duchess, as he needs and holds power. However, before this quote, the Duke had told the envoy how he planned his wife’s murder. The envoy upon hearing this is wanting to leave the Duke, but the Duke says “together down, sir”. Furthermore, making the envoy feel equal to the Duke, but ultimately the protagonist is displaying his power
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The story Woods Runner is about a 13 year old suffering from a ‘savage attack’ that has got his parents taken away by British soldiers and Iroquois. He discovers unexpected allies and people that help him out on his journey, such as Coop. In this article I will explaining how Coop helped Samuel on his journey and some other people that helped him as well. I will also be explaining the Human conditions of the attacks.
The narrator (Duke) who is of an upper-class is having a conversation with an envoy when he mentions ‘Will’t please you sit and look at her?’. This shows the Duke’s commanding nature as he almost forces the envoy to look at his painting although he uses a question it is rhetorical (envoys do not reply) and it shows how the Duke has power. Also, the Duke’s power is emphasized as he chooses who can see the painting ‘since none puts by the curtain I have drawn’. This gives him a sense of importance. Browning also writes ‘she ranked my gift…with anybody’s gift’. This shows that the Duke believes that names and status hold importance, power even and he expects the ‘name’ of Duchess will be enough for her but she treats everyone the same, this angers him. Throughout the poem the Duke says that he does not have ‘skill in speech’ which from the poem we can see is false. When discussing his lack of skill he says ‘which I have not’, This shows the power in words and ultimately how he couldn’t stop her with his words because he would have ‘to stoop’ he used a different way to fix his problem. Also, he says ‘I choose never to stoop’. The ‘I choose’ shows hierarchy as he has the choice. The use of the verb ‘stoop’ is interesting as it means to directly to bend one’s head, associating with the lower class or submitting yourself. This also shows the Duke’s commanding nature as he refuses to ‘stoop’ he
Through out the monologue, the Duke reveals his arrogant and pride stem from his aristocrat ancestry name. He criticized the Duchess appreciations in life to be unfair. For example, this quote explain the Duke’s arrogant as he belief she did not respects his “gifts” enough, ”She thanked men, – good! but thanked / Somehow – I know not how – as if she ranked / My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name / With anybody’s gift.” (Browning 893) The line “nine-hundred-years-old name” can also be interpret that the Duke consider his status to be superior than hers, therefore it is the Duchess’s obligation to valued what he has given, more than others. Furthermore, the Duke’s pride would not allow him to stoop lower than his position in order to protest
I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell is a novel consisted of many stories from ten-year-old Jess’s memories. The book shows the relationships of Jess and his family-father, mother, grandmother, and Johnson Gibbs as well as his relatives who visits them. The novel shows happiness, sorrowness, death, and mysterious and how Jess grew up with these events that he faced. My favorite chapters from the novel are “The Furlough” and “The Maker of One Coffin”. Throughout these two chapters, readers will see the foreshadowing of death and may learn to accept death. The chapter that confused me the most is “The Beard”, which really makes no sense.
The poem “My Last Duchess” is a historical event that involves the Duke of Ferrara and Alfonso who lived in the 16th century. Robert Browning "My Last Duchess" presents a narrative about a recently widowed Duke who talks with an emissary had come to an arranged marriage with another lady from a powerful and wealthy family. In the perspective of Duke, power and wealth were integral in marriage and was determined to be married to a wealthy lady from a famous family. As the Duke orients the emissary through the palace, he stops and shows a portrait of the late Duchess who was a lovely and young girl. The Duke then begins by stating information about the picture and then to the Duchess. Duke claims that the Duchess flirted with everyone and did not appreciate the history of the family: “gift of a nine hundred years old name.”(33) However, when an individual continues to read the poem, it is evident that the Duke played an important role in killing the lady. Duke states that “he gave commands; / Then all smiles stopped together”(45-46) he used these words to define the death of his beloved Duchess. The aim of the essay is to analyze literary devices that emphasize the content of the poem, which includes rhetorical questions, exclamation mark, and em dash.
Material items and possessions may give temporary satisfaction, but after that fleeting moment, the cravings for more start anew. The Fisherman and His Wife and The Great Gatsby both show examples of how a person can never be satisfied with the amount of possessions they have. Satisfaction cannot be achieved unless that person is happy with themselves. Happiness should not depend on possessions, but rather self-satisfaction.
In addition, another piece of from the first document evidence states, "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." A similar statement is made in the second document when it declares, "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her." This clarifies how instead of using King George’s name, but rather mankind, to show how mankind has been similar to the stated king as they both take away their rights. This saying was used to show how similar the men are being to the man they wanted to break off from, maybe to show the men how they are currently
“My Last Duchess,” by Robert Browning, depicts powerful husbands attempting to control the actions of their wives as they are free to do as they please. In contrast, women are expected to be faithful and attentive only to their husbands. The power and control of the Duke is conveyed by a painting of the Duchess. It belongs to the Duke and is referred to as “my last Duchess” (1). The use of “my” demonstrates the possessive nature of the Duke and his claim of the Duchess as his own personal possession, much like the painting itself. As the Duke persists on forcing domination upon the Duchess, he is greatly displeased to find that she treats and considers him as the same value as nearly any other man.
"How does one man assert his power over another by making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is inflicting pain and humiliation."
Having everything can mean that you really have nothing. Money cant by happiness. so when you take things for granted you realize what you had before you lost it. In this story bob thinks thta the most important
These lines suggest that he put a stop to her treating others as if they were equal to him, so he had her murdered. The Dukes words also showed that he liked to have control over others. His comments such as: "Wilt you please rise?" (47) and "Nay we'll go/ together down, sir" (35-36). The Dukes actions and words show that he likes being the one in control.
Written by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess” is a poem about an egocentric Duke who has a painting of his last wife upon the wall and is trying to impress an ambassador who is negotiating his next marriage. Although it is obvious that the Duke is trying to persuade this ambassador, however, this is where the first mystery is created. It is almost as if he is trying to persuade no one more than himself.
Seierstad’s One of Us depicts the piercing calamity that shook a country indefinitely. Breivik was presented as a deeply flawed character laced with arrogance whose entity rested on the belief that multiculturalism would be the pillar from which Norway would spectacularly fall, but what made the work unique was the elegance by which it was accomplished. Seierstad chose to never spare the reader from Breivik as she intimately painted the lives lost in spirit before breaking tragedy, tracing the lives of some immigrant children through their adolescence up to an unceremonious conclusion at Utøya. The stories of the “pearls on the shoreline” as Seierstad said were weaved amongst tribulations from Breivik’s unfortunate childhood, culminating with
"...the new deputy now for the Duke - whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness, or whether that the body public be a horse whereon the governor doth ride, who, newly in the seat, that it may know he can command, lets it straight feel the spur;...."
The Duke takes control of the situation entirely as he is the only speaker throughout the poem and his way of speaking leaves no scope for interruption, by the listener. The way he addresses his listener, “That’s my last duchess”, calls attention to the peculiarity of his designation which he indicates in a very proud manner. The apparent pauses throughout the poem, shown by dashes, indicate hesitation as the Duke considers what to say. This clearly suggests his manipulative attitude. As soon as he points towards the standing portrait of his last wife, he asks his listener to sit down –“Will’t please you sit and look at her?” His way of asking is not very polite and is more of a command which shows the psychology of a man with power.