The paperhanger is a talented con artist. Working for Dr. Jamahl and his wife is one of the few jobs he has, because that is just the cover to what he does to women. The vanishment of the doctor’s daughter brings mystery to how she just so happened to disappear, bringing fury to those who search for her body. The story enhances enticing irony, vivid imagery, and alluring foreshadow as to what really happened to Zeineb, the child who is missing.
Trista had always been a normal kid except for her stories. It wasn't that they were disturbing or horrific, they were just unusual. Sometimes they seemed exactly like the kind of thing you'd expect from a kid, but other times, I'd have to look at her and wonder how she came up with such things. It started when she was four, shortly after our dad split, leaving the two of us on our own.
The epitome of the strength, the fate of the household, the lamp of the enlightenment, the solace to the family, the replica of the sacrifice, the most adorable, the most innocent, the most vivacious creature on earth, and the creator who fosters life is the only word 'women' which has the whole world in it.
The major theme of Tim Winton’s short story ‘On Her Knees’ is dignity. Throughout the short story Vic Lang the narrator speaks in 1st person about Carol Lang’s (his mother) struggle ‘to pay off his debts and keep us a float and get me through university’ after the husband has abandoned Vic’s family. We know this as Vic states ‘I was 16 when the old man shot through’ indicating that his father has been and gone. The mother and Vic move back to the city where she gets a job as a cleaner because ‘it was all she could get’. In the short story the main point of dignity is presented by Vic’s mother after being accused of stealing earrings worth $500 and is asked to clean the house one more time before she is fired. The theme of dignity is relevant to today’s society as it is very important to have integrity and understand your own self-worth. This is shown through the short story by the selfless acts of Vic’s mother as even though she is falsely accused of taking the earrings she still goes and finishes her job at the highest quality. Carol at the end of the story makes a strong statement after they have finished cleaning the house and preparing to leave. There is an envelope on the counter for her last pay of $500 and is left behind. Out of her own pride Vic asks ‘what about the money’ and the mother says to her son ‘I am worth more’.
A few days later, James’ parole agent called Margaret to tell her, James admitted while carrying a weapon he entered their home without permission. He said they would send him back to state prison on a parole violation. At first, when she told Andrew, he was happy, until he remembered the threats, he worried that James’s friends might hurt him or Margaret. Even though, the officer said, in cases like this, suspects usually make big threats, but seldom have the opportunity to do anything. Still, Andrew worried about leaving Margaret alone in the daytime.
After a moment of hesitation, I decided to look at Gemma for direction. Gemma nodded and I figured that was my confirmation to go up. Promptly, I began to climb the grand staircase, though I kept my eyes locked on the grandmother. For some odd notion, I was half worried Mrs. Worthington would pounce on top of me.
It was a Friday, and I was in last period eagerly aching to go home for 2 days of absolute peace. All of a sudden, my heart started beating faster, faster, and faster. The room started to feel blistering hot and everything got darker. I was feeling agitated. Being a typical 17 year old, never able to take anything seriously, I decided to take a couple sips of water and carried on with the day, completely averting the issue.
He walked in, greeted his team, and asked for a scalpel. An hour or so later, Dr. Colin walked out of the room sweating but sighed in relief. With a swipe of his hand, he took off his cap and walked over to clean up himself up. Then he headed to the waiting area, found the patient’s family, and told them the good news. Smiling, he watched their anxious glances evaporate as they exhale slowly and then their looks are replaced with an air of giddiness and comfort as they hug each other and smile back at him. He gives them the usual spiel following each surgery with instructions on how to care for their patient following the procedure.
"Sir!" John was startled by the paper boy. "Sir are you alright?". John took a minute and said, "Of course! Never better! I have to go now young man. I'll see you ina jiffy.". John ran off from his house and into a place he thought he'd never go to. Things were about to get interesting...
“Do What I Said!’ is probably the most heard words for a kid from his parents. Ever since human beings have existed, the younger generations have always listened to their elders, people say it is to consider respectful. Especially in a family, kids usually follow what their parents ask them to do. Taking advice from parents is good because they have more experience in life. However, if people only follow what others say, society will have no improvement. In the short story, THE BOAT, the narrator has faced trouble trying to appease two different opinions his father and mother have. And I had the same problem with my grandfather and father’s.