The short stories, “A Sunrise on the Veld” and “At the Pitt Rivers”, have nothing in common if you analyze them on a shallow literature level. “A Sunrise on the Veld” by Doris Lessing, highlights some of the reasons why life is so valuable. Lessing hints her readers that this short story is set somewhere in the desert by, “ … the flesh of his soles contracted on the chilled earth, and his legs began to ache with cold… He slung the shoes over his shoulder… they would be necessary when the ground became too hot to bear,” (Lessing, pg. 1212). Most deserts get heated by the sun by day, but loses the heat at night. The boy starts hunting, at first, but then is distracted by a wounded buck. Seeing this buck suffer, depicts him, especially sad. A boy is also the protagonist in “At the Pitt Rivers” by Penelope Lively. This boy spends his time in a museum, observing people and writing poems as the time passes. He keeps track of a couple he sees at the museum. The couple catches his attention because they are not his “ideal” of what a couple should look like. If a kindergartener reads these two short stories, he/she would find nothing in common with the stories. But, if the reader has the ability to analyze the text in more depth, he/she would find that they are more similar than the kindergartener would think.
People read countless stories that have a variety of themes in them. When people read “Angela's Ashes” by Frank McCourt, and “The Street” by Ann Petry, they can probably sense that there is something similar among the two stories', and that's because they share a common theme. The theme is how people can persevere through problems that they encounter. The reader will discover this similar theme of persevering through problems with the way the authors utilize the character of characters feelings and personality, the way setting creates a backdrop that establishes the tone of the story, and events that cause conflict to the character.
The creation of this project consists of hard work and creativity while taking time and effort to find the perfect page for a poem and to create a visual drawing. I chose this particular page and drew this scene on the poster to relate to the Humanity theme of the novel. The idea of humanity, which is a major theme in the novel, shows the disparity of the villagers and the unconcentrated. More importantly, the difference between Mary and Gabrielle who are the Protagonist and Antagonist of the story.
The cold air is relentless and the fire can only do so much to keep a person safe in the elements, but this isn’t always the case in stories. The short story, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, written by Bret Harte entails the life changing experiences that “outcasts” have to endure in horrible weather that becomes inevitable. Albeit this story deals with the unpleasant side of nature, the short story, A White Heron, by Sarah Orne Jewett illustrates the exact opposite. Rather, nature becomes Sylvie’s one true love. The juxtaposing ideas of nature in these two short stories still manage to make the characters make extremely critical life decisions. The short stories A White Heron, by Sarah Orne Jewett and The Outcasts of Poker Flat, by Bret Harte, have key aspects that make themselves coincide and contrast with each other and assist the characters make difficult decisions mainly through the settings in which they are placed; the season that the story occurs in, and the situations in which the characters have to tackle.
Theme is an integral part of this story and is mostly presented through the narrator. One of the major themes of the story is conscience, in which many of the conflicts in the
In the story, "The Obstacle" and "Primed" both develop a common theme in both texts about how they are trying to achieve their dream by working with horses or outdoors, like a man's job.
The two books we read were Food Chain by M.P. Robertson and Over in the Meadow. Over in the Meadow is a country rhyme that talks about the animals that live there. Food Chain is about a boy who learns what it means to do harm and have karma come back and get him. In this essay were going to compare the two themes in the books. A theme is a subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic. There can be many different themes in a book that all have different lessons. We will pick one theme that both of the book share and tell how they are similar and relate to each other.
The second questions asks me, “In regards to the theme you focused on and the connection to the contemporary world, what did you learn about your world and how literature mimics life and life mimics literature?” My theme is sacrifice. Sacrifice by
By and well-built, the stories are independent to each other, which means we can go from a strange future where one family’s house takes care of all their materials to a poor farmer who manages to avoid the end of the by being in one of his own. Still, there are few themes that run throughout the book that are fascinating to look at.
The theory “survival of the fittest” applies to Brian’s constant battle with nature while is he stranded on an island. Brian realizes that “discoveries [happen] because they needed to happen.” Brian adapts and learns to cope with all adversities from insects to wild animals to storms. His emotional growth comes from the recognition of the magnificence of life. He learns that life’s problems can be overcome and that struggles can be won with clear thinking and common sense. Lessons about living from his mother, father, and teachers also guide Brian through his adventure. He has truly grown into an independent individual who does not rely on anyone else to survive. Brian learns from his mistakes rather than dwelling on them. He modifies his approaches to the problems of survival in the woods and tries again and again until success comes to him. In the end when rescue workers finally arrive, Brian is not in a hurry to leave; he has almost enjoyed the independence that he has achieved. The scenery of the woods and the lake seem at first "a blur," but later strike him as immensely beautiful. He respects the animals that share the woods with him, and begins to regard himself as simply another creature of nature striving to survive. He knew little of nature before the plane crash, and he picked up most of his knowledge from books, school, or the media. He found that actually experiencing nature
The perspective of the main character in the short story is very important to the archetypal quest because it develops the story through his point of view. In the first few paragraphs the author creates the setting. The use of words such as “uninhabited”, “brown”, “imperturbable”, and “sombre” all create a sullen and dark image for the reader.
In the three stories “Ambush”, “The Leap”, and “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” had many similarities and differences. These similarities and differences were found in the characters, conflicts, and settings of the stories. Each element impacts the stories in so many similar and different ways.