The poison tree was a story about a straight A, naïve and dull college girl who tried to go out of her comfort zone. Karen is always the good girl until she became college. She met Biba who is very opposite to her. Biba is a “go with the flow” kind of girl. Karen decided to go with Biba and live with her and his brother Rex who became the love interest of Karen. Drugs, liquor, cigarette and sex flowed when Karen and Rex started their relationship. Karen thought that she already found the love and freedom that she wants until the summer came into a bloody end. Just like any other couple, their relationship went through trial, Rex was accused by Biba for killing her boyfriend where in fact Biba was the one who murdered his own boyfriend. Karen …show more content…
Karen Clarke is a straight A kind of student whose intelligence is at war with her feelings of social inadequacy. Her life was very boring, she was only able to go out of her comfort zone when she entered college. As the story goes on Karen showed that she’s a kind of woman who has everything to lose and how far a woman will go for what she loves most. Biba Capel is very opposite to Karen, Biba is a “go with the flow” kind of girl. She is addicted to cigarettes, drugs and liquor. Unlike Karen, Biba is a stone hearted woman to the point that she lets his brother go to jail for the crime that she committed, she’s a kind of girl that is physically happy, enjoying and cool but deep inside she is emotionally and mentally drained, suffering and drowning. Rex Capel is the brother of Biba and boyfriend of Karen. Just like Biba, Rex is also addicted to vices who depends on her sister. He’s the kind of brother who is always there for her sister, a brother who is ready to sacrifice everything even owning a crime that he didn’t commit. He’s a kind of lover who makes Karen feel very special in his own special ways. He loves Karen very much, I can see Rex as a bad guy with a good and martyr heart. And lastly, Alice. She is the daughter of Biba. She didn’t know about her real mother because Karen was the one who raised her and supported her not just financially but also emotionally, …show more content…
There are instances that you will find freedom and happiness on the things that you taught that will be good for you but will only destroy you. It will never always be about fantasies and happy endings nor easy things and easy love. There is no such thing as easy when it comes to love. It taught me how true love is always dependent to sacrificing things whether its big or small sacrifice. Say for example, when you truly love a person you will always try to make them happy even if you’re not, you will always try to understand them even if you’re already having a hard time, you will always make time for them even if you’re loaded with bunch of works just to make them feel important, you will always be willing to listen to them even if you’re hurting, you will always choose what’s best for them even if it’s hard for you. That simple things are already called sacrifice. Choosing what’s best for them over what’s best for you. The only tricky thing about discovering outside your comfort zone is choosing the best things and people that is worth of your
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Sophia Hancock Goodwin World Experience 15 May 2018 Formalist Analysis Kingsolver’s Use of Allusion and Symbolism in The Poisonwood Bible and How it Relates to the Plot and Characters When looking at The Poisonwood Bible through a formalist lens, there are many elements of the formalist analysis that are present within the book—two main elements being allusion and symbolism. Throughout the book, Kingsolver incorporates allusion within the text and she makes use of literary, historical, and pop-culture references many times throughout the book. Kingsolver also utilizes symbolism as a way to convey deeper meaning within the text. Kingsolver’s use of these two elements of formalist analysis help to further add meaning to the plot and characters
Annabella teaches Kira a few things about dyeing her own threads but later dies. At the end of the story, Kira finds out that her father is actually alive, and she meets him for the first time. In this essay, you will read about the main conflict, the setting, about the characters, and some of the fantasy elements that were used.
The Interlopers by Saki and Poison Tree by William Blake are both very similar in how they show how grudges should not be held onto. In both of these stories, people die because of their selfish and unreasonable grudges. In “Poison Tree” and in “The Interlopers” two grudges end. In “Poison Tree” It states “I was angry with a friend: I told my wrath; my wrath did end.”
In the novel, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Kingsolver uses different literary techniques to develop the harsh setting and have the characters look weak and overwhelmed. The literary techniques used to define the characters and the setting are violent imagery and violent juxtaposition.
To complete the movie analysis assignment I decided to use a fantasy comedy movie called Matilda (1996 Film) by Danny DeVito. Matilda family is an ordinary family with a mother, father and a brother. Matilda Wormwood is a genius girl, who lives with both of her parents. Her father Harry, who is a car salesman and Zinnia the mother, who has a tremendous love and need of playing bingo, and her older brother Michael. During this film we can observe different types of family dynamics such as gender factors. For
The poem, “A Poison Tree,” by William Blake, and the short story, “Enemies, by Tim O’Brien share a theme that suppressing anger and wrath may lead to a violent result. One can learn this theme through the poem’s first person point of view and the story’s omniscient narrator.
To satisfy his thirst, Tom started searching for beautiful girls in the nearby town. In the next town, he found a gorgeous young lady named Isobel who had blond curly hair, hazel eyes, and curvy figure. Isobel was flattered by Tom’s look and body. They both first met at the mall in the coffee shop and they liked each other so much that they started dating on the same day. There was only one big problem with their relationship that Isobel was married and Tom knew it, but he still continued dating because he badly wanted to have pleasure with Isobel. Tom and Isobel usually met after midnight at the Lover’s Lane and make out in Isobel’s car. One night, the lovers decided to meet little early than usual because of some family emergency. They met at the same place and did the same thing, but this time there was a couple who saw them together. Alex, Isobel’s husband, was the richest and powerful person in the whole town. He had many connections throughout the town. Tom and Isobel tried to hide their affair, but the truth always overcomes lie. After few days, Alex heard people talking in the office about Isobel’s affair and how she makes out with her lover in the car every night. Alex went crazy with anger, hatred, and jealousy. He got angry and vowed to take revenge on them.
The main conflict of the novel stems from Dana’s transition and how it impacts her relationships, as well as her overall societal perception. The novel examines multiple relationships, but perhaps the most compelling is Dana’s relationship with the Banks family. We are first introduced to Dana through teenaged Carly Banks, daughter of divorced parents Allison and Will Banks. Carly is in the
“I know my mom and dad love each other but their marriage is not healthy and has not been for a long time.” “They don’t even sleep in the same room”. (personal communication, 08/03/2013). Selyna states she feels like her mother is depressed, but would never admit to it. Selyna and her sister Stephanie are very close to their mother. Selyna’s brother Sergio is gay which has caused the greatest conflict with his father and has resulted in a poor relationship with conflict and discord. Selyna states “When my brother came out it was the most stress I have ever seen my family endure it was very hard for all of us. I have never stopped loving my brother and was able to look past it, but my father never has and I don’t think he ever will” (personal communication, 08/03/2013). Selyna describes her relationship with her brother Sergio and her sister Stephanie as close and has depicted on the genogram as extremely close or fused.
For my symbol I decided to make the tree that Boo Radley used to give gifts to Jem and Scout. In To Kill A Mockingbird, the tree was Boo Radley’s only way to communicate with the world outside of his home. When Scout describes the trees she says that their roots reached out to the side-road and made it bumpy which symbolises the way Boo tried to reach out to the children by leaving gifts for them in the knothole of the tree. I think that the branches of the tree illustrate all of the rumours that surround Boo Radley in Maycomb County and the knothole at the centre of the tree was the real Boo who was nowhere near as scary and dangerous as everyone made him out to be. When Boo Radley’s brother Nathan plugged up the knothole with cement, it showed
“That’s why they were only taking a few things at a time; they weren 't really coming for ivory and paintings. They wanted me!” Even when she wasn’t in her room she was always afraid of something. “I always dreaded that my parents would divorce. It was my third biggest fear, right next to the fear that one of them would get abducted by heartmen on the road to Sugar Beach, or my first fear, that I would get sucked into the lagoon by neegee.” Out of all three fears only one seemed to happen. Her parents relationship finally came to an end after a lot of fighting, disagreement, and cheating. “Daddy, I hold your foot, don’t leave us. Daddy, please, I beg you” she cried that day. From then on, except the servants and cook, “it was only women at Sugar Beach.” Even after dealing with something so hard in her life that wasn’t even what affected her the most.
Furthermore, success is so solo for Kate since seeking the higher education is almost the fateful dream of Morrison clan, from the Great-grand Mother Morrison to Kate’s parents. She works so hard to fulfill it after Matt “betrayed” it. However, by gradually involving in Daniel’s life and his family, Kate learns that the success what she believes in is not as satisfied as she expected before. The people who are successful in the common acceptable concept of success have many problems such as the disagreement between partners and academic dishonesty in their life. For example, Daniel’s parents always dispute with each other in front of other people, the colleague “conducted a highly unprofessional piece of research” (149). However, Daniel’s attitude towards this kind of situations sometime really astonishes Kate. Kate considers “Daniel is naive in some ways,”(149) and Daniel thinks Kate always take everything so seriously. The conflicts between the two lovers are the way to deal with people and the attitudes to life are so different. To make efforts of reconciling the conflicts, Kate feels painful. But this is the course of rediscovering and readjusting herself.
The meaning of the poem A Poison Tree is how hatred can be a powerful weapon that can lead to both physical and mental injuries if not controlled on time. In the first stanza of the poem the speaker gets angry with a friend and a foe. The speaker seizes their wrath with the friend, however, the speaker allowed their wrath to grow with their foe, “I was angry with my foe; / I told it not, my wrath did grow.” Throughout the second stanza, the speaker grows their wrath with mixed emotions, “And I water’d it in fears, / Night & morning with my tears: / And I sunned it with smiles, / And with soft deceitful wiles.” As the speaker kept growing their wrath, it blossomed to form new anger, new tricks and plans for destruction, “And it grew both day
The novel is told through the perspective of fifteen year old Kambili Achike, the main character who was raised in a very devout Catholic home. Eugene Achike, her father, was a very strict Catholic fanatics who represented himself to outsiders as an ideal Catholic man, yet he subjected his own family Kambili , his son Jaja, and wife Beatrice also known as Mama to different forms of very mean and unfair treatment such as; physical , psychological and religious abuse towards his family.