On the other hand The History Teacher by Billy Collins deals with the euphemisms a history teacher uses in an attempt to protect his students’ innocence but in the end it turns out that the students are everything but innocent. These two poems are written in very different styles and even the reason for the lie is different which means that the only similarity would be the main theme of the poem which involves and adult lying to a child to protect him. The reason for the lie, the result of the lie, and the speaker’s attitude about lying to the child, lead us to understand that each of the poems is directed to a child of a different age. In A Barred Owl there are no apparent reasons for the adult to lie to the child, it is just a stupid lie in an attempt to get the child to go back to sleep. This is due to the fact that the child is about four to five years old, time when most of the kids suffer from nightmares.
When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that. However, when Oedipus heard that Polybus was dead and realized he didn’t kill his father Jocasta said the oracle was useless. Jocasta is the type of person that chooses to be blind and accept the lies but only when they help her. If the truths help her then she will accept the truths. Jocasta is also trying to blind Oedipus in this quote.
I'm here to learn, everybody, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll. 5 of 6 found this interesting | Share this Billy Madison: [Veronica has taken Billy out of the classroom after making fun of the kid trying to read My sister Fanny] OW! Your tearing my ear off. [Sits down on chair] Veronica Vaughn: [scolding Billy in the hallway] Making fun of a little kid for trying to read.
9. Scout disliked Walter she kept on bothering him and putting him down, but the opposite of that behavior was Jem. He invited Walter over for dinner and was very respectful to him. 10. Buris Ewell is the student in Scout’s class that a rat came out of his head and Miss Caroline got very scared.
Scout learns that people aren’t always like her and she has to learn to accept it. At school she gets made fun of because her dad is defending Tom Robinson. During the court case, she is subject to racism and discrimination. All of these events contribute to making Scout who she is. Scout’s experiences with Boo Radley teach her about how other people might want to live and to accept it.
Secrets In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens is seeking to find the truth behind her mother Deborah Owens’s death. Since her mother’s death Lily’s life is incomplete, she hears stories from her father (who she calls T-Ray) about her mother but does not believe them. She has been living with guilt since that one night after killing her mother. T-Ray tells Lily that her mother ran away and left her behind, Lily believes he is just saying to punish her, and does not believe what he says. She says, “What if my mother leaving wasn’t true?
Kyle Eirich 10/10/11 PSY 101 the Secret Life of a Wild Child/Mockingbird Don’t Sing This is a story about a girl named Genie, named that was use to protect her identity, who was abuse due to the thought of being born retarded. She was punished for speaking and making noise; and was forced and locked to a putty chair in isolation. She lost the ability to communicate. Once people noticed that she was abused she was taken away and her parents were arrested, her father committed suicide. Doctors and scientists study, test, and help Genie.
Due to Mrs. Reed’s late husband and Jane’s uncle’s dying wish, Jane was to live with the Reeds with Mrs. Reed treating her as one of her own children. Yet Mrs. Reed and her children, especially John who Jane often calls a “…wicked cruel boy!”(Bronte 5) treat her unfairly because she is not of gentleman status. While reading, I was reminded of the feeling I had while in all my Pre-Ap classes. Overall, part one of Jane’s life is really interesting. In the beginning when Jane is being punished for lashing out at John by being sent to the Red Room, one wonders why send her there?
To combat loneliness and monotony, says Hodges, many women bought canaries, hung the cage outside of their sod huts. The canaries provided music and color, a spot of a beauty that might spell the difference between sanity and madness. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, both understood, what the killing of the bird means to Minnie. When Mrs. Peters was a child, a boy axed her kitten and she says: ‘If they hadn’t held me back, I would have hurt him.” Both women were annoyed at the way in which men trivialize and criticize the world of women. The man would question the difficulties of women work.
The Faults in Human Nature In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee highlights the negative aspects of human nature through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl named Scout. Throughout the novel there are situations where the people of Maycomb fall under the influence of their neighbours, leading them to bring out a repugnant side of themselves. The townsfolk were filled with prejudice against the blacks in their community simply for the fact that they did not understand the way they live. This is usually caused by heredity because children are taught from a young age only one opinion, and presume it is right. Sadly, not knowing any better, they discriminate against them, not knowing what else to do.