She is one out of many youngsters, who are in an environment with drugs, alcohol and addiction. The story is about the nineteen year old Ellie, who is a regular teenager, who lives in London and studies at UCL. The only thing that might separate her from the crowd is how she spends her nights. Instead of staying home doing homework, Ellie is partying. She tries not to care, and distances herself from reality.
A Gap of Sky ”A Gap of Sky” is a short story written by author Anna Hope in 2008. The story follows Ellie; the nineteen-year-old student, with an unhealthy habit of partying and doing drugs. She wakes up after a night out, to find out that she has an important essay due the next morning. We follow her through the city of London on her quest to get ink to print her essay. Throughout this trip in London, we get an insight into Ellie’s mind and the many thoughts and feeling she has.
But [she] must say what [she] feel[s] and think in some way” (1689). Not only is she not able to express her thoughts by writing, but she has to also endure her imaginative thoughts on the wall-paper. She tells John that she wants to change the wall-paper, but he dismisses her concerns on the matter. He says that “after the wall-paper was changed it would be the heavy bedstead, and then the barred windows, and then that gate at the head of the stairs, and so on” (1686). Jane’s thoughts and concerns are not enough validation for anyone
They talk about the Halloween dance and who they will bring. That night they both babysit kids within a block of each other. They even hitch a ride together to those houses. As the girls are traced throughout the film, they contrast each other through both their opposing priorities and, more importantly, through their sexual experiences. In the end, Laurie is more suitable than Annie to be the only survivor in the film.
A typical, beach bum surfer community, not far from the world famous Venice Beach. A good place to start life for Anissa, but would also provide and enable a very dark and tragic end. When she was two years old her mother had Annissa take dance classes. 1964, was the year that Anissa would have her appointment with destiny to become Buffy, they were almost carbon copies of each other. Anissa was Buffy, and Buffy is Anissa.
Teens and Condoms Crystal, a high school junior needed a dated for the senior prom. So, she asked one of her male friends, Doug, that she knew for a long time. So that night of the prom they felt that having sex would end the night right. So, they had intercourse but both Crystal and Doug forgot to use a condom because it was both of their first time. A month later and Crystal finds she is pregnancy and tells Doug.
Whilst red is the colour of passion and lust it is also the colour of a more sinister thing; blood. It was the colour of the curtains from earlier on in the novel that shielded Jane from the room when she read a book. At this moment we associate this colour with Jane’s isolation from the others and is a way to hide her from them. When Jane gets into the room, she is locked in; further shutting her away from the other inhabitants of the house and making her seem more distant and vulnerable as she is unable to get out of the room. The bed was “supported on massive pillars of mahogany” mahogany is a reddish-brown wood, and therefore matches the rest of the colour scheme in the room; everything is red or scarlet.
One of the main ways the author dramatizes fantasy’s inability to overcome reality is through an exploration of the boundary between exterior and interior. The set of the play consists of the two-room Kowalski apartment and the surrounding street. The next major theme of the book is the relationship between sexuality and death. Blanche’s fear of death manifests itself in her fears of aging and of lost beauty. She refuses to tell anyone her true age or to appear in harsh light that will reveal her faded looks.
Adam Gopnik’s essay, “Bumping into Mr. Ravioli,” further examines mainstream assimilation but from the view point of a busy three-year old little girl. Gopnik details the busy life of his young daughter, Olivia, who creates an imaginary friend, Mr. Ravioli, who she uses to show how people in New York City hide themselves behind the rewards of busyness to assimilate into the mainstream. In today’s society, people are different in so many ways that a utopian society could never exist. The only perfect society that we can possibly have is a paracosm, and it can only exist in a child’s imagination and only for a short time. Even if a person feels forced to cover his or her true identity, helping to create a utopian society by assimilating into the mainstream will result in definite rewards.
The nineteen years old Ellie in the short story “A Gap of Sky” probably would like to change some of her life choices, since they have left her in a position where she is mad and searches for freedom: “…doesn’t want any bloody ink, can’t write an essay, no matter what it matters, doesn’t want any more coke, ever again” (p.4 line 87-88) Ellie tries to pull herself to finish her essay, but she feels that it is too hard; she does not has strength of will to finish this task, because she believes that there is more into life than making an essay. Furthermore she blames her parents: “It was their fault she was doing this bloody course in the first place” (p.3 line 66) During the short story it is very obvious that Ellie is tired of school and therefore she blames her parents; she is tired of things that she has to do. She knows that she has to finish the essay in order to stay on the course. She search for freedom, she knows that there is more to life than education, duties and to obey with expectations and demands. Drugs, cigarettes and booze are wonderful and means a lot to her, when it comes to living life to its maximum and to obey the feeling of freedom: “…She will not die…only living life and if that was sometimes a little extreme, well, how should life be lived” (p.4 line 98-99) Furthermore Ellie’s parents seem to be religious.