Thoreau-Observation Paper Living through a harsh winter in Northwestern Ohio, one may find themselves enveloped in a grey cloud of depression and lethargy. Nature, however, has a gentle way of reminding us that life, and the emotions we experience during it, are on a continuously changing path. Just like the sleeping stillness of winter is eventually replaced with springtime’s bursting buds of colorful new life, so too are the dark times in our life exchanged with those of great hope and joy. By closely monitoring nature’s every changing seasons one can be reminded that like our state of mind and emotion, nothing lasts forever. Watching the frantic flurry of snowflakes falling forlornly onto the cold frozen ground, I wondered if the sun would ever shine again.
Trapped by Michael Northrop When school closes early because of the snow coming down, Scott and his friends decide to take advantage of the extra time to work on a go-kart they've been building in shop class. But with nearly everyone else having left the school, and the snow coming down faster and faster, they realise they may have made a terrible mistake. So begins a chilling (sorry!) tale, which sees seven students struggle to hold on as the weather gets ever worse. I normally don't comment on the presentation of novels, but have to make an exception here because Trapped really is superb in that respect.
Capote’s use of the winter season also leaves the reader with a chilled lonely bitter feeling. Rather than describing the snow in a beautiful and calming way his diction clearly portrayed the biting scene. “In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city” (39). The harsh cold description leads reiterates the feeling of solitude by removing any sense of warmth or comfort. While out to see a show Ms. Miller’s character is introduced to Miriam, a young girl, who we then learn shares the name with our main character, Ms. Miller.
Buck has never had to endure the vicious North. While at Judge Miller's, Buck never worries about his next meal or shelter; yet while in the frozen Klondike he has death at his heels. “A chill wind was blowing that nipped him sharply and bit with especial venom into his wounded shoulder. He lay down on the snow and attempted to sleep, but the frost soon drove him shivering to his feet. Miserable and disconsolate, he wandered about among the many tents, only to find that one place was as cold as another.
Epilogue The crack was straight through the centre of the predominately frozen pond. There were always little patches of water in the pond that hadn’t frozen over. Spring was around the corner as winter was nearly at an end, and god, it had been one ‘helluva’ winter too. I walked over to the pond & knelt down to check out the crack. By all means it was a deep crack, immediately making me think it was naturally caused by the heat from the occasional days of premature spring weather.
Frankenstein Dialectical Journal Entry # | Quote/Category | Chapter/ Page/Speaker | Commentary | 1 | “The floating sheets of ice that continually pass us… [do not] dismay us.”Theme | Letter 3/ Page 8/ Robert Walton | Walton informs his sister Margaret Saville of the vast and empty ice sheets that passed them every day exemplified the Romantic themes of mystery and the wild. The emptiness of the arctic also showed many Gothic themes of isolation and loneliness, which Walton and the crew all experience before the arrival of Frankenstein, who was almost dead. | 2 | “We perceived a low carriage, fixed on a sledge and drawn by dogs, pass on towards the north, at the distance of half a mile; a being which had the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic stature”Foreshadowing/ Connections to English class | Letter 4/ Page 9/ Robert Walton | The book has just begun and there are no other characters other than Walton at the moment. So when there is a giant figure on the ice, it is apparent that there is foreshadowing of the monster itself before the main character is even introduced. Later on in the novel, the monster is described as having a gigantic stature, with limbs in proportion.
Pros of living in the country, you are not hearing young kids riding around on skateboards jumping off rails and trashing the sidewalks. A huge aspect of living farther from the city is the high rate of crime. Symbolic interactionist perspective is the views society as a product of everyday social interactions of individuals. So some symbols of the country are farmers for example who dress with tight jeans, cowboy boots, a raggedy t-shirt, arms and face all dirty and sweaty from
Compare and Contrast of Robert Frost Poems Jessica Dozier Introduction to American Literature -13 Instructor: Peter Kunze In both poems, “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” they are both discussing a trip that was taking in the woods and both long trips alone in the woods. The tone of both poems to me seems very sad and bitter. But most importantly both poems talk about the things that was seen in the woods and the atmosphere seem to be very gloomy and lifeless in both poems. I could not actually define speakers or the speaker’s age but I am guessing the age to be in the early forties because of the word choices and the more mature tone that is being used after reading it over and over and understanding the point of each poem. “The Road Not Taken” sounds like a decision in life that we should have made better decision on but instead we did things the way we wanted to and in the end if we had taken the other route in life we would have accomplished our goals by now.
To her its all about staying alive and helping family no one else matters. To begin with, the setting is crazy at first because there was thunder, lightning and lots of rain in Springfield. After a while things start to be a little more normal until it was December that’s when they first started to get snow and it was freezing so everyone had to move together in the sunroom where it was a little bit more warmer so none of them had privacy. In addition, the main characters are Miranda, Matt, Jonny, and their mom. Two special traits they exhibit are that they all love eat other and are willing to do anything for one another.
How it covered the glass like ancient cave markings or the scribbling of a child. No, it wasn’t the frost at all. It was the spirits that got loose when it was cold… Hadn’t she seen them after her husband died last winter? Hadn’t she heard his ice-fishing decoys rattle one night” (Glancy, 1993, 22-28)? Since we already knew that she was battling depression, we can conclude that this was caused by the death of her husband the previous winter.