Symbolism The most important symbol in “The Open Window” is the open window itself. When Mrs. Sappleton’s niece tells Mr. Nuttel the story of the lost hunters, the open window comes to symbolize Mrs. Sappleton’s anguish an0d heartbreak at the loss of her husband and younger brother. When the truth is later revealed, the open window no longer symbolizes anguish but the very deceit itself. Saki uses the symbol ironically by having the open window, an object one might expect would imply honesty, as a symbol of deceit. Themes Though it is a remarkably short piece of fiction, “The Open Window” explores a number of important themes.
It is these aspects that make love as confusing as it is, and these aspects also draw people to the concept of love. But this novel isn’t about love, this novel focuses on hatred, an emotion that typically follows love in all forms, especially seen through Christine and Heed, who loved Cosey so much that it turned into pure hatred . Set in a southern town along the East Coast, Love revolves around Bill Cosey, who is a proud owner of some hotel. As the novel opens, the reader is told that the dead protagonist Cosey is survived by the feuding Christine, his granddaughter, and Heed, his second wife. In such a claustrophobic world arrives Junior, a young woman who readily becomes a secretary to Heed and from then on exploits every opportunity to drive a wedge between Heed and Christian to further her own designs.
This shows the immediate and infinite love that Jackie shows towards people. However, when Jackie actually mets Kyle’s mom for the first time, she is crying hysterically and even though Jackie has a deep hatred towards her, she comforts her. She knows that she is in a difficult place at that time and puts her feelings against her in the closet for a later date. Jackie is one of
Analysis about Elizabeth Bishop’s Sestina Elizabeth Bishop is one of the most important poets in 20th century in United States. Raised in a poor childhood and deeply influenced, she wrote poems mysterious as well as profound. Instead of useless self-obsession or empty emotions, she focuses on the precise description about objective world and the reflection of the meaning of life, mapping a cruel but real world in her works. Sestina is one of Elizabeth’s old-age poems, where she talked about the root of her homeless feeling. And from the very moment, she gradually realized that the home of her childhood had gone forever, and could not be replaced by anything else.
After Penelope describes her difficult childhood, the twelve maids also relate their childhoods through a lament. Making subtle contrasts between Penelope and the maids’ childhood conditions, Atwood emphasizes Penelope’s affluence compared to that of the maids. Penelope complains of a murderous father and cold, aloof mother, but the maids highlight her fortuity in being born from such prestigious beings in comparison to their slave parents. The maids speak in straightforward, solemn language, composed of short sentences and phrases, which in turn produce bleak imagery reflecting the gravity of their situation. On the other hand, Penelope maintains a colloquial linguistic style, which develops a more comfortable atmosphere with readers.
Nesan’s absence was a negative result of the Japanese internment that Naomi will always carry with her. Aunt Emily is a strong willed and confident Japanese Canadian who isn’t afraid to stand up for her rights and what she believes in. When she shares her knowledge on the Japanese internment she ends up overwhelming Naomi and accidently pushes her towards reliving her childhood before she intended. Aunt Emily filled Naomi's head with facts and information all at once; this caused her to become distressed. Naomi's feeling of being pressured becomes apparent when she questions her aunts motives.
The story emphasizes how low-self esteem can affect person's life and it is a story of Alice childhood devastation. I love the way the Author started by telling the audience of her incredible childhood before the accident. I will confidently say that walkers essay is a masterpiece, because she made the reader experience this magnificent essay in three stages, firstly she charmed the reader in the beginning by her sassiness and the careful observations on outward appearance as a young girl. Secondly, she
Author John Steinbeck has used techniques of imagery of her surroundings, symbolism, and themes, to illustrate and inform readers the development and progress of the conflict inside Elisa. The chrysanthemums is a powerful symbol in the story as it is depicted as her most valuable possession and it also represents only the inner workings of her character. Elisa Allen is described as ‘strong’ by her husband, Henry, because this strength is the façade that Elisa puts on in front of her husband. In The Chrysanthemums, a stranger entered her life- her ranch in the Salinas Valley- and affected her character by showering her with sweet words and creating the rising sensation of her want to be treated like a woman- to be called ‘beautiful’ and not ‘strong’. After some manipulation on the pot-mender’s part, she gradually drops her façade as a tough farmer’s wife and instead opens up to him.
This is an essential idea that can be applied to everyone as despair is part of the life’s journey through which people can learn moral and spiritual lessons. The author’s use of literary features, including foreshadowing, characterization, and symbolism are subtle but effective, and it is used to reveal the author’s comments about the theme, “Grief and Loss”. The novella opens with Mikage trapped in despair after losing her only relative, her grandmother. She finds herself surrounded by death, completely overwhelmed by grief. However, after she moves in to the Tanabe’s apartment, she eventually accepts her grief and loss.
She artfully delivers traditionally warm and happy images of family memories with lines like “fingerprints, palm-prints, even marks of teeth” (line 8), while at the same time exuding only the tangibly painful emotions that come from losing relationships with family. “Thick and Thin” as a poem reads almost like an ominous warning written by everyone who has ever walked this lonely path, for all those who have yet to walk it. Diction is the first literary tool Hadas employs to achieve the amazingly real emotions of broken family relationships in the poem “Thick and Thin”, and three words stand out from the rest. Starting from the very first lines of both stanzas, Hadas emphasizes the concept of time; writing, “Time thickens/Time thins” (lines 1 & 10) to show that unresolved