“Wild Plums” describes the barriers of social equality and also depicts a girl who is longing for the forbidden fruit her mother and father have banned completely. In Grace Stone Coates “Wild Plums,” the plums represent the way of life for the Slumps and the separation between each families’ social status. According to Webster’s dictionary, “wild” is defined as “uncivilized or undisciplined, reckless or imprudent, and extremely odd, strange or bizarre”(Webster 421). This helps express the reason why the author allowed the Slumps to pick the wild plums. The Slumps are as
And of course there was also the large dowry that Baptista gave to the husband of Katharina. Meanwhile in 10 Things I Hate About You, the father’s rule is that Bianca can only date if Kat is dating at the same time. Kat does not want to date, or have any type of relationship with boys because of the past. She even refuses to go to college parties! This angers Bianca because she is keen to date but Kat clearly isn’t.
She went from working the yard with Logan, to being taken for granted by Joe, to finally finding love with Tea Cake. While with Logan the real conflict was finding love. Janie only wanted to love, but was forced into marrying Logan. He was older than her, and he showed her no affection. He treated her not like a wife, but she was more so his slave.
In Gardner’s novel, we can see that he is using “dark comedy” to not only make the novel more enjoyable, but to critize humans as well. He shows us this when the blind Shaper jumps out of the window of the Mead Hall during an attack, and when Grendel meets the villagers in the field yelling “Mercy, Peace!” Since the villagers could not understand him, they attack based on instincts. It is easy to see here how Gardner mocks humans based on their habit to pass judgment and their fear of the
God decides to give Eve this fatal flaw, so the responsibility cannot fall directly on her. When she wakes up in the garden, she wanders around “with unexperienced thought” (IV.456-457). This lack of intelligence given to her by God becomes the reason that she falls into temptation. Also, as the couple relaxes in the garden, God sends Raphael to explain to them about Satan’s evil plan. God orders Raphael to, “as friend with friend, converse with Adam” (V.229-230).
Also, Why doesn’t Prince Eric marry her soon of the bat? This is because he fell in love with her voice not her looks and without voice there is no personality. So Prince Eric fell in love with Ariel not just because of her looks which is a good thing. Furthermore, he flat-out says he believes that Ariel lost her voice as a part of some
Peter and Susan represent the transition from child to adult. However, by discovering Narnia, they are able to harness the child within, allowing their imagination and curiosity to run wild. In addition, the Professor signifies the ideal adult. Not only does Lewis depict him as educated and logical during his philosophical examination of Lucy’s Narnia experiences, but he also has a childish aspect to himself. By supporting Lucy’s stories of the wardrobe, one can infer that the professor himself has also witnessed the eternal wilderness of Narnia.
Fairy Tales: Good Outweighs Evil Every Time Once upon a time, everyone was a child with hope in a fairy tale, happy-ever-after, life. A child’s innocence is inevitable; he reads fairy tales looking to see the good overcome the evil, relating it to his own life and the obstacles he faces. Fairy tales always have a happy ending providing hope for the reader; however, some believe this concept distorts real life. If an adult explains the concept of fairy tales, teaches a child the hidden moral, and differentiates between real life and fantasy, fairy tales can impact, encourage, and strengthen a child. Fairy tales have a positive affect, providing entertainment, while teaching morals through obscured concepts.
A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) reminded me that happiness is an eternal pursuit and to embrace the joy that my mundane life has to offer. The “treasure” referred to in the story is life pleasures. The author cleverly masks this in the beginning by using the words “it” and “here.” I was drawn to this story because of its sinister title, believing the house or its occupants would be the traditional antagonists. However, as I became immersed in the imagery used in the story, I realized I wanted the ghosts to find their “treasure.” I was able to create a mental picture of what is being described. Examples of imagery include, “The doors go shutting in the distance, gently knocking like the pulse of a heart.” I felt as if I were right there with the ghosts as the moved through the house.
But her parents does not give their blessing because the prince is wealthy and powerful. So once again she asks Ina for help. Ending: Ina gets a magic relic from Lasar that makes Aisling appear dead. Then she magically wakes up when Ronan comes to see her thus making her parents letting him marry her. The end.