The conflict of the story arises when Alcee arrives at the home of Calixta, his former love. Using the storm as symbolism Chopin foreshadows the impending storm of their relationship. Kate Chopin’s word usage and the descriptions of the characters lead the reader to feel sympathy for the two lovers and that their passion is something that cannot be helped. As the storm approaches Calixta is at home working while her husband Bobinot and son Bibi are out at the store. Bobinot points out the storm to Bibi by calling his attention to “certain somber clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar” (288).
Farewell to Arms Prompt Two Thesis: The use of Hemingway’s thoughtful dialogue during intimate conversations allows him to create a meaning of loving and war coexisting. In a Farewell to Arms, Hemingway explains how love and war tend to take place of each other. Henry participated in the war; during his time there he met a nurse named Catherine. Over time Henry and Catherine develop a relationship and Henry soon realizes that he is love and devotion for the war may be challenge by he love and affection for Catherine. He grasps the image that it’s not appreciation of the war that brings him back to the front line but the opportunity to see Nurse Catherine.
In Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway (1925), the trauma of the war plays an even more explicit role than in Jacob’s Room (1922), as one of its two protagonists, Septimus Smith, is a veteran suffering severe bouts of mental illness (which Woolf modeled on her own experiences). He has visions of his dead comrade Evans and experiences epiphanies: “Men must not cut down trees. There is a God. (He noted such revelations on the backs of envelopes).” Septimus’s wife Rezia makes futile efforts to comprehend and treat his illness. His fear of being locked up by pompous psychiatrists eventually leads Septimus to commit suicide.
Learning has taken place for both Betty and her parents. For Betty she has learned that crying will draw her parent’s focus which will cause them to provide the attention she wants and be able to leave her bed and sleep on the couch with them. This is positive reinforcement for her as it seems she is being rewarded for crying. For her parents they have learned that by allowing her to leave her room and fall asleep on the couch they can put a stop to her crying. This is considered a negative reinforcement as it removes something considered unpleasant (i.e her crying) * If Betty's parents asked you for advice on how to ensure that Betty is able to sleep alone in her room, what would you tell them?
Simon Armitage's poem 'Manhunt' talks about a relationship being different after the husband returns from war, and the wife is trying to get them back to how they were before hand. This poem is also known as 'Laura's Poem' because it was originally aired as part of a documentary called 'Forgotten Heroes: The not dead' which looked into the lives of soldiers and their families affected by war and injury. It was read by Laura, the wife of a soldier who was discharged due to injury and depression. Armitage writes 'after passionate nights and intimate days', this suggests that the relationship is sexual because of the word 'passionate' however 'intimate' suggests that they're taking their time. This makes me think that the speaker is trying to get to know her partner again, like it's a brand new relationship with a brand new person.
This is the weight that keeps us down even when someone is trying to help make things easier by removing the weight to improve our situation. In James Joyce’s short story “Eveline”, the theme that prevails is that guilt can keep a prisoner in their mundane everyday life. The first sentence of the story introduces the negative tone that would lead to the story’s’ theme of guilt, “She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue. Her head was leaned against the window curtains and in her nostrils was the odor of dusty cretonne. She was tired” (640).
Katie Thieben Comp II Tues/Thurs 2 February 16, 2012 The Elephant in the Room Earnest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants” is purely the story of an inevitable break up. Hemingway made the tale pregnant with symbolism so that a truly engaged reader may genuinely understand what exactly will happen to the lovely characters. From the location, to the interactions between characters, to the scenery, it all has a deeper meaning. The setting is a major part of this story. In Spain, the couple finds themselves at a train station.
The author of the story “Through the Tunnel” Doris May Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing, Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook, The Good Terrorist. Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. Lessing was born in Persia (now Iran). Her father, Captain, who had lost a leg during his service in World War I, met his future wife, a nurse, at the Hospital where he was recovering from amputation.
From this, it is clear to the reader that Blumenthal believes that being alone is painful and controlling towards you. In the following two stanza's, Blumenthal brings the change of marriage into a person’s life, describing "a man or a woman" who "holds their arms up to the ceiling beside you" which makes you finally to take a rest and feel the "relief of respite". This gives connotations to the reader that Blumenthal believes marriage is idyllic as it allows a person to share the weight of their problems with someone who truly appreciates them and will do everything possible to help them. This consequently accentuates that Blumenthal feels it is essential in finding a partner in life to ease the burden. The metaphor "the blood flowing" represents the heart which is a symbol for love implying that without marriage there is no love and you have to have love to survive.
The simile depicts, what the speaker believes, are demonstrative acts of love, with her own conception in her mother’s womb as the most genuine. She convinces herself that these two actions by her father must certainly prove his love for her. When the young woman learns that her father has lied to her about the dress, she continues the illusion she has created, even though there are many indications in the poem that her father, in