David Yun Mrs. Hamilton AP Lang and Comp, Period 1 October 14, 2013 1996 Gary Soto is a Mexican-American author and poet. Soto wrote a small passage, “1996”, describing a time when he was six years old and stole a pie, this passage reveals his inside thoughts, internal emotions, and his choice of actions during and after his minor pie theft. In the passage “1996”, Gary Soto’s representation of his guilt and how he copes with it is developed through his vivid imagery, fast pacing, and descriptive diction, showing that guilt is the prices to pay when greed overwhelms the person. In the first part of the passage Soto begins by stating, “[knows] enough about hell to stop stealing”. However this was not enough to stop his greed from overwhelming him.
He then focuses on the pigs lips sitting right in front of him on the bar. After watching him observe the lips for quite a bit of time, the barkeep’s nephew finally offers a helping hand and offer up a hint for making them a little more appetizing. This scene is just another way of describing how family and friend oriented this place is. As he tries it with the chips, he finds that it really isn’t that bad. John T. Edge for sure did not leave until he ate those pickled pig lips.
Angela Clark Shakespeare 2120-10 10/14/14 Journal 2 If you’re a parent of yours cooked a neighbor’s child in a pie or perhaps killed one of your siblings, you would at the very least consider this to be unacceptable, morally and legally wrong, abnormal, and concede that perhaps your family may be slightly dysfunctional. (Hook) In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus went off of his rocker and did both of those things, and more. Titus Andronicus, who recently refused the throne, becomes caught up in a never-ending tale of violent revenge that centers on parents and their children. Eventually, the violence committed against another’s child in retaliation for the violence committed against your own leads to your act of violence against your own children. (Discussion) While possibly more understandable by the standards in place in the age of Titus Andronicus, there are many acts of parenting in this play that are questionable by today’s standards.
AP English Literature January 29, 2013 “Sunshine” Even though he is attacked by something he knows as his loving pet, the young boy from Christopher Fisher’s essay “Scars” -on the topic of “Sunshine”- is left feeling guilty, despaired, and mournful for his late rooster, Sunshine. His father unsympathetically executes his pet and his mother briskly prepares him to be cooked for dinner by "plucking Sunshine in the kitchen sink, dropping fistfuls of bright yellow feathers,” which left the boy in a state of sorrow to “slouch[ed] off to his bedroom to cry.” He promises himself that he will not eat, calling it “cannibalistic” and “obscene,” that outlines his dedication to his departed friend. But, when he sits down at the table and watches his family “feast on mashed potatoes, peas, corn, hot biscuits, and fried Sunshine,” he feels hunger arise inside of him, showing that despite his feelings for his pet, he is lured by his appetite. “Don’t give in! He was your friend!” he tells himself in an attempt to subside his cravings for his pet, but it is to no avail.
He goes to the Onion Ring to get some patty’s and ends up in jail for hitting the manager. This just shows that he will go to extreme measures to find out what is wrong with his daughter. Kim is just an ordinary parent who loved his daughter and cared for her. Work Cited Cook, Robin. (1998).
The loss of the boy's mother takes a toll on him and the way he acts. Udall makes it clear that boy lost his mother when he refers to "the accident" from the father's point of view. The child acts strangely by digging out a used wig from the trashcan and wearing it while eating his breakfast. This wig proves to be symbolic of the mother in the father's eyes, and
One time in the book he said "....... and you fall asleep and dream about the pig standing in the crib at the Redemptorist church crying because he and the Baby Jesus and Cuchulain all have to grow up and die." Another time is when he said "The master says it's a glorious thing to die for the Faith and Dad says it's a glorious thing to die for Ireland and I wonder if there's anyone in the world who would like us to live.". Both of these phrases are effective because they reflect how much his childhood was effected by death. From the dog killed by the car, to the death of his two brothers and his sister, to the death of his first love,Theresa, Frank's childhood was surrounded by death which caused him to relate life to death. In these phrases, Frank McCourt, made them come from the voice of a child, which led the reader to feel sorry for him because of how distorted and immature his thinking
He is complicit in Dwight’s attempt to lure Rosemary; he finds that they are too deeply entwined to stop the prevent carnage. Dwight’s attempts to “improve” Toby and turn him into a “man”, highlight the extreme vulnerability and sense of powerlessness that pervade many of the surrogate father figures in the novel. Dwight constantly sets him up for ridicule. For example, he makes him “shuck” horse chestnuts without gloves, which is an incredibly difficult task. His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean.
Sykes, on the other hand, is as evil as Delia is good. This is never more apparent when he answers Delia's question as to why he enjoys making her suffer: "'If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over a earth worm or a string, Ah don't keer how bad Ah skeer you'" (883). Unempathetic to the hardships and fears his wife endures, Sykes sees sport in all aspects of life, including frightening his wife. Abusive and unfaithful, Sykes doesn't care how his infidelity is seen not only by his wife but by the townspeople as well. His lack of morality and faith, his rejection in the belief of the same moral equanimity that Delia fosters in, frees him from the constraints of personal or communal responsibility.
He had his good qualities and his bad, and you could learn a lot from him. For example, you can see Piggy’s wisdom and intelligence on page 151, Ralph and Piggy go to the feast the boys are having and soon after, Piggy states, “Come away. There’s going to be trouble and we’ve had our meat.” Piggy knew there was going to be trouble a the feast and if Ralph had listened to him they wouldn’t have been caught up in the riot and kill Simon. Piggy is also flawed because of this. Piggy helped take an innocent life and no one perfect would do