The sea is a constant presence in Edna’s life¾ it is always near her yet at the same time it is also new to her. Since it is a territory that is still unexplored for her, it strongly beckons her, and in a way becomes for Edna an embodiment of what she wants most¾ freedom. In the article “Surviving Edna: A Reading of the Ending of “The Awakening,” Treu makes a reference to Patricia Yeager’s analysis of The Awakening in which Yeager describes the voice of the sea as “more than a sign of dark
Writing allowed Anne to maintain her sanity and spirit while in hiding. It also gives people the opportunity to re-live her story today. Anne Frank “ hoped to confide everything” (to her diary) and hoped it would be “a great source of comfort and support”. Not only was Anne’s diary extraordinary because of the remarkable events she described, but she was also an excellent storyteller. She would let her imagination run wild and this kept her spirit alive.
Personification is a figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics. For example, “ The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude;…,” (pg.18). These lines build theme because they describe the beginning of Edna’s process of awakening and finding her true identity. Chopin juxtaposes a comment about the “voice of the sea” with a paragraph describing the beginnings of a new world. The sea has opened up a new pathway of exploration for Edna.
How does Hill create atmosphere with her description of Eel Marsh House? Hill creates atmosphere with her description of EMH largely with the descriptions given by Kipps. Because the reader is following Kipps’ descriptions, our opinions of the house and the setting change as his do, thereby involving the reader successfully. Initially, the house is a safe place for Kipps, and a place where he feels much better than in the ‘oppressive fog’ of London; his first description of EMH is ‘gaunt, but handsome’, which is very optimistic. Hill further builds up a calm atmosphere by expressing Kipps’ admiration of the house, with the quotes ‘I rather liked this lonely spot’ and his description ‘isolated, uncompromising, but also…handsome’.
What Hambling is trying to achieve within her paintings is the intense, powerful moment when a wave comes crashing down. She is also trying to create the sense of sound in the paintings, the sound of the sea when the waves are being thrashed about, Hambling states that ‘it laughs, it cries and it also has angry outbursts.’ That is what she is trying to capture, the emotions of the sea. So overall ‘movement’ is what Hambling list as a key essential element to her artworks. The subject matter that Hambling is trying to put across is about ‘Time’ and how that the sea is like life. It comes to us and then it goes quicker than you think, and how that when the tide comes in it erodes the land much like us getting older.
The distinctive voice of Anu brings to the forefront the strong connection an indigenous woman holds to her native land of Australia. Anu’s voice creates a comparison between the fulfillment of the natural landscape and the sense of unhappiness felt in the city lifestyle. First person narrative voice for example ‘I came from the saltwater people’ conveys a personal reflection of an underlying connection to the land. The true desires and pleasures of the natural coastal country are conveyed through Anu’s use of repetition, ‘My Island Home, my island home’ as well as visual imagery, ‘I close my eyes and I’m standing in a boat on the sea again’. The use of the rhetorical question ‘Will this place [city] ever satisfy me?’ highlights the uneasiness and unfulfillment the city life has brought Anu further conveying her longing and loyalty to her natural country.
My Island Home” is giving the emotion of fond memories, hope and reflection. Beyond that “every night [she] dreams of the sea” representing that her childhood landscape sticks with you when your near or faraway. In her video clip for her cover of the song, shows her dreaming of her home while being in a big city. With the visual effect of the ocean while she imagines being in her home
The progression of Edna skill in the water also closely correlates with her mental awakening. Edna’s first step in her awakening is triggered because she hears the sounds of the sea and begins “to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her” (33). Due to this event in her
Similar to the way Pi prayed and gave thanks to his god everyday at sea, Pi fed and sustained a positive and respectful relationship with Richard Parker. In addition, Pi demonstrated his psychological dependance on prayer and companionship with Richard Parker, exhibiting another similarity between Pi’s religion and the tiger. Without his religious beliefs or Richard Parker, Pi’s morale would suffer greatly and he would likely lose his will to live, in the midst of all the struggles. Thus, it is evident that Richard Parker can be seen as a physical symbol of Pi’s god, as he revered and treated both entities in a similar sacred manner. In another light, one may see Richard Parker as not solely a symbolic representation of Pi’s unique religion, but as a physical manifestation of his god on the lifeboat.
We wandered around for a bit looking for something to catch our attention. We saw the Pier Aquarium stand where Karen (our future supervisor) was smiling at us and inviting us to learn more about the aquarium. I have always been interested in marine life and something was telling me that was the project that we would end up choosing. After speaking with Karen for a bit we walked around some more to see all the organizations, but my initial feeling was right. All of us agreed that we liked the Pier Aquarium the most and that is how we chose our project.