He ain't no good to you Candy. An' he ain't no good to himself. Why'n't you shoot him Candy? 44 This scene takes place in the bunk house a few days after George and Lennie arrived. George and Slim are playing cards and talking about Lennie.
Varjak- oh, grandfather! Tell me more of great ancestor Jalal. How he fought the fiercest Warrior cats and traveled from Mesopotamia with the Contessa. I so want to hear more, I have no adventures here. Nar- This old room must have been full of light in the past, but now is full of dust.
“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving is a story of an irresponsible man escaping the wrath of his wife in upstate New York, during the times of the American Revolution. The tone of the story is fantastic and eerie, but ends with irony. The Kaatskill Mountains are described as “fairy mountains” with changes in “magical hues and shapes,” which foreshadows the fantastic events. Rip wakes up “sorely perplexed” from his sleep to discover that “twenty long years” have passed. This event creates the most striking fantastic tone because a twenty-year sleep is entirely fantasy.
Titania wakes and is amazed to find that she is sleeping with the donkeylike Bottom. Oberon calls for music and takes his queen away to dance. She says that she hears the morning lark, and they exit. All that is necessary to resolve matters is a bit of potion on Lysander’s eyelids and Oberon’s forgiveness of his wife. Indeed, the restoration of the world lays on a peaceful relationship between Titania and Oberon.In a midsummer night's dream, we deal with
Feminism and Peter Pan JM Barrie's creation Peter Pan has an enduring popularity. Allison McCarthy digs into the sexist and racist history of the play and novel, and how this has been addressed in modern adaptations Allison McCarthy, 19 April 2009 In a world rife with contradictions, here's one that still surprises me: I'm a feminist with a not-so-secret penchant for the many media adaptations of Peter Pan. The first movie I remember seeing in theaters was a revival of the 1953 Walt Disney cartoon Peter Pan. A few years later, when I was old enough to read, my dad gave me an illustrated edition of the book. The book's spine is now held together with tape, but I doubt I'll ever give this book away.
Sina Shorter Ms. Bast Advanced British Literature October 30, 2009 Beowulf: God? Or Flawed Man? Beowulf is a classic story of good vs. evil, where the hero triumphs over all even if he has to die trying. The 2007 animated representation of the story has many similarities and differences to the original story from the plotlines, to the dialog, to dramatic twists that were never even considered when Beowulf was first written. Right off the bat the movie and the poem are completely different, when King Hrothgar and all of his men are singing and celebrating it pains Grendel, who is hiding in his cave, to hear them so much he draws his own blood in fury, and then attacks them to stop the noise.
The 1930’s novella “Of Mice and Men “written by John Steinbeck acts as a microcosm of 1930’s America. Notably, it is set in Soledad, California; Soledad, ironically, is Spanish for lonely, and therefore it is perhaps inevitable that Steinbeck tells the tale of the solitary life of Migrant workers desperate to fight there hostile environment and achieve their American dream, usually ‘to live of the fatta the lan’ . The title of the book is taken from the key lines in Robert Burns’ 18th century poem ‘ Ode To A Field Mouse’ whose central message is that no matter what plans we may make for the future we are subject to fate and circumstances. Arguably at the time the novel was written aspirations and goals were almost impossible to achieve because of what was occurring socially, politically and economically. Notably it was the weakest in society who were hit most hard by the hostile environment.
One of the White Ninja strips shows the Ninja at a market where he embarks on a Kiwi who claims to be a werewolf. The Ninja asks the nocturnal beast of a fruit whether he catches mice. In a completely different scenario in the next frame, the kiwi crawls into a mouse hole holding a lighted match, to discover another kiwi - only this kiwi is deceased, and in the distance, there is a hostile squeek. After reading the comic once over, the reader will be confused, and will have to read over again, only to learn that he is still just as confused. The author combines three irrelevant subjects into one: A kiwi, a werewolf and catching mice.
Snippets of Conformity are scattered throughout the film, seen in the opening panning shot over the visually cookie-cutter like society of identical houses, perfect grass and identical cars. Peggy’s standard 50’s ‘nuclear family’, a mother and a father with one son and one daughter, represents the 50’s aspiration for the “American Dream”. Esmeralda represents the cold war paranoia over nuclear war and communism, dark background music plays as she compares Edward to the devil for just appearing different “it’s not heaven he’s from its straight from the stinking flames of hell”. Edward defends himself and the Boggs family by stating that “were not sheep” which indicates that Edward objects the idea of conforming. Society repeatedly tries to make Edward conform, Pegg mentions “You know I have a doctor friend that could help you” and also in the TV interview an audience member asks “Have you ever thought of having corrective surgery or prosthetics?
At that point death is just a childish game 'playing a war in the barn/ dying again and again'. Whereas adulthood comes suddenly as 'Your father found at dawn/ a poppy sown in the unripe corn' and the reality of mortality strikes. The scrapyard is firstly descibed using childish images: the metaphor 'elephant's graveyard of cars' is a romantic picture of the scene from a child's pespective because when elephants are about to die, they seek their own place of solitude and confinement where they can die alone without being disturbed; Sheers gives a sense that the cars have gone to this quiet place of their own accord; something a child may believe. The tension of this poem is achieved through images associated with death and war: in the first stanza the 'car quarry' is described as 'the hummock of a grave/ a headstone of trees/ wind written epitaphs', possibly linked to the death of his childhood innocence. Sheers also describes his friend's father's death as 'a poppy sown in the unripe corn', this is a semantic link between poppies and the First World War.