Both of the writings exemplify a certain regret towards her death, yet Gedds' poetry creates an artistic channel which quickly pulls on the reigns of the readers emotions. The Akron Beacon Journal concentrates almost primarily on the fact that Scheuer was unlike many of the students who were protesting, and only touches on the irony within her death. The excerpt is written in the form of any serious news article; very straight forward, containing no metaphors or any liberal literary devices. In comparison, Geddes uses a variety of literary techniques whilst explaining the story of the young woman’s passing. A single example of his decorative writing is shown when Geddes writes of the possibility of a relationship existing between the shooter and Ms.Scheuer.
1. What is the effect of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s opening paragraph? Does her anger draw you in or distance you? In Judith Ortiz Confer’s opening paragraph, the author sets a tone to her writing that draws you away from her. When Judith smiles she uses “no show of teeth” or extreme contortions of the facial muscles” which create a mood for the reader that makes Judith seem less emotional (204).
They weren't only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting.” ❏ She is excited about having an almond in her cake which is very minuscule ❏ Towards the end of the story she begins to cry, hinting at herself realizing she is alone ❏ Miss Brill in my opinion is a widow ❏ The story was written in 1920 and it was very rare for a woman to not marry ❏ Perhaps the reason she made such a big deal about everything in the park is to help herself forget about her husband ❏ Perhaps her and husband used to go there every Sunday and that is why she attends by herself ❏ At the end of the story it reads, “She unclasped the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside. But when she put the lid on she thought she heard something crying.” ❏ Perhaps the reason she unclasps it quickly without looking is because it was a necklet that her husband and given to her and that is the reason for the
Ingrid keeps on having dates with Barry until Barry starts putting Ingrid into this oblivious road and soon Barry is nowhere to be found. Ingrid is so desperate and worried and as always Astrid is on the back, just watching her mother’s mistakes. Ingrid blind by love goes on a quest to look for Barry and she finds him at his house and they
In the poem In The Park, the woman pretends to someone that her little bundles-of-joy are just that, angelic children. As he walks away however, she confesses to nobody that ‘they have eaten me alive.’ This expression demonstrates the feeling of being alone and ignored. The mother in Suburban Sonnet expresses her anxiety in trying to achieve with small children. The mother is overwhelmed by how much she has to do – cook dinner, clean up after her children, keep them entertained and comfort them, presenting the views of many mothers. The language Gwen Harwood uses in these poems emphasises the feeling of drained energy and failure in other aspects of their lives (for example fugue playing).
During one of her Sunday visits to the park Miss Brill’s self-image will be painfully restructured in her mind. Miss Brill will be forced to let go of her unrealistic belief that she possesses a role with meaning in her society and that she is superior to the people around her into feelings of uselessness, unimportance; without a place that matters within her society. Miss Brill’s need to leave for the park at the exact same time each Sunday, not wanting to change her routine for fear she may miss something, seem to show her desperate need for human contact and her desire for a friend with whom she could share a connection. The author's ingenuity and careful attention to detail creates a dramatic view, through Miss Brill’s own narration of her thoughts, her
This short story is narrated in the third person from the point of view of the limited omniscient narrator who primarily acts as the voice of the story’s protagonist, Miss Brill. By telling the story through the eyes of the protagonist, Mansfield is able to convey to the reader the protagonist’s loneliness and the lack of self-awareness. She offers no explanation as to the Miss Brill’s past, leaving it to the readers to draw their own conclusions. At the same time the author provides illuminating insights into the protagonist’s character and lifestyle that effectively communicate to the reader the theme of this short story. The central theme of “Miss Brill” is the pain of loneliness, and inadvertent attempts to experience life through the experiences of total strangers.
It is obvious that Lizabeth is miserable and despises her own hometown. Never once throughout the story does she speak of Maryland in a positive manner. It is apparent that Lizabeth longs and desperately desires better: “there must have been lush green lawns” (135). Poverty holds the minds of the children of her community captive, and they feel trapped. The children in Lizabeth’s dusty community do not even comprehend that there is an entire world outside of rural Maryland.
I hated myself every time I had to tell them mummy was too tired to play in the garden or to tackle the walk to the nearest park. I knew they would grow up to hate this condition as much as I did but I felt helpless to change our situation. In the year that followed the diagnosis, I allowed the endometriosis to take over my life, slowly destroying every aspect. I had previously achieved a successful career in banking. After ten years of hard work and tears, working my way up from the bottom of the career ladder with no real qualifications, juggling nurseries, schools and child minders, missing sports days and Christmas productions, I had finally achieved an incredible position and I was truly proud to be a Branch Manager.
Marie ended up showing Rachel the filthy and suffering fox, and when she saw the opportunity, she grabbed her bicycle, and drove away from Marie and her unpleasant cousin, the miserable fox, and the creepy house. After that evening, Marie stopped to appear at the playing field, and Rachel never went calling for her. 2. Marie is 13 years old. She appears quite clumsy, acting like an adult inside the body of a child.