So what happens after the event is sometimes more significant than the event itself. The author exposes to the readers how a family copes with such a tragedy. The reason she might have written is because she knew someone who experienced something similar to incident the book. Writing can be a way to relieve a person, like how Kate writes letters to her friend Amy but can really mail them. Or perhaps the author wrote about a subject she felt strongly about, in a letter sent to Hazel Hutchins, the author, she responded by saying the story is based on some personal matters and situations taken from real life.
However, though the central topic of her essay may be boring, Zacharias is an excellent writer. She uses pathos, arrangement and logos well to describe her relationship with her father and buzzards. I found pathos everywhere. I felt pathos in the first sentence: “They woof” (260). Zacharias used this line to catch the reader’s attention, which also plays into her chosen arrangement for this piece, and to get some sort of emotion out of the reader.
When reading this poem it seems short and a bit confusing to the reader, but once the reader finds something to apply it to, doors open to many new meanings. The poem contains a theme of madness against sanity, and remains open to a variety of deeper meanings. I applied this poem to Amy Tans book, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, because both the poem and the book contain a theme of rebellion, as well as madness. The Bonesetter’s Daughter focuses on the relationship experienced between a mother and her daughter. The book goes through three different time phrases from modern day California to the lives of Precious Auntie and Luling, and then transitions to Ruth understanding more about her mother and the wonderful person she didn’t see her for when she was growing up.
My family is one that I can’t live without, and I can’t think of any other way I would want it. As I learned though, it seems there are different kinds of families. Especially in fictional works. In the novel, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, and the film,“Chocolat”, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, family relationships are one of the things that keep the story going. There are similarities surrounding the two works when it comes to familial bonding.
Her parents were both slaves, but her grandmother had been emancipated and owned her own home, earning a living as a baker. When Jacobs was six years old, her mother died, and she was sent to the home of her mother's mistress, Margaret Horniblow. Horniblow taught the young Jacobs to read, spell, and sew; she died when Jacobs was eleven or twelve and willed Jacobs to Mary Matilda Norcom, Horniblow's threeyear-old niece. While living in the Norcom household, Jacobs suffered the sexual harassment of Dr. James
She constantly made herself useful towards the other people, and used the talents and gifts that were given to change the meaning of her punishment into her becoming he legend of her Puritan Age. Hester Prynne also is protective person in this novel, because she protects Reverend Dimmesdale's name when she was asked who was the father. As well as Hester Prynne always tried to protect her daughter “Pearl”, so she never told her the what really happened and what the “A” meant for Pearl’s benefit. This showed Hester as a protective mother of her child. Hester Prynne’s core quest in this novel was after she had left prison and punished for the sin she had committed.
The Importance of Family as Illustrated in The Grapes of Wrath Many authors such as Steinbeck include family as one of the major themes in their novels because it is something that everyone can relate to. Throughout American history families have always remained a constant. Families are not only what help us to identify ourselves, but what we, as people of the human race, can identify with. One of the most important themes in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is family, he explores the effects of tragedy on the families of the Dust Bowl, through these hardships we witness something quiet incredible as the migrant families join together as one, learn to rely on each other in a new way that was not done before, and see how life on the road forms new kinships. In the beginning of the novel we notice the hardships that the Joads have to go through in order to get to California.
Though she and Rachel don’t communicate throughout the book, Melinda feels it’s her duty to tell her about the rape. Rachel’s response was pretty hostile, but eventually she acknowledges the truth and dumps Andy. This is the turning point of the book when things begin to change for Melinda, I notice a lot while reading this book. The title of each of these chapters is related closely to the content within it. These chapters break down Melinda’s days in classes, at school, and at home.
‘Everyday Use’ is almost an historical novel, based upon Dee’s family history. It is very much about African identity and Dee’s reaction to this having leaving home and moving to university. On one side there is the history of her immediate family, having lived through the civil war. However there is also the history of the culture and community in which her family belong to, dating back hundreds of years to the time of African slavery and oppression. Choosing to end the novel with ‘1973’ also indicates that Alice Walkers wants the reader to place the texts historically, after the years of the apartheid in America, when segregation was law.
Fidelity in Sam Shepard’s Plays In his plays “Buried Child” and “Curse of the Starving Class,” author Sam Shepard uses similar aspects in each play to emphasize particular issues. Whether it be flagrant topics such as alcoholism, or subtle issues like the American Dream, the correlation is found in both plays. The most intriguing relationship between the two plays, however, is the issue of fidelity, or rather infidelity, of the wife figures to their husband that is the main character of the play, and also the head of the household. Dodge, the father in “Buried Child”, also the main character, is the first person introduced to the reader, however the first lines are from Halie’s voice. In this introduction, a sense of tension can be determined between the husband and wife figures of this play.