Allusion Adonis – Week 10 Source: “Adonis.” Bulfinch’s Mythology. Page 67-69. Summary: Adonis, a mortal was born to King Theias of Smyrna and his daughter Myrrha. The Goddess Aphrodite encouraged the incest since the king forgot to make an offering to her. The king was enraged and chased his daughter with a sword, intending to kill her and the unborn child, Aphrodite took pity on Myrrha and turned her into a tree.
“I was the princess in the castle in the sleeping woods… we all fell asleep, but the prince kissed me awake. Only me”, this is where Gemma finally claims she is Briar Rose. Yolen uses the fairy tale genre to tell the story of Gemma, and links certain aspects of the sleeping beauty story to Gemma’s story. The whole of Gemma’s version of the fairy tale is ironic. A fairy tale is supposed to be happy but Gemma uses it as an allegory for the holocaust.
In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem harms Mrs. Dubose by destroying her camellias. In anger over something she said about Atticus, Jem destroys every flower or bud in her garden. Scout goes after Walter Cunningham, an unassuming youngster who inadvertently gets Scout in trouble when she tries to explain to her teacher why Walter will not accept charity. She also has it out with Cecil Jacobs once in defense of Atticus, but at another point walks away from his insults so as not to disappoint her father. Scout pays back her cousin Francis for nasty comments he makes about Atticus by punching him in the face, though the reader can sympathize with her need to punish him for his mean streak and his manipulation that gets Scout into hot water when he blames her for the entire incident.
This is where one realizes how well Shakespeare shows characterization towards Oberon being manipulative because he orders Puck to put the love in idleness flower on someone with Athenian clothing, he used the same flower on Titania while she slept to help him get the Indian boy, and his reaction to finding out Titania fell in love with an ass. ‘Thou shalt know the man by the Athenian garments he hath on.’ –Oberon (2.1.163) (2.1.164) This line shows that Oberon is manipulative because he is ordering Puck to go out and retrieve the love in idleness flower for him so he can use it for his own use. The love in idleness flower is basically a love potion because one just has to rub the petals on the eyelids of someone sleeping and the first living thing the victim sees when they wake up is whom they fall in love with, no matter the circumstances. Puck, being the loyal servant he is does find someone in Athenian clothing but little did he know that it was none other than Lysander, Hermia’s love. Oberon is especially manipulative towards Puck because he knows that Puck is his loyal servant and will do anything for him no matter what it is, so he takes advantage of it.
Curley's wife finds him and starts talking very openly about her feelings. She invites Lennie to stroke her soft hair, but he does it so strongly she panics and he ends up killing her too. He runs away to hide, as George had told him. Candy finds the body and tells George. They tell the other men - Curley wants revenge.
The simple fact is, she’s too tired to move. O where’s the demon lover, the wild boy who kissed the future to her flesh beneath what skies, what stars, what space! and swore to love her through hell’s own fires? A child stretches above her and, laughing, crowns her with a tinsel wreath. She gathers up a new, dismembered toy.
When the girls start to sing the song “I’m the Sheik of Araby. Your love belongs to me. At night when your’re asleep Into your tent I’ll creep” this shows how Gatsby has the power to take back the love that Daisy has given to once and knows that it can happen once again like when they last met. When Gatsby is talking to Nick on page 152, Gatsby mentions how Tom never loved Daisy as much as he did to her. Gatsby enforces that he and Daisy should be together even thought that Daisy has moved on and let go of the past and got married and with a child.
Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, who loved her dearly; on their wedding day, he played joyful songs as his bride danced through the meadow. One day, a satyr saw and pursued Eurydice, who stepped on a venomous snake, dying instantly. Distraught, Orpheus played and sang so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept and told him to travel to the Underworld and retrieve her, which he gladly did. After his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone, his singing so sweet that even the Erinyes wept, he was allowed to take her back to the world of the living. In another version, Orpheus played his lyre to put Cerberus, the guardian of Hades, to sleep, after which Eurydice was allowed to return with Orpheus to the world of the living.
Grendel- Demon with human feelings. Attacks heoret because he was mad that he couldn’t attend the banquet. Lost his arm and died of blood loss. Grendel’s mother- Seeks revenge for her son’s death and is called evil for it. She takes back Grendel’s arm and aeschere Unferth Danish warrior who is jealous of Beowulf and tries to belittle Beowulf when he arrives.
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.”(Act 2, Scene 2, line 2-7) This explains how Romeo loves Juliet.. As a result of their brief meeting at the party, they marry. Friar Laurence marries them because he believes that the two families can live in peacefulness not in