The narrator agrees and also offers to make hot chocolate. The author writes a funny and whimsical situation in which a spiritual authority is outside his “usual Iconography” helping a friend in a simple task. Although the work is uncomplicated the narrator connects a spiritual meaning behind it. In his tone the narrator admires how devoted and concentrated Buddha is shoveling the snow. The 4th-6th paragraphs become metaphors for spirituality and Zen Buddhism showing how nature can also become a path to religious enlightenment.
Charles Simic is a poet that sees a pair of shoes as something more. He uses such vivid imagery to describe them and what they mean to him. I spoke with Mr. Simic in early February about his poem “My Shoes” and asked why he wrote some of the things he did. The poem started out dark and finished as a happier and more positive poem. To open the interview I ask Mr. Simic, “when you state ‘With your mute patience, forming/ the only true likeness of myself,’ are you talking about your shoes?” I ask this because shoes do not talk nor could they have patients because they are not living things.
The setting of the story impacts the theme because Della and Jim live in a poor community and have to make sacrifices out of love for each other, which shows their selfless character. This makes the reader feel warmth and love because of how loving Della and Jim are toward one another. The setting of the story is in a poor area in New York City in the 1900’s around Christmas time, so Della wants to get Jim a nice gift for Christmas but she doesn’t have enough money. This creates an upsetting but somehow warming tone, creating the mood of sorrow that the reader feels for Della and Jim. This also creates a person verses society conflict because Della and Jim live in a poor society.
In the last stanza we see the woods' true beauty through the eyes of the narrator , “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,”. (line 13) One feels the woods as a safe haven where no outside influence can reach. The mysterious woods is so alluring that, the narrator decides to stay in the area and continue his exploration of the deep, cold forest only to enjoy being alone with the falling snow. The narrator writes in the first stanza, “Whose wood these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.”(1-4) One can see that the narrator is completely in solitude and enjoying the fact.
Therefore, Linda’s actions show that she has a good relationship with Willy, as she is a supportive wife who cares for her husband. Miller also shows that Linda cares about Willy through language and the advice and suggestions that she makes. “Take an aspirin. Should I get you an aspirin? It’ll soothe you.” The offer of medicine shows that Linda cares about Willy’s health and state, because this is her response to Willy after he was complaining from pain.
Analyses of The Cider House Rules Characterize of Homer: The strengths of Homer are that he is good with kids and a good doctor, he is very kind and then he has at least 30 children that love him. Weaknesses: He has low self steam, he doesn’t like to do Dr. Larch’s job as a doctor, he has a bad heart or at least that’s what he is told, and he has a weakness for Candy. Goals: His goals are to help the children, and to see the world outside the orphanage after he has met Candy. Problems: As mentioned (he has a bad heart) and forbidden love, and Roses dad who has raped Rose. What has he learned: After his trip with Candy, he finds out he belongs at the orphanage.
Brothers Grimm embrace the societal values of beauty and virtue, while Steig satirizes these values to suggest that these are social constructs that does not exclude anyone from the process of maturation. The Brothers Grimm’s rendition of Snow White follows the archetypical structure of a fairy tale. Snow White is forced to leave home, goes through a journey in the woods and because of her success she is rewarded with a “happily ever after”. Within the child’s imagination Snow White has to leave home because her stepmother is envious that she surpasses her own beauty, however, within the child’s subconscious mind there is a transmittance of cultural values on beauty and traditions. The Brothers Grimm introduce the stepmother as “beautiful, but she was proud and overbearing, and she couldn’t bear the thought that anyone might be more beautiful than she” (F&F 147).
I like this quote because it shows how Pearl points out the truth without evening knowing it because she is so young and innocent. 2. “Mother,” said [Pearl], “was that the same minister that kissed me by the brook?” This quote from chapter 22 is important because Pearl sees the reverend as a different and changed man after their encounter in the woods a couple of days earlier. I like this quote because it shows how Dimmsdale in a sense has been revived thanks to the Scarlet Letter and has changed physically and mentally. 3.
The short stories, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, “The Gift of the Magi” by O’Henry, and “ A Man Who Had No Eyes” by Mackinley Kantor all show and teach vauable lessons by using irony. Can love really conquer all? Can secrets be kept forever? Can one night of happiness ruin your whole life? In the story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O’Henry, Della and Jim, a loving couple sold their greatest treasures to get each other gifts for Christmas.
~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. Southard Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.