Symbolism The most important symbol in “The Open Window” is the open window itself. When Mrs. Sappleton’s niece tells Mr. Nuttel the story of the lost hunters, the open window comes to symbolize Mrs. Sappleton’s anguish an0d heartbreak at the loss of her husband and younger brother. When the truth is later revealed, the open window no longer symbolizes anguish but the very deceit itself. Saki uses the symbol ironically by having the open window, an object one might expect would imply honesty, as a symbol of deceit. Themes Though it is a remarkably short piece of fiction, “The Open Window” explores a number of important themes.
The feeling, however, shifts because she begins to be happy about her husband’s death. She thinks she will be able to enjoy the freedom that she had lost in the marriage. Her hope is then ruined by the subsequent news of Mr. Mallard’s survival. The story describes the change of Mrs. Mallard’s reaction and emotion within a single hour. In the short fiction, Chopin explores her belief that marriage and freedom cannot exist together by using two powerful ironies: situational irony and dramatic irony.
The story deals with AIDS, love, secrets and the ghosts of the past. I found out that Helen is really Maria Elena or Nena and she is Diego’s sister. Eddy is Nena’s husband and has his own past as a molested child to come to terms with that and a brother to find. Jake is dealing with his anger and grief from losing Joaquin. And then there is my favorite character in the book, Lizzie.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton “What I see is him that suffers most” was my initial thought toward Ethan’s life in the end. Edith Wharton’s ending of the novel filled my heart with such sorrow and compassion to Ethan’s situation. Wharton throughout the novel made subtle actions toward Ethan and his torn feeling to stay with his wife and his attraction toward his sister in law, Mattie Silver. I sympathize with Ethan Frome to an extent to the point in which I actually think his actions throughout the novel seemed like the right thing to do but, I feel little compassion toward him for he was the one to propose to Zeena without thinking of the consequences toward either him or Zeena. First of all, Wharton’s subtle action toward Ethan’s torn feelings for Mattie and being loyal to his wife.
They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love. the poet revels the link between the two poems’s through a verity of techniques which is done very effectively but also shows the difference between the obsessive love in “Havisham” and the possessive love of “Valentine”. The pain of love is evident from the beginning in both poems. “Carol Ann Duffy” uses the tone in the first couple of stanzas to show the unorthodox nature of the love. “Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain.
Breanna Styles He Longed He Loved He Lost Soldiers Not good enough Younger crowds Not her cup of tea Light as air Lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes, Passionate mouth, ecstatic smile Lavender hat Two minutes to four Thin drops swarm like dew The ripple of her voice Hands plunged like weights, water glaring in my eyes His head rested back Awfully glad We’ve met before A terrible mistake Don’t be rude Tears of joy Sunshine in the room Beautiful shirts Can’t repeat the past Of course you can I’m going to fix everything Just the way it was before. The light of his love begins to fade His temper cracked a little An Oxford man Like hell he is She never loved you, Not good enough That’s
Among the similarities between Calixta and Mrs. Mallard are the conditions of their marriages around the time of the stories: Calixta to Bobinot and Mrs. Mallard with Brently Mallard. From the text given in both short stories and the subtext in between the lines, Calixta and Mrs. Mallard were not satisfied with their marriages. The latter, Mrs. Mallard, did not have a fondness for her husband and this was evident in her quick realization that she was finally free, free to live out the rest of her days how she wanted. Despite her heart condition, the story mentioned that Mrs. Mallard breathed that she would get to live a long life ahead of herself. It would be a life that was hers and hers alone.
Ego and Image Vs Truth and Beauty In Ann Patchetts Truth and Beauty she chronicles her friendship with Lucy Grealy. The book is an intimate look at their relationship. It includes letters from Lucy to Ann as well as Ann's letters written to Lucy. It seems authentic and truthful but I have missed the beauty in this very raw depiction of a so called friendship. After reading the article written by Sue Ellen Grealy I can understand her frustration and anger toward Patchett for writing this expose on her sister..
Then tries to win over John, but he is faithful now and then turns her plan against her in attempt to save his wife. Lastly, in The Great Gatsby envy is represented more as the story goes on, when the love of Daisy Buchanan begins to fade from her husband Tom and toward childhood sweetheart Jay Gatsby. As it continues Tom begins to envy the power of Jay Gatsby, the mystery behind his name and his past, and the love and attention he is receiving from his wife. So once Myrtle Wilson (Tom's Mistress) is killed by Daisy in a car accident Tom uses this as an opportune time to
The wallpaper symbolizes and reflects the sanity of the main character. As the reader learns more and more about the wallpaper, the more the reader learns about the mental stability of Jane. Although there were many times those she subconsciously questions John’s methods using the wallpaper “unheard of contradictions” and “lame uncertain curves” alluding to the questionable methods that her husband uses to treat her. “John is a physician, and perhaps - (I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind) - perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster.” (Gilman.1892). And It is through the dead paper, her writing and self expression that the readers can sympathize with her plight as she says “I don't know why I should write this.