Yolen has enabled her readers to understand the value of the past for the present and to witness both the true horrors as well as the acts of courage in her novel Briar Rose. A fairy tale may seem a work of fiction, but it can contain truths of horrific events. This can be seen in the way that Yolen uses the character
However, I felt that it was irrelevant when the author said, “Although many female writers claim to be the ‘Queen of Crime Fiction”…” I believe this phrase could be eliminated. To simply state, “As Queen of Crime Fiction, it is Agatha Christie whom all others are measured”, the introduction would have been more powerful. The thesis was stated in the last line of the introduction; “Even many years after her death, readers appreciate Agatha Christie’s novels because of her strong characters, her interesting settings, and her strong morality”. It was a good framework for the entire essay. The most important ideas in the essay were her use of strong characters, interesting settings, and strong morality.
1st to Die Lindsey Boxer is the main character in the book 1st to Die by James Patterson. One character trait about Lindsey is that she is very brave. A reader would know that Lindsey is brave by the way she goes out and tries to find the murderer. Lindsey is also determined, she is determined because she never gives up. Although Lindsey seems like a tough girl she is also very caring.
Curiosity Killed the Cat After reading the four short stories, the proverb “curiosity killed the cat” seemed to echo through my head. This proverb is meant to teach us that if you are too interested in things you should not be interested in, you may be causing yourself problems by trying to find out things you don't need to know. If curiosity is used foolishly it can result in a negative outcome, for example, Bluebeard’s wife wanting to find what is in the forbidden room in “Bluebeard”, the heroine entering the forbidden room in “The Bloody Chamber, and Sally who is overly curious and wants to know every detail about her husband in “Bluebeard’s Egg”. In comparison, if curiosity is used wisely it can result in a positive outcome, for example, the woman in “The Key” presents curiosity as something positive in her seminars and encourages the women not to settle for the unknown but to fight for the truth. In the short story, “Bluebeard” by Charles Perrault, curiosity gets Bluebeard’s wife in a great deal of trouble.
The professors placed him in a cage and studied him as if he were a rat or a monkey. Soon the slender alien learned to sensibly string many words and phrases together. One might have thought he knew what they meant--if one was silly. He tried to teach his academic jailers the superior language of the universe, but they jeered at him: parrot-talk! He tried to teach them logic, for which deed he had to endure resentment and blows.The mathematicians were amazed at his mathematical prowess, but they got furious when he tried to impart his knowledge of advanced extraterrestrial math.
They clearly have an extremely passionate relationship and Shakespeare portrays that Lady Macbeth is willing to do whatever it takes to assist her husband. You could argue that the idea of potential power, or moving up the social hierarchy, goes to Lady Macbeth’s head and that her motivation for helping Macbeth is rather selfish-she alone wants the power. It could also be argued that the ‘fatal’, ‘gall’, ‘murdering’, ‘mischief’, ‘night’, and ‘Hell’ also support the previous point. The audience never actually meet the ‘real’ Lady Macbeth without the influence of the witches. As there is such a huge supernatural element to this scene and it is so carefully attached to Lady Macbeth in this scene, it makes me question how the Elizabethan audience would have reacted to her character.
The story goes by and the setting does not change, that is why the woman goes crazier and starts crawling into the wallpaper trying to help get the woman out. It is not to late before she realizes that she is insane and the woman she tries to get out of the wallpaper is only herself. There is also some kind of irony in the story because her husband puts her into that room without activity or work to help her problem. But the irony is that instead of helping her, it just makes the woman more insane because she imagines more things. The setting impacted the character in the story because the woman was in that lonely room the whole time and the woman just felt more insane.
When Newt Hoenikker asks these questions it’s related to the situation whether you’re choosing to chase or run from it. For example, Newt was telling the narrator about his sister Angela’s marriage. He was explaining why he hated Angela’s husband. He described how he thought it was a very happy marriage from the way Angela talked about it. He held his hands six inches apart and spread his fingers and said, “See the cat?
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men The fact that in the first line Curley's wife is described to have cut of the ray of light shows that she is of somewhat danger to both George and Lennie. Another point is Steinbeck uses the word glanced, ‘Both men glanced up’, this show that both George and Lennie will be distracted by Curley’s wife, but not for long as the verb ‘glanced’ means to look quickly or briefly. Furthermore the text later goes on to say how she was heavily made up in rouge lips, red finger nails, with red ostrich feathers on top of her red shoes. The fact that Steinbeck describes her to be heavily made up in mainly the colour red shows how she is presented to already be sexualised within the first three lines. In the extract Steinbeck
He seems very queer sometimes, and even Jennifer has an inexplicable look.” (246), “I know she was studying that pattern, and I am determined that nobody shall find it out but myself!” (247) Her obsession with the wallpaper gains momentum because she wasn’t allowed to change it. At the end, John faints when he breaks into the room and sees his wife in the psychotic