The chapter starts off from the clashes between Tita and Mother Elena. As Tita is preparing for a weeding cake for Rosaura’s marriage to Pedro, Tita keeps beating eggs and her hands starts to tremble. Tita’s strong emotion is being described in this scene when the texts said, “her stomach was swooping like a kite on the wind.”(27) This is because she couldn’t no longer hide her outrage at her sister marrying Tita’s boyfriend. The author, Laura Esquirel emphasizes Tita’s anger by using a simile here, describing the pain of her heart as if a kite struck into her stomach. Of course, Mother Elena didn’t accept her disrespect towards herself so she slaps her face from the outburst of rage.
The townspeople had sent for him to help the courts in sentencing the witches. While Hale, Giles, Parris, and Abigail are all standing around Betty, whose still in her bed, they are discussing how Giles’s wife reads and it stops him from prayer every time. “Aye, we’ll discuss it. (to all) Now mark me, if the Devil is in her you will witness some frightful wonders in this room, so please to keep your wits about you. Mr. Putnam, stand close in case she flies.
He goes straight to a ‘dark room’ filled with a ‘septic smell’ where he refuges every time he feels that ‘ancestral fever’. The darkness can be a resemblance of the unconscious itself with all those antique miscellaneous items (old memories) inside it. Then the reader gets to know two women he keeps in his house: Fakhr-o-Nesa, a slim, pale, cold-hearted woman that is Ehtejab’s cousin and wife at the same time and Fakhri, a fleshy spirited young maidservant with wild black eyes. When the prince comes back by midnight, they drift in so that they show their attendance and affection toward him. In response, he knocks the floor with his feet and scares them away.
How does Susan Hill manipulate the reader’s fears in this extract? Susan Hill uses a wide range of techniques in this specific chapter as it play a huge role in the story as Arthur begins to discover more about The Woman in Black, this chapter in particular has lots of anti-climaxes in it to build up suspense and tension. The first technique is anti-climaxes, she uses lots of them in this chapter as it is building you up to something unsuspected, for example Arthur wakes in the middle of the night and sees Spider standing at the door described as ‘every hair on her body was on end, her ears pricked, her tail erect’ but further through the chapter after Arthur and Spider investigate what is going on, Spider acts as if nothing had happened ‘Spider came quite happy and stood obediently there’ this is a real anti-climax as thought the chapter you are expecting nothing to happen but nothing does building up lots of tension for nothing, this makes the reader feel a sense of foreboding as they know something will happen sooner or later. This also makes the reader question what Spider was so on edge about and what the ‘Bump. Bump.
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.
Symbolism of Bees in The Secret Life of Bees Many literary and analytical elements make Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees an award winning novel, but the characteristic symbolism of bees’ lives to Lily Owens’ own life make it unforgettable. In the novel, bees represent the feeling of Lily being trapped, human society in general, and the need for the presence of a female figure. In the beginning of The Secret Life of Bees, teenager Lily Owens’ is growing up in an abusive home with her father being forceful and cruel. Lily has a strange obsession with bees and one night catches a couple in a jar. Like the bees trapped in the jar, Lily feels she is stuck in impossible circumstances that she will never be able to free.
Herself, as a woman stated that ‘women who has faced more terrors than many worriers.’ In the spring time, the text begins to outline the events of the plague year enabling Anna to shine and become a young woman who had faced the fears of the mob, midwives and mining. Instead of joining the mob that had attacked Mem and Anys Gowdie, who are accused of being witches and are being blamed for the cause of the plague. Anna had fought and using all her strength to bring down the troop to their sanities. Michael Mompellion faces the plague with great courage and an irresistible sense of accountability. The Bradfords flee the village, not due to not accomplishing their family duties that they are capable of and to help other villagers that are suffering from the Plague, but to escape for the safety of it.
By reading both of these poems, the poets, by their writing styles, are revealing in each poem the young children are of different ages. Wilbur uses alliteration to make this poem somewhat of a nursery rhyme to identify with his daughter. The reason the father lies to his daughter in this specific poem is to protect her from enduring the vicious nightmares of danger striking the young child while she is attempting to sleep. For example, "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall" and compared to this poem, Wilbur writes, "The warping night-air having brought the boom, of an owl's voice into her darkened room." This use of alliteration and diction provide even further evidence that the child is young.
A strong point of the book is the descriptions of the dreams and premonitions that Alexandra has. When Alexandra is in France, under a false nurse's name, she begins to have dreams about black Raven's speaking and haunting her. The way it is written makes Alexandra seem minor to the bird- an animal associated with death and darkness- almost suggesting it is better than her, and she cannot control it. She also sees images of the bullet of a gun hurtling towards her brother, as well as the rather graphic deaths of soldiers from the war. These images in particular give an insight into what sort of a world it was, and just how overwhelming it must have been for a teenage girl.
The narrator of the poem appears to be a woman, a fact which is made clear in lines 19-20, in which she will carry her poison. In ‘the Laboratory’ Browning has used an anapaestic tetrameter and is coupled with feminine rhyme. This gives the lines of poetry an upbeat, fast-paced rhythm that conveys the woman’s excitement at the idea of poisoning her victim. Browning has created a character that could be considered as totally ruthless and eaten up by jealousy, determined to carry out an act of revenge that will prove fatal to another woman. The opening stanza tells us the speaker is in the laboratory and is putting on a ‘glass mask’.