“The whiskey on your breath” (Clugston, My Papa’s Waltz, para. 1) made it easy for me to relate to right in the beginning. My grandfather was an alcoholic and his alcohol choice was Jack Daniels Whiskey. With this line, the author captured my attention and created the scene of seeing my grandfather intoxicated and smelling the whiskey as soon as he spoke. “Could make a boy dizzy” (Clugston, My Papa’s Waltz, para.
Through the use of word choice, Theodore Roethke allows readers to interpret the meaning of the 'waltz' into either domestic abuse, or a childhood memory in “My Papa's Waltz”. Depending on which side of the fence people sit, “My Papa's Waltz” can be very dark, or a very touching piece. Roethke decided to make the father's drinking the first fact to be conveyed. Some see the poem as a sweet memory, to prove this they bring up the time period that the poem was written in, “during 1948 whiskey on a man's breath was not negative but part of culture for the working class”(Goodwin). This finding is worth little to people these days as drinking is more abused now and in many instances this over drinking often leads to domestic abuse.
In the movie, after Andy Dufresne was put into the prison, he risked himself with life threatening to help a malicious officer all in return for some beers for his friends to drink on the roof. It turns out six of them were sitting on the roof, enjoying the cold beer with smiles on their faces in the warm Spring; and Andy, he was just sitting along and enjoying the sunshine. A monologue from Red (one of the main character): “ We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men.” This scene reminded me of the chapter “Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion” in How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. In this case, sharing beer on the roof indicates that even though they are not related to each other, they came from different places, they were put in prison for different reasons, but when they sat together, it creates a deeper meaning that they always share one thing in common: they all do not have freedom, they all have the same desire. On the other hand, this also improves Andy’s friendship and connections with other people in the prison later on.
Once the Cyclops came back, he asked what Odysseus’s name was and he responded by saying “My name is Nohbody: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbody” (p.1118). After they’re done talking for a while, Odysseus and his men offer the Cyclops some wine to get him drunk and to fall asleep. Once the Cyclops is sleeping, Odysseus spots a tree in the back of
This is a journey that he values deeply and wishes to share with his friends. When Cohn is speaking to Jake about going to South America he replies, “I like this town and I go to Spain every summertime” (Hemingway 10). What he is referring to when he says he goes to Spain is that he sets out on his own pilgrimage, and it is part of his well-ordered and ritualized life. It is highly unlikely, due to the other characters personalities that they would set out on this type of journey if it were not for Jake inviting them. This annual visit to Spain may consist of the same things every year for Jake, but having his friends join him on this pilgrimage changes how he views the actual importance and effect this has on him.
He described the land and the people. He had feelings of gratitude and feelings of sadness. He knew was born to do this voyage. God played a big part of this journey and was a great leader for Christopher Columbus. In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Secondly the ghost had shown Scrooge as a young man being visited by his younger sister Fan who told Scrooge it’s okay, he can be home again, and he’ll have a family, and love and warmth. Scrooge is reminded of how much he once loved his sister, with the implication that he could open his heart and love once again. If Scrooge loved his sister, why couldn’t he love his nephew? Thirdly the ghost took Scrooge to a lively party thrown by Mr Fezziwig, Scrooge’s first boss. Scrooge noticed how generous Mr Fezziwig was to his employees unlike how Scrooge treats Bob Cratchit.
In the book when Ishmael is outside during the night he feels safe as he watches the moon. When Ishmael starts to ignore the moon he starts to lack safety and loses his freedom of expression. The next symbol that is heavily used is the cassettes and music. The cassettes of Ishmael always give him a sense of safety and symbolise his freedom of expression, his morality and humanity. Before the war Ishmael and his friends would dance and be able to feel free, but when the war starts and Ishmael is recruited into the army he loses those cassettes and with them his morality and humanity.
His father, however, is the man on the moon and although he’ll be back, he’ll leave again. In the beginning of the song the boy looks lovingly at his absent father. Every letdown, the boy smiles to himself and says, “I'm gonna be like him, yeah. You know I’m gonna be like him.” Later on we see the boy grow into a teenager, and instead of aspiring to be like his father he has already started to grow into a young version of his dad. When his father takes notice of his admirable son and asks to sit and chat, instead of jumping at the opportunity all we hear out of the son is, "what I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car
Lisa Reddick HIST 1302-2401 12/30/11 Lesson 10, Enrichment Idea 2 In 1866 on a warm May evening in Pulaski, TN, six long-time friends passed the time drinking whisky and telling stories in the law office of John Lester. Finally the talk turned toward the perceived “ills” of their southern society and what they, as good southern gentlemen, should do about these problems. Lester suggested they should form a club or society, and then two of the men volunteered a name. “Kuldos”, the Greek word for “circle” or “band” was the name suggested. This wasn’t considered “ominous” enough so a variation was invented – Ku Klux Klan (Bartoletti).