In his essay “The Way to Rainy Mountain” N. Scott Momaday relates his feelings about Rainy Mountain and his connection to his grandmother and the story of his people. He writes this essay to give people unaware of Kiowa’s history insight into their culture beliefs and feelings. Momaday begins describing Rainy Mountain his ancestral homeland and he has to returned there to visit his grandmother’s grave, he describes Rainy mountain as lonely place with not a lot population and a small town where there’s only one store, or one cow, or one house. The weather he describes is dry hot dessert weather. Momaday goes back to his ancestral homeland Rainy Mountain to his grandmother’s grave making him experience a deeper personal connection to his ancestral past and his grandmother’s childhood and this is important to him because it’s a reflection of who he is, he thinks of his grandmother as a child and explains her childhood and how her childhood compares to his.
Song for last year’s wife A) Explore how Patten conveys his thoughts and feelings about loss and relationship in ‘song for last year’s wife’ The poet conveys his thoughts and feelings through the tone. The tone is mournful and subdued. We see this in the first stanza, Patten starts the poem by mentioning the name of who the poem is directed to ‘Alice this is my first winter of waking up without you …’ we have a direct sense of sympathy here because we understand that ‘Alice’ is his wife and she is no longer with him ‘ without you’ , furthermore the use of the broad metaphor ‘winter’ gives the reader the idea that the poet has grown cold and dead since the wife left , conversely we could also say that the season is mirroring his emotions and feelings . Furthermore we also see that the poet says ‘perhaps not even conscious of our anniversary’ the tone here, makes the reader think that the poet is angry and sad at the same time which creates a contrast between the sadness that he feels at the beginning of the poem ‘First winter of waking up without you’ and the anger or disappointment that he feels because perhaps she’s not ‘Even conscious of their anniversary’ Furthermore we see that the Patten uses imagery to hint his feelings to the reader ‘the earth is still as hard’ this gives the reader an idea that he has buried her and she is no longer alive, and that’s what causing the melancholy in his narrative tone and language used in the poem, furthermore he says ‘the same empty gardens exist’ this suggest to the reader that the gardens are impersonating him and it is him that still feels empty and lost. We also see that the poem is not divided in to stanzas we could suggest that the feelings and thoughts of the poet are all over the place and he doesn’t stop thinking about her about ‘Alice’ Furthermore the port says ‘Love had not the right to walk out of me’,
He took on another work load to be with her and seems like he would do more if he had to. Later on in the story on Lenas' 17th birthday, Voclav asks Rasia, his mother, about the night she reported what was happening to Lena to the police, she replied back with a stern no and Voclav goes to his room to think about Lena and how she is doing. Voclav "feels indulgence to lie down on the bed and to think of Lena" showing that for him to lie down on his bed and to think about Lena is a good and soothing to his mind (Tanner 148). This also shows that Voclavs' love for Lena wasn't something lost to time and easily forgotten after CPS took her away from Trina. For Voclav having Lena as his assistant was a passion and he continued on doing magic I believe to keep the memory of Lena in his mind.
Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. The situations in the three essays vary due to the different events that occur, However the link between the stories “On Compassion” by Barbara Lazear Ascher, “Christmas at home” by P.J Alexander and “Policeman” by Spencer Franzee, all of them involve a type of emotion where individuals express “compassion” toward someone in need. The essay “On Compassion” is about a mother and her son who feels compassion for a homeless man. She gives this man money when she see’s him on the sides of the road as a result of empathy and compassion, she sees the man again in the coffee shop accepts a beverage and a bag of bread. But she thought, ” Twice I have witnessed this, and twice I have wondered, what compels this women to feed this man?
Unexpectedly, one day fourteen years later, Allie came across an article in the paper about Noah rebuilding an old plantation house that he loved since he was a child. He and Allie spent many nights together in that old house. She found herself speechless and shaky. She read the article over and over again, thinking this must be a dream. Consequently, after three weeks of distraction and utter disbelief of stumbling across Noah in the paper, she decided that she needed to go and see him one more time.
This was the first step of a one week journey that would change my view on life. Our group spent the night preparing for our first day of work. Shortly after sunrise, we evaluated our assignment to work efficiently to meet our goal of repairing a family’s house. Pulling into the cobble-stone driveway of our family’s home, The children were playing with the chickens in the front yard, a baby clothed in just a diaper and oversized tee-shirt was held by her mother who looked much older than her years. Sitting on a torn couch at the end of the driveway, the mother greeted us with several missing teeth and a tired look.
Pathos: In this chapter, we sympathize for Dr. Manette who has returned to his poor condition while his daughter is away on her honeymoon. We also sympathize for Mr. Lorry who is alone with no spouse. Flashback: “For a moment, he held the fair face from him to look at the well remembered expression on the forehead.” This is a flashback (recurring motif) because Mr. Lorry visualizes the expression that Lucie had on her forehead the first time he met her at Tellson’s bank.
The images in both of these literary works show a fear of being graded and judged. In Marks the speaker’s attitude in one of unresponsiveness, this is made obvious by the images she uses to compare her family’s regard for her motherly duties to school grades. “My husband gives me an A for last night’s supper, an incomplete for my ironing, a B plus in bed” My son says I am average” (Pastan 1-5). There is no emotion used in theses lines. Notice that her grades are good.
“We cannot change the cards we are deal, just how we play the hand,” (Pausch 17). These were the words of Randy Pausch while speaking about his terminal illness at his final lecture. The title of the book, The Last Lecture, gives an impression of being a sad and disheartening book about the life of a dying man, yet the book is quite the opposite. The Last Lecture, co-authored by Jeffrey Zaslow, is about striving to make your childhood dreams a reality and how he did just that for himself. Pausch urges people to never take time for granted and to seize every opportunity.
College professors often have these lectures before their retirement and they allow them to reflect on what they have learned and what they are grateful for. Randy had been asked to share his last lecture at the school he had taught at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. The problem with this is that he would have to travel on his wife, Jai’s 41st birthday. She knows that he will be busy with the project; and that it will be the last birthday that they would get to spend together. Randy delivers his talk to “an unexpected full house of 400” (Pausch, 15), and proves to both the world and himself that he is still alive.