For ametrine to occur naturally, iron combined with oxidation must be subjected to different temperatures on the surface (hotter in some areas and cooler in others). Because a temperature varying so much in such a small area is so rare, there is only one place in the world that ametrine occurs naturally: the Anahi Mine in the jungles of Bolivia. Due to the fact that there is only one known source, the crystal is considered to be an elite in the groups of gemstones.
He sees the beauty of nature and he enjoys it. In other words, he said “The sun has risen, the sea is blue, isn’t all the finest beautiful.” Likewise the Emperor enjoys the air in the morning, like when he said, “The air is sweet this morning.” In addition, he invented the music box; back then it was called a delicate machine. That machine was made up of metal and jewels. The Emperor sees different ways of looking at miracles. The Flier sees the miracles different from the Emperor.
Their first Christmas in Ireland the family can only afford to eat a pig’s head and the children need to go pick tiny pieces of coal off the road for a fire. The father eventually finds a job and the family is happy for more money and when he comes home after his first paycheck he has already spent all the money in a pub and loses his job the next day. Frank gets in trouble after his class’s First Communion and can’t have money to go to a movie. As Frank moves on through school he experiences many disappointments and tragedies. Students fight to win a leftover apple peel from one of his teachers.
Complied of many different animals, the Chinese dragon evolved into a mystical creature praised by all. Through Chinese art, the dragon evolved from a limbless snake like creature to a complex animal, having traits of many different animals: a stag’s horns, a bull’s ears, a rabbit’s eyes, a tiger’s claws, and a fish’s scales, and a serpent’s body. This combination of these traits allowed the Chinese to believe that dragons were amphibious creatures with the abilities to not only move on land, but also fly through the air and swim in the sea. With these abilities, the dragons were granted the role as governors of the cloud and rain in the weather. The dragon is deemed as a symbol of wisdom, power, wealth, dignity, goodness, and fertility.
In the beginning Grampa was looking forward to picking the oranges and eating them, but soon Grampa gets cold feet and the family gives him medicine that knocks him unconscious. Once loaded the family starts the trip, but soon they need gas and water. This is when the first death occurs; a car purposefully runs down the family dog. The family does not really think of this as a bad event, but John Steinbeck uses this event to foreshadow the tragedies that lay ahead. Grampa Joad starts becoming ill during the same time frame that the dog was killed becoming the next turn of events for the family.
He and Linda discuss their sons, whom Willy is quite disappointed in, especially Biff. In an effort to quell their father, Biff and Happy, their sons, decide to try and start a business together. Both propositions fail; Biff’s attempt at a loan is met with failure and Willy’s discussion with his boss goes awry. The three have dinner at a local restaurant, where Biff plans to tell his dad of his blunder. When Willy arrives, he refuses to listen to Biff, which angers him.
Park asks Eleanor to sit next to him on the bus and they have an instant connection. On the ride Park learns eleanor is living in a small house with 4 siblings and a step dad that beats her mother. Soon they swap mixtapes, hold hands and fall in love. Although their relationship seems to be blooming, Eleanor is forced to deal with an unknown bully who keeps writing obscene comments on her school supplies. Eleanor tries to hide from Richie, her awful step dad at Park’s house but Park’s mother doesn’t seem to accept Eleanor until she learns about her home life and from then on Park’s parents are supportive and caring to Eleanor.
Both the texts are themed around a character who is discriminated against. The Black Balloon explores empathy through role of Tom Mollison a young 16 year old boy forced to take on more responsibility when his mother falls pregnant. Maggie: “He's your brother!Thomas” Mollison: “He's a freak!” Maggie:” Your brother will never be able to do the things you will. He'll never go to work or start a family, so we have to look after him. He's staying with us forever.” This quote is near the beginning of the movie when Tom has just met a girl named Jackie who he really likes.
Dubliners: Theme Analysis Theme Analysis Poverty Although Joyce was born into a well-to-do family, his father's drinking soon drove the family into poverty. As a result, poverty is one of the major thematic concerns in Dubliners. Although Joyce never refers to his characters as "poor," he shows us their status through details. For instance, in "Two Gallants," Lenehan's abject poverty can be observed by the meager meal he consumes. He hasn't eaten since breakfast and late at night while he waits for Corley to return with money, he orders a meal of peas and vinegar with a bottle of ginger beer for his dinner.
Raina Sarmah Journal Topic #2 Andrew X. Pham’s Catfish and Mandala, while describing the journey and self-discovery of the author himself, also focuses on the struggles faced by Pham’s siblings, his older sister Chi in particular. As a young girl she is sent to live with her grandmother after receiving a terrible beating from her father. Although she is able to freely explore her individual identity under the care of her new home, she later faces issues accepting her gender and struggles to retain her identity. Chi initially runs away from home to flee from her abusive father after she was punished for taking food from the village leper. Under the care of her grandmother, she is able to recover, but never wholly reconciles with her father because her grandmother “was never fond of Dad in the first place” (Pham 57).