“The Firefly Hunt” by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki and “Red Cranes” by Jacey Choy are two differently approached short stories that center around a child's dream. The short story, “The Firefly Hunt” tells the story of Sachiko, a young girl who goes on a firefly hunt and experiences a child fairy tale moment. “Red Cranes,” tells the story of Mie, a young child who is hopeful of seeing the rare red crane. Choy develops main character Mie as a realistic optimist who shows enthusiasm towards her aspiration. and Tanizaki took a different approach in the development of his main character Sachiko by portraying her as an idealist.
They do not like salt air but prosper in the fog. Redwoods are very tall trees that can grow to be close to three hundred and fifty or three hundred and eighty feet tall. Throughout the book you see how each characters experience starts off similar. They all grow fond of these trees at a very young age. Their exposability to these at such young ages allows their opinions and concernes to truly grow with the experience they will gain.
Nina D. Akins-Lee Prof. Connolly ENC 1102-372793 October 19, 2012 The School Days of an Indian Girl “Under the sky of rosy apples we dreamt of roaming freely and happily as we had chased the cloud shadows on the Dakota plains. We had anticipated much pleasure from a ride on the iron horse, but the throngs of staring paleface distributed and troubled us.” (Zitkala-Sa 103) The School Days of an Indian Girl, Zitkala-Sa illustrates in her writings about the Native American cultural suppression, the tension between a desire to conform in the “paleface” society and her efforts to keep Native American roots and cultural intact. Her writing tells of a personal experience of being educated in a settler’s schools. Zitkala-Sa story begins with her childhood as she describes the reality of growing up in Dakota as an Indian girl attending a white boarding school away from home and her family. She recalls her first day as a “annoying clatter of shoes on bare floors….constant clash of harsh noises…many voices murmuring as unknown tongue,” (Zitkala-Sa 103) different from the soft moccasins and her native tongue she is accustomed to.
One of the first obstacles she runs into is the hill. Every time she comes to climb the hill, Phoenix says it seems like there are "chains about my feet" (Welty, “Path” 1). This hill symbolizes the hard life that Phoenix has had to travel and sacrifice in order to get what she wants. Because she was very old and small and she walked slowly (“Path” 1). After overcoming this first obstacle and on her trip down the hill, "a bush caught her dress" (Welty, “Path” 2).
I WAS A GIRL WHO DREAMED ABOUT BEING FREE FROM WHO REALLY I AM...LOOK AT THOSE BIRDS FLYING, ARENT THEY WONDERFUL? AND WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN PLAYING, DO YOU FIND THEM CUTE? I DO.I WANNA BE FREE, I WANNA LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. I WOKE UP ONE MORNING, FEELING LAZY TO EAT MY BREAKFAST, BUT I CAN HEAR SOMEONE KNOCKING AT MY DOOR.I STOOP UP AND OPEN IT.I SAW THE SAME GIRL WHO ALWAYS DOES THE KNOCKING EVERY 7:30 IN THE MORNING, WHICH REALLY ANNOYS ME, BECAUSE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE COUNTRY, RIGHT?
Determined to run away, she wakes up early one morning and wanders off into the woods behind her house. After walking for a long time in no actual direction, she comes to a clearing. From behind the trees, she sees a handsome boy drinking from a hidden spring under a big tree. She is very thirsty, so she walks up to the boy to try to drink from the spring, too. They introduce each other, and Jesse insists that Winnie does not drink from the spring.
So far at this camp the teenagers go on hikes, climb mountains, and do outdoor sports. So far on one of the hikes that they have taken the leader Troy took the wrong trail and ends up climbing up a mountain. Jessie the main character is very nervous and she ends up losing her footing and almost fell off the cliff, but her hiking partner Freddy caught her in time and saved her life. In the following paragraphs I will talk about Jessie and Freddy and how I believe they behave the way they do so far
In Annie Dillard’s essay “The Chase,” the writer begins the essay by informing the reader that as a child she was received willingly to participate in games with the boys of her neighborhood. In the summer time, they would play baseball and football. In the wintertime, the game they choose to play was throwing snowballs at vehicles as they drove by. The neighborhood boys, Mikey and Peter Fahey, Chickie McBride, Billy Paul, Mackie Kean and Dillard decided to play that game on a snowy winter morning after Christmas. The children waited with anticipation as a black Buick proceeds towards them.
Though the Native American tribe the Iroquois are told a somewhat different story growing up. “The World on the Turtle's Back” involves a pregnant women who asks for the bark of a sacred tree and falls through a hole, only to be helped by birds and a turtle. She then makes the “earth” on the turtle's back. Both stories
Although she may not be wealthy, she is very “neat and tidy” (95). And she is still very lively, because she is willing to go through this intricate journey yet again, and it also seems that Phoenix is very fond of life itself, since she talks to the animals in the forest, “out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits...” (95). Welty writes, “her hair came down on her neck in the frailest of ringlets, still black” (95), which represents that she is still far from being dead. When Phoenix meets the scarecrow, another symbol for death, instead she dances with it, as if representing that death is not near. Phoenix is even able to joke at