Wonderful and Cynical Ethane Frome Wonderful symbolism, pleasant reading, yet cynical and deterministic I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and recommend it to lovers of romantic tragedy. For its mere 157 pages, this novel has an amazing impact. Wharton, who is usually credited for her stories set in the society she was more familiar with, such as "The Age of Innocence" writes with profound symbolism here. Setting the story in the town of Starkfield, her main character, Ethan, is a poor farmer caught between the cold reality of his marriage and his warm passion for love. In many ways "Ethan Frome" reminds me of "The Great Gatsby", although Ethan is much more down-to-earth and realistic than the fanciful Jay.
The meter emphasizes the sharpness of the actual note the player piano is playing, making the pronunciation precise especially when read aloud: ”My stick fingers click with a snicker” (l. 1). Careful pronunciation of the f... ... middle of paper ... ...” encompasses the piano’s ability to produce softer sounds but can also be of reference to the brightness of the keys. The word “moon” often considered the light or brightness illuminating the sky in the evening hours gives reference to the vibrant, stimulating tunes produced by this musical instrument. Updike’s use of rhythm is steady throughout making this poem one of the more favorable poems I have read. By engaging the reader’s senses with the use of sound and sight, the poet is able to draw the reader into the picture with stimulating language.
The movement is very short, soon fading into silence. In the third movement comes the fantastic ending of the seventh piano concerto, a cheerful presto. The opening piano/orchestral introduction of the theme is one of the most cheerful examples of concerto writing I have ever heard, and the entire movement alternates between this wonderful melody and some calming moments. The orchestra is often there to emphasize the piano, until together they introduce a climax of the sort that causes one to whistle and think on those few seconds for hours.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The greatness of an individual can be defined in terms far beyond tangible accomplishments. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby's greatness comes from his need to experience success and his will to achieve his dreams. Nick Carraway narrates the story, and his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, is Gatsby's love. Daisy, however, is married to Tom Buchanan, a wealthy, arrogant womanizer who despises Gatsby. Gatsby feels the need to be successful and wealthy, and his participation in a bootlegging operation allows him to acquire the wealth and social status needed to attract Daisy.
The novel reflects writer’s own life – his autobiography. The image and character of David Copperfield corresponds to the image and character of Dickens himself. The range of personages of the novel recalls to us people which were close to Dickens: Micowber is comical portrait of John Dickens, the father of the author; the image of Dora – is the exact copy of the Marry Bindel – the first sweet-heart of the writer; David’s seeking in marri... ... middle of paper ... ... the novel, “Of all my books I like this the best”. Likewise legion readers have come to agree with the author’s own conclusion. In my paper I tried to trace Dicken's messages and lessons he teaches the reader on the family issue.
For instance, my most cherished book, 'Looking for Alaska', written by John Green makes me experience overwhelming emotions such as joy and sadness, and it also gives me a nice laugh. The tiny details this book possesses makes the book my all-time favorite due to the fact that it has its own personality. For one thing, the outside cover of the edition has unique hues, art, and even rugged edges from years of late-night reading sessions. Also, the inside of the book adds extra charisma because of its ripped pages and musty aroma. Equally important, the storyline is the most crucial aspect of the composition of this book because the characters bring life and meaning to the pages.
Mr. Rochester is irresistibly driven by his feelings. He carries a long history of ignoring sound judgment, including his hasty and unwise marriage to Bertha Mason because he "was dazzled, stimulated...[he] thought [he] loved her"(310), and his ensuing licentious, wandering life in search of pleasure. He has grown so accustomed to burying good sense, that he is able to completely disregard the fact that he still has a living wife with a clear conscience. Swept away by his feelings, he ignores the law, and tries to justify marriage to Jane. His passion often exceeds his control, like when Jane tells him she must leave Thornfield.
The author describes her in such ravishing splendor that the reader can imagine how hard it would be to resist her advances. The hag by her side is also introduced here as a direct contrast to the lady. In this way, the lady's and the hag's respective physical characteristics are further enhanced by the presence of each other. Similar to other stories written in this period, the hag in this story has magical elements that are not revealed until much later. The lady of the castle comes to Gawain only after dinner and prayers are attended to by herself and her lord for she "Longed to look on the knight"(Norton, 222).
Books have impacted lives for centuries. We receive knowledge from books, and also learn more about ourselves through them. We are often rejuvenated by children’s sprightly picture books and warped by popular novels. Flippant or grievous, these books I have selected for my ideal bookshelf have impacted my life for the better. GoodNight Moon is one of the first books read to me and one of the first books I read myself.
A wave of serenity washes over me as I twiddle my hands for a second, deciding where on the keys to start. As my fingertips meet the cool, smooth ivories, my worries vanish. All the cares of the day fade away with the first note; any problem can be resolved by resolving a chord. The world fades to the black and white of the keys in front of me. Playing piano is therapeutic for me because I can take a break from the stress of reality and express my feelings through the music I play.