With strained footsteps he approached his wirily thin, metal coat hanger with a hateful attitude. His lack of money had ensured that the original house-warming gift from his uncle would remain in place holding his cloak and fedora. While walking out the door, Patrick slung on his cloak and fedora and began his walk to the steps of an empty pub. His accordion against his chest as he looked to his final destination. The Carnegie Hall. The magical performance he remembered distinctively, featuring an old man with a fedora and cloak identical to the one he wore today. The beautiful timbre of the accordion had a distinct mellow sound accompanied by the contrasting jazzy style of the keyboard. It had compelled him into a new world of music. This
After all of the things that Frankie has to go through, you would think he would have a little time to get refocused, but the excitement in the life of Frankie Presto never seems to stop. In The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, Frankie has already left for America, got rejected by his fake aunt, and had one of his most prized possessions, his sixth string on his guitar, broken. Although he has been through so many rough times, his story has an amazing plotline that never fails to impress. One of the biggest reasons why it is so interesting is because of the settings of certain events. In this journal, I will be highlighting three very crucial settings in the story: the docks in England, Maestro’s apartment and Danza’s front porch.
...t Max gave to Liesel as a gift. This book represents the power of words, and how words can make a difference in a person’s life.The readers are engaged because it is interesting know the back stories behind these books when we read about them in the novel. Finally, Hans’ accordion symbolises comfort in The Book Thief. When Hans leaves to go fight in the war, he leaves his accordion at home with Rosa and Liesel. This is the moment that Liesel know that Rosa truly does love Hans, although she might not show it. “Liesel watched. She knew that for the next few days, Mama would be walking around with the imprint of an accordion on her body” (429). Rosa, Liesel’s “Mama”, keeps the accordion close to her heart because it reminds her of her husband, Hans, whom she misses so much. In The Book Thief, symbolism attracts attention to certain thematic ideas and the novel itself.
Steven was born and raised in a really bad negative environment. Since he was a child he would see his parents do illegal activities in front of him. As he started getting older and years started passing he started to interpret those negative behaviors to be normal in society. When Steven’s father got sentenced Steven felt with a lot of pressure on him. One of the main reasons he felt like that was because his father was a very well-known respected men in the Bronx. Not only that his father Tito was the leader of the Rollin 60 Crip Gang for a lot of years. His father actually put his life on the line to keep the Gang relative and respected. Tito put in a lot of work for the Gang. Steven felt very depressive and, upset with his
I. Article Summary: Suzy Clarkson Holstein's article, “Silent Justice in a Different Key: Glaspell's 'Trifles'” evaluates the play Trifles and how the difference between the men in the play mirror how a woman's perspective is very different from a man's. Trifles is about two women, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, who show up at a house with their husbands and the county attorney to investigate a murder. The entire time the men are looking for evidence to implicate the accused wife, Minnie Wright, of killing her husband. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are there to gather up some items to bring Minnie Wright in jail. While doing so, the women uncover evidence that would prove the wife is culpable but decide to hide it from the men in the last moments of the play. Trifles is evaluated on how the women are able to come up with the evidence unlike the men because they didn't approach it like a crime scene but rather a home, “By contrast, the women arrive at a home. Although neither they or the men realize it, they too are conducting an investigation” (Holstein 283). Holstein also notes they are able to find evidence because they use their own life experiences to relate to the accused murderer, Minnie Wright as shown here; “But the women do not simply remember and sympathize with Minnie. They identify with her, quite literally” (285). Holstein finishes the article by noting the women decide to hide the evidence because of the solidarity they feel towards Minnie Wright; “From Mrs. Hale's perspective, people are linked together through fragile, sometimes imperceptible strands. The tiny trifles of life –a neighbor's visit, a bird's song, the sewing of a quilt –have profound reverberations” (287).
The plot of the short story takes place in the future, in which three gifted individuals known as “precogs” or “precognitives” can view the future and prevent an act of murder from taking place. The precogs’ prediction allows a specially trained group of agents from the Precrime unit, a policing organization, to apprehend the future criminal, effectively stopping the criminal act (Landrith). In the short story the founder and the commissioner of the Precrime unit, John Anderton, experiences the other end of the spectrum as a criminal when he is suddenly accused of a future murder. He is allegedly going to kill an individual by the name of Leopold Kaplan, the General of the Army of the Federated Westbloc Alliance, an aboli...
Berniece tries to show Boy Willie that the piano experienced more than pleasant events during those days. She interprets their Mama Ola’s pain by saying, “ ‘Mama Ola polished this piano with her tears for seventeen years. For seventeen years she rubbed on it till her hands bled...she rubbed and cleaned and polished and prayed over it...seventeen years’ worth of cold nights and an empty bed. For what? For a piano? For a piece of wood?’ ” (52). The tragedy of their Mama Ola is an almost mythic quality in their unified imagination, but the time has robbed it in Boy Willie’s face. He forces himself to think of his Mama Ola’s suffering as a metaphor than an actual event.
The adults were Jurgis, Marija Berczynskas, Ona’s cousin, Teta Elzbieta, Ona’s stepmother and, Jonas, the brother of Ona’s stepmother quickly found work. Their initial plan was the children went to school and Ona was stay at home. As the family’s living expenses increased, Ona and little Stanislovas, one of Teta Elzbieta’s children, were also forced to look for jobs. “Teta Elzbieta had taken Stanislovas to the priest and gotten a certificate to the effect that he was two years older than he was.” (Sinclair, 59) Little Stanislovas was not old enough to work, but they were falsifying age and he was able to work. Besides, Dede Antanas wanted to work to help the family, although he was already 60 years old. After agreeing to pay another man a third of his wages for helping him obtain the job, old Antanas started working in "pickle room" in Durham’s cellars. Since then, these people started working to earn money with all their strength to cover the cost of life and hope they would better off in the future. Soon, they realized that the work they were doing too heavy and unsafe conditions, especially with old Antanes. The place he worked as dark tunnel, and did not have heating. Moreover, "his feet were soaked in chemicals, and it was not long before they had eaten through his new boots" (Sinclair, 64). After a period of work, old Antanas constant coughed and became more intense day by
Read was born on 17th November 1954 to a former army and Korean War veteran father and a mother who was a devout Seventh-day Adventist. He was placed in a children's home for the first five years of his life.
“The Rape of the Lock” is a poem written by Alexander Pope that uses Horatian satire to satirize the trivialness of a lock of hair being cut from a woman’s head without her knowledge. Pope writes the poem in a mock-epic style to help trivialize this minor incident. Pope uses the conventions and techniques of epic poetry in his mock epic. These techniques include heroes that are elaborately described, use of supernatural beings, and description of trivial things as battles.