Here, in order to move forward, she must step back. If she wants to arrive somewhere quickly, she must walk with patience. What she considers to be common is nonsense to the characters of Wonderland. The first person she meets is the Red Queen, who is in the form of a large chess piece. The Red Queen blabbers on about the girl 's poor manners before explaining that they are all playing a giant chess game and that Alice can take the role of the White Queen 's pawn if she wishes.
Aunt Lindo drones on about how great her daughter and remarks about how she is obsessed with chess with mock disgust. Waverley herself is no saint, as she brags about her level of genius while belittling Jing-mei after her piano recital fiasco. This is strikingly similar to how men looked down upon women as subhuman for most of history. All in all, Two Kinds is
This essay includes similarities and differences between the poems all under four topics; possession, jealously, the way the woman are killed and different class of the two people in each relationship. Possession is very important in both relationships, in “My Last Duchess” the Duke owns the duchess “that’s my last duchess” it is his “my” that shows, he sees the Duchess as a piece of art not a person. The Dukes love is materialistic, he thinks that she is only good for looking good, like a piece of art. The duke has curtains on the portrait of her “The curtain I have drawn for you, but I” he is the only person who can look at her when he pleases, he chooses who can look at her. He is in control.
Tan explained the feelings of Waverly through an important symbolic imaginary chess game as she wrote, “My white pieces screamed as they scurried and fell off the board one by one. As her men drew closer to my edge, I felt myself growing light” (508). This showed how Waverly felt about the relationship with her mother and how she was losing the battle. The conflicts were important especially to the theme, for the conflicts shown where the lack of understanding came from and how it can be resolved. Amy Tan used symbolism to reveal the cultures and how it interacted with the conflict of the story.
The woman keeps asking the man what he wants to do after dinner, but only his thoughts are revealed to the reader, he does not respond to the woman. Eventually after the woman's tiring effort to get a response they still end up taking a carriage ride and playing a game of chess. So while the woman thought that she was getting no where with him, she actually achieved exactly what she wanted. In this sense a transformation occurs from the point in... ... middle of paper ... ...ng is the salvation of the Waste Land. When the rains finally come, the thunder speaks with the voice of the gods.
On the other hand, Montresor, who plans for taking a revenge for humiliation against Fortunato. Both these characters have major similarities, Waverly losing temper with her mom, as her mom felt proud of her chess-champion daughter, and was publicizing her daughter in the community, compared to the murderous intentions of Montresor due to his humiliation in public by Fortunato. Law is nowhere on Montresor’s radar screen, and the enduring horror of the story is the fact of punishment without proof. Montresor uses his subjective experience of Fortunato’s insult to name himself judge, jury, and executioner in this tale. This action of Montresor differentiates him from Waverly, who is a far superior character in reference to Montresor as she does not leaves the house, but comes back, and thinks carefully about the next move to be taken for winning the argument against her mother.
I was angry and yet certain, seeing it all ahead like the moves in a chess game” (Hemingway 22). He sees it as her teasing him and thus starts his fantasy. Frederic is aware of her dead fiancé and her as he day dreams about Catherine confusing Frederic for her dead fiancé, “Maybe she would pretend that I was her boy that was killed and we would go in the front door and her boy would take off his cap and I would stop at the concierge’s desk and as for the key…” (Hemingway 32). Hemingway is building Frederic’s plan and wishes, displaying them to the reader, and foreshadowing Catherine’s part in the novel. Hemingway creates a fantasy relationship for Frederic with Catherine being the loyal and obeying woman in his life.
Unfortunately, he loses her during his last game of cards with The Beast: “I have lost my pearl, my pearl beyond price” (157). She is gambled away by her father as a mere object. Carter also objectifies the heroine even more through her use of diction. The men use words like “pearl” and “treasure” when referring to her during the gaming transaction. Carter continues to reveal the objectification of women when the heroine is introduced to the soubrette.
Amy Tan uses elements such as character, symbolism, and setting to portray the themes of struggle between two cultures and independence perfectly in “Rules of the Game.” In “Rules of the Game,” the main character, Waverly Jong, is a typical seven-year-old girl living in Chinatown, San Francisco. Being round and dynamic, there is much to Waverly. As one reads further into the exposition though, she learns to play chess with her brother, Vincent. Readers can see more of a complex character when Waverly discovers chess: “I discovered that for the whole game one must gather invisible strengths and see the endgame before the game begins” (Tan 1113). This shows readers that as she learns more about the game of chess, the more she becomes her own person, showing the theme of independence.
She very well may be all of those things; however, I believe it is all due to her addiction to gambling. Gambling gives Lily the rush that she craves in her boring upper class life, which has taught her to be cool, calm, and collected—the perfect poker face to disguise her addiction. Lily Bart’s incessant addiction to gambling with money, men and her own life, in due course leads to her demise. In the beginning, Lily is initially hesitant to play Bridge with the group of socialites to which she belongs. She recalls Ned Silverton fighting a gambling addiction when he was younger, “Lily had seen his charming eyes change from surprise to amusement, and from amusement to anxiety; as he passed under the spell of the terrible god of chance” (26).