Stacy Mossbrucker invited us to a summer party of some kind in August of 2004. The party was all ladies and children under the age of four. The usual scenario played out: with nothing to do I shadowed the ladies and was told to go away and find something to do. Dejected, I went and sat on the mocha brown suede couch just out off sight and watched the orange sun sink below the trees.
My trick didn’t fool Stacy would had a daughter my age. She came out and gently told me that Lexi wouldn’t mind if I went in her room while she was at her dad’s house.
I tromped down the stairs with low expectations not knowing it would change my life. I opened the door and slouched in. That’s when I saw them; Stacy had said I could take them out. As soon as the door opened two fluffy peach colored things crowded the door out their cage and began clamoring to be let out. They shook the latch with grabby pink hands.
I stared in awe for a moment. They reminded me of two furry cream-sickles. I had never seen anything more adorable. Their pink noses twitched and quivered as they analyzed the newcomer in their realm. I slid open the latch and lifted them from their cage to Lexi’s bed. They were incredibly soft. Their fur was about half an inch long and shining. I’ve felt few animals this silky. I then took a yogurt treat from the bag beside the cage. From the second the bravest took the drop from my hand I knew I wanted some for my own.
... middle of paper ...
.... He lifted two slender animals into the cardboard carry home box that was shaped like a house. The little things were black and white. They were the hooded variety. Their heads were black and a stripe ran along their spine.
Evan returned and handed me the box with a kind smile.
“Congratulations on the new addition to your family.”
I was silent with happiness as I went to the register to pay. I made it a point to use my own money. That way these would truly be my pets. They cost me six dollars. Those were the best six dollars I’ve ever spent. I still have the receipt somewhere.
I finally had of my own! If you hadn’t guessed already, they were my rats. They were mine to love. These new fuzzy animals were mine. I had two of the best companions ever. The whole ride home I clutched the box tight. Those six week old rats became Calvin and Hobbes. I loved my new rats.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- When it comes the issue of killing a living being for a greater good, there are so many possible justifications for either side of the argument. If I were to take a look at this subject from a morality standpoint, I would have to approach this question differently for different types of living creatures. This could mean that the answer to the matter could change pending what creature is in question. An example of such an issue is the question to whether or not I can plausibly justify the practice of subjecting rats to these painful research experiments in a way that does not imply that it would also be permissible to subject human beings to the same painful experiments without their consent.... [tags: Research, Ethics, Babies]
1117 words (3.2 pages)
- The problem we know. Who has a garden in which feels a mole , immediately thinks about how he poisoned him best, ausräuchert , captures in traps , to then kill him , or equal to ignite gasoline in the aisles . Finally, there's the peaceable neighbors , sitting for hours on the terrace to impale at the slightest movement in a mound of dirt , with a brand -tipped lobe , the mole . How did the world ever managed to survive before humans felt chosen , regulatory action , asks TC Boyle in his new novel .... [tags: human race, rats, garden]
723 words (2.1 pages)
- A Streetcar Named Desire is a classic tragedy written by Tennessee Williams, which earned him the Pulitzer Prize as well as many other awards. This brilliant play explores many important themes and issues. The main recurring theme Williams explores to the readers is the conflict between fantasy and reality, honesty and lies. However, sexuality, violence, and social differences also shape the action of the plot, in which they contribute to the effect of the characters of the play. The three main characters, Blanche Dubois, Stella Kowalski, and Stanley Kowalski, have different ways of dealing with the said conflicts in their harsh surroundings in which they live in, as they all face different... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
2115 words (6 pages)
- Though the “primitive,” rituals described in Schechner’s article diverge from the realism found in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, the same “reactualization” process exists in his work. Williams’ Streetcar focuses on the “mock battle” or complete contest between the generational cultures symbolized by Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski’s characters. Blanche, representative of the fallen southern aristocracy, searches for sensitivity and kindness in the new world of Stanley Kowalski, the modern labor class.... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
1288 words (3.7 pages)
- A Streetcar Named Desire sets the decaying values of the antebellum South against those of the new America. The civil, kindly ways of Blanche’s past are a marked contrast to the rough, dynamic New Orleans inhabited by Stella and Stanley, which leads Tennessee Williams’s “tragedy of incomprehension” (qtd. in Alder, 48). The central protagonist, Blanche, has many flaws; she lies, is vain and deceitful, yet can be witty and sardonic. These multifaceted layers balance what Jessica Tandy, who played Blanche in the first stage production in 1947, “saw as her ‘pathetic elegance’ .... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois]
1092 words (3.1 pages)
- A tragedy is a genre of a play, a form of drama that portrays the suffering of a heroic individual who is often overcome by the very obstacles he is struggling to remove. A tragedy excites terror or pity. Each tragedy can be considered a tragedy because it involves a tragic ending to the play as a whole and a tragic hero. However, there are three main different types of tragedies. Firstly, in Greek tragedies, everything is deterministic. For example in the story of Oedipus (where he kills his father and marries his mother), fate is said to be responsible for all the events.... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
1485 words (4.2 pages)
- The play A Streetcar Named Desire revolves around Blanche DuBois; therefore, the main theme of the drama concerns her directly. In Blanche is seen the tragedy of an individual caught between two worlds-the world of the past and the world of the present-unwilling to let go of the past and unable, because of her character, to come to any sort of terms with the present. The final result is her destruction. This process began long before her clash with Stanley Kowalski. It started with the death of her young husband, a weak and perverted boy who committed suicide when she taunted him with her disgust at the discovery of his perversion.... [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]
881 words (2.5 pages)
- Death in A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams uses the theme of death continually in the play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ through the use of dramatic imagery and literal references. The characters of Blanche and Mitch are used the most frequently to express Williams’ own obsession with death. Though neither of the characters actually obsesses about death, Blanche’s life has been smothered by the deaths of those she loves and the coming death of Mitch’s mother is an obvious motivation for his actions.... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Themes Essays]
1094 words (3.1 pages)
- War of the Rats War of the Rats, written by David L. Robbins, and the movie Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, are two excellent sources to be used in furthering one’s understanding of the second world war and specifically the battle of Stalingrad. Both of these sources cover generally the same material. They both are dramas about the battle of Stalingrad, yet each has their own unique perspective upon the war. These two sources can be used together to increase one’s knowledge on the subject at hand.... [tags: David L. Robbins Literature Essays]
770 words (2.2 pages)
- Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. Joseph Krutch, author of Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire wrote, “The authors perceptions remain subtle and delicate… The final impression left is, surprisingly enough not of sensationalism but of subtlety” (38.) As in many of Williams's plays deeper meanings are understood only through close examination of each scene.... [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
1124 words (3.2 pages)