Beginning with Boyle’s “Astronomer’s Wife,” Mrs. Ames serves as a perfect
example of a character that emotionally, as well as physically has dug deep and discovered areas she has never known existed, partly because of a lack of communication between her and her husband. Any astronomer looks above hoping to discover something wonderful, yet may never encounter that s...
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...racter that has been blind to the realities of life. Through phenomenal epiphanies, these characters grow stronger and are able to finally see a much clearer picture and perception of their own lives. By changing our ways, and becoming more open to new experiences and risks, we can all learn something new about ourselves, which is the greatest discovery of them all.
Boyle, Kay. “Astronomer’s Wife.” Literature. 5th ed. Ed. Robert DiYanni. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 57-60.
Miton, John. “When I consider how my light is spent.” Literature. 5th ed. Ed Robert DiYanni. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 974.
O’Connor, Flannery. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” Literature. 5th ed. Ed. Robert DiYanni. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 205-215.
Schilb, John and John Clifford, eds. Making Literature Matter. 2nd ed. New York:
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