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  • Tita's Feelings
    623 words
    "Like Water for Chocolate", is a creative story intermixed with romance, sex, war and homemade recipes. When Tita De la Garza's hopes of marrying her one true love, Pedro, are crushed by her obligation to take care of her mother, Mama Elena, for the rest of her life, her heartfelt emotions have been transmitted through the delicious meals she cooks for her family and friends. Everyone who eats her meals experiences the same love, anger or sorrow that Tita felt while cooking her meals. Tita's for...
  • River And Sheila Mant
    279 words
    The character, Dee in "Everyday Use", and Sheila Mant in "The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant", appear, on the surface to have little in common. They hail from completely different backgrounds which shape their life circumstances differently, even as, the two share a consistent number of personality traits, such as self absorptions. Dee and Sheila also have a little bit of differences such as, the background's and family. Dee comes from a very poor family and was raised in the north. Sheila Man...
  • Suspense Through The Setting
    643 words
    The Dungeon of Madness In this story, Edgar Allan Poe (such as in many of his works) uses the setting to create a dark image inside our minds. He makes this specially through darkness, therefore the character makes a connection with death. "The physical setting oppresses him in the visions of his graveyard" (1). "The setting plays an important role in how the narrator discovers the many ways he may die" (2). It is a dungeon full of torturing traps, and the character, as any normal human, feels t...
  • Secrets To Griffin
    1,600 words
    "The Secrets of Our Secret " Throughout "Our Secret" Griffin explores the different characters' fears and secrets and she gives specific insights into these "secrets". Through examining others Griffin comes to terms with her own feelings, secrets, and fears. She relates to Himmler, Leo, Helene, and everyone else even though she is different than all of them. One fact that can be made about all of these characters is that they all represent humans and human emotion First, Griffin reveals that the...
  • Singer And Antonapoulos
    711 words
    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers is a novel set in a small Southern town in the late 1930's. McCullers writes about characters who are lonely and rejected. their lives intertwine in a search for friendship and understanding. Many of the characters have a need to be understood, however; none of them ever truly are. One of the characters in the novel, Jake Blount, searches for a sympathetic ear. He appears in the New York Cafe drunk and rowdy talking to everyone and no one. He talk...
  • Written Characters
    446 words
    John Marsden's A Killing Frost passes all three of my tests (and please forgive my purposefully hazy focus on "good writing", but I must have some quirks as a book reviewer! ). Sensory detail pervades this novel of war, told from the point of view of a teenager who, with her friends, becomes a partisan against an intractable enemy that has invaded her homeland. The homeland in question is Australia, and we are treated to a gorgeous anthology of landscapes and how they affect the characters, from...
  • Bazarov's Coming Into The Life Of Fenichka
    1,417 words
    In Memory of Bazarov The characterization in the novel, Fathers and Sons written by Ivan Turgenev, is extremely important in helping the reader to understand the true meaning of the novel. These characters deeply develop their own sense of who they really are ad end up where they do, all thanks to one character, whom I think is the main protagonist, and that character is Bazarov. It may seem untrue to the reader at first with realizing that Bazarov is a nihilist, one who believes in nothing, but...
  • Characters In A Short Story
    707 words
    Andre Dubus (1936-1999) describes his characters in the short story "The Curse" in great detail. In this story, Dubus describes ten separate characters and helps the readers depict them in their minds very easily. Mitchell Hayes is the main character, Bob the bar owner, Smitty and Dave the cops, the five biker / punk guys, the female victim, Susan - Mitchell's wife, Marty and Joyce - Mitchell's step-children, customers, and Reggie - the bar regular; are all in the short story to give it depth in...
  • Feelings Of Loneliness
    585 words
    Simple Plan's song "I'm just a Kid", the singer talks about the age when your not a child but not yet an adult either. The singer talks about how life at this stage of being a teenager is a nightmare. The teenager thinks that he has many friends but he barely ever hears from them. He basically spends every night alone and feels lost. He feels that nobody really cares about his feelings and that he is alone in this world. He points out that "everyone's got somewhere to go" and that he is just goi...
  • Use Of Stream Of Consciousness
    624 words
    By definition stream of consciousness is the capturing of a character or author's internal thought process. Virginia Woolf creates an interesting contrast within the characters using stream of consciousness. Clarissa's inner thoughts are shown using a contrast between the lack of attraction for her husband Richard Dalloway, her lesbian feelings toward Sally Seton, and the fear of loosing her husband who has become her social stepping stone. This contrast is a usage of stream of consciousness. Cl...
  • Character
    419 words
    John Marsden's A Killing Frost passes all three om tests (and please forgive my purposefully haz focus on "good writing', but I must have som quirks as a book reviewer!) Sensory detail pervades this novel of war, told fro the point of view of a teenager who, with he friends, becomes a partisan against an intractablenemy that has invaded her homeland. Th homeland in question is Australia, and we ar treated to a gorgeous anthology of landscapes an how they affect the characters, from the dee Outba...

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