"Relationships require faith and trust. Discuss this statement as it applies to life in general. Refer to Barry and Moira's particular relationship in order to enhance your explanations."
At the beginning of the book we read about a relationship between father and daughter that is full of conflict and a lack of trust is involved in their relationship. At a point Barry talks about himself not being sure if Moira smokes marijuana and doesn't ask her because if he was wrong "she would never forgive him for being unjust". Trust is a path that leads to a variety of emotions, good or bad. My life constitutes of many words that can bring me to trust someone or dislike them because of their degree of ignorance towards my surroundings or me. Which is why, when I choose my relationships I look at trust and faith as key factors.
When trust and faith are achieved in a relationship a feeling of freedom comes over the party that has formed the relationship. A freedom of speech with one another and a freedom to full heartedly constitute actions that express your true self and uniqueness. When you preserve your heart to another you give them the feeling of importance and power over your life, meaning that their decisions and actions will affect you. Just like when Barry paid for him and Moira to go rock climbing, even if only a limited amount of trust was involved she ended up going because of the decisions he made. Moira went, but she got upset because "he had committed her to something without her consent".
I subscribe myself to the notion that a successful relationship of faith and trust between a party of people, especially Barry and Moira, gives us a greater appeal to life in general. In the way that life is an ongoing consistency of love and the greater level of trust and faith in a relationship the stronger the love. In the end Barry and Moira are involved in a metaphor that describes Moira leading the climb and...
The two stories, "Araby" and "Going to The Moon", seem to have a common theme, fascination and fear of things different. From the opposite sex to distant places, these fascinations exist within all people. "Araby" is the story of a young boy's journey to a mystical bazaar known as Araby. "Going to The Moon" is the story of a young boy who feels "isolated and like an interloper in his world" and a dream of other worlds to be free of ridicule. The two characters mentioned above are prime examples of allure of the "other". In the upcoming paragraphs, will explain how each of these young boys is drawn to the "other".
First, in "Araby" there are two things that the boy is drawn to; the first thing is the mystical and mysterious bazaar called Araby. It was described by Mangan's sister to be a "splendid bazaar", which lead the boy to embark on his journey to the bazaar. He was the only one on the special train to the bazaar. When he arrived there, the author described it to be "big tall" and compares it to a church. But he realizes that this place isn't as great as he thought it would be. The young boy is drawn to Araby because it is something out of the ordinary, the "other". It fascinated him but not all is as great as it seems.
The second item that the boy in "Araby" is drawn to is Mangan's sister. His love for her is the allure to the opposite sex. He cared for her in an almost religious love. "Her name...
By: W.D. Valgardson
Nov. 13th 2014
conglomerate: a rock consisting of individual clasts within a finergrained matrix that have become cemented together.
disparagement: the act of bringing reproach or discredit upon;
lowering estimation of someone
contemptuous: showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful;
tenuous: of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial
aphorisms: a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute
semantics: the study of linguistic development by classifying and
examining changes in meaning and form
#1. I think the protagonist in the story, “SaturdayClimbing”, is the
father of Moira. Because it is him who does most of the talking
throughout the entire story and he brings up past stories about her
and how he never wants to her to leave the province and says she
can go to school in Victoria and live at home.
#2. As a teenager, my reaction to this story is surprisingly accurate, it
really does do a good job of capturing the relationship and the
challenges that parents and teenagers both face. Moira's perspective
is fairly represented because it shows how she just wishes how her
dad would trust her by herself by living and going to school out of
#3. The ending of the story suggests that the changes that...
...Protection versus freedom is a very controversial topic. As humans beings, understand such case. Those who are young tend to crave freedom, searching for where they belong, wanting to make their own decisions. Adults, on the other hand, have bad experiences in which they do not want those younger than them to experience. In the story “SaturdayClimbing” by valgardson, the author is suggesting that ones feelings for protectiveness may overwhelm another’s freedom. This is exemplified through the relationship between Barry and Moria, and through my past experiences.
Accordingly, throughout the story, we see many conflicts between Barry and Moria. We first learn of their disunity when Barry thought to himself: “In attempt to heal a rift caused by an argument over her going away to college – She was two years ahead of herself in school and, therefore, in spite of being in grade 12 was only 16…” The quote demonstrates Barry’s belief that Moria was too irresponsible and young to venture on her own. I understand how Moria would feel in her situation because I have experienced what she has, but to a lower extent. When I was 14 years old, I had always wanted to go to my friend’s house or cousin’s house by myself. Sadly, my mom would turn down my proposal, and would say things like, “Take your brother with you” or, “You’re no allowed to go alone.” I know that I wanted to have the freedom to go where I wanted,...
...passed to the super stage on my way I find a room called identity room; it looked interesting to me, so I went into it and started looking at the files seeking mine like lion hunting its prey. I finally found it, my real name is Tommy Hawker and I live in Lakers St. and it said that I am a general in the military what can that mean? I ran outside the room and continued walking, I slid into one of the rooms. The first thing my eye caught was a guy that looked exactly like the old weird man that had the screen formula, he looked in a bad condition though. It said on a paper next to his bed ‘he needs a new liver, his old one stopped working’. Here I thought about all the people inside S_112 the old man all the people inside, I have to save them from not being consumed in such a way, its my duty. Thoughtlessly I changed into this old man’s clothing so that I can go out unnoticed, and I followed these exit signs outside and took one of the cabs waiting outside. I reached Lakers St. and went into the house, once I got in a girl that looked like S_112 hugged me and said you are back, why did you come too early. I told her that we have a mission to destroy a building by 2 pm. She thinks am her real husband and that’s good because I need her help. She held a telephone and said,” I’ll order the military for you as always.“ While she was making the call, my hand landed on a gun that I instinctively hid in my back.
The tanks and the airplanes started to strike...
April 5, 2013
Summary on “Eve’s Diary”
Eve’s diary chronicles Adam and Eve’s first days on earth from Eve’s point of view. Eve is a curious creature who is learning more and more by the day. God is giving her names for the animals and plants as she comes across them although she does not know where the names are coming from. She longs for Adam to talk to her and be around her but he seems to have no interest in her or what she likes. Little things such as the moon rising and falling fascinate her. She wishes to make the most of her life. She makes many friends with the animals since she feels that Adam does not want to be involved with her. Things change after they eat the forbidden fruit. She has fallen in love with Adam and is not sure why. She feels that she can love him for his endearing qualities that he has and she can love him without them. She discovers that he is made for her, for she is a woman and he is a man. She want to spend the rest of her life with him and prays that whenever the time comes, that she will be the first to go because she is weak and he is strong.
Summary of “Little Red Riding Hood”
This shortstory is the classic tale of a little girl in a red cloak going to take her ill grandmother some baked goods. This is the first known publication of Charles Perrault’s story. Little Red Riding Hood was loved by her mother and even...
...English Sac – ShortStories Analytical
The stories ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, ‘The Gift of Magi’ by O.Henry and ‘The Four Horsemen‘ by Jenny Pausacker all explore the themes of love, sacrifice and being non judgemental or judgemental. Throughout this topic, love, sacrifice and being non judgmental or judgemental of people are qualities that not all people value. But there are still many people who value and support it.
The theme love is clearly highlighted in “The Happy Prince and ‘The Gift of Magi’. The story ‘Happy Prince ’, Wilde explores the theme of love by using the example between the Prince and the swallow falling in love. This is evident when the Prince says “you must kiss me on the lips, for I love you.” Wilde’s explores the importance of love using two different creations God has made. Wilde’s also proves that love in the story exist in many different ways. Love is shown in the Happy Prince by caring for his people. He sees that his people are in need so he sends his one and only swallow to look over his town and give away all the treasure that the Happy Prince has. Happy Prince is blind and his body parts are missing but still cries for his people in the town hoping that they will be safe. Wilde shows that love is important part of life and that caring for each other is the main key. O.Henry also explores the theme of love in ‘The Gift of Magi’. The...
...In the two shortstories, "The Free Radio" and "Everything Rises Must
Converge," the main characters of each story have to make many important
decisions/choices. The choices that are made change how other characters see the main
character as well as how they react to them.
In the shortstory, "The Free Radio," by Salman Rushdie, Ram has many choices
to make throughout the story. Ram who could have had anything in the world he wanted
made many poor choices. Ram was the cutest guy in the town; he had everything going
for him. Then he met the widow and her five children, and he also started hanging with
the youth armbands, these people lead to the downfall of Ram. The radio represented a
way for Ram to escape reality and when Ram didn't get it he had to deal with all the
negative choices he made. This is what hurt Ram because he had made so many negative
choices in throughout the story. The theme of this story is to be happy in whatever you do
and if your not you can always move to a new town and start over like Ram did.
In the shortstory, "Everything That Rises Must Converge," by Flanery O'Connor,
Julian learns there are more people in this world other than himself. The way he learns
this is by taking his over weight mother every Wednesday night to the Y so she could...
Once upon a time there was a girl named Belle. She lived in a magical kingdom, but was unaware of it, until her 13th birthday. She and her friend Sunny are to discover that there were more than flowers in a garden.
“Let’s hurry!” yelled Belle “We don’t have much time!”
“Ok, ok, I’m coming!” murmured Sunny groggily. It was 3 in the morning after all!
The two girls were heading to the Tulip Meadow. It all had started when they were having a sleepover at Sunny’s house. Then Belle had a dream that she had to go the meadow. She decided to drag Sunny along. Now they were on their way.
“Did I have to come…I’m tired” groaned Sunny. Belle was tired too, but decided not to admit it and yell at Sunny.
“Stop whining and move it!” Belle yelled.
Sunny yelled at her back. “Well it’s kind of hard to sprint when you’re half asleep!” Belle decided to stay quiet after that statement.
When the two girls had reached the meadow, they were in awe.
“Whoa…” Belle muttered. The meadow was alive in the middle of the night. It was glittery and it glowed like florescent lights in neon colors. It seemed so bright. Then all of a sudden a fairy, yes a fairy, flew up to the girls.
“Y-you’re a fairy?!” questioned Sunny in confusion, surprise, and astonishment. “You’re s-so”
“Glamorous? I know.” The fairy said bored voice, like she had heard that statement a million times before....