By showing Sophy’s life in this short story, Hardy creates sympathy with Sophy. In this novel, Sophy is depicted as a woman who does not really has her own life. She is even ignored by his son, Randolph. Her son rejects her marriage with Sam, which is the man she likes. Even she lives every day like this, she seems that she admits her situation an never complain to anyone to make her life better. In fact, Sophy is disabled and is in very low social class. She caanot actually do anything in her own without help. Compared with Sophy, [...]
I recently read a book called Fight Game. It is filled with excitement. There is an event at every turn. There is always something happening to the main character ‘Freedom Smith’. As a gypsy he has gotten into a lot of trouble with the law. Because of this he is forced to strike a deal with the police and together they work together to take down an illegal fighting ring. If someone is looking for something easy that still keeps you on your toes, this is the book for you. I would recommend this book for readers aged 10 to [...]
Currently I am reading a book called “The Kite Runner” By Khaled Hoseini. The story starts in Kabul, which is the capital city of Afghanistan. There are two main character-Hassan and Amir. Afghanistan has something similar with caste system. They distinguish in 2 different levels, which are Pashituns and Hazaras. Hazaras are in much lower social position compared with Pashituns. In this story, Amir is Pashitun and Hassan is Hazara. They are best friends, but in fact on is something like- a slave that has to work under other. Hassan is a very clever boy. He is very brave, [...]
In ‘The Son’s Veto’, Thomas Hardy makes us feel sympathy towards Sophy because of how badly she is treated by her son. Randolph’s condescending manner towards his mother makes us see Sophy as a victim who is belittled by her child. Even within the first dialogue between the two characters Randolph is already picking on Sophy’s mistakes and taunting her with her past life. ‘ ‘He have been so comfortable these last few hours that I am sure he cannot have missed us,’ she replied. ‘Has, dear mother- not have!’ exclaimed the public-school boy.’ It is clear from this quote [...]
“Pawn of prophecy” (by David Eddings) is a fantasy book set in the same land as “Belgarath the sorcerer” and is the first book of the “Belgariad”. It is quite old and does not have many of the plot line devices that are used today to get readers interested. I think that some people would enjoy it, but not most, if you like the style of book then this one should be quite enjoyed, but I think that most people most likely will not like this book, I did like this book, and I actually read the (massive) book before [...]
In this section of the book, Holden is with his history teacher, Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer, or ‘old Spencer’ as Holden calls him, is shouting at him about his history exam paper.
Well, you could see he really felt pretty lousy about flunking me. So I shot the bull for a while. I told him I was a real moron, and all that stuff. I told him how I would’ve done exactly the same thing if I’d been in his place, and how most people didn’t appreciate how tough being a teacher is. That kind of stuff. The [...]
Thomas Hardy creates sympathy for the main character, Sophy, by making her question the decisions she has made throughout her life. For example, she questions whether her marriage to the village parson was the right choice to make. She married the parson not out of love, but out of respect. She had just become lame and saw marrying him as her only option. Later on in the story, she begins to regret this decision for many reasons; one being that because of her marriage she was forced to leave her home village and never return. This makes us sympathise with [...]
Fern is just a small town girl living in a small town, with both her parents, The Arable’s. In the beginning Fern see’s her dad walking out to the barn holding an ax. Immediately realizing what’s going to happen, she darts out to stop Mr. Arable from slaughtering those pigs. After a minute or two of arguing, Mr. Arable realizes that she wont stop. Mr. Arable lets Fern keep the little pig. Knowing that it will cause trouble and headaches, Mr. Arable is trying to teach her a lesson.
“All right,” he said.” You go back to the house and [...]
I am still reading ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson. In this part of the book Ursula’s life has taken a turn for the better. She has escaped the destruction of the bombings in London during World War II, which killed her in her previous lives, and has been sent on a trip to Germany in order to improve her language studies. It is during this trip that she meets her husband Jürgen, and together they have a daughter, Frieda. In a thoughtless decision she decides to leave her childhood home, Fox Corner, in Britain to live permanently in Germany [...]
I am currently reading an amazing novel called “Cherub”, which has really caught my eye. The author of this exciting book is Robert Muchamore. Robert Muchamore is known for writing spy, adventure, and thriller novels. He has written all the books in the CHERUB series, there are 16. This book is widely known across the world, but mostly in U.S.A and United Kingdom. In this part of the book the narrator is speaking. The narrator is pretty much saying how much James Choke hates Samantha Jennings.
Teachers thought Samantha was fantastic; always volunteering for stuff, neat uniform, glossed nails…But [...]
Thomas Hardy describes Sophy as attractive, but physically disabled. In the beginning Sophy is sitting in a wheelchair at a local outdoor concert in london. accompanied by her young son, he is taking care of Sophy. Thomas Hardy creates sympathy for Sophy as she is disabled from doing activity, from a foot injury. Sophy is a young invalid lady. We sympathize with Sophy as she is unable to do what most can. Sophy is probably insecure because she is disabled. Thomas Hardy portrays Sophy’s son is as not very nice and very rude towards his mother. ‘Has, dear mother- not [...]
Thomas Hardy creates sympathy for Sophy by creating living a lonely life. Sophys’ beloved former pal, Sam, arrives at her door. She finds it quite awkward at first. Sam deliberately pays her a visit another day. This time he demands her to keep him company to take a journey. She refuses various times. But finally they head out to Covent Garden. Sophy experiences a splendid time. Before Sophy would have the worry that when she arrives back home everybody will catch her traveling with Sam. But this time all that weight of her feet is gone. This is because she [...]
Sophy’s walking disability is the strongest creator of sympathy in the story. It makes us feel sympathy for her because she does all of the things a non-lame person does, but she is forced to do it with a handicap. Sophy gets corrected multiple times by her son through out the story. We feel sympathy for her because no mother wants to be corrected by her son. But this is a repeating occurrence. Meaning that she is unable to speak the way she wishes and that is frustrating. The narrator says ‘poor thing’. He also says that ‘it was almost [...]
-1) Zola creates sympathy for Gervaise by telling us about several bad things that will happen to her. Among those evidence, by telling us that this is the first time that Lantier has stayed away from home all night, Zola creates sympathy with Gervaise. Imagine how Gervaise might feel when she first sees her husband walking along with a pretty brunette, in the situation of having two young children to care for. If you cannot, suppose that there was someone you really love. It does not matter whether who they are. While you overview about the romance that will happen [...]
Emile Zola makes us sympathize with Gervaise by making her character cry numerous times. During Chapter 1 of “L’Assommoir” Gervaise feelings are damaged by Lantier for him not being with her. An average expression would be to cry. Gervaise cries various times. ‘her cheeks wet with tears’ (paragraph: 1, line: 3), Gervaise has teers because she has been attempting to catch Lantier with her eyesight. But she has not yet found him, even until two in the morning. Therefore she started to drain in tears. We sympathize with her because she is feeling miserable and depressed. ‘she burst into wild [...]
Zola creates sympathy for Gervaise by exploiting the unfortunate situation that she is in. He places Gervaise in a ‘miserable “furnished room”’, which is ironic considering the meagre amount of furniture that is present. Within the room there is a ‘chestnut bureau of which one drawer was absent’, ‘three straw chairs’, a ‘greasy table’ and a ‘broken handle pitcher’. These items are not completely whole and not one of them is in the slightest bit clean. It is clear that Gervaise is not wealthy and cannot afford to stay in a more ‘“furnished room”’. She has to forge a life [...]
Zola makes us sympathise with Gervaise by describing the misery she goes through. Firstly when she waits for Lantier, her partner and thinks she sees him with Adele, we already know that while she wastes her night waiting for him, he is probably enjoying himself with someone else, though he is actually supposed to be looking for work. She throws herself on the bed and cries herself to sleep, feeling betrayed. After she wakes up at 5am, she notices that Lantier is still not back and that now it is almost a certainty that he has been cheating on her [...]
Zola makes us sympathize with Gervaise by placing her in a difficult situation. Firstly her location is bad enough. She lives in a poorly furnish, terrible quality hotel room. ‘The room was the best in the hotel—the first floor looking out on the boulevard.’ (Paragraph 6). This informs us that it was the best room in the hotel. Despite all that, another thing that Zola uses that makes us sympathize with Gervaise is the fact that Lantier is missing. It is the first time that he has slept out. Gervaise bursts into tears because she’s worried about Lantiers whereabouts. Although [...]
The mix of subtle ways that Zola describes her surroundings boosts the sympathy that we felt for Gervaise. The pink pawn tickets (“In the middle of the mantel between two mismated tin candlesticks was a bundle of pawn tickets from the Mont-de-Piete”) on the table indicating that they have been selling their property, but are mentioned with no emotion, simply stating that they are there, and once noticed add to the scene. Also the children, (“Meanwhile side by side on the same pillow the two children lay calmly sleeping… When their mother’s eyes fell on them she had a new [...]
Zola creates sympathy for Gervaise by putting her in an unfurnished hotel room and making it obvious that her and Lantier are struggling for money. Zola does this by mentioning that they have very few possessions and have two children. By saying they are living in an extremely cheap hotel with little in it gives the impression that they are making enough money to only just get by, but can’t afford to treat themselves, or their children, to anything luxurious. This triggers our instinct to help Gervaise and her children and give them a better life, a more comfortable one, [...]
We are all young boys and girls. We learn to be good at lots of things. Parents scold, and tell us to do lots of things they want to make us be well learned person. People in puberty often feel sick and gets stressed about this. This kind of situation was at the peak at 1950s. Holden, who is the main character of the story, is about my age. He was born in quite wealthy family, and he is curious about lots of things. He goes to one of the finest private school in America, but he soon gets kicked [...]
Emile Zola uses strong descriptions of Gervaise’s actions and behavior to make us sympathize with her. L’Assommoir portrays Gervaise as hurt by making the reader feel obligated to give her attention. Gervaise has patience for Lantier and puts up with Lantier even though he has an affair. ‘Gervaise had waited and watched for Lantier until two in the morning’ this shows that she can not handle the pain. Her body can’t handle the stress that she is being put through. ‘she fell into a feverish doze with her cheeks wet with tears’ this makes it clear that she has been [...]
-1) Telling us the information that Lantier’s sleep out was the first time since Gervaise and Lantier got married; Zola creates and increases the sympathy with Gervaise. Imagine how Gervaise might have felt when she first saw his husband walking along with a pretty brunette, in the situation of having 2 young children they have to care for. If you cannot, for instance, think about someone you really loved. It does not matter whether who they are. While you were overviewing and were feeling happy with living together and sharing a happy life, all of a sudden, you see some [...]
the fault in our stars is a novel by john green. it’s a very interesting book with a touching story and strong vocabulary. i found it quite hard to read but i really enjoyed it anyways. i recommend this book to anybody. the plot is about a 16 year-old girl, Hazel, who has lung cancer. she meets a one-legged boy, Augustus who thought he won his battle against cancer. The two have a strange fascination with a book called ‘An Imperial Affection’, and mostly throughout the book they try to meet the author of it to see what happens to [...]
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I have recently completed one of the novels in ‘The Maze Runner Trilogy’, and it is one of the best novels I have read because it is one of the few stories I bothered reading from start to end without skipping a page. I would categorize it as a dystopian-future, post-apocalyptic type genre. I wouldn’t spoil to much of the story because I would highly recommend others to read it as well. However I would briefly mention about the basic outline of the novel.
The main character, Thomas, wakes up in an area [...]
I have recently started reading ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson. It is quite a long novel broken down into many small parts- each of which details a section of the life of Ursula Todd. The theme behind the novel is second chances, as well as the question: what if we could go back and relive a section of our lives again until we got it right, and would we turn out differently if we did? For example, the first chapter of the novel describes Ursula’s birth and entrance into the world, yet on her arrival she struggles to breathe [...]
Speaker for the dead is the second book in the Ender saga. It is extremely different from the first book Ender’s game in many ways, the tone of the book has changed and Ender (the main character) has grown up since the first book and the book does not have the described strategy of the last book, but it does do a better job of making Ender seem human and understandable. Some people who like the first book may not like Speaker for the dead and it not being from one of the major genres, or from any really, it [...]
The story starts in a dystopian world, said to be divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the intelligent), Candor (the honest), Amity (the peaceful) and finally Dauntless (the courageous). Those factions have been formed in order to eliminate the type of personality they believed were the causes of wars and the downfall of humanity, after people realised that the real reasons why wars start was not because of people’s ideologies, opinions, religions or ethnicities anymore. Beatrice Prior is born among the Abnegation and has to choose on a certain day which faction she truly wants to join, like [...]
The novel “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak is not a book that have the characteristics that I prefer, but still has some that I enjoy. Out of 10 I give this book a 8. I usually would like to read a book that has action, adventure, cliff-hangers, and suspense. This novel has dramatic cases and sad. The novel contains historical facts that happened (in this case would be WW2 with Germans and Jews conflict), drama, sad, and violence. The readers that will enjoy this novel would be the ones that like stories made up from historical facts, a novel/film [...]
In this section of the book Holden, the main character, is introducing himself:
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where i was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if [...]
John Smith left Florida because of the death of three Lorien people. Henry (Guardian) is there for john to keep him safe and out of harms way. The Mogadorians are the bad guys, which are seeking out all thats left of Lorien, this being 9 which are destined for greatness. The hopes of the Lorien planet are slowly slimming. along with the other 6, John must try and kill all the mogadorians before they take over the earth as well.
“I nod. We stand and stare up at the house and listen to the wind come through the palm fronds. [...]
I have completed Mockingjay and I decided to find one of the quotations that had the largest effect on me. When I read this quotation I felt it fit into my life perfectly. Suzanne Collins managed to connect with me through quotations like these. “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” In my life this quotation has proven to be true. It is also reflecting on Katniss Everdeen’s story and experiences. The Hunger Games is an excellent trilogy, and Mockingjay was an amazing ending to the trilogy. The last book [...]
Dorothy Sayers, Whose Body? (1923); Clouds of Witness (1926); Gaudy Night (1935). Sayers is one of the authors recommended in my list of “higher-quality popular fiction”.
Lord Peter Wimsey, Dorothy Sayers’ fictional amateur detective, is a sort of aristocratic Sherlock Holmes, updated for the 1920s and ‘30s. As his name suggests, he is funnier than Holmes—almost too funny to take seriously in his first appearance (Whose Body?, 1923)—but like Holmes he has a dark side. In Wimsey’s case it is not a melancholic temperament and drug addiction, as with Holmes. Instead, Wimsey suffers from recurrent bouts of “shell shock” (today’s [...]
(The original was written in French.)
Don’t desire me to descend to particulars with regard to these English comedies, which I am so fond of applauding; nor to give you a single smart saying or humorous stroke from Wycherley or Congreve. We don’t laugh in reading a translation. If you have a mind to understand the English comedy, the only way to do this will be for you to go to England, to spend three years in London, to make yourself master of the English tongue, and to frequent the playhouse every night. I receive but little pleasure from the [...]
In this dystopian world, every 16-year-olds must choose between the five factions which are Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), Candor (the honest) and Dauntless (the brave). Beatrice Prior is born in the Abnegation faction,however when she passes the test to see which faction corresponds more to her personality, only Amity and Candor have been ruled out in her results. That is when we learn that Beatrice is divergent, and she can not tell anyone, at this point in the story we don’t know why she cannot. On the day of the “Choosing Ceremony”, she has to [...]
Just recently I have started to enjoy the famous novel, “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Zusak has also written the novels, “The Messenger”, “When Dogs Cry”, and more. He was won several awards for these novels. A girl lives with foster parents, and her foster parents have a jew in the basement. The girl is named Liesel, and the jew in the basement is named Max. Liesel is not even allowed to peek through the door to the basement, and her foster parents have to give the food to Max themselves, while Liesel is very eager to Go it. [...]
All in is a sports novel written by: Gene Chizik. This novel is based on a college football teams who’s season wasnt suppose to be a cinderella story, instead it was the opposite of what college football history witnessed. The Auburn tigers are a football team who have always been good, but have been suffering from losses over the past 5 years. In 2010, Gene Chizik (Head Coach) led this team to a perfect 14-0. Cameron Newton was the Michael jordan of this team and would soon emerge onto the spotlight, possibly becoming of the of the best College football [...]
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell is a novel about love and loss, during the American Civil War.
“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
I think this quote shows how Scarlett (one of the main characters in the book) has so much on her mind and to think about. This reveals she is one of the strongest characters in the book as she doesn’t lose her mind, but with everything going on around her she manages to deal with it all by being responsible. I think I [...]
I have read the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. The following quote although not my favorite, is one of the important ones of the prose.
Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If [...]
In this section of the book, the main character, Sally Lockheart, and Fredrick are in the East End of London to buy opium. Sally and Frederick have just reached the dealer and now Sally is left to herself for a moment whilst Frederick and Madame Chang, the dealer, talk.
‘The smoke from the newly lit pipe drifted up to her, sweet and enticing and curious. She breathed in once, and then again, and- Darkness suddenly. Stifling heat. She was in the Nightmare.’
I like this quote because it shows that something that can seem so sweet and harmless can [...]
I am still reading ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Márquez, and the quote I have chosen is from half way through the book. Criminals have murdered all of Colonel Aureliano Buendía’s seventeen sons, which has caused him to feel a blind rage at the deaths of all these men. However, after this period of anguish, the Colonel begins to feel a strange sense of melancholy. At this point in the novel Colonel Aureliano Buendía is quite an old man, and already the signs of aging are dawning upon him. He cannot eat, sleep or make the small [...]
The curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon
The curious incident of the dog in the night time is a mystery type genre and is based about a character named Christopher Boone. Christopher Boone has an abnormally high IQ and is 15 years old. He’s investigating the mystery of what had happened to his neighbors dog. Through out the book, there are flashbacks of Christopher returning home from school and hearing the news of Judy, his mother with supposed heart failure, according to his father. Later on in the book we learn that is not [...]
In Zola’s attempt to create sympathy for Gervaise, she portrays Gervaise as an innocent woman with a greedy partner who is not always by her side. This creates an affect for the reader because our of our biased opinion towards the subject of Gervaise situation. Zola describes Gervaise situation in such depth of a negative effect that we never really think about what Lantier, his partner is really feeling. The techniques used by Zola plays with our emotion in order for us to sympathize with Gervaise, therefore our reactions is stronger as we feel sadden by Gervaise waiting for Lantier [...]
In L”Assommoir, Emile Zola has created sympathy Gervaise as she is struggling with Lantier and his where about problems. Firstly, Gervaise’s inner thoughts and feeling towards Lantier are increasingly worse, building up sympathy for Gervaise as Lantier has not returned home yet. Secondly, Emile Zola detailed crucial parts of bad things, which have happened towards Gervaise. Emile Zola creates lot’s of sympathy as Gervaise is struggling with the thought of Lantier Cheating. In doing so, we also realize that lantier is not a good man. Zola Makes us realize How strong Gervaise because of the way she is dealing two [...]
In L’Assommoir, by Emile Zola, Zola makes us sympathize with Gervaise by making her cry numerous times, her inner thoughts and feelings about Lantier leaving her, and making her be at an unhappy place. They way Zola creates sympathy for Gervaise, is just extraordinary because people actually feel sympathy for her. Although the sympathy for Gervaise does not really work for me.
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In ‘L’Assommoir’, Emile Zola creates sympathy for Gervaise even though at times she may seem weak. He does this by first explaining the unfair way Lantier is treating her and how heartbreaking her situation is. Secondly, Zola does this by mentioning all the horrible things that happen to her and how it makes her feel. Also, he creates sympathy by what she does and how she reacts to her situation in the this passage from the novel. Even though her actions and emotions may make her seem weak at times, we still find ourselves feeling an overwhelming amount of sympathy [...]
In L’Assommoir, Emilie Zola generates sympathy for Gervaise by writing about her actions and behavior, inner thoughts and feelings and by making Lantier seem selfish and inconsiderate. Zola only uses these techniques, which is not enough to influence me.
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Emile Zola uses only a few methods to create sympathy for Gervaise but he still manages to make us feel sorry for her effectively by her actions, behaviours, location and such…. He doesn’t use speech or appearances very often or never at all but the sympathy we feel for Gervaise is constant throughout the prose. The woman’s feelings are quite well displayed, because of how often she cries and the fact that she waits for Lantier for a long time. The image I got from her surroundings are incredibly sad and her actions scream desperation and sadness. Personally the moment [...]
Overall, Zola composed his piece in such a way that the reader has no other choice but to feel sympathetic for Gervaise. Zola evokes these feelings mainly through making Gervaise a victim of her situation: Lantier abandons her and she is a left to provide for her two children with very little money. This makes the reader want to protect her because she is so weak and defenceless. However, Zola does not simply say that these factors influence Gervaise’s situation straight out. He applies them with great subtlety. For example, he could have just said that ‘Lantier is having an [...]
Emile Zola has created sympathy for Gervaise very effectively, portraying her as a loving, loyal woman who is being treated badly by her partner. This is effective because many women have experienced this and know what this feels like; therefore they can understand and relate to the way she is feeling and sympathise with her. Fortunately, I don’t understand what this feels like and what she is going through, so I believe he created sympathy effectively by using techniques that hit home and tap into our most basic of human instincts and emotions. Creating emotions such as anger, sympathy, sadness [...]