Sunday, March 24, 2013

Symbolism in"Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin

I enjoyed this story because it is rich of symbolism that was filled with hidden meanings.
 Armand is the only white male and the master in his plantation. Being the white master is a reference that his quadroon son with Desiree has slave's root from his mother's side.
When Desiree’s baby has reached three months age, "there was something in the air menacing her peace", unexpected visitors from far-off neighbors and an awful change in her husband manner because the baby (Armand's son) doesn't look not purely white and he seems like one of La Blanche's boys. 
La Blanche, whose name means without color or the white feminine, resembles Desiree. She is a white woman in appearance, but she had black and slave ancestors. La Blanche had that name because she is a white slave and she had a quadroon boy like Desiree baby and I think that La Blanche is a hint that Desiree might have a black ancestors like La Blanche, and that both of them had a quadroon child

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Symbolism in Editha by William Dean Howells

Editha is a romantic ideal lover who drives her fiancee to war.
In this short story, Howells uses some symbols to ensure the idealistic character of Editha.

When Editha gaves George a clouded liquid to drink and he gulps the liquid but refused to drink hers. The cloudy liquid signifies the cloudy believe and situation of George because at that time, the thoughts about the glory and sacredness of war, and the question of whether going to war is right or wrong was turning in his head. 
Also when Editha mentioned in her letter to George some of the poem “Lucasta, going to the war”, she read herself as the heroine Lucasta; who’s her beloved explain to her why he must leave her to go to the war. 
“I couldn’t love thee, dear, so much
  Loved I not honor more. 
 There is no honor above America with me. In this great hour there is no other honor. 
 You heart will make my words clear to you. I had never expected to say so much, but it has come     upon me that I must say the utmost.”
So by reading Lucasta to George, Editha symbolize Lucasta to herself.

Finally, the description that George gives of Editha: her red hair, blue eyes, and white skin in the moonlight is all a symbol of her idealism.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Ideas to Entertain your Kids Beneficially 

Spring is coming now days and it is a great time to have a lot of fun.
Know, it's time for planting. 

The last time I went shopping grocery with my kids, I bought some vegetables seeds bags to plant with my kids. Then after that we bought soil and small containers, and we did the process of planting.
It was so fun for my kids to fill the containers with soil and to put the seeds in it. Because the weather still a little bit colder, I placed the graft near the window in their room. Every morning, my kids water the graft and look at it hoping that it will grow bigger each day. Actually, the graft is still unseen yet because it has been planted only a week ago. But, all of us are waiting until it grow and became mature to taste the work that my kids did.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Braveheart, A Symbole of Freedom

 All of us know the story of Braveheart or has watched that film. It is one of my favorites. Freedom is the obligation that william wallace fight all his live to earn.

The message that this story bear is very deep; Freedom in all its kinds.

I respect the writer Randall Wallace for this wonderful story. I also see that the idea of freedom in this story is suitable for every time.