Short Story: Repentance

In the short story, Repentance, the story created by myself, I explore the Nurse’s personality and thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s death and love by using first person narrative. The character, Nurse, is quite hard to understand and doesn’t really express her personality much than others do, so that’s why I used first person here.  After Romeo and Juliet’s tragically young death, the Nurse, the servant for Juliet, is now recalling the memory from the past few days.

 

To portray Juliet’s smile and happiness when she was with Romeo, I used the simile: chandelier hanging there was so fetching and enchanting like Juliet’s smile. Moreover, their pure love was reflected by using metaphor: a glass of transparent water is Romeo and Juliet’s pure and virtuous love. However, here, I added description for the glass, on the edge of the table, which shows that their love is in danger and quite hard to manage the problem.

 

By depicting her style of talking, I show that she is repenting, utilizing pathos. To set the setting in the story, I also mentioned that the furious winter came and the funeral was held. In addition, here, the furious winter symbolizes the anger from Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, as the time past, the Nurse became more and more independent about her idea; she was holding the glass of the transparent and clear water, which symbolizes the pure love between Romeo and Juliet, and her action alludes that she will save them from the danger.

 

To characterize the Nurse well, I tried to use the Shakespearean language. “Thank thee so much for your consideration, here is my unworthiest hand ever,” shows how humble she is. “assuring by my maidenhead at twelve year old,” portrays her humorous sense. I utilized personification of the footsteps for portraying Nurse’s characteristics.

 

Short Story

“Repentance”

 

On this Saturday, which was the day after Romeo and Juliet’s death, the furious and freezing weather came, while the Capulets and the Montagues held the funeral to wish them to continue their pure and unstoppable love. Many important people, including family from both side, the officials and the prince, attended the funeral to honor them, and I also accompanied Lady Capulet to the funeral.

When I entered the funeral, I at first thought I’m attending wedding ceremony, since the place for funeral was so well-decorated and the chandelier hanging there was so fetching and enchanting like Juliet’s smile. A transparent glass of pure water on the edge of the uneven table is Romeo and Juliet’s innocent and virtuous love.

Before the funeral started, Prince came in and asked me stealthy, “Hello, I am Prince and could you please tell me what happened between that innocent couple specifically?

I greeted and refused his request gently, “Hello, sir, I’m the nurse, having very limited free-time. I’m so sorry, but I don’t hope to recall that incident again from my mind.”

“As a prince, I must know what’s going on in my area, at least briefly,” he appealed.

“I appreciate thee’s attention. They did have hard time within their love and broke my heart as already.”

“If you knew the fact that they love each other, then thee was able to support that love, wasn’t thee?” he basically suspected me.

“Exactly, but because I’m the servant to both of them, the Lady Capulet and my dear Juliet and so, I was trying the impossible thing, to relieve every single person, leading towards their tragic conclusion, which makes me to repent for my actions. I also had a hard time, being obedient and frank to all, assuring by my maidenhead at twelve year old. Unlike me, Juliet was young and pure, therefore, I hope she could have all roses with Romeo and live happier and cheerfully than any others did.”

“I understood what you’re saying. I’m so sorry, I apologize that my question was so rude and straightforward,” the prince looked deeply impressed and moved from my words.

“No problem sir, thank thee so much for thoughtfulness, here is my unworthiest hand ever,” I requested to shake the hands.

My footsteps, going back the funeral to pray, were delighted and satisfied and it made me feel lightness and jolliness, too.

“Nurse. Where is Nurse?” called the Lady Capulet, right after the Prince passed by to pray for them.

“I’m going madam,” I said loudly. However, as I looked at the Lady Capulet, I couldn’t stop to think about them, since I treated their love as temporary and no more or no less than the physical relationship at first. I should have been on Juliet’s side and supported her.

I pondered about their death again, and felt so sorry to both Romeo and Juliet about my inability which limited to manage the problem. I should have kept and delayed the notification about her fake death for a while, for more, since Romeo arrived when Juliet didn’t wake up yet, which shows that if I delayed more time there, then they could have met each other, not misapprehending and left us two innocent deaths. Furthermore, I could tell from his face and actions that Romeo really loved and cherished you, Juliet. While leaving the funeral, I held the glass of the water on the edge of the table; maybe I was badly need in water.

My cheerful eyes turned into sorrowful eyes and grieved at their death again and shouted out loudly to the air, “For god’s sake, forgive me please Juliet and Romeo.”

 

 

 

 

 

2 Archetypal Elements and 3 Comparisons in Tuck Everlasting

The reason why the book named as Tuck Everlasting is because of Tuck family, the protagonist, drinks the water from the magical spring and the family’s age stops at that time and is living eternality; everlasting.

1 Comparsion

While Tuck family are willing to die now, hundreds of thousands people around the world would like to live as long as possible. That is because the people have never suffered the distress of living eternity unlike that family.

1 Archetypal Element

Unlike the other protagonists, Winnie foster, the 10-years-old protagonist will die someday although she doesn’t hope to. Firstly, in the beginning of the story, she looks at Jesse Tuck drinking the water from the spring and as an usual kid, interested in imitating and exploring, would like to drink it, too.

2 Archetypal Element

Thus, Jesse and his family take her with them not to let her drink it and at that time, the yellow-suited man, hears everything about the spring. Since he considers it is not bad for everyone, he tries to sell the water to people to earn lots of money, which refers me that many people would think this way.

2 Comparsion

However, unlike others in the world, Jesse’s mom knows that it is not real life to live without any hope, she shoots him, as a best choice to save the world from the evil.

3 Comparsion

Winnie also recgonizes the magical power of the water; however, at last, she doesn’t decide to drink the water. Even though she prefers to stay with Tuck family, she hears about their experience and wishes for real life, the life that has desire to do something. As a result, different from other people, she chooses to die, when the time she is old.

To Songdo with only “A Single shard”

I read the book called “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park who is Korean, but cannot speak Korean and lives in America for her whole life. It is set in 12th century of Korea and actually, she had been in Korea for only one week as traveling, but her background knowledge is even more than me who lived in Korea for more than 10 years. In the climax of this book, the protagonist, Tree-ear, faces lots of matter like I struggled with the languages and all the things when I first came to China. However, it also shows the way he resolves the problems. When the protagonist breaks the pottery from Min, the potter, as mistake, he confesses and says “Honorable potter? Sir? Could I not work for you, as payment?” Thus, the idea from this part is don’t try to escape, just face and try to manage the matter. When Tree-ear is going to Songdo, one of the cities in Korea, to deliver two melon-shaped vases to emissary, the protagonist, Crane-man, says to his friend, Tree-ear, “My friend, the same wind that blows one door shut often blows another open.” In addition, he also warns and tells him, “Of all the problems you may meet on your journey, it will be people who are the greatest danger. But it will also be people to whom you must turn if ever you are in need of aid,” which my mom always tells me and my sister to encourage us to make new friends. When the two robbers breaks both of the two melon-shaped vases on his way to Songdo, he screams, “Failure. The most dishonorable failure,” which depicts how miserable he feels. “He slept outside a house and accepted whatever was offered in the way of food,” portrays his internal conflict about his mistake. However, he doesn’t give up and keeps going to Songdo with only one shard from the vase. As a result, the lesson from this book should be don’t give up and challenge yourself.

Plot of the Show

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     In the beginning of the performance, John let Ne-yo pick one card from a bunch of it and covers his own eyes not to see what Ne-yo chooses. Therefore, he doesn’t recognize what card is picked. Unfortunately, what he draws to guess is incorrect at first. After that, he draws the box instead of just one specific card. Accordingly, audience begins to be disappointed with his continuous failure of guessing correctly. However, it is actually faked to fall down the expectation towards him. At the same time, the card same as what Ne-yo picks comes out from the box he draws, so it is successful. He wants to pass this round of competition though it’s too obvious to be his goal and Ne-yo presses the golden buzzer as a result of success.

The Repercussion of Relying

 

Do you guys rely on your parents? How do you manage the problem?

Lawrence Exeter Senior paid for whatever his son, Lawrence Exeter Jr wanted, and so his son didn’t know value and gratefulness of being able to afford to do something. Moreover, he depended on his father though became an adult. Even though he bought the fraud stock market, he couldn’t manage it by himself. As a result, he paid for the other victim of the fraud stock, who bought the stock due to his high recommendation. At last, Lawrence Exeter Jr realized his illness and died.

In 1903, a baby was born in Hollywood Hospital and his father, Lawrence Exeter named him same as himself. He always bought the expensive toys happily for his young son, Lawrence Exeter Junior. And about six years later, his son grew up to a first grader and entered the private school, Palisades school for Boys, which costs more than other ordinary schools at that time. His son, Lawrence Exeter Junior told him that he wants to be a cyclist, so he bought him a brand-new bicycle to support his future. However, his son changed his mind quickly than what he expected, and so he paid for Columbia Military Academy which was what his son wanted to attend and spent money for whatever his son wanted to get or achieve without any frustration- bought the expansive car from Hollywood Cadillac Company. Nevertheless, his son, a mere child, broke the brand-new car within four days. Although Lawrence Exeter Junior was a troublemaker, he did his best to study, and as a good result, he went to Stanford University. Besides, after his son’s entrance into the university, his wife also wanted to learn about the flowers, instead of raising his son. Thus, he paid for Miss Daisy Windsor who is one of the famous florists in the world and his wife went France to learn.

In 1926, while his wife was in France, he prepared wedding and paid for everything about his son’s wedding instead of his busy son. As he planned, his son honeymooned in Hawaii and he gave his cheque to his son. After the honeymoon, his son was interested in stock market and so he bought the new land from Miss Flossie Wentworth without realizing his father’s condition. In addition, he recommended it to his cousin, Marine Wharton Exeter and she bought it too. However, it was fraud stocks and they couldn’t contact or find Miss Flossie Wentworth anymore. Unfortunately, he didn’t know how to manage this big problem at all. Therefore, after asking his father what to do, he appointed the lawyers and also, he gave some money to his wife regrettably. In 1931, trial was held and as a result, he had to give $175,000 to the victim, Marie Wharton Exeter because he couldn’t find the swindler. He was shocked and finally died because of his unknown illness. After his funeral, his son finally realized the importance of his father.

The Third Person Omniscient Point of View: The Tell-Tale Heart

The original short story is the first-person perspective, so we only could know about the man’s thoughts and guessing. However, as I rewrote it in the third-person omniscient point of view, I put the communication between two officers, “Don’t you think he killed the old man?”, “If not, why is he shouting that loudly?” to give the readers the new information. Therefore, the story may be different from what the man told to the readers.

He thought he treats two officers nice and gentle enough not to suspect him, but actually, he was becoming awkward and repeating the phrase for a long time, “I didn’t kill him, I just wanted to get rid of his evil blue eyes”, smiling a bit. He didn’t recognize what he is saying to them and even felt proud of himself. His purpose was so mysterious and unknown to the officers, but that made two officers started to suspect him as the murder, feeling awkward about him. Therefore, they talked to each other in the low voice, not let him understand what they’re talking about, “Don’t you think he killed the old man?”, “If not, why is he shouting that loudly?” However, as the time past through, he became pale and even held his head with his hands, because he is acute to hear the noise, especially in the low voice and so was struggling because of their voice. In addition, he talked more freely not to struggle, “Yes, I killed him. Don’t you understand my words? Please get out of here.”

A found poem: Where is hope for a fake African?

 

Can you find any hope in your life?

In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the writer, Sherman Alexie focuses on setting to affect characters’ decision and feelings. He creates the phrases, “They both laughed”, “at my name” and “She accused me” underscore the setting as he is ridiculed and bothered by classmates.

“They looked like guys, not boys” describes how big the friends are. In addition, when the main character, Junior sees his enormous classmates, he describes himself as “I was punching bag.” Even though he knows the boys are too big to fight, he considers fighting against them. The two phrases show how Junior really feels from school: “completely confused”, “feeling worthless and stupid” and “I was freaked.” Furthermore, Junior whispered, “I was so ashamed” as he goes back to home.

In conclusion, the setting is related to character, because Junior not only feels a lot of emotions in his school but also the setting makes him react.