A Slight Touch

Sometimes we underestimate the impact of small things. A slight touch on the first Domino will change hundreds of thousands of dominoes after it. It is called the Domino domino effect. In the story, A Sound of Thunder, changes that looked like unimportant trifles resulted in huge changes.

 

Millions of years ago, Earth was just at its start, changing anything would give a consequence zoomed millions of times larger. When they were back in time, Travis has once warned to all the people, “’With a first one of your foot, you annihilate first one, then a dozen, then a thousand, a million, a billion possible mice!’”  (233 Bradbury) Even though Travis warned time after time, Eckels still did the last thing Travis wanted. The theme of minor changes leading to major differences was also reflected in the stories presented by the actual causes, rather than being spoken out by the characters.

 

 

Eckels only walked off the path and killed a small insect, but this resulted in weird English and a whole different world perspective. When Eckels traveled future in time, back to 2055, he found out even the language, the sign written for the safari has changed, he cried in disbelief, “’No, it can’t be. Not a little thing like that. No!’” (236 Bradbury). Eckels cannot even believe that walking on the ground and killing a small insect led to different languages, but this also shows how the smallest thing changing could outcome to such a huge difference.

 

Bradbury expresses the theme of small things making big consequences in many different places and events in the story. This explains the plot of many stories, such as letting writing directly repeating the theme in dialogue over and over again, or letting a huge and terrible result be caused by a small thing that wouldn’t even be noticed.

87% Humanist?

As a Woman

Even though people say mothers are strong, but this does not fit in “The Scar” by Amy Tan. She, as a woman is a weak mother, but also as a woman, she is a selfless daughter.

The mom is an incompetent mother. In the story, the mom is a character that only has one solution to all problems, and that is to cry. For example, where she left the house, “’Now everyone was standing up and shouting, and I heard my mother’s voice crying…And then my mother’s voice went away’” (Tan 4). This shows the mom is incapable of being responsible for taking care of her own children, even when her daughter has been poured on hot, burning soup, all she did was to cry, this is an expression of extreme feebleness, she is not ready to be a mother. As a mother, she is immature, but she is also a selfless daughter. Popo, her mother has once said to her, “’ Who is this ghost? Not an honored widow, Just a number three concubine’”(4). Even so, later on in the story, where it comes to Popo’s dying time, she, a woman being insulted by popo as a ghost, endured all the pain and cut a meat from her own body, and cooked it into Popo’s soup. Just for her to live a little longer. “’And then my mother cut a piece of meat from her arm. Tears poured from her face and blood spilled to the floor. My mother took her flesh and put it in the soup’”(5). What an altruistic daughter.

Conflict on the river


My found poem were pieces of page four in the short story “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell. The poem above shows the man vs. self-conflict between the protagonist and himself. In the climax of the story, there is a conflict that shows a character that would be tangled for either choosing his biggest passion, or Sheila Mant, a girl engraved on his heart. After struggling to get the bass, he finally made it until the bass became tired, but then, he gave up on it, he gave up on his most important passion for a girl. Later that night, this girl went home with another one of her friends.

Interjection video

Interjection is a word or a phrase that represents strong emotion or surprise. Interjections are usually separated with other parts of the sentence punctuations.

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