Поиск

Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
везде
только в названии
только в тексте
Выводить:
описание
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
written for profit… I believe in the mother ship… I believe the Mona Lisa was framed… I believe in Pez… I believe Darwin… I believe in beauty… I belie...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Christianity and Islam — Are They Really That Different?There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of the many religions two of the most prominent...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
The standard torpedo of the war suffered from early problems with its internal depth-keeping equipment, and its firing pistol, but these were solved a...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
As we know today, we have currently been unable to colonize any of the many planets that surround our own. In the novel, Frontera, our imaginations ar...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

Dandelion Wine Essay, Research Paper

Report: The summer of 1928 was a summer of many happenings. It was the summer that a child of only 12 learned the

thoughts and worries of being a young adult. Douglas Spaulding never knew what he would experience once the summer

began. Douglas learns that not only is he growing up but that he now has to adjust his thinking as well as his actions. The

adjustment from childhood to young adulthood can be a confusing time but the change can really open the eyes of a person

when they stop to look at their surroundings. This theme can be shown in three instances where Douglas had to adjust to

his newly found young adulthood.

Douglas had to deal with his best friend, John Huff, moving away. Douglas had never experienced losing a friend, so the only

way Douglas knew to deal with this problem was to make John his enemy. With what little time John had before he left,

Douglas tried to make it last longer by setting his watch back a couple hours. Douglas knew deep in his heart that nothing

within his power could make him stay, but he tried everything he could think of. He even told John not to run around,

because it made the time go faster. Along with this loss, Douglas also had to deal with deaths.

Douglas had to cope with his grandmother’s death. This was very hard for Douglas, not only had he lost his best friend, his

grandma was dying. He knew that he might be able to see John once in a while, but after that dreary day, he would never

see his grandma again.

“‘Grandma, who’ll shingle the roof next spring?’

Every April for as far back as there were calendars, you thought you heard woodpeckers tapping the housetop. But no, it

was Great-grandma somehow transported, singing, pounding nails, replacing shingles, high in the sky! ‘Douglas,’ she

whispered, ‘don’t ever let anyone do the shingles unlessit’s fun for them.’”

Douglas’ memories of his grandma will always be in his mind. After grandma told Douglas this, he had started to cry, not

knowing of any way else to express himself. To comfort him, grandma told him that things get old, and that new things come

to replace them. She told him she really wasn’t dying, that her body was just going away, and that her soul and spirit would

be around for thousands of years. Another time when Douglas had to face the loss of someone dear was when the Colonel

died. The boys had called him the Time Machine, since you could ask him to tell you about a time, and he would remember

details like he was a newspaper. Colonel Freeleigh was very sick, and the boys had stopped by to visit. When they had gotten

to his room, they already knew what had happened. Douglas felt the blow of death, as did all the other boys.

Another thing Douglas encountered in the summer of 1928 was Dandelion Wine. The dandelion wine that they used to

make held a special memory for Douglas. He would look at the bottles and remember each day of the summer that had

already passed. He would remember specific days, and wonder why sad days didn’t have a darker color wine than the happy

days. He thought, at a time, that the wine captured each of those memories. With all of the changes that have come about

over that summer, Douglas realized that the wine didn’t remember anything, but he did, in his mind he had stored all of the

information from this summer. He also realized that making the dandelion wine was a memory held deep in his heart, along

with the tradition that came with it.

All of these happenings helped change Douglas from the child he once was, to the young man he became that summer. He

had to deal with many new things at a young age, but all of them helped him adjust to the other happenings. Douglas’

period of change makes him open his eyes wider than they have ever been, and he sees, for the first time, that he is alive.

He later on realizes that everyone must die, and that nothing is in his total control.


Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. Diabeties Essay Research Paper There are two

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Diabeties Essay, Research Paper There are two types of diabetes: ... blown diabetes. The National Institutes of Health report that undiagnosed ... that of non-pregnant women. Increasing impairment of ... to try the following herbs: buchu leaves, dandelion root, golden ...
  2. Fahrenheit 451Critical Think Essay Research Paper Critical

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Fahrenheit 451(Critical Think) Essay, Research Paper Critical Montag Guy Montag ... Montag, Clarisse brushes a dandelion under her chin and says ... is when he questions Mildred about the first time the two of ... America Now. Ed. Atwan, Robert. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. ...
  3. Fahrenheit 451 Essay Research Paper Ray Bradburys

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... when an Apollo astronaut named the Dandelion Crater on the Moon after Bradbury’s novel Dandelion Wine ... of destruction and rebirth. Granger is the leader of the book people. This ... in each trembling finger, had turned thief. Now it plunged the book ...
  4. Community And Identity In The Works Of

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Community And Identity In The Works Of Toni Morrison Essay, Research Paper Finding Community and ... she experienced in seeing the dandelion was destroyed. When she left and passed ... for redemption, salvation and a mysterious rebirth that would simply happen, with ...
  5. Malcolm X Essay Research Paper Malcolm Little

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... in this essay. Malcolm believed that a common foe, the white man ... up a big pot of dandelion greens to feed her eleven ... of Elijah Muhammad, but when he left the ?black Muslims? he ... American liberation. In the late 1990?s a rebirth of interest in Malcolm ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0076999664306641