Something New Essay

2872 words - 11 pages

There were no maps. No one was sure of what lied behind the large stone walls. The quaint forested village had been sustaining its usual pleasantness until the confusions and unknown anomalies of life took place, one night, in the town of Dalvar.
A storm brewed fiercely, bearing more rain than he had ever seen. The dark, stygian clouds congregated in menacing fashion. Staying inside seemed safe enough; yet the next day, when going outside to fetch water from the river as usual, someone was yelling from the market. The woman, or at least it sounded like a woman, was complaining about how her house was invaded by a strange man. The only things she could recall about him were his piercing purple eyes and a large golden stick with branches. As he filled the bucket, he overheard the woman wailing on that the man asked her where “it” was, “Where is it? Answer me will you, where is it?” She recalled, also adding she had almost fainted until he left, saying “The king will hear about this you know. May the skies have mercy upon you! Upon you all!” Addressing the crowd, she said she didn’t, and still does not know what “it” was that he was talking about and feared that he brought the storm, as it began shortly after his visit, assailing into the early morning and ceasing around sunrise.
Though he was getting on in seasons , Asmer was familiar with the younger people in his village of Dalvar. He recognized the frantic woman to be Jala, who sold home grown tomatoes at her very own stall at the village market. As the crowd around her dissipated, with comments questioning of her sanity, Asmer drew near to the woman. “Are you well, Jala? It is a frightening event you have endured!” Jala, shedding tears of embarrassment over the villagers’ parting words said softly, “Oh… why did I even bother to say anything! They all think I’m insane! I should have kept my mouth closed and pretended as though nothing happened!”
Asmer, in an attempt to comfort her, said, “Do not worry Jala! I believe you.” Surprised, she replied, “You do? Thank you, Elder! Even if I do live alone, and even if some think it strange for me to do nothing but slave over tomatoes all day, and that the sun may have maddened me or something , I know that I saw him as clearly as I see you, Elder!” Asmer took delight in her feisty reply and her returning vigor by chuckling, “I am glad that you are sure. Yet, your story troubles me. No one in this village has purple eyes, nor has a stick with branches that we know of that is not brown!” Jala replied, more solemn than before, “I know. I fear that he came from somewhere beyond our quiet town. Plus, I think that storm was his doing. It was clear all day until he left.” As she said this, she began to cough. Noting this, the Elder said, “Peace on your soul! Again I ask you, are you well Jala?”
Jala, again surprised, noted her cough and said, “I… I thought so. I mean, I was fine a few moments ago, but now… now I feel so ill, as if…” and before she...

Find Another Essay On Something New

Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead "How has the composer of the contemporary text used the earlier text to say something new?"

1078 words - 4 pages Guildenstern, Stoppard brings offstage Hamlet onstage. This change in orientation gives audiences a new perspective on Hamlet and a different interpretation of Shakespeare's most famous play.The themes of Man's ability to take action, as well as Destiny and Death in Hamlet, are maintained in Stoppard's play, but he brings into the text an awareness and understanding of his society, and through these themes, explores different values that were

What is creativity? Essay

882 words - 4 pages thought.Creativity is having the self-confidence to know that your finite mind has the ability to conceive of an infinite number of new ideas and the drive to never stop actualizing these ideas.Creativity is the process by which we, as living organisms with conscious thought processes, create new thoughts, ideas, and concepts with the items and intelligencereadilyavailableto us.Creativity is something I do not posses. Creativity is method with which each

Whitman's Interpretation of Emerson

909 words - 4 pages Whitman's Interpretation of Emerson Walt Whitman was able to take the spark of an idea from Ralph Waldo Emerson and tend, nurture, and support it until the spark grew into a huge flame of something surprising and original - new American poetry. Whitman did not only learn from Emerson, but he also took Emerson's ideas and expanded them into something much more encompassing. Whitman was able to use Emerson's principles that are outlined in "The

oahwdfkaj

568 words - 2 pages nature and life. Nature, in a way, appears permanent to us because it is something that has always been there, even in the earliest days of human life. However, looking back in history makes us realize that the earth is transforming, and humans and nature are always moving and changing. In addition, new ideas are added unto old ideas, and previous cultures and races are shaping into new ones. Everything can be used for something else. I'd have to

jhjjhvjgfc

568 words - 2 pages nature and life. Nature, in a way, appears permanent to us because it is something that has always been there, even in the earliest days of human life. However, looking back in history makes us realize that the earth is transforming, and humans and nature are always moving and changing. In addition, new ideas are added unto old ideas, and previous cultures and races are shaping into new ones. Everything can be used for something else. I'd have to

Brutus

1529 words - 6 pages every mealtime entreating the child to eat her vegetables.10. Wrought (verb)- made or done in a careful or decorative way The new album contains some carefully-wrought new songs and a number of familiar hits.11. Seduced (verb)- to cause (someone) to do something that they would not usually consider doing by being very attractive and difficult to refuse Don't be seduced by the low price - the more expensive one is much better.12

Difference between the synonym group:offer, suggest, propose yell, scream, gaze, look;

3289 words - 13 pages to do something: What are you proposing to do with that old car of yours? Propose followed by a noun means that you are formally suggesting something should be considered: propose a motion/solution/course of action etc Propose followed by a that clause has a similar meaning to suggest: I propose/suggest that we buy a new car (=I think that this is what we should do) Propose followed by the ing form of a verb may have either of the above senses

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

925 words - 4 pages words that other authors had written become my foundation for good writing. I have experienced both good writing and bad writing enough to know that good writing is more enjoyable for the reader. When I read literature that is similar to something that I have read before, what the author is saying is no longer of interest to me; however, when I read literature that speaks in a unique way about a topic or speaks of a new topic entirely, I am

This is a novel study report on the book "Something For Joey" by Richard E. Peck. This report takes the basis of a journalist reviewing this book.

571 words - 2 pages narrative is. Few authors that I know of have this ability.However, Something For Joey still had an inferior aspect. The first setback was that this novel is too easy of a read. The vocabulary is easy enough so that six graders could read. This may not be a hitch, however, I personally enjoy novels that force me to learn new vocabulary. This is more a personal preference. The second glitch is that this story is shorter than you would typically

Personal Truth

1090 words - 4 pages is then organized in our minds based off of different factors. One of the ways we organize our experiences is through schemas, this can provide a framework to help us understand future experiences. However, when something occurs that should fit a previously made schema and doesn’t we accommodate, we change our schema based off of that new experience to fit our new knowledge. The things we go through are what define our world around us. A baby

Change vs. Development

890 words - 4 pages purchasing a new and different car. This is a change. Change is to make something materially or significantly different and does not deal with modifying something that is already in place. The definitions that are provided by Webster’s Universal College Dictionary for the words change and development are different. The word change is not a synonym for the word development and the word development is not a synonym for the word change, so they are

Similar Essays

Something New Under The Sun Essay

1413 words - 6 pages John McNeill, in his informative book, Something New Under the Sun, he discusses how the twentieth century brought the world into a steady decline. Although the world has improved technology-wise, it has also had a decline that overshadows the improvement we have seen. McNeil goes on to prove that it is humans, with our new technology are the reason behind this fateful decline. The world’s population has positively and negatively affected the

Literary Analysis Something Torn And New

891 words - 4 pages EGL 002October 31, 2012Literary Analysis EssayDismemberment of AfricaIn Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's, Something Torn and New, Thiong'o seeks to explain how Africa was dis-membered and its identity was destroyed and European memory deeply embedded in its place. The colonization of Africa robbed Africa of not only the physical resources as considered by many, but the identity and memory as well, thus creating dismemberment.Thiong'o first describes dis

New York State Offers Something For Everyone Who Visits

994 words - 4 pages As the third most populous state in the United States, the State of New York offers some of the most interesting attractions and some of the most majestic scenery to be found anywhere in the country. From the Statue of Liberty in the harbor of New York City to the Adirondack Mountains in the upper part of the state, there is something that every person who visits the state is sure to enjoy. Historical Attractions of New York State Home to

‘More Than Anything Else, Journeys Are About The Challenge Of Self Reflection And The Discovery Of Something New.’

1613 words - 6 pages Untitled `More than anything else, journeys are about the challenge of self-reflection and the discovery of something new.' A journey is a multilayered process, which is inevitable in ones lifetime. Ones perspective and opinion can be changed along the way. Journeys are unpredictable but all have the positive aspect of being a learning experience for its travellers, a journey full of experiences leads to wisdom and understanding