The Arm Of The Starfish Essay

567 words - 2 pages

The Arm of the Starfish The title of this book is The Arm of the Starfish. It was written by Madeleine L'Engle. She named it The Arm of the Starfish, because Dr. O'Keefe is studying starfish. Humans and Starfish are closely related and Dr. O'Keefe is seeing if because starfish can regrow limbs maybe humans can too. The setting of this story is in many places in Portugal. Some of the places in Portugal are Lisbon, Madrid, and Gaea. It is set in the present time and during the summer. The protagonist or main character of this book is Adam Eddington. He is sixteen, near seventeen. He is not use to being on his own. He is a great marine biology student. He grew up in New York, and worked with a scientist, Dr. Didymus, until Dr. Didymus sent him to work for Dr. O'Keefe. He is now going to Gaea to work for Dr. O'Keefe. The antagonist of this book is Typhon Cutter. He's at a high place with the Embassy. He is very oddly shaped, with a large body and very skinny arms. Adam and others describe him as a spider. He has a daughter, Carolyn Cutter, who is very beautiful, but isn't such a large enemy to Adam. She works for her father, until she finds out he is working against the Embassy. Adam Eddington was going to a small island in Portugal, Gaea, to work for Dr. O'Keefe, an acclaimed scientist. At the...

Find Another Essay On The arm of the starfish

Characters in The Withered Arm Essay

849 words - 3 pages Father Lodge entered the church you could see for the first time "the shyness" and how "all other eyes were fixed upon her". The loneliness of Gertrude is shown fully when she has to turn to Rhoda when her hand is withering away, who actually caused it. The story continues for Gertrude as a desperate struggle to find a cure. You notice Gertrude's loneliness increase as her husband begins to lose interest in her because of her withered arm

The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

2374 words - 9 pages The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy What can we learn about Victorian society from the story 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy? Do you think that the story is relevant for today? Support your answer with relevant quotations from the story. The short story, 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy gives one a vivid insight of life of the rural working class during nineteenth century England and their involvement with the upper

Female Characters in The Withered Arm

2627 words - 11 pages Compare and contrast at least two of the female characters in two or more of the female characters in two or more of the tales you have studied. Gertrude Lodge, Rhoda Brook and Phyllis Grove are all very different women in different situations; however they all suffer an undeserved fate. Gertrude, from The Withered Arm, loses her looks, the love of her husband and her friendship with Rhoda, who in turn loses her only friend, her son and

Development of Setting and Suspense in The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

1355 words - 5 pages Development of Setting and Suspense in The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy The author of this story is Thomas Hardy. The storyis set in the 19th century in a very close society. It is a rural setting in Wessex. The story follows a couple that have been divoreced but had a child along time before. The man of this couple gets married, the old girlfriend attacks the new wife, Gertrude Lodge, and she received a mark or

The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Odour of Chrysanthemums by DH Lawrence

3149 words - 13 pages A Comparison between the Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Odour of Chrysanthemums by DH Lawrence Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton in Rural Wessex; he died in 1928. David Herbert Lawrence was born in 1885 in Eastwood near Industrial Nottingham, he died in 1930. Both Hardy and Lawrence wrote Novels, Short Stories and Poems frequently about lonely individuals, especially women. Lawrence’s work illustrates what he was

Women's Roles in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Withered Arm

1116 words - 4 pages Women's Roles in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Withered Arm In the late 19th century, women were expected to conform to the conventions of society. This meant that they were expected to get married young, pure and beautiful. They were treated like objects as if men bought them. How the woman felt was irrelevant in this period. Women were expected to produce an 'heir and a spare'. Women were also victim to double standards. For example

The relationship between Rhoda and Gertrude in The Withered Arm

1388 words - 6 pages Discuss the relationship between Rhoda and Gertrude in The Withered Arm. The Withered Arm is a pre-20th century book by Thomas Hardy; the plot of the story is in and around the writers' imaginary village of Holmstoke and town of Casterbridge. One of the main themes of The Withered Arm was Jealousy it was portrayed through Rhoda Brook, 'a thin fading woman of thirty' 'that had once been handsome', who had an affair with Farmer Lodge

An Essay on The Withered Arm, by Thomas Hardy

2041 words - 8 pages An Essay on The Withered Arm, by Thomas Hardy ‘The past is a foreign country. They did things differently there.’ ‘The Go Between’ by L.P. Hartley. Thomas Hardy, a Victorian novelist, based his stories on experience of growing up in rural Dorset. Growing up there, he became familiar with the language, customs, practises and stories of the country folk. These stories draw up on his experiences enabling him to write ‘Wessex Tales

Old Mrs. Chundle and The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

1590 words - 6 pages Compare and contrast two stories by Thomas Hardy which deal with the theme of fate? The two stories that I have chosen that deal with the them of 'fate' are Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm. Both of these stories are written by Thomas Hardy, and in both of these stories he is dealing with the theme of 'fate'. Both of theses stories are about little accidental happenings which govern and determine peoples lives. This is just like

Compare how characters in T.Hardy's "The Withered Arm" and J. Steinbeck's "of Mice & Men" are isolated and alienated.

5524 words - 22 pages A south-east England setting, in the 1800's, is the short story, 'The Withered Arm' by T.Hardy. This story involves four lives, where they all end up alienated and isolated, leaving them feeling alone. They are also isolated as they live in a small village far apart from the town or other villages called Holmstoke. It also involves the role of jealousy and at times guilt, played by one of the main characters, Rhoda Brook. The theme is involved

English Literature- GCSE Coursework Wide Reading- Comparing 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck and 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas hardy

2486 words - 10 pages I have recently read a 20th century text ('Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck) and also a 19th century text ('The Withered Arm' by Thomas hardy) in order to compare the similarities and differences in the two texts and the way in which the authors explore different themes.In both 'The Withered Arm' and 'Of Mice and Men' the themes of loneliness and dreams can be found. I have chosen the theme loneliness to explore.'The Withered Arm' by Thomas

Similar Essays

The Life Of A Brittle Starfish

1238 words - 5 pages of arm movements. They can move in any direction and very quickly. They also have a skeleton composed of numerous plates of calcium carbonate. 2.1 Stereom The plates that compose brittle starfish, ophiuroids and echinoderms is calcite along with other organics. Though each plate is a single crystal of calcite, it doesn't take a typical crystalline form. Below is a picture of the tooth socket, notice the holes. 2.2 Water Vascular

Review Of The Arm Processor

2590 words - 10 pages -bit THUMB instructions are converted to ARM instructions during execution which uses an extra clock cycle. Although it takes longer to process the THUMB instructions they have the advantage of dense code which is ideal for devices with small amounts of memory. THUMB instructions are ~65% of ARM code size. In the AVR the only conditional instructions are some branch instructions, but the ARM has conditional execution of arbitrary instructions. The

The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord

1070 words - 4 pages The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord What does the word "terrorist" bring to mind? Without even seeing the accused, most people in this country automatically assume this person is Middle-Eastern and Muslim. Although Stern's Terror in the Name of God focuses mainly on Islamic terrorists, it begins by addressing terrorist acts of a more homegrown variety. Stern interviews American terrorists here in the United States. The

Discuss The Influences On The Development Of The Panzer Arm

1824 words - 7 pages Discuss the influences on the development of the Panzer armMarch 2004The work submitted is my own work; all material I have used from other sources has been referenced with footnotes.Discuss the influences on the development of the Panzer armBefore looking at the British influences on the Germans, we must ask the question: who exactly in Germany created the Panzer arm? Hitler, War Minister Bloomberg, the Head of the Ministerial Office Reichenau