Everyone has a father and has their own personal feelings towards father figures due to personal experiences. It is easy to project those experiences onto Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” as it is about an adult son’s recollection of “waltzing” with his father as a young boy. Furthermore, because the speaker seems detached,
When the narrator was young, he would dance around with his father. He would put his feet on top of his father’s. He would smell the whiskey on his father’s breath. It had an unpleasant feeling of loss of balance. But he would continue with great determination in spite of difficulties. Such dancing to
“My Papa’s Waltz” is about a brief moment in time with a family. Father and son waltzing throughout the kitchen, with mother unhappily watching on the side. There is disputation about the family in ‘My Papa’s Waltz.’ Some would believe this is a happily ever after family moment. Others see alcohol and abuse.
Automobiles are considered one of the greatest inventions of mankind, and in my opinion, it is true but only to a certain extent. Automobiles come with a lot of advantages that did make a strong impact on our daily lives but along with that, it also brought a few serious disadvantages that cannot
Yes, there is no doubt about the fact that automobiles have impacted modern life tremendously. From François Isaac de Rivaz’s internal combustion engine fuelled by Hydrogen to Karl Benz’s gasoline powered, 4 wheeled automobile, the industry has come a long way. It is now the most common form of personal transportation and has
Languages are the vehicles through which we communicate as human beings. Every ethnic group, country or region of the world has a language of its own. When children are born, they usually fist pick up the language spoken to them by their parents. In a constantly changing era where there is a need
In the modern era, where the internet has provided the gateway to the whole world, where the advancement in communication has reached higher peaks and where social media has invaded almost everyone’s lives, it has become imperative for every being to know at least one foreign language. So, should children learn foreign languages?
In the hustle and bustle of every day life, attempting to complete all given tasks, which may or may not be within close proximity to one another, has become fairly difficult and time consuming. Having increased technology more easily obtained, including automobiles has allowed us to more conveniently and comfortably complete the necessary
Since their very inception, automobiles have helped in improving the overall efficiency of travelling long distances. Through large-scale and commercial production of automobiles, several improvements to modern life have been made. These can generally be characterized as improvements in convenience, transport, safety and utility. However, the number of automobiles across the globe have
Whether automobiles have improved or are acting as deterrents to modern life is an unresolved debate nowadays. Nature activists and economists view automobiles as pollution generating agents; namely noise and air pollution. They argue that gas emissions, most prominently hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and other hazardous air pollutants including smoke and