It use to be green once.Patricia grace Short story Explain why you learned something from this relationship in the text(s) In the Short story It Use To Be Green Once by Patricia Grace is a short story that I enjoyed toughly not just because it was a story I could relate to , but impractically because of the mother in the short story. I enjoyed reading about the way she handled her whanu (family) , the way she acts towards others, her positive attitude , the way she showed love towards others and finally because of the fact she never changed despite winning the lottery. I enjoyed reading It Use To Be Green Once because the mother had a strong relationship with her whanu (family) , but also with her community as well .For example when ever mum would go shopping she would not only buy her family’s groceries , but she would drive the street and people would call out there list of the food supply’s they needed. Mum would memorise it and so there shopping too. “ A sac of spuds” one would call and mum would toot the horn to show that she understood. Secondly I enjoyed reading about the way mum treated others. The relationship she had with her community was a close and tight relationship. “Everybody knew mums car and knew to move to the side when they saw it come down the road“. Mum let anyone in her car ,She would honk the horn and shout “your gonna have to run then jump in”. This was because her brakes weren’t working. This was enjoyable to read about as it told the reader what type of women she was. Thirdly I enjoyed reading about the mums positive attitude that she had with others. “When I was your age I use to go swimming in the nude”. Although Mum knew she wasn’t rich she still tried her best to keep the family positive , although the children were embarrassed by her actions and by what she made them wear. Mum tried to always have a positive attitude . Mums attitude to show her kids that money isn’t everything. Mums attitude towards her kids
The short stories It Used to Be Green Once by Patricia Grace and Revenge Gardening by Sue Harper have many differences. The children are all ashamed of their mother because of how she acts and the car she drives in the beginning of the first story while in the beginning of the second the child is very proud of his mother and her garden. How well the children listen to their mothers is very different between the two, because in the first the children always obey the mother even when they don’t want….
In the story “It used to be green once” written by Patricia Grace mum is the main character, Mum is a interesting character because of these reasons. I found mum interesting because of the way she dressed, she used to dress in a purple dress made out of a Japanese bedspread and the way she raised her children. She would often drive around in an old cruddy car and toot to let people know she was coming.
Mum was a very shameless person. She did not care about what people might think of her. Her….
This essay will describe a problem faced by a character in two short stories, Lucky Lips by Paul Jennings and It Used To Be Green Once by Patricia Grace. In Lucky Lips Marcus’s problem is the fact that he has never been kissed by a girl. In It Used To Be Green Once the problem is the car. This essay will describe the problem, how they (the characters) tried to solve their problem and the outcome or consequences of their actions.
The first story Lucky Lips addresses the problem of Marcus,….
Figures in It Used to Be Green Once and Going to the Moon
In both Patricia Grace's short story It Used to Be Green Once and in Nino Ricci's short story Going to the Moon, the mother figures to the protagonists are caring and outgoing, but differ on their ability to comprehend specific situations. First and foremost, the characters that act as the mother figures in the short stories both care for the protagonists. The mother of the protagonist in It used to Be Green Once cares for all of her children….
Fitzgerald uses the green light at the end of the dock as a symbol for the unattainable. By stretching his arm towards the green light, Gatsby seemed to be longing for it, so much that he trembles at the thought of it. However, Fitzgerald also describes the light as “minute and far away” (21), suggesting that, although Gatsby knows of the light’s existence, it may be impossible for him to reach. This relates to Fitzgerald’s disillusioned belief that the American Dream is unattainable. Therefore,….
In the novel, Once by Morris Gleitzman, the author uses a carrot to symbolize hope for Felix to have a better life or go do something than go sit in a old adoption center. In my reading, these are the symbols i found that stood out.
For my first one i said the carrot that was put in his soup was a symbol for Felix because he felt hope when he saw it. Because of the carrot he had the courage to go out on his own to go find his parents. In the book it reads, ¨A whole carrot. I can't believe it….
The poem Once by the Pacific written by Robert Frost makes one think and sends a harsh visualization of what is to come in the near future. It was written in 1928 which was a time period where many Americans where experiencing rough and difficult times. Frost is portraying this image by describing a horrific storm that is about to come ashore off of the Pacific Coast.
This poem was written in iambic pentameter and rhyme to illustrate the thought of the terrible effects that many Americans….
Fitzgerald employs the symbol of the green light to show Gatsby’s American dream. He places this symbol in the novel to show how dreams may not be as good as they seem. It also portrays how dreams can be held back by status. What Fitzgerald is implying can be connected to modern day. Dreams can be achieved easily these days but class will always be a factor, along with the feeling of disappoint once the dream is reached. Fitzgerald uses the symbol of the green light to portray the importance of the….
The author uses of the green light throughout to portray the position of the green light to Gatsby’s aspiration. The green light on Daisy’s dock warns in coming boats, even in cloudy weather. Through the harshest times, the cloudy or crazy weather, Gatsby still has hope, the green light always is seen. Green is a color representation of will and hope. His goal throughout was to have Daisy back, the green light was on her dock, in her direction. Another quest for him was the idea of the American dream….
Once gone, forever Gone
In a life time, a person can and will experience a diverse range of fears, from small to life changing fears. In the novels it is no different, the characters themselves could be ruled by their or they can overcome their fears. In the novel Love in the time Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, aging is a deeply rooted fear in the characters’ lives that to some extent influences their decisions which causes them to be more aware of the dangers in their surroundings.