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Plot[ edit ] Eva Liv Ullmannwife of the village pastor, invites her mother Charlotte Ingrid Bergman for a visit to her village. She has not seen her for over seven years.
Her mother is a world-renowned pianist, somewhat eccentric, aging, and has survived several husbands. Eva is not as talented as the mother despite the fact that she has written two books, and has a passing ability at playing the piano. Eva's main concern is to be the mistress of her home, wife, mother, and loving sister.
It is gradually learned through her dialogue with her mother that her life has had a large number of unfortunate setbacks: As part of her day-to-day life, Eva takes care of her disabled and paralyzed sister Helena Lena Nymanwhom she has taken out of the hospital into her own home.
She appears to be the only person who can understand her sister's limited speech ability. The presence of Helena in Eva's house is shocking to the aging mother. She makes a gift of her own wrist watch to Helena, and listens to Eva playing Prelude No.
She immediately re-performs the same prelude after Eva finishes in her own preferred interpretation of the music. Before going to bed, Charlotte decides to make a gift of her own car to her daughter.
She plans to take a flight home, and buy a new car for herself, as a measure of her altruism. At night, Charlotte wakes up from a nightmare: She gets up, goes into the living room and sees Eva there also awake and not sleeping.
Mother and daughter begin an impassioned rediscovery and clarification of their past relationship. Eva's husband overhears this unexpectedly heightened exchange, but wisely decides not to participate and interfere.
Hearing this impassioned exchange, her disabled younger sister painfully forces herself out of her bed and starts crawling up to the stairs to where Eva and Charlotte are arguing.
Upon reaching the landing she starts shouting, "Mama, come! Eva goes to the grave of her departed son, and her husband ineffectively tries to soothe her ailing sister. Charlotte asks for a friend to escort her away by train. While speaking to her friend on the train, she begins to question the unfortunate fate of her disabled and paralyzed daughter, asking the unanswerable questions:It was one of the rules which, above all others, made Doctor Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody." If he was urged to announce an opinion, he did it rather by asking questions, as if for information, or by suggesting doubts.
Ode to Autumn has a very different theme and style in comparison to many of Keat’s other poems. While most of Keats poems contain sharp cadences and emotionally charged themes, Ode to Autumn is a calm, descriptive poem about Keat’s perspective of the season Autumn and its relation to other season.
This essay delves deeply into the origins of the Vietnam War, critiques U.S. justifications for intervention, examines the brutal conduct of the war, and discusses the .
Keats' To Autumn Essay Words | 8 Pages. John Keats was an English romantic poet in the early s. One of his best works “To Autumn” is beautiful and lyrical, the words creating an entire scene painting a picture in our minds of great imagery through words that create color, tone, and environment.
The idea of this study struck me six years ago after the first mention of the Black Irish as told to me in variant four of the myth.
The question of its origin, meaning, and purpose has haunted me ever since, primarily due to my own Irish heritage (my mother's family . Simone Gorrindo is a Senior Editor at Vela. Her work has appeared or is fortthcoming in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Best Women’s Travel .