Sinclair Ross’ short story “The Painted Door” embodies a struggle between married couple, John and Ann, and this conception of not being able to live together profoundly due to Ann’s battle with herself. Her answer to this issue is that she never stated her problems toward her relationship with John. Then Ann commits adultery to John in regards to her loneliness to her husband’s handsome, younger looking, friend Steven. In which Ann is forced to decide on two men about what real happiness is about. Ann is objected to fight an inner conflict with herself. She wants more than what she getting from John, because she feels she is young, and deserves to live a happier life before she gets older. She wants to not feel isolated anymore, because the loneliness is finally catching up with her, and making her desolate to her marriage with John. Ann needs to escape this betrayal with herself, and her silence is what speaks. John does not notice his neglect towards her, because he is busy working hard to support her with all she needs in life. However, with her torn feelings for John, it makes it harder when someone more younger and handsome looking like Steven steps in the picture, because it makes Ann feel like she has settled for less when she should be having more. This inner conflict leads Ann to have a very fragile mindset, she notices all little things and is very frigid. Each noise made, Ann notices, as the fire crackles it takes away from the silence, as the wind moans, and as the clock ticks, it gives Ann a little sense of ease. Another answer to her silence is the fire that is a chance to overcome the silence as it constantly “spits and crackles”. When Ann paints the door white there is symbolism of purity and innocence in that, however this paint will not stay, it always seems to have a way to rubbing off because of the cold weather, and the idea of is what Ann doing really innocent? Reflecting back to Ann’s infidelity to her husband, she comes to realization that she is unhappy with her lifestyle. The comfort of having Steven there that she can actually have a conversation with, is more eluding then John who does not talk. The comparison to her husband and Steven is one that shows what Ann really wants, and the fact that it is more lenient to Steven infers that the silence of her unhappiness with John is what is pushing her betrayal. Relating this back to the door Ann is painting as she says “as if another coat of paint could make a difference anyway” which seems as though she’s not trying to cover up the cracks in the door, but covering up her emotions. The door can also represent separation between her and John, because in the end she is on the inside of the door with Steven, and John is alone on the outside. Ann’s happiness is tested when her guilty conscious catches up with her in her bedroom and she realizes that, “John always came” and “John was the man”. Essentially, Ann had regrets towards Steven, before she even knew John was there, to the point where she left Steven who at one point made her feel warmth and happiness to face the reality and even confide in the cold rather than go…
Hello Everyone. Welcome to another episode of In Depth Films. Tonight we have the very talented producer of the box office hit Pleasantville. Can everyone please welcome the one, the only, Mr Gary Ross. Now Mr Ross the audience here tonight are some film students who are very eager to learn from you.
Now Gary, how do you explore the theme of change throughout your movie?
That’s a very good question. Change is explored through the movie through the use of colour where the changing from black and…
Worried About What You Eat?
In 1906 Upton Sinclair, a muckraker, published his novel The Jungle. In The Jungle, Sinclair reveals the horrible working conditions in the meat factories; also, he describes how unsanitary the facilities were, especially where the meat would be stored. Thanks to Sinclair and his novel, The Jungle, the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act were both passed by congress shortly after the publication of his novel. It has been over a century since the novel…
founder, Walter Rognlien, wanted Smith to record the payment immediately as revenue, even though the transaction was refundable to United Airlines if not spent. Smith refused to do so and the company let him go.
Cardillo’s independent auditor, Touche Ross, ran upon this transaction that was booked after Smith refused to do so. The engagement partner questioned this transaction and requested a confirmation from United Airlines about it. The confirmation stated that the amount was refundable if certain…
Individuals will usually compete with themselves or any forces of defiance to their opinions, competing with these challenges are usually mentally or physically displayed. In the story “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross, Ellen created defensive responses to aspects of her life that she perceived to be a challenge. Ellen was faced with immense desperation for communication that was never satisfied. The frustration of not being able to provide a safe environment for her baby created further challenges…
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The Loss of Someone Special
My grandmother was a strong woman. No matter what her circumstances where with her health due to her having cancer. She never let the knowledge of her being tremendously sick steal her joy she had for life. I loved her unconditionally. She was the woman who shaped me into the young lady I am today through hard work and discipline. She taught me to never give up even though things…
BY JOHN O'CONNOR and DAVID STOUCK Special to The Globe and Mail JAMES Sinclair Ross, Canadian novelist and short story writer, has died in Vancouver at age 88. Best known for his novel As For Me and My House and his short stories such as The Lamp at Noon and The Painted Door, Ross came to be identified as the pre-eminent chronicler of Western Canada in the Great Depression.
"As For Me and My House remains one of the major texts of Canada's literary culture," David Staines, editor of…
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This online magazine article discusses the triumphs and downfalls of Upton Sinclair. It
A critique of Ross and Nesbit’s “The power of Situations”
All people will be faced with many decisions in their lifetime, some maybe be a small one such as, “What is for dinner?” Others could be as big as, “Should I help this man or woman in this life-or- death situation?” When a person is faced with these decisions, sometimes there could be a lot going on in the processes of their minds. Ross and Nesbit have decided to prove that the inner processes of their minds might not be the only thing…