Wolf's "The Child By Tiger" And Bowen's "Tears, Idle Tears": The Innocence Of The Child


Wolf's "The Child By Tiger" and Bowen's "Tears, Idle Tears": The Innocence
Many writers have found writing about the human psyche very
interesting. The story, "The Child by Tiger", by Thomas Wolf, is about an
African American servant who initially seems to be very skilful and moral
but who turns out to be very vengeful, eventually running around, shooting
up the town. People can have a hidden side to them which can be brought
out by the type of environment that he or she is placed in. "Tears, Idle
Tears", by Elizabeth Bowen, is about a young child and his mother during a
day in the park. The young boy cries a lot, seemingly for no reason. As
the story develops, the reader finds that ...

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pet the duck, the duck runs down to the pond and
swims away. After Frederick talks with a girl that he meets at the pond,
he comes to the realisation that he's not alone, there is someone else out
there that has a problem with crying. He seems to find a new sense of
self-esteem because of this knowledge. In the story "The Child By Tiger",
Wolfe often refers to Prosser as a cat or a tiger. These symbolic
references help convey the author's message. Wolfe implies that Prosser is
cunning, sneaky, and vengeful which are the qualities of the tiger.
Similarly, in Bowen's story when Frederick's mother comes back for him, he
is cheerful and confident. "She quickly turned her frank, friendly glance
on the lake, down which, as through to greet her, a swan came
swimming...Frederick gave a great skip, opened his mouth wide, shouted:'
Oo, I say, mother, I nearly caught a duck'"(88). The swan that returns
symbolises the new Frederick that his mother finds when she returns, bold
and ...

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