The following example essay on “Help me, Jacques Cousteau by Gil Adamson is an analysis of a literary work. The essay reveals the plot of the story of growing up and reveals the images of the main characters of the story.
In this family is to help anyone, because even Jacques Cousteau could not change anything. Day after day gushes sheer madness, and author Gil Adamson draws us into the middle of the flow. Narrator Hazel reported in short chapters full of laconic snapshots, what was bubbling so; at the end of about twenty years have passed, and still are all a bit gaga as the day.
Hazel was only four when her with Papa and Mama North Janey on the “Lakemba” of Australia went back to Vancouver. The equator, they crossed in high waves, nothing remained horizontal. “I see the long, heavy bed over the linoleum to slide on me and step out of its orbit” – so dry and sober as the book in the first set looks Hazel the world, even if it varies fearsome, and the people who own them when green are like “most people in the salon.
mother Janey is different, for example, superstitious. Who, like them, knows that “someone dies, if you put a hat on the bed,” of course, does not buy baby clothes before a baby safely in the world is. Therefore rests brother Andrew, who immediately Hazel’s only child status ended in a cardboard box under the kitchen table and sleeping in a “lingerie drawer.
School is and will remain for Hazel “something must take other people seriously.” They prefer sitting with dangling legs on the roof and watched through binoculars until late at night, the neighbors. As they learn to deal with what it has to offer the life of possibilities. How was about to welcome someone who can lick his feet on the coffee table of the cat? Other neighbors better willingly Hazels pocket money so that they sittet their fish.
The men in Hazels communities are no less original than their female general partners. Hazel’s dad is inspired by “eingefleischtem optimism,” but if the reality does not want to play, and small or large disasters threaten, he flees for safety’s sake in the cellar. Although “awkward” and “unrealistic”, he finds his mental balance by re-wired it the house. Here can ever go out in the house, the lights -. The main thing, the television is on and
Even Father “in the living room Jacques Cousteau floating around” two brothers are a bit out of line. The rich uncle Castor applies universally as the personification of terror. Animals he loves above all else, but only if they are “white as snow”. Other colored bring him into a rage. No wonder his wife the marital house on the lake soon cleared and as a precaution, the width was looking for. So let down Uncle Castor has unfortunately become even more unpredictable.
One summer morning, he invites you to a bizarre betting game for the amusement of all. Participants are its animals: cat, dog, goose and horse he chases into the water, and then it’s “a matter enters what animal the first thing back on land” uncle Bishop liked distinguishes itself as a world traveler and annoying. all when he spins constantly fresh spinnertes yarn. Hazel is: “.. Perhaps not all true, but at least well invented”
By Hazel from chapter to chapter gets older, we learn with each episode further absurdities of their clan together Aunties, cousins and grandparents. Grandpa goes to meetings as usual in a convertible before – even his dog Rufus of departed stretches out on the back seat. How does Hazel only itself into this framework? It is not easy for her to detect similarities between himself and the others. The conclusion is obvious: “I do not belong to this family in the hospital something terrible has happened..”
In the last chapter, almost all come together in a jam-packed mountain hotel for Christmas; Only the grandparents are missing – they gamble in Las Vegas their money. Particularly happy is Hazel about the appearance of mother Janey, who left the family, and she had missed. The Nobel hostel has chosen uncle Castor (not entirely altruistic, because it is one of its investment properties). Contemplation one must in this force, of course, do not expect, at least not in the conventional sense. Spontaneously decide all participate together at a funeral, but without knowing who is actually buried there.
Hazel loves her family with all its quirks. Before the Christmas pudding explodes and everything falls into chaos, could wish Hazel, be able to hold this very moment forever: “It’s fantastic, awesome.”
This is Gil Adamson just the right bounce. For though we readers this oblique family will now have just fallen in love, crumbling its facade in many places. Hazel’s parents separated, and the grandparents bedürften greater attention. Still one makes fun of their deficits – they have just “one of the waffle.” And what will become of Hazel? Now casual job as “Sweetie” at a discontented optician and changes boyfriends like their underwear. She had always dreamed to be a writer.