One true friend adds more to our happiness than a thousand enemies add to our unhappiness. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
An Old Friend or Arch Fiend? She took a second look. Arnold Friend; who is he anyways? What lies beneath his superficial exterior? Word etymologies provide a deeper look into the backgrounds of words. They can create a connection between words.
Tracing back the history of words often aids in drawing parallels between word meanings. Where Have You Been? By dropping the Rs, the reader can interpret the name Arnold Friend in one of two ways: Friend stems from the Old English word freond, which means friend or lover, and the Gothic word frijon, which means to love.
Though friend and fiend seem like similar words superficially, one letter differences alters the whole meaning of the word. On the surface, he treats her with an air of familiarity.
He knows facts about her life and her family: Instead of treating her like a true friend, he rattles off facts about her and her family. In the end, he fails to maintain his mask of familiarity. Though he tries hard to mask his authentic personality, Arnold Friend reveals a dangerous and sinister side to his persona.
After Friend removes his sunglasses, Connie realizes his true persona differs vastly from his pretended one. Throughout the story, Arnold Friend displays diabolical qualities. Arnold Friend manipulates Connie through his words. In many mythological stories, the devil is portrayed with a forked tongue.
Forked tongue is usually associated with purposeful dishonesty or honesty. It also signifies intent to deceive or mislead. Not only does he stalk Connie, but he also knows her friends and knows the whereabouts of Connie and her family. Friend manipulates Connie through forked tongue and forces her to do what he wants her to do.
He convinces her to go for a drive by threatening her family. The act clearly demonstrates intent to deceive and manipulate. This ability to manipulate through words is fiendish in nature.
In addition to manipulation through words, Friend employs significant numbers that seem strikingly evil. He has three numbers on his car that he draws attention to: If left open for interpretation, these numbers attain a malevolent connotation. Critics have speculated about the significance of these numbers and have come up with various explanations.
Schmid was a serial killer from Tucson, Arizona who killed three young girls. Another popular speculation examines the sum of these numbers.The Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting occurred on June 24, , when private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at speeds that Arnold estimated at a minimum of 1, miles an hour (1, km/hr).
This was the first post-War sighting in the United States that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with.
Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home: her walk, which could be childlike and bobbing, or languid enough to make anyone think she was hearing music in her head; her mouth, which was pale and smirking most of the time, but bright and pink on these evenings out; her laugh, which was cynical and drawling at home but high-pitched and nervous anywhere else .
Arnold Friend’s eyes are another thing that is devilish. Arnold Friend’s eyes are very weird looking “He took off the sunglasses and she saw how pale the skin around his eyes was, like holes that were not in shadow but instead in light.
There's still affection there, and in a loaded phrase, the story tells us they were "almost friends" (11). Despite their squabbling, Connie poignantly still calls out for her mother in her attempt to escape Arnold Friend, when she tries to call the police (). ARNOLD MURRAY. THE SHEPHERD’S CHAPEL.
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Take out the "r's" from "Arnold Friend" and you're left with "An old fiend.") Like these great literary bad guys, Arnold can zero in on the weaknesses and desires of those around him – in this case, Connie's romantic fantasies.