Observations in The Middle Years!!

“I prefer your flowers, then, to other people’s fruit, and your mistakes to other people’s successes,” said gallant Doctor Hugh. “It’s for your mistakes I admire you.” (James 347)

I choose this passage in response to theme observation because it has a key literary device which always seem to strike me as important pieces of a story. This passage has a metaphor comparing Dencombe’s mistakes to other people’s successes. Not only does this passage teach the important lesson of learning from mistakes but it shows Doctor Hugh’s own observation of the author Dencombe himself through the story.

*this was submitted late in comparison to the due date last week because I added the class after the assignment was given out, from now on assignments will be completed in a timely manner*