Hamza Khan Mrs. Coats 1 st period January 13, 2013 Dealing with Difficulties: Joyas Voldaras Every living thing in the world has a heart to live, no matter how big or small there is always life beating. In the short story “Joyas Voladoras” by Brain Doyle, the author shows how a hummingbird’s heart and a whales heart, smallest to biggest heart, no matter how many champers their heart is, they have the same life and the way they choice to live it. “A Hummingbird’s heart (Doyle, 5),” This quote is taken from the short story Joyas Voladoras, the way he focuses on the hummingbird’s heart in the story tells the reader to basically focus on the heart. On Page 5, the author talks about a hummingbird’s heart (smallest heart) and how it beats so fast it can be heard by just placing your ear on the hummingbird’s chest. The author is clearly symbolizing that the hummingbird’s heart is at a rapid beat! What’s difficult is why does the author mention about how fast a hummingbird’s heart beats? On Page 6 of the story you learn many facts about a hummingbird, but every single fact is portraying to the hummingbird’s heart. How they can “fly more than five hundred miles without pausing (Doyle, 6),”even fly backwards if they wish to do so, but he quickly explains another fact. The author says “but when they rest they come close to death (Doyle, 6),” basically
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 3 pages?
- Spring '08
- Chemical Engineering, Short story, Brain Doyle