Author Archives: Rukhshona Rasulova


Emaciated (adjective):¬†bony, thin.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Someone who is dangerously skinny and skeletal-looking can be described as¬†emaciated. It’s probably how you’d start to look after a few weeks in the wilderness with only berries and bugs for dinner.

From: A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka

”¬†While for grown-ups the hunger artist was often merely a joke, something they participated in because it was fashionable, the children looked on amazed, their mouths open, holding each other‚Äôs hands for safety, as he sat there on scattered straw‚ÄĒspurning a chair‚ÄĒin black tights, looking pale, with his ribs sticking out prominently, sometimes nodding politely, answering questions with a forced smile, even sticking his arm out through the bars to let people feel how emaciated he was…”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Ths statement means¬†that everyone was so amazed by seeing him how skinny he was because¬†he did not eat any bite food or sip of drink for a long time period.¬† And for children, he was a monster looking person in the cage.


Excruciate (adjective):                                                                                                                                      Causing great pain or anguish : agonizing.                                                                                                  Very intense : extreme

From: A Hunger Artist¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†“Sometimes¬†there were nightly groups of watchers who carried out their vigil very laxly, deliberately¬†sitting together¬†in the distant¬†corner and putting all their attention into playing card there, clearly intending to allow the hunger artist a small refreshment, which according to their way of thinking, he could get from some secret supplies. Nothing more excruciating¬†to hunger artist than such watchers”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†This sentence¬†means that people still thought that hunger artist has some¬†secret ways of having some snakes because people believed no one¬†could bear the hunger for a long time of period. Yet, hunger artist was a true artist who can never break his honesty although people force him to eat during his hunger game. And he was very upset with people who thought he was having secret ways of getting food, which he never did and never will.


Cease (verb) : to come to an end, to bring an activity or action to an end : discontinue                   a) the fighting gradually ceased                                                                                                                     b) they have been ordered to ceaseand desist

This word is from “A Rose for Emily” by Willian Faulkner, “When we next saw Miss Emily, she had grown fat and her hair was turning gray. During the next few years it grew grayer and grayer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron-gray, when it ceased turning”

When Emily was young, beautiful, and kind, all the town guys had a crush on her, yet, years after everyone was curious about what has happened to Emily, what was her end like. Everyone was curious, mostly woman were¬†curious about¬†seeing Emily’s old version like, old woman with gray hair, fat face etc.


“A Rose for Emily”

Why didn’t Emily marry¬†Homer Barron or any other suitor after her father’s death?

In the story of “A Rose for Emily”¬†William Faulkner, since Emily’s family was upper-class level, Emily’s father never wanted to let¬†her daughter find herself a good suitor. Maybe he thought, no one¬†was good enough to marry his daughter because Emily was very kind and soft girl.

” So when she got to be thirty and was still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated; even with insanity in the family she wouldn’t have turned down all of her chances if they had really materialized.”

When Emily’s father¬†died, she decided to date with Homer Barron but she could not marry him. Was it maybe because¬†of the town people¬†gossiped saying that Homer Barron is not a match for her or was it, Emily, herself who got used to not being with someone else. But, she loved Homer Barron, she loved him so much that she ended up murdering him because¬†she knew she couldn’t live with him yet she couldn’t¬†live without him as well. Meaning, it was better for her that his dead body being next to her, she felt like he’s always with her. I think she is psychologically not right.


Triumph(noun): 1. the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest. 2. a significant success or noteworthy achievement; an instance or occasion of victory.

The Story of An Hour¬†by Kate Chopin, “There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly¬†like a goddess of Victory.”¬† In this statement, Mrs. Mallard was happy that finally, something good will come to her yet she was not unaware¬†of what would come next, she was unaware of that she was going to die.


Proclamation (noun): a public or official announcement.

1: the action of proclaiming : the state of being proclaimed
2: something proclaimed; specifically : an official formal public announcement
This word is from “The Wicked Stepmother” Indian version. “He took it to the king, who was so interested in it that he issued a proclamation and set it to every town and village in his dominions, that whosoever had missed a nose ring should apply to him.”
In this sentence when a king finds a nose ring from his meal, he wonders who’s nose ring it is and tells his servants to announce to his country who’s nose ring was missing and let his Majesty know who is the owner of the nose ring.

The Wicked Stepmother

I read¬†¬†The Wicked Stepmother¬†(India). This story is kind of similar to the Cinderella story but in kind of version of a ancedote. In this story there was a family who loved each other and one day the husband and the wife promised each other not to eat anything without each other otherwise if one of them breaks the promisepromisethey would turn to goat. And one day the wife tried her kid’s food(baby food) while feeding them when her husband was not home. So she turns into a goat because she broke the promises. And her husband found out when he got home, he tied his wife in his house yard.

Years later he remarries and his second wife (stepmother) treats hus kids badly and she gives them very little food. Later on the goat find out about it and give her kids food securely from the stepmother. And the stepmother gives a birth to a one eyed daughter. When her daughter starts to talk and walk she sends her daughter to play with kids and find out how her stepsiblings secretly eat food. So when stepmother finds out that the goat gives her stepchildren food, she tries to kill the goat andpretends tobe sick and  tells her husband that she needs to eat goat meat in order to get better.

When her stepchildren hears it, they run and tell to goat about it. The goat tells her children its better to die instead of living this type of life. So they kill the goat, stepmother and her daughter eats all meat, her stepchildren eats the bone. One day when her stepchildren were washing their face on the river one of the stepdaughter’s nose rind falls in the water. So, the fish eats the girl’s nose ring and the kind of the country orders fish for his lunch and servant catchs the fish from river and serves the king and when king finds a nose ring from his plate he tell to find to wh does the nore ring belongs to. When he finds out the ring belongs to the girl, he calls her to his kingdom and he falls in love with her beauty and marries her and supports her family.


Buoy: (noun):  float 2; especially, nautical: a floating object moored to the bottom to mark a channel or something (such as a shoal) lying under the water.

The word is from, Bio Lowe: I Always Write About My Mother When I Start To Write.

“I wanted to lay them, breathtaking, at her feet, and by doing to bind her heart to mine, ever after to be buoyed up like a raft on a calmed ocean.”

In this sentence the author is trying to expalin how he/she wanted to feel their mother close to her/his heart by thinking of the love towards the mother in the calm ocean.