Comparison between an Irish rose and two gentlemen of Verona of aj cronin?
"Two gentlemen of Verona" & "An Irish Rose" are the two heart touching stories written by A.J.Cronin . In an Irish Rose , Rose plays the central character of the story. She sacrifices her life by looking after her baby brother who lost mother when he was one month old. In case of "Two gentlemen of Verona " it is the touching story of Jacopo & Nicola ,two brothers aged 12 & 13 who do odd jobs and live a hard life themselves to sustain and treat their elder sister Lucia who is suffering from tuberculosis of spine.
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A person cannot be judged by the awkward appearance as a book cannot be judged by its cover both the boys wore untidy dress and looked shabby but the authors interest on them …increased on finding them indulging in all sorts of work given to them they were ready to handle any work given to them and completed it with full dedication their sincerity and devotion to the jobs impressed the author they did all kinds of jobs for their sisters treatment they earned much a lot of profit from the job they did but didn't use them for themselves but used it for their sisters treatment they showed maturity that was far behind their age these qualities shown by the boys made the narrator to give the title two gentlemen of Verona (MORE)
the boys worked as tourist guides to the author got them american cigarettes or seats for the opera or the name of a good restaurant.they satisfied his needs
The war had destroyed everything the boys had. They lost their home and their father was killed in the war as well. Until the war they led a cultured and comfortable life. The… war had led them to the streets, exposed them to bitter cold and driven them to extreme starvation. However, it did not fill them with despair. They set to build what was left after the war. They found their sister suffering from tuberculosis of the spine, got her admitted to a hospital and worked very hard to pay for her treatment. The boys' sacrifice, their devotion and the maturity they displayed at such a young age promises a new hope for the society. The destruction caused by the war had not broken their spirit. Rather it filled them with a new energy to rebuild from what was left after the war. In this world where values have eroded, these boys and their work make a promise. Their selfless action, devotion to duty, hard work without grumbling, keeping alive their spirit despite adverse circumstances etc. give us promise of a greater hope for society. (MORE)
Located in the northeast of Italy, Verona is a city counting around 250,000 inhabitants in the Veneto region of Italy. It is close to Venice, but less crowded. Because of this… closeness, you can spend a day in Venice and then go back to the quiet of Verona. Before planning travel in Verona, you have to know the main touristic attractions in the area, as well as hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops.There are flights that arrive to Valerio Catullo airport located less than 10 miles from Verona. One can take international flights from Brussels, London, Paris, Madrid, and Dublin, as well as flights from Brindisi, Palermo, Alghero, and Trapani. The city is reachable by car on the A4 motorway to Padova and then Verona. In addition, there are trains that go from Milan, Venice, Bologna, and Munich to Verona.Two of the luxurious hotels of Verona are Due Torri and Accademia both rated with five and four stars respectively. There are also mid-range hotels such as Grand Hotel Verona located on Corso Porta Nuova, Hotel Gardenia on Via Unita d'Italia, Montemezzi on Via Verona, Siena on Via Marconi, and Postumia on Via Cavour, among others. If you prefer camping outdoors, the campsite Campeggio Castel San Pietro is located only 15 minutes walking from the city center.Pizza is not a local tradition here, although there are pizza shops in Verona. There are several restaurants worth dining, such as the Al Carro Armato, which features ancient canteen style and a comprehensive list of wines, Al' Duomo a family-run restaurant with local specialties, and Osteria Pigna where service is known to be impeccable. As for cafes, there is Caffee delle Erbe, Rain, and Rosa di Verona. At Rosa di Verona, you find local beer served only in Verona.Verona is famous for being the city of Romeo and Juliet, the characters of Shakespeare's writing. There is Juliet's House on Via Capello, which attracts many tourists. This is where the famous balcony scene is alleged to have happened. The house of Romeo is on Via Arche Scaligere, but it is private, so all you can see is a sign on the wall. Other touristic attractions include the spectacular Roman amphitheater called The Arena, built in the first century AD, the Lamberti's Tower, the Castelvecchio built in the 14th century with red brick, the Basilica of St. Zeno, and Juliet's Tomb at the Cappucin church. Here, you will also find the Antonian Fresco Museum. If you are interested in shopping, go to Via Mazzini, Corso Porta Borsari, and Corso Santa Anastasia.To conclude, Verona is considered a romantic, yet historic city to travel. It has luxury and budget accommodations, as well as unique restaurants. If you plan to travel to Verona, prepare to see the houses of the famous Romeo and Juliet, to climb to the top of the Lamberti Tower for a great view of Verona, and to visit the city art museum from Castelvecchio. In addition, you have the chance to step in a Roman amphitheater built two thousand years ago.Although the Arena is worth seeing during the day, it is a great experience to go during the night when an opera show is performed. If you are a music lover, book your trip during the summer months or in September, when opera performances such as Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco, and Rigoletto are held. (MORE)
William Shakespeare wrote several plays set in Italy. It seems quite probable that the master playwright never set foot in Italy. Verona is the setting of the bard's first pla…y, where two gentlemen must extricate themselves from trouble. In the shadow of Venice, Verona is also a romantic setting that visitors would enjoy discovering in person, somewhat like Shakespeare did from afar.Verona lies at the base of the Dolomite Mountains and is nestled in a winding double bend of the River Adige. The city is located between Venice and Milan, in northern Italy. It is quite close to several other attractive cities such as Padua, Vicenza, Mantua, Brescia, and Bologna. The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, is quite close to Verona and the coast is only an hour away to the east. The large valley that Verona lies in has abundant fruit groves and vineyards, while Monte Baldo, to the north, is a world-renowned botanical research area.The Roman Arena in Verona, with capacity for 25,000 spectators, is the third-largest in Italy. Only the Roman Colosseum and the arena in Capua are larger. Verona's arena was built in the 1st century and was used constantly for events, both uplifting and grotesque, even after the fall of the Roman Empire. Since 1913, it has been the primary venue for a prestigious opera festival and a top setting for other theatrical performances. Another 1st century structure is the Roman Theater, reached by crossing the river using the Ponte Pietra. The theater is built into a hill and outdoor summer performances are still held there. The theater is below the Archeological Museum featuring Etruscan and Roman bronzes, mosaics, sculptures, and inscriptions.The Piazza delle Erbe was built atop what used to be the Roman Forum. This rectangular piazza is the heart of Verona's historic center, featuring a 14th century fountain with a Roman statue. Although the piazza was once filled with market stalls selling all kinds of goods, the stalls nowadays sell mostly souvenirs. Lamberti Tower, Torre dei Lamberti, is an excellent way to see almost all of Verona in one panoramic sweep. You can either climb the stairs all the way to the top or pay a euro to take the elevator, though it stops short of the top. Torre dei Lamberti, a bell tower, was started in the 12th century, reaching its current height of about 280 feet (84 meters) after being raised several times. In typical Italian fashion, Piazza delle Erbe has several cafes serving coffee in the morning and wine from midday on.The Cathedral or Duomo of Verona is a building complex in Romanesque style. The Duomo complex includes a Baptistery dating back to the 12th century, the remains of a 4th-century basilica, the Canons Cloister, and Saint Elena Church. The centerpiece of the Duomo is its massive octagonal baptismal font, carved out of a single block of marble and decorated with carved Biblical scenes. The Baptistery has impressive frescoes from the 13th to 15th centuries, predating those of the cathedral, which are from the 15th to 18th centuries. Of special interest is the fact that the Duomo's exterior is decorated with 12th-century reliefs, marvelously preserved.The Castelvecchio is a medieval complex, combining a residence and fortress that was built in the 14th century. Several towers dot the Verona skyline, and a brick bridge crosses the river to the Roman Theater. When the city extended its defensive structures, sections of the city walls were incorporated into the complex. These walls are now an extended walkway that lets you tour Verona from a unique perspective. The former parade ground of Castelvecchio is now a courtyard adjacent to the museum. It has 16 rooms displaying weapons, armor, sacred art, paintings, Renaissance bronzes, archeological finds, and ancient coins.You can enter Piazza del Signori through the Arco della Costa, an arch with a whale rib hanging from it. Piazza dei Signori is a small square surrounded by many of the tallest medieval buildings in Verona. The center of the piazza has a statue of Dante, joined by other statues atop buildings surrounding the square. Verona's government buildings were located here, notably the Palazzo del Capitanio, with its distinguished bell tower. Two other noteworthy buildings are the 15th century Loggia del Consiglio (Council Lodge) that served as the town hall, and the Palazzo della Prefettura, a 14th century private residence that also served as the seat of power for the influential Scaligeri family.Verona is large enough for you to blend in and small enough for you to explore at ease. You will find that the winding streets, colorful buildings, and mild weather combine to form a perfect backdrop for hints of romance. Shakespeare may not have walked the streets of Verona, but he captured much of what makes it unique. If you have any doubt, just ask two gentlemen there, or better yet, a young couple in love.William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is set in Verona. There's a house in the city identified as "Juliet's house," with a balcony that many visitors use to re-enact scenes from the play. (MORE)
Irish crochet is a uniquely beautiful, delicate, and intricate style of crocheted lace. Made of fine thread and created through painstaking patterns, it can be used to create …elegant articles of clothing and decorative pieces. Learning about Irish crochet can both enrich your own understanding the crochet hobby and equip you to try your hand at it as well. Use the information below to learn more about this unique form of crochet.Irish crochet is a style of crochet that is used to create delicate lace patterns like flowers and leaves. These patterns are then added as decorative touches to certain items or sewn together into larger pieces. Due to its complexity and the advent of machine-made lace, this style of crochet has become rare in recent years. However, those who still practice this craft are rewarded with elegant and highly valued lace pieces.Irish crochet involves the use of three different types of thread. These types of thread are used to create three different textures within the crocheted piece. For instance, the flowers and leaves of the lace are worked with a fine thread on a thicker thread. The pieces are sewn together with a very fine thread called netting. These three different threads create lace pieces distinguished by textured patterns against an elegant background of netting. These elements work together to create the delicate, and intricate, characteristics that make Irish crochet stand out from other types of lace.Irish crochet can be used to create a number of items. First, Irish crochet is used to create particular decorative lace pieces. Usually, these lace pieces include a variety of flowers, leaves, and rings. These pieces can be added separately as decorations to baby bonnets, handkerchiefs, ring pillows, and other items. As mentioned above, these pieces can also be joined together with netting to form elegant handkerchiefs, or wedding gowns, or other items. Irish crochet is typically used on fancy items that have a great deal of significance, and these items often become treasured family heirlooms.Irish crochet is formed through a specific process. First, the roses, flowers, or rings are crocheted according to a specific pattern. There are almost as many different patterns for these items as there are people who make them. Second, the crocheted pieces are sewn onto a pillow or heavy piece of paper to keep them in place while they are being joined. Third, the pieces are crocheted together with a very fine thread. Once the pieces are joined, they are removed from the pillow or paper. This process can be lengthy and complex, but the resulting item is delicate and beautiful.Irish crochet is a form of lace making. It is distinguished by elegant textured roses, flowers, and rings joined together by fine netting. While this form of crochet was developed as a way of making money, it is now an elegant and rare form of crochet. Use the information above to learn more about Irish crochet and whether it might be right for you to try.Irish crochet was developed in the 1800s in Ireland as a way of making money. It was intended to help Irish families survive the devastating effects of the potato famine. Mademoiselle Riego de Blanchardiere is believed to have played a major role in the introduction of this style of crochet to Ireland. Irish crochet's popularity peaked in the 1900s and then began to wane in the mid-1900s following the introduction of machine-made lace. Nowadays, traditional Irish crochet is very rare, and many original items Irish lace have been enshrined in museums. (MORE)
Irish pubs are a mixture of hearty food, a friendly atmosphere, and strong beer. This mixture has pubs a popular bar option around the world. That's no different in Chicago. W…ith a strong Irish-American population these restaurants types and pubs are never short of patrons. Here is a list of some places to try when in Chicago.The Grafton has a cozy atmosphere with a fine selection of beers. Similar to a traditional restaurant, their selection is heavy on IPAs and stout beer. Their food servings are generous, with several gourmet sandwiches on the menu. They also have regular games and events like trivia night, making it a fun visit for patrons.Paddy Long's has a generous drink collection, if you're thirsty. For a pub, they have a surprisingly diverse food menu including quality salads. Meat-eaters are satisfied with their version of the bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich called the Gigantor BLT, which features 1/2 lb. of bacon. Speaking of bacon, they have regular bacon and beer tasting events.Celtic Crossings is small, but packs a big punch. They have some gourmet pizzas to accompany your beer. Aside from the usual IPAs and stout beers, they also offer light beers such as the Summer Shandy. The staff is known for their friendly service and lighthearted chats, while pouring pints.Hearty food and a wide selection of beer and spirits exemplifies Mrs. Murphy's and Sons. Their small entrance hides a large interior that is capable of housing many patrons. Their signature dish is their plate of award-winning ribs, with tender meat melting off the bone. For some extra entertainment, there is a free pool table at the back.Chief O'Neill's has a large and well-kept beer garden at the back, so you can enjoy your drinks outside in warmer weather. They serve quality brunches that are perfect for a laidback weekend. The pub is a big supporter of the local arts scene, and regularly hosts cultural events. It can also host private functions, with a private upstairs room.Pubs are fun to visit thanks to the friendly, lively, and intimate atmosphere. Chicago's version do not disappoint with their quality food and drink. Inside each is a way to transport to Ireland. If you are looking for a fun and casual night out, a Chicago pub is an ideal choice.Irish pubs are a mixture of hearty food, a friendly atmosphere, and strong beer. This mixture has pubs a popular bar option around the world. That's no different in Chicago. With a strong Irish-American population these restaurants types and pubs are never short of patrons. (MORE)
The Irish are famed for their drinking ability, and the nation has both created and inspired a number of popular party libations. Whether your favorite drink comes as a pint o…r a dram, your celebrations are a bit more joyous with an Irish flavor. Give these favorite drinks a try at your next get-together.Irish coffee is a popular drink commonly believed to have been created in the late 1940s in Ireland to serve to weary trans-Atlantic air travelers. The drink consists of 2 parts Irish whiskey, 4 parts hot coffee, 1 1/2 parts cream and a teaspoon of brown sugar. The original "Red Bull/Vodka," Irish coffee gained in popularity through the latter half of the 20th century and remains a well-loved drink today.One of the most successful brands of beer in the entire world, Guinness is a dry Irish stout that is always a popular drink choice for a party. This beer originated from the St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland in 1759 and is famous for its rich, dark color and thick creamy head. Guinness has since released other varieties, including "Black Lager" most recently.Much like beer, hard cider is a popular Irish drink choice for parties. Cider is generally served in pints, much like beer, but has a lighter, sweeter flavor. Popular brands of Irish cider include Magner's and Bulmer's.Irish whiskey was first distilled by monks over 1,000 years ago, yet it remains among the most-loved varieties of the spirit today. There are many different brands of Irish whiskey, including Jameson's, Old Bushmills and Tullamore Dew. Whether single malt or blended, Irish whiskey is always a well-received drink at a party.Irish drinks can be as simple as a dram of whiskey with a pint of Guinness or as creative as a warm mug of Irish coffee. No matter your preference, Irish drinks are great at party time. Tip back one of these Irish favorites, and have a great party.A popular drink for Irish-themed parties is the Irish Car Bomb. To make this beer cocktail, pour half a pint of Guinness and, in a separate shot glass, float Irish cream on top of Irish whiskey. When you are ready to drink, drop the shot glass into the beer and chug the mixture quickly. If you wait too long, the cream curdles, leaving an unappealing mass of curdles in the bottom of your glass. (MORE)
Anyone who is Irish, or is married to someone who is Irish, can vouch for the fact that the folk of the Emerald Isle have vivid senses of humor. The humor is an interesting st…udy in contradiction to the point of oxymoron. Irish jokes are simultaneously self-deprecating and glorifying the Irish heritage, and generally serve as a welcome "release valve" from the pressures of everyday life. If you can laugh at yourself while you laugh at others, the idea seems to be, you can truly be happy. Irish humor blends wit, wisdom, sarcasm, and pure silliness in a way that you will not find in any other culture. Look at this list of funny Irish quotes when you need an appropriate toast for an occasion marked by Irish culture. From dinner on St. Patrick's Day to a simple pint at the local Irish pub with friends, you can share a laugh along with your Irish heritage, even if you're not Irish."The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet." - AnonymousThis classic joke exemplifies the Irish sense of humor. Anyone who has experienced a St. Patrick's Day parade will know that the Irish are, indeed, fond of their bagpipes. However, the bagpipes were not invented in Ireland, nor were they invented in Scotland. Where the bagpipes come from is no matter, because the joke here is all about self-deprecation while gently nudging the other. The joke is on the Scots here, but also on the Irish. What is left unsaid is often as important as what is spoken, and this joke proves it. A great quote to use when attending a St. Patrick's Day event, or with any pipers you know."God is good to the Irish, but no one else is; not even the Irish" - AnonymousIn this quote, you can see another dichotomous element of the Irish character: religious piety contrasted with total honesty about the self. Indeed, Ireland tends to be quite a religious country, and the Irish as a people are proud of their race, and do generally attribute their good fortune to a higher power. However, both feet are kept firmly on the ground, as this quote proves. No people are harder on themselves than the Irish. It is simply in the blood to be critical of oneself and strive to improve, as well as to publicly praise the good deeds of others. The cynicism tempers the good cheer, and makes any Irishman who uses this quote more human."Here's to our wives and girlfriends. May they never meet!" - AnonymousThis quote is sure to get a laugh when used as a toast. Well, it will get a hearty laugh from the men, and some half-smirks from the ladies in attendance. Using this quote is a sure-fire way to get any daughters of the Old Sod to strike back with a funny toast of their own, and that is what makes dinner at an Irish house so much fun. Sunday dinners in Irish homes tend to be boisterous affairs, and this quote, used in a toast after the kids have gone to bed, will surely light things up."May your glass be ever full.May the roof over your head be always strong.And may you be in heavenhalf an hour before the devil knows you're dead." - AnonymousThis classic toast gets at one of the key tenets of Irish philosophy. In its first two lines, a genuine and heartfelt emotion is offered. Full glasses (be they full of whiskey or ale) indicate plenty, and a solid roof indicated security. However, the last two lines are the most revealing about the Irish character. The notion that you might wish someone to sneak into heaven in such a way that you arrive there before Satan knows of your demise is an admission of a less-than-perfect life. Indeed, the assumption that while all Irish folk invoke the name of God, they all acknowledge themselves to be sinners, and in fact celebrate it, is at the core of what it means, for many, to be Irish."Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to." - AnonymousIf are Irish, you understand this quote immediately. If you are not, or simply have no experience with Irish-Americans, some explanation may be in order. You see, deep inside every Irishman is an orator waiting to come out. Standing right next to the orator on line is, of course, a singer. Get enough Irish men in a room and give them enough whiskey or ale, and you will hear a good many speeches, and perhaps even more songs. A love of declaiming one's love, one's loyalty, one's longing for one's home, distant relatives, or days gone by are deeply embedded in the Irish way of thinking."Everyone is wise until he speaks." - AnonymousThis quote is the perfect end-of-the-night, last-pint quote, sure to get assents from all present. It is especially useful for taking a good-natured poke at a windbag who has just held the floor for too long, especially if that windbag happens to be yourself. Use this quote to remind all present that talk is simply that: talk. Actions, and what is in your heart, are what counts.It can be hard to avoid cliche when toasting, especially when the room is loud, the mood is festive, or the drink is not your first of the evening. By tapping into the font of Irish wit and wisdom, you are guaranteed to achieve something more authentically Irish on St. Patrick's Day, whether you are 100 percent Irish, only part Irish, or completely devoid of the blood or Eire. Everyone, after all, is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and that is the true beauty of the holiday. Celebrate it with good humor, good friends, and one of these 6 funny Irish quotes.Most are not aware of it, but St. Patrick's Day festivities were originally intended to provide relief from the pressure to abstain from alcohol and eating meat. The Irish were a hard sell on Lent, with its 40-day program of denial, and so the Church readily agreed to celebrate the feast of the man who brought Catholicism to Ireland (and, according to legend, drove the snakes out) by lifting the bans on eating meat and drinking for a day. Next time you wonder at the vigorous celebratory activities of St. Patrick's Day, know that it was created as a sort of pressure release for Irishmen agitated by abstinence. (MORE)
The story deals with the themes of duty and devotion, selfless love, sacrifice, motherly affection and familial responsibility. Duty and devotion is said to be the central the…me of the short story. The narrator visits Ireland out of his duty and devotion. In the same way, Rose also displays her sense of duty when she shoulders the burden of the family at such an young age. Her devotion to her family members, especially to Michael, is best revealed when she sacrifices her own life for the sake of Michael. The themes of selfless love and sacrifice are also seen all throughout the story. Rose loves all her family members whereas her motherly affection towards rose is deep rooted. She even pawns the birthday gift given by the author to buy milk for Michael. When Michael is down with pneumonia she nurses him day and night, heedless of the danger to herself. As the author himself points out Rose is a little perfect mother and it is her fathomless love towards Michael that prompts her to sacrifice her own life for him. by Anish Thomas email@example.com GVHSS Kurumathur 9961091162 (MORE)
Two gentlemen of Verona and An Irish Rose, written by A.J Cronin are comparatively same in its theme or situation The story Two gentlemen of Verona, tells us about two brother…s who devoted their life fore their elder sister, Lucia who was suffering from tuberculosis. the two little brothers named Nicola and jacopo are ready to do any kind of jobs, such as selling news papers, selling fruits , polishing shoes and working as tourist Guides, to earn money. they were not ready to accept any kind of sympathy from any others In the story An Irish rose, aj Cronin displays picture of a poor girl who where devoted her life for her little baby brother. sacrifising her self for him and at last she is dieing (MORE)
A.J. Cronin has very well carved the idea of 'selfless help' and explained the importance of dedication towards relationships in the story Two Gentlemen of Verona. The story r…evolves around the two boys named Nicola and Jacopo who do numerous things to earn money only to pay for their sister's treatment who suffers from tuberculosis of the spine. The story begins with the narrator driving down the foothills of the Alps. Here is when he first encounters the two brothers selling wild strawberries. Even after the driver forbade the narrator to buy the wild fruits, he bought the biggest basket and drove towards the town. This scene emphasises on the first step of growing intimacy between the narrator and the two boys. Next day, the boys were found shining shoes in the public square. This amazed the narrator. Here is when they revealed the fact that they did numerous kinds of things to earn money. Here, the narrator is shown to develop a soft corner for them in his heart. He finds them to be innocent, serious, pleasant and earnest. The boys are very useful for the narrator. They are very willing to satisfy all that the narrator required. They were also found selling newspapers by the narrator one stormy night. One day, when the narrator asked if he could help them in any way they said they would be very grateful if they got a lift to the nearby village Poleta. Although it didn't come in the narrator's way he took them there. The boys got down in a building and asked the author to wait in a nearby café while they would be back within an hour. Eagerness led the narrator to follow the boys up to a place which was actually a hospital. On peeping through a room led by a nurse, he realised that the boys were talking to a girl who resembled them. He did not feel like intruding and thus asked the nurse the details about the boys. This is when the nurse told him there heart rendering story about their father being killed in a war and home being destroyed in a war and their sister suffering from tuberculosis. The brothers lived in a shelter and literally starved only so that they could pay for their sister's treatment. Them keeping a secret and helping their sister showed that war had not shaken their spirit. They were noble and gentle and great human beings in their own special yet subtle way. This story distinctly talks about how true the amplification says: "All that glitters is not gold," in turn explaining the fact that appearances are deceptive. (MORE)