While in the red tent Dinah would listen to her mothers as they explained their lives and the stories of their mother. “The other reason women wanted daughters was to keep their memories alive.” (Diamant 3). This was because women were often forgotten in stories and so they had to give them to their daughters. Dinah became close with her mother and her aunts, whom she also called her mothers since her father married them, because she was the only daughter to carry on their memories. The sharing of stories within the red tent created
Faith shares her spiritual experience that pertains to Mrs. Trent while working in her aunt’s hair salon. A few months after Mrs. Trent’s death, Faith receives a card addressed from Mrs. Trent. The inscription is the verse from Song of Songs 8:6, “Place me like a seal over your hart, like a seal on your arm for love is as strong as death…” (151). Eisner expresses to the reader the note written by Mrs. Trent was to her daughter Faith just before she disappeared. According to one scholar Song of Songs 8:6, “some read this as a wish for nearness: If only I were her little seal-ring / the keeper of her finger!
When Eadlyn’s mother was recovering from her heart attack the author describes her as frail and trying to look like she wasn't in pain. Even when she was in pain she still looked amicable. “A second later she stopped smiling at all and moved both of her hands to her chest.” (Cass 50). Another visual the author depicts is when, Eadlyn needed a new dress and look for the report, she chose one of her mother's dresses. The dress was described as a deep red, with long lace sleeves and very full at the bottom.
The author corresponds the beginning and end of the passage to display the craved perfect woman. In the beginning, the girl informs the readers of what the priest tells her when she directly states, “He told me God had chosen to make me as a special girl, a sort of bride…[that] I was lucky, because I would stay innocent all my life, no man would want to pollute me…I would go straight to heaven” (Atwood 264). This innocence the priest mentioned was an expected quality women were supposed to have until they were wed. In addition to virginal innocence, during her funeral, the girl wore white “fitting for a virgin” to increase the significance of this chastity. Reaching the end of the story, the same innocent girl comes back into view.
An example from the text is, “A strange day, but I did my best; and when I put mother’s little black shawl round the boy while he sat up panting for breath, he smiled and said, ‘You are real motherly ma’am.’” This shows the reader Louisa’s contribution because she is a very comforting and supporting nurse. She makes sure that all of her patients stay calm and feel welcomed. As well as this the text states, “But all were well behaved; and I sat looking at the twenty strong faces as they looked back at me,--hoping that I looked ‘motherly’ to them; for my thirty years made me feel old and the suffering around me made me long to comfort everyone…” This, once again, demonstrates that Louisa May Alcott was a very good nurse, since she hoped that everyone was consoled and she had all of her patients best interests in mind. One last example from the text is, “A solemn time, but I’m glad to live in it; and am sure it will do me good whether I come out alive or dead.” This is a clear illustration of Alcott’s contribution to the Civil War because it emphasizes how dedicated she was to helping the soldiers who were, unfortunately, wounded in the war. She is very selfless and is always thinking about what 's best for the patients.
Connie at the age of nine years old finds herself lost “In the street garbage” (223). Then suddenly she is picked up by a nun called, Mary Magna, who provides her with the deepest emotions of maternal love and care. As Morrison describes it, “She fallen in love with Consolata” (223). As grown-up woman, Connie, or Consolata, comes to grasp life with its delightfulness and warmth. She is described as the woman who has never removed her sunglasses and
Everyday use is a short story by Alice Walker published in her 1973 collection in Love and Trouble. This story revolves around the relationship between a mother and her daughters. The story concerns a young woman who has visited her mother in the village after a very long time. She thinks herself very educated and smart and attempts unsuccessfully to get the quilt which her mother had promised to gift to her younger daughter on her wedding. Another story, The Lottery is one of the most famous American short story written by Shirley Jackson.
It is a contrast in comparison to many of Plath's other poems, which are suffused with despair, it is full of tenderness and love. It is a new beginning for both Plath and her baby. This sets the tone as she answers her newbornrole as a new mother. The opening line of the poem – ‘love set you like 's cry, still unsure of her a fat gold watch’ – suggests that her baby is precious. Her baby is depicted as a “new statue in a drafty museum…” This emphasizes the child’s beauty, like a statue.
The poem focuses on a woman’s feelings of apprehension and awe upon the birth of her child. The first word of “Morning Song” is “love”. This sets the tone as the young mother responds to her newborn infant’s cry, still unsure of her role. The opening line of the poem, “love set you going like a fat gold watch”, suggests how her new baby is something precious. However, the image of the watch also suggests how the child has entered the world of time, a world which neither she nor her mother can control.
And she smiled at me and wrapped me in a warm embrace. My mother believed I was going to do great things. She’d always tell me I’m her precious baby girl. But the one day I came home after school hoping to see her waiting for me, she wasn’t. I ran top to bottom in a frantic search for her.