The irony contributes to the story by adding insight into the way Dee behaved in the past compared to how she behaves now. For a character who hates her home so much, it is very ironic that she comes back and wants to take family heirlooms, such as the butter churn and quilts, home with her to cherish. “ ‘This churn top is what I need… And I want the dasher, too’ ” (171). “ ‘Mama, Wangero said sweet as a bird. Can I have these quilts?’... ‘These are all pieces of dresses Grandma used to wear.
Sister also points out that she has to prepare the green tomato pickle since “Mama had turned both the niggers loose.” Mama shames Stella-Rondo for making such a dish that will not agree with Uncle Rondo or Shirley-T. At this point Sister feels as if she is being criticized by every family member and can not please anyone. Due to this story being told in first-person point of view, it is vital that Sister retell the story exactly as it happens. However, the reader must take into account Sister’s altered state of mind when reading the
She talks about how people stereotype because of one's skin color. "The truth is we liked watermelon in our family. But the only times we ate it well, those were secret moments, private moments, guilty, even shameful moments, never unburdened by the thought of what might happen if our white neighbors saw us enjoying the primeval fruit. We were always on display when it came to things stereotypical.”(Williams) Williams describes how her and her family get judged on the food they like. Williams and her family were afraid to eat the foods they love because the white neighbors will make fun of them.
“Then washed my mouth out with Ivory soap” this is a very old school tradition that parents did to children when they found out that they were cursing. The mother says she is doing this to “ purify and cleanse your lying tongue” but the way the girl took it was
Pies Pies Pies….. That was Hilly favorite dessert to eat, but not just anyone’s pie “Minny’s Pies”. She ate them till they were almost gone; all the way down to the end. She made Minny so mad by firing her, so she just had to get her back. So she just watched Hilly eat the pie till she ate so much of it. Hilly’s mother wanted some but Minny didn’t want her to have any because it was ALL for Hilly.
That kernel is like a seed, a mans seed. In the poem the character Jeanie gave into the Goblins call as well “Do you not remember Jeanie, How she met them in the in the moonlight , took their gifts both choice and many” (Goblin Market). I believe Jeanie took a kernel stone as well and watched it bloom, “ then fell with the first snow” (Goblin Market). Jeanie and Laura are like loved crazed women. They gave up huge part of them selves to a Goblin (man), and wanted something to show for it.
She has also always loved taking handicraft classes in different things for example: to plate birch bark, or tend fish skin, glass fusing, spinning yarn (etc). When I asked her what her hopes for the future was she said “I hope that greediness and corruption will disappear” and “also spend time with my grandchildren obviously” I also asked her what she wanted to work as, as a kid. And she told me “While growing up, I always wanted to become a veterinarian” “Why is that?” I asked “So that I could buy all the bulls in Spain to prevent bullfighting, because it’s torture”. And I agreed. She met her husband Goran, when she studied to become a nurse.
Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was. But, she still lost her child after living to see her be trampled upon the same way she was. She raised another child, her granddaughter, Janie. And, now, Janie is entering the same remorseless territory, where she 's liable to be trampled upon, at any time,
In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area. There were no reported early criminal acts completed by Nannie Doss before her serial killings. Her household was very strict and she could not get out and do things with others. She committed 11 murders.The Giggling Granny completed her first murder while being with her first husband.
As the mother is telling Dee that she cannot have the quilts, she shows her surprise when Dee "gasps like a bee had stung her" (64). By using this simile, the mother shows her revulsion at the new and artificial personality her daughter has adopted. As the family talks over dinner, the mother states about Dee that "she talked a blue streak over the sweet potatoes" (62). Dee is complimenting her mother's food, yet immediately afterwards, she asks for a churn top, a dasher, and some old quilts that she had not wanted recently before. This metaphor tells the reader that the compliments Dee gave her were empty and fake.
After waiting for 20 minutes she had got mad and started talking to herself in a mad way, but little did she know that Tyron was hiding behind the tree so nobody could see him. After listening to her mumble on he showed himself and gave her the bracelet back. She had told him that he needs to leave because if anyone had seen him then he would be
My mama had finished her story by telling me she’d been mortified and didn’t know what to do. So, she did what I guess anyone in her situation would have done. She left. The funny thing is though. At the time of all this happening, she’d been standing in line behind Kolinski at the checkout holding a package of aspirin and some salve ointments for me that were supposedly good for curing poison ivy.