“I couldn't possibly tell anyone the truth: how worthless and ugly Niang made me feel most of the time…” (54). It is important because it supports the belief that Adeline feels despised by her family. This proves that Niang is seriously affecting her stepdaughter's feelings. Adeline is treated unfairly by her family, especially by her parents. In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah’s story about her childhood experiences, she suffered and she wasn't happy, but she always knew things would get better someday.
When Socs attacked Johnny and Ponyboy, a Soc started drowning Ponyboy. So, Johnny went in to help by killing Bob. For example, “You killed him, huh, Johnny?” “Yeah.” His voice quavered slightly. “I had to. They were drowning you, Pony.
Chinese Cinderella is a modern take on the classic Cinderella fairytale, written by Adeline Yen Mah, who writes about her story growing up about her neglectful family similar to the classic fairytale. From the beginning of the story we get a sense of the tone of the story, despair. We start of with a hyperbolic feeling of leaving school, “relentlessly” and “end of school forever”. This shows how Yen Mah 's dreads the thought and possibility of going back to her family. We are also shown, with a great description, about how the thought of returning to her family literally caused her physical pain; “throbbed at the back of my mind like a persistent toothache”, this also makes the reader sympathize with her, we 've all experienced a pain
The Giants are actually cannibalistic and the hunger for human flesh. If that’s not enough for you then take the Landlady for an example. The woman that greets Billy Weaver is actually a murderer. He is totally blind to it at first, but later realizes that she is kind of a creep with no personal space. She laced the tea she gave to Billy with poison so that he would fall asleep and die, but before the poison took affect on him, he noticed that the dog that was curled up so calmly next to the fire, was actually dead and stuffed and so was the parrot.
In the short story “Marigolds”, by Eugenia W. Collier, the marigolds, which symbolize hope, convey the theme that everything isn’t always easy but don’t give up hope and keep trying. The setting of the story takes place in a poor Maryland city during the Great Depression. Lizabeth is trying to find out who she is when her parents have a loud conversation about their problems, causing Lizabeth to go destroy Miss Lottie’s marrigolds. In the beginning, Lizabeth says how she feels about the marrigolds: “For some peverse reason, we children hated those marigolds. They interfered with the perfect ugliness of the place; they were too beautiful; they did not make sense.” This portrays the idea that everything was awful during this time, and she didn’t
Indirectly, Steinbeck lets us know that she is not happy in her life. Elisa is stuck in the role of trying to be the perfect housewife, when all she really wants is a life happiness and love. “She turned up her coat collar…she was crying weakly—like an old woman” (Steinbeck 5). When Elisa saw her flowers in the middle of the road, it made her realize that what she had done earlier in the day was ridiculous and lousy. While Elisa has a soft side to herself, we mainly see her trying to be strong the whole
“It hurts when the person who made you feel special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today”. Chinese Cinderella is about a little girl named Adeline who was an unwanted daughter. Her father and stepmother showed her no love, she had only two family members who cared about her, her Ye Ye and her Aunt Baba. Adeline’s parents did not support her and treated her like a slave, but Ye Ye and Aunt Baba treated her like a precious little treasure. Adeline was a truly bright girl and without her Grandfather and Aunt’s support she would not have been where she is today.
After attempting to explain the significance of the club’s name, she points out that the daughters think their mothers are stupid because of their broken English, while the mothers are intolerant with their daughters who are not ready to understand the cultural nuances of their language. In the beginning section of the novel “Feathers from a Thousand Li Away” introduces the first group of stories in the novel which starts with a parable that implies a language gap between the mother and daughter, in which June quotes from the prologue saying, For a long time now the woman had wanted to give her daughter the single swan feather and tell her, This feather may look worthless, but it comes from afar and carries with it all my good intentions." And she waited, year after year, for the day she could tell her daughter this in perfect American English ( JLC
During the novel, we get to know that Catherine is very afraid of the rain, but why? Wait, isn’t rain a symbol of rebirth, springtime, and cozy lovers snuggling? Yes. In page (19.123) “It`s very hard on loving. (19.137) “I`m afraid of the rain because sometimes I see me dead in it” “And sometimes I see you dead in it” that explains everything, in my opinion I think that Catherine is afraid of the rain maybe because when her fiance died during the war.
Throughout the first part of the play, Medea is suffering and crying about how hopeless she is after Jason has abandoned her. She is hysterical at times and at one-point wishes for her own death. According to the Nurse, her suffering is the consequence of being too passionately in love with Jason. The trait of being obsessed can be considered Medea’s tragic flaw which eventually leads her to her downfall. Later, the Nurse shows us her wisdom by constantly and correctly predicting that Medea will do something ruthless to her children.