Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome. I had to have a homemade desert on the table for my husband every night” (Brown 3). Such experiences reflected her poetry, significantly. Pastan uses many poetic devices, such as metaphors.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story set in the 1890s about a female narrator who struggles with postpartum depression. She moves into a home for the summer with her husband, John. Since she has this sickness, John forbids her from doing any sort of activities other than some houes work. If she was doing anything, her husband would want her to rest to help with her illness. This was a common "cure" known at the rest cure back then.
When her father died she was so sad and depressed that she tore up one of the paintings of her father that she painted when she was little, when her father was still young. When she finally started to accept her father’s death she began to show her work in New York galleries, where she long time best friend Edgar Degas bought many of her paintings to always keep her in his memory, because he knew that this would be the last time that he would be able see her, and her art work. The 1890s was her most creative time because she saw her world in a whole new light and wanted to capture it in her new paintings. She still didn 't move away for the mother and child love that she always drew, now the paintings were more vibrant with color and had more light and dark form the light of the
She described the wallpaper as, “the color is repellant, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight,” (227). The color yellow tends to represent the sun and can be interpreted as happiness, positivity, and joy; although, the narrator says that it is an unclean yellow that made her feel sick. This analogy implies that the narrator is in a position where she is ill but is not getting the help she desperately needs. The narrator goes on to say, “No wonder the children hated it! I should hate it myself if I had to live in this room long,” (227).
He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain. It is apparent that she feels negatively toward her father; although, she loves him still after being a horrible father to her. When she calls him daddy she begins to hint at the love and endearment she still holds for him. The words payday and bill shape the poem to be about money; however, when reading more thoroughly it is actually about time. In the poem, money is a reference to time.
Everyone experiences jealousy at some point in their life, and it usually ends up hurting them because they want to know the feeling so badly. In the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury and in the song “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, they both show how jealousy can hurt you and in some cases, someone else. In “All Summer in a Day” all the kids are waiting to see the sun for the first time on the planet Venus where the sun comes every seven years. All the kids are from Venus, except for Margot, who lived on Earth until she was four, and she remembers what the sun looks like.
He seems to push away his wife and this can bee seen in the beginning when he talks about her poems. He states “she was always trying to write a poem. she wrote a poem or two every year, usually after something really important had happened to her. when we first started going out together she showed me the
Many people have gone through the heartbroken experience of losing someone special, like how Ishmael did. Readers who became independent at a very young age can relate to Ishmael. On page 49, Ishmael walked for two days straight and felt afraid. This mutual connection between the narrator and readers increases the readers’ interest to continue reading. Therefore, I strongly recommend this memoir for all people to read.
Connie's mother looked at her daughter with disgust as she talked down to her about her looks. This was because Connie could not live up to what her sister was. Connie’s family just wants her to be like her sister so much so that Connie was always compared to June; “June did this, June did that” (324). When Connie’s family leaves, she “sat with her eyes closed in the sun, dreaming and dazed with the warmth about her as if this were a kind of love, the caresses of love” in this way she feels as her family leaves her she dreams of what it would feel like to be loved (326). Connie feels this way because she has yet to feel love in such this way leaving her vulnerable.
“I’ve got out at last, in spite of you and Jane. And i’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can 't put me back.” She wanted the woman in the yellow wallpaper to escape so she helped her out. Because her husband traumatized her she was always nervous and emotional. She couldn’t even think straight it 's was that bad. In conclusion “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are some of many great short stories written in the 1800’s.
Bumble bee was his nickname for me, and hearing it for, for what I thought would be the last time, brought me in a river of tears. My little sister, who is two years old, she didn’t know what was going on she just thought dad was going to work. She is always sad when dad leaves but today I said “don’t worry Salie, daddy is going away for a little while but then he will be back”, or at least I hope so. It was a 3½ years since dad left I was still sad we haven’t heard from him in 3 months. We hoped he was alive, but I was so afraid that he was gone forever.
In The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner, upset Francesca try’s to figure life out. To Start, Francesca who lives in North Carolina just started summer. The day after school ended she sees her dad in Mrs. Merrill’s house. Francesca went into a deadlock, and thought ok maybe he is asking her a question. Meanwhile, the days went on and her mom still does not speak to her from that day with Simon’s death.
A women who had over 30 operations becomes famous for her effective and interesting paintings. Frida Kahlo’s life was a sad mystery. Besides the 30 operations, she broke her back for a long year. After her heart broke down of living lonely, having no school, no sports, and having nothing to do while recovering her back, she eventually began painting. Frida’s painting were mostly frightening and deadly.