“Waxen Wings” Literary Analysis All her life, Birdie experiences failure. However, the only thing that she takes away from the experience is success. So, whether this is a tragedy or not, Birdie only sees it as a chance to be triumphant. In Ha Songnan’s “Waxen Wings”, the character Birdie grows up wanting to fly and the ways that she attempts to achieve this goal shapes her into the person that she will become. Songnan uses a sequential structure in order to take the reader through the highs and lows of Birdies’ life.
Edna yearns to finally be able to spread her wings and fly away, so that she can’t think and feel for herself. Her deepest desires are to be free from the burden of her family and society that are constantly trying to suppress. Therefore, against society’s expectations she begins to gain knowledge through sex, art and love through her affair with Alcée Arobin as well as through her deep desire for Robert Lebrun. Edna begins spreading her wings when she explores and gains all of the knowledge to make a decision to fly on her own. Chopin describes Edna’s escape through Mademoiselle Reisz hugging Edna “put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades to see if my wings were strong, she said.
Cody became so good at what he did he was appointed Chief of scouts (39) In 1876 during the height of the war with the Indians, Cody spotted an Indian warband and after recruiting some other scouts engaged them in a skirmish. Cody dueled an Indian decorated with ornaments known as yellow hand and after killing him scalped his head and raised it into the air (55-58). This battle with yellow hand would be performed in his show and become one of the most famous parts of the Wild West show. He finally got to put on a show at his home town in 1882. As Reis explains in 1882 after 10 years in the theater Cody was challenged to put on a fourth of July celebration at his home town.
The drive for success is also very present in both Fitzgerald and Gatsby, from young ages both wanted to become very successful. F. Scott Fitzgerald was successful in accomplishing a marriage with Zelda, as Gatsby was unable to marry his love Daisy. Also his wife Zelda has many similarities to Daisy. Daisy who was married to Tom Buchanan in the book The Great Gatsby. Tom and Daisy 's marriages are very similar to F. scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda 's marriage.
I too agree with you that Amelia Earhart was a major hero in history for her numerous records of flying, and her immense bravery. Amelia defies the common stereotype that men can only be expert pilots, she even changed the perspective of the lives of many young women. She was determined, and passionate about flying, which only drove her to accede the boundaries of the female pilot. I feel that the reason why Amelia pushed so hard to succeed was due to her competition with men, and wanting to prove herself to them. Amelia strived to become a successful, and hardworking women that is well known today, and the search for Amelia Earhart continues even today.
Other young men and women soon wanted to fly. And the people said, “Why don’t you give it a try?” The sky’s still big, and the sky’s still high, But you’re bound to get there, by and by. Just remember her words, ‘Til the day you die, “Nobody Owns the Sky!” Reeve Lindbergh dedicated her poem to the family of Bessie Coleman with admiration and respect from another flying family. “It looks like a good day for flying.” “Miss Bessie Coleman (Queen Bess), the daredevil aviator accomplished her goal in her short life. She made a difference and she did “amount to something.” Mae Jemison, M.D.
This is such a fantastic book for both girls and boys. It is an empowering book for young girls which depicts a female character excelling in engineering. It also has a positive message for both genders that teaches the only failure is if you give up. Rosie becomes disheartened when her helicopter crashes and wants to give up, but learns that even though her invention crashed, it DID fly and so it was a success! This would be a good book to tie into history by discussing the Rosie the Riveters in WW
Amelia 's invention worked with a few tweaks of adjustment. (Davis, 1972) When It was just right she tried it out and said, "I flew!" (Davis, 1972) Her and her cousins and friends made, the "rolly coaster." (Davis, 1972) A Famous Flight After her inspiration she was completely into flying and planes. One of her famous first flights was the Friendship.
He uses the line, “…three geese inna flock…one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” (pg. 239). A powerful line for corresponding the title with the work, it is also a metaphor for McMurphy and his two female friends, Candy and Sandy. Candy and Sandy would be represented as the two geese who flew east and west, helping the lead goose give the patients some form of hope. They help the patients see what people from the real world are like, let them know that just because they indulge in sex and
In 1928 Amelia accepted an offer to join a crew of a flight across the atlantic. Her manager Putnam who soon became her husband in 1931, arranged all her flying engagements, many which were followed by lecture tours. Those tours were staged to gain maximum publicity. Earhart became world-renowned as "the first woman to fly the Atlantic. “Earhart became upset by reports that she was largely a puppet figure created by her publicist husband and that she was something less than a competent aviator.