The point of view in the story “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker plays a big part. Throughout the story, one of Mama’s daughters came to visit. The way Mama and Maggie see her is not in a very pleasant way. In fact, they are scared to tell her no when it comes to anything. From Mama’s perspective Dee seems like this rude, stuck up, spoiled child because she had the opportunity to go out and expand her education, while Mama and Maggie continued to live their lives on the farm.
Eveline had two brothers, but the one brother had died and the other went away: " Ernest was dead and Harry, who was in the church decorating business, was nearly always down somewhere in the country” (Joyce). This shows that Eveline has no siblings to take care of as her mother had wanted her too. Her brother, Harry, has moved away so she feels the need that "She was going to go away like the others, to leave her home” (Joyce). Eveline had to grow up and learn to be responsible as she had to take care of the family. In "Missing Pieces in Joyce 's Dubliners" explains the role Eveline had to portray, "The young woman knows from her own life and the life of her mother that the job of wife can be mean and unrewarding, and that marriage can be hell for a woman, a brutalized life " 'of commonplace sacrifices closing in final craziness '" (French 40).
We can 't confuse not shielding your children from reality and not treating them as fragile flowers with people who are just horrible parents and treat their kids as adults because they simply don 't care. From a distance, by Rose attempting to pursue her art career as opposed to finding a real job and getting money so she 'll be able to provide for her family seems like her showing her kids at a young age that money isn 't everything and you need to follow your heart. She is fooling both her children and readers as she just wants to do what 's best for her as opposed to what 's best for her family. Rose is a mother who doesn 't seem to care much about their kids livelihood. She decided to spend her entire day drawing and painting as opposed to finding a real job and providing for her children.
Runaway Theme, Plot and Conflict Theme: Through ‘Runaway’, Alice Munro intends to show that women themselves are the source of the problem as they resist change, especially women like Carla who are so used to their lives in the countryside that they are mostly dependent on the source of income, in this case, Clark. She may have also written this to depict events of her own life, when she divorced her first husband, James Munro to get a sense of real freedom and joy but soon after married a second husband because she did not like her life so much. In ‘Runaway’, Carla is shown to be a very complex and intricate character as she realizes her limitations when making her own decisions. Initially, Carla seems confident to leave Clark and Sylvia helps her to escape, but as soon as she gets of the bus station outside of town, she realizes she can’t really survive without his security
She takes anger out on her father, but she realizes after they leave there has been a horrible accident and so she starts to regret not saying goodbye to her father. She know longer knows if they are safe, so she starts to worry. Soto explains, “Reluctantly, she walked out in her robe to the front yard and, looking down at the ground, said goodbye to the garden hose at his feet.” The symbol “saving money” shows that Maria is growing up,
She struggled for a couple of days until she was able to understand and contemplate the children. In the process of learning what to do with them, she starts to get mentally attached to the children, and didn’t realize how much she valued the kids until Odile took them back. The departure of the children living her alone made her realize how lonely she was. She owned a farm, was an independent woman, and had workers work for her. Throughout the short story, she lets the reader know that once settled in the ideal life; it is essential to think about other factors that can make your life happier.
Elizabeth is obligated by the social pressure, marrying Walter despite love does not exist between them. She admits that the marriage has brought her painful memories, as she said the that chrysanthemums do not smell good to her, because “it was chrysanthemums when I married him” and “the first time they ever bought him home drunk, he'd got brown chrysanthemums in his button-hole”. Chrysanthemums “symbolize ‘the cycle of birth, marriage, defeat and drunkenness, and death’s associated with the marriage” to her. (Bağlama, 2013) She realises “what a stranger he was to her” only after Walter's death, and she has been “fighting a husband who did not exist”. However, Annie as a little girl can already make little decisions that favor herself, for example, she asked her mother “let's have our tea” (582), without the father.
Starting from the introduction after her parents pass away and leave her an orphan to be raised by her cruel Aunt Reed, Jane is not recognized as a member of the family. She is treated not as one of Mrs. Reed’s servants but just as equal to their rank. Jane experiences the same feeling while studying at the boarding school Lowood. From her abusive upbringing, she never believed that she was worthy of much, though she did not truly believe she was worthless. Jane more and more feels the need to belong somewhere.
Bereavement and the Psyche: A Thematic Approach. The themes of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter are similar, in that, both stories seem to portray the importance of following the Kübler Ross Grief Cycle. This cycle is typically referred to as the ‘five stages of grief,’ and is comprised of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, respectively. In each story, the protagonist is affected by the death of an influential person in their lives; moreover, neither follow the suggested cycle. This lack of acceptance coincides with an increase in mental instability and emotional volatility relative to the alternative approach.
She wished to build her own social life which her father, a post-colonial bourgeoisie did not allow. Both Kihuthu and his wife knew their daughter suffered loneliness. The social setting did not allow relations, only master-servant relation, anything more was prohibited. Kihuthu has his hawk eye on his daughter everywhere, in school or at home and relations within different homesteads was also forbidden. Caroline chose to cross the social bridge and break her suffering by reaching out for Chuma, a house boy that she was not supposed to have second thoughts about.