Mish continues to use imagery to add to the sorrowful tone. This is seen in the line, “the suddenly apparent age lines in her neck” (line 6). This only adds to the sadness that the speaker is feeling and the fact that the age lines are “suddenly apparent” suggests the reader did not realize her mother aging and death caught her off guard, adding to the sorrow tone and highlighting the idyllic way the author viewed her mother when alive. This stanza ultimately sets up the rest of the poem as Mish starts to notice the imperfections and signs of age on her mother. The speaker is transfixed with her mother and the changes that have occurred to her body, especially as they compare to the way in which she saw her mother in
Her poems explore her own mental anguish, the troubled marriage with Ted Hughes, her disturbed relations with her parents, and her self-perception. Her only work of fiction was The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published a month before her death. The Bell Jar has become a classic not only in American literature but also in feminist discourse. It chronicles the life of Esther Greenwood who wins a chance to be a guest
Mr. Mallard walked through the front door, unknown that everyone had thought he was dead. Once seeing her now alive husband, Mrs. Mallard’s heart problems drop made her dead down to the floor. In this story Mrs. Mallard is a dynamic character who Chopin uses to show how MARRIAGE OFTEN OPPRESSES PEOPLE INTO RESTRICTIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT BEING A SELF SUFFICIENT, INDIVIDUAL AND FREQUENTLY STOPS THE CURIOSITY OF WHAT ELSE THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER. At the beginning of the short story Mrs. Mallard is taken by the news of her husband’s death, since their whole lives seem to revolve around each other. The childish weeping in her room portrays her as a weak and fragile wife, but nonetheless loving toward her spouse.
presents various symbols that connect to characters and themes. Similarly, so does the metafiction story of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.” Actually, without symbolism in these two stories, the meaning of the story would be lost to the reader. Summary and Symbolism in “A Rose for Emily” In “A Rose for Emily,” the author, Faulkner, describes the life of a women after the death of her family and the abandonment of her friends. The story is about a female named Emily whose father dies of natural causes, and she is left with little money except for her house and an African American manservant. The manservant is a very loyal person who stays by Emily’s side till her own death.
For example, Day 1, Samantha and her parents lost the trust and love they had for each other. Day 2, Juliet lost her relationship with the four girls. Day 3, Samantha gains a relationship with her little sister she could never get along with. The author does this to create a continuous amount amount of allusion. As Samantha lives everyday, she starts it off the exact same way as well as if she didn’t fight through the day to discover why Juliet is trying to take her life.
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.
Detailed summary of IMMIGRANT The Novel Immigrant portrays the life of a female protagonist named Nina who works as a lecturer in Miranda House. At a very early age she had lost her father and was compelled to live under the shelter of her grandparents along with her mother. Her father passed away because of sudden cardiac arrest leaving Nina and her mother Shanthi in distress. Nina made her first step towards freedom as she got the lectureship in her alma mater and freed her mother from the scorn of her grandparents. Nina who had lost her father tried finding his replacement in Rahul, her English professor while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Miranda House; Rahul was a serial lover to whom she lost her virginity in her innocence.
A Fine Balance, Mistry’s second novel, chronicles the sufferings of out-casts and innocents trying to survive in the state of Internal Emergency of the 1970s. The four protagonists are Dina Dalal, poor a Parsi woman, widowed after only three years of marriage. Maneck, the son of an old school friend of Dina, and two tailors, Ishvar and his rephew Om, members of the untouchable caste. As Dharan comments: “In his portrayal of the mosaic urban community life, he also focuses on the interaction of the Parsis with other communities. Read as fiction, Mistry’s books are illustrations of the fine art of story-telling” (104).
The Vine of Desire is a continuous of the story of two women charaters, Sudha and Anju from the novel, Sister of My Heart. The story is set in the US. The novel begins with the death of the unborn son of Anju. She faces depression and loneliness after she loses her son. She seeks the help of her cousin, Sudha.
The novel depicts the story of a girl Chuiya who is the victim of inhuman traditions and practices of the society during the period of independence. At the age of eight, Chuiya embraces widowhood. Chuiya hardly remembers being married to the 41 years old man. According to the demand of traditions, she has to accompany his dead body to Varanasi where he will be cremated and she is expected to live in a widow’s ashram on the banks of the Ganga. The plot of the novel is woven around Chuiya and her friend young, beautiful Kalyani, a widow who is exploited as a prostitute.