This is another way Steinbeck show the need for companionship in his novel. Curley’s wife talks to Lennie about how she doesn’t like Curley and the life she could’ve had if she hadn't married him (Steinbeck 89). She is expressing how she dreams of a better life
Appreciating your loved ones is a big thing in life. Like you have to thank the woman that gave birth to you and the people who love you and care about you. But in the story, Constancia does not appreciate her grandmother. She thinks she is weird and she doesn’t appreciate her at all. In the story she walk behind her from a distance because she is afraid that someone she knows might see her and she doesn’t want to be embarrassed.
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).
The tulips can be seen to represent the love and concern that other people have for the speaker, for example her family, and that these people are there for her and that she is not alone. However, the speaker then personifies the tulips and describes them as ‘too excitable'. The personification represents the company of people which the speaker dislikes as she ‘didn't want any flowers'. The tulips could also represent the giver's affectionate feelings towards the speaker but she seems to want to get away from these feelings; she does not want to love or be loved, she wants to be left alone. The colour of the tulips is also significant as they are red, which can be considered a cheerful, bright colour, illustrating the lack of isolation.
As Alvi grew older, she became more inclined to accept the Pakistani culture, as she “... pictured her birthplace from fifties photograph.” When she looks at her photographs from Pakistan where she was born, she remembers the “fractured land”, which was struggling under war, and she remembers her aunts being “screened from male visitors, sorting presents, wrapping them in tissue.” The poet mentions the aspects of the Pakistani culture without expressing any opinions, or emotions, which may show her inability to connect with some parts of the Pakistani culture. Then she becomes a distant observer as she sees the beggars and sweeper girls, the horrors of her native land and realizes that she has “no fixed nationality.” The poem ended with Alvi finally accepting her mixed race and multicultural identity. Even though she cannot call herself only Pakistani or British, her staring at the Shalimar Gardens through the fretwork gives the readers a sense that even though the Pakistani culture is distant from her she still wishes to connect with it. Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” is written during 1978, where racism exist particularly in America. “Still I Rise” is a powerful
“Poem for My Sister” written by Liz Lochhead, is a poem describing the relationship between two sisters and their experiences. As with almost all siblings, the younger sister looks up to her older sister and strives to be like her whereas the older sister in this poem has been through numerous hardships and troubles in her life and warns her stubborn sister to not follow in her footsteps. The reader can relate to the poem as they are either an adult or a child and both ages apprehend the feelings and emotions that the characters are experiencing. A deeper meaning this poem suggests is that the experience of adulthood should be seen as advice for the upcoming generations. The poet has shown how easily influenced children are and how they strive to be like their elders by using shoes as a representation and symbol for different lifestyles.
I chose to read and analyze the poem titled “Wallflowers” by Donna Vorreyer and it conveys a theme of social isolation. The speaker is referencing the “uncommon words” to the abandonment that the subject endures. They don’t fit a particular mold that people will recognize, people don’t tend to use these “words” as often as they may use other words. They feel as if their lack of recognition will decrease their value. The subject begin to realize that if they find community within each other then they can create their own little community to escape the loneliness that constantly haunts them.
Duffy’s Feminism and Dramatic Monologues: A Study of Some Poems from The World’s Wife. Yasser K. R. Aman, Minia University, Egypt. Abstract This research aims at investigating Carol Ann Duffy’s representation of feminist issues by recalling historical, religious and mythological figures using the dramatic monologue. Duffy subverts feminine archetypes through a series of dramatic monologues in her volume The World’s Wife whose structure is based on an eclectic mixture of influences that build up intertextual and metatextual webs reflected in themes of love, as well as the loss of love, sexist oppression, sadness and loneliness, and many others. Be it noted that The World’s Wife shows difficulties, set by a patriarchal society, in the way of women as well as men.
The poetry of Moniza Alvi reflects her unique position within the lens of a globalized society. Having been born in Pakistan, yet moving before she could formulate a proper Pakistani identity and growing up in London, England Alvi grapples with her place in both cultures and her poetry reflects this struggle. She, along with many other artists and writers, utilizes her confusion and dissociation with her native country to fuel her poetry. Additionally, her writing serves as a means of release and catharsis for her uncertain identity. The relationship that Alvi has to her country of birth is shaky and complicated because she is expected to represent both cultures and finds that although she is Pakistani it is her London roots that she finds the
Pip is in love with a girl named Estella who he met as a young boy at Miss Havisham’s, Estella’s mother, house. Pip has confessed his love to Estella multiple times but she continues to say that she does not love him back. Pip thinks of her in everything he does but eventually admits that he no longer loves her. Dickens wrote an original ending to the book but was coerced to change it by his publisher. The endings are different and give very different endings and feelings of the book to the reader.
Harwood suggests that the role of motherhood forces one to give up their passion and careers. In the poem, 'Suburban Sonnet ', Harwood uses the pseudonym of Miriam Stone to explore the loss of identity that a mother can experience. The use of personal pronouns not only shows the loss of identity of this women, but also Harwood suggests that this is universal and is affecting many other women. The women 'who played for Rubinstein ' shows that this poem is more than a personal lament, but rather a comment on society that in order to become a mother, you must sacrifice your passion and career. The use of unpleasant imagery 'children chatter, then scream and fight ' highlights the burn and 'annoyance ' of the children.
When I read Museum Indians I thought that the metaphor most important to the text was “I am her shadow and witness” This quote from the story means that the author feels like her mother is the main part of anything the two do while she is in the background, hidden and unseen. The effect it has on the text is that the reader is now able to comprehend that throughout the whole story that she compares herself to her mother. The tone I receive as the reader, is disappointed and insignificant. This is because when she describes her mother it is all sunshine and lollipops but when she writes about herself it is like a gloomy day with rain.
Bradstreet said in “The Prologue” how her poems were probably going to be received, “I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits,/ A poet’s pen all scorn I should thus wrong,/ For such despite they cast on female wits:/ If what I do prove well, it won’t advance, They’ll say it’s sto’n, or else it was by chance,’ (Bradstreet 25-30). She’s saying that most people will think she needs to put down the pen and pick up the needle to sew for her family. If she does write something worthwhile, everyone will believe that either she plagiarized it or that it was a lucky shot. When she says “female wits” we know that if she were a man she would not be questioned as much as a poet. She feels, because of her gender, as if she can’t write about, “wars, of captains, and of kings, / Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, / For my mean pen are too superior things…” (Bradstreet 1-3).