The two become fast friends despite their differences. The two meet at five every afternoon in an abandoned garden lot and play games. Just as the name implies, Bossy Best Friend orders Little Girl around in her games of Mother May I and Barbies. Little Girl is chastised by Bossy Best Friend because she enjoys reading and taking care of tomato plants. When a disagreement over a certain tomato plant ensues Bossy Best Friend instructs Little Girl to not touch the plant.
Byatt uses physical death and friendship to represent the death of the girls’ innocence. Alys was described as, “quite extraordinarily pretty,” (Byatt 227). The emphasis of her cute appearance and her curious personality is representative of childhood innocence as a whole. Penny and Primrose, “were too excited about meeting and liking each other,”(Byatt 227) to want Alys tagging along with them, so when the younger girl asked to accompany them, they ran off in an attempt to leave her behind. However, while the two girls managed to hide from the Thing they find, Alys presumably fell into its path and was destroyed.
A Doll’s House: Nora’s Transformation Nora changes faces through the play. She acts as if she is a selfish and foolish woman during the beginning of the play. After a while her true colors start to show, and her character shows true corruption. At the beginning of A Doll’s House, Nora seems spoiled, happy, and is living the good life.
In the vignette, “The Monkey Garden,” Cisneros uses similes, personification, and juxtaposition to show how the garden quickly changes from a child’s playground to a place of haunting grownup memories. In the beginning, Cisneros uses similes to describe the carefree nature of the garden: “There were big green apples hard as knees. And everywhere the sleepy smell of rotting wood, damp earth, and dusty hollyhocks thick and perfumey like the blue-blonde hair of the dead" (Cisneros 95). Initially, Esperanza and the other children are young and naive and play in the garden without any worries. The garden is a place of childhood innocence and shows that although Esperanza wants desperately to grow up, she is still a child.
All of the people before the girl were just trying to get a bargain on the bird not even thinking about it’s happiness or well-being. The sick girl could have just kept the swallow for her own amusement, but instead let it be free to make it happy. This theme is portrayed by several characters in the story. One way the author conveys this message through the bird by implying that nobody understood how the bird felt because they weren't in its situation.
As Janie is laying down at sixteen years old beneath a pear tree in the spring, it becomes a symbol to her of the optimal relationship. Janie marries to Logan Killicks to please her Nanny before she dies. As Janie cries to her Nanny she says to her "Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage, lak when you sit under a pear tree and think." (p 24) she admits to not being happy with a relationship she is in with Logan. As the Pear Tree continues to grow, so does Janie’s understanding of her optimal relationship.
Esperanza 's mom confesses that she quit school when she was young because she didn 't have nice clothes to wear to school. She still believes she was a smart cookie because she was smart and had a brain. 5. Esperanza tries to help Sally by saving her by the red clowns. When Esperanza tried to help her, Sally lied to her.
In the vignette “The Monkey Garden”, Cisneros continues the theme of losing one’s innocence through imagery. Being one of the last vignettes, the reader knows the struggles like losing one’s innocence and feeling shameful that Esperanza continues to experience throughout the novel. Cisneros continues these themes when Sally is quite willingly tricked into kissing a couple of friends. Esperanza attempts to come to her rescue; however, Sally doesn’t want to be saved. Since Sally has completely thrown away her innocence by this point, Esperanza in turn feels shameful because of her still abundant innocence.
The story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs made the reader on edge, wanting to know what happens next. The cause-and effect relationships near the end of the story when Mr. and Mrs. White were wishing for their son to be alive again in their home with the monkey paw are why this story made the reader on edge. When their son died was a cause that created suspense because the way Mrs. White was acting after they found out about his death. “She cried and laughed together, and bending over, kissed his cheek” page 114.
Zootopia is a disney movie that focuses on empowering females to go for their dreams. Judy Hoops is female squirrel,who wants to become the first female cop of her kind in her community. Everyone doubts her including her parents. They feel that her dreams are too dangerous of a job for a girl, and that she is better off growing carrots for their family business. As she tries to accomplish her dreams she faces difficulties that are meant to discourage her, but fail to stop her.
The breeze was blowing and the sun was shining very brightly. It was at West Hills Elementary school. It was recess time in second grade. There was kids running everywhere,they were talking really loudly,some of them were even screaming. This is the day that I decided not to ever do the monkey bars again.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros contained a variety of complex themes and ideas packed into short vignettes. In the close reading Kalen focused on the vignette “The Monkey Garden” and brought forward the idea of different forms of freedom. For Esperanza and some of the other characters in the book, the monkey garden “was their own personal Neverland or Garden of Eden.” The freedom or isolation from the outside world, made the children feel as they could forever remain kids and escape their fears. After reading the close reading I realized Sally never viewed the world the same as Esperanza.
The author's attitude towards the boys in this novel is ignorant and emotional. This novel is composed of vignettes that show Esperanza learn about the true power of language and the struggle for self- definition. While befriending Sally, she learns more about boys and matures sexually. During the year, Esperanza develops her first crush and even endures sexual assault. From this, her first impression and ignorance over the topic of boys and having the thought process that girls and boys live in different worlds, awakens Esperanza and teaches her an important lesson and becomes to an eyeopening experience.
In the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza uses metaphors to display the connection she feels between her and objects. For example, in the vignette “Boys & Girls”, Esperanza states her exasperation of how she didn't have any friends to talk to except her sister, Nenny. She mourns the fact that everyone has a best friend except her, and in addition she doesn't have somebody “ who will understand my jokes without my having to explain them”(9). She explains that until she has a best friend of her own, “one I can tell secrets to,” then “I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor” (9). The color red is a symbol of prosperity and happiness.