In fact, the dream might just “expire” altogether. This poem conveys all of the devastating disasters that could happen when a dream is deferred. “Harlem” uses the literary device, tone, to articulate the negatives on unfilling a dream. The powerful poem implies that horribles things happen when one does not attain their dream in the line” Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” This quote exposes that if a dream is forgotten it will rue. According to the line, “Maybe it just sags like a heavy load”, goals that are incomplete (or dreams deferred rather) can haunt a person with remorse.
Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are very similar in their settings and moods. For example, in Marigolds the narrator indicates that all she can remember from her hometown is dust and poverty, which shows this was during the Great Depression. This is similar to, To Kill a Mockingbird, because it also takes place during the Great Depression, this displays they have similar settings. Another example is, the mood in Marigolds is very depressing, you get this mood because the narrator says things like, “I suppose the futile waiting was the sorrowful background music of our impoverished little community.” The mood is like this in To Kill a Mockingbird as well. For example, Scout talks about how Walter Cunningham
As Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty” the feeling of loneliness can be terrible for everyone making them feel like they have lost everything they had. People can start feeling the sensation of loneliness because of their own families or the surrounding around them. Family can play the most important role to feeling alone and feeling unwanted by them causing you to make decisions that do not have a back button on them. Everyone is different and they all face loneliness in their own way. In Brando Skyhorse Novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, Beatriz is the mother of Felicia and the grandmother of Aurora.
Everyone has a journey of childhood some with more self-discovery and some with more self-doubt. The poem “Queries of Unrest” by Clint Smith is about a black author dealing with self-doubt and seeing joy in darkness. Furthermore the poem “Making a Fist” by Naomi Shihab Nye is about a whining child asking his mother about death. “Queries of Unrest” by Clint Smith and “Making a Fist” by Naomi Shihab Nye the poem that was more effective was “Queries of Unrest,” due to it having a more meaningful message of the relationship between self-doubt and trying to discover himself, and a more impactful tone of darkness. In light of this “Queries of Unrest” becomes the more impactful and effective poem.
Marigolds Marigold Marigolds the book Marigolds was a very interesting Story From the author Eugenia Collier. The genre of the book was a Short Story And it was fiction. But to me the book was about there is beauty in life if you can find it. The first theme to me was when she was talking about herself when she was young. For example She Said “When I think of the hometown of my young all that I seem to remember is dust-brown crumbly dust of late summer- arid sterile dust that the eyes and makes them water, get into the throat, and between the toes of my bare brown feet.
It shows how underprivileged people face disadvantages that have an effect on future generations, how inequality is seen even in people who have been here for generations. The story begins with the introduction of Miss More, as the narrator (Sylvia) describes the women with, “nappy hair and proper speech and no makeup” (28). Showing her immediate dislike for this woman, whom she finds to be another whitewashed black women from the comment of her nappy hair and proper speech. Miss More is an important character in this short story, she makes it her mission to educate the children but not just about math and science, but about life and socioeconomics. Through Sylvia’s character Cisneros gives us a glimpse into the mind and attitude of kids living in these so-called slums.
To Kill A Mockingbird a book that shows the reader some complex problems that are seen through the eyes of a young child. One of the problems that Scout has is she having a hard time understanding is the issue of poverty and why lots of them don't have much money. The reason why is because of the dust bowl which was a tragic time of people in the south and America. Like the Cunninghams not have much money and having to pay Atticus back with food. The Dust Bowl also known as the dirty thirties.
Thus the letter serves as a gateway into other people's secret crimes, and it acts as a focal point for the shame of the entire community. The letter thus can be interpreted as a symbol of shame shared by everyone rather than by Hester alone. The treatment of Hester worsens after she is displayed on the scaffolding. Her friends abandon her, and she must live in an isolated cottage on the outskirts of town. Even though Hester spends time helping to make clothes for the poor, they treat her badly in spite of her good intentions.
Jazmyne Nelson Dr. Rose English 101 December 11, 2017 Literary Analysis Langston Hughes’ short story entitled “Thank You Ma’am”, analyzes the interaction between Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones and Roger. It presents the readers, the idea of goodness, the theme of trust, forgiveness, and kindness. Hughes is able to convert a language that is easier to understand by characterizing the context of story, advancing important themes, and using dialogue among the characters. Trust is one of themes that stood out while analyzing the short story. Though Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones has been victimized Roger worries that she won’t trust him, so he moves.
Approximately 48,472,800 Americans live in poverty: 15.2% of the population. Poverty is clearly an ongoing issue in today’s society. Many people today look down upon, and think badly of, those who are impoverished. Intolerance of poverty is an attitude held by most characters in “The Jacket”. These attitudes reflect the current intolerance towards poverty and persist throughout the story.
There also appears to be a bruise on its visible arm. The child leaning on the mother 's right is wearing a loosely fit blazer, clearly not fit to size. These aspects of poverty displayed by the mother and her children display the Great Depression 's grim impression on several aspects of their lives