Ms. Johnson didn't have an education, yet she knew the value of the quilts and she didn’t let a few words from Dee change her decision of giving the quilts to Maggie. Dee leaves her mother’s house quite upset and tells her sister, “You ought to try to make something of yourself, too, Maggie. It’s really a new day for us. But from the way you and Mama still live you’d never know it” (Walker 12). This quote relates to education in many ways.
Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good. “She had made her choice, and she hadn’t chosen me.” (84) Sourdi has matured and moved on while Nea is stuck in the memories of her
Bradstreet also wrote poems about her children. To My Dear Children “This book by any yet unread, I leave for you when I am dead, that being gone, here you may find what was your living mother’s mind. Make sure of what I leave in love, and God shall bless you from above” (Baym, 2013, Pg. 123). This poem was written to show her children that they don’t fully know the ways of the world and hopes that they will see any perils
As she explained to her sisters, Bronte wanted a character “as plain and as small as [herself]”. She hid behind the mask of Jane, an opinionated young woman, to tell her story, describe her life and share her unorthodox views. What makes this book timeless, even if the ideas themselves, of fate and free will, are no longer controversial, is that it urges the reader to question whatever is the conventional wisdom of their own time. A clear example of Bronte’s skepticism towards fate and religion appears in Chapter 9 when Jane is having a final conversation with her dying friend Helen. Helen explains that she “had not qualities or talents to make [her]
This situational irony would show Mark Twain’s humor and use of surprise endings. Likewise, the last story has a surprise endings as well. The last story that shows irony, “The Story of an Hour” is a story of a woman known as Mrs. Louise Mallard who has heart trouble. Louise Mallard is told of the misfortunate event that has happened to her husband; a railroad disaster. Upon hearing the news, the woman wept deciding it be best to retreat to her room alone.
“...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
/ Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5. 214-215). Lady Capulet did not even try to comfort Juliet or listen to her reasoning behind not wanting to marry Paris, rather she does not care and moves on. Juliet then had to confront the Nurse for some motherly advice pleading, “Comfort me; counsel me” (3.5. 220).
The Nurse believes that Juliet is not fully grown to be married as she said “She’s not fourteen” (18). Her age has proven that she’s not mature enough to become a wife and indeed that she won’t be able to act or talk like an adult. And because at such young age, 13, it’s obvious to the maid of house Capulet to act innocent, especially in her response during the conversation about her marriage. Juliet replied to her mom obediently “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (Shakespeare 21) about the man that she’s going to marry without hesitation. She don’t even considered whether that man would be a good selection or not.
Though I cannot say I had lost my mother but I did lose my sister a few years ago. So therefore reading this poem about losing someone very important in your life is something I can relate to very well. Death is very terrible but it helps you build the courage for a stronger life. This poem reveals a contrast between material possessions and human values through
wendolyn Brooks’, “The Sonnet-Ballad”, can in-a-way be confusing to some. When first reading, you are able to understand that her love has gone off to war; however, you are not able to differentiate if she is talking about her love leaving her for another woman or her love dying in battle. I honestly believe that she was talking about her love dying and she’s grieving in disbelief. The narrator begins with the grand question, “Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?” From the beginning, anyone could tell that something is going wrong with the narrator. She then proceeds to speak of how her lover has walked grandly out the door, and that he is never coming back.