When she talks about the two young children, she over hears them talking about her looking like a fish (Mansfield 87). She gets so upset that she does not even go to get her honey cake like she does every Sunday evening. Instead she goes home to her room which is the size of a cupboard (87). When she puts up the fur she swears she can hear it cry, because that is what she wants to do. However, she does not say she cries herself because she must keep up with her illusion of happiness to get her through the
The two major lady role models, Miss Maudie and Calpurnia, teach Scout ways to become a better person and understand her father. When Scout tries to chase Walter away, Jem invites him over for dinner. Walter pours an unusual amount of molasses on his food, and Scout calls him out on it. Because of her actions, Calpurnia drags Scout into the kitchen and tells her that it “[d]on’t matter who they are, anybody [who] sets foot in [her] house’s [her] comp[a]ny” (Lee 18). Although Calpurnia scolded Scout aggressively, she does it to help Scout perceive another’s situation.
A & P is a short story by John Updike written in exquisite detail. It features classic plot elements, such as the setting (A & P grocery store) and the protagonist (Sammy.) It also contains a conflict, (the scantily clad girls entering the A & P) a goal of the protagonist’s, (to impress one of the girls and hopefully win her heart) a crisis, (the manager confronting the girls and Sammy defending them) and a climax (Sammy quitting his job.) These elements all tie the story together to create plot and makes the reader increasingly curious as to how the story ends. Sammy, our protagonist and narrator, is an A & P grocery store cashier.
In the beginning of the novel, Devil’s Arithmetic, we see Hannah not really caring about the past, but as the story continues, she realizes how crucial it is to remember. “All Jewish holidays are about remembering.” (4) Hannah said this before dinner explaining how she is tired of thinking about the same things every year, every holiday. She always hears the same thing over and over again and is tired of it. However, she has a flashback at passover and sees what her family and other people had to go through. Right when she walked into the lifeless, cold concentration camp her mindset of remembering disappeared.
As the mother is telling Dee that she cannot have the quilts, she shows her surprise when Dee "gasps like a bee had stung her" (64). By using this simile, the mother shows her revulsion at the new and artificial personality her daughter has adopted. As the family talks over dinner, the mother states about Dee that "she talked a blue streak over the sweet potatoes" (62). Dee is complimenting her mother's food, yet immediately afterwards, she asks for a churn top, a dasher, and some old quilts that she had not wanted recently before. This metaphor tells the reader that the compliments Dee gave her were empty and fake.
In her May 8, 2010 article “Why I Hate Mother’s Day” published in the on-line magazine Salon, Anna LaMott wrote that she hates mother’s day, because she doesn’t like the way people celebrates the mother’s day. On mother’s day people buys fancy dinner and flowers for their mothers but, the authors wants people to appreciate what their mothers have done for them, because mother’s don’t care about fancy dinners. In the article author gives an example, where she hates the way mother’s day holiday makes non-mothers feel, because there are mothers out there whose child has died or their child have disability so they can’t celebrate the holiday and on this day all the mothers feels failure in theirs must go to churches or temple to make them feel
Elisa begins getting ready for her date with Henry and gets all dressed up and puts on “the dress which was the symbol of her prettiness” (Steinbeck 6). Her hopes of restoring her marriage are quickly removed by Henry’s unflattering compliment “You look strong enough to break a calf over your knee, happy enough to eat it like a watermelon” (Steinbeck 7). Once again, he failed at appreciating her qualities as a
The smell of French toast was strong in the air as I sneaked into the kitchen as quiet and spy-like as I could. I was planning on surprising my sister. “BOO! !” I yelled as I jumped out scaring my whole family, except my sister who I forgot was still
Thinking I was going to mess it up, she pointed to Hollie and said, “This girl knows what I’m talking about. Let her do the talking and you do the paying.” I giggled. She began to ask if I had a credit card and if I could go to the ATM to get twenty dollars out for her to sleep at Salvation Army that night. I knew I had my parent’s credit card and I knew I didn’t want to steal their money so that is what I told her. She assured me that my parents, that she didn’t know at all, would have definitely helped her and would have no problem with me taking the money out of their account.
Sammy empathizes with the girls by putting their lives in consideration. "I slid right down her voice into her living room. Her father and the other men were standing around in ice-cream coats and bow ties and the women were in sandals picking up herring snacks on toothpicks off a big plate and they were all holding drinks the color of water with olives and sprigs of mint in them" (Updike 19). The manager's opinion conflicts with the girls' lifestyle and he says, "Girls, this isn't the beach...That's all right...But this isn't the beach...Girls, I don't want to argue with you. After this come in here with your shoulders covered.
"I nodded an okay as I grabbed an apple I was about to take a bite out of it when Lydia shoved me to the door making me drop my apple. "Lydia!" She gave me an innocent look and dragged me to the jeep.I sighed opening the door as Kira scooted over because Lydia was sitting in the front with Stiles. "I should 've let my dad drive me today." Everyone seemed to have heard me even Stiles.I just gave them an awkward smile and looked out the window as we drove to school.I really didn 't want to talk to anyone.I decided after a minute to text Bon-Bon.She replied and told me a everything that had happened there since I left.