Alice Walker’s “The Flowers” is about how the precious innocence of a child is lost as she takes an adventure into the woods, making her unable to go back to her innocent ways, no matter how bad she wants to. The story begins describing a young careless child, Myop, who enjoys the little things like how the harvest "made each day a golden surprise that caused excited little tremors to run up her jaws"(Walker 1). The narrator describes the innocents of youth, making it clear that Myop feels at peace with herself and her surrounds. Walker goes on to describe her character as feeling "light and good in the warm sun" and how "nothing existed for her but her song, the stick clutched in her dark brown hand, and the tat-de-ta-ta-ta of accompaniment"(Walker 1). Myop 's positive outlook on the world and the things in it, paints the perfect picture of what innocence is and how precious it is.
An example of a hero is Martha from The Secret Garden. Although she doesn’t necessarily save anyone from anything tragic, she seems as if she would be Mary’s Hero. She is encouraging, positive, and caring. When Mary first arrived at Misselthwaite Manor, she was a contrary little girl that hated the moor when she first saw it. However, Martha finally encouraged her to go play in the moor with stories about her brother, Dickon, and what adventures he had in the moor.
“A Song in the Front Yard” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a narrative poem. This poem is written from the perspective of an innocent, naïve child. The poem tells several stories, the surface story and the hidden metaphor. Therefore, the narrator is that of a child, the surface story is of a young girl who has lived a sheltered, picturesque life. The young girl lives life in the “front yard”, but she wishes to live in the “back”.
Now as an adult, she knows all the outcomes of her past dreams, but loves to remember how charmingly clueless she was, just like most children are. Waniek dreaming under the quilt that symbolizes love and family triggers thoughts of her own future love and
and Miss Tilney develop with good intentions, yet her immaturity change the dynamics to become more of a doting relationship. In both instances when Catherine meets the Tilneys for the first time, she is polite and conversational, but Catherine also “was desirous of being acquainted with [Miss Tilney]” (Austen 50). In Catherine’s meeting of the Tilneys, she possesses an element of her immaturity, as her emotions and attention scatter back and forth between the Tilneys and the Thorpes. Her attachments to both women, Isabella Thorpe and Miss Tilney, display Catherine’s childlike admiration and naive adoration. In the argument of the argument of Waldo Glock, he refers Catherine to have an “impressionable mind occasionally interpret[ing] scenes at Bath in the light of her reading of Gothic romance" (Glock 33).
Their youngsters, who feel adored; whatever is left of us, who are saved disagreeable expe- riences with adolescents raised without affection or warmth; and mothers most impor- tantly. For, in relinquishing, a mother feels strong and liberal; and in guild she finds the motivation to right wrong. Women throughout time have been compelled to cope with the remonstrances of motherhood along with society’s anticipations as to what a
Ultimately, Irene, time and time again, despite her desire for distance for both her sake and Clare’s, finds herself captivated by Clare out of unrecognized interest in her fascinating presence; understanding this connection allows the reader to better understand the dynamics between Irene and all the characters. Irene is no stranger to passing, but cannot fully commit to the lifestyle as Clare has, drawing Irene to her as source of knowledge. At tea with her and Gertrude, Irene confesses that Brian, “couldn’t exactly ‘pass’,” moments after explaining to the women present that one of her two sons has dark skin. Rather than having the freedom of choice as to what race to associate with as with the other women, Irene, as a result of her husband
When I look at the way the sun shines through the leaves, creating intricate shadow patterns on the floor, it makes me think. It takes me back to when I was little, standing in the warm sunlight beside my grandmother, looking at all the plants. I remember happily running back and forth across her apartment with glasses of water, carefully pouring the water into the plants, and listening to my grandmother explain where each plant came from. Looking at the Croton always makes me
In this scene Tamora begins describing the forest using pastoral language and paints this light and beautiful image, “The birds chant melody on every bush, / The snakes lies rolled in the cheerful sun, The green leaves quiver with the cooling winds” in hopes to put Aaron in the mood for a little romp (II.iii.10-15). As Aaron convinces her this is the time and place to make their move, her description of the forest
I was born because of the community garden on Gibb Street. My mother, Maricela, was a pregnant teen who thought everything would be better without me, but while working in the garden she met my godmother, Leona. Leona talked with my mom and she started thinking about not wanting me dead. She realized I could be the good person I am and how I could help other lives just like just like Leona did for me and my mother Some time ago, when I was going to the garden, I met a gorgeous lady, dark hair, a red lipstick, beautiful Asian eyes and a sweet perfume. She was familiar, her name was Kim.
She always saw the good in whatever situation and turned it around. While Jeannette took the time to question almost anything, she also took the time to understand the beauty of everything. This quite perfectly foreshadows the ending to her book. Throughout The Glass Castle Jeannette is facing a battle of creating a pleasant outcomes for each and every tribulation she faces, trudging through the miserable times, but she always wonders what the point of that is if she is just going to end up disappointed again. However, while Jeannette is having this conversation with her mother, she is reminded that her story is not over.
It 's said that this dress once belonged to Sally Mann and she passed it down to her daughter, Jessie, in the photograph. Maan took her photographs for the public eye, she did it for the enjoyment of others. She took this photograph with a front view directly facing her daughter. Mann was constantly photographing her children on their farm and this was part of that series. She loved to see the innocence of her children and being able to capture their true lives on the farm.
“Now Jolly never got excited in liking a job before, I know for a fact” (169). This is also showing how, when she actually makes the attempt to find something she likes and is good at, it makes her feel a certain way. Again, this shows her maturing. Both of the quotes lead into the final example. “I realize that you can get through rough times” (196).
As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires. The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
During her constant efforts to be known, along with appreciated, she and her husband had become separated. This provided girls all across their shared community with the mindset that being an independent individual was not always unacceptable, instead it could be a beneficial lifestyle. Even without a significant other, one could still possess great knowledge and intelligence. This theory, so to speak, was acknowledged once Mary had received the Medal of Honor. Suddenly the expectation among females had been altered.