To be specific, this is saying that the meaning of writing is exploring people’s internal thoughts. For Tan, writing is a method to figure out her mom’s thought and her attitude of life. This is an outstanding use of pathos because readers can recognize the change of her mom’s position to her. Her mom was a shame for her when she was a kid, but now her mom is the motivation, the center of her writing. Even there are cultural and generational gaps between Tan and her mom, Tan finally overcomes them and notices how value her mom’s thought is, which is impressing.
The importance of this reference is to show the contrasting differences between heroes; whereas Thesus did not honor his word and instead used Adriadne and later left Phaedra who loved him, Odysseus was a man who was loyal to his wife and eager to return to his family. The deceitful woman whom he encountered was Epicaste; she was the mother who married her son, Oedipus, after he killed his father. The significance of this particular woman is to compare and contrast what Odysseus has in terms of family as compared to others who have gone before him. When his mother appears to him, she encourages him by telling him of the loyalty of his wife and the state of affairs of his family. Comparing the actions of his wife to those of Epicaste serves as another means of encouragement as this story depicts her as loyal and well worth risking all to get back to and be with.
Jane finds healing whenever she is with Miss Temple and Helen as they treat her with kindness that she does not receive during her childhood. Miss Temple as mentioned by name becomes “a sort of shrine of ladylike virtues: magnanimity, cultivation, courtesy-and repression” (Gilbert & Gubar 344). Bronte uses Miss Temple to represent the woman that Victorian period accepts and yet does not lose her independence as the scene where she stands against Mr. Brocklehurst demonstrates. Miss Temple acts as a guide to Jane as she takes her first step of learning how to fit among other people. Jane also describes Helen Burns having powers within her which “kindle[s]…[and] glow in the bright tint of her cheek” (Bronte 55).
For the first time in her life of being stuck between two cultures and believing that she does not belong to either, Jing-Mei feels like she belongs. As it was previously stated about the meanings of this family’s poetic names, these names that were given to them by their mother created a meaningful theme. In the words of Jing-Mei in the last line of the story, “Together we look like our mother. Her same eyes, her same mouth, open in surprise to see, at last, her long-cherished wish” (Tan 159). Throughout her life, Suyuan, their mother, held onto the hope that she would see her daughters again.
Through examining Amy Tan’s book The Joy Luck Club, Sandhya Shetty’s painting Mother and Daughter, and “Sonnets are full of love, and this is my tome” by Christina Rossetti, the power of a mother’s influence is evident. As the prominence of a mother’s wisdom grows, a daughter’s perspective will transform by understanding her relationships and situations. To describe the relationship between a mother and daughter as “complex” barely scratches the surface. For many, it is full of appreciation and admiration, frustration and contempt, or wonder and awe. Since birth, a mother and daughter feel an instinctual pull towards the other to care for and be
Sherri, one of Bernard Roth’s colleagues chooses her daughter as the object to carry out this particular exercise. Bernard Roth then explains to Sherri that of course her daughter has meaning but everyone’s daughter could have a different meaning to them. Some mothers abandon their daughters, some mothers love their daughters unconditionally. Roth then explains the purpose of this particular exercise is to show one that they as an individual has chosen the importance of things or relationships with people. With Roth creating an emotional connection with the reader, it enables him to be perceived as logistical by most.
The daughter is then sent to stay with her grandmother. After more time spent apart, both parties realize their love for one another. Lola also realizes, after talking to her grandmother, that she is so much alike her mother. One may call this a plot twist as well. The two go from hating each other to realizing that maybe they do love and need one
Sexton clubs the feeling of her separation from her adult daughter along with the cherished maternal dream to see her daughter grow into a ‘happy women,’ contrary to all the kind of speculation associated with the snapping of the mother daughter bond. Sexton envisages her presence in her daughter’s life as, “I am here that somebody else an old tree in the background .” Though any relationship involves deep psychology and emotions, the mother - child relation moves the rough and entire gamut of emotions, but then the society receives and individual who is properly initiated into it, and therefore help create harmony and good relationships. Another poem that depicts the delight of motherhood is Dharker’s poem ‘Living Space’, where she projects the maternal instinct for protection and survival of the children against all odds. The poem compares and contrasts the sharp line technique of the first stanza to the second stanza of the poem that reflects the precarious condition of “these eggs in a wire basket” the poem opens on the note; There are just not
The narrator is also very protective of her mother, which can be read as an sign of affection. When other people appear to have bad thoughts about her mother, she becomes protective. “My mother is now diseased, according to the girl’s eyes, and until the moment her mother takes her and the form to the front of the auditorium, the girl never stops looking at my mother. I stare back at her.” (Jones, 30) Even though she knows staring is rude and should not be done, she is willing to break these rules of politeness to protect her mother. The narrator also values her mother’s presence quite a lot.
As I read the title I found myself delighted that the daughter could possibly be the narrator along with appreciation the daughter has for her mother then I thought to myself how cute that is. I’m convinced that the message through the text but mostly through the art is no matter what circumstances or tragedies a family may go through, together a family can hope for better and brighter days. The art which is definitely appealing to me in A Chair for My Mother illustrates with warm, bright and sadly a few dark colors. In any picture book it’s very important to realize the art that the illustrator is interpreting. Many illustrators convey messages in their art in many ways whether it’s through color, lines, or shapes.
Additionally, the opening of Mary’s autobiography introduces her relationship with her family, serving as another source of happiness in her early childhood. The text records the care of her mother together with the friendship of her siblings.
I had known her by chance; she and my mom continue to coexist as friends. Miss Michele assisted me explore what my passion in life continues to exist as: music. I met new people as a little girl and let my talents shine thanks to her. She would always be there if I felt upset. Miss Michele knew me inside and out, and if the two of us had a chance to catch up, I think she still would.