Personal Transmutation The successful memoirist and poet Maya Angelou deduced,“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” (as qtd. in “Maya Angelou quotes” 2). As a punishment for breaking the seventh commandment, Hester Prynne was sentenced to wear a scarlet letter “A”, meaning adulteress, on her bosom. Consequently, Hester received judgement and shame from her bold stigma and changed her attitude to alleviate her pain.
She may be diagnosed with slight hysteria, and nervous depression, but that is what makes her the best narrator for Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The unreliable first person point of view in this story is told through journal entries of a slightly hysterical woman undergoing treatment. She is both the protagonist, and the narrator. Thus allowing the woman to share her view of events, as well as sharing her thoughts throughout the story. Charlotte Gilman chose unreliable first person point of view for the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” because it is the best way to truly explain what the protagonist saw and felt.
This allows the reader to know that you can still be mad and disappointed about the recent events, while still being encouraged to continue with life. These poets both used metaphors to explain the tone and mood of the poems. Something else that the metaphors had in common was that they both were comparisons to or of nature. Dove compared salt to stars in the night sky. While Swir compared herself to an animal.
The choices she made seem very rash and extreme. Maybe that is exactly what she wanted. All of the crimes that she commits are just because of how she falls into the stereotype of an extremist. Her actions match with what Martin Luther King Jr. describes of an extremist for love. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, she acts as an extremist for love rather
She says, “if we have neglected the development of the spirit for the sake of the material, we have the time now to think again about what it means to be alive, to be full of life, to love all of life, to be full of God. These can be the years when our spirits soar beyond any old injuries, above all the old pettiness, overcome all the ingrained prejudices that have kept us from enriching our lives with friends who are black and brown and yellow and red and white” (Chittester, 2008). This message is compelling to me because I often tell myself that there is always tomorrow. There will be more time to make connections. There will be more time to do more good.
One of the best examples is when she attempts suicide. Her guilt-brought depression involves emotion regarding the ways she raises Jack. Her attempt in suicide clearly shows that she is emotionally involved and caused her to be emotional, resulting in depression and a suicide attempt. Although it is not Joy who is displaying empathy, one honorable mention is when Jack cuts his hair and says it will give strength to “Ma” when she is taken away after her suicide attempt. This scene shows strong empathy as Jack understands how Joy feels regarding the situation and decided to help instead of being emotionally
Miss Strangeworth writes these letters because she thinks that by doing so she is protecting her town by warning them about evil things that may be going on. 2.Explain the last line of the Story. In the last line of the story, they are getting back at Miss Strangeworth for all of the letters she has sent over the years. I believe the reason for this is because by writing these letters, she is getting in people's personal space and making assumptions that may not be true. They get back at her by killing her roses and I believe the reason why they chose to kill the roses is because they knew it meant a lot to her since her grandmother planted them and her mom took good care of them.
Dugard’s story also demonstrates how one should never lose hope, which is smothered in fear and bitterness in today’s society. The teaching of Jaycee Dugard’s book, A Stolen Life: A Memoir, will deeply benefit youth in multiple ways; to neglect this is book purely
It can be argued that the novel itself was a metaphor to the mindset society has toward women. An obvious metaphor seen throughout the book is the use of color, especially red. Red generally symbolizes love, blood and anger. For the handmaids red symbolizes the blood that comes of their fertility. There is irony that there is use of a color meant to describe love in a society where love is overlooked as Offred states to the Commander, “ What did we overlook…?”.
In society, women are often deprived of their rights and viewed as the inferior sex. The Secret Life of Bees is a novel written by Sue Monk Kidd that follows the life of a teenage girl in South Carolina named Lily Owens. An Education is a film directed by Lone Scherfig that is about a teenage schoolgirl named Jenny Mellor who lives in London. Despite the difference in their geographic location, the women in both the novel and the film showed how strong women can be. Gender stereotypes influence the public’s view and opinion of women but through The Secret Life of Bees and An Education, it is evident that women can defy these standards.
Instead, it exposes her soul and spirit. Alternatively, this performance allows her to mourn and bare the pain of loss. This performance marks a new era in Finley’s career. She is exploring femininity through her emotions as a woman. Finley finds it in herself to challenge another social constraint: the grieving over taboo members of society.