Taylor saw in the desert birds nesting in a cactus which shows the connection between several characters in the novel. Turtle represents the birds in the nest because she is depending on taylor just like the birds depend on the cactus for shelter. Also it shows how how turtle in not where she is meant to be because birds usually nest on trees. Lou ann represents the nest. The nest is there to protect the birds from the sharp cactus and lou ann protects turtle from any danger , like a safety net.
Throughout the story the parrot represents Edna Pontellier and the mockingbird represents Mademoiselle Reisz. Like the women, both of the birds were locked in a cage so they did not “[have] the privilege of quitting their society whenever they ceased to be entertaining,” unlike Edna Pontellier’s husband, Leonce Pontellier. In this scene he is seated outside his cottage on Grand Isle when the parrot begins to chirp, “Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en!
In comparison to the parrot being caged, the mockingbird was ideally symbolizing much more than imprisonment. The mockingbird wasn’t representing Edna herself, but her sympathetic friend, Mademoiselle Reisz. The parrot was speaking in Spanish, which the mockingbird was the only one in the domain who understood. This is very similar to the end of the novel in which Mademoiselle Reisz is the only one
Chopin describes Edna’s escape through Mademoiselle Reisz hugging Edna “put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades to see if my wings were strong, she said. ‘The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings, bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth” (Awakening Pg. 106). Mademoiselle Reisz trying to tell Edna that if she truly wants to be free she will have to be strong, independent and must not think about what others think of her.
In Year of Wonders, birds are being used as a positive sign, as a symbol of freedom, where in The Crucible, birds are adopted as a negative sign, as they are thought to be related back to the devil. Within the text Year of Wonders, birds are utilised as symbols of hope and freedom. “I must have fallen asleep, for when I awoke it was to birdsong. Sunshine streamed through the high casements and fell in wide bands, like yellow Maypole ribands, across the kitchen floor.” The bird song shows that it is peaceful around Anna at this time, but her mind is not at peace wither current inner conflict. The play called The Crucible used birds in an entirely different way.
In the awakening, caged birds serve as a reminder of Edna’s entrapment. The parrot insists that everyone “go away, for God sake”. Similarly Edna begins to desire solitude, pushing away her husband in order to find herself. Like the caged bird, Ednas movements are limited by societal expectations. Birds are cute to look at but not to touch, do not take out of cage Her wings are for protecting her kids and the ones closest to her, not for flying.
In the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, symbols play a big role in bringing out the theme of Edna Pontellier’s awakening. One specific symbol defines Edna’s journey which is the bird symbol. Edna, including all the women in her time are trapped by the constraints placed upon them by a male-dominant society. But Edna is the only one who decides to live life as she pleases following her whims and not living under someone’s demands. Edna represents the birds because she thinks she is free, but birds get trapped, just like how Edna gets trapped in having to follow social norms.
We can see this through the costumes of the characters, the little girl is wears a vintage nightgown that was worn in the olden days. The maid is also seen to be wearing maids clothing that was from the 19th century. The setting of the house is gloomy and dark and we can tell by the furniture of the old mansion that it was set in the 19th century the furniture of the house is nothing like what we have it more expensive and vintage. The dialogue between the little girl and maid, we can perceive that they speak in a very formal way and the tone is very old English. The behaviour of the maid telling of the little girl off and threatening to box her ears off if she didn’t behave is not a disciple that’s used in the 21th century.
Also, in Maycomb females should be wearing dresses and acting lady-like, nevertheless Scout likes to wear overalls and play with Jem and Dill which can be seen as very un-ladylike. “’What are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady!’”(135). In addition, females are not considered as equal and are thought to be too frail to do jobs that men do. In the novel, Jem asks "’…why don’t people like us and Miss Maudie ever sit on the juries?’... ‘For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman –‘ ‘You mean women in Alabama can’t—?’ …’I guess it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s.’” (296).
How important is sleeping in our life? And what are the 3 main theories of sleep? There are three theories why sleep makes us feel better, such as: inactivity theory, energy conservation theory, and restorative theory. Latency Theory clarifies that dormancy during the evening or day is an adjustment for survival during a period of day by day weakness through low perceivability or harsh temperature. For instance, creatures may rest through timeframes amid which they are regularly gone after.