Bonzai Tree In The 1950's

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Percy refers to “the bonsai tree” as an example of beauty that women practice. These women portrayed as the “bonzai tree”, have been brainwashed by society to think that they have social and ethical limits. Percy states that a women or “bonsai tree” could grow in society like a bonsai tree would in a “side of a mountain.” “The gardner” is a symbol for all men in the 1950’s who expect women to be domestic or stay home. Women in the 1950’s had to be “domestic or weak” for they have to be running what goes on with the family at home. The author then states that women are “lucky” to grow in pots, for they are being nurtured and have everything they need.
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