When Esperanza considered the homes on Mango Street, they represented the feeling of a prison that traps the family, but especially the women, and leaves them with little hope. Esperanza dreamt of an extravagant home all to herself and this meant freedom, independence; she felt it was her destiny for her writing. Unfortunately, the home on Mango Street symbolized to Esperanza poverty and shame which overtime became embarrassment. Ashamed of her home, she wishes not to even mention where she lives even telling people she lived somewhere else. Somehow by denying where she lives, Esperanza feels she erases that she lived there.
The group makes up a kind of community, but these women cannot communicate, and each keeps to her place without much complaint, these women give Esperanza a vivid picture of what it is like to be trapped, hardening her resolve not to be like her great-grandmother. The trapped women on Mango Street, Cisneros depict a row of third-floor apartments as jail cells. Some of the women are stuck because of their husbands, but Esperanza implies that some of them could do more to change their situations. Her capacity for both empathy and pity grows as she understands their particular stories better than the story of her great-grandmother, whom she never met. Esperanza’s long-dead
She had to go through events that not many people would ever imagine going through. She had no preparation for it so how could she be pressured into acting the “right” way. When people go through a tragic event it is not uncommon for them to hold it in so others can’t see. Beth looked like the “bad guy” only because she was paired up next to Calvin who went the opposite way of acting. When Calvin starts acting clingy to Conrad it makes Beth’s ignorance to the situation seem like the worst possible thing.
Ray alleges “In contrast to outlaw heroes, the official heroes preeminently worldly, comfortable in society, and willing to undertake even those public duties demanding personal sacrifice.” (380). Skeeter is the opposite of this because she doesn't follow social norms, becomes alienated due to her choices, and crosses social boundaries. She doesn't follow social norms because in the movie after she comes home from college she becomes an independent, unmarried woman who’s focused on her career. While her mom and friends want her to focus on becoming a wife. Skeeter becomes alienated due to her choices of not being married, and because of how her perspective on the division between white Southern households and black maids has changed due to being in the city and going to college.
Have not been able to give Juliet a choice in who she marries and being too intense cause them to feel as if they needed to run away together to void on. If he'd given Juliet a chance none of this would've happened. Basically he just needed to take a chill
She was only able to expose herself to the knowledge delivered within her surroundings, because there was a lack of control and power over her life. Despite her potentials, her disability was the main component that determined the extent of goals she could actually achieve in reality. Invariably, she had to avoid and prevent any growth of relationships, and life experience with her weak heart tolling on the chances of her ability to take any custody and allow the presence of someone else in the picture. The description of Hulga’s situation is deplorable, as it is understood that her condition affects her capacity to take care of herself and others, “She had a weak heart. Joy had made it plain that if it had not been for this condition, she would be far from these red hills and good country people.
This likely because she left him and Christopher on their own because she couldn’t handle the responsibility she had and also because her core beliefs didn’t line up with what she had to do. Although you don 't always have to share beliefs with the people around you sometimes it can lead to conflicts and relationships failing which is what we see in
While we never get her answer, It is almost a sure thing that she said yes. This story has major character changes throughout it. Take Walter for example, he seemed self-centered and very much hard headed. He did not care to much for what Mama had to say about his choices in life. Yet, when faced with the hardest choice, to take the money or stay in the house, he does what is best for everyone else.
This quote supports my claim because it shows that Mildred is subconsciously unhappy, but denies it. Mildred does this because she does not want to acknowledge the fact that she is not happy acting and living like the majority, for then she would become an outcast in the minority.
With this imperfection, Anne has a low self-esteem and confidence. This was a contributing factor of her fear to do anything to upset her parents further. From the very beginning Anne struggled to prove herself as an individual to her parents. In hopes of proving to her parents that she is worth something, she took the opportunity to help at the canteen. Anne shows us through determination and hard work, life may not end up with the happy ending you expected.