Furthermore, Ruth has a strongly symbolizes feminism and this helps to assume that all girls in “Lord of the Flies” would have represented a similar image. It is true that fear would have been the girl’s first reaction, but the girls would have worked together to protect one another afterward. They would have made handmade clothes, cooked meals, build shelters, done chores, and took care of the injured. All of the above aspects have been impressively explained in this paper, so overall to what extent would females on the island actually experience the terror and savagery life? The answer to that question would be,
In these stories, whether it is a young girl or a woman grown, all of them are told by females. This may be the authors’ attempt to fill the gap of a mother. Each woman is seen as a strong-willed woman who can stand to be on her own and make her own decisions; at least, that is what most people in society want to believe. In all reality, these women would have been stronger and smarter if they had a mother to protect and help them. In “Little Red Riding Hood” and its variants, Red Riding Hood may have not even been sent out into the woods on her own if she had a true, realistic motherly figure.
One of the three main symbols used were the grandmothers clothing. This was shown by in the beginning she cared solely about how others saw her whereas towards the end she didn't care for her apparel and truly on cared for finding grace and redemption. Another main symbol used was the weather. The weather in the story started off with no clouds and no sun during the day and ended clear with no clouds showing that the grandmother, in the end, was able to find grace and redemption through a tough time. The last main symbol shown in the story by Flannery O'Connor was Bailey's shirt.
The mother puts too much pressure on the family to do what her family did. I can understand that the mother didn’t want to be alone, but as a mother you should want you kids to do better than you did and want them to succeed in life. When her only son was going to school , she said; “ I never though a son of mine would choose useless books over the parents that have you life”(Macleod 18). It shows how the mother was putting so much pressure and guilt
The narrator re-surfaces an incident between the woman and her sister in the back of the family vehicle concerning force. The woman admits “I got my first real glimpse of this kind of thing when I was still a girl trying to force myself on my sister” (pg. 265). The woman previously stated that she forces herself on the ones she is not supposed to love, and she is forcing herself on her own sister. She is using her sister to fill the void of emptiness that she felt when she was younger, because she had no idea how to love someone.
Teaching through Time In the story Water Names by Lan Samantha Chang, we see a grandmother tell her granddaughters a story of their ancestors. The story the grandmother tells is powerful and teaches the grandchildren the dangers of Selfishness, and how our actions can cause more than just ourselves pain. The way Chang uses a story within a story is interesting, it can lead one to make the connection that the story the grandmother tells us has a deeper meaning and lesson it teaches. The girl in the story is selfish and only cares about having more than she does at that moment. She was a restless one and never contented with their catch,” “she said,’ if only this catch would bring back something more than another fish” (Chang, 54).
In this story the main character, who is also the narrator, struggles with trying to fit into her own culture while also trying to fit into her new culture. Her mother tries to force her to be what she believes is what little girls are like in America. This slowly leads to her giving up on things and made her stop trying because “ I won’t let her change me, I promised myself. I won’t be what i’m not,” this slowly led to a very long-distance type of relationship between the mother and her daughter. Although the mother adapted to her new culture easier and believed that she could be whatever she wanted to be, the daughter believed that she couldn’t be anything, she could only be herself.
They were seen as having such a “full plate” dealing with the household chores and family, that no one thought they could have any time to spare doing anything else. A woman’s first and only priority back in the 1950s was to keep the house clean and tidy as well as taking care of their children. One of the many roles women faced in the 1950s was basically to provide for their husbands. This meant that they were to make sure that they had a warm delicious meal prepared for their
Strangeworth. One example of this theme is in the text, it states, “ She was seventy-one, Miss Strangeworth told the tourists, with a pretty little dimple showing by her lip… (page 1, paragraph 2)” At the beginning, Mrs. Strangeworth seems like a warm-hearted, lovable old woman. Later on in the story, it states, “ She selected a green sheet this time and wrote quickly: Have you found out yet what they were all laughing about after you left the bridge club on Thursday? Or is the wife really the last one to know? (page 4, paragraph 3)” Mrs. Strangeworth has completely changed personalities and is now known as a disrespectful, awful women who starts rumors.
And is there a way out to survive this tragedy in both novels? The body is a precious thing for everyone to have. The concept of having your own body and taking care of it is very important and vital, unfortunately this is the exactly opposite of what happened in both The Handmaid’s Tale and Woman at Point Zero. In both novels, their bodies are not their own and they are not the ones who were in control of their bodies but the other people. In The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred did not want to look on her body anymore because it is strange to her, as what she said: “My nakedness is strange to me already.