A person who questions themselves are usually insecure, or unconfident. “My skin has betrayed me.” The writer mentioned her physical flaws, evidently stated from the lines above. For skin to betray one’s self meant its condition was not in her favour. “Momma’s in the bedroom with her door closed.” The line above revealed the weak bond between her mother and the writer. She had no one who could’ve talked to her, therefore, may explain why she came home everyday feeling sad.
The reaction to this small house affects her to dream of living in a house of her own (Cisneros 4). Esperanza isn’t all that wealthy; this is evident when they can’t afford lunch meats so she makes a rice Maggard 3 sandwich (Cisneros 44). Overall Esperanza learns to cope with her living situation just talking to people and she also works really hard in school and at home and eventually moves away. These three characters have proved to all be very unique and different. Esperanza’s story took place in the 80’s while Melinda’s took place in the 90’s and Scout’s in the 30’s.
Going through these tough times Abigail couldn’t show affection to anyone as she had done earlier and therefore the relationship between her spouse, Jack, weakened up. Ignorance is becoming a way out of the constant thoughts regarding her lost daughter. This is achieved by rereading books she had read in her teenage years and slowly but surely she enters her own world, a place where she is herself. On page 50 we find a quote that reveals Abigail’s past, “It was the
Thirdly, in Everything I Never Told You, the Lee kids, and particularly Lydia, were not as popular as the other kids, they were not invited to go out on the weekends, they never to birthday parties, and they were not the recipients of after school phone calls to chat about the drama that happened at school that day. During lunch, “Lydia sits silent while others chatter,” because they are not really her friends (Ng, 15). Hurt by the fact that no one will be friends with her due to the fact that she is a different race, Lydia “sits for hours on the window seat on the landing” pretending she is on the phone with friends when, in reality, she is “rattling off assignments” to herself with no one on the other end of the call (Ng, 15-16). The malefactors of these discriminatory and xenophobic acts, whether they were
Which possibly could have turned the entire case around she chose to stay quiet and comply with what everyone was telling her. Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” is about a family of three women who have a weak relationship due to jealousy, burdens, and insensitivity. The characters are the narrator, Mama, Maggie, and her eldest daughter, Dee. The setting is the Deep South in the early 1970s. Dee, the antagonist, comes back home to pick up a few items she wants for her new home and wants the quilts Mama’s family has passed down for years, but Mama refuses. Dee believes her family is not intelligent enough to understand their family heritage and thinks she would be better off with the quilts and use them as an art piece.
Why does she not replace the fur, or have more than one? She also acts as if the fur is her best friend as she pets and talks to it (84). This is concerning because the fur is not real. Miss Brill does not mention any intention of getting a pet to make her feel less lonely, perhaps because pets cost money to feed. Miss Brill also eats the honey cake and if it has even a sliver of almond she gets excited, but she never orders almonds in her bread to begin with (87).
She believes that “house is not the same for a woman. She is not someone who walks into the house, to make use of it, and will walk out again. She is the house; there is no separation possible” (2), which Munroe upbraids about in her story using the humor. When describing Mrs. Malley, the narrator assumes “she would have no children, the stress of her life, whatever it was, she did not allow it” (3). Some women in the 1960s and maybe the narrator also thought children as disrupters of life because they have to use their time for children, not
There. I lived there” (Cisneros 5). Her response, synonymous to the shame commonly felt by many individuals affected by poverty, illustrates her humiliation by relating it to her house. Esperanza again demonstrates her unease with her house and neighborhood when she states, “I don’t belong. I don’t ever want to come from here” (Cisneros 106).
Her actions do not define her and her family acknowledges that when others choose not to because they know that she does not understand herself why she acts on impulse. With much consideration the night Rose injured her mother, she decided to take her life. This shows that Rose feels extreme guilt for her inability to control her actions. Rose realized that she was causing more and more harm to those who loved her unconditionally.
The first essay I chose to read was called I Am in Dementia Prison with My Mom, Janet had no prior knowledge or understanding as to why her mother’s health, mind, and thought process was deteriorating. She couldn’t come to terms with her mom being mental sick and when she did she had help and support from her entire family. The second was titled Transferring Mom was New, But Restlessness and Inactivity Kindled her Agitation. Against her and he husband better judgment she took her mom to the store. I believe she did this because she did not want to tell her mom no, as a caregiver, especially to a loved one sometime following your intuition and saying no can be difficult being I may feel like you are taking away their rights as a person.
She considers herself a doer, and not a watcher. Her enthusiasm is not shared at first towards her husband or mother. Both characters want something different. Paul is worried for Cories mother as they went out. Paul knowingly says something about it to her, "What a rotten thing to do...To your own mother."......