Examples include becoming distant from her mother while she makes her own decisions, and sailing away from home to begin a new life in England. Through these experiences, the motif of water symbolizes Annie discovering her own personality, and cleansing herself from the pain and loneliness she is feeling. In Jamaica Kincaid 's Annie John, the motif of water is a reoccurring symbol that first represents the strong bond Annie and her mother have, but later on when she matures, the significance changes to symbolize new identities and healing. At the beginning of the novel during Annie 's youth, the motif of water illustrates the bond that she and her mother share when they swim in the ocean and participate in bathing rituals together. For example, when Annie and her mother visit Rat island together, she recounts the event saying, The only way I could go into the water was if I was on my mother 's back, my arms clasped tightly around her neck, and she would then swim around not too far from the shore.
She then goes on to trade her voice with the evil sea-witch in exchange for human legs. Ultimately, Ariel is with the prince, but this was at the expense of leaving her friends, family and world behind. This may not have seemed obvious while watching the movie, but Ariel had changed her entire personality to be with Eric. She used to have a passion for exploring the ocean for human culture, and swam to many places far from her home. This all changed after she met Eric, and her curiosity became nothing else but to seek a kiss from the
It was the tall man who did it. Quietly” (28). Liesel had no intention of going inside her new foster home on Himmel Street, until Hans spoke with her. Liesel immediately gravitated to the calm air surrounding Hans. Even though she had lost her brother and her mother, Liesel felt comfortable around Hans after a few short minutes.
Previously to this chapter Fey describes a flashback of being skinny to contradict her previous point, as well to makes efforts to show her audience it doesn’t matter your size, you just need to embrace yourself and find your true beauty and accept it. Fey, using an informal tone to describe this issue makes for a very conversational and friendly setting between herself and the audience, making it easier for the readers to realize and accept who they
This kindness is real kindness that stems from Psyche’s selflessness, adding to her heroic personality. After Psyche confesses that she welcomes death, Orual becomes bitter. Psyche offers advice to Orual, suggesting, “Do not let grief shut up your ears and harden your heart” (75). Psyche’s advice is kind and benefits Orual. Psyche could simply ignore Orual’s feelings in favor of her own, but instead she comforts Orual.
This quote further illustrates the representation of self-exploration, by using the lake as a metaphor for being able to not only see your reflection, but at the same time becoming conscious of what lies under the surface. "The Mirror" explains the story of a woman going through a period time that everyone goes through, a time where they're trying to really figure out who they are and where they're from, and really does a wonderful job of representing the people who begin to feel lost along the way through the use of symbolism. Another literary work that uses symbolism very well is "We Wear The Mask" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Like Plath, he uses the most obvious symbol for his poem, the mask. It represents how we, as people, hide our true selves from the world.
This is shown in their condescending comments and derogatory terms; if you excise these comments and offensive names, the “guardian” is actually giving great life advice. If a person gets too hung up on the way something was said rather than the words said, the speaker will have wasted their breath; however it is their responsibility to know what tone to use. This story overall gives me a sense of hope because the “Guardian”, even if they might be going about it the wrong way, is giving tough love and great advice in hopes that the young girl will have an easier life by applying these words of
The detailed explanation of Karana´s traits help the reader understand the reasons behind the young girl´s actions; moreover, the study of the theme of survival is well explained and supported by Baecker´s analysis of the plot. Therefore, I agree with Baecker´s insight: ´´Island of the Blue Dolphins becomes a feminist story of survival and not a story of rescue´´ (Baecker 205). Karana´s female character represents independence and her survival and happiness became a priority over being rescued by a prince
In a way I can relate to this as even today it is not uncommon for women to pride themselves on their “beauty” and there are many girl, and elder women, who are obsessed with the way they look. Although, the expectations and conventional ideas as to what a woman is valued on has changed majorly in major ways to create equality between genders sexism and misogyny still exists today. I think that an adequate example of this is the “gender pay gap”. The gender pay gap is the overall difference in pay between men and women for the exact same job, because one of them has a different anatomy to the other. Research in New Zealand which occurred in the year 2000 consequently showed that majority of the gender pay gap, between 40 and 80 percent, could be explained by the difference in occupation, industry of employment, work experience and women 's qualifications in relation to men.
Which makes sense, because girls are more sensitive to what’s socially acceptable as far as fashion goes. The results were pretty much as I expected them to be- no major reactions, just some minor comments. This experiment did prove several things. Even small social norm violations are recognized. With some social norm violations, our opinions can shift from being reproachful, to admiring it, to being inclined to violate the social norm ourselves.