Comparing Pat Mora's Now And Then, America

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In “A pair of silk stockings” by Chopin, a mother temporarily escapes from the daily worries and fatigue of the lower class to enjoy luxuries only available to the affluent upon the chance possession of a large sum of money. Pat Mora’s “Now and Then, America” on the other hand, is a short poem depicting a fiery will to be free, different, and “sane” amid those who succumb to the confines of society’s fashion, clothes, and behavior. Although both authors wrote about freedom, identity, and individuality, their attitudes toward these themes are very distinct. “A pair of silk stockings” carries a rather gloomy mood. The main character belongs to the lower class, and as a mother of quite a few children she must constantly budget and calculate where

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