In the first chapter Orleanna is the narrator who describes the setting and talks about a ruin that is so bad that it does not seem possible that it could have happened. She also goes on to foreshadow the death of her youngest child, Ruth May. She also asks for forgiveness and discusses the reasons for why it took her so long to leave her husband. In the last chapter it seems as though Ruth May is the narrator who is responding to her mother. As stated in the first chapter, there is a “woman with four girls in tow.” In the last chapter “the same woman...only [has] three daughters.” This shows that this is occuring after Ruth May’s death and she is saying, “Mother, you can still hold on but forgive, forgive and give for as long as we both shall live I forgive you, Mother”
10, Oct. 2009, pp. 739-749 In this article, Einat Peled focuses on how run-away girls leave home and the meaning they attribute to it. Her assertions and theories are to help her see these experiences and to find out how these girls managed to come from a home of loneliness, detachment, significant relationships to coping for a better future. She also looks for an understanding from various triggers that may have led to the decision to leave home and be portrayed as a "living suicide". Peled understands that not only does these young girls have to face these evolving experiences alone but have no one other than run-away centers to support them in their time of need and support.
Clues scattered amongst the three interconnected stories builds a slow reveal of the actions and events leading up to the tragedies that have struck the Chase family. Ignoring her own acknowledgment of “should’s” futility, Iris Chase recounts her painful memories and her regretful role cementing her family’s tragic fate. Her reflection of the past begs the question: How much blame can one place on personal responsibility for life’s downfalls? Iris’ daily routine in the small, fictional town of Port Ticonderoga reveals her bleak life in the present. Fragile and wrinkled, Iris spends her remaining days visiting her sister in the Chase mausoleum
She is obligated to stay married to her husband although she feels desperate to get divorce. However, economically and socially, Clara is obligated to her fixed role as a wife because of her motherhood. She express her anguish and distress for this: It bothers me that Eddie had to give me money for the ticket to come home…I don't have money of my own […] I don't know how I'll be able to work and take care of Eddie Jr. Maybe Eddie and I should go back together. "(71) Moreover, during their pregnancy, both Kennedy and Clara suffer loneliness, fear of miscarriage and death. Like Kennedy, Clara turns to writing in her autobiographical play as an outlet of her depressive feelings.
I have chosen to analyze the Steve Jobs eulogy by Mona Simpson, his sister. It is unimaginable how losing someone can be explained in so little time and with very minimal words. Throughout this eulogy Mona explains how she came about to know her brother and what he was like up until the time of his death. In this analysis I will address Steve Jobs’ life, achievements, family, and his illness. Also, I will demonstrate how the eulogy engages with grief, mourning, and the funeral process as a whole.
The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident. This story connects to modern day issues because some women are actually being oppressed by their husband or significant other and feel a strong sense of freedom when they pass away. In this analysis there are four main literary devices that are used to illustrate the theme which are metaphors, irony, foreshadows, and similes. The theme that kate chopin used to idntfy the story line is a womens freedom. In this quote, “’Body and soul free!’”, Mrs. Mallard verbally recognizes her freedom now that her husband has died, and it is important to the story because it highlights her true feelings about her husband.
When the doctor attends her, he mentions that “She is illustrating the fall of her house” (p. 97 l. 31). The fall is the apparent turning point in her life since all hope is out, she has failed her purpose, and her daughters are now nothing but “tramps, [and] whores” (p. 97 l. 46) in her eyes. Sharon saw her main purpose in life as getting her daughters to the altar as virgins, and on her deathbed her last words even are, “I’ll get them to the altar as virgins” (p. 98 ll. 14-15). She is apparently still fixated on the thought that she has failed in life and she seems very penitent because of
Goodbye means the end of a conversation, not the end of a journey between people, meanwhile, courage means to do something that frightens one. It takes courage to say goodbye and it takes a simple goodbye to know one’s courage. Adrienne Willis, a divorced mother, is helping her daughter, Amanda, grieve the death of her husband. Amanda has been physically in the home of her children, but no where near mentally able to overcome the death of her beloved husband. The book, Nights in Rodanthe, by Nicholas Sparks presents the theme of having courage and second chances through love, heartache and happiness.
Education plays an important role in the development of human life especially women’s. When a woman is suffering in the hands of fate and in her mental agony, education provides the confidence of leading a life of her own choice. Jhumpa Lahiri in her Man Booker Prize short listed (2013) and DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (2015) won novel “The Lowland” portrays the character Gauri with the notion of showing the plight of a Diaspora Indian woman. Gauri by attraction became the wife of Udayan, a radical communist in Calcutta and by his untimely death became the wife of his elder brother Subhash, a Ph.D Scholar in America. Her turmoil over the remembrance of her first husband and her inability of leading a smooth life with her second husband has skillfully woven in this acclaimed novel.