In the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, the role of macaroons play a major role as they represent Nora’s dishonest behavior towards Torvald. Nora is completely a different person in front of Torvald; however, she tries to shield things that she does which Torvald doesn’t like. In reality, their marriage seems to be falling apart as she is not happy being with her husband as he tells her not to have macaroons, as the macaroons will damage her teeth and destroy her beauty. The macaroons present image of Nora’s longing to be liberated. She wants to have her own personality and will to live a life where no one stops her from doing what she gets pleasure from.
In the short story, by Ethan Canin, “Star Food,” a boy named Dade is faced with struggles with his parents that have different points of views as his mother is an optimistic woman that wants Dade to keep dreaming. On the other hand, Dade’s father who is a realist wants Dade to carry the name and own Star Food after his father, he also wants Dade to work in store efficiently. They both wanted different things for his future, but everything changes when a poor, thieving woman enters their lives and steals from their store. The biggest question in “Star Food” is why Dade let the woman go. I believe Dade let the woman go because he felt like he wasn’t cut out for the life his father lived, and wanted to be more distinct than his strict father.
Jades character gets interpelated into society in a number of ways. The first time it happens is in the beginning when she runs into her dad at the mall and awkwardly must tell him that she got her period which leads to him buying a million different feminine hygiene products and leaving Jade embarrassed. When Jade tells the story to her friend Cori she responds “You…you had to go to the drugstore with your Dad?” More laughing. “That’s… the funniest thing…ever.”(page 70) It’s meant to be a joke because girls aren’t supposed to get their dads to buy feminine products they are supposed to ask their moms, guys in general in our society aren’t the ones who are “supposed” to be buying tampons. For example in the short story The Heroic Quest of Douglas Mcgawain, Douglas and his friend Rick are going out to get for soda for their girlfriends when Douglas’es girlfriend Tracy asks him to buy her tampons.
Fish Cheeks, by Amy Tan is a story of love, culture, being different, and accepting one's differences. A young Amy falls in love with the son of a white minister and is shocked when she finds out that her mother invited the ministers family over for christmas dinner. Amy is very embarrassed because of her asian heritage, and some of the asian customs her family embraces. She explains that her mother went out of her way to prepare many traditional asian dishes that most people would find quite odd. When Christmas eve came around, she explained what her mother was preparing and used imagery to paint a picture in the reader's mind as if they were there.
The text states “Eventually- in fact within the week- a kind and intelligent boy who lived very near her beautiful house asked the girl to a movie, and she gave up her fancy for the bag boy at the supermarket.” This text is after she decides not to go into the bag boys line. The huge change is that throughout the entire story she is “deeply in love” with the bag boy. Then just after not going into his line one time, she already has another date within the week. She also describes the house as beautiful, which shows how her views have changed since the beginning of the story. The girl also goes from liking the bag boy, to then going on a date with a smart intelligent man.
“Checkouts” “Checkouts”, a short story by Cynthia Rylant, is about a girl who moves from a small town to a large city, Cincinnati. She doesn’t want to move, she sees it as her parents taking her away from the life she knows and loves and that they’re not letting her finish growing up as a child. Throughout the story, the word “checkouts” is used in multiple different ways, such as the boy works at a checkout line in a supermarket, the girl “checks out” from the world while in the supermarket and they check each other out at the checkout line. For example, “once inside the supermarket, her hands firmly around the handle of the cart, she would lapse into a kind of reverie” (Rylant 24). Shows that the girl sees grocery shopping as an escape from the world, as a way to take her mind off the negatives in her life.
Nunkie was constantly on Tea Cakes toes and almost throwing herself at him. Janie describes how she noticed Tea Cake not fighting her off as much as she expected. She could have gotten scared hat he was intrigued by Nunkie. The idiom that her fear was growing into tree shows that she was only a little nervous at first but once she watched closely, she realized that she should be worried about Tea Cakes loyalty. Tea Cake not fending Nunkie off as much as Janie expected could actually mean that Janie hoped Tea Cake would avoid contact with any other woman while she was dating him.
Octavia almost fell over laughing at him saying this. All she did was hand him a clear glass, he quickly figured out that it makes you puke so you can eat more. Peeta was appalled at this sight because in District 12 food is scarce. Peeta tells Katniss about it and all she can think about is her mother treating children that haven't eaten and her mother prescribing food, something the parents can't give. Moments later Portia (someone from her makeup crew) appears with a large man, Plutarch Heavensbee.
However, Socrates keeps on coming to the store by bus for five consecutive days for further updates. Upon his arrival, Ms. Grimes tells him that the office faxed a paper back saying he was not qualified for the job position. When Socrates ask to see the paper from the main office, she said she threw the paper away. Socrates calls the main office and was told, no application for him was faxed from Ms. Grimes. Socrates had a feeling that Ms. Grimes did not fax his application, ''Because.
I knew I could never make it through the day sitting at home staring at a blank screen. Later that morning, we arrived at Gordmans and paced through the store looking for bargains. I tried to shop, but was too distracted. Finding a chair, I sat and hoped my mom was doing okay. Finally my dad called and told Joy that my mom was rushed to the emergency room for a C-section.
Casey got his business face on, he was ready for another case. “Ok, now tell me what you know.” “Well, there were four major department stores that have santa clauses. Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Younkers, and Von Maur. Then on December 18th, none of the santa clauses showed up for work, which is a week before Christmas, and when no one has any santa’s, the little kids go nuts. The owners were furious.
The mechanic shop appeared rather suddenly, though Ginny paid no notice until she had need of it, an attitude she extended to most things. It was four stalls away from the Lieblingessen. She probably wouldn’t have even known it was there at all if one of the patisserie’s neighbors hadn’t come over to complain. “I can’t believe the landlords allowed it,” the neighbor sniffed. He was a large, greasy seller of formerly-upscale retail.