“ “...but then the darn bird died a few weeks after we got him… so I just went back to the pet store and got a new one.” “Sweet Pea was sort of a series of birds.” ” (Page 4, Rachel Vail) This shows how the mom comes clean, and Ashley learns the truth about Sweet Pea. This supports the theme because Ashley learned the hard truth that her many birds had all died, and now that she is older she has to learn about it. Another piece of evidence is when Ashley admits that she wasn’t the best bird owner. “ “I’m sorry if I wasn’t a good enough bird-owner,” ” (Page 6, Rachel Vail) This evidence shows Ashley admitting that she may have been not a good owner, and this is a hard truth that she had to admit to herself. She learned it now that she is older, and finally is accepting it.
In the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, symbols play a big role in bringing out the theme of Edna Pontellier’s awakening. One specific symbol defines Edna’s journey which is the bird symbol. Edna, including all the women in her time are trapped by the constraints placed upon them by a male-dominant society. But Edna is the only one who decides to live life as she pleases following her whims and not living under someone’s demands. Edna represents the birds because she thinks she is free, but birds get trapped, just like how Edna gets trapped in having to follow social norms.
The bird is often used throughout The Awakening as a symbol of Edna Pontellier and Mademoiselle Reisz, and the struggles that they face during Edna’s awakening. This symbol functions to enhance the women's characters by magnifying the desire for solitude and provide a deeper context on the endeavor that many women faced during the Victorian Era as they were pressure to follow the same rules. The opening scene of The Awakening is important to understanding the complex symbol of the caged bird. Madame Lebrun, the owner of the cottages on Grand Isle, cares for two birds, a green and yellow parrot and a mockingbird, that hang on the either side of the door to her house. Throughout the story the parrot represents Edna Pontellier and the mockingbird represents Mademoiselle Reisz.
At the end of the novel, Edna is a “bird with a broken wing”(Chopin 125). The bird represents Edna’s failure and how she is broken inside. Chopin would also use literacy techniques to help emphasize her stance on women’s rights. Throughout the novel, Chopin would talk about Edna’s independence and freedom tat she had gained due to the loss of her husband. Chopin wanted to get the message that women do not need to depend on a
The passage writes that opposite existences unite to create a necessary whole, and therefore, cannot be separated. We should not call one good and the other bad because they cannot exist without one another. We may like one aspect more than the other, but we have to keep in mind that we can only do so when the other exists as a comparison. Without ugliness, how do we know what’s beautiful? Laozi is teaching us to look at things from a different perspective and appreciate the balance of yin and yang.
Marie's inner voice is telling her that she needs to be with Emil. She is hiding from her true self by staying with Frank, and she should get away to be with Emil. The butterfly reminds people that life is short and to enjoy it while they can. Just like the butterfly Marie and Emil had a short life. Before they were together, they constantly fought themselves from being with each other.
For the Chinese, for one to taste food one has to treasure the color, aroma, flavor and texture and their combination will form a harmonious dish. Confucius demonstrated that cutting food into little bite size portions before serving and knives had no place at the dining table. Above all, good table manners are important as well as food presentation (Lo, Cushner and
The owl’s death is important because that owl is a symbol for Ultima’s spirit. That owl was given to her by the person who taught her everything she knows, when it was given to her they told her that “…that the owl was my spirit, my bond to the time and harmony of the universe.” In a way that owl was her life once the owl dies so does she. 10. The tools that Ultima has given Antonio to become a Spiritual leader is to never be afraid to always stand up to evil even if you are afraid because the littles of good can defeat the greatest of evil. She also taught him how before collecting herbs and plant to talk to them to ask them for their magical curing abilities before taking them out of the ground.
This fact also keeps Anneth from being able to stray far from home as others might think she wishes to do. Anneth is like one of the birds she so admires, she leaves and sees the world, but she always returns to the same place which she knows will always be her home no matter where her house sits. Anneth and Easter both were not just fighting for a land mass, but rather a living breathing member of their family. The memories the girls had with their grandmothers taking them to the field of wildflowers spreading
(Creech, page 109) . Sal then was being told by her grandparents that it was not her fault "Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out" (Creech, page 146). Sal became a little sad with this situation "You can 't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair."