One home remedy that I remember that my Mexican grandmother, called guelita, does, is that she would always use an egg and plant, called ruta, and will begin to rub both the plant and the egg all around our whole family’s body. As a kid I remember each time I spend the night over at my guelita’s house, she will grab an egg and a piece of the ruta plant and tell to stand still, so she can start rubbing the egg and plant all over my body every time right before I go to sleep. And every time I ask her why does she do that, she explains to me is that, all she is doing is blessing me and getting rid of any bad spirits or the evil eye from me and that it will also help me get a good night sleep in the night. To me the whole thing is something I don’t really believe in but glad that my guelita cares about her
Receiving an object holds much more meaning than that of just the object itself. To say that a token, handed down for generations in a family, just represents a token is blasphemous. All objects, items, and gifts symbolize an interpretation that validates a connection between a party to another. In the case of Fennelly and her father’s scarf, the symbolic meaning behind the scarf is indirectly assumed as the adult relationship between her and her father. The relationship was one of smotherment and differing points of views for the scarf symbolized the narrow-mind life which Fennelly had as of result of her father.
Anaya creates an initial one of anxiety and shifts it toward a tone of relief. This emphasises Antonio does not like the idea of punishment and is really looking for peace, which he can find in the golden carp. He needs a safe place because Christianity is giving him too much anxiety and pressure. Antonio’s finds a little excitement of hope when he finds out there might be a god that is kind and does not give punish. Antonio is excited to find out, “'The golden carp," I said to myself, "a new god?
From the description the audience can conclude the mood of this situation, which is love, careness, and thoughtful. Buddy really wants to buy her friend a good present but cannot, so instead she builds her a kite, which shows that her present comes from her heart and she put a lot of time and effort into it. Given these examples, the readers can conclude that the imagery in the story of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, is mostly about friendship, and not being selfish, and about giving. The main character, Buddy does a lot a things to create a mood. Such as just describing the setting around them and the objects as
Quilt Essay Family memories not only hold us together during the tough times but also provide a foundation especially when enhanced by a mother's love. Some people are able to appreciate their family heritage, while others do not recognize or take it for granted. In the poem "My Mother Pieced Quilts" by Teresa Acosta and the short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, both authors use figurative language and imagery to establish the quilt as a symbol for a mother's love and respecting family heritage to illustrate their themes. In her poem Teresa Acosta displays the quilt as a symbol for the mother's love.
The house was immaculate and as always D.T was a gracious host, putting out refreshments and snacks for us to enjoy while we talked. Her home was filled with family pictures, as well as religious portraits with her favorite scriptures. The landscape was well kept, with a pool in the back yard for her grandkids to enjoy when they visited. With only the two of us present, I began the interview when she was comfortable to begin. D.T’s
It’s kinda funny how I like the quotes that Nagle quotes… Anyway she included the quote from sociologist Marcel Mauss who thought that “even when an object ‘had been abandoned by the giver, it still possesses some thing of [that person]’”(7). I should read The Gift to get a better sense of what Mauss means by this, but I think it’s a good cautionary observation. It makes me think about the way I have watched people purchase items that they aren’t completely sure they’ll use (which is a major sign that they definitely don’t need it). If they can’t find a use they tell themselves that they’ll give it to a friend or family member, or donate it.
As a young adult, I can say that Christmas gift giving is likewise to language. Similar to how I grasped the language of English and developed it as I got older, gift giving has also grown with me throughout my childhood up till now. Both have evolved into society and culture. Christmas has transformed into a "cultural ritual" celebrated year after year all because of social norms. The idea that society celebrates Christmas and gift giving without having to be forced represents how culture regulates societal behavior.
TITLE, Lauren Helgason, September 25, 2015 Over a year ago my Aunt Bernadette and my Uncle Glenn got divorced. My Aunt didn’t take it very well, but to the rest of my family it didn’t come as much of a surprise. They were always fighting with each other over petty things and didn’t get along. However, my Aunt couldn’t accept that she was part of the problem, so she decided to push the blame onto someone else.
“A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge an old greedy miser who is visited by three spirits the day before Christmas because he is selfish and he needs help from the spirits to alter his cruel-hearted ways so he doesn’t end up paying for his uncharitable behaviour towards others when he is dead. The ghosts show him his past, his present, and his future, to show him that Christmas is really about giving and to help him realize he needs to change his ways. Throughout the novel multiple themes are displayed that categorize the importance of the novel. However, giving is the most important notion because Fezziwig makes his employees and family happy,
APiper dropped the paper bag on the granite kitchen counter, balancing her cell between her shoulder and the crook of her neck and continuing her conversation while she began unpacking the numerous bags of groceries. • You have to go with us, Diane - Piper protested into the phone while pushing almond milk into the fridge- Alex won’t enjoy her birthday if you aren’t there. • I’m sure Al with prefer to spend a romantic couple of days with her girlfriend – Diane replied sarcastically with a snort – than having her mother tag along. • We traveled a lot this year.
Karla Almengo Christmas is to feel like family and I am someone extremely homelike. Since I was little, I liked this time of the year even though I am not a person who lets myself be carried away by fixed dates and organized by a calendar. However, the spirit of Christmas, the thought that time returned to zero by a being who came to world to teach us to love one another. I like Christmas decorations, and I like the air that acquires the cities during this time of the year, I like snow and cold. For instance, one of my favorite things that I love to do is decorate the Christmas tree.
My mom is my best friend, my sister, and my mom; I tell her everything and she tells me everything! I am so thankful I have such a strong relationship with my mom, because some people do not have a mother figure in their life at all. My mom is my modern day hero because of her strength, generosity, and confidence.