Marguerite went through a terrible time in her life so detrimental to her that she didn 't talk, Not a single word. As marguerite grew and got older she lived that way without any words, regardless of who tried to help her. Although Marguerite was remarkably intelligent and a notably nice girl she chooses to block the world out instead because it was easier. Maya Angelou better known as Marguerite in the short story “Mrs.Flowers” has been through a traumatic assault in her young age. Marguerite has shut many people out, until she has a discussion with Mrs.Flowers who shows her that shutting people out is not how you handle situations you do not want or know how to deal with.
Thus, interest in children 's books was growing and fairytales turned into children tales which were carrying moral concern. Along with the 20th century, Walt Disney has changed the concepts of its tales. They were no longer carrying any social message and it put children in a total dream world. At first sight, many Disney tales look innocent but they fundamentally have strong images hidden. For example, Disney draws a female figure that is dependent, which unknowingly cause gender stereotype in society.
Plath almost seems like she enjoys the fact she may die and welcomes death with open arms. Another example of Plath using figurative language, she says, “The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals” (58). Just before this line, Plath says the tulips are trying to save her, but she does not want to be saved. She wants the tulips to be locked up because they pull her to life and not her plan for death. Freedman states, “In ‘Tulips’... the tulips, which have a grotesquely animated materiality and a heavy, monstrous, corporeal presence” (120).
Disney’s Cinderella also has quite a similar jarring scene in which the stepsisters rip off the dress from Cinderella’s body in order to impede her going to the ball. Furthermore, another aspect worth considering is the impact the depiction of such hostile behavior in fairy tales has on female readers. Girls most certainly notice (whether they do it consciously or subconsciously) that fairy tales glorify and reward beauty (Lieberman 385). When they identify with the beauties, girls tend to become suspicious of their less beautiful peers; and in case they identify with the plainer characters,
Throughout the story, Cisneros talks about what she believed her father thought about her and her career choices, and they turn out to be a bit different than what she thought. In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she learns that just because someone doesn’t show appreciation for you or your actions doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate or enjoy them. Throughout “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she talks about how people saw her as “only a daughter” during a lot of her life. Cisneros first brings up how she felt being seen as only a daughter when she states,” I was/am the only daughter and only a daughter.” Cisneros really showed her feelings here when she italicized the word only, she feels as if she was/is seen as only societies standard of women, which include cleaning and cooking, and that is not who she wants to be. Cisneros also goes into detail about how her father viewed her when she says,” Being a only daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife.” Cisneros highlights how her father felt about her as a
Moreover, according Chua’s book, western parents would avoid using insulting words. In comparison， ｉｎ Ｃａｎｔｏｎ ｐａｒｅｎｔｓ ｌｉｋｅ ｓａｙｉｎｇ ａｎ ｏｌｄ ｓａｙｉｎｇ ＂Ｉｔ ｉｓ ｂｅｔｔｅｒ ｔｏ ｒａｉｓｅｄ ａ ｐｏｒｋ ｃｈｏｐ ｔｈａｎ ｙｏｕ＂ ｔｏ ｔｈｅｉｒ ｋｉｄｓ ｗｈｅｎ ｔｈｅｙ ａｒｅ ａｎｇｒｙ， ａｎｄ ｅｖｅｒｙ Ｃｈｉｎｅｓｅ ｂｏｙ ａｒｏｕｎｄ ｍｅ ｈａｓ ｅｘｐｅｒｉｅｎｃｅ ｏｆ ｂｅａｔｉｎｇ ｂｙ ｈｉｓ ｐａｒｅｎｔｓ． Bｅｓｉｄｅｓ， ｔｈｅｙ ｌｉｋｅ ｍａｋｉｎｇ ｃｏｍｐａｒｉｓｏｎ ｔｈｅｉｒ ｋｉｄｓ ａｎｄ ｓｏｍｅ ｏｔｈｅｒ ｋｉｄｓ ｆａｒ ｂｅｔｔｅｒ ｉｎ ａ ｐａｒｔｉｃｕｌａｒ ａｒｅａ in order to keep their kids away from overconfident． Ｆｏｒ ｅｘａｍｐｌｅ， once Ｉ got an A in my final exam and told my mom, she said “Well done, but one is not enough. You can get more. Your friend Zoe keeps getting A in all exams this semester. You should learn from her”.Although my mom did not notice, that was hurt.
She only went to school for a few years because she had to take care of her family, so Mayella’s opportunity to learn the proper ways of a woman vanished. She never learned moral values like telling the truth, and was never treated with respect. When she was being called “ma’am” in court, she accused Atticus of making fun of her, but if she stayed in school she would have known that is how to properly address others. The flowers in Mayella’s garden symbolize how she needs beauty in her ugly life, and how caring is a positive thing, but sometimes no matter how hard you try hard, the things you care about will still die (like her relationship with Tom Robinson). Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences.
“The past cannot be changed,forgotten,edited, or erased. It can only be accepted”(unknown). In “Everyday use” by Alice Walker the narrator ‘Mama’ tells a story about her struggling relationship between her and her two daughters. Although Mama gave Dee an extraordinary life she was still ashamed of their lifestyle. Which leads to the debate between Dee’s superficial and true heritage that is displayed through Mama and Maggie.
Starting from the introduction after her parents pass away and leave her an orphan to be raised by her cruel Aunt Reed, Jane is not recognized as a member of the family. She is treated not as one of Mrs. Reed’s servants but just as equal to their rank. Jane experiences the same feeling while studying at the boarding school Lowood. From her abusive upbringing, she never believed that she was worthy of much, though she did not truly believe she was worthless. Jane more and more feels the need to belong somewhere.
This leads Pecola to struggle to find her identity, in a time where perception is everything. Pecola is challenged by the idea that her mother prefers her work life, that they have an outdated house, and that she does not look like the Shirley Temple doll with blue eyes. Morrison went into great detail when describing the elegance and beauty that was present in the Fisher home, to demonstrate that those who do not fit into the ideal American life often feel shame. The Breedlove family lived a very simple life, and in no way did they fit into what society believed to be correct. Mrs. Breedlove was the only member of the family that truly understood what the American Dream looked like.
She was actually interested in the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family. Rebecca conducted herself manner were she respect the family and their values. In the book you can see how Rebecca wrote the story on the side of the family to show their side of the story and how she just didn’t care about the HeLa cells but what was Henrietta Lacks and her family’s backstory and how HeLa came to be and what was life like for them. In conclusion, I believe Rebecca Skloot was different in her research and how she wrote her book compared to how the scientific community and media shared and wrote about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells
Where the mothers, aunties, grandmothers are head of the household instead of the fathers. Also, when a mother, aunt, grandma says something that is the final word, there is no arguing or defending yourself. If you want to do something, like go hang out with friends, you would have to ask permission from the mother or grandmother, and if they say no, you cannot argue or whine because they are the authorities figure. Also in the book, Lareau talks about physical punishment (spanking) and teaching styles. Again, this was hard to connect with because growing up; I was spanked but hardly by my parents.
Even math was easy at times, but that was where I struggled the most. I was seen as the best in class even though I was clearly not. “Hey boy when that bell rings and you’re not in your seat imma have to count you late!” ,in a southern accent. I never asked questions once resulting in B’s, because the teacher was well known to be strict. Oddly enough she praised me