Biographically speaking, her emotional state can be brought back to her childhood in relation to her father. After the death of Otto Plath, it can be seen that the emotional trauma that she faced upon her father’s passing away resurfaced in the poem, ‘Daddy’. Not only was it a way for her to express her feelings about her father but she also found it as a way to surface the feelings she had for her husband in a comparative way. The poem itself is seen in a very dark and exasperated tone but the feeling of nostalgia and loneliness is also carried out as she reminisces the memories of her father and the longing to see him. Within her poem, she writes, “At twenty I tried to die/ And get back, back, back to you.” The personal reference to her suicide attempt and the explanation supported, exposes the readers into the trauma she faced and what led to her tragic attempt at death.
In the poem Heritage by Linda Hogan, Hogan uses the tone of the speaker to demonstrate the shame and hatred she has toward her family, but also her desire to learn about her family’s original heritage. The speaker describes each family member and how they represent their heritage. When describing each member, the speaker’s tone changes based on how she feels about them. The reader can identify the tone by Hogan’s word choices and the positive and negative outlooks on each member of the family. At the beginning of the poem, the speaker has a tone that demonstrates aggravation and shame towards her mother.
A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on. Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers.
Tan expresses the changing connection between the main characters’ mother-daughter relationship through the use of metaphors. This is shown when Rose Hsu Jordan talks to her mother about her recent divorce with her husband, Ted. Tan illustrates this with the quote, “And below the heimongmong, all along the ground, were weeds spilling over the edges…” (Tan 220). The weeds spilling over the sides were killing the heimongmong plants, which was a metaphor for Rose’s confusion. This was representative of how her mother helped Rose to be more assertive about her divorce, and to finally realize what she wanted
Genogram and Ecomap Reflection Paper The story of my family laid out on paper with either scribbly lines or straight lines, symbols that represent death or sickness is beautiful and sad at the same time. Family is a complicated thing. It shapes us in so many ways, the patterns I was able to see on my genogram were interesting. The women on my mother’s side of the family have dealt with depression for generations. I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood.
While “For My Daughter”, a poem written by Weldon Kees during the 1940s, resonates the bitterness of a mother’s feeling toward her daughter’s illness, it also shows her hopelessness and pain as a mother. What I find interesting about this poem is the strong statement in the last line “I have no daughter” for “I have none”. I find this line to be contradicting, because the mother obviously show hopelessness as she could only watch her daughter slowly dying away. However, she might not bare any love for her daughter or she did love her daughter, but she tries to detach herself from loving her daughter to reduce the pain of losing her. So, I chose this poem to find out if bitterness is the only attitude the poet reveals in this poem.
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.
The poem, “the sonnet-ballad” by Gwendolyn Brooks, shows a universal theme of loss which expresses a message about how people could change overtime after a major tragedy. The speaker of the poem repeatedly asks their mother where happiness is. The way the speaker speaks in the poem is clearly depressing as she says, “What can I use an empty heart-cup for…” (line 4). Through the mood of the poem, readers could identify its central themes and loss is one of them. The speaker’s lover has left her and believes that he might be dead.
Walk Two Moons takes its time to show you that Sal's mother died whereas the poem “Missing Mama” is right to the point. One of the feelings that they both go through is not being able to go with their mothers and be with them forever. In Claudia's poem, she writes “The day that you left I just didn't know, That you were going where I couldn't go” They both feel miserable about losing their mothers. Claudia’s feelings towards her mother aren't as deep as Sal’s to her mother. “But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”.
Kate Chopin’s purpose for writing “The Story of an Hour” is to demonstrate the idea that with freedom comes delight and horror. She conveys this point by using characterization. At the beginning of the story, the audience reads that Mrs. Mallards husband has passed away. She is told by her sister that her husband has passed, but unlike most people, Mrs. Mallard does not “accept its significance” due to a “paralyzed inability.” Because of the inability, she is filled with misery and “physical exhaustion”, but not for long. She murmurs, free, free, free” as she realizes that due to the passing of her husband, she is now unrestricted to his will.
Nevertheless, she also suggests that as one becomes a mother themselves, they slowly reflect on the beautiful memories that they had with their mothers. Harwood explores the frustrations that mothers experience during the post-world war period. Due to the conservative society during the post 1960s,