Growing up, you face new conflicts and challenges. Eleven-year old Rachel faces a new type of problem with her math teacher in the short story, "Eleven". Rachel starts of her day joyfully, since it was her birthday. However, in math class, Rachel's teacher Mrs. Price thinks that an "ugly sweater" sitting in the coatroom, belonged to Rachel. As a result, she gave Rachel the red sweater, ignoring the young girl. I believe that Mrs. Price had a reason for being rude to Rachel. First, Rachel didn't stand up for herself when accusations arose. Also, Mrs. Price was tired of having the red sweater sit in her coatroom. Lastly, Mrs. Price had to teach, so she ignored Rachel. To begin, when Rachel was accused of being the owner of the red, ugly sweater, she didn't really stand up for herself. In the story, it states, "Mrs. Price takes the sweaters and puts it right on my desk, but when I open my mouth nothing comes out."Since Rachel didn't say anything at the time, Mrs. Price dismisses any other statement Rachel says later. Mrs. Price merely goes on with her lesson and teaches without a care. If Rachel had found the courage to say confidently that the sweater was in face not hers, the outcome of the situation could've been very different. Rachel could've gotten rid of the sweater and had a great birthday. Alas, Rachel didn't stand up for herself, resulting in Mrs. Price's actions. …show more content…
Price was tired of no one claiming the sweater that had sat in her room for a long time. She says, "'Whose is this?'...'Whose? It's been sitting in the coatroom for a month.'" After weeks of having an unclaimed sweater sit in her room, Mrs. Price outright asked her students whose sweater it was. She would've been annoyed that the sweater just sat in her coatroom and wouldn't have wanted it to be her responsibility any
At the time of Hamilton 's birth Rachel had been married to John Lavien of which she 'd had pressured to marry by her parents. They had a son named Peter together. John was abusive toward Rachel. He even had her in Jail for several months for
In the story Eleven by Sandra Cisneros I can make inference that Mrs. Price is a determined teacher. In paragraph 11 the author states” of course it's yours” Mrs. price says. “ I remember you wearing it.” Because she’s older and the teacher, she’s right and I’m not.
Mrs.Price finds it hard to believe that the sweater isn’t Rachel's because it has been in her classroom for along time so when she asked whose it is and someone says it’s rachels. Mrs. Price is going to think it is hers. When Rachel and Mrs. Price were arguing back and forth no matter what rachel says Mrs.Price has more power over her because she's the teacher. So it's hard to believe that the sweater wasn’t Rachel’s because only one person is saying that it is hers and no one else is admitting that it is there’s. She comes to the conclusion that the sweater was Rachel by everone in the class saying it was Rachel’s for example in the story Sylvia Saldivar says “i think it belongs to Rachel”.
However, there was some drama to arose while Jackson was in office. Jackson and his wife was accused of adultery all because of an improper divorce. Rachel had not legally divorced her husband she was with prior to Jackson. To make the situation much worse once Jackson was in office Rachel died of what appears to be a heart attack or something related to the heart. Jackson had believed that it was caused by all the negativity and talk about the accusation.
Rachel lives in her own world where she thinks she runs the show. Well guess what? , she does not. Within the first chapter she says says a lot of ignorant things like "took for granite" (1.3.3) and "give up the goat" (1.3.5). Leah says she's "famous for making things up out of thin air and stating them in a high, knowing tone" (1.9.6).
One sunny day, a young girl by the name of Beth traveled one day to “Mitchell Gail’s,” which is her “go to” store. Beth needs to purchase clothes for her Uncle Al’s birthday party. As she browses through clothes she meets a friendly employee whose name is Hannah. Hannah offers hold on to Beth’s belongings while she goes into the changing room to try on clothes. As soon as she steps out of the changing room, she is caught by Madge P. Groton who is the head security guard of the store.
Her vanity makes it hard for her to connect to the people of the Congo. In the Republic of Congo, the natives are dressed in whatever they can get or make. Rachel does not see the difference. In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, Rachel Price experiences ? which prevent her from being able to learn some lessons in the Congo and cause her to be physically
The tone of the story is important in making the story sound like it is being to through the eyes of an eleven year old girl, such phrases like “pennies rattling in a band-aid box” and “my whole head hurts like when you drink milk too fast.” All these are certain phrases that would be used in an eleven year old's life, bandaids for the bumps and scrapes, and the milk that your parents would make you drink. That is the tone Eleven sets, a young girl telling us her humiliating story while she is still a child. Sandra Cisneros does an excellent job at using literary devices to characterize Rachel in “Eleven”. By using imagery, simile, and tone we can see that Rachel is a empathetic, bashful, wise, but still naive in her own ways.
In the short story by Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven,” the author has a negative, frustrated attitude towards being eleven. The author conveys this by using literary devices such as symbolism, and repetition. The author’s use of symbolism is demonstrated in the red sweater. To the author, the red sweater is something that she is embarrassed about since its “ugly,” “raggedy,” and “old” (25).
The teacher, Ms. Price picks up a sweater and asks the class if anyone is missing a sweater. A student says that it's Rachel's, and the teacher gives her the sweater without even thinking. Rachel thinks and speaks in a way that is very reminiscent of an eleven year old. There is a youthful, innocent tone in her voice, especially when she says “I wish I was one hundred and two instead of eleven” without actually thinking about the disadvantages of being that age. Throughout the day, she references home and how she longs to go home to celebrate with her family and eat cake.
Every hear we turn an age older but does it feel like it right off the bat? In “ELEVEN” by Sandra Cisneros, Rachel who is now eleven goes through a rough day on her birthday. Cisneros uses literacy techniques to characterize Rachel and her actions throughout the short story. This techniques are similarity, repetition and conflict. Cisneros uses similarity or connection throughout the short story.
Above all, Rachel Harmon was now a step ahead of Serena, due to the fact that she was the mother of Pemberton’s child, whereas, Serena would never live up to that. Serena was a very motivated woman who only dug a deeper hole for herself, as she became more and more preoccupied with the power that she possessed. Her dominance over everyone never seemed to get out of hand until she found out about Pemberton sending money to Rachel and then child, which is when she soon decided that, she was not married to a man that was as equal to her as she believed. However, it seems as if Serena was not as strong as most think, especially not if Jacob Harmon ended up being the one to murder her. Furthermore, Mrs. Pemberton’s life was not the only life taken by
She hurriedly escaped the awkward conversation and walked back into the bathroom and took out a crumbled piece of paper to write a note. She knew he would be here for another minute or two as she looked at his list and notices that it did not compare to what was in the cart. She wrote the note and then went to go find him. Just as he was leaving she dropped the note into one of the grocery bags. Julia is started to get excited again like she was twenty eight years old again.