The grandmother’s use of the gun in “The Old Gun” symbolizes a loss of control because she uses it when her husband defies her rule and she has lost control of her land. The aforementioned dynamic is present in the relationship between Dasuo’s grandparents and showcased in the lines, “Dasou’s grandad-his name was Santao-was so afraid of his wife he was skulking outside the door, too scared to come in…Dasou’s granny smiled and said: You lost the horses, didn’t you” (1198). Dasou’s grandfather knows that he defied his wife and that she would not allow that loss of control to occur without punishment. Dasou’s grandmother uses the gun to get rid of a man that did not abide by her rules. She also kills him because he took away her control over their land and livestock which is evidenced in her line, “You’ve lost my horses, lost my land” (1198).
In the movies Coal Minor's Daughter, Loretta Lynn is betrayed as a hillbilly because she was raised in the backwoods, she seems to be uneducated, and her character is displayed as a low class figure. However, she finds a way to leave the Appalachian region by using her singing talent. Another hillbilly charcter from the movie Coal Minor's Daughter would be Loretta;s husband Mooney Lynn. This character comes off as a menace hillbilly. He controls his wife out of fear.
One of the most well known people during the Civil war was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born June 14th 1811 as Harriet Elizabeth Beecher to her parents Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote in Connecticut (SOURCE). At just the age of four Stowe’s mother died, she was then sent away to live with other family on a farm. It was there that she learned to read and write but she also witnessed slaves and the awful way that they were treated this image “bothered her deeply” as child (SOURCE). Through her education she received from “Ma’am” Kilbourne’s school, Litchfield Academy and Western Female Institute she became an extremely successful writer (SOURCE).
This is portrayed in the novella The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros displays the mistreatment of women in the hispanic culture through the women in Esperanza’s life. Esperanza finds her first example of the poor treatment of women within her own family. Esperanza’s great-grandmother was forced into marriage with Esperanza’s great-grandfather. Esperanza describes her great-grandmother as “a wild horse of a woman, so wild she wouldn’t
She becomes more further depressed wishing she had been in Lottie’s place and that she was dead. She becomes willing to kill herself until Maria changes her mind about marrying Lucas. Judith finds a new purpose in life as she wants to tell the story of what happened to both Lottie and herself. She learns to ride horses in order to drive her one footed brother Darrel to school and attend it with him. She learns to be happier in school and becomes good friends with Maria as she teaches her to
Being born to an unwed mother, in 1954, Left Oprah in the hands of her maternal grandmother, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Originally, Winfrey was named "Orpah" after the biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but somehow people began to mispronounce it to what’s said today, "Oprah". After, being sexually abused and mistreated by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother, Oprah ran wild and was sent to a juvenile detention home, only to be denied due to over filled prison cells. As a result of this neglection, by the age of fourteen, Winfrey became pregnant with a premature baby boy, who died shortly after birth. Eventually, Winfrey rose above her adversity to focus on her primary and high school education.
Jody and the drum relates to my life because when my grandma dies my granddaddy takes over everything. But when ever my granddaddy die my aunt takes over everything. So when my aunt cant handle things my momma takes over the things she couldn’t handle. Then when my momma cant handle things she passes it to my older sister. So if she cant handle things she passes it to me.
"Show these gentlemen out.” So she vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the smell.” (Faulkner 125). Here, Emily behaves abnormally to acknowledge her responsibilities as a citizen, thus suffers a mental condition. As of a result, society fears of Emily as perceives her an irresponsible
We all cried when it was time for us to come back to Florida because we knew that our aunt was going to do us wrong. When we got back, she continued to do us wrong and call us names and talk about our mom in our face. That next year we moved to a big house with our aunt and her husband so it even got worst. My uncle was touching on my oldest sister, but she would never tell on anyone because she was scared and he told her to don’t tell and gave her money. Time passed by and we moved back to our old house, and my aunt and her husband separated.
Storm Clouds Rolling In by Ginny Dye In this report I will talking about Carrie Cromwell's beliefs, the love life on the Cromwell plantation, and the war and secession that has set into the southern states. The time during this was 1860-1861. Also during this time slaves were running away on the Underground Railroad. Carrie Cromwell was a content plantation daughter until her world turned around. She didn't know what she wanted in life anymore.