This passage from “A white Heron”, by Sarah Orne Jewett, details a short yet epic journey of a young girl, and it is done in an entertaining way. Jewett immediately familiarizes us with our protagonist, Sylvia, in the first paragraph, and our antagonist: the tree. However, this is a bit more creative, as the tree stands not only as an opponent, but as a surmountable object that can strengthen and inspire Sylvia as she climbs it. This “old pine” is described as massive, to the point where it, “towered above them all and made a landmark for sea and shore miles and miles away.” (Line 8). This kind of description shows the reader how impressive and majestic this tree is, as it puts a vivid picture in the reader’s mind as something that is not only unrivaled in terms of altitude, but it can also be seen from the sea, which highlights its stature as a wholly independent object.
Sylvia’s journey to the top of the tall pine tree reveals to her the location of the heron’s nest, putting the bird unknowingly in peril and the gravity of her upcoming decision. As she watches the white heron swoop to and from its nest, the bird reminds her of the joy of nature and the pitiful existence without it. Emboldened by her fortified conclusion, Sylvia descends from the wrestling pine boughs and shields the heron from the stranger with the strength of her silence, giving up
“When I am too sad and too skinny to keep keeping, when I am a tiny thing against so many bricks, then it is I look at trees” (75) This quote shows that she is able to draw inspiration from the trees. Being able to find hope in places where there is little, is a skill she would probably not have had if she were to grow up in a rich suburban town, or anywhere with people she can look up. In summary, it is part of Esperanza’s personality to seek and find strength even in unusual objects like trees.
Growing up Janie had a pear tree in her yard and the tree grows to have significant meaning for her as she began to consider herself a sexual being. Janie’s infatuation with the pear tree and the bee symbolized her desire for real love. The blossoms on the pear tree resembled Janie’s budding sexuality as a woman, as the bees resembled the men needed to keep her sexuality in bloom. Each of Janie’s three marriages served as a development stage in her quest to find a man that she loves. Janie is unexcited with Logan, and mistreated by Joe Stark.
So she ran to them, and she heard a “pop” behind her, she looked down and she got stuck in a trap. Crystal yelled “ HELP ME, HELP ME,” as loud as she can but the only people that heard her was the kids parents. Crystal was hanging in the tree, like in the movies, all she could see was the kids dancing around and singing in Spanish “yay la cogimos, yay la comigos”, which means ‘ yay we caught her, yay we caught
Phoeby confirms to Janie that she is being gossiped about even though Janie tells her that it doesn’t really matter what other people think about her. Phoeby worries that “Tea Cake” took her money and found a younger girl. Janie rebukes this. However, she does tell Phoeby that “Tea Cake” is gone. “Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done, and undone," and soon afterwards she notices a bee pollinating a flower and believes that this is representative of love.
Since Ha’s papaya tree symbolizes her happiness, when it was cut, it’s like everything she worked for and was excited for was ripped away from her. In almost every peom that talks about her papaya tree, Ha was always happy and excited to see what she created grow and ripen. It was fun to her to see what she could accomplish on her own without the help of anyone else, it was her indepentent project, and she loved it. So for her to have it all taken away, makes her depressed. “Black seeds spill like clusters of eyes, wet and crying.” clearly this papaya meant a lot to her, for how her point of view makes the reader feel how she feels to have everything she worked for taken away.
The Bell Jar, written by the Sylvia Plath, follows Ester Greenwood’s decent into and recovery from madness. Esther is a young and brilliant writer, whose ambitions are stunted by a crippling depression. Plath, through Esther, describes an outlook on reality that is distorted by mental illness through the symbolism of the fig tree and the bell jar. Indirect characterization of Esther also gives a perspective of this distorted reality. Though she wants to move forward, her state of mind holds her back.
The Scarecrow helped Dorothy by being loyal and friendly to her and her other friends. He gave Dorothy ideas and ways to get back home. Another thing that the Scarecrow moved the story along by helping Dorothy 's friends from being attacked by the Kalidah’s. In the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, chapter 7 page 28 says, “‘So they sat down to consider what they should do, and after serious thoughts the Scarecrow said:”Here is a great tree, standing close to the ditch. If the Tin Woodman can chop it down, so that it will fall to the other side, we can walk across it easily.’” This shows that the Scarecrow moved the story along because of the Scarecrow didn 't think
Miller argues that leadership through fear is the most effective leadership style, although it has some negatives. Through the use of intimidation Abigail Williams controls all the other girls in town. Abigail Williams proves this when she is being questioned for dancing in the forest. She puts the blame on Tituba and this where all the accusations start, “Sometimes I wake and find myself standing in the open doorway and not a stitch on my body! I always hear her laughing in my sleep.