The narrator assumes forgetting her lover will make the pain better and is angry at her heart for not allowing her to forget him. She wants to forget him as soon as possible “Haste! Lest while you’re lagging” (7), once again using an exclamation point to indicate anger and hurry, wanting the pain to end. The narrator is angry at herself for not being able to forget him and letting him get to her. Dickinson may have used this poem to express her feelings about an unrequited love interest and the pain that comes with it.
The arguing between the teachers shows that there is going to be an issue with her receiving the jacket. The author chose to use this craft element because it creates suspense for the reader. The suspense in this foreshadowing leads to the problem of the teachers making her pay for the jacket. Another element the author used was point of view to show how much the jacket meant to Martha. In the story it says, “ “I went home very sad and cried into my pillow that night so grandmother wouldn’t hear me.
In Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, the author uses thematic symbols such as “the black thing” and Annie and her mother seeing “eye to eye” to guide the reader to a position where it is clear to see that Annie and her mother do not have the same, sweet relationship they used to have. Overtime, Kincaid develops the story in such a way where it is easy to see that the relationship between Annie John and her mother begins to go downhill and is not the same as it was in the beginning of the novel. Annie clearly begins to despise her mother as she realizes that her mother is not treating her like the little girl she used to be. In this passage of Annie John, the use of “the two black things” provides a clear example of how the Annie John and her mother are very similar, yet they are never able to retain a good relationship because there is space between them. Throughout the novel, there are many circumstances where Annie wants to be loved and treated like a child by her mother, however, her mother treats her in a different manner than what she expects.
“And yet the mere fact of her racial history causes Armand to reject her and the baby, to cease to see her as the woman he loves and instead to see her as simply black and therefore beneath him”(Champlin 1). Even though Armand once loved Desiree, it all changed just because of her background. Desiree’s finds out her baby is mixed, Armand tells her to leave because she brought shame to his family name. “And yet the mere fact of her racial history causes Armand to reject her and the baby, to cease to see her as the woman he loves and instead to see her as simply black and therefore beneath him”(Champlin 1). Even though Armand once loved Desiree, it all changed just because of her
In the novel Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, the relationship between Annie and her mother can be very confusing and complicated at times. In the passage, symbols such as the thimble and the “black thing” play an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie John and her mother. Annie and her mother each have a black thing resting inside of them and when they begin to fight, the black things join together. The thimble rests inside of Annie and represents her sadness and her unwillingness to grow up and become distant from her mother. These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling.
Emily Grierson in the short story “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner goes through depressing events in her life, but how she deals with these stressors is what is interesting. Ms. Grierson has to deal with the loss of her father. Additionally, the fact that her new found lover did not want to marry her and could leave her at anytime causes more stress. Both of these situations lead her to isolate herself from other people, fearing the thought of the town looking at her as weak. The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment.
Race effects Othello’s relationship with his wife in many ways. First he knows that he is not good enough for Desdemona just for having darker skin. This effects his relationship by showing that he has a lack of self-confidence. This drop in trust for the relationship is cause by Othello finding the handkerchief and accusing her of sleeping with Cassio. This relates to racism in the play because the handkerchief is a symbol of African provenance, “The handkerchief ’s role as substitute for Othello is reinforced by its African provenance, established by the Egyptian who gave it first to his mother; transmitted to the son, it was then passed to the wife, Desdemona being the only non-African in the sequence.
The black veil that the Mr. Hooper wears during his sermons as minister terrifies the townspeople. The townspeople fear the black veil because it is a symbolic reference that symbolizes their secret sins. The appearance of the black veil makes the people feel uncomfortable and guilty for the secret sins they have committed which makes them fearful of the unknown punishments they must abide to if their secret sins are ever to be revealed. On page 246, the minister reveals his purpose of wearing the black veil, “When the friend show his inmost heart to his friend; the lover to his best beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo!
This scene is hilarious and ironic at the same time because he is constantly contradicting himself by claiming he is religious, but, in reality, he hates religion. “So she done it. And it was the niggers—I just expected it. She said the beautiful trip to England was most about spoiled for her; she didn 't know HOW she was ever going to be happy there, knowing the mother and the children warn 't ever going to see each other no more While Mary Jane packs her bags for England, she displays her sadness to Huck because she is distraught by the fact that the King and the Duke is selling Wilk’s slaves, separating the mother from their kids.
The first being the dissolution of his marriage, and later the knowledge that he was in fact at fault for the change. At the end of the story as he is divesting himself of Desiree’s belongings, he comes across a letter from his own deceased mother which reads,” night and day, I than good God for having arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery” (Chopin), which brings him to his epiphany. The fact that he did not know could be because of his parents’ choice to raise him abroad where the stigma of slavery did not exist. Maybe she was light skinned enough that she could pass for a white woman. We may never know how this accomplishment was carried out, but it is evident that Armand now knew, that although his son was bi-racial, it was his lineage, not Desiree’s, at fault.