If he were to say, ‘Here, Robert, take her and be happy, she is yours,’ [she] should laugh at you both.” (P.178) Edna has fully taken on the role of the New Woman as she will not be objectified and treated as somebody’s property. Edna’s view on marriage has changed, though Robert wanted her for her own being, he wants to put her in the same box as a good wife. Nevertheless, the ambiguous ending of whether Edna takes her life could suggest that she is now free from the constraints of society who still has control over her. “The water of the gulf stretched out before her, gleaming with the million lights of the sun…she looked into the distance, and the old terror flamed up for a instant, then sank again.” (P.189-90) Throughout the ending of the novel Chopin uses the metaphor of the sea to illustrate how the sea is a force of nature leading Edna to her freedom. There is a sense that society has made Edna feel guilty for leaving her family and children, as she is not a “mother-woman” like Mademoiselle Reisz.
Joe Starks helped Janie realize her desire and need to relinquish herself from the dominance of others. Furthermore, Tea Cake Woods granted her the freedom to do so. The two opposing cities revealed to her how her life would be, if she remained in them, ultimately showing her the best of both worlds, which essentially contributed to her leading to decide who she truly is. Eatonville answered that she should allow for others to control her and that she should accept unhappiness. However, the Everglades replied that her life should not be decided for her, and that she deserves love.
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you wouldn 't stop fighting until you got what you wanted? On a journey to freedom Addy and her mom go on a rigorous trip to get there. All they want is freedom to make them happy and feel somewhat like a family again. Who wants someone else to own them anyway? Freedom is the ambition that drives Addy and her mother in the book Meet Addy by Connie Porter.
In Dwight Okita's story we see the openness and acceptance of her way of life from her parents to live the life of this new land. In Cisneros' story we see the direct opposition of her lifestyle by the grandmother. Overall we see in both stories we see that no matter your country of origin we will all face adversity from others to be accepted as americans and no matter these struggles nothing can stop one from being what they choose to be in life. The two narrators show innocence and compassion for their ways of life despite the opposition of the US government in Okita's story and the grandmother in Cisneros'
Theme Essay Getting cared for may be the best thing that you could wish off. But caring for each other can also bring happiness. Through time and difficulties you face, it can create or enforce your relationships. In the story “Gate A-4”, Naomi Shihab Nye was wandering through the airport terminal after she got informed that her flight had been delayed, until she hears an announcement saying, "anyone in the vicinity of gate A-4 that understands Arabic, please go to the gate." The theme starts to develop as Naomi decides to help the Palestinian lady in her own time, throughout the time they spend together, they start to create a relationship.
Although people may feel that their opinion is concrete and that differing opinions would be unnecessary, opinions can easily be influenced by experiences over time. Her views shift for the better throughout the novel. By the end, she feels lovingly at home with the Boatwrights and persuades T. Ray to let her stay with them. This benefited Lily in particular since she received the motherly love she’d been longing for, supporting that differing views are helpful when trying to learn about others. Additionally, as the grandfather clock in The Masque of the Red Death strikes, marking each hour closer to the guests’ demise, a wave of uneasiness passes over them as they become more and more mindful of their end.
The idea of believing in a dream is also expressed in “America and I.” This story is about an immigrant coming to America who has has a rough time starting her new life. “And I could not tear it out of me, the feeling that America must be somewhere, somehow…” (Yezierska 19). This shows how even though she has been though a lot she still believes that she will be happy and be included in America. Although these stories are about two completely different people, they both show how believing in a dream is part of what it means to be
One would think this goes hand in hand but we see it means so much more. Edna gave her life to protect the ones she loved from the pain her actions would have inflicted if she stayed. Edna was so involved in what she wanted for herself, yet knew other would suffer. Sadly, even though Edna was aware her actions would bring negative consequences she was not willing to give up her desire for freedom in return for her family. Although, Edna’s leaving did leave her children without a mother, she did it in “secret”.
“Hopes and dreams help people survive, even if they never become real” Well, this quote can be used to describe what the two protagonists in “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck did to survive in the world. This quote is significant to the characters in the novel, because Lennie Small and George Milton, both wanted to own a Ranch, hoping that they would own one some day, is what kept them motivated to work. On the other hand Curley's wife also had a dream, to become an actress, and become well-known in Hollywood. To begin with this quote stays true to the character of George Milton, because George had a dream that himself and his buddy Lennie, would have their own land and a Ranch on top of it all. They would have animals including pigs, cows, and bunnies that Lennie
Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, can teach readers many things through its morals and themes. Feminism is an important theme that helps to empower women. Dreams also display a crucial lesson for the reader; always go after one’s dreams no matter how small the window. Readers also learn that discrimination may prevent one from exploring their dreams, but they must overcome that obstacle. A Raisin in the Sun explores how opportunities come to those who do not defer their dreams for too