As the novel progresses, you see all the people around her acting unsophisticated to different aspects of the book. One lesson the story suggest is that people often times act irrationally to their salient fact, to their “impossible fact.” Since the very beginning of the story, the theme that people often times act irrational to their salient fact is present. This is first presented in the scene where Gabby and her Mother Vivian, have a conversation after
Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life. The horrific information that she has expressed in only a few words. When she wrote: “I Lost My Talk”. Her point of view was stated in every line written with each providing a mental & visual image in the reader 's mind, giving the audience a taste of what she went through. ”The scrambled ballad, about my word”, which is Rita Joe’s childhood and adulthood,
Family Through According to Alice Walker Alice Walker had a lot to say about family in her book, The Color Purple, in this book family had loose conditions and was often inter tangled. Celie’s friends and family were remarkably confusing and complicated at times, because many people were sleeping with people they were not married to and that was married to their friends. However, no family is perfect, so why would this one be, in the end it was all Celie and everybody else really needed. Family is shown throughout this book as the people who stick with a person, a biological relative, and these people in turn contribute to Celie’s development as a character. Family according to Alice Walker is many things, one of which is the person or people who stick with an individual through the good times and the bad times.
However, she lies in this poem. She states that her poems are “dressed in rags” and have “uneven feet” referring to the poor vocabulary employed in her poems and to the lack of correct structure.”But nought save home-spun Cloth I th’ house I find.” Refers to her supposed lack of beautiful words to use in her poetry. Both of these claims are lies. In this poem and in her other works, Bradstreet demonstrates she is an educated woman with an impressive vocabulary. In this poem she creates a brilliant, grotesque description of her “children” proving her mastery of words.
While dormant, this conflict has been raging since the beginning of her marriage, as demonstrated by a poignant scene from chapter three in which the reader is first introduced to Mrs. Pontellier’s marital dissatisfaction. After spending an ungrateful amount of time with her husband for the first time all day, Edna reacts bitterly; “The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them... She could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life.” (Chopin 6) At this point, her life has been spent in servitude to the “outward existence which conforms.” She performs the duties obligated to her by virtue of marriage; rearing children and caring for a home. This oppressive existence brings no satisfaction to Edna, and ironically, she is more alone in marriage than she has been at any point in her life. This despondence will cause her to seek fulfillment from other sources, leaving her vulnerable to the advances of Robert Lebrun.
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” which was published in the late nineteenth century shows that the women of that time did not have much cultural value. In the story the husband acts more like a father to his wife than a husband. Throughout the story he calls her ‘little girl’ and like a father has rules that must be obeyed. He has locked her up in a nursery room that she hates in a large castle and ordered her not to move from the bed, because she is on a ‘rest cure’ that is supposedly going to help her get over her post-partum depression. Because she is stuck in a room that she despises, she becomes very lonely and even more depressed which causes her to start staring at the wallpaper and slowly become crazy from the isolation.
She’s uh woman and her place is in de home” (43), Hurston is faithfully reflecting the times during which the novel is set, and the mindsets Janie must constantly struggle against. When he openly insults her, Janie finally unshackles herself from Jody’s “gag order” for her to remain silent in the community, by reminding him of his age, causing a fatal blow to his male ego. On his death bed, Janie confronts Jodie: “You wouldn’t listen. You done lived wid me for twenty years and you don’t half know me atall. And you could have but you was so busy worshippin’ de works of yo’ own hands, and cuffin’ folks around in their minds till you didn’t see uh whole heap uh things yuh could have" (86).
There are many hidden messages Zora Neale Hurston’s short story, “Sweat.” Delia, the main character, is mistreated by her husband, Sykes. He abuses her and cheats on her; meanwhile she is working many hours doing hard labor to pay for the house. It becomes very clear that one theme of the story is about abusive marriages. Often, the meaning of some events are overlooked, but play a crucial meaning to the story. It is also important for the reader to understand the setting of the story to know what was accepted by the culture during that time period and location.
In John Steinbecks literary masterpiece, Of Mice and Men, broken dreams play a major role in the books overall theme. As this story progresses, the reader comes to find that almost every major action or moment revolves around this central theme. Curly’s wife, Lennie, and Candy all have their dreams broken in this novella, as well as many other characters on Tyler farm. One example of Broken dreams seen throughout the book is Curlys wife’s shattered ambitions of going to Hollywood. As she explains on page 89, “Nother time I met a guy and he was in pitchers.
Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour. After reading the story, readers can come to the conclusion that the theme is solemnly about a woman’s joy of gaining her independence. In Louise Mallards case, it is ripped away from her in a dramatic way. After analyzing the short story, one can note that without knowing the key symbols such as, her crying, staring out the window and her terrible heart troubles will make it complicated to interpret the theme of the