“The cat, unnoticed, had crept up on muffled paws from Zeena's seat to the table…The cat… tried to effect an unnoticed retreat, and in doing so backed into the pickle-dish, which fell to the floor with a crash” (Wharton, chap 4). When Mattie moves in and her relationship with Ethan grows, she begins to break Zeena and Ethan’s marriage. Mattie moving in could be represented by the cat getting on the table. When the cat knocks over the dish, it breaks. This symbolizes that when Mattie got too close, Ethan’s marriage broke apart.
“The cat did break the dish; but I got it down from the china-closet, and I’m the one to blame for its getting broken”(Wharton 89). When found broken, Zeena’s heart was shattered. They described Zeena’s emotions as “she went out of the room as if she carried a dead body…”(Wharton 90). This was the most disrespectful thing that Mattie could of done. Mattie knew how much Zeena loved her pickle dish.
Due to supporting implications within the opening chapter of The Poisonwood Bible, with continuing evidence throughout the novel, it can be concluded that guiltiness is a motif. Nathan Price is an individual who plays an important role shaping the actions, choices, and feelings of the five women. Orleanna states in the starting chapter, “[she] married a man who could never love [her]”(8) and “[she] remained his wife because it was one thing [she] was able to do each day”(8). Orleanna is very passionate about her children, which is why she holds Nathan at
In case you didn’t know, black is a color of mourning, and she is mourning the loss of her cat. Three girls, Abigail Williams, Mary Walcott, and Ann Putnam, claim that Mrs. Bishop was cursing them. The fact is, on Thursday, February 17, 1692 Bridget was only scolding them. The girls were chasing her cat around the yard when she was trying to feed her cat. The next day, Friday, February 18, 1692, the girls were throwing their scraps on Mrs. Bishop’s path.
Lizabeth tells the reader "Then I lost my head entirely, mad with the power of inciting such rage, and ran out of the bushes in the storm of pebbles, straight toward Miss Lottie, chanting madly, "Old witch fell in a ditch, picked up a penny and though she was rich," (3). Lizabeth proves herself to be very out-there. Furthermore, Lizabeth refers to herself indirectly as "the zoo-bred
She lived in an age in which the Puritan way of life was most prevalent. This meant that religion was a constant in her life and often dictated how she handled things that happened to her. Most poets of her time wrote in a way that either terrified you into believing that God was going to strike you down or in the way that Bradstreet wrote, to explain why God had done the things he had done. She wrote about her daily experiences, her family, loss, worries and many, many other subjects. In the poem “To My Dear Loving Husband” she talks about how deep and strong
In the book, Kate came to the Weinmanns house and started annoying Molly so Jenny would lose her job. Because of the distraction, Molly started crying. Jenny was so pissed of by Kate’s actions, she told this to Kate “I think I need some quiet time” (Cabot 36). Also Jenny got so upset and bothered because Kate is calling her names and making fun of her in front of a cute boy. Kate has gone way too far so Jenny stands up for herself by saying,.
One issue being how fragile their marriage was and that it was all based upon the pickle dish. It made it clear to people that something was not right when the pickle dish was brought down from the shelf. In a way Mattie symbolized the cat when the pickle dish was destroyed. The cat knocked over the pickle dish, which symbolised the destruction of their marriage. This shows that when the cat destroyed the pickle dish, Mattie also destroyed Ethan and Zeena’s
She is dishonest, selfish, and hypocritical. And because of her actions, she puts her family and herself in a terrible situation, which leads to the demise of them all. Grandmother’s dishonesty begins when she brings her cat along for the trip to Florida. She does so behind her son’s back, because she knows that he will not approve. This would seem harmless initially, however, secretly bringing the cat along turns out to be a terrible idea.
As you read these poems you will be able to see how these three women endured hard times by keeping their faith in God and believing in him during their journey. The poem, “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House,” by Anne Bradstreet, shows the reader the theme of perseverance by having faith in God. She adds plenty of allusions in this poem, most being towards God. Her theme of perseverance is demonstrated throughout most of the poem by having these allusions towards God. Anne