Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand." The two poem's theme is also similar, they are both about people going through life and overcoming obstacles to go on and still enjoy life. In "Lucinda Matlock" the theme of the poem is that you can't fully love life until you've lived through the good times and the bad. The Woman speaking tell her "Degenerate sons and daughters, life is too
In “The Color Purple”, Alice Walker tells of the lives of African American women and their struggles with confidence and keeping their heads up through the shocking injustices forced upon them. In this book there are many examples of dynamic characters. A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change as a change in personality or attitude. Celie, Albert, and Sofia are three examples of characters that experience these transitions. Celie’s life has been one heartbreak after another but she overcomes her low self-esteem despite it, Albert, Celie’s husband, was close to the worst person I’d ever seen but after Celie leaves him his character changes dramatically, and Sofia, initially fierce and strong, loses herself after being her outspoken and courageous self took away her whole world but she soon finds her way back.
Anna Swir also uses metaphors in her poem “Flirtatious” to unmask the tones and moods. Swir writes, “Do not come anymore. / I am an animal / very rarely.” This is the last stanza in the poem, which is after her realization. When the reader reads this they can see that there is still some melancholy in her voice, but she is trying to be delighted of the new opportunities that are around the corner. This allows the reader to know that you can still be mad and disappointed about the recent events, while still being encouraged to continue with life.
Celie defends herself and says the things she’s been holding back. it creates a ripple effect as sofia revives from her repressed state back to her old vivacious self and Mary Agnes stands up to her husband and voicing her displeasure in her nickname “Squeak”. All throughout The color purple characters change due to their circumstances. Celie was very restricted and oppressed during the first part of the movie but she blossomed inspiring others to do so as well. Her change was taking control of her own life and choosing her own way after being ordered around all her life.
The language and acting reinforces the fact that the sisters cannot understand each other because they are not able to control or rely on one another. The costumes also represent the personality of each through contrast of color and the different disposition of the characters further widen the gap between them. Through these measures, the director strongly linked the two siblings with the concept of expectation and betrayal. Compared to the original script by Auburns, Martinson’s detail in each character’s appearance and tone added more clearness and emotion to the play. The director’s effort of adding detail and complexity in each character enhanced the play’s overall meaning and provided the audience with more complex, intermixed emotion of the
Before the performance started, speakers played songs about women, by women. Kelly Clarkson declared “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Cyndi Lauper reminded the audience that “girls just want to have fun,” and other, similar songs introduced the female empowerment and female-driven themes throughout the play. Within the production, characters played songs to convey their moods, such as when Michaela turned on Adele, music about heartbreak, while she was upset with her husband, and when Devon played “Everybody Hurts,” a song about the universal nature of emotional pain, when she satirized empathy for Michaela, who Devon believed could have no real problems due to her extreme wealth. These were the only uses of music, as no further soundtrack or orchestra was used during the production to indicate mood not acknowledged or controlled by the
When speaking of how childhood remembrances were a drag for Black people, Nikki always associates the outsider’s opinion of her childhood with sadness while her own opinion suggests more delightful words to show that she held her own childhood in a different light. Although people tended to want to put her childhood in a negative light, Nikki retorts by stating things such as “… how happy you were to have your mother to yourself…” (6). In the poem, Giovanni frequently elicits imagery to exaggerate her point on how her childhood wasn’t as heart-wrenching as people believed. She writes about how good the water felt when she took a bath in a big tub and speaks of fond memories such as holiday celebrations. She also demonstrates negative imagery to make a point that even though some bits of her childhood were unpleasant to remember, it was full of happy moments, as well.
Toth argues that Chopin’s first novel shows a woman drinking as a means of dealing with male oppression in a rigidly patriarchal society (“Kate Chopin on Divine Love” 118-20). But many Americans were not yet ready to accept this then-revolutionary image of the fallen Victorian angel. Likewise, “In Sabine,” one of Chopin’s Bayou Folk (1894) short stories, depicts a woman who is driven to leave her husband because of his excessive drinking. About the time of “In Sabine’s” publication, Chopin had an affair with a man named Albert who is said to have abused his wife due to his excessive
I acknowledged that the word white was used a lot which I though the point of was to get the point across that blacks were treated different from white. They were discriminated for no reason because of their skin color. Which were are all human beings and we should all be treated equally .The poem was sad because a mother had to lay her daughter to rest she would have been more happy if she saw her as a bride. The Quote “She’d be so proud she’d dance and sing to see herself tonight” it shows the pain of black people. The mother would have liked to see her daughter all dressed up as a bride .Most girls have the dream being a bride someday.
Radium Girls; Life and Death The play I saw on Sunday evening was Radium Girls directed by Betsey Bishop. Radium Girls is a tragedy in its own way because it was about women dying and powerful men not caring. I would give this play six out of ten stars since I wasn't able to follow exactly what was happening the entire play but the acting was phenomenal. The students at Ashland High School showcased a play about female factory workers, around the 1917s, who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. Radium Girls follows the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.
In “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” both women speakers discuss the hardships they faced through their lives. Even though the both women speakers both had hardships, the hardships were in different circumstances. In “Ain’t I a Woman” the speaker was faced with the difficulty of slavery while “Lucinda Matlock” was free. Both “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” had similar themes throughout both of the poems. Both women speakers thought they deserved more respect then what they were receiving.