One of the most interesting (and probably the strangest) things that I found in Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart” was the relationship between Félicité and her parrot Loulou. From the very beginning, the relationship between the two proved extremely significant to Félicité as the bird brought a little bit of happiness into her miserable life that had been plagued with loss and death. The bird was such an important companion to her that after his death, she could hardly handle it and was completely distraught. In fact, “she cried so much her mistress said ‘All right, then—have him stuffed’” (page 281). Thus, she did just that and after waiting impatiently for six months, her stuffed friend arrived in the mail and from there, their relationship became even stranger.
Hurston has depicted herself as a girl who likes to discover everything and enjoys being different from others: “I was always asking and making myself a crow in a pigeon’s nest. It was hard on my family and surroundings, and they in turn were hard on me” (Huston 25). Therefore, when her longing for a journey to the end of the world makes her daring to ask her father for a horse not’ a doll for her Christmas gift, she receives a scornful comment from her father: “A saddle horse!” Papa’ exploded. “It’s a sin and a shame! Lemme tell you something right now, my young lady; you ain’t white.” Riding horse!!
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”-Thomas Carlyle. In the novel Secret Life of Bees, Lily is a harmless, kind hearted girl who has experienced much in the short life she has lived. The last time Lily has felt kindness, gentleness, and love was when her mother was alive. “People who think dying is the worst thing don’t know a thing about life (2).” Lily is lost in her head, she doesn't know how to stick up for herself. She takes in all the abuse, both mentally and physically from T.Ray and she blames everything on herself.
Félicité at first becomes enthralled by the bird because she loses her nephew,Victor. However, the parrot becomes an embodiment of an ideal romantic and agape relationship; as opposed to Félicité’s failed romantic and family relationships. She nourishes the parent like a mother would a growing child; which leads Félicité to become attached to Loulou because they had both been forsaken by people, leading her to worship Loulou. Soon we find that Félicité loses both her parents due to an accident and malady. To add on, being left an orphan, her remaining family had forsaken her.“ She had had her love-story like another.
She died giving birth to the child of her husband, but she was in love with Heathcliff until the end. (10) “I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and i am too idle to destroy for nothing.” (Ch. 33, pg. 295) In both of these events, different types of love were displayed. Both women showed their love in different ways.
“ I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou , a person who survived the Great Depression and a multitude of wars but lived in a time when her race and sex was put down and were not treated as equals because their skin was darker than white people. In the poem the caged bird sings because that 's all that the bird can do . The bird cannot fly or walk around freely because it is trapped so it does the only thing that it can do , sing. And the free bird can fly and explore the world freely and has more opportunities than the caged bird. In the movie “The Long Walk Home” the caged bird is Odessa because she is black and black people at that time did not have all the rights that the white people had therefore they are caged.
He had been far from the scene of the accident, and did not even know there had been one. He stood amazed at Josephine’s piercing cry; at Richards’ quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.” (Chopin 3). This story shows a lot of Dramatic Irony. The irony of life killed her, but it might have been worth it for her in just that short hour. The other characters in the story saw Mrs. Mallard’s death as she how she couldn’t control the joy she had when she saw that her husband was still alive.
The Wife of Bath begins to describe two of her husbands whom she thought were bad. First, her fourth husband, whom she married when still young, who liked to have fun, however he had a mistress. Remembering her wild youth, she feels nostalgic of how old she has become, but she says that she pays her loss of beauty no mind. She then confesses that she was his purgatory on Earth, always trying to make him jealous. He died while she was on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Although the day was undoubtedly tragic, life for Meredith Hall will soon be free from suspicions about her husband’s faith to her, his moodiness, and the fights they endured. Killing old hens served the purpose of making room for new chicks. Perhaps even though her day was a horrid conclusion of an unhappy marriage, the theme is that the aching loss of her husband will serve to make room for some good in her life. When have to let things go that aren’t meant for us, even when it’s hard. In “Escapes” by Ann Hood, Caryn is looking after her niece, Jennifer, who is young and troubled.
Lee's portrayal of this outstanding character and his Chivalrous acts highlights why he is the main reference to the image of the mockingbird in the title. Miss Maudie explains to young Scout Finch that, "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Miss Maudie's definition of a mockingbird and her vindication on why it is a sin fits perfectly with the character of Tom Robinson, especially in his situation with Mayella.
Harper Lee believed Atticus’s quote was so important that she made it the title of her book. The mockingbird is a symbol of beauty and innocence which symbolizes many of the characters who may seem worse than they really are. Miss Maudie explains that a mockingbird does nothing to destroy, it only provides music for all to hear. This also contributes because the mockingbird, for instance, could be Boo Radley. He seems destructive, but he causes no disturbances whatsoever.
and is often remembered by her haunting life which lead up to her fateful demise. People always comment about what a sad life she held, although Judy herself didn’t see it that way and her children continue backing that claim. She appreciated what she accomplished in her life, the opportunities she was given, but rest assured, she most likely wouldn’t have minded if things turned out somewhat differently from how they eventually did. Young Frances Gumm started her career in vaudeville where she wooed crowds with her overwhelmingly strong, mature voice. It was obvious to Frances’s mother, Ethel Gumm, that out of her three daughters who had been more or less forced onto stage, that her youngest girl had the most potential and
This small innocent dead bird would be the most convincing evidence of all that would support their theory of the mental/ cruelty and emotional abuse Minnie Foster suffered from her husband. It also helped the two women empathized with the victim Minnie Foster. An understanding/association they were familiar with as they reflect back of events in their own lives. “She liked that bird,” said Martha Hale, low and slowly. “She was going to bury it in that pretty box.” “When I was a girl,” said Mrs. Peters, under her breath, “my kitten—there was a boy took a hatchet, and before my eyes- before I could get there-" She covered her face an instant.
Additionally, one can assume that Mr. Underwood likens Tom’s death to the death of a mockingbird (a songbird) as it is stated earlier in the book, by Ms. Maudie, that “ …’they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’” (Lee 119); this statement also seems to be a common idea in Maycomb county. Another surprising revelation was Aunt Alexandra’s response to Tom Robinson’s death. As a woman who constantly preaches that you are only as good as your family, her reaction is rather astonishing. “ ‘Tom’s dead.’ Aunt Alexandra put her hands to her mouth…I thought Aunt Alexandra was crying” (Lee 315-316).