Sal had a lot of relationships during the story,as a result, Sal got impacted and changed a lot by the relationships with Gram and Gramps and Mrs. Partridge. Relationships impact and mold who you are, and in the story Walk Two Moons, the relationships that Sal had slowly guided her to the acceptance of her mother’s death. Sharon Creech’s goal or motive in choosing the theme was to evoke feeling in the message, relationships can impact or change a person, was to show that this can relate to everyone, they can also mold who you are. For example, Phoebe a main character in Walk Two Moons helped mold Sal into acceptance, because when Sal saw the same thing happen to Phoebe. She then realized that the things her mother did were not because of her, it was because like Sal says in this quote,”For the first time, it occurred to me that my mother’s leaving had nothing whatsoever to do with me.
Even if the world has stopped caring, the narrator is there to remember everything and maybe that’s where the regret comes from. The narrator may feel that what she “hasn’t done” is act as an adequate guardian, that she hasn’t remembered everything that made her mother the mom she knew and loved. That doubt could create the wound she talks about in the last line which
“Some people cross your path and change your whole direction.” This quote relates to Ray Bradbury’s character Clarisse, who moved the plot even after her death. Before Clarisse, Montag had never met someone who asked, “why” instead of “how.” Clarisse is the reason Montag started thinking about the world, the good and the bad things. She sparked his questioning of everything, and made him appreciate the small things in life.
A lady in the years O 'Connor wrote this story meant to have morals, to be respectful, and to be modest. The grandmother wanted nothing less than to have and look the best at all times. However, the situation changes when the grandmother and her family get into the wreck and her “navy blue straw sailor hat” (O’Conner 297) falls off. As they all are recovering from the wreck, three men arrive on the scene offering their help.
For example, Cole’s mother asks him to forgive her after all of the cruel things she has done to him. A mother is supposed to be protective of their children, and Cole’s mother was the complete opposite. It would’ve been hard for any person to forgive someone that did so many bad things to him, yet Cole did forgive her. In reality, the hardest person for Cole to forgive was himself. In order to forgive himself, he had to help the people he had hurt.
Mattie recalls memories and past experiences with Grandfather, which makes his passing a little less painful. This example leads into another use of author's craft, inner thoughts. Throughout the story, Mattie talks to herself a lot about various things. Anderson uses this technique to develop Mattie's character and give more insights to her thoughts and feelings. These writing styles, along with all the other author's craft methods used in the story really bring everything together, including the
In this part of the book, Mama Elena says she would rather die than let the people in. This is a strong act of motherhood because she is putting her child’s protection above everything. The shotgun is used to symbolize protection and caring about the safety of a child. So with the shotgun, the author shows that caring about a child is a characteristic of being
And I knew she felt that I didn’t do anything wrong. It was me who wasn’t sure. It was me who lay on the cot wondering if I was fooling myself.” Steve’s mother’s encouraging words made him rethink his guilt. He feels bad for making his family go throw this, as he feels her pain.
In Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, Susie Solomon stands as the protagonist of the novel whose life is cut short by her foil character, Mr. Harvey. In Susie’s narration of her family’s coping with her unexpected murder, she emits pure love and tenderness in a naively large supply for everyone until, and in most cases after, her final interaction with Mr. Harvey. Even in her death and her placement in purgatory, “[Susie] worried that [her] sister, left alone, would do something rash”(29) and “[she] wanted to kiss [Franny] lightly on the cheek or have [Franny] hold [her]”(41). This natural desire to protect her sister and to give/receive comfort from her friend similarly condemned to purgatory shows how her death did not change her character,
Pilate grew up without much parental support, but the fact that this lack of meaningful relationships did not cause her “real misery” emphasizes just how much she cares about her daughters. The immeasurable love Pilate has for her daughter greatly contrasts the nearly invisible feelings Milkman has for his own close family, yet it would lead one to believe that she would at least gain something over Milkman for her selflessness. Indeed, this selflessness is brought up once again at the climax of the book as Pilate lays dying in Milkman’s arms, telling him to, “watch Reba for [her]”, then adding on, “I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would of loved ‘em all,” as if it was an afterthought (Morrison 336). Even as she lay dying, Pilate’s thoughts are elsewhere, concerning the welfare of her only remaining daughter, instead of acknowledging her own physical state.
The author, Alice Walker tells the story of an African-American family in the deep rural south in the 1960’s. The main characters are Mama Johnson and her two daughters, Dee and Maggie. Dee moves away to further her education, while Maggie stays at home with Mama Johnson. Mama compares both daughters, speaking of Dee as lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure always wanting nicer things. Due to Maggie’s injuries that she suffered in a fire, comparing her to a lame animal.
Heritage; is a great value that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is of great value and although it can be worth very little to other people, to your family it is priceless. Alice Walker wrote the story, “Everyday Use”, to show an importance of Mama’s and Maggie’s heritage. There is also Dee who has that heritage too, but she thinks that they of no good use and think they are not important. Also in “Everyday Use “Mama and Maggie have Family Conflicts with Dee.
On the other hand, when Fiona looked at Cordelia, all she saw was her death. On the contrary, as she died in her daughter’s arms she came to a realized about how important Cordelia was to her, and that she loves her daughter no matter what. Despite the many instances where the mother-daughter tried to kill each other, Cordelia and forgave her mother, and embraced her as she succumb to
To show how she felt about losing her material belongings, Bradstreet uses an allusion from the book of Ecclesiastes, “Adieu, Adieu, all’s vanity” this suggests that it’s foolish and selfish to fret over the loss of earthly possessions. The pilgrims frequently relied on their piety to help them through hardships. It was important to the settlers that they have a deep respect for God so that they can have His protection to survive the threatening new world. A branch of piety was a sense of community, which was strongly shown by writers such as Edwards and
“A garbled echo returned to her. A final surge of fury shook her and she roared, ‘Who do you think you are?’” (O’Connor 33) This line is from Revelation when Mrs. Turpin was talking to a person that judged her, little did she know this person was jesus. Flannery O’Connor is trying to show that people often put themselves before others without ever wanting or letting themselves and others judge them.