Giving second chances, that's what Cynthia Rylant the author of the short story “Stray” wanted to teach us. Just because something or maybe someone isn’t cared for or loved doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be. In the story, Doris clearly gave a puppy a chance by taking the stray, abandoned on the street puppy into her home and nurturing it. In the end her dad did too by having a heart and not leaving the puppy at the pound.
*change slide* The purpose of the poem is to challenge the views of motherhood. Gwen Harwood presents the idea that motherhood is anything but glamorous. She shows her audience that being a mother is more than complex and tiring, it is shown in the way she paints the woman as a person constantly making sacrifices for her children, which mentally exhausts her. Throughout the entire poem, she demonstrates the woman’s desire to have a better life and her want for freedom, to be free of responsibilities given to her.
Who is Doris and why is she so important? Doris is the main character in the stray by Cynthia Rylant, and she is the one who found the stray dog. Doris is kind and likes to help animals because she brought the puppy in her home. Doris also has a kind heart toward animals because most people would just leave the stray dog outside to freeze and starve which is not very kind. In the stray Doris’s dad is starting to be giving because he let the Doris keep the stray puppy.
In Karen Russell’s short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, she develops the progression of the characters in relation to The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock. The characters, young girls raised as if they were wolves, are compared to the handbook with optimism that they will adapt to the host culture. The girls’ progression in the five set stages are critical to their development at St. Lucy’s. The author compares Claudette, the narrator, to the clear expectations the handbook sets for the girls’ development. Claudette’s actions align well with the five stages, but she has outbursts that remind her of her former self.
Especially called for were stories of mothers fighting to save their children from wolves and natural disasters" (72). Florens' second betrayal was by the blacksmith. Being a wild, love-seeking teen, all she wanted was her love reciprocated. She was desperate for affection and desired
The events shows a hidden message and a emotional event through symbolism that is taking place. In the short story, “The Chrysanthemums,” by John Steinbeck, the author uses symbolism to show the importance and purpose in Elisa’s relationship with not only the tinker, but also with herself through the dogs, her chrysanthemums, and her flower pot. The involvement between the tinker’s dog and Elisa’s dogs is symbolic to their relationship. In the beginning, the dogs did not get along. When the tinker’s dog ran ahead of the wagon, “instantly the two ranch shepherds flew out at him” (Steinbeck 360).
In the beginning of the story the narrator who is the mom is waiting for her daughter named dee. She waits in the garden with Maggie. She knows that Maggie and dee do not get along. She imagines a big nice family reunion in her head.
The author particularly appears to be a person growing up in the first half of 20th century when the family values, ancestral connections, and the intimate norms were the things to be preserved. The author connects with her audience on the value and preciousness of the ‘family’ and ‘home’. She writes the essay right in the center of the setting that she is describing and possess a strong sense of connection with her surroundings. She also writes as a mother of the young daughter who wants to transmit the love and knowledge of family values to her daughter, but she knows that these values have become oblique and her daughter would never understand their true
Throughout our lives, as girls, we have been taught how to act, how to dress, how to act as a “young lady”. In the short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid, we have seen how the narrator has strong values of how young women should be like and intensely advocates her daughter’s life to be traditional and most importantly gives her advice and warning her from becoming a “slut”. The narrator makes it very clear of how her daughter should act, giving her an endless list in order for her to be looked as a “good girl”. The narrator wants her daughter to be looked as a “good girl” because she wants to protect her by preventing the bad outcomes if she ever turns into a “slut”. The setting in Girl takes place in the West Indies; which has a significant influence of the narrator’s worldviews and values.
La-Nee Davis remembers as a young girl always having a dog in the house. Her daddy was a dog lover and would oftentimes bring in strays that he found on the street. They had German Shepherds, Pitt Bull mixes and many other breeds. As an adult, her love for dogs has not waned. This is evident when she views the commercials on TV of how animals are abused and neglected, it hurts her heart.
Her pregnancy is a beacon of hope in the constant struggle the Joad’s go through as they look for work and food; it represents new beginnings, a new life, hope for the future, just another part of Rose of Sharon’s own American Dream; However, when she gives birth to a still-born, a mummified, gruesome, dead representation of her future, that promise is broken; Rather than slipping into despair and losing all hope, the Joad’s continue forward with incredible resilience, and the novel ends on a hopeful, generous note as Rose of Sharon, in the midst of her despair and sadness, saves the life of a sick and starving man with the breast milk meant for her dead child; the way that this child is disposed of bears similarity to the tale of Moses, where
In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , Junot Díaz uses Beli’s near death experience to highlight how love and violence work together to keep the plot moving. After Beli becomes undeniably in love with the Gangster she sees a life with him and plans on being with him for years. She becomes pregnant and the Gangster’s wife finds out and sends two men to kill her and the baby. As Beli is being beaten to death the narrator says, “ Between punches she brought up her knees to comfort her stomach.
Photography in the Great Depression: Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans Aarushi Satish During the times of the Great Depression, the techniques and materials used to capture a photo were not nearly as advanced as today. However, photography was still looked at as a form of art, just as it is today, and it even succeeded through the tough times of the 1930s. Photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, were hired by the Farm Security Administration, a government agency, to document farmers and their living conditions during the Great Depression. These photographs helped raise a feeling of sympathy and encouraged other people to help when and where they could but sometimes over exaggerated the amount
In Rita Dove’s “Daystar”, there are several phrases and words that lead the reader of the poem to a profound understanding of the struggles that the main character of this poem experiences. According to the context of the poem, the main character appears to be a mother and wife in distress. Throughout the poem, she is presented as having a dreary, lethargic, and disconnected outlook of her current situation. The main question that must be asked is what the narrator tried to convey by stating that “she was nothing, pure nothing, in the middle of the day” (21-22). There are many possible answers strung across the poem that suggest why this mother describes her state of being in this way, such as the words that were being used to express how