“She then plants [the twig] on her mother’s grave and waters it with her tears” (5). The tree is the actual “fairy godmother” that grants Aschenputtel’s wishes. Nevermind mice, Aschenputtel has an army of birds by her side. Not only did the birds help her with her chores, but they also sealed the fate of Aschenputtel’s two stepsisters in a more gruesome way. The stepsisters tried to make the tiny gold slipper fit with “one cut[ting] off her big toe, [and] the other a bit of her heel” (5) which left the shoe “filled with blood” (5).
Layers of illusions are burned away and all Paul has left is reality. In Willa Cather’s tragic short story “Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament,” the flowers capture the reality world Paul departs from. For instance, critic Sherry Crabtree asserts that the red carnation symbolizes Paul’s alienation from the world of Cordelia Street (Crabtree 206). Crabtree observes the patterns of how the flowers reveal Paul’s negative outlook on life. On the other hand, some critics claim that the flowers capture the fantasy world Paul envisions.
“ She appeared to have fainted… she was lying on the kitchen floor under a heavy guilt, trying to connect the pain.. with the face of her mother looking over her.” (161) Thus we see that Pecola eventually gets pregnant by her father, but later on delivers a premature child who eventually dies. At the end the baby dies, Cholly Breedlove dies and the innocence of the girls is also dead. Claudia reminicizes that their marigold seeds had not sprouted because- “we had dropped our seeds in our own little plot of black dirt just as Pecola’s father had dropped his seeds in his own plot of black dirt.”(fragment 2) Claudia felt the need that someone should want the baby to live. Since the adults will not consider the circumstances, as such Pecola ' s innocence is destroyed. The girls had planned to save Pecola not by direct intervention but rather indirectly planting flower seeds in their backyard.
This applies especially to Ophelia who did not demonstrate the presence of own opinion and easily became deranged because of Hamlet’s behavior and father’s death. Some adaptations changed sex of several secondary characters. I would like to keep the ratio the same, but improve personality traits of female characters, especially Ophelia. She would be affected by strange Hamlet’s behavior and the murder of her father, but these events should cause only a nerve breakdown and commitment to mental hospital, not the absurd suicide that happened in the original play. “There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; when down her weedy trophies and herself fell in the weeping brook” (Shakespeare 130).
In his tragic play, Hamlet, Shakespeare demonstrates how corrupt the society were in Denmark. Ophelia–the leading female character–is depicted as both innocent and non-politically inclined, but the fact that she has no voice in this patriarchal society, drives her to the point that leads to her inevitable death. In act 4 scene 7, it reveals Ophelia’s burden of living a life to deal with tolerating Hamlet’s manipulation and to be obligated to honor the words of her father’s and brother’s. When reporting Ophelia’s death, Gertrude states that “there is a willow grows askant the brook” (4.7. 190).
The envelope is from Gat, only Gat is no longer alive. This shows us that Cadence is imagining Gat giving her these flowers. Cadence seeing these flowers symbolizes her love for Gat. This is why Cadence gets mad when she sees Gat sending dried roses to another girl. When Cadence sees these dried beach roses on the tire swing, we can see that she still loves Gat, even though he is dead.
To demonstrate, Keits foreshadows the "faery's child" as he writes, "I met a lady in the meads full beautiful, a faery's child..."(Q.4 V.13-15). The "faery's child" is a faery, and has traits of being unreal, and magical which portrays that the "faery's child" love for the knight can be insubstantial. The author further emphasizes, how a "lily" represents death as he cites, "I see a lily on thy brow..."(S.3 V.9). Keats designates how the "lily", although beautiful, assumes the role of death, implying that the beauty of the "lily" could be decieving. Ultimately, the author implies the importance of knowing the realistic qualities of a person's side instead of not knowing who one really
In the play, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus is condemned to death for her act of civil disobedience against the king of the land. By burying her brother, Antigone broke the law and was rightfully punished. King Kreon was correct in enforcing his ruling over the land. Although Antigone was honoring her brother in his death, Kreon determined that it was right to ignore Antigone’s pleas as he sought the betterment of his society and his country. The play initially begins with Antigone speaking with her sister, Ismene, about how she seeks assistance with a criminal act.
When Lizabeth became a woman her first realization was that one cannot have both compassion and innocence. Compassion is showing pity for another’s sufferings. Just like Lizabeth was able to have compassion for Miss Lottie after hearing her father’s cry and tearing her garden up. She finally understood what Miss Lottie was going through and why she planted the marigolds. The marigolds symbolized hope for the Great Depression to soon end.
Henry describes how Berhman, a gruff, old painter, saves a young girl's life. Johnsy, the young painter, contracted pneumonia in the colder months of fall. She watches the leaves of an ivy vine fall outside her window, and convinces herself that with the fall of the last leave, she will die. Berhman, disturbed by Johnsy's pessimistic behavior, sneaks out to paint a leaf on the vine. His plan succeeds, but due to the frigid rain, Behrman too contracts pneumonia and dies.