On the same street as her house, “garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left” (451). These changes on the street cause her house to look out of place, because her house is from the Old South while everything else is the New South. Her town was also getting sidewalks as a part of the industrialization, which led to her meeting Homer Barron. There social changes going on around this time. One change in the town was “when the town got free postal delivery, Miss Emily rejected letting them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it” (455).
She writes “we’d been warned to stay away from the small patch of poison ivy that grew around the base of my grandparents’ backyard. But that year had been as theoretical as the segregation surrounding us. We saw the white people when we went downtown or as we drove through their neighborhoods on our way to visit relatives.” I believe that the poison ivy is a metaphor for racism and segregation. The ivy had always existed, but to Jacqueline it was theoretical because she had never experienced it. The racism was always looming above her head, but she wasn't wise enough to realize that it was there, later tainting her perception of home.
Loyalty, Silence and Disappearance “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is a short story about a woman, named Miss Emily, who seems to be a recluse, especially after the death of her father, whom kept her somewhat secluded as a child. However, as the story unfolds the author begins throwing hints at a mental illness, and even though the townspeople wonder what is happening within Miss Emily’s home they do not suspect that she would commit a secret crime. The story is set in a fictitious world created by Faulkner called Yoknapatawpha County that resembles the American South. This setting creates an interesting dynamic within the story. The author laces the presence of a man servant, Tobe, throughout the story.
Her discovery essentially ends her summer and her ignorance of what the world really has to offer her. It is made clear to us as readers that Myop is a young girl of color. This is crucial to the point of this story. As Myop passes “her family’s sharecropper cabin” she is still naïve to what will come of her day. The time of sharecroppers was when slavery was just beginning to end, meaning there was still violence and hate crimes towards people of color.
She is the eldest of eight children and her family became very poor in 1856 due to some work complications. She suffered from asthma and since she was the eldest, she usually stayed home to take care of her younger siblings, also, she barely received any education. On 11th of February 1858, a remarkable incident took place in Lourdes, France near Grotto of Massabielle. When Bernadette was collecting wood with her sister and friend, her sister and friend crossed the cold spring while she stayed behind fearing that if she crossed the spring she would get an asthma attack. She heard the wind blow and saw light from the grotto and suddenly saw the face of a beautiful young woman dressed in white, her beauty struck Bernadette and she started to pray the rosary as the lady joined.
This also connects to the idea of foreshadowing as this idea is followed throughout the story. 2. “‘Mom frowned at me. 'You'd be destroying what makes it special' she said, 'It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty'”. (Walls 38) In this conversation between young Jeannette and her mother when the innocent Jeannette a proposed an idea to straighten a wind-twisted Joshua tree by planting it near their house so she could protect it from the wind and care for it like a mother.
Anna experiences a moral dilemma everyday because of Kate in My Sister’s Keeper. She really wants to help Kate because she wants her to live, but Anna wants her own life back. She comments that she is always sick but never sick enough for her parents. Both girls over came these dilemmas and did what they knew was
The night Scout and Jem were attacked was a turning point for Aunt Alexandra as a character. By being more concerned by the health of Jem and Scout, her true colors showed. “Aunt Alexandra’s fingers trembled as she unwound the crushed fabric and wire from around me.” (Lee, 264). She acted as a mother figure, the motherly notion being what Scout really needed all along. Her mind completely distracted by the recent excitement, Aunt Alexandra did something that would stick with Scout forever.
It was the end of autumn and as I was coming back from college, the last rays of sun before the winter season hit me in my face so I turned my head to the side. That is when I saw her, curled up and isolated in a corner of Wall Street, with a piece of torn cloth covering her body. She was trembling. Since I can remember my family has always advised me not to talk to homeless people because they fear that I might be attacked if they are under the effects of drugs or if they have a mental impairment, but this time I was not going to act as if I hadn’t seen this girl. She looked at me with despair and a sentiment of compassion ran through my body.
I hated the molasses speed the drops traveled down my ear canal and the tickled bubbling made as they reached the end of their journey. The first few times I obeyed my mother’s wishes to stop my playing and come over to get my daily dosage of antibiotics, however when I realized the pain that came with it I started to brew new ideas. Plan A was ignoring my mother’s calls, it worked for a few minutes until she would find me. On and on I would find new ways to keep making my mother’s willing job harder. I even tried running, but my child sized legs stood no chance against the claws of my mother’s hands.