When Dee arrives at the house of her mother then she views the house as being the symbol of her upbringing. The very first thing that is being noticed by Dee is the benches as when she admires the benches, she states "You can feel the rump prints" (Walker 112). Walker in this sentence is actually trying to make the readers feel that the benches have been in the home for years. Because of this, the benches are actually depicting the past of the character. Another symbol includes the butter churn and the dash.
The Beauty of the Southern Flowers “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between.” (Lee 278). When it comes to the topic of flowers, most of us will readily agree that they represent development, growth, beauty and happiness. For instance, Roses are known for signifying love and deep passion while Lotus flowers are known for purity of the heart. Nonetheless, in To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee utilizes flowers to symbolize the strength and character that women of Maycomb possess. To get started, the azaleas in the novel represent Maudie Atkinson because of her loving, strong minded, and compassionate character.
At the hospital, Jeannette explains to the doctors and nurses, “‘Mom says I’m mature for my age … and she lets me cook for myself a lot’” (Walls, 11). Clearly, Jeannette’s mother neglects her daughter by not providing any food for her. Instead, Jeannette’s mother should be making meals for her daughter and watching her. Having to cook for herself helps Jeannette develop independence for the ability to cook among other skills. At only three years old, Jeannette has a skill most children do not learn until they are ten years old, putting her ahead
In John Steinbeck’s short story, ‘The Chrysanthemums’, Elisa Allen is a thirty-five year old farmer’s wife whose underappreciated sensuality appears in the blooming flowers of her chrysanthemum garden. Elisa gets little attention from her husband even as she expresses her traditional skills in housekeeping and gardening. When a persistent repairman commends her for her chrysanthemums, she is willing to open up and give a part of herself in the form of chrysanthemum sprouts. Once the repairman gains his daily bread, the sprouts are seen strewn across the road into town. Symbols of repressed growth, femininity, and manipulation signify that Elisa Allen’s womanly qualities are overlooked to the point where men can manipulate her feminine nature
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
Through out the documentary, different scenes have background music that connects to what is happening. One example was a scene where Caroline is baking treats. Music was placed over top of the baking scene and was depicted as sweet, creating the vibe and sense of joy and innocence. The music placed in a cooking scene gave the impression of innocence and kindness that leads to having Caroline Grills, being kind hearted just as the music portrayed her to be. By including the joyful sweet music with Caroline’s case study; the composer has made sure that this is how the audience will sense both Caroline and her case, guiltless and kind hearted.
Tea Cake allowed Janie to feel secure about herself, and learn to love life, and enjoy inner peace. 4. Nanny • Although she is not in the book for long, readers meet Janie’s grandmother, Nanny, early in the novel. Janie has grown up with this lady, after her mom left her at a young age. Nanny wants Janie to marry into wealth, which is why she motivates Janie into marrying Logan Killicks.
After much tribulation, she runs away with Idgie to open their own café, named the Whistle Stop Café, to raise her baby in a safe environment and get away from the abuse from her husband. The food that they prepare and serve at the café not only saves Ruth from the terrible suffering she had to go through, but also brings life into the small town that they live in. The first time that fried green tomatoes are brought up in the film is a very significant moment in Idgie and Ruth’s relationship. The fried green tomatoes that Idgie made have a connotation regarding the happiest moments of their lives during the film. The café that they worked hard at and the fried green tomatoes that were very popular, along with their barbeque, made the two women very successful in that small town and allowed them to get very close and grow their friendship.
In Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, she tells the story of a misfortunate girl, Ruku and her family. The novel takes place in a small village where Ruku settles with her arranged husband, Nathan, on a farm where they grow mainly rice. Their first child of 7, Ira, grows to become a beautiful, caring, and strong woman. As she faces the struggles of poverty, arranged marriage, and a drought, these conflicts shape her into a brave, selfless woman. To start off, since Ira was the first child of Nathan and Ruku she was rich in milk and rice for the first seven years of her life.
Based on a short story "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother in this poem tried to give her young daughter with all the good advice on how to live a fulfilling life in society, so she can be growing up and becoming a woman. Even though, she still young, and her mother is very worried about her daughter can be lead a bad situation about sexuality in her personal life. More than that, she was linking many objects to the topic of sexuality to dare her daughter Jamaica such as “squeezing bread before buying it” and “don’t sing benna on Sunday school” (Kincaid 172) because Benna Antiguan folksongs is a symbol of sexual and it was forbidden. Thus, the mother always repeatedly uses the word "slut" with her daughter to address all the problems in her