When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
When you and mamma get old, I’ll feed you out of this wooden dish.” (lines 16-17) This was the moment that the little grandson’s parent realized just how badly they’ve been treating his grandfather, basically the climax of the folktale The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson retold by Leo Tolstoy. However, in the poem Abuelito Who by Sandra Cisneros, the climax wasn’t too noticeable. Mostly, because it was a poem. These sources are about how you affect your elders and family in general. Both sources also show to always love your family and to cherish the moments you have with them but they also have some differences and similarities.The stories convey that the grandchildren love their grandparents and one way or another, understand them the best.
In both short stories, Shower Songs and Xenia, the authors are caregivers to a loved one and each use multiple forms of emotional language. In Shower Song the author Brian Trapp is giving his twin brother with cerebral palsy a bath for the last time. Trapp uses a silly song to help him get through the difficult task. Xenia is about Karen Babine mother going through chemo and receiving xenia or hospitality from strangers bringing meals to her home. Her mother extends hospitality to a stranger on her last day of chemo.
Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” is about a father’s love for his family, and how love is shown in even the smallest of gestures. The speaker of the poem is portrayed as a young man looking back on his memories of his father and realizing that he undervalued all the small acts of love his father did. The poem connects the ideas of how as you mature your perspective on the past might change, as did the speaker's opinion of his father did from a young boy to a grown man Hayden’s use of vivid visual imagery in the first stanza allows him to introduce the father’s character. Descriptive word choices such as “Blueblack cold” (Hayden Line 2) paint an intense image of how unfavorable the weather conditions are, which reveals how the act of heating up the house in the morning is an arduous task. The father is depicted as someone with “cracked hands that ached/ from labor” (Line 3-4).
Jordan Fleming Dr. Fremlin ENGL 202 T/Th 9:30 a.m. February 6th, 2018 Thank God, We’ve Fixed Stereotypes A stereotype is defined as a predictive generalization about people and situations. Whether stereotypes are accurate or inaccurate they are apparent in everyday society. Gender separates us from the moment we are born. Newborn girls receive pink blankets and boys get blue ones. Women are told to be nurturing and quiet while making sure they remain proper.
Death expresses his love for Liesel many times throughout the novel, starting from the beginning. When Liesel’s brother is dies, he is brought to be buried and Death is there. Normally he would leave but no, “stupidly I [Death] stayed, I watched”(21), there is no explanation for this except of course, Death’s love for her, “[y]ou see? Even Death has a heart”(242). In a way, he is responsible for the absence of her brother, but he does care for her he does have a heart.
The story has a conflict that is related to opposition. The narrator disagrees with what her mother wants her to be, since the narrator felt that her mother was controlling her for years. For instance, the mother in the story suggests that her daughter would become the perfect girl and she would become famous. The traditional daughter relates to the American icon, “Shirley Temple”. Furthermore, the narrator goes through a rough time during the story because her mother feels like she can be good at something and stick to it.
To start, Chopin presents Edna as a woman aspiring for independence. When she stays out on the hammock she is standing up for herself because she wants to be her own woman. Edna then, is presented as a woman who does not complete her domestic duties, but instead decides to become an artist. While Edna is becoming more confident because of Mademoiselle’s impact she is able to become an artist and take control of her life. Edna’s final portrayal is through her choices to follow through with her sexual desires.
The universal theme is conflict between a mother’s desire for her daughter to achieve greatness and a daughter’s personal yearning to find out who she is. The theme of opposing desires that arises between mothers and daughters affects the storyline. Mrs. Woo believes
The Awakening is a book written by Kate Chopin and it is quite a journey. Being just over a hundred pages in length, this novel gives an adequate picture of the protagonist Edna Pontellier, who consistently challenges the roles that society has placed on her. In her own words, she says “I would give my life for my children, but I wouldn’t give myself ” (45). This not only foreshadows her ultimate fate, but it also shows the readers that Edna is not willing to suppress her passions and desires for anybody. It appears that Chopin is making the argument in her book that Edna’s form of resistance, while admirable, comes at a price.