Harry Flournoy is argued to represent the ideals and actions of Maya Angelou through the things he says. Maya Angelou writes in her emotional story I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, “I wouldn’t look at either of them … Mrs. Flowers had known that I would be embarrassed and that was even worse … It would be fitting if I got sunstroke and died before they came outside. Just dropped dead on the slanting porch.” Maya Angelou, near the beginning of her is insecure and lets go of her dreams and ambitions because of the challenges and roadblocks being thrown at her. In the movie Glory Road Flournoy says, ““You know--I almost didn’t come here because of a piece of pie.
When Edna realizes that Robert loves her, but is too frightened to be with her, she cannot take the pain and sorrow she feels. Edna awakes and realizes that her life is empty. She finds that she’s the one who has been defeated by society and life itself. As Edna goes back to the place where she had begun her awakening, she walks to the beach and sees a bird who is hurt. It states, “A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water” (156).
This makes them both feel like their mothers don’t love them as much and don’t want to believe their mothers are gone. Sal says, “And just like Phoebe, who had waved her mother’s sweater in front of her father, I had brought a chicken in from the coop: “Would Mom leave her favorite chicken?” I demanded. “She loves this chicken.” (page 125). This shows how they are both wondering why their mother would leave them. They both feel like it is their faults that their mothers left them.
Daisy leaved Tom and went to the town with Jay Gatsby in a way that seemed like she escaped from Tom because she wanted only to be with Gatsby. He was so angry at that moment because “… Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour age secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control” (Fitzgerald 75). Tom Buchanan had reached the highest level of anger after he was told by Gatsby that Daisy did not love him anymore and they love each other for five years and when he had heard that “[He] turned to Daisy sharply” (Fitzgerald
Mrs. Mallard received her realization of freedom from the images she saw out of the window of her bedroom. She saw birds flying, blue skies, and new spring life blooming everywhere. Lastly, Mrs. Mallard actually received her freedom while having an epiphany in her bedroom, even though it was stripped from her soon after when her husband, Brently Mallard, came through the door alive as he could be. She had a heart attack from the realization that she would have to go back to her old life of pleasing her husband. On the other hand, Aunt Jennifer never actually received her freedom from her husband.
In the story “Night Women,” the mother claims that, “the night is the time I dread most in my life. Yet if I am to live, I must depend upon it.” She is a prostitute who must provide for her young child who is completely unaware of the work that his mother is involved in. The narrator tells her son a story about an angel coming to rescue him, bringing back his father. This sense of hope is what keeps the mother sane, and also provides the son something to believe in. When she walks back into the house after a night with Alexandre, the son exclaims, “Mommy, have I missed the angels again?” The mother, ashamed of her work but knows that her son is too young to understand why she does what she does, responds, “Darling, the angels have themselves a lifetime to come to us.” In doing so, the narrator is prolonging the time needed to tell her son the truth, which in turn gives him more time to get sucked into the dangers that hope
In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, birds symbolize Edna Pontellier’s journey toward ultimate freedom. In the beginning, birds represent Edna feeling trapped and oppressed. For instance, the opening of the novel includes a parrot in a cage squawking at Leonce to ‘go away.’ Edna, like the bird, wants to be free from Leonce, who keeps her caged in a metaphorical. Another example lies in Edna’s experience listening to the piano, in which she has a vision of a bird flying away from a naked man. Even though it will leave Leonce vulnerable and alone, Edna wants to escape her marriage.
In Falling Leaves, Niang continues to give a false sense of hope to Adeline, only to shatter it in the end. For example, when Niang decided to put Adeline in boarding school, she “patted” Adeline, and Adeline comments that it was “the first and last time, she ever touched me” (Yen Mah 100). Because Adeline suffered a miserable childhood under Niang, she takes joy from small things, such as Niang’s comforting physical contact with her. However, Niang crumbled Adeline’s slight moment of delight after realizing that Niang only touched her to display the love between them to the nuns. By doing so, Yen Mah is able to depict how Niang cared more about what her peers thought of her rather than what her step-daughter thought of her.
In the beginning of the book, the parrot bickers and shrieks towards Mr. Pontellier; this, refers to Edna. Now, the parrot withdrawals much of Edna throughout the novel since her feelings are fatigue in every aspect with Mr. Pontellier. The parrot voices Edna’s unspoken remarks which impelled her to a stage of an overwhelming sense on numbness. The parrot being caged was identical to Edna’s abandonment of freedom; lack of freedom and happiness. In comparison to the parrot being caged, the mockingbird was ideally symbolizing much more than imprisonment.
In the story, Mrs. Hale often recalls Minnie Wright as being a joyful girl who loved to sing, much like the songbird. Then they found that the songbird had its neck wrung by who they presumed was John Wright. Mrs. Peters then recalls a similar act of cruelty done to her by a neighborhood boy killing her kitten, she states, “If they hadn’t held me back I would have hurt him.” (679) The cruel act symbolizes how he had treated Minnie throughout the years that they had been married. While the bird was trapped in a cage, it symbolizes how Minnie likely felt trapped in her marriage where the bird’s singing gave her hope and happiness. Therefore, when John killed the bird it killed what remaining hope and happiness Minnie had.
She explains that she was watching the hen laying the egg, and Michael was looking for her, and he wanted to also see the hen laying the egg. However, Hortense explains that Michael has no patience, and tells him that he cannot see the hen laying the egg. Hortense explains that Michael was starting to get annoying, and told him to get away so she can work. She gives Michael a bottle of perfumed water to distract him. Miss Jewel calls her after day after school.