Maggie and her mother share a sisterhood that Dee will never understand. Through the characters of Mama, Maggie, and Dee, Walker displays the theme of oppression in the short story “Everyday Use.” Through the character of Mama, Walker communicates oppression due to a lack of femininity, education, and an inability to say “no” to Dee. Mama is a burley woman who, unlike Dee, enjoys the lesser things that life has to offer. She excels in the face of hard labor but lacks the skill to pull off a feminine version of herself. Dee longs for her mother to fit in with the women of the decade: “…one hundred pounds lighter, skin like an uncooked barley pancake, glistening hair, and witty (Walker 1).” Dee doesn’t understand why Mama doesn’t want to embrace a softer side of herself; however, Mama is content with her lifestyle.
He also somehow serves as the Antagonist in the story. Engracia is the mother of Martha and the wife of Pio. She also somewhat serves as the foil of the story. V. Summary Martha, the daughter of Pio and Engracia, was twelve years old and was extremely shy and lagged behind others of her age, either on physical or mental aspects. One night, she heard her parents arguing and struggling in terrible wrath to each other and saw that they are struggling for the knife where her father had ordered her to take the knife away from her mother’s hand and so she followed and tossed it out the window.
The Secret Garden Mrs.Putnam 4th & 7th Period December 27th 2014 The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett, is a novel that describes the life of a lonesome little girl that is desperately in need of something to do. The main character is Mary Lennox, an ill-mannered, sick little girl who cares about nobody but herself. The primary conflict of the story is that Mary was sent away to her uncle’s manor and has nothing to do and no one to play with. Until she finds that her cousin Colin has been there the whole entire time. These two are like peas in a pod, closed up in a destitute old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England which desperately lacked sunshine.
Mrs. MacTeer expressed real concern and love for her daughters. When Pecola got her period, contrary to how Pauline would react, Mrs. MacTeer helped Pecola and had a calm and reassuring attitude. The Breedlove home was extremely different. Morrison states, “The only living thing in the Breedloves’ house was the coal stove...its fire being ‘out,’ ‘banked,’ or ‘up’...in spite that the family fed it and knew all the details of its regimen...The fire seemed to live, go down, or die according to its own schema. In the morning, however, it always saw fit to die” (37).
In Ethan Frome, the theme of love is seen through the main character’s secrecy, craving for attention, and irrational actions. As the main character, Ethan Frome, spends time on his farm surrounded by no one, he has time to think. He discovers he is unhappy with his life and his wife Zeena. When Ethan starts talking to Zeena’s cousin, Mattie, he secretly learns to like her more than his own spouse. “You 're a bad girl, Mattie Silver, and I always known it.
Be that as it may, her infant little girl survives. "Not a house in the nation ain't pressed to its rafters with some dead Negro's distress," Baby Suggs says in the opening pages of Toni Morrison's "Cherished." Naomi is one of those numerous, numerous phantoms. She portrays her whole story from past the grave, both in "flashes" — remembered key snippets of her life, up until her own homicide — and as a drifting, despairing nearness, restlessly taking after the spiked shapes of her girl Josey's life as she grows up and begins her very own
A Mistry of Emily’s Life. In the story “A Rose for Emily”, the author William Faulkner tells about a mysterious small, fat woman Emily Grierson. After her father past away and her sweetheart is gone, Emily has a mental breakdown and is entirely cut off from the outside world; people hardly see her at all. The whole town is very curious to see the inside of her house, to penetrate Emily’s world and exchange a few words with the Negro who is her cook and gardener. People tend to see what is inside of a big, squarish frame house which still decorated in a style of the seventies and it is the only house in a whole town that is alienated.
The night that Governor Winthrop died and Dimmesdale stood upon the scaffold, it was said that a faint A could be seen lighting the sky. Finally, as Hester lives out her final days in her cottage so many women look to her for advisory help. Starting on the scaffold so many years ago, stood a woman clutching a baby close to her with a bright letter distinctly upon her breast. Hester withstood this punishment as well as her scarlet A, she was grateful they had not put her to death. The scarlet letter representing her sin and the evil within, she raised her child to be a free thinking spirit.
A nanny or maid that is often around may assist with childcare or they may just provide a comforting figure in the children’s lives. In A Little Princess, Sara Crewe is incredibly spoiled by her father but “she is a sensible little thing” (Burnett 14) so she never really had the need for a nanny or a maid. However, during her stay at Miss Minchin 's Seminary for Young Ladies, she makes her fair share of friends, one of them being Becky. Becky is “a dingy little figure”(45) of a maid “with a smudged face”(45) and she receives little respect from the others staying at Miss Minchin’s. Becky suffers alongside Sara after she is left permanently in the care of Miss Minchin.
The gay husband, the suicide, the silent wife, no children, were excellent ingredients for the family drama. Joyce saw her ‘unbeloved’ uncle and aunt huddled in a corner. They looked old desiccated, defeated. She didn’t want to speak to them. She caught Shana’s eyes and nodded.