The author expresses part of the theme through the main character’s feelings in line 287-290, “The world had lost its boundary lines….. . Everything was suddenly out of tune like a broken accordion.” This new realization dawned upon her overwhelming the main character and leading her to unleash her anger towards Miss Lottie's marigolds. The narrator recalls the moments as, “that moment that marked my innocence….. This was the beginning of compassion” Overhearing her parents struggles started the uproar that demolished her innocence and cutting Miss Lottie's marigolds completely vanished it. This event then began the start of adulthood allowing her to see the beauty Miss Lottie saw in life.
She is said to now have a happy ending. This poem talks about how this girl was just an innocent girl who didn't have any issues with herself till she reached a certain age. Other peoples comments is what made her become self conscious and felt the need to please others. She put herself through so much to get to this perfect image and eventually gave up. She gave up her nose
“Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words. Throughout the whole movie we see Ella always being a positive person no matter how unhappy the situation is or how unkind her stepmother and step-sisters are, the reason behind this being because she wants to keep a promise to her mother and always tries to find the good side in the negative situations. In the little golden book version the theme presented is; hard work and respect will pay off in your future The death aspect of this story has a lot of similarities due to the fact that a lot of the deaths stay consistent including the mother, the
Regardless of her oppression she takes a stand and changes her fate. As a young woman she was crippled by the weight of the world. After her mother died she was overwhelmed by the task of bearing her stepfather's children and trying to protect her little sister Nettie. Her lack of confidence and self worth took a toll to the words and actions of her stepfather. Even after escaping her father she covered her mouth when she smiled because he
Lottie’s flowers were also a symbol of beauty to all of the ugliness around her it helped her believe that there was hope and even though everything was ugly around them something could be beautiful. But at the time Elizabeth could not see that she didn't understand the meaning until it was too late and they had been destroyed. On page 223-24 lines 362-54 she was telling us the meaning of the flowers and how she now knew why Ms. Lottie kept them in her yard against all of the ugliness. In the story the author what the author said about the marigolds she destroyed and what they meant to Ms. Lottie. The author said,” Whatever verve was left in her, whatever was of love and beauty and joy that had not been squeezed out by life, had been there in the marigolds she had so tenderly cared for.” So atlast she finally realised she understood what and why she had the marigolds in her yard even though by now it was too late because she had destroyed all of the beauty that was left in in those horrible
They seemed quite satisfied with their condition, they grew familiar with it, they were full of the terrifying outside world, and The lady that took them , seems quite interesting and sad. “” Such is the evil of despair, it robs us of our power, or even the knowledge that we have any! The man who can die with a whistle on his lips, hasn’t in the end been defeated! But despair takes away the awareness that we even have such things as lips with which to whistle”” My favorite character is Peach Blossom, I think she was very interesting and credible, she reminded me of the little girl “ Marry Lennox” from the “ secret garden” I liked the book, the author’s language was very descriptive, and the story is well written. The characters are unique, well developed, and the tone is fairly steady, the twists unfold revealing new interesting facts about the characters, which kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know more about the characters backgrounds and what will happen next.
The story Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier, shows the harsh reality of becoming an adult in the poverty stricken times of the 1930’s. The story follows a girl, Lizabeth, as she makes the tough transition from a innocent child to an adult. As Lizabeth grows into an adult she experiences new emotions such as empathy and compassion, but in order to do so she loses her childish wonder and innocence. The story touches on themes of compassion, love, and hope associated with adulthood, but also the pain and defeat that comes with it. It shows the innocence and wonder of being a child, but also the fierce and intense emotions of adolescent.
Through the path of life there are obstacles that are often hidden by one's facades. In Leaving Gilead by Pat Carr, a novella taken place during the civil war, Geneva Birdsong is the mother to her eight year old Saranell, and wife of Colonel Birdsong. Because of Geneva's unwise decisions, she is unable to be a wife and mother, which leaves the Birdsong's slave, Renny to raise Saranell. Because of her circumstances, Geneva is unable to accept reality. If one allows it, the mistakes made in the past can impact their entire life including relationships and overall happiness.
Mama, who is the narrator of the story, stood in the yard while waiting for her daughter Dee’s arrival. Dee is the object of jealousy and agitation among her family members. She is like anybody else who searches to find who they really are. Mama knows that her other daughter, Maggie, will be self-conscious of her scars and burns. She also struggles with jealousy, due to the feeling that Dee has an easier life.
“It had been months since I laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the part would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out” (The Glass Castle 3). Even though she feels shame because of her parents, she also feels guilty because how ashamed she is of her parents. She felt guilt for hiding her parents from the people in her life, and she felt like she was living a lie. Also, she feels guilty because her parents are homeless and living on
In “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier the coming of age short story where a now grown up Lizabeth reminisce her childhood especially going into Ms.Lottie’s garden. Ms. Lottie, who did not like children but treated her precious marigolds gets them destroyed by Lizabeth. After destroying them, Lizabeth realizes her errors believing she became a women in that moment. This short story has several literary device that are used in it to help deepen the meaning. The use of imagery, symbolism and metaphors in “Marigolds” helps the reader that it is important to not lose