(Glaspell 14). Minnie Wright’s personality was suppressed by her husband’s abuse; she no longer sang like she used to in the choir, and she wore dark clothing, which was unlike her old self. The bird-cage represents Mrs. Wright because just as her husband was “rough with it,” he was also rough with her. The bird represents Mrs. Wright as well because her personality was put to an end when she married her husband. The symbolism in this story brings to light the moral awareness of murder when it is under the same circumstances as Mrs.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus says “Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to… She’s a faithful member of this family…,” (Lee 182). This quote shows how much the Finch family loves Calpurnia and this is the same way that Lily feels
Louise lived like a bird in a cage, merely observing a life from behind bars that was just outside of her reach, and not allowing her to exhibit her liberty and free will. Hence, she was born free, but everywhere she was in chains. “The Story of an Hour” introduces Louise Mallard, a woman afflicted with heart trouble, whose husband was allegedly killed in a railroad accident. Her husband’s friend and her sister, Richards and Josephine respectively, break the news to her as carefully as possible. Mrs. Mallard violently weeps for his loss and then seeks the solitary refuge of her room.
Mrs. Larkin does not fit the mold of normal Southern Gothic female characters. Because of her husband’s death, Mrs. Larkin no longer depended on her husband or felt pressured by her community. Mrs. Larkin also went against Southern Gothic norm by not killing her garden helper. In Southern Gothic literature the female characters are usually killed not the
“ “...but then the darn bird died a few weeks after we got him… so I just went back to the pet store and got a new one.” “Sweet Pea was sort of a series of birds.” ” (Page 4, Rachel Vail) This shows how the mom comes clean, and Ashley learns the truth about Sweet Pea. This supports the theme because Ashley learned the hard truth that her many birds had all died, and now that she is older she has to learn about it.
This week I read the poem, “Apron Strings” by Beth Gylys, the author of the poetry collection “Close to the Shore”, published by Michigan State University Press. From what I gathered about this poem, it is about a businesswoman that lives life in the fast lane in order to provide a decent life for her young children, but due to her rat race lifestyle that she is caught up in, she is unable to spend quality time with her family, and as a result her child is affected by this. This poem starts off with clear intentions. The lines about burnt dinner, multiple watches that were wound too tight, and forgotten lists left on countertops, all are vivid images that establish a scene of a frantic lifestyle of a busy woman that doesn’t have
She is bad to the bone, and the only thing she cares about is her family. One way Nagaina stands up for what is right is when most of her family dies, she risks revenge to save the one egg. Nagaina says, “When there were no people in the bungalow, did we have any mongoose in the garden? So long as the bungalow is empty we are king and queen of the garden; and remember that as soon as our eggs in the melon bed hatch (as they may tomorrow), our children will need room and quiet,” this demonstrates how much she wants her family to be happy and have a place to grow. Another way Nagaina stood up for what was right was by saying “Give me the egg, Rikki-Tikki.
However, when Pearl enters the forest, the forest greets her as one of her friends. “A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not be afraid. A pigeon,
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout Eliminates tension between a lynch mob and Atticus, Jem, and herself using compassion and empathy. Another situation that she is in that she uses her compassion and sympathy in the story is when Dill ran away from home because his mother and new father does not pay attention to him as much, and decides to sleep under a bench during night. Scout tried to convince her father, Atticus, for Dill to stay with them because Scout did not want to see Dill be transported to the orphanage. Thanks for the use of her compassion and empathy, Dill is able to stay in Scout’s home, and avoids staying out in the streets and the orphanage.
Often fairy tales, or fantasy stories in general, share a similar formula. A beautiful princess and a handsome prince to sweep the princess of her feet and save her from an evil individual, and they’ll have a happy-ever-after, right? The metaphors used by Gwendolyn Brooks in A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi While a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon, brings out a more meaningful image when one read it between the lines,and the way Gwendolyn Brooks uses them, more specially the “Prince” isn’t the prince, but is a darker man, a murder, helps creates emotion in the poem. The poem depicts a female narrative and her interaction with her prince, her husband.