The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident. This story connects to modern day issues because some women are actually being oppressed by their husband or significant other and feel a strong sense of freedom when they pass away. In this analysis there are four main literary devices that are used to illustrate the theme which are metaphors, irony, foreshadows, and similes. The theme that kate chopin used to idntfy the story line is a womens freedom. In this quote, “’Body and soul free!’”, Mrs. Mallard verbally recognizes her freedom now that her husband has died, and it is important to the story because it highlights her true feelings about her husband.
Masters gave Lucinda a name that sounded bright and glittery to coencide with her bright and glittery personality and behavior. During her ninety-six years on earth, she was married for seventy years, gave birth to twelve children, had eight children pass away before her, and nursed the sick back to health. With all of this being said, Lucinda was satisfied because she experienced all that life had to offer her. Unlike Lucinda, George Gray was extremely regretful with the way he lived his life. Masters constantly reffered to George’s boring lifestyle by expressing “It is a boat longing for the sea, and yet afraid.” This quote accurately describes George’s life because he longed for the meaning in life, yet was too afraid to search for it.
At this point in Hester’s life, the ignominious letter upon her breast symbolized “drops of bitterness” and guilt beginning to fill her heart. Eventually though Hester forgave herself for her sins, ultimately allowing herself to become confident and independent. For the next seven years, Hester allowed her heart to be filled with bliss and triumph, as she lived a life free from the Puritan probity of her society. This new life was fueled by her
It is like a path. Phoenix’s path represents her life as an older woman with her life difficulties getting for her age. In the story, Phoenix has time to appreciate the beauty of the day and gives to herself some rest, but also she fights with her mind and her physical decadences that did not help her to finish her path. “Finally, trembling all over, she stood free, and after a moment dared to stoop for her cane. “Sun so high!"
In spite of her happy and content life, Korobi longs to know about her dead parents’ life and about their love journey. Often Korobi used to cherish herself with her mother’s unfinished love note to her father, which she found it as a child that was hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Her delightful life starts when she met Rajat Bose, with whom she found love and soon they are about
Throughout Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series, we get to know a lot about the relationships she gets involved in throughout her life. As the reader, some of her relationships made you want to yell at your book, but in some cases, you rooted for the both of them because you hoped she would find love. Over the course of the books, you learn why her relationships failed and how they influenced her and her decisions later on in life. Although you learn early on how independent Maya is, you see her with a variety of men in her life: some for pleasure and others who she really cared for. For example, Maya’s marriage with Tosh was something she didn’t expect to happen or was necessarily looking for, but this failed relationship made a crucial impact on her which led her to the successful life she had later on.
Piercy shows the nature of the female spirt when she says “her good nature wore out/like a fan belt” (15-16) and the strength that she had throughout childhood to live with the imperfections that society thought were imperfections. The fan belts that are in cars are tough and made to last thousands of miles; this can be the same with the nature of the mind and body. A person in their lifetime goes through tough times, like the insults mentioned in the poem, and dealing with how everybody has their own opinions that they give a person live their life to the fullest. However, in the poem “her good nature” (15) is trying to take everybody’s opinion and advice into consideration, and it did not work. The advice wore her down and she was not able to deal with it.
In the poem “Daystar”, Dove illustrates the daily life of her grandmother who is a mother and a wife. We can relate this to Dove and her grandmother because they are both mother figures in the family and each grow up from different generations. Poet Biography Rita Dove is an African American poet born on August 28,1952 in Akron, Ohio, who is married to a German writer, Fred Viebahn whom she had met in college, and a loving mother to Aviva Dove- Viebahn. (Biography.com Editors, "Rita Dove") Dove was raised in a well
“Nikki-Rosa” Poem Analysis In the poem “Nikki- Rosa,” Nikki Giovanni writes with diction and imagery to prove that’s she had a happy childhood in spite of her family’s hardships. Giovanni creates a poem, that although short in words, provides a lasting effect on the reader. Giovanni’s creative use of language and descriptive words, the distinction of black culture from white culture, and memories of average times that made her childhood unique and happy made this poem distinct and exceptional. Giovanni frequently references to her happy childhood in her poem using words and phrases that create an image in your mind showing you that her childhood was in fact a happy one. “You and your sister have happy birthdays and very good Christmases” (Lines 20), illustrates that not only was her childhood was happy but the simple
Imagine going through the same day over and over again for the rest of your life. From waking up doing the same routines every day without taking a risk for a slight change. Some individuals on the other hand will yearn for a slight change in their everyday life, no matter what the situation might be. One who goes through the same conditions over and over again will someday crave a change. In Wilmer Mills’ poem Diary Of A Piano Tuner’s Wife, a woman who is married to a retired veteran who feels trapped in her husband's actions how sick and tired she is of him and his way of life.
Unlike Vincent, Kathy 's constant remarks about her past and the importance of allowing herself to reminisce indicate that she views these memories through the lens of nostalgia. Childhood is a significant component of each character 's lives in Never Let Me Go, as it is highlighted through Kathy 's memories of her past. After losing both her friends, looking back with nostalgia to the past is all Kathy can do in order to comfort herself. 'The memories I value most, I don’t see them ever fading. I lost Ruth, then I lost Tommy, but I won’t lose my memories of them. '
In “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” both women speakers discuss the hardships they faced through their lives. Even though the both women speakers both had hardships, the hardships were in different circumstances. In “Ain’t I a Woman” the speaker was faced with the difficulty of slavery while “Lucinda Matlock” was free. Both “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” had similar themes throughout both of the poems. Both women speakers thought they deserved more respect then what they were receiving.
The mirror with my mother’s eyes,”(194.). To Billie Jo, a piano symbolized her mother and everything her mother was to her, but she rebuilt herself and continued to play and by the end of the novel Billie Jo is playing at home once again. After running away Billie Jo also realized how much her father still meant to her. Despite all the pain he has caused her, she reconnects with him and together they rebuild their relationship into one where they both know they still love and care for the other. For example, when Billie Jo returns she thinks, “as we walk together, side by side, in the swell of dust, I am forgiving him, step by step, for the pail of kerosene.