The roots spread out and take hold of the ground to then grow into something big and spectacular that only a small percentage of seedlings can conquer. Jahren is taking a similar risk by becoming a respected female scientist in a male dominated field where women are typically looked down upon. Not only did she have to beat societies sexist standards, she also left her family and took this courageous path alone. This step of maturity is similar to a seed taking root by itself away from its parent plant. She uses the plant’s roots as a metaphor to familiarize the audience with the struggles she must face that she cannot fully explain
She can be grouped into many different types of heroes such as, Catalyst, Group Oriented, and Matriarchal Family Strength. In “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck makes Ma Joad the leader of the family to convey she is one main heroes of the novel. Ma Joad is a Catalyst Hero because she would sacrifice herself for any of the other family members. Throughout the novel, Ma does not change that much. She is always trying to keep the family from doing any foolish actions.
Hence, Celia reluctantly traps herself at home every day to maximum her chance of becoming pregnant. Chopping down the mimosa tree symbolizes that Celia successfully overcomes the social norms and decides to take control of her own life. In addition, Celia’s action of chopping down the mimosa tree demonstrates Celia’s character development. Earlier in the book, Celia’s detestation of mimosa tree is mentioned several times; however, she is afraid of chopping down the mimosa tree as doing strenuous physical activity may causes miscarriage. After the Benefit, Minny’s story gives Celia the courage to overcome the gender stereotype and express the true aspect of herself.
In the story of Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife has not done anything wrong but try to improve her life and made decisions that she thought that could help her but kept her from where she was before. When the men criticize her for walking around the ranch wanting to talk to someone they just call her “tart” because she talks to men, but she has to because she is the only female on the ranch. In today’s society this always occurs because if a girl talks to a guy it is automatically flirting so it is not her fault to try to live her life the way she wants
Loneliness is a dreadful emotion that transforms people into vicious monsters. In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, he illustrates how loneliness affects different people. In this story, two migrant workers go to work on a ranch with the dream of living on their own ranch someday. Lennie, a grown man with the mind of a child, makes some mistakes which cause George to make some life- changing decisions. Steinbeck uses the characters Crooks, Curley, and Curley’s wife to establish that loneliness, whether physical or mental, can drive people to act cruelly, even though it affects people differently.
Ann Pancakes novel Strange as This Weather Has Been focuses on a hopelessness found with Appalachian strip mining. The quotes that seemed to convey her argument were spoken by both Lace and Bant. Both of these characters had a very deep connection to the land and felt strongly about its destruction. The first quote is from when Lace goes to Trout with Charlie; she explained “a big paintless boarded-up store still plastered with faded ads going clear back to the ‘50s. The collapsing houses, some help standing only by kudzu vines, and the concrete steps leading to concrete foundations with nothing on top” (306-7).
For example, when Jess, Eddie and Sam were in the abandon cabin they experienced an earthquake. The reader can sense the frightfulness they must have endured as trees tumbled down everywhere around them in the forest. The author also describes in detail how the heat from the blast felt so hot that every breath was like inhaling fire. Thankfully, Jess figured out that if she tucked her shirt over her mouth she could breath. This intrigues us to read on as the reader wants more details on what she is going through and how she survived.
Within the Triangle Waist Company factory a fire broke out, killing 145 employees. Throughout the early 1900s, labor conditions within the United States of America were unbearable. Including unreasonable pay, half-day shifts and unsafe factory environments, the day events would change would soon follow March 25, 1911. Enclosed within “The Triangle Fire” written by Jo Ann E. Argersinger, are wisely selected stories that speak to individuals reading them. Each document specifies the impact the Triangle Fire had on these young women, both mentally and physically.
Well this subject was explained very well by Steinbeck throughout the whole book of “The Grapes of Wrath”. When the family is settled at a camp, Ruthie begins to be needy and wants things because she is tired of just having the bare minimum, but Ma won’t let anything slide. “Ruthie heard the threat in Ma’s tone, and changed her tactics.” (615) For a further image and explanation, this also shows how Ma had to also become the disciplinary figure in the family. Someone might think, well Pa is still the man in the family, so he still has say, but as this quote explains, it is the exact opposite. “Pa’s lost his place.
This happened countless time throughout the story. After her mother 's funeral, she ran and after a fight with Hannah she ran. And in cases where she had to decide whether “fight or flight,” she always had the same solution. This happened during the raids in addition to when she was caught attempting to escape past the border. When her problems within the border came to be too much, her solution was running to the Wilds with Alex by her side.