Kate Chopin is well-known for writing about women and their experiences concerning their freedom. In essence, the women were hoping for the chains of society, and their societies standards to change. Particularly in the story “Ripe Figs,” she gives us a different view of freedom. To start off, Babette has a limited privilege to make choices for herself in the story. Consequently, when Mamaine-Nainaine informs Babette “when the figs were ripe Babette might go to visit her cousins down on the Bayou-Lafourche” (25), this was Mamaine-Nainaine limiting Babette’s freedom until she is mature enough.
From those experiences of dealing with her father, a psychological analogy between nature and peace was instilled in Ginny’s mind at a young age, and is what she relies on as an adult to handle her emotional trauma. Additionally, Ginny constructs a metaphor, as she asserts that “a seed is a contract for the future” (Hudes 16). To Ginny, planting a seed guarantees that she will soon be able to visually see the fruits of her labor, and will be able to relish in the joy of creating new life. This point means that imagery is as vitally important to Ginny as it is to her story, as her visualization of the future of her garden fuels her happiness and ability to cope with what she is going
The pear tree vision is Janie’s own view of how a good marriage should be and how the world should feel when you’re with your true love: She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! (Hurston 11) When Janie first met Joe Starks, Janie felt a bit of hope return to her since her dream of love died when she married Logan. When Janie decided to act upon her pear tree vision, Hurston referred to the pear tree symbolism by saying, “From now on until death she was going to have flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom.” (31).
The author Kate Chopin is a woman born in the 1800’s who wrote about individuality of women and understanding a woman’s viewpoint during this time. How women were perceived back in the 19th century culturally and economically was as if they were property to be owned by anyone who pleases. An analysis of Chopin’s, “Ripe Figs” will show the use of theme through: religion, patience, and maturity by relating the maturity process to the seasons of the year and the ripening of the figs. The first theme that Kate Chopin provides an image of is patience. One-way Chopin show’s patience in her writing is through her usage of comparing Mamaine-Nainaine to Babette.
She allows herself to access May’s therapeutic realm where she builds new paths towards her mother’s past, “I wanted to let go of my feelings for a little while, to pull in my moat bridge” (124). This redemptive power of writing endows both May and Lily with self-liberation. For May, life is turned to be hopeful and joyful, even the “Hum ‘Oh’ Sussana” is transformed to be a positive one as it is described by Lily. Likewise, Lily’s letter for
2. The transformation of Liza Doolittle from a common flower girl to a lady. The bet is accepted by the professor that he would transform Eliza the Shabby flower girl into a lady and that she would be able to pass on as a duchess in the garden of an ambassador. The process of her education is difficult. Eliza has courage, talent, and determination as so as able to face the difficulties through the process of her education in phonetics.
“The wild rose-brier is sweet in spring,/ Its summer blossoms scent in the air;/ Yet wait till winter comes again,/ And who will call the wild-brier fair!”(Love and Friendship). From the age of sixteen, Emily Bronte used writing and poetry to express her feelings, feelings that were often tied to her love of nature. Socially awkward and lonely, Emily Bronte personally sought out nature as a source of comfort and belonging. As a result, her book Wuthering Heights reflects her interest and connection to nature as the characters and events are often linked and defined by the natural conditions surrounding them. Emily Bronte struggled in life from an early age.
Mate has best exemplified the theme of coming-of-age and identity throughout the novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, by using the guidance given by her three older sisters to become her own person who stands up for what she believes in. With the guidance of her three older sisters, Mate has formed her true identity. Mate does not back down for what she believes in, no matter what the consequences are. She has used this quality to make a positive change for her country, her family, and herself. In the Time of the Butterflies has larger implications on the world as a whole because standing up for one’s beliefs is something everyone should try to do.
Voice, Identity, Womanhood In Zadie Smiths On Beauty (2006) it can be seen how characters are experienced by the reader through the use of voice. This voice provides evidences of the identity within each individual which then shapes the story. Through this identity the vocalization of the word of woman is seen through the strong female characters of Carlene, Kiki and Zora. These three aspects can be seen in the close reading of the moment when Kiki is looking outside and admiring the garden when Zora comes in and is about to make breakfast following the information that Kiki will later go visit Carlene which shocks her daughter because of the tension between the Kippses and the Belseys. Along with the moment when a Kiki visits Carlene for the first time and they discuss the Maitresse Erzulie painting.
Sarah the Sunflower Seed 1 “Who’s that looking up at me? The farmer’s daughter is who I see.” 2 Far below Sarah Sunflower Seed, a little girl looks up smiling. She had planted the bed of sunflowers months ago with seeds her grandmother had given her. She had watered and weeded them all summer long and was delighted that she now had a row of very tall flowers to be proud of. 3 “What is flying by my face?