Sugar and Sylvia walk to the toy store and as they are about to enter, Sylvia is reluctant to open the door. She conveys, “Not that I’m scared, what’s there to be afraid of, just a toy store. But I feel funny, shame. But what I got to be shamed about? Got as much right to go in as anybody.
Halloween is a time when many good and bad memories are created. I remember the importance of picking a costume when I was younger. I always wanted to be different and was afraid someone else would have the same costume. One year I found a cheap pirate costume at Walmart. I was excited to make my debut as a pirate when I saw three other girls had planned on wearing the same costume.
She wanted Lillian Jean to know that she was a human just like her, and so she did, or… Was she really just daydreaming about what she was gonna do? In one of the chapters of Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, Cassie, Stacey and T.J go to Strawberry to shop, but little did Cassie know, she was going to grow a lot that day. The challenge that Cassie faced was when Big Ma made Cassie apologise to Lillian Jean. Cassie and Stacey were going to get the groceries, and gave their list to Mr. Barnett. He was just about to get the order filled, when a white woman walked in and gave him her slip.
She even begins to imagine what it would feel like to have a boyfriend. “I want to sit bad at night, a boy around my neck and the wind under my skirt” (73). This represents the arrival of puberty, which is demonstrated by Esperanza’s desire to behave in a grown-up way. Cisneros goes on to describe Esperanza’s hormonal changes when Esperanza says “Everything is holding its breath inside me… waiting to explode like Christmas” (73). Esperanza feels excited for her first romantic encounter with a boy, yet her excitement gets shattered when the encounter occurs.
Before Pecola’s shopping experience to Mr. Yacobowski’s grocery store, there are some moments when Pecola temporarily succeeds in breaking the destructive connection between what she sees and how people see her. When she considers that dandelions are pretty (which are viewed as weeds by other people), she implicitly recognizes that beauty can be create by seeing rather than by being seen. By the same logic, she could redefine herself as beautiful even without blue eyes. Pecola’s shopping experience well serves as a process of internalization of white values. When Pecola walks to the grocery store to buy candy, she encounters “the total absence of human recognition— the glazed separateness” (36).
Mostly because that place seems to be a walking norm violation. My goal was to walk up to someone's basket, remove items, and walk away. I had my baby with me again, in her stroller. My goal of bringing her was to appear a bit less mentally incapacitated. So I get to Wal-Mart, and go in.
Thinking I was going to mess it up, she pointed to Hollie and said, “This girl knows what I’m talking about. Let her do the talking and you do the paying.” I giggled. She began to ask if I had a credit card and if I could go to the ATM to get twenty dollars out for her to sleep at Salvation Army that night. I knew I had my parent’s credit card and I knew I didn’t want to steal their money so that is what I told her. She assured me that my parents, that she didn’t know at all, would have definitely helped her and would have no problem with me taking the money out of their account.
“One mom at my children’s school adamantly refused to learn my ‘impossible’ name and instead settled on calling me ‘F Word.’ She was recently transferred to New York where, from what I’ve heard, she might meet an immigrant or two and, who knows, she might have to make some room in her spice cabinet” (741). This closing fragment lightens up the mood to focus not only on the “downside” of moving to America, but also for the lessons learned and thinking adjustments that may or may not have been
To begin with, Hoggle says to Jareth “I am taking her to the beginning of the Labyrinth.” When really he wasn’t. Another example of verbal irony is when Sarah says “The maze is a piece of cake.” But really the labyrinth was really hard for her. Lastly, when Hoggle says “I’m not interested in friends,” he actually did want friends. This is creating suspense because we are curious on what will happen next and we want to see what will eventually happen. Another way the author A.C.H Smith uses irony to establish surprise is from dramatic irony.