In an interview on “The PBS Newshour” with Jeffrey Brown, Pastan stated, “I think I 've always been interested in the dangers that are under the surface, but seems like simple, ordinary domestic life. It may seem like smooth surfaces, but there are tensions and dangers right underneath, and those are what I 'm trying to get at” (Brown 2). “Marks” reveals the same attitude that Pastan has towards domesticity. The title of the poem “Marks” plays a significant role in the meaning of the poem. This title is meant to be the marks that Pastan receives when her family members grade her based on her role of a mother and
Her education works as a sort of scarlet letter, allowing her to stand out, which is not always beneficial to her well-being. Kevin explained the complex that Tom was experiencing; “Weylin doesn’t like the way you talk. I don’t think he’s had much education himself, and he resents you” (Butler 80). Dana feels as though it is her obligation to continually make the trips to the plantation not only to keep Rufus alive to make sure her lineage remains, but in order to experience the hardships that her ancestors withstood. By going through this process however, she did make people uncomfortable because she did not fit the stereotypical slave prototype.
Furthermore, the narrator goes through a rough time during the story because her mother feels like she can be good at something and stick to it. The narrator thinks otherwise because of the fact that she wants to do something that is in her best interest. For instance, the narrator’s experiences as a child were difficult to deal with because of the suffering that the mother gave to her. The mother had authority over the narrator and forced her to involve in things that she did not want to do. An indication of the story is, “Only two kinds of daughters.
In order to enjoy and appreciate the content of this poems it is important to discuss what it means, where it takes place and what it tells about Perdomo’s life. The Puerto Rican author starts the poem saying, even though she does not have a job Mami still works hard (Perdomo 2002). Maybe it sounds contradictory it, but it summarizes the lives of thousands of housewives that work truly hard to raise her kids and to maintain her family together. Perdomo explains how hard a mother works and how difficult her life is. The author particularizes the fact that mothers work educating their kids and killing cockroaches that could represent the temptations of life.
In Lynda Barry’s essay “The Sanctuary of School” the author gives her personal feelings about the education system and when times get hard the first thing to go from the schools are the art programs and the after school care. She than talks about how her home was not a safe and stable place to live with her brother and she found her school to be a safe haven. I also have a sanctuary and peaceful place I run to when I needs to get peace and it’s my grandmother house. My grandmother home was more than just a place to visit on Sundays it was my sanctuary. Her home was a place where I could unwind and feel free when my home became hard to handle.
Compare and contrast the view of the motherhood described in the MORNING SONG BY SYLVIA PLATH AND LIGHT GATHERER CAROL-ANN DUFFY Introduction The American novelist, Alice walker once said, “how simple a thing seems that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers name.” Walker simplicity yet complex use of words to describe a mother maternal. When she states the phrase “we must know our mother’s names” it shows(?). which creates the contrast that I see when I read the poems: MORNING SONG by Silvia Plath and LIGHT GATHERER by Carol-Ann Duffy one idealizing and one honest about every bit about motherhood. Despite the difference in the mothers’ opinions the were very similar by using figurative language to create big images about
An autobiographical method, beliefs, interpersonal/culture values, lifestyle, character behavior, like, ‘wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday. “Interpretation, authorial a useful technique for when you need to condense facts or move the story on quickly.’ A mother teaching her child from an early age to adulthood the attributes/behaviors she should exemplify in her lifestyle. The author’s personal style is informal and the tone is more subjective and clear communication. What does not work in this piece is the long run on sentence. Complete sentence would convey a different story.
In the poem, “Ballad of Birmingham”, the poet really touches on the theme of a mother’s protection over her children. Most mothers carry a relationship with their children. A main part of this relationship is the mother establishing her protection over her own children. Although, many kids may not understand why their mother strives to protect them so much the mother knows very well why she does. In the poem the poet is able to illustrate a mother’s protection over her daughter.
The absence of a motherly figure can ultimately be a contributing factor of the poor decisions of each of the characters and their voice. While many authors desire for the female character to be independent and morally sound, the character often appears broken and disconnected from those around her, especially her mother. The female voice in a story is not only affect by the character herself but the environment she is in. A woman in her environment
This text was important because it showed how one girl fought for her home and freedom and others could do the same. It brought people courage and hope. People should read this so they respect their home. Also so they can see how much
I have learned new concepts and refreshed my memory on old ones. This change can be seen very effectively in a piece I wrote for my sister. I wrote a how to paper for my sister because she would be babysitting my chickens for me while I was on a trip. I had to write a list of some kind so that she would know exactly what to do while I was away. The first way I used what I learned in this class was this style of paper
Both poems contain like themes, similar yet disparate tones, and differ in their language use. The poems both contain a theme of the importance a parent plays in their child’s life, and the idea of a gift. In “The Lanyard,” Collins describes his mother’s care in detail, explaining that she “nursed me in many a sick room,” “taught me to walk and swim,” and “gave me life and milk from her breasts.” The gift is the lanyard the speaker gives his mother, which is represented as meaningless in comparison to all the mother has done for the speaker. In “The Gift,” Lee