Pipher refers to this by referring to the story of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In this story Ophelia starts out innocent without a second thought in her mind but then she meets Hamlet she then “lives only for his approval” (18). She is then is overwhelmed with all this effort that when Hamlet disapproves of her she drowns in a stream. Mary Pipher uses this to help exemplify the fact that theses “destructive forces…affect young women” (16-17). It also represents how young girls begin to live their lives only for the approval of others than to show their true colors.
The story has a conflict that is related to opposition. The narrator disagrees with what her mother wants her to be, since the narrator felt that her mother was controlling her for years. For instance, the mother in the story suggests that her daughter would become the perfect girl and she would become famous. The traditional daughter relates to the American icon, “Shirley Temple”. 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.
Dorothy 's journey begins in a Kansas cyclone and her house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East and kills her. The girl finds the Munchkins in the East Country dressed in Blue from head to toe. The Munchkins thank Dorthy for setting them free from the bondage of the Wicked Witch. They are a charming and grateful bunch of little people. The Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy
Francine Prose explains how this is done by showing us an example of her personally analyzing the first paragraph of Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”. She begins her close reading session by looking at the first sentence of this story. “The grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida”. She explains that although this sentence is rather “plain” there is still a lot contained in those eight little words. After she begins to make connections with how other people write because again making connections is a crucial part to close reading.
Love is an involuntary factor that many people have come across in life. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character Lily, has an internal conflict with her mother which affects how open she is to love. Lily grew up with her father and the culpability of her mother's death. (more info) She was raised with a harsh understanding of love due to the lack of love given to her all throughout her life, for she was more open to love because she hasn't doted as a child.However, Lily found love through the Daughter of Mary, the Boatwright sisters, and Rosaleen, who later taught her how to love herself. Paragraph 1 Lily's form of love was altered due to how she was raised.
Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a chilling tale based on true events that occurred in the 1960’s. The story is about a young girl’s daydreams that turn into a nightmare as she face the evils of reality in the form of Arnold Friend. Arnold Friend represents supernatural figure and he has set his sight on Connie. He will take Connie from the safety of her home and childhood to the “excitement “of the real world. Oates introduces the readers to Arnold Friend, someone who embodies all the attributes that Connie’s dream world wants as her reality.
Emotional Trauma and Suppression in The Girl Who Drank the Moon The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, is about villagers who are convinced that there is an evil witch who will kill them all if they do not abandon their youngest infant in the woods every year. The reader knows from the start of the book that the villagers are greatly deceived. “The Witch—that is, the belief in her—made for a frightened people, a subdued people, a compliant people [emphasis added]” (ch. 2). In reality, there is a witch in the woods, Xan, but she could hardly be called evil.
Childhood; it's one’s foundation and when that foundation crumbles it tends to leave a lasting effect. When a child has nothing but shattered pieces to base their life on its hard to pick up those pieces when no one is around to help. In Kathy Ackers short stories “Great Expectations” and “My Mother: Demonology” both of the main characters have their childhoods shattered by their mothers, who are normally the ones who are there to pick up the pieces, not smash them into smaller pieces. Acker uses the postmodern element paranoia to parallel how mother-daughter relationships are ever changing and create emotional damage to childhood, which in turn sticks with a child all their life. Postmodern elements of paranoia are present in “Great Expectations”
The key to the potion was the heart of a Grand White Witch, their mother. But she was too strong for the evil witches. So Muriel told the townsfolk of Augsburg that there’s a witch in a nearby house. So their father hid them in the deep dark forest. Adrianna, their mother, was then burnt and their father hanged.
In the Victorian age, children’s condition was a problem. treated as miniature adults, they were often required to work, were severely chastised, or were ignored. Exactly in that period Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carrol wrote “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, a novel that tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. It is first of all a children’s book as it has a child protagonist; however it appeals to adult readers with its advanced logical reasoning, witty puns and trenchant satire of Victorian society. So we can consider it as a drastic reaction against the impassive didacticism of British upbringing.