Clive Waswa Ms. Meara Honors English 16 December 2016 Literary Analysis: The impact of Poverty “The Poverty line doesn't measure Poverty, it measures extreme Poverty," (Shapiro Marcy). Barbra Kingsolver’s book The Bean Trees, Focusses on the social justice issue Poverty. The Main character Taylor Leaves Kentucky, to escape poverty, she was determined to be different from all others who dropped out of school and had children. She dreamt of being different and achieving something with her life. In the The Bean Trees, Barbra Kingsolver challenges the idea that people in poverty are lazy and never work.
The mother is joyed that her daughter is in a safe and sacred place, but soon hears an explosion. Her mother runs to the church like she knew what was going on to look for her child. The mother could only find her daughter’s white shoe, but not her daughter.
Miss Brill was so upset in the end that she did not even get her Honey Cake. She so was proud of her fur. She took it out of the box that she kept it in and brushed it every day before she would wear it. All Miss Brill wants is for people to loves one another. She does not the lady complaining, the woman throwing away the violets, nor the man blowing smoke into a ladies face.
When Scout first gives the reader an observance about Mayella, she mentions that Mayella owns “six … jars holding brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson” (228). Mayella’s care for her flowers prove that she desires to better her life in some way, to escape the dark life she has always led. Has Mayella had behaved differently during the trial, her own life and the life of her siblings would have take a large turn for the better. If Mayella testified against her father instead of covering up for him, Bob Ewell would have been found guilty for both familial abuse and making unsubstantiated accusations against Tom Robinson. She would then be free from the reaches of her abusive father and would be able to start anew with her life.
“One corner of the yard, though, bewildered Maycomb. Against the fence, in a line, were six chipped-enamel slop jars holding brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson, had Miss Maudie Atkinson deigned to permit a geranium on her premises. People said they were Mayella Ewell’s.” (Chapter 17 Page 228) Mayella has spent some time trying to make her home look nice while all the other Ewells dont care at all. This shows that she wants something of hers to be noticed. While her family is a disgrace to the town, she has tried to fit into her society, she doesnt want to be known as another dirty Ewell.
In the story, a Judas tree lingers outside of Laura’s balcony, which is ironically synonymous with the biblical character, Judas, who hanged himself in the aroma of purple flowers. The flowers represent the danger of love; Laura gives a young suitor a flower from her Judas tree hoping he will leave her alone, but instead he’s proud of the gift as he displays it in the brim of his hat long after its beauty has withered away(Page 315). Her actions signify a lie. Moreover, flowers from the children she teaches do the opposite reciprocal of her ways as “they make her desk a fresh garden of flowers every day” (Porter). Laura cannot love these children either, even though they too, crave affection from her.
And the summer was over.” Myop encounters death when she steps “smack into his eyes.” She is unafraid as she frees herself and “gazed around the spot with interest”. Ironically, she encounters death, then notices a “wild pink rose” that represent innocence, then she sees the noose and has the realization. The realization of the negativity that comes with sharecropper cabins are about to rain upon her with her loss of innocence. For Myop, the summer is over, meaning she can no longer return to the flower picking, skipping, happy little girl that she
Romantic themes that are shown in The Lily include purity and ideal love. The lily has no flaws. The theme of ideal love conveys true, pure and innocent love. In The Lily, Blake contrasts the lily to the rose and the sheep saying that the rose “puts forth a thorn” and the sheep “a threat’ning horn”, while the lily “shall in love delight. Blake has also used personification.
Why is it that we look at a rose with beautiful warm colors, but contains painful thorns that people tend to look past with love and care? However, one would look at a dandelion that is just as pulchritudinous and with its yellow and white blossoming colors, and destroy them? Humans in our society opinionated things, people, and places without identifying. Correspondingly, dandelions include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, and more. If society could take a step back, the rose and the dandelion are not so different.
The use of colors can help people to fully understand what you are trying to convey. In the story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald, color symbolism is widely used to show the emotions and the downfall of the characters as well as the underlying messages that are being portrayed. For example, the color white beautifully and adequately shows how Daisy was corrupt on the inside, but very lovely on the outside. Also, the color gray shows what happens after the bright green envy takes place within a person.
“Ouch!” A bright spot of red formed on the tip of her finger. It fell to the ground to stain the dirt a rusty-brown. She wrapped her finger in a Wet Wipe and got into the driver’s seat dreading the trip home. As the car backed down the lane, she took one last glimpse at the house and added saving the roses to her list. She wanted the sweet fragrance of flowers to fill the rooms at Glendara.
Her red roses in the front lawn are just another example of her obsession with “surface beauty” (Smicek, 2014, p.45). In a brief morning chit-chat with her neighbor Jim, she subtly admits that her roses are not naturally beautiful and that they require a lot of care to appear beautiful to other people. JIM I just love your roses. How do you get them to flourish like this?