However, she could have willingly escaped this confinement because her father was no longer there to set rules for her. Instead, she “went out very little” (Faulkner 53). Because Emily made the choice to stay hidden from the townspeople even though her father’s presence was long gone, she was creating an antagonist upon herself. According to Ray B. West, Jr., “when as in A Rose For Emily, the world depicted is a confusion between the past and the present, the atmosphere is one of distortion-of unreality” (par.3).
I chose to read and analyze the poem titled “Wallflowers” by Donna Vorreyer and it conveys a theme of social isolation. The speaker is referencing the “uncommon words” to the abandonment that the subject endures. They don’t fit a particular mold that people will recognize, people don’t tend to use these “words” as often as they may use other words. They feel as if their lack of recognition will decrease their value. The subject begin to realize that if they find community within each other then they can create their own little community to escape the loneliness that constantly haunts them.
In “Conversations About Home”, Shire talks about the hardships she has faced and what and why she left home. The poem 's main audience is for those who live in Western countries that have immigrants and have an ignorant view on them coming and don’t understand the hardships that they go through. Although the two poems differ in their barriers, narrators and outcome, both Shire’s and Zamora’s poems communicates and creates an image to the audience of escaping home to two different audiences. In both poem, the narrators come from very different backgrounds with their experiences of immigration. In the poem “Conversations About Home”, Shire’s viewpoint comes from a Somali-Kenyan who travels to many countries to get where she is now (London).
Here, Walls and her father see differently. Walls told her father about this situation so that he could address it, but instead he made up an excuse for what really happened when he was not in the room with his daughter and his acquaintance. Personally, the Walls’ parents are too worried about themselves. Instead of making money to support their kids, the parents spend money on other things like art supplies for the mom, and alcohol for the dad. Like shown in the evidence above, Walls’ parents don’t show much care or worry for specifically Jeannette, but also the other kids.
Another example is seen in chapter 6,”But you ain’t goin’ off in all dat mess uh commonness”(Hurston,60) This quote shows that Jody is not allowing Janie to go to a communal event, which is the funeral of the mule, because he doesn’t want her to be in all of the commonness. This is hindering Janie’s independence because she is not making choices for herself, and she doesn’t do anything even though she wants to go. Being in the relationship with Jody constricts her freedom, which proves Hurston's theme. Thus, Zora Neale Hurston uses community as a motif to help prove her theme, using specific details such as Janie’s disallowance to go to the funeral and the community scorning her. In conclusion, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” presents the theme of love and that being in a relationship hinders independence but in an unique way.
“In the meantime they’ll just have to move a little farther north from Mango Street, a little farther away every time people like us keep moving in (Cisneros 13).” This quote is a significant part of the story because it shows how Esperanza truly feels about herself and her family. She thinks that because she is poor and lives and a bad neighborhood people move away from her family. Esperanza doesn’t think very much of her or her family at all. She thinks that it is because of their race that people do not want to be near them. The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods.
Body Paragraph #1 Topic Sentence #1: When the freedom to live their lives how they want to is forcefully changed, people are motivated to resist in an attempt to earn back their old ways of living. Claim #1: Resistance is necessary towards the beginning of the novel because Annie is deprived of how she wants to live her life. Support #1, 1: At the beginning of the book, Annie is placed in an uncomfortable situation because the invaders assemble themselves at Mayor Orden’s home and treat it as if it is their own home. This kind of behavior coming from the invaders is horrible because it goes against how Annie wants to live her life. Joseph emphasizes how Annie is feeling in this moment when he tells Mayor Orden, “Annie doesn’t like the soldiers
Since the village shuns her because the A she wears on her clothing she learns to depend on herself and become her own guide. In conclusion Hawthorne cunningly used setting, allusion, characterization and symbolism to support his idea that the theme of The Scarlet Letter was to depend on ones self because it is not going to be every day that you have people by your
Although, some can interpret differently, they were powerless and it was against their will, so they shouldn't be punished. Their religion has influenced their thought process of absolutism, and makes them feel as if they’ve done the sinning themselves. When the girls returned home they were ridiculed and frowned upon because of the things they were forced to do. Some women didn't want their families to carry the burden they were forced to carry throughout their lives, so they kept it to themselves in order to protect their family’s
Converts are rare because of a fear of being an outcast in their society and abandoned by their family. Through this we can see how religion is necessary in shaping one’s identity and losing it would mean an inability to identify with that particular race or culture. Religion is not just a way of life but it determines identity, familial ties and your place in the