In Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Ginny, mother to Elliot, suffers from PTSD, and maintains a garden as a means of possessing a sense of stability. In 4/Prelude, she recalls her purpose for bringing the garden to life, and the memories it brings back when she spends time there. Through elements of style such as diction, figurative language, and imagery, Hudes establishes Ginny’s garden as a symbol of healing. In this scene, Hudes establishes Ginny’s garden as a symbol of healing, as she utilizes diction to reference Ginny’s specific reasons for constructing the garden, and memories of Vietnam. In this soliloquy, Ginny recalls that in her early stages of constructing the garden she said, “when I’m done with this, it’s going
Because of this, it emphasizes the main idea or qualities in their final work. An author named John Steinbeck demonstrates the use of symbolism to tell a story in “The Chrysanthemums.” Elisa, a married woman who grows beautiful chrysanthemums, gives them to a tinker who comes by her home to fix items like pots. The meeting of the pair shows an emotional event through symbolism that is taking place and establishes the a meaning for it. In the short story, “The Chrysanthemums,” by John Steinbeck, it uses symbolism to show the importance and purpose in Elisa’s relationship with not only the tinker, but also with herself through the dogs, her chrysanthemums, and her flower
The garden is used cleverly throughout the novel to convey an optimistic moral about the importance of gardens' cultivation that determines the life and fate of the characters. It underscores that the only worthwhile thing for people to do is to cultivate their gardens. While cultivating gardens are an emblem of hero’s prospect and fortune, neglected ones lead to his misery. Voltaire provides in Candide several types of gardens. A garden that someone can be kicked out of it like what happened to Candide in baron Thunder-ten- tronckh, another garden that someone can foolishly leave as Candide did Eldorado, and a final well taken care of garden that makes human being close to happiness.
Within the story, Steinbeck includes symbolism to the Chrysanthemums, themselves. The Chrysanthemums in the work symbolize the children Elisa never had, her femininity, and her role as a woman living in the 1930s. Firstly, the Chrysanthemums symbolize the children that Elisa never had. Elisa tends to her garden and handles the flowers with such love and care, similar to what a mother would do with a child. Just as one would also do with a child, Elisa is very protective of her flowers.
When he built a structure in the forest, it became engulfed by the growing vegetation around it. While these changes could have been viewed as negative, the artist chose to see them as beautiful. He chooses everyday to believe that what nature does to his sculptures not only makes them remarkable, but completes the
Hello, my name is Rahel and my name is Vivian. Today we are presenting and analysing the poem ‘In the Park’ by Gwen Harwood. Our visual presentation is in the form of a set photographs, this is called expectations versus reality. We named our set of photographs this because we believe it relates to the poem because through the words written we can sense that the mother loathes the reality she is living in, that the expectations she had for herself were not achieved. The mother yearns for the life she could have had and probably dreams about it every so often, so we created a snapshot of the alternative reality she craves through these photos.
Being alone with Pearl all the time led Hester to begin finding work for herself. There was little work to find because she was to be married and keeping the house, so she found jobs in embroidery, a subject of which she was very passionate. Seeing that she had only a small family, she set off to join the Sisters of Mercy who helped those sick or dying. People of the community began seeing the A as less an omen of adultery and more an emblem of her abilities to help those with less. Hawthorne most likely chooses the A to symbolize something more than adultery, and a way to show not all sins will last for
Evil is all around even in good it is just portrayed differently. Through reading the story”The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, it is evident that Miss Strangeworth follows not only a outward social value system, but also an inward social value system. Her belief system may have been a result of a family tradition. She makes it known that she is the only “Strangeworth left in her town” (Jackson 4) and that she has many duties, Furthermore, Miss Strangeworth says that due to her being the only Strangeworth left, it is her duty to do away with the towns evil. Strangeworth tells tourists who stop to view her roses that her grandmother planted them.
I was born because of the community garden on Gibb Street. My mother, Maricela, was a pregnant teen who thought everything would be better without me, but while working in the garden she met my godmother, Leona. Leona talked with my mom and she started thinking about not wanting me dead. She realized I could be the good person I am and how I could help other lives just like just like Leona did for me and my mother Some time ago, when I was going to the garden, I met a gorgeous lady, dark hair, a red lipstick, beautiful Asian eyes and a sweet perfume. She was familiar, her name was Kim.
Throughout the excerpt ,“The Winter Hibiscus” Saeng and her mother have special feelings and thoughts toward a Hibiscus plant. The hibiscus plant symbolizes and remind Saeng of her grandmother. On the other hand, the hibiscus plant represents and gives strength to her mother. To begin with, the hibiscus plant has a very symbolic meaning to Saeng which is her grandmother. According to the excerpt, in lines 19-22 the text states “The familiar fragrance filled her lungs, and Sang could almost feel the light strands of her grandmother’s long gray hair, freshly washed, as she combed it out with the fine-toothed buffalo- horn comb…” The fragrance gave Saeng a reminder and feeling of her grandmother.