The persona makes no remarks of sentiment despite it being their home, but instead sounds more of an observer, or rather, an outsider. In addition, the words “[w]ho would live in a country town [i]f they had their wish” echoes the personas sentiments. There is a sense of disdain towards the township in this, which eventually progresses into frustration in the third stanza. There is a notable line break in “[m]any around me sleep // [b]ut not I” which evidently separates the persona from the townspeople. This conveys how the persona has absolutely no sense of belonging to the township whatsoever, which ties in with the earlier use of the distancing article “a” in the title.
Because of her limited experience, she feels the failure of her given language to express her body needs. Therefore, Marion creates her fictional lover Frank or "F" as she calls him. However, Marion in her diary is obligated to show the values forced on her by her society. For example, she writes in her diary that she does not meet her imaginative lover every day because a "married woman cannot see her lover often"(135). Moreover, she refuses to have a physical relationship with him, even in her diary.
Cofer establishes her credibility as a Latin American woman with personal anecdotes that emphasize her frustration of the unfair depiction of Latinos in society. Cofer addresses the cultural barriers and challenges that Latinos experience through emotional appeal, anecdotal imagery, parallelism and the use of effective periodic sentences. In her article, Cofer assesses the difficult cultural hurdles of Latin Americans with emotional appeal. She provides insight on her cultural barriers by first conveying the way she had to dress and her struggle, as it shows in this piece of text, “That morning I had organized… which to base my decision” (Cofer 5). This poignancy works to stress an agonizing feeling of uncertainty and restraint towards the author.
For example, she did not have to pay taxes or any bills. She can live in her own small world. In addition, she is perverse because she thinks her own small world is a reality and does not want to face the real world. For instance, she did not allow the mailbox and metal numbers to be attached to her door. Additionally, she never paid
Although Winnie will help out with chores around the home for the remainder of her life after marriage, it will not even be considered that she is of any use, because her husband is the one going outside to work. A woman is seen as nothing but a dependent, which brings forth no benefits and whose responsibility lies in a male’s hands. Furthermore, she learns
The main challenges in the novel are the change of image of fallen women and to reveal reason why three female characters are ruined by describing their situation in detail. The big reason for the fall of women is the cruelty of people in the underworld, the inequitable moral code towards women and severe class differences. The main concern is extended not only about accusing the condition where fallen women were put, but about how women should be restored to decent conditions in society through family and social support. Here we see the fallen women who want to make a new start could not get the chance to do so. Nancy’s death exemplifies the difficulty in going back to normal life.
The relevance of this is that during the third wave of feminism female independence, both within society and literature, became more prevalent. Thus we can explore, using the feminist ideology of this era, how female independence within literature often gets a strongly negative connotation. When studying this novel from a feminist perspective, it is important to acknowledge that Walker favours the term ‘womanist’ for a black feminist. Walker’s commitment to womanism inspired not only ‘The Color Purple’, but many of her other novels including ‘Possessing the Secret of Joy’ (1992). Celie suffers over thirty years of physical and mental abuse.
While her children were learning to understand American culture, she was stuck in a small apartment alone, this time she didn 't even have her mother-in-law to keep her mind busy. She didn’t know the area or the language well enough so she couldn’t ask others for direction. She would have to wait until my grandfather was home or when one of her children weren’t too busy to take her
Does my sister go to be thinking of suicide? These are harsh realities that are present in the lives of many women of color. My sister mostly navigates through life and finds ways to accept her race and gender in a society that is no’t fond of it. My sister most adopts the idea of self –awareness and celebrates her glorious flaws. Therefore, there is an issue of race and equality in the United States.