The marginalization between cultures and society is played hugely by Viramontes, she does this to show the difference between Estrella’s culture and the others. By using the raisin girl on the box, “Estrella saw a girl smiling with grapes” (49). Which does not capture her image. It shows how society is hiding the truth from everyone from knowing that children are picking fruit for people who are wealthy or in middle class. This sparks
If you think raising a family is full of challenges, then you should try raising a farm. Generally speaking you don’t eat your kids, but in Novella Carpenter’s case, her animals were her children. In obstacle, she learns the ins and outs of farming, all while devolving as a person. Carpenter informs her readers of the relations ships she made both in Oakland and the garden. She dealt with life and death around and within the garden.
One example of figurative language in Laurie Hale Anderson’s book “Speak” is when Melinda decides to rid her garden of all weeds, and does some spring cleaning after it finally stops raining during May. Around the same time, Melinda is realizing that she wants to make some new changes in her life and in this figurative language example, Melinda’s life is her garden. She decides first to rake the leaves “suffocating the bushes” ; Melinda is ridding the demons from herself on the first layer of her skin. She says that she has to “fight the bushes (her problems)” and the bushes don’t like getting cleaned out but it is something one has to do if one makes
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 the book, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, the setting of Bybanks is important to Salamanca because it has everything she loves. One of the things Sal loved the most about Bybanks was nature. When Sal lived with her mom and dad in Bybanks she had a lot of trees and animals around her, like pigs, cows, a maple tree, and especially the singing tree. So moving away from all those things significantly impacted her.
By showing anger she shows how tired and desperate she is to get attention and to communicate with others. This also influences her decisions in order to gain socialization. In the barn, during the horseshoe tournament, Curley’s wife tries to get Lennie to talk with her. She then learns Lennie likes soft things and offers to let him touch her hair,knowing he will not refuse. “Mine is soft and fine…
In addition to the use of diction to inform about female oppression, Steinbeck also uses repetition in order to suggest that women doing mundane and easy tasks are a waste of time and energy. The men from the meat company have come to the house to talk to Henry. Elisa is a working in her garden a few yards away : “She was cutting down the old year’s chrysanthemums stalks with a pair of short and powerful scissors. She looked down toward the men by the tractor-shed now and then. Her face was eager and mature and handsome; even her work with the scissors was over-eager, and over-powerful.
This character, O-lan, rarely spoke; instead, O-lan did the work that needed to be done to please her family. Likewise, the earth waited for spring, for in the spring Lung’s men began threshing its harvests. Through all of the droughts and floods the earth never stopped seeping with crops; similarly, O-lan never stopped her labor, even when she was neglected and forgotten. O-lan, a plain, silent woman much like the earth, would most likely agree with Walt Disney, who once stated, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin
The houses that Elisa live in show her connection of her flower, chrysanthemum, and how she feels happy and joy living there. Without her chrysanthemum she feel loneliness and her confident disappear, when she no longer in that garden. The story “The Chrysanthemum” is great examples of today’s life, where people uses someone in order to get what they need. Sometime that someone uses other to get what he or she need without realizing the fact that, that someone was using someone. It show the character inner thoughts about someone and how they both feels the need to do what they doing.
Jim and Antonia were out gathering potatoes when Jim killed a snake. At that point Antonia saw Jim in a different light and began to admire his strength and courage. She said, "I never know you were so brave." After the snake incident, Antonia looked up to Jim and had more respect for him. Antonia was dedicated and determined to improve the conditions of her life and her family '
We trimmed the grass, picked up numerous bags of filthy trash and severed down trees. I was observing around me that day watching my back in case someone would come up from behind and jump me. I was judging the people that lived in these homes wondering why they could not get out and pick up the trash in their yard of trim their bushes. All of a sudden a poor widow old lady approached our group and handed us some juice and pop appreciating us for what we have done to her neighborhood. We thanked her and enjoyed the drinks as sweat beads were dripping down our faces.
Jack Canfield once said “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Many people are too scared to go and get what they want. Elisa from The Chrysanthems is a good example she wants to be able to do whatever she wants but she is too scared to tell anyone or even go out and do it. Elisa wants to go watch the fights and she wants to do other things than just play in her garden. Elisa is struggling to find what she really wants to because she is so scared to break the chains of society and do what she wants.
The struggles to reach the American Dream are poverty, education, and language barriers. Poverty can cause struggles to reaching the American Dream due to the loss of money. Education that is not completed can also get in the way of the American Dream. Thirdly, if you are not able to the American language, it's difficult to even try to achieve the American Dream. Poverty is a real struggle, especially when it causes you to be considered "abnormal".