In the book Walk Two Moons one of the many themes that carried throughout the book was acceptance. Some parts of the book show how acceptance is one of the themes. For example, Sal had to learn to accept death, Phoebe had to accept her family changing and all the things that happens thoughout that time, and Sal accepting her father’s relationship with Mrs. Cadaver. For the whole book the author of Walk Two Moons mentions throughout the book about how Sal is starting to accept death. Sal’s first experience with death is when her sister dies in her mom’s womb and isn’t technically born.
And she fought to let go of the things she wanted to let go of like the real meaning of them living with Ms. Cadaver. In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, there are many major themes that the characters learn and experience. One of the most significant themes that occur in this book is even the best things fall apart sometimes. Sal and her parent were living a beautiful life in Bybanks. But one day her mother ran away.
Her use of flashbacks tells the different stories of each family, and eventually connects them all near the end. She uses metaphors to express the connection between both the girl and her mother. The similes Tan used are included to compare the differences between the mother and daughter she refers to. Tan has a theme of the importance of family in all her books, but The Joy Luck Club focuses on the most important relationship there is, the one shared between a girl and her mother, and it can overcome even the most different of
2-Healing and Forgiveness as a Sign of Altruistic Filicide: Morrison points out "the past, until you confront it, until you live through it, it keeps coming back in other forms. The shapes redesign themselves in other constellations, until you get a chance to play it over again" (qtd.in Cássia Freitas de Aquino 198). Beloved's return to 124 Bluestone Road is very symbolic because she has the key to forgiveness for herself, her mother, sister, and the whole Bluestone Road community. A-Recreating a lost Relationship: Sethe and Beloved: Although Beloved could not forgive her mother for sending her alone to the other side, Sethe comes to realize that only chance to overcome her past as a slave and her altruistic filicide is to remember and recreate her past. She has to narrate her life story, and confront Beloved in order to release herself from the psychological wounds of the past as well to forgive herself for the unforgivable crime;
In the novel Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the author’s style is expressed using different components such as flashbacks, word choice, and talking in the perspective of different main characters. All of these components contribute to the author's main style which can be described as serious and emotional. The author includes many flashbacks of the different characters previous lives in the novel. This is seen in the first chapter, explained by Jing-Mei Woo (one of the main characters) when she is thinking about her mother, who used to be the “leader” of the Joy Luck Club, where it states “The week before she died, she called me, full of pride, full of life: ‘Auntie Lin cooked red bean soup for Joy Luck. I’m going to cook black sesame seed soup’.”
After moving around so much, she gets tired of it and writes a letter to her mother to come and take it with her. However, she realizes towards the end of the book how much she loves the family, when they get sick she helps them with everything they need and genuinely cares for them but it's too late. She made her own destiny and her grandma goes to visit her. Later she tells her to move in with her. At the beginning of the book, Gilly would have loved that but when she moved away she understood that it was not what she needed.
The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident. This story connects to modern day issues because some women are actually being oppressed by their husband or significant other and feel a strong sense of freedom when they pass away. In this analysis there are four main literary devices that are used to illustrate the theme which are metaphors, irony, foreshadows, and similes. The theme that kate chopin used to idntfy the story line is a womens freedom. In this quote, “’Body and soul free!’”, Mrs. Mallard verbally recognizes her freedom now that her husband has died, and it is important to the story because it highlights her true feelings about her husband.
Teaching through Time In the story Water Names by Lan Samantha Chang, we see a grandmother tell her granddaughters a story of their ancestors. The story the grandmother tells is powerful and teaches the grandchildren the dangers of Selfishness, and how our actions can cause more than just ourselves pain. The way Chang uses a story within a story is interesting, it can lead one to make the connection that the story the grandmother tells us has a deeper meaning and lesson it teaches. The girl in the story is selfish and only cares about having more than she does at that moment. She was a restless one and never contented with their catch,” “she said,’ if only this catch would bring back something more than another fish” (Chang, 54).
Sally appeared to enjoy getting raped because she told Esperienza to do the same. Initially Esperanza wanted to have a family but after her rape experience her goals changed to be indepent. Esperanza's goal where changed when she spoke with the three sisters who encouraged her and told her she will be something one day. After meeting with three sisters she was convinced to come back on Mango Street to improve the neighborhood. In conclusion The House on Mango Street taught me many life principles.
“Everyday Use” The story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker is a story between a mother and her two daughters. The story is mainly about a mother and one of her daughters Dee. The conflict is how they both see the world differently. There is a lot of symbolism in this story because of Dee. In Walker’s writing, redemption will take one away and bring one back, in a perhaps humbling but empowering way, to something close to home.
Auntie Oima’s death affected the Iwasaki okiya as a whole because she was the head of the Iwasaki okiya and she impacted everything and everybody that went through there. Auntie Oima was kind of like a grandmother to all the girls that lived in the Iwasaki okiya. I think Auntie Oima’s death impacted Mineko the most because she was really close to her and Mineko really valued the relationship they had. I think her death was a reality check for Mineko because she now realized that she is the atotari and she should take her career as a geisha very seriously.