The short story “The First Day” by Edward Jones depicts an economically challenged mother’s obstacles in taking her daughter to her first day of kindergarten class through the perspective of the young girl. Jones uses repetition and imagery to reveal a mother’s willingness to do anything in order to provide the best quality of life for her children. The author starts by describing the details of both the girl and the day. The girl seems content with her clothing and material possessions. Imagery is used here to describe how comfortable the mother wants her daughter to be, letting her wear a very nice “checkeredlike blue-and-green cotton dress,” making sure her daughter does not go hungry, and providing her with school supplies.
However, Rosa’s relationship with Liesel changed toward the end of the movie, allowing herself to show the more loving side of herself twice. First she interacted with Liesel, Hans and Max joining in to the snowball fight and afterwards making the snowman, though after, she tried to cover it up saying it was the “stupidest thing she had ever done”. Rosa also showed her softer side visiting Liesel’s school to tell her of Max’s recovery. Rosa could have waited until Liesel got out of school, but she knew how much Liesel cared about Max. When Rosa first entered Liesel’s classroom, everyone was stiff, as they knew of Rosa’s reputation of sternness.
The parents’ actions after the change from them caring for their children to the nursery caring for them shows that they are scared of the change. The parents are scared that there are going to be further changes to their family and want to change it back to before the nursery. However, some disagree with this theme and say that the main theme of the story is abandonment. They say this because there are many points in the story which showcase abandonment. The children’s actions also support the theme of people are scared of change.
Soldier then illustrates to her daughter that it is perfectly normal to let those feelings show but then realizes that her daughter’s reluctance to share is a “deep practice” Soldier had instilled in her daughter (Soldier). The author connects back to the line “opened a new chapter” by expressing her involuntary response of her body shaking (Soldier). The author shows her disdain for Obama referring to the coming of the Europeans to the Americas as a “new
A good example for doing the right thing is in line 75 -79 when a woman explains her husband made her daughter write an essay, it shows the parents let her choose the result and treated her as a child or young adult. Spying on your child is bad, but only if you do it right and correct kids cant complain. Like in line 66 a women says her husband made her daughter write a essay or other in line 77-78 Jennifer Alsip says she didn’t spy on her daughters but told them she would if they give her a reason to, that’s pretty fair as
However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene. As a result, the situation validates that the parents’ divorce impacted the narrator’s life and resulted to change her perception on how to approach her mother. Furthermore, the narrator fears upon meeting her mother since the divorce was also the result of her traumatic realization; Which is the stealing of “Persian Carpet” alluded the mother’s extra-marital affair influence the thought that their family relationships could not be mended. The narrator’s emotions were overflowing when she met her mother that
(Mary Warren) She’ll Kill me for saying that.” (955) Due to Abigail’s intimidating personality, Mary Warren is scared to tell the truth in fear the girls will turn on her, as Proctor is forcing her do. The audience interprets her threats as pity on the girls as they are insecure. They can also see that most of the girls don’t actually believe any of the witchery, they are just doing it in fear of
Also, for the audience to feel threatened themselves and to feel frightened or surprised to see Abigail's true colors underneath all of her lies. Danforth is questioning Abigail and begins to become suspicious of whether or not Abigail is telling the truth, when Abigail changes subjects to ensure that the court will side with her. It is now clear to the audience what Abigail is trying to do. Abigail lies and misleads the court to believing that there is still witchcraft around. All of Abigail's followers that are too afraid to go against her in fear of being killed, are going along with Abigail about the wind that supposedly Mary Warren sent upon her.
The thought of bringing posters home for their daughter caused so much fear and worriedness in Marji’s parents lives because the government forbids any westernized life and the posters contained a western band on them. Therefore, Satrapi clearly showed their emotion through facial expressions. This is significant to the main purpose of the chapter because even though we can clearly interoperate that they are fearful and worried for their lives, they still tried to smuggle the posters over the boarder despite the government’s oppressive law not
[Boston: Wadsworth, 2012] 286-294), Granny is viewed as a manipulative and strong character as she attempts to hide secrets from her family up until even her last moments causing her strained relationship with God. Granny's last moments were spent resenting God because he had not given her longer to bury her secrets and hide a secret affair that would shatter her children's expectations of her; a very conceited thought for a woman lying on her deathbed. Porter reveals Granny Weatherall's secretive and