Anna experiences a moral dilemma everyday because of Kate in My Sister’s Keeper. She really wants to help Kate because she wants her to live, but Anna wants her own life back. She comments that she is always sick but never sick enough for her parents. Both girls over came these dilemmas and did what they knew was
Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” This realization made by Janie supports one of the biggest themes in this novel, which is that the concept of innocence and womanhood can’t exist at the same time. Because Janie finally lets go of her “childish fantasy”, her innocence is lost and she is now a woman. The theme of lost innocence in exchange for womanhood is also prevalent in Hurston’s story Sweat. This idea is one of the reasons that Sykes and Delia’s relationship begins to fall apart when we meet them. One example of innocence without womanhood is when Janie first creates her pear tree fantasy.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
“‘...you’ve got to do something about her,” Aunty was saying. ‘You’ve let things go on too long Atticus, too long.’” (Lee, 136). Aunt Alexandra was a fickle creature, insisting things be done in a proper manner, done with such etiquette, such precision. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” tells a compelling story of growing up and coping with the aspects of everyday life, even when it be out of the ordinary. Scout being a young and free girl had to learn to cope with the everyday pressure of her Aunt Alexandra’s expectations pushing her down.
She was devastated, but still insisted him to eat, she kept on walking with shock. She grabbed the lamb leg out the freezer, then started to walk towards her husband. She got really close, then swung the lamb leg up as high as she could, then bringing it down on his head as hard as she could. Mary Maloney has killed her husband. Once she realized what she has done, she went to the grocery shop, getting an ally bye.
As we know, when Janie had to marry Logan she gets her dreams of a beautiful and happy marriage crushed. All the dreams she had for a happily ever after was washed away with marrying him “She knew now that marriage did not make love. / Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” And earlier we see that she felt he was “was desecrating the pear tree” but did not know how to tell her Nanny, so she just “hunched over and pouted at the floor”. So as tie goes on things go as expected and she meets someone named Jody Startks. And even though he did not meet the standard of her pear tree, he seemed like a better option than what was in her life at the moment.
The sacrifice that has to be made by means of a mother is evident and natural, but equality in a courting method shared obligation and with that, the sacrifices are less on both component. Although motherhood may be a terrific revel in many girls fear it in view of the tamming of the opposite and the duty that ultimately lies on the mom. Training alludes to how the woman is situated within the domestic and how the nurturing of the kid and extra neighborhood errands has now turned into her
Pecola menstruated in the garden while playing with Frieda and Claudia. Whist Pecola had no idea of what happened to her and she thought that she would die. Frieda explained that she was now capable of having a baby. While the sisters tried to help and clean Pecola-they were confronted with the nosey neighbor Rosemary who threatened to tell their mother that the girls were “playing nasty” (Morrison 22). Claudia the rebel reached out and scratched Rosemary’s nose.
Once she gets better in chess, her mother still wants her to be better in many different ways. Once her mother starts criticising her, her biggest challenge is to stand up for herself and what she believes in. Waverly’s mother tries to take advantage of Waverly to show off to other random strangers on the street. “One day after we left a shop I said under my breath, “I Wish you wouldn’t do that, telling everybody I’m your daughter.” My mother stopped walking.” This showed that Waverly hated that her mother used her to show off, so she decided to say something and show to her mother that she didn’t need to take advantage of Waverly. “Aii-ya.
Curley’s wife best demonstrates this towards the stable buck, Crooks. During a confrontation in Crooks’ home, she throws a tantrum against the innocent stable buck, confessing that he needs to “keep his place then nigger”(81) and how she could get him “strung up on a tree so easily it ain 't even funny”(81). Curley’s wife is abusing the power that she only has because she is Curley’s wife. She truly has no authority over any of the workers and saying this is a threat. Even when Candy tries to defend Crooks, she still insists that “Nobody’d listen to you an’ you know it”(81).
Percy refers to “the bonsai tree” as an example of beauty that women practice. These women portrayed as the “bonzai tree”, have been brainwashed by society to think that they have social and ethical limits. Percy states that a women or “bonsai tree” could grow in society like a bonsai tree would in a “side of a mountain.” “The gardner” is a symbol for all men in the 1950’s who expect women to be domestic or stay home. Women in the 1950’s had to be “domestic or weak” for they have to be running what goes on with the family at home. The author then states that women are “lucky” to grow in pots, for they are being nurtured and have everything they need.
Gertrude reveals that Ophelia drowned while climbing in a willow tree above a brook, where she subsequently fell. Gertrude observed Ophelia crafting garlands “of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples” (scene vii, line 187). The tree Ophelia scaled and the flowers she plucked have symbolic meanings that characterize Ophelia. Willow trees’ drooping branches symbolize depression and mourning, which is befitting of Ophelia’s character as she fails to cope with the murder of her father and Hamlet’s rejection of her. Each of the flowers also has a meaning attached.
"The vision of Logan Killicks was desecrating the pear tree, but Janie did not know how to tell Nanny that. She merely hunched over and pouted at the floor"(39). Janie refuses to marry Logan and Nanny slaps her across her face. Janie begs Nanny to please not make her marry