In Anne Bradstreet’s poem “Upon the Burning of our House” accured on July 10, 1666, it discusses how symbolical and emotional she was because of the destruction of her own house. She still has faith though because she is not going to dwell on the things she has in this world but what she will get back in return in the next life. For example
In Charlotte Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” she tells a horrific ghost story about symptoms of the rest cure. The “rest cure” was a treatment developed by Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell who restricted women of intellectual stimuli and condemned them to a domestic life to help their postpartum recovery. After being a victim of this treatment, Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Careful attention to the use of Gilman’s symbols in her short story allows the reader to analyze some of the themes concerning feminism and societal misogyny. Foreshadowing throughout, Gilman uses the house, the writing, and the wallpaper as symbols to show how man’s use of the “rest cure” limit women in society and offers that the solution to this issue is to persistently tear away at man’s injustice.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793, appears in the city of Philadelphia. Matilda Cook, a young girl, lived in a coffeehouse with her widowed mother and grandfather. Soon disease breaks out and clears the streets of Philadelphia. Using descriptive language and inner thoughts Laurie Halse creates a message that when there are hardships in life you change.
Symbolism Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper One might know that Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” uses the wallpaper in the main character’s room as a symbol for a bigger underlying meaning. This is a short story about a young women diagnosed of depression and “a slight hysterical tendency”. In hopes of healing the narrator, her husband moves them into an old, ornate home for the summer and required her to refrain from any activity to calm her mind. However, instead of getting better, the narrator goes into a deeper level of madness. This madness is caused by her obsession over what she believes is animate patterns and a trapped women in a peeling, aged wallpaper in her room.
Significantly, in Part 4, Faulkner uses Homer Barron 's corpse rotting in a room filled with "invisible dry dust" as a symbol; Emily thought of Homer like a rose, one she expected to endure long after being picked, even after his body was corrupted by the decay of time. Hence, ‘A Rose for Emily’. Notably, Faulkner uses profound imagery to summon a decrepit atmosphere, as the theme is reiterated: accept it or not, change and decay are inevitable. This change Emily always refuses, as we have seen through her father’s death, in leaving the home untouched, and certainly through her murder of Homer to allow their relationship to continue. In this case, Emily attempts to freeze time
Furthermore, by using end rhyme, Bradstreet symbolically shows restraint. In the same way that a poet controls oneself by specifically using end rhyme, the poet is controlling her emotions when dealing with a sad experience and accepts her mortality. Similarly, in “Verses Upon the Burning of our House,” proof of Bradstreet’s faith is indisputable. After being initially distraught at her house burning down and losing all of her belongings, Bradstreet recounts how she reorients herself and blesses “His name that gave and took,
Oppression is defined as prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control. Cruel and unjust punishment is just the beginning for the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Charlotte Gilman while writing the “The Yellow Wallpaper” deciding to make it into a series of diary entries from a woman who is suffering from post-partum depression. The narrator begins by describing this large home that she and her husband have rented for the summer. Their summer house stands away from the road and contains many locks and little houses.
“Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” by Anne Bradstreet and “To the University of Cambridge, in New England” by Phillis Wheatley The 17th century was a bustling time for poetry and the era of Romanticism. Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley were the first women poets to publish their poetry; “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” and “To the University of Cambridge, in New England”. In Anne Bradstreet’s poem; “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666”, Anne writes about her experience in the middle of night, when she is awaken by a fire in her house.
The way Jean Rhys reconstructs the characters of Antoinette in the Wide Sargasso Sea, Rhys brought us to think for every reason on what the people had become. For example, we had one perception towards the mad woman we know in the Jane Eyre, which she is the one who sets the fire and causing Rochester became crippled from the tragedy. People are blaming her for the incident instead of feels sorry for her. In Wide Sargasso Sea, readers start to understand what makes her become a mad woman in the attic. Rhys made the idea of the fire or burning the house as the idea of freedom, where she finally gains freedom from the slavery of love; under man’s control.
Miss Julie tells him about her life. Believing in the independence of women, Julie 's mother brought the estate to ruin, but when Miss Julie’s father took the rule over the condition, her mother fell afflicted. The estate was burned down because of the mysterious fire. Julie’s mother suggested that Julie’s father should borrow money from a friend of hers to restore the estate. Jean pointed that Julie’s mother was the one who set the fire and the friend that Julie’s mother was referring to was her lover.
Characters who exhibit cold traits are Mama Elena and Rosaura, while characters who exhibit heat are Pedro and Gertrudis. Tita seems to be stuck in the middle both experiencing hot and cold. This is quickly explained in chapter 6, June, when Doctor Brown talks to Tita about matches. He goes through telling her how to have matches lit and how they are blown out, so he offers up the idea “That’s why it’s important to distance yourself from people who have frigid breath.” Within that chapter Tita returns home and quickly makes a note of saying “She felt an urge to run far, far away, to shield the tiny flame John had coaxed up in her from her mother’s chilling presence.”
The author of The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamein begins the book by trying to impart the feeling of anguish she has in her heart. The concept of some interest that the book which was written because the of loss of a husband and was written over 300 years ago is now seen as a fount of knowledge for current readers into the life of the Ashkenazi Jewry in the seventeenth and eighteenth century in terms of lifestyle and heritage. One of the warnings which Gluckel imparts to her children is that I do not intend to write a book of morals, for I am not able to do so , although she was not trying to be indignant or self-righteous the writing she produced has provided us with a look into the beliefs of many Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries to include her own. Her writing allows us to see an overall perspective of Jewish community in
She wakes up to finding that her house is on fire. When she found her burning house she had been very sad and sorrow because of the incident. But there was something else she valued more then her house, Anne Bradstreet reminds herself that her future, and anything that had been worth value would lie in heaven. It had been against her belief that she had felt this way; showing she is a sinner. Her deep Puritan beliefs had brought her to accept that the loss of material, was spiritually necessary thing to have
The poem "To My Dear and Loving Husband", and parts of the play "The Crucible" have many similarities. In the poem Bradstreet states her love for her husband, and how she'd rather not live than live without him. For example, she says, "That when we live no more, we may live ever." This statement shows how much love she has for her husband, and how she couldn't go without him. This relates to "The Crucible" because both of the stories show their love for their significant other.