In this stage she is expected to feel comfortable in the human culture, and everything in the human culture will start to make sense (Russell 240). Claudette does not match the expectation in this stage due to the Sausalito dance. When she got to the dance, she met Kyle, her brother. Their conversations were very awkward, she, “narrowed my eyes at Kyle and flattened [her] ears, something [she] hadn’t done for months” (Russell 242 and 243) because she had changed into a human. She naturally resorted to her wolf like instincts to flatten her ears when she was in this awkward conversation with Kyle, meaning she has not met the expectation of the stage.
In Karen Russell 's short story, “St. Lucy 's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, she takes the character Claudette on a journey from a barbaric, careless wolf to a independent, determined girl. Claudette is the narrator of this short story. She and her pack start off in the woods, where they lived all their lives, the nuns in the home use the handbook to take them from the woods and teach them to be civilized humans. Claudette goes through this journey, trying her best, for if she cannot become human, she will have nowhere to go.
In Karen Russell’s short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, she develops the progression of the characters in relation to The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock. The characters, young girls raised as if they were wolves, are compared to the handbook with optimism that they will adapt to the host culture. The girls’ progression in the five set stages are critical to their development at St. Lucy’s. The author compares Claudette, the narrator, to the clear expectations the handbook sets for the girls’ development.
In the book “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” There is an Lycanthropic culture handbook carried by the nuns that have five stages contain what should happen to the girls. In the story the packs parents send the girls off to the human world in hope that they would have a better life. All of the girls are having to learn how to adapt to there new life. One of the girls which is Claudette developed by the nuns handbook thought the five stages it the book.
In the short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” written by Karen Russell, a pack of wolf girls leave their home in the woods for St. Lucy’s in order to be able to live in human society. Within the story, Russell has included epigraphs before each stage from The Jesuit Handbook for Lycanthropic Culture Shock. This handbook was for the nuns at St. Lucy’s to help guide their students. Karen Russell included the epigraphs, short quotations at the beginning of a chapter intended to suggest a theme, from the handbook to help the reader understand what the characters might be feeling or how they will act in a certain stage.
Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, a pack of girls is sent away from its forest home to learn and become a part of human culture. Among the characters there is a wide spectrum of ability to conform to the norms of human society. On one end is Jeanette, the eldest sister who most quickly assimilates to human culture, and on the opposite end is Mirabella who is completely incapable of reforming. The story is told from the point of view of Claudette who adapts slowly, but successfully to the new environment. The conflict in the story is in how Claudette and the pack adjust to the new culture and how they deal with the deviance of
In the first Act, Abigail manipulates the girls into helping her lie about the forest “incident” in the beginning of the play. "Now look you, all of you we danced and Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters, and that is all. Mark this let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you." (Miller I, 20). In this quote, Abigail becomes aware of what she did in the forest along with the girl and threatens them to keep silence if they want to keep their lives.
Just as her mother describes when she sees her dance for the first time “She flew, she turned and leapt like water in motion, weightless and infinitely powerful. She had been made of stone and now was freed.” The mother is aware that doing ballet is something that brings her daughter incredible joy and it pains her that she has to deny her from continuing it. “I know this will be the blow hat finally severs already the tenuous bonds between us.” She sees the relationship between her and her daughter as strained and blames this on herself and that she spend too much time working at the factory and wasn’t there enough for her daughter. Maybe also because her daughter has a more western
The stepmother has two daughters who are filled with jealousy and envy. Ever since becoming Cinderella’s stepmother, she has treated Cinderella differently than her two daughters. Cinderella was turned into a servant in her own house, and she could not do anything. When “the king of the castle invited his son to a fancy ball he said he could choose his bride”. However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart.
In the short story, “The Youngest Doll”, Rosario Ferré tells a tale of betrayal while simultaneously illustrating how women are treated as objects. The short story focuses on an aunt that has been bitten by a prawn, which has managed to make a home within her leg. As a result, her life is changed as she becomes self-conscious, causing her to deny any suitors, and instead focuses on her nieces. In addition, the aunt concentrates on perfecting her craft of making dolls by hand, with their eyes being the only exception, as depicted when the narrator states, “They were mailed to her directly from Europe in all colors, but the aunt considered them useless until she had left them submerged at the bottom of the stream for a few days, so that they would learn to recognize the slightest string