In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
From those experiences of dealing with her father, a psychological analogy between nature and peace was instilled in Ginny’s mind at a young age, and is what she relies on as an adult to handle her emotional trauma. Additionally, Ginny constructs a metaphor, as she asserts that “a seed is a contract for the future” (Hudes 16). To Ginny, planting a seed guarantees that she will soon be able to visually see the fruits of her labor, and will be able to relish in the joy of creating new life. This point means that imagery is as vitally important to Ginny as it is to her story, as her visualization of the future of her garden fuels her happiness and ability to cope with what she is going
Mama’s plant in A Raison in the Sun, represents hope; hope for their future of having a house and a garden in the back. Mama is able to tend this dream plant and keep it alive even with the harsh atmosphere. When mama feels Walter and Beneatha are losing touch with her, she portrays her feelings through the dream plant, "Lord, if this little old plant don't get more sun than it's been getting, it ain't never going to see spring again" (40). This shows Mama truly believes that if Walter and Beneatha keep acting the way they do, they will not only ruin mama’s dream but also fail to initiate Big Walter’s legacy. Another piece of evidence that proves this, is when Ruth and Mama were talking about the now run-down house her and Big Walter used to
Diaz overcame his own struggles at a young age, often relates his trials in life to his mother’s past, and ultimately finds a way to achieve his dreams. This essay portrays the definition of “Courage”. Diaz’s mother was destined to work on the family farm for life. While caring for the field hands, she would often envision herself as a nurse in the capital city. Her abusive mother stood
This shows that a family is very similar to the pieces of a quilt, due to the individuality of the pieces. Acosta then talks about how her mother “cemented them” with her thread, which represents the heritage (17). I think that the author chose to use these words, due to the fact that it shows how a family is held together so strongly by the heritage; which is similar to how a quilt is held together by the stitches. In Walker’s story “Everday Use” she writes about her daughter Dee coming home and wanting things that show her heritage to show that she is cultured; however, she sees that Dee has absolutely no idea what her heritage is. This in my opinion is one of the best works in which the true connection between family and the affect heritage has on it is shown.
Her role as writer gives her a huge amount of responsibility to change her community since she inspires hope in the heart of her community with her vignettes the few times she has read them and her family has continued to encourage her. This is evident in the vignette “Born Bad”, were her aunt states “That’s nice. That’s
Abigail flirts with him, in attempt to have him for one last night, and it’s obvious Proctor has an arduous time pushing her away. He overcomes this struggle, trying to stay committed to his already upset wife, but he had already committed a treacherous sin. John Proctor had to live the rest of his days with the loathsome guilt towards himself. Throughout the novel, John Proctor debates whether or not he is an honest man. Even though he keeps his sin a secret from the rest of the town, his wife knows that he’s an adulterer.
To begin, “The Writer” and “Mother to Son” share similar themes throughout the poems. The first of which is hardships. In “The Writer” the speaker describes how becoming a writer will be a struggle for his daughter. The speaker also goes on to allude to the hardships he had in life when he was becoming a well known poet. On a similar note, “Mother to Son” brings to life a talk that a mother is giving her son, telling him “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair” (Hughes) in hopes of encouraging him not to give up.
His compulsive spending on alcohol is, unfortunately, a major factor keeping the Walls family in a continuous cycle of impoverishment. As a result, Jeannette Walls is forced into a life of responsibility; having to be the one who looks after her siblings, as well as being the one to regulate what little money the Walls family had; this eventually drives her to head to New
These ideals are present in the character of Mama from Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun. She has dreams and struggles akin to those depicted in poetry written by Langston Hughes and classic Motown songs from the Civil Rights Era. The progression of Mama’s dreams, the obstacles that stand in front of her, and how she overcomes those obstacles are reflected in the poem “As I Grow Older” by Langston Hughes.
When Mama gives the quilts to Maggie, she ensures that the family heritage will stay alive in the manner she prefers. By using the quilts and making her own when they wear out, Maggie will add to the family’s legacy, rather than distancing herself from it. To put the quilts to everyday use, as Maggie will do, is symbolically preserving the family