When Esperanza considered the homes on Mango Street, they represented the feeling of a prison that traps the family, but especially the women, and leaves them with little hope. Esperanza dreamt of an extravagant home all to herself and this meant freedom, independence; she felt it was her destiny for her writing. Unfortunately, the home on Mango Street symbolized to Esperanza poverty and shame which overtime became embarrassment. Ashamed of her home, she wishes not to even mention where she lives even telling people she lived somewhere else. Somehow by denying where she lives, Esperanza feels she erases that she lived there.
“The Cardboard Room” by Teresa Pitman is about a teenage girl who comes from a judgmental family. Particularly, they are not fond of a refugee family, who according to them do not belong. When assigned to work on a project with a member of the family, Eric Nye, she begins to understand how someone’s appearance does not define who they truly are. After spending more time with Eric and his family she quickly realizes that people should not be judged and criticized for their circumstances. Eric informs the protagonist about events that happened back home and the struggles it took to get where they are today.
After she was released from Mclean mental hospital, she requested that she be allowed to see the diagnostic of the doctor. Kaysen knew she needed to go away for a little while and needed some help, but she always thought that she had received the wrong treatment and that there has been some sexism about the judgement made about her. Susanna wrote about her life in a curious mind set. She was never upset about where she was, but she never truly knew why she was there or how she actually got
In the end at least they gotten out and didn’t have to stay forever. It would be scary hearing rumors about going to camp and staying there forever. I would feel awful getting separated from my friends, family, and home. In the end at least they had the chance to gotten their freedom back and didn’t stay there forever. You live and learn in this life.
Marina's past and the changes in her life have isolated her from her family and friends, and put her into captivity within herself. She becomes awkward and weird around home. In contrast, in The Handmaid's Tale, Offred feels separate from her life before there are rights and freedom. Now she realizes how precious they are, and shows appreciation towards people who can enjoy the right and freedom within the society. Both Evin and Gilead have stripped of their true identity, the loved ones and their comfortable environment.
Light ain’t right unless you want to sleep on the streets” (Kohan). She has made her own foster child a part of her drug business in order to live with her. Not only does this set a bad example for RJ of how the proper reward of hardworking is earned, but also puts him in a position to choose; sleep on the streets or sell Vee’s drugs. Vee covers this up when Taystee calls her out for being a “connect” and says she is a business woman (Kohan). Vee was given no reason in this season to say why she does not have a real job or why perhaps she may not be able to get one.
My mother was dead; my grandmother lived far off, so that I seldom saw her. I had two sisters and one brother that lived in the same house with me; but the early separation of us from our mother had well-nigh blotted the fact of our relationship from our memories. I looked for home elsewhere, and was confident of finding none which I should relish less than the one which I was leaving. If, however, I found in my new home hardship, hunger, whipping, and nakedness, I had the consolation that I should not have escaped any one of them by staying.” (5.6), Douglass didn’t really feel anything when he left his home, because his home wasn’t the same when his mother
The stereotypical marriage consists of a happy, faithful, trusting home and sometimes a child or children. In Garp and Helen’s marriage their experience of infidelity, lying, and secrets but to the naked eye they wouldn't believe these things went on in their marriage. Unless you were a family friend or someone in the neighborhood you would see Helen and Garp as society's normal couple, the arguments, children, happiness, etc… While Helen was at home Garp took their babysitter home but didn't leave right after, he also took “peeks” at Mrs.Ralph while she was naked. Helen on the other hand give Garp little to nothing to worry about. Regarding their gender roles Helen and Garp have switched some characteristics.
Squished between two groups of family and friends that couldn’t relate to me or how I was living. Although I had people in my life for support, they didn’t understand. Anzaldúa’s identity is strained in a similar manner of being caught in a trap with language and a sense of community. Constantly catering to those around her without support from either side aided the development of a dual identity leaving Anzaldúa feeling incomplete until she can comfortably
“A Rose for Emily” is a short story by Williams Faulkner tells the sad story of a woman who has had an extremely sheltered life. It is tragic story in which Emily’s hope and dream for a normal life is lost. Williams Faulkner wrote this sad story that can be related to anyone who has had hope and aspirations for themselves but unable to fulfill it. Emily is kept at home by her father and is almost hide from the world. It is not said in the story but is seem like Emily’s mother is gone and no longer around.