In “Initiation,” Sylvia Plath tells the story of a girl, Millicent, and her search for acceptance in the wrong place, and her eventual discovery regarding the importance of individuality. To accomplish this, Plath uses bird imagery, which chronicles Millicent’s transformation into one who values individuality as opposed to conformity. She uses “flock” to describe the sorority and club mentality portrayed in the piece, and “heather birds” to symbolize an individual. However, while these piece is grounded in a young girl’s search for acceptance, as evident in the words “Millicent had waited for acceptance, longer than most,” the piece can also be viewed as a microcosm of society. This is true as, similar to the sorority within the piece, the “select flock”, or the group in which most desire to be within larger-scale society, looks down on those who are “a bit too different,” a phrase which a member of the sorority uses to describe a girl who had not been chosen to join the
In “Elanor Rigby” loneliness is a major recurring theme throughout the song. In the second stanza, Eleanor is introduced as a woman who cannot face the world as herself. She wears a “face that she keeps in a jar by the door” (Eleanor Rigby, lines 6-7). Literally, this can be interpreted as makeup or a form of mask.
The animals in the paintings include a cat (signifies on being catty), a monkey (substitute for children she could not have), a butterfly (transformation), and her thorn necklace that pierced her flesh (shows suffering). These animals and objects created a spotlight on her emotional and physical pain throughout her life. Such as these events that we are able to discover in Frida Kahlo ’s artwork, metaphors are used to fill semantic gaps when new concepts emerge, just like how it is being used within science. When an image gets produced, it becomes a reference point for other images and the meaning will change according to how the individual will view it.
In other words, Jane imagines the yellow wallpaper as a cage. Her confinement is stressing her and we can see that it is taking a toll on her. She describes the yellow wallpaper as if it was becoming a cage, in which she was trapped in with the girl who in a way is her. Gilman uses imagery by using many descriptive words to enhance the reader 's perception of the setting, making them understand the setting or plot better. The womimagean in the wallpaper is representing the situation that Jane is in, trapped.
Her description of the way the bird “dip his wing” helps the readers to acknowledge the “free bird” in his habitat and to feel his enjoyment of freedom. The second stanza was in a stark contrast with the first one. By using the word “but” to begin this stanza, she contrast the “free bird” to a “caged bird”. The tone and the mood are drastically changed from peaceful and satisfaction to dark and even frustrating. While the “free bird” was enjoying freedom, the “caged bird” was helpless in the cage.
Ashputtle has birds that watch over her and help when she wants to go to the dance,“O tame the doves, tame the turtledoves.” ( Manheim 854).The birds that are in the story symbolizes her mom that has past away. And help through life just like her mom would. Ashputtle really relies on the birds a lot in the story, they helped her with the tasks she was told to do and when she needs to get ready for the ball. They also helped the Prince when he was wrong about who he thought his wife was.
The diegetic chirping and wing sounds in the beginning sequence references Clarice herself, her last name is “Starling”, Starlings ironically are highly social birds making Clarice’s isolation in the opening sequence jarring, especially when later she passes groups of people training together. Demme has cleverly done this to make the audience asks questions, why is she alone when everyone else is training in a group? , he does this to show her state mind, she is still stuck in the trauma of her past never having moved on, she is still alone running from the screaming of the lambs. By the end of the first scene the audience knows that the movie revolves around Clarice, what has happened in her past and how that affects her future, Demme manages this by expertly crafting together the tragic music with the tracking shot of Clarice running through the woods to show that Clarice s running away from something, her past which is her motivator, and running towards her future, the unfolding plot of the
Into this she sank…” (524) The open window symbolizes the freedom that has been afforded to her. By sinking into the armchair, she is trying to find comfort in not having her husband in her life anymore. As she looks out of the open window, seeing her true self, she hears birds singing which is a happy sound leading one to be hopeful of what good things are to come.
While trying to find a piece of paper and some string, Mrs. Peters stumbles upon a bird cage. As she examines the cage further, she notices that the door is broken and the bird is missing. She assumes that the cat had gotten the bird. The women are offering up conversation about the birdcage when Mrs. Hale interjects, “Looks as if someone must have been rough with it” (1086).
Much like the first poem I chose, this piece deals with the way women are treated in society, and has an overlying theme of the suffering women endure when in an abusive marriage. At the beginning of the piece, readers are shown that Aunt Jennifer is stitching a piece of embroidery. Her designs are tigers, as the title of the poem suggests, but it is interesting to note that these tigers, “do not fear the men beneath the tree/ they pace in sleek chivalric certainty” (Rich 531). This is in contrast to Aunt Jennifer, who is described later in the story as having, “the massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band” on her finger. This immediate imagery shows that it is a burden, or something that weighs upon Aunt Jennifer, to be married to her husband.
The protagonist mainly represents changing self because as her diary entries begin, they are short as she is immature, and as she evolves, her entries become more detailed. This enables the reader to see how the protagonist’s life can be transformed. Body 1: Literature enables the reader to identify key aspects
Later on, we find her adopting the bird and naming it Mabel. The bird helps her overcome her grief through the training she conducted to it which she admits to as hard. Her memoir is blended with obsession, myth, history, and memory. The book airs out the need to enhance personal mechanism for coping with challenges.
I wonder what happened to it.” The men would have just assumed the bird flew away or it’s an old cage, the men wouldn’t have seen importance in the cage. Martha and Peters begin to speculate that Mrs Wright purchased the bird so she didn’t feel so lonely in her home. The bird acts as a symbol of Minnie “She--come to think of it, she was kind of like a bird herself. Real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and--fluttery”.
Life has been and will continue to be full of changes. From the time humans are born, their bodies, their minds, and their surroundings will be at a constant transition. It is inevitable. Change can be sad and hard to go through, but it should never be something that someone is ashamed of. Lisa Parker conveys change frequently in her poem “Snapping Beans” through imagery, similes, internal monologue, repetition, and foreshadowing.
In 1776, the United States became a free nation independent from Great Britain. It represented a world where all individuals were equal and had the opportunity to start anew. However, that was not the case for African Americans. They did not receive the same opportunities as white citizens and did not get their “freedom” declared until 1865 with the creation of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery (The Library of Congress). To this day, the portrayal of African Americans is used as a tool to enhance the image of a white man or woman.