In other words, she is performing the duties of an “at home wife”, while falling in her childless void. Not only does she take care of the chrysanthemums as if they were her own children, she nurtures and fosters them with her life. The chrysanthemums are acknowledged throughout the story as a symbol of Elisa’s life and happiness. In the story, the chrysanthemums functions as Elisa’s children. The author states, “She took off a glove and put her strong fingers down into the forest of new green chrysanthemums sprouts
In winter, everything is dead and dull. Artists have viewed Persephone's life story and turned it into beautiful art work about the changing seasons and have made people change their view on how the seasons affect their lives. Many people have used Persephone's return back to her mother as a reminder that there is still hope for something and to hang onto it just like Demeter did when she was looking for her lost daughter. In addition, Persephone is not only known for natures control of life but also for her myth influence on the modern day
Millay begins by describing herself as “season-wise”, implying she is aware that love is just a cycle, using the seasons to represent time. Spring and summer representing the beginning showing signs of life and growth, while autumn and winter show the end of the cycle. Millay has learned love is not a lasting feeling and will end similar to how winter will always come. Millay also describes herself as “country-bred”. She is portraying herself as a country girl, someone who is jaded and realistic.
Like Elisa the chrysanthemums are confined to a restricted area where they are not for sale so others may enjoy its beauty. The chrysanthemums stay in the garden just for Elisa’s enjoyment. Elisa is seen the same way by being confined to her life on the farm and in her marriage, where she is
She sacrifice herself in order to bring the medicine that her grandson needed. “Putting her right foot out, she mounted the log and shut her eyes. Lifting her skirt, leveling her cane fiercely before her, like a festival figure in some parade, she began to march across. Then she opened her eyes and she was safe on the other side. "I wasn't as old as I thought," she said” (Page 289).
Two, a full belly, and three, a good night's rest.” From this quote the reader can take that Matilda is gathering knowledge from her family to better herself in the future. On page 85, Anderson states from Matilda's viewpoint, “Old soldiers trick. Find a willow tree and you’ll discover water nearby.” This quote shows that Matilda can not only take in knowledge but use the helpful tricks she learned from family to help in tough situations. Throughout Fever 1793, Matilda becomes independent and mature when she uses knowledge from Mother, Grandfather, and Eliza to survive. Overall, the theme independence and maturity best fits this book, as we can see the change in Matilda.
Women writers and protagonists ruled these works. These works are the literary compositions of Alice Walker’s “Roselily,” Sandra Cisneros’ Woman Hollering Creek,” and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” In all three of these manuscripts the protagonists face valuing the worth of their marriages, weighing their means of freedom, and changing their life statuses. To begin with, “Roselily”is about a mother of four children; however, only three children live with her. She’s a seamstress at a factory and yurns for a better life for her and her children. The setting of the short story is during the vows at Roselily’s wedding.
Of Mice and Men, one of Steinbeck 's classic novellas, is constructed on the strange friendship between George Milton and Lennie Smalls and their journey to achieving the American Dream. On their quest, they arrive at a farm where they meet a nameless farm wife who is simply referred to as Curley 's wife. Throughout the novella she is objectified and isolated which helps develop the theme of loneliness. Because she is a woman, she is deprived of many opportunities to have dreams and goals in her life. Steinbeck crafts Curley’s wife’s character to demonstrate the role of women in the 1930’s, and to prove that women will never be able to achieve the American Dream because of the sexist society present during that time period.
I was born because of the community garden on Gibb Street. My mother, Maricela, was a pregnant teen who thought everything would be better without me, but while working in the garden she met my godmother, Leona. Leona talked with my mom and she started thinking about not wanting me dead. She realized I could be the good person I am and how I could help other lives just like just like Leona did for me and my mother Some time ago, when I was going to the garden, I met a gorgeous lady, dark hair, a red lipstick, beautiful Asian eyes and a sweet perfume. She was familiar, her name was Kim.
This is evident in ‘three summers since I chose a maid’. The verb chose depicts how the young girl had no say in the matter and was simply forced into getting married. It also shows how the farmer just simply regards her as an animal, and chose her because like the simple nature of animals, he had to procreate. This shows just how helpless and powerless woman were at that time and simply had oblige. The sibilance makes the phrase sound soft and slow, like a summer day’s cool breeze and suggests how easy it is for the farmer to remember the day.
In like manner, the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston can be closely associated with Mr. Foster’s “quest formula”. The novel revolves around a main character named Janie who, since a young girl, has always wanted to find true love after witnessing a bee pollinating a pear tree. With only her grandmother as her family, she married twice, Logan Killicks and Joe Starks, before she found a man that made her happy. During unexpected circumstances, Janie had to kill Tea Cake and return to her previous home, where she rationalizes that Tea Cake gave her what she wanted the most, freedom and free will, and finally finds her peace of mind. Comparatively, this journey that Janie goes on is very much alike to Mr. Foster’s concept
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol Shirley uses in the short story is Miss Strangeworth’s roses. She devotes herself to the roses more than anything and will take care of them, letting no one take any and keeping them beautiful. They endure more meaning than just plain flowers, they consist of memories, they hold a place ever since Miss Strangeworth’s grandfather built the house she currently lives in. The roses persisted of the care by Miss Strangeworth’s grandmother, mother, and now by her.
In “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier the coming of age short story where a now grown up Lizabeth reminisce her childhood especially going into Ms.Lottie’s garden. Ms. Lottie, who did not like children but treated her precious marigolds gets them destroyed by Lizabeth. After destroying them, Lizabeth realizes her errors believing she became a women in that moment. This short story has several literary device that are used in it to help deepen the meaning. The use of imagery, symbolism and metaphors in “Marigolds” helps the reader that it is important to not lose
During the late 19th century to the early 20th century women, especially black women, barely had a say in anything done within the family. Janie was different, she was able to control her own destiny simply by leaving Logan for Joe, and marrying Tea Cake after Joe’s death. Janie was raised by her grandmother due to the fact that her mother was not around during this time. Her grandmother was raised in a time where there was no hope for a chance at a better life. Her grandmother told Janie that black women were the mules of the world (Hurston 14) , representing that they are the lowest of society and are used by people.
Despite her mother 's best attempts, Proserpina wandered into the fields to pick flowers without the safety of the sea nymphs. One of the shrubs was very beautiful and grew new blossoms upon being looked at. It was so marvelous Proserpina decided to pull the shrub and bring it home for her mother. As Proserpina pulled the shrub a hole started to form in the ground, it grew wider and wider until suddenly, at once,