In the memoir, The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, Jeanette and her family reference the building of the glass castle. In my opinion, the glass castle is a metaphor of hope for the Walls family that they will always be together when they plan their dream house. Even though Jeanette’s dad, Rex, knows he is not going to build the castle, he keeps referencing it to give the kids a reason to keep moving forward and to have something to be excited about in their different lives. One of the first mentions of the glass castle was on page 14 of the memoir. As Jeanette Walls claims, “When Dad wasn't telling us about all the amazing things he had already done, he was telling us about the wondrous things he was going to do.
Go Away! For God’s sake!” over and over again (Chopin 1). The parrot is in a cage hanging just outside the door. This is a representation of Edna’s feeling of her life as a housewife. Edna is the parrot and is trapped in the cage, which is the house.
The Bird and the Arras, is a poem written by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), she has always been a recognised author, but the recognition of her works have been revived in the last years. Her poetry reflects her thoughts and personal experiences, but also the social and political situation of the era (18th century, England). As in the case of the poem “The Bird and the Arras”, the author describes the situation of the women of the time by the using of the symbol of the bird. During the poem, the room where the bird is trapped, which has a high ceiling, has an arras, and the bird tries to follow the birds that appear on the arras. As a consequence of trying to follow the birds that appear on the arras it hits against the ceiling.
The novel “The Round House” incorporated three themes which include the discrimination on native women, the Judicial System, and having to grow up too quickly. The novel opens with the first theme which sets the tone for the rest of the novel. Joe describes all the actions that are taken to help his mother. The family rushes to the hospital off the reservation to only encounter prejudice from other patients. At this point, there is a clear representation that those who do not live within the reservation are disrespectful towards the natives.
The first location symbol that creates the theme of isolation is the tower. The lady is alone inside the tower and cannot look outside (40-41). The tower is bleak with four “gray walls” (15). The lady’s home is equivalent to an impenetrable prison-like fortress (Halliwell-Grove 63). Because the lady’s home is like a prison, the tower symbolizes the lady’s isolation.
Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher is mediated through a first-person narrator who visits Roderick Usher, an old friend in need because of an illness, in his terrifying mansion. After a few mysterious happenings, Roderick and his twin sister Madeline die at the end of the story and the house collapses completely. As the title of the short story suggests the house plays a role in it. This essay will argue that the house is a very important element of the story and that it functions as a symbol for Roderick Usher and the whole Usher family in general. Furthermore, it will also be shown that the motif of the house is adopted in the poem The Haunted Palace within the story and that it functions as a feature of the Gothic genre.
In Bird Lady’s home, it is the first time Mary feels relaxed and safe. Mary naively thinks she could live there as forever. Unfortunately, she finally gains a foretaste of danger by receiving a warning, so she starts running before the twins come. At the same time, she gets a mare from the bird lady, and the mare also the object that triggered the third story. The second story happens round one month after she leaves; she meets one of the most critical characters in the novel, the Ridgerunner, William Moreland.
In London, all over the country. Something has happened to the birds. Come listen; they’re repeating it.” With the birds committing such random vicious attacks, being in a large environment gives us the reader the idea that there are many places to go and hide and that brings the feeling of safety which contradicts what the authors are trying to express. With the area being so big it causes the novella to be less scary and gives people reading a sense of hope. Secondly, the mood in the written version was pretty scary and frightening.
The House on the Hill showcases the House as in “ruin and decay” yet questions his reason for staying around such a “sunken sill” (House). The author talks about the House in a cold and distant way yet makes personal connections to it with imagery and similes to the House. From doing so Robinson showcases that despite the outside appearance the House is still something of great value to the author. With the use of two rhyme sounds throughout the poem, this villanelle lets the author depict his reluctance in tone to talk about past ghost still haunting him (Huff). Robinson believes his past still lies in the House and that no matter how long time passes, the House will still be of significance to him.
Being treated equally, and having equal rights as others, was a constant struggle during the 18 and 1900’s for people of color. There was no valid reason as of why they were being oppressed, resulting in riots, battling for justice. In “Caged Bird,” a poem by Maya Angelou, she creates a scene in which one bird is free, soaring wherever the bird wishes, happily. While another bird is caged, miserable, with clipped wing, tied up. In addition, written in “Sympathy,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar another highly profound poem, there is a single bird, that also is trapped, crying out for help due to it feeling depressed, and constantly beating itself up.