The fate of a woman From the beginning of a girl's life she is told what she can and cannot do. In Judith Ortiz Cofen's “The Changeling” and in Mary Lady Chudleighs “To the Ladies” a young Spanish woman and a wealthy older woman resist society's restrictions on women. In “The Changeling” the narrator is a young Spanish girl who makes up a “game/” to try to gain her father's attention. She is jealous of all of the attention that her father shows her brother.
While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded. She is not happy and I’m sure, just like her family, she wonders “why her?” She is rejected and never accepted for who she really is. She is different. She’s not like anyone else
Being a woman in the early twentieth century, she simply followed what her husband told her. She did not have her own voice and kept her thoughts to herself. With that being said, it is as if her identity is simply that of the average woman during her time. However, the days she spends in confinement go by, the identity of that woman drifts away and she is overtaken by the identity of her own mental illness. As said in Diana Martin’s journal on “Images in Psychiatry”, while the narrator in isolation she becomes “increasingly despondent and nervous”.
That's what allows her to be accepted in the end. She ends up being accepted for who she is which is a pretty universal want for a lot of different people. “ (Ward, 2002, 95) Like in Hercules and Tarzan, obviously the main theme is finding the true self. However, in order to be accepted by the society, the protagonist must go through some changes, of course, to reach the acctualization.
Viramontes used imagery while describing Estrella’s “dirty fingernails” and the “chalky lines on the blackboard”. Estrella had not been able to read anything on the chalky blackboard until she changed her views on learning English. Estrella’s growth as a character is illuminated through Viramontes’ use of figurative language. Viramontes uses tone and figurative language to show Estrella’s development as a character. Estrella changes from distressed to being joyful because her understanding of the tools grew which showed her that she can learn English.
Some poems are lengthy, and some poems can be very short, however when analyzed, they all express a deeper message. For example, when examining the poem, "The Changeling," by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the reader can easily spot the important message which the author is trying to reveal to the reader through the use of poetic devices. When closely reading this poem, the language and the terminology applied by Cofer enhances the readers ability to make connections between the theme of this poem and how it can be applied to real world scenarios. The poetic devices incorporated into the poem, "The Changeling," reflect on how young children interpret gender roles in their own way.
The author mentioned popular media people (like Rita Moreno) and literary characters (“Mammy” from Gone with the Wind) to show the source and the deepness of stereotypes. She includes dialogues and description of own ruefulness during the current event to create more emotion-oriented essay. Several main issues and single words are highlighted with the aid of italics, like the word ripen (Cofer 4) that showed boy’s expectances to Cofer’s sexual behavior. Was it author’s choice or not, the decision helps readers to see an important topic.
Her personal experience is socially and theoretically constructed and emotions play an essential role in the process of identity formation. Her identity is not fixed, which is portrayed by inquisitiveness that her own mother and Aunt thought she was possessed, enhanced and made this story an enriching experience. The family is the first agent of socialization, as the story illustrates, even the most basic of human activities are learned and through socialization people
In the article, Hanes discusses how parents notice changes in their daughters, as they begin to have interest in fitting into a stereotypical world. By using pathos,
A Friendship Worth Dying For In Robin Jenkin’s The Changeling, an unlikely heroine is found in Gillian Forbes, the precocious daughter of schoolteacher Charlie Forbes. Though her mind is mature for a girl of her age, she acts contradictorily; Gillian often makes blatant queries primarily directed at the impoverished outcast Tom Curdie, who she acts abrasively and judgmentally towards upon first meeting. However, Gillian’s candid and blunt nature leads her to discover an unexpected empathy for Tom about his visibly stoic vulnerability and his tragic struggle, even when she is trying her best to detest him.