There 's a subtle wonderfulness to this story. It 's such a relatable story that involves day to day recounts of activities, Kimberly and her mother 's struggles and strives, financially and culturally. Especially from Aunt Paula. Once she said: “You can release your heart, older sister” (148). And another conversation is that “I am too smart to cheat….It
Some of Edna’s most obvious decisions immediately question her weakness to handle pressure. Edna’s inability to show compassion and care for her children challenge this normalcy for a mother of the time period; Edna considered her children “like antagonists who had overcome her; who had overpowered and sought to drag her into the soul's slavery for the rest of her days” (Chopin 115). The children almost seemed like a burden, or a detriment to her. Edna’s doctor visit nearly foreshadows this mindset, where the doctor notes that
While this is a huge action and shows that the family woman inside her is still alive despite Edna’s best efforts to crush that part of herself , she still feels disconnected from the other mothers and “her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal” . While part of her is still a mother a she is also now an outsider, and it bothers her. The never-ending conflict is best seen in Edna’s final thoughts. As she drowns herself, she thinks of both her family and Reisz. She feels that she doesn’t “possess the courageous soul that dares and defies” because she couldn’t choose Robert over her
She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
Their death, if it were to occur, she would've had a great moment of realization in her life. Most importantly, the fact that Monique realized the troubles that Jordan had caused in her family after all on page 155 because she had realized how he hurt her children. She realized how precious her kids were to her. Jordan caused the accident, therefore it was a threat to Monique. She couldn’t call anyone a liar this time.
Her mother is mean and severely strict. Tita, being the youngest child, is pulled into the family tradition of the youngest daughter looking after her mother until death. Even though Mama Elena, Tita’s mother, is terrible mother, the message of what it means to be a mother is shown in the book. In Like Water for Chocolate the author uses Tita, a shotgun, and the kitchen as symbols to show that being a mother doesn’t have to do with having gave birth to a child, but is defined by traits shown by a person.
In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the Grandmother and the Misfit are reverse images of one another, even though they are opposites they still have some of the same attributes. In the story, the grandmother is seen to be a selfish woman who wants her way any and all the time, and a person with little memory. The Misfit, on the other hand, is a man who feels that he has done no wrong in his life and should believe that he should not be punished, however, he thinks it just the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Both the Misfit and the Grandmother are controlling individuals. The Misfit is controlling by nature.
She cannot bear the fact that something did not go how she wanted it to. She is not remorseful about the way she treats her family, and it is clear her happiness is more important than being a sensible person with emotions. As she left, Maggie finally cracked a smile, a sign of peaceful rejoice of Dee’s departure. It is unfair the way Dee has always alienated her family, and it is uncertain where she gets her conceited attitude from. In essence, Alice Walker displayed Dee Johnson as careless, vain and selfish.
She felt sorry and wanted the best for Helen, and Kate would have done anything to protect her. In the story, Kate wanted to call a doctor to help Helen, but Captain Keller disagreed. Keller’s line reads, “I’ve stopped believing in wonders… Katie. How many times can you let them break your heart?”
As we learn from Hood’s story, the good intentions of the grandmother to spare her granddaughter from repeating the same mistakes, that she and the girl’s mother made, were inhibited by the grandmother’s poor communications, which only drove the girl away and steered the girl in the direction of the same sorts of situations and experiences that would result in the same types of heartaches as two generations of women before her. Knowledge and insight into the nature of things must be shared openly and in clear terms, if it is to result in true wisdom and is the best way to know that even if poor choices are made, we know that the next generation was clearly informed, so the outcome they have is the outcome they created and not the result of a lack of information and that if you want something to be clearly seen, then you should endeavor to generate more light, than
The grandmother and the Misfit’s climactic final encounter reveals a flaw the Misfit’s complex character by the usage of religious symbols. The Misfit states that his actions in the free world are justified because God does not exist. The Misfit is references the biblical event of Jesus raising the dead. The Misfit says “I wasn’t there because if I had of been there I would have known” (14) The Misfit believes that because he never saw this event, he has no proof that Jesus is real.
The first time is when the grandmother is trying to convince Misfit that he is a decent person and should not kill her because she is a lady. She tells Misfit, “I just know you’re a good man … you’re not a bit common” (O’Connor 305). She tries to imply that a good man wouldn’t shoot a lady. Misfits don't consider himself to be a good man so that appeal doesn’t work. So, the grandmother then tries to tell Misfit he can be an honest person like his father.
The Misfit’s Transformation in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor is known for her grotesque tales, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is no exception. The story follows a family’s journey to Florida and their encounter with a wanted criminal, the Misfit. Unfortunately, the family is quickly killed off by the Misfit’s henchmen, leaving the Grandmother alone trying to persuade the Misfit to not kill her. O’Connor presents the ending in an ambiguous way, asking readers if the Misfit will remain to be the same criminal he was after confronting the Grandmother.