This also connects to the idea of foreshadowing as this idea is followed throughout the story. 2. “‘Mom frowned at me. 'You'd be destroying what makes it special' she said, 'It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty'”. (Walls 38) In this conversation between young Jeannette and her mother when the innocent Jeannette a proposed an idea to straighten a wind-twisted Joshua tree by planting it near their house so she could protect it from the wind and care for it like a mother.
"She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's coveralls, but after her five o'clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty." (Lee, Harper Page 56) Maudie is also like a second parent to Jem and Scout. When they don’t understand something they’ve been told or that they’ve heard, they go to Miss Maudie for help. “I simply wanted to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them.” (Lee, Harper.
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
Section1 P1-P2 Paragraphs 1-23 Summary: Miss Adela Strangeworth, a seemly kind woman, was almost the oldest resident who lived in this town longer than anyone else. She had a precious garden which was full of roses, and she cherished them extremely. Miss Strangeworth was narrated as she went through her normal Tuesday routine stopping to chat with the other locals in the street pleasantly. When she entered into the grocery, everyone greeted her and talked with her politely. She told Mr. Lewis what she wanted and communicated with Mrs. Harper.
Hilly Holbrook, from The Help directed by Tate Taylor, and Aunt Alexandra from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, are very similar. They both deeply care about maintaining their reputation in their respective towns. In The Help, Hilly received dozens of toilets on her front lawn after Skeeter ordered them for her. When she sees the toilets at her house, she becomes embarrassed and furious (Taylor). This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues.
To Josie Clay, the mountain evoked loss and regret, as it took her daughter away and was a part of what drove her daughter to commit murder. Iona Harbor did not live on Black Mountain, but she was forever connected to it through her mother and for her role in Lonnie Allen's death there. Iona sums up the impact of place best when she states that "there was no doubt the place [Darien] was in my bones." Here, she emphasizes the deep and personal connections that we have with places and the people who live in those places. Place is not simply the location or physical geography of an area, but it is also the people, values, beliefs, and traditions of the area as well.
“On Excellence” 1. Through out Cynthia Ozick’s essay, “On Excellence,” she uses the words lavish and confined to define excellence as well as phrases like ripe generosity and condemned by my own nature. Ozick uses stories of certain things her mother did when she was growing up to explain how excellence is defined in each of their perspectives. For example, according to Ozick, she describes her mother as “endlessly leafy and flowering” (242) and herself as, “a pinched perfectionist” (242). Ozick points out that her mother and her type of excellence are completely different but each is still considered a type of excellence.
“Knowledge is power, power to do evil or to do good.”- Veronica Roth In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is mostly responsible for the girls being in the woods, she is the one who drives the play. The evil and lying takes over her mind she gets worse throughout the story. Instead of changing herself she tries to change people around her from getting caught it's either them or her. Even before the trials she wasn't innocent because she had an affair with John Proctor Neglecting the fact it was against the villages beliefs. Abigail Williams was non stop visualizing about her affair the more she thought about it the more she convinced herself she was in love.
This relationship, unlike her relationship with the church, almost was an act of rebellion. Donlon describes her initial impression of her future spouse by saying,“Jon was a long haired hippy atheist. At the time that he proposed to me, he was working for the city of Lafayette picking up dead animals on the street.”9 Donlon knew that the relationship between Jon and herself was different from the very beginning, telling her sister that “[she] wouldn’t have a very traditional life, but [she]’d have a life of adventure”.10 Not only did Donlon find someone game for adventure, but she also found a partner who matched her ambivalence to gender roles, saying “I’ve always felt a range of feminine and masculine traits...and Jon has a very strong fluid gender identity as well”.11 Neither of them ever placed gender norms upon each other, such as Donlon never requiring Jon to be her “meal ticket”, allowing both of them to follow their passions when it came to the job market. This freedom and fluidity in her relationship led Jocelyn to the most perspective-altering experiences she would ever have: her trips
This quotation occurs in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, when Elizabeth is with her aunt and uncle touring the countryside, and sees Darcy’s house and the things within at Pemberley for the first time. Elizabeth touring Pemberley is a moment of irony and transformation. Here, Austen has Elizabeth contemplating marriage to a man she dislikes, which is ironic considering that she is basing her new “admiration” for his house and “furnishings” on the very materialistic views and considerations, which are the very things that she had looked down on her good friend Charlotte for when she became engaged to Mr. Collins (260). This is also the moment of transformation for Elizabeth because here she is given the opportunity to learn more about
The roses persisted of the care by Miss Strangeworth’s grandmother, mother, and now by her. The roses continues for generations, very similar to a family possession. Another symbol she uses is the street name in which Miss Strangeworth lives
My grandmother planted these roses, and my mother tended them, just as I do. I 've watched my town grow”. Ms. Strangeworth
As a young girl, she was innocent and unaware of all the discrimination in the south. Growing up, Anne has dealt with severe poverty and is often the one bringing income to her family’s home along with her mother. Her employers are a huge factor as to why she is so drawn to the movement. For instance, when Anne learned about Emmitt Till being killed, she ran to her mother for an explanation but her mother had replied “…just do your work like you don’t know nothing… that boy’s a lot better off in heaven than he is here” (262). Her mother brushing off the death of Emmitt Till took the best of her curiosities and she questioned why her mother was acting so afraid although it was obvious that.
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
“They were pure and innocent—something that wasn’t often found in this world of greed, disgrace, and self-gratification” (Preston 88). Clover often thought of the girls in his cellar as flowers; his mother taught him that flowers were pure and beautiful, and that is what he wanted his family to be similar too. One night, Summer Robinson is walking alone in the dark, something her crazy-hot-protective boyfriend ☺ always tells her not to do. She suddenly hears and sees a man walking toward her saying “Lily”, and he soon calls her Lily. Because of this, Summer feels uneasy and tries to find an escape route; the man kidnaps her and brings her to his cellar.