First and foremost, the literary element in “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme, focusing on the small things like appearances can distract humainity from the bigger more important things. In fact, the boy distracts himself with the small things like his jacket, therefore his life was filled with conflict and hard times. Soto explains, “I blame that jacket for those bad years. I blame my mother for her bad taste and cheap ways. It was a sad time for the heart.” The boy struggled during in his life, and instead of taking the blame for his troubles he blamed it on his mother and his green jacket.
Stories often possess foreshadowing. Authorsemploy foreshadowing either by briefly mentioning an important issue earlier in the story or by evoking certain emotions that make readers predict what will happen later on. Foreshadowing enables readers to notice the mood of the story, whether it is a fun story or a tragic one. By writing a story, an author becomes capable of delivering their thoughts to readers, and foreshadowing is one of the best tools that authors can use to implant dramatic effects in the story. However, it is not always easy to find what the foreshadowing are, and what their effects are.
The author directly gives us a straightforward description while using visual implying text. “But I stayed in school. I was not the smartest or even particularly outstanding but I was there and staying out of trouble and I intended to finish...Mama always said barefoot and pregnant was not my style. She knew.” (3) Indirect Characterization: This quote shows the character’s perseverance and uniqueness while also foreshadowing. It shows the relationship between Taylor and her mother and the difference of Taylor and her environment/ society “"She's not really mine," I said.
She also learned that the umbrella represented negative feelings she had towards her mother. The narrator 's mother demonstrates strenght and courage that serves as an example to her
“The Scholarship Jacket” by Martha Salinas and “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes are very different stories, but could they have anything in common? After reading both, I can tell the similarities are minor but the differences are pronounced. The stories are very unalike each other. “Thank you ma’am” is set farther back in times than “the scholarship jacket”. “Thank you ma’am” is set in the late fifties or early sixties, when blue suede shoes were popular.
The idea of loyalty as a theme in Toni Morrison’s Sula can be refuted in the fact that there are many occasions when the sense of trust was broken, even though it can also be proven in the characters non-stopped attempt to be there for one another that there was some kind of assurance. In Toni Morrison’s Sula, the representation of a struggling young woman who symbolized more than what she was credited for was created. Her life had not been like most coming of age women. She endured the death of her mother up close and personal, continued to be criticized and unpleased by her community, and soon fluctuated towards her own death. Through this, Toni Morrison focused on the unjust relationships within the novel that pointed back to the antagonist, Sula.
In act one scene one Mama’s two cents goes a little like this: “I aint meddling – I just noticed all last week he had cold cereal, and when it starts getting this chilly in the fall a child ought to have some hot grits or something when he goes out in the cold.” In this scene Mama is attempting to stick in her opinion about the way Ruth is raising Travis. However, her two cents were wanted and needed just as much as the two cents that came from Beneatha and Walter in the examples above. “Well, I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home.” Mama says in act one scene one proving that she too has some dreams and goals like the others in the house. “Me and your father went to trouble to get you and Brother to church every Sunday.” Mama tells Beneatha in act one scene one letting her know that she has given effort in attempt to raise her children
The symbolism in, “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme: Be grateful for what is given. The boy in the story is ungrateful for the jacket his mother got for him so Soto is trying to get the point across that one should be grateful for what one is given because some people aren’t as fortunate. A person can’t be upset about what they have when there are other people who aren’t blessed enough to have it, beggars can’t be choosers. In the story, “The Jacket” Soto states, “I showed the cracks to my mother, who always seemed to be at the stove with steamed up glasses, and she said that there were children in Mexico who would love that jacket.” The mother feels that everyone should be grateful because people in other countries or cities might not have much to be grateful for. Even though one doesn’t particularly like or enjoy something, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t treat it with respect or care about it.
But as she walks up to the post office there were multiple people standing there, and when she went to drop off her letter she accidentally dropped one onto the ground. One of the people standing there picked it up and gave it to the person on the envelope. Later Miss Strangeworth receives a not that said, “Look out at what used to be your roses.” This was a great example of the theme, that darkness hides in everyone. It also demonstrates to the reader that darkness cannot go away with just human
He did not take off his jacket, to begin; he immediately moved to pour a glass of whiskey after walking into the house, kissing Mary as he did so. He told his wife that he needed to tell her something, that she might want to sit down when he did so. The news he requested Mary listen to was this: he wanted to leave Mary for another woman’s love, he wanted to divorce her. Not being able to believe this statement, Mary retreated into a state of shock, saying she would fetch the meat to cook dinner. She hoped that if she acted as if nothing happened, the information wouldn’t be true, the suddenly serious tone of the night would lift.