She lets her erratic emotions get the better of her, and commits one last act of immaturity. After furiously destroying Ms. Lottie’s marigolds-the only form of beauty left for the whole neighborhood- Lizabeth realized that “that was the moment when childhood faded and womanhood began.” When Lizabeth had seen Ms. Lottie’s look of melancholy and sorrow, she had finally understood how gravely important the marigolds were to the old lady. In that moment, Lizabeth knew what she had done was remorseful, and she couldn’t help but feel compassionate towards her, “Whatever verve there was left in her, whatever was of love and beauty and joy that had not been squeezed out by life, had been there in the marigolds she had so tenderly cared for.” Innocence, maturity, and compassion; all of which Lizabeth felt during her transition from child to adult. In conclusion, though her past-childish endeavors, it tediously guided her to become the woman she eventually developed into. In light of the path to maturity, “The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to
In the story Marigolds a girl named Lizabeth and her family struggled through the Great Depression. Throughout the story Lizabeth faces a major battle against adolescence. Although Lizabeth’s adolescence affected her actions when she led a malicious attack on Miss Lottie’s marigolds. She suddenly felt ashamed, and she didn’t like the feeling of being ashamed. In other words, Lizabeth feels sadden about her actions that she led.
Binder states that, “The reader finds descriptions of decay in the slow degrading of the town, Emily’s inherited home, and even in the ageing Emily herself.” After she describes how decay could be a motif, she then goes on to explain the motif of dust, but then never revisits decay. The rest of Binder’s review is about how dust affected “A Rose for Emily.” Binder makes the very common literary mistake of not providing enough evidence from the text. Binder jumps to the conclusion that because Miss Emily and her house seem to be decaying it means that it's a major motif for this story. When really, the decay is more of a descriptor about the setting and Miss Emily herself rather than a
Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are very similar in their settings and moods. For example, in Marigolds the narrator indicates that all she can remember from her hometown is dust and poverty, which shows this was during the Great Depression. This is similar to, To Kill a Mockingbird, because it also takes place during the Great Depression, this displays they have similar settings. Another example is, the mood in Marigolds is very depressing, you get this mood because the narrator says things like, “I suppose the futile waiting was the sorrowful background music of our impoverished little community.” The mood is like this in To Kill a Mockingbird as well. For example, Scout talks about how Walter Cunningham
In this quote, “...treasurin’ all gum-grease from folks,” Hurston uses a hyperbole to emphasize how low class the people of Eatonville are. During this scene, Jody is trying to convince Janie that the porch sitters are inferior to her and that she shouldn’t associate herself with them as Mrs. Mayor Starks. This quote further explains how Joe believes that social class means everything, therefore denying Janie from speaking to the “commoners.” Moreover, on page 76, the scene started off describing how Janie felt over the years of Jody and her marriage. Janie was lost and worn out, “No matter what Jody did, she said nothing. She had learned to talk some and leave some.
In the book , Fever 1793 , by Laurie Halse, the theme of the story appeared to be that when there are hardships in life you change. Before yellow fever took on the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia Mattie, the main character, was naive and reliant on her family but later changed into a more independent being. For instance, when Mattie’s friend Polly died Mother did not want her to go to the funeral. Matilda’s response to this was “She was my friend! You must allow me.
He learns about this through his mother who is an addict to it. He thinks that taking soma is a sin itself and tells his mother to stop. He slowly sees the darkness of the world he has been shown and is losing his innocent self. While morning the death of his mother some children make fun of him it is said that, “They had mocked him through his misery and remorse, mocked him with how hideous a note of cynical derision! Fiendishly laughing, they had insisted on the low squalor, the nauseous ugliness of the nightmare.” (Huxley 184).
Curley’s wife is portrayed to be a “tart”, someone who is always flirting with other people. When she is first introduced, Steinbeck writes “ The rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off”, which gives the impression that Curley’s wife is ominous and perilous for Lennie and George. The imagery implies that Curley’s wife is the darkness in their lives and that she is the obstacle in the journey of accomplishing the American Dream. During the climax of Steinbeck’s novella, he writes “ The light was growing soft now” represents the slow release of her soul and that darkness slowly filling the barn and their lives. It also indicates the gradual discharge of hope and belief from the minds of Lennie, George and Candy.
In her May 8, 2010 article “Why I Hate Mother’s Day” published in the on-line magazine Salon, Anna LaMott wrote that she hates mother’s day, because she doesn’t like the way people celebrates the mother’s day. On mother’s day people buys fancy dinner and flowers for their mothers but, the authors wants people to appreciate what their mothers have done for them, because mother’s don’t care about fancy dinners. In the article author gives an example, where she hates the way mother’s day holiday makes non-mothers feel, because there are mothers out there whose child has died or their child have disability so they can’t celebrate the holiday and on this day all the mothers feels failure in theirs must go to churches or temple to make them feel
“Again, as if her mother’s agonized gesture were meant only to make sport for her, did little Pearl look into her eyes, and smile!” (p 82). Pearl herself being the product of sin, is a constant reminder to her mother that the scarlet letter cannot be neglected. Hawthorne shows this symbolism various times throughout the story. In Chapter two, during the first scaffold scene when Hester tries to hide away her scarlet letter with Pearl, Hawthorne indicates how useless that would be, considering that Pearl is the personification of her sin. “In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another…” (p 45).
In “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier the coming of age short story where a now grown up Lizabeth reminisce her childhood especially going into Ms.Lottie’s garden. Ms. Lottie, who did not like children but treated her precious marigolds gets them destroyed by Lizabeth. After destroying them, Lizabeth realizes her errors believing she became a women in that moment. This short story has several literary device that are used in it to help deepen the meaning. The use of imagery, symbolism and metaphors in “Marigolds” helps the reader that it is important to not lose
In the story of Eleven Rachel fells lonely because she couldn’t explains to her teacher that the raggedy swather wasn’t her and some of the classmates of Rachel agreed that the ugly swather belongs to Rachel. She fells unhappy in her eleventh birthday and she wished that she was one hundred and two instead of eleven and she likes to be far away like runaway balloon. Ruri in the story of Bracelet fells sad because she has to left her house in Japan for word war two and also she was upset because she had lost her bracelet that her best friend gave it to her and she feel lonely because she promised her best friend that she wasn’t going to take the bracelet off so things we can carry in our hearts and take with us no matter where we are
This idea of the corruption due to incest as is exemplified through the garden motif is reiterated in scene iv of Act III, when Hamlet speaks to his mother of her relationship with Claudius. “Confess yourself to heaven, / Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come, / And do not spread the compost on the weeds / to make them ranker” (lines 168-171). By this, Hamlet is asking his mother to confess to her sins, or her weeds, instead of covering them in compost and making them worse. Hamlet thus compares his mother’s incest to an unweeded garden, and believes this to be a major source of corruption within
In the book to kill a mockingbird there is a character named Dubose she is strict and ill old lady. A reason she is strict “playing hookie i suppose i 'll just call the principal and tell him”(but it 's saturday)this shows that she is strict and she tried to blame them on breaking something and she kept criticising them for things like scout wearing overalls and saying she should be in a dress. And she keeps talking about ther dad and how he is working with an african american and saying. (sided 2) “Your father 's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” and she tries to change the kids how she wants them to be not how atticus wants them to be. Also miss dubose is a ill lady because when she is about to argue with jem and scout
In the midst of things after Curley’s wife had died Candy had stayed behind and scolded at her “You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad. Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up. You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart”(95) Candy then goes on about how he “…could of hoed in the garden and washed dishes for them guys” (96) In this scene, Steinbeck exposes that Curley’s wife actually possessed more power in death rather than in life.