The pear tree vision is Janie’s own view of how a good marriage should be and how the world should feel when you’re with your true love: She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! (Hurston 11) When Janie first met Joe Starks, Janie felt a bit of hope return to her since her dream of love died when she married Logan. When Janie decided to act upon her pear tree vision, Hurston referred to the pear tree symbolism by saying, “From now on until death she was going to have flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom.” (31).
“Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten” by José Bergamín, As the story continue Myop resemble the theme of innocence again “stepping smack into his eyes” Myop encounters death, but she was unafraid as she “frees herself”(line line 25) Myop a ten year old girl was filled with innocence, curiosity. “Myop gaze around with interest”(line 31) she had no idea about what had happen but she was curious to know more about the scenery. As Myop picks her wild pink rose which is a symbol of beauty, she spots the noose and has her epiphany, she saw how the person lying in front of her had his death. Myop lost her innocence on the spot, “she places her bundles of flowers in front of the dead body as if she was at a funeral”. Myop placing her flowers to the ground meaning that she was giving her childhood and entered to a world of hate and sins.
Imagery portrays the image that the tree and family are connected by similar trails and burdens. Her uses of metaphor, diction, tone, onomatopoeia, and alliteration shows how passionate and personal her and her mother’s connection is with this tree and how it holds them together. There is a difficult decision ahead the mother and daughter both analyze the advantages and disadvantages to cutting down this tree. They have a dispute (line1) and “talk slowly, trying in a difficult time to be wise” (line 10). Using
This is shown in The Gift of The Magi. In The Gift of The Magi by O.Henry, a poor young woman, Della, who just married, desperately attempts to get her husband a delightful Christmas present. When she cannot get the funds, she resorts to selling her hair. When her husband Jim sees this, she says, “I had my hair cut off and I sold it because I couldn't have lived through Christmas without getting you a present.” This quote proves that O.Henry enjoyed writing about moral characters, for he often writes about characters like Della (the poor, kindhearted, young woman) who is in difficult situations but desperately try to do the right thing. The Gift of The Magi serves as a great example for O.Henry’s
When you ask someone about the most heroic thing they had ever done their answer would be that they saved a cat that was stuck up a tree or that they saved the last piece of cake for dad, but if you ask the queen from the story “The Sleeper and the Spindle” your answer is probably going to be that she saved a town from hundreds of sleepers controlled by a wicked with that seeks youth and beauty through slaughter. You won’t hear that anywhere. The queen is the most heroic character in the book “The sleeper and the spindle” by Neil Gaiman because of the contribution she made when she found out that her citizens were in danger from the witch-craft that haunts it, putting herself in danger in the process. The queen in the narrative was humble
2), the first one was painted immediately after Ria’s death in 1912. Klimt created a half-length portrait giving an impression that the woman surrounded with flowers was only falling asleep. However, Aranka rejected this painting because of the aura of serenity and peace shrouded her daughter. Instead, a portrait that could recreate and represent the spirit and vitality she remembered about her daughter was in demand. Since the first commissioned portraiture did meet the family’s approval, Klimt struggled with the charge.
The Black Walnut Tree In Mary Oliver’s “The Black Walnut Tree,” Oliver employs personification, split section, and conflict between literal and figurative to establish the tree’s role in the family as a symbol of both the adversities and the rewards that arise from their endeavor to preserve their family history. The personification of “black walnut tree swing through another year of sun” is used to convey the fresh and renewed spirit of the family once they decide to keep their family together. The idea of the tree “swinging” represents a cheerful spirit. Since the author chooses to embody this cheerful spirit in her writing, it demonstrates the idea of family and home; money tends to draw people apart, but happiness and favor comes with the idea of an object like the walnut tree that forges the relationship in a family. Since the mother and child decided to keep the tree for the
Pudge is confused as to why she went through all the trouble just to get a flower but Alaska quickly explains that her parents used to put white flowers in her hair when she was younger. The next encounter with the white flowers is when Alaska has white tulips in her dorm room, those flowers are the same flowers Alaska had in her car when she passed away in the car accident. No one could figure out why she had the flowers in her car until the final time the reader hears about the flowers. The final time flowers are mentioned is when Pudge is on the phone with his mother and he sees little doodles of white flowers on the phone booth. This leads him to remember where and why Alaska was going on the night she died.
Milkman describes to Guitar a moment in which tulips had grown over his mother, a moment he describes as a dream even though the reader is given the knowledge that it was not actually a dream. Milkman describes the scene in which he was watching his mother through the window planting tulips, and they began to grow instantly, "[t]he tubes were getting taller and taller and soon there were so many of them they were pressing up against each other and up against his mother's dress" (Morrison, 105). Morrison uses imagery to show how disturbing this scene is, and she describes the tulips as having "bloody red heads that bobbed and touched [Ruth's] back" (Morrison, 105). When Ruth finally notices the flowers, she does not seem surprised. She playfully hits at them, even though "[t]hey were smothering her, taking away her breath with their soft jagged lips.
I was born because of the community garden on Gibb Street. My mother, Maricela, was a pregnant teen who thought everything would be better without me, but while working in the garden she met my godmother, Leona. Leona talked with my mom and she started thinking about not wanting me dead. She realized I could be the good person I am and how I could help other lives just like just like Leona did for me and my mother Some time ago, when I was going to the garden, I met a gorgeous lady, dark hair, a red lipstick, beautiful Asian eyes and a sweet perfume. She was familiar, her name was Kim.