So she might not be used to being in a position of power or status over someone else. During the party though, Rosaura is doing all of the important tasks needed to set up the party and she is winning every game and competition, making Rosaura feel above the other children. When Rosaura is serving the cake she remembers a story that she relates to because she feels in power, “Rosaura remembered a story in which there was a queen who had the power of life or death over her subjects. She had always loved that, having the power of life or death”. Rosaura seems to be on a power trip in being able to serve the cake.
The Rhododendron is a symbol of Rebecca’s personality and grace. Du Maurier excerpts this by employing adjectives including “glow and brilliance” to emphasize on the beauty and presence that the setting. “For to me, a rhododendron was a homely, domestic thing, strictly conventional… and these were monsters…massed like a battalion too beautiful I though too powerful,” We can see that her employment of juxtaposition adds a contrasting effect between the two parallel landscapes. The narrator is the domestic flower as she, conventionally is a perfect and idealistic women in the romantic genre. On the contrary, Rebecca’s flower is conveyed as bright, overbearing and powerful.
It shows she is very protective and loving towards Nelson and she is always worried something bad would happen to nelson. Patria not only cares about her own kids, she is very motherly to others as well, in this quote she was at the discovery day dance, which she was invited to, by Trujillo. Minerva said, “Always the mother that one. She got a handkerchief in that purse should someone sneeze, a mint to keep a child happy, a rosary in case anyone wants to pray” (Alvarez 97). The quote is very important because it shows her motherly characteristics, and how she reaches out to others.
Tea Cake is the only husband she ever got her dream of true love with. They both loved each other truly and unconditionally. Janie moves to the Muck in the Everglades with Tea Cake to pick vegetables to earn money. While they were there Tea Cake gets bit by a rabid dog and Janie ends up having to shoot him. Janie goes back to Eatonville in overalls and lives her life there as a stronger person than when she
His eyes were red and a kerchief his mother pinned it on his shirt wasn’t seemed to be enough. My biscuits and chocolates first ceased him from crying and my talks to bind our friendship. Those days with the knowledge of only cartoons and foods, our likes and dislikes were identical. And the sole criteria for friendship satisfied. We both liked jerry, we both loved the uncooked noodles and rice.
Opening Neil’s tale with a visit to the Forrester house, Cather weaves a persona of an ideal woman with unnoticeable flaws in Mrs. Forrester to reveal that ideals blind people from reality. When young Neil was sitting contently with his friends in the marsh on the Forrester’s land, his moods became uplifted when Mrs. Forrester brought cookies for them to eat. Knowing Mrs. Forrester “was a special kind of woman” who was beautiful even if “her complexion was never one of her beauties,” the young children were besmirched, not by her beauty, but by her homely presence (Cather 11-12). Specifically, for Neil, Mrs. Forrester’s motherly presence when tending to his hunger leads Neil to
Katniss learns how to use several weapons when she was preparing for participating in the Hunger Games but as we see throughout the book the bow is her favourite weapon and she lets us know that she is very good with it when she was getting graded by the game makers and shot an arrow just to an apple in the mouth of roasted pork. Additionally, when Katniss blows up the Careers supplies as a way to weaken them we see she does some good shots to a bag of apples that finally sets off all the mines in the area; with these we can infer that Katniss is not even slightly weak and when she needs to do something brave and difficult she has no problem in trying and then succeeding at that task. This encourages other women to think like her and become stronger a braver thanks to the book and it is in this situations that we see the real goal of Suzanne and how it is working
“Although it was so brilliantly fine–the blue sky powdered with gold and great spots of light like white wine splashed over the JardinsPubliques–Miss Brill was glad that she had decided on her fur.” (Mansfield 182) Miss Brill even had a weekly routine of appearing at the town park and eating a honey cake.Midway through Miss Brill’s day, her confidence takes a blow. This positive mindset is lacerated by the harsh words of couples, including the fur coat and being called “a stupid old thing” (188).After the devastation of her pride, Miss Brill decides to leave the park and the promise of finding a companionship in her dark life. She even skips out on her Sunday honey cake, which further shows the devastation that Miss Brill is experiencing. Even though this is a poignant predicament in the story, Miss Brill does what is least expected of her: putting the fur coat away. This is the low point in the story and Mansfield even goes along to say, “She unclasped the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside.