After the Benefit, Minny’s story gives Celia the courage to overcome the gender stereotype and express the true aspect of herself. Moreover, the incident of chopping down the mimosa tree advances the plot of the story. Before the Benefit, Celia tries to be adopted in Jackson’s society by actively contacting her neighbours, and attempts various methods to increase her chance of having a baby. However, Hilly’s disgusted attitude towards Celia makes her realize that Hilly will always hate her despite what she does, and she is unable to adopt the society as all the ladies are jealous of her
The interactions between Waverly and her mother in the first three paragraphs suggest about their relationship as a game, childish, and knowledgeable. For example, the interactions depicted in the opening paragraphs of “Rules of the Game” suggest that Waverly and her mother might see their relationship as a “game” that each wants to “win”. Both of them argue with each other. This could be seen as a possible affection for each other since they both care. In addition, it 's a childish relationship also because Waverly tries to get her mother to buy her “salted plums” by crying in the store.
Throughout the book, Aunt Alexandra tries to force Scout into her “young lady” norms, while Scout wants no part of it. However, when Aunt Alexandra has her “society ladies” over, and learns of Tom Robinson’s death, Scout makes an exception to help her Aunt. She brings a tray of cookies to one of Alexandra’s friends who had previously been rude to her and asked her if she would have some. She says, “After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I.” (237) Scout demonstrates her ability to be mature by doing something she dislikes in order to be kind to her Aunt. Later on, after Boo Radley saves her and Jem from Mr. Ewell, Scout realizes how wrong her perceptions of him had been, and thinks of something Atticus said to her.
When many children are young, they do things that aren’t right because they don’t know better. In To Kill a Mockingbird, a Southern Gothic novel by Harper Lee, a young, naive girl Scout Finch has many misconceptions about others. Because of her immature ways, she learns many lessons throughout the first five chapters that alter her perception of others. To begin, Scout receives a lesson from Calpurnia. When Walter Cunningham joins the Finch family for supper, Scout mocks him for pouring syrup all over his food; as a consequence, Calpurnia speaks to her privately and reminds her that she should not be “remark[ing] on [a guest’s] ways” as if she is superior (Lee, 33).
To continue, in the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury, the young loving child Margot identifies as a lonely girl who wants to belong to a caring civilization where everyone cares for each other. Margot is a quiet little girl that wants to be appreciated the way she is and not recognized for her differences. Throughout the short story she seems to discover many bullies in her class. The author states “They edged away from her, they would not look at her. She felt them go away.
This leads to a very bizarre list of events in which Lizzie, must save her sister from death. Laura visits the goblins, trades a lock of her golden hair for the fruit, but ends up being attacked by the goblin men who try to force the fruit down her throat. She then returns to her sister, Laura, who Lizzie tells to “hug me, kiss me, suck my juices” (468) for her to get better. Laura after having a very intimate interaction with her sister gets better. The sisters grow up and tell their children “For there is no friend like a sister” (563).
The short story “The First Day” by Edward Jones depicts an economically challenged mother’s obstacles in taking her daughter to her first day of kindergarten class through the perspective of the young girl. Jones uses repetition and imagery to reveal a mother’s willingness to do anything in order to provide the best quality of life for her children. The author starts by describing the details of both the girl and the day. The girl seems content with her clothing and material possessions. Imagery is used here to describe how comfortable the mother wants her daughter to be, letting her wear a very nice “checkeredlike blue-and-green cotton dress,” making sure her daughter does not go hungry, and providing her with school supplies.
The movie “Smooth talk” has a related vision to human trafficking. The story introduces Connie, an ordinary, fifteen-year old, attractive teenager who seems to be very naïve. She is engrossed with her appearance and her mother scolds her for it and proceeds to tell her that she should be more like her older sister. Due to the constant scolding from her mother and praising towards her sister, Connie does not get along with them. The only thing she is thankful for is the fact that she is able to go out with friends and meet boys since her sister goes out also.
Strangeworth is at the store and is talking to one of her neighbors, and is silently judging them, the author states “Don and Helen Crane were really the two most infatuated young parents she had ever known, she thought indulgently” (2). The word “Indulgently” infers that Miss. Strangeworth is not being completely honest and genuine with the Crane family, and while she is acting friendly in person, she feels that they aren’t good parents, and this foreshadows the judgmental letter she later sends to them. When Miss. Strangeworth is admiring her precious roses the author states “ Miss.
Womanhood is something you don’t consider until it hits you- Laura Marling In the short story Girl; Jamaica Kincaid, paints a vibrant picture, of a young girl, who has just started her journey into an unknown world simply known as womanhood. Kincaid portrays a ‘mother’ character giving her daughter advice, drawing in the reader with “Wash the white clothes on Monday” (Kincaid 97). You get a sense of a mother who feels the need to start training up her daughter to become more of a woman and less of a girl, one that should “wash every day even if it is with your own spit” (Kincaid). The mother wants her daughter learn the ways of man and how to please one, right up to, the final sentence, where the mother and daughter are discussing, “a baker
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
The story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara illustrates how a young girl of the name Sylvia decides to ignore the help of her new neighbor Miss Moore. The little girl and her fellow childhood friends get the opportunity to take a field trip to a toy Museum; Miss Moore is the host and her intentions are to expose the isolated kids to show them that there is more to life than living in poverty. Bambara’s word choice portrays the vocabulary that the little kids possess, and they do not know nearly as much information as Miss Moore does because she has a college education. She attempts to educate the kids with numerous facts, but the kids disregard it because they are too fascinated at what the museum has to offer. Sylvia has a foul attitude and
Sarah Grimké is presented with Handful as her maid in waiting when both girls are eleven. Horrified, Sarah attempts to politely decline her alleged gift, but faces chastisement from her mother. Charlotte takes advantage of Sarah’s capacity for kindness and perfidiously lures her into a burdensome obligation; to make Handful
Scout was beginning to put away her tomboyish acts and started acting like a young lady, "She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl". This quote can be seen as a point where Scout started seeing being a girl a good thing rather than bad. Her brother Jem used to make fun of Scout when she would act like a girl, saying that girls are weak. Making this change from being a tough tomboy to a tough girl is a pretty big deal. In chapter 24, when Aunt Alexandra is hosting her missionary tea at the Finch’s Residence, Scout is inside instead of being outside to avoid it.
Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd indirectly characterizes, Lily as a follower, because she longing desire to fit in with the other girls at her school. Lily, the protagonist of the story, does not fit in with her classmates at Sylvan Junior High. Lily went to charm school at the Women’s Club to try and learn how to be a girl. One of the other ways Lily tried to fit in was when she asked her father, T. Ray, for a silver charm bracelet, just like the ones every girl at school had. “I wanted to tell T. Ray that any girl would love a silver charm bracelet, that in fact last year I’d been the only girl at Sylvan Junior High without one, that whe whole point of lunchtime was to stand in the cafeteria line jangling your