A person who questions themselves are usually insecure, or unconfident. “My skin has betrayed me.” The writer mentioned her physical flaws, evidently stated from the lines above. For skin to betray one’s self meant its condition was not in her favour. “Momma’s in the bedroom with her door closed.” The line above revealed the weak bond between her mother and the writer. She had no one who could’ve talked to her, therefore, may explain why she came home everyday feeling sad.
Trapped. She was trapped in a cage of poverty; a poverty cage. It was almost like she was incarcerated, she sat alone in a small metal cell. Bored and underprivileged, she was desperate to find a hobby. This woman picked up sewing.
They slept and ate in uncomfortable places purposefully chosen to be as far as possible from their old homes. Personal relationships were discouraged, so were expressions of affection. People soon became weak from overwork and starvation, and after that fell ill, for which there was no treatment except
The town thought she was odd, but she was suffering from depression. She was alone, she was humiliated by the town, she had to hide away because she was not able to cope. In Tim O’Brien’s article he states, “After her death, Emily is reunited with the other members of her southern class …”, which means, in death, with the people she loved she will no longer be alone” (O’Brien
The hidden meaning is the lack of affection and passion that exists between a husband and the wife. Since their marriage more than 20 years ago, lack of sisterhood and interaction between Minnie Wright and her neighbors leads to her isolation. The miser nature John Wright sows discord and lack of trust with his wife leading to a loveless marriage. Sisterhood would manifest by sharing of sorrows among the women and assisting each other to avoid
Bud Fields and his family, Hale County, Alabama,Summer 1936 The distinguished photographer Walker Evans wanted to portray the impoverishment of people living in rural America in his photograph of Bud Fields and his family. The clothes are dirty and appear worn out. They represent the lack of money and resources available during that time. No one is wearing shoes except for the matriarch which shows that the family respected their elders and took care of them. The family appears to be melancholy and no one is smiling except for the little boy which is too young to understand what is actually taking place.
The messy kitchen symbolizes Mrs. Wrights incomplete, empty life. When most kitchen are the place you come home to and feel warmed. Instead, Minnie's is dirty and unkempt. The dead bird in the the play is one of the main symbols. The deceased bird explains the motivation behind Minnie's crime but also describes the way Mr. Wright abused his wife.
The Great Depression was a time that stained the fabric of American history with dirt and mud and tears. Many did not understand, or care to understand the impact and consequences that came from the depression. In this particular photo, it utilizes emphasis and balance to get others, and more importantly, government agencies to understand the hopelessness that hung over thousands of American’s heads like a broken umbrella. From the moment the picture is seen, the eye is drawn to the first woman sitting in the foreground with a stove top behind her, it’s top cluttered with makeshift pots and and pans, most likely filled with scraps rather than whole foods. It is the first thing one sees, therefore creating the most impact.
However, Lena could not bear to let her father know what Ying-Ying said, and translated the accusations differently in English. Following the incident, she watched her mother fell apart “piece by piece” and get distressed when cooking, with her knife “poised in the air over half-chopped vegetables” and becoming “a living ghost”. Kelly and Lena are both placed in difficult positions at a young age. Both of them came from unhappy families and hence, the song matches Lena’s story well because both protagonists share similar