Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” At the age of sixteen, Janie sat under the pear tree and discovers what marriage is- well at least she thought she did. Once married to her first husband, Logan, she realized that marriage does not necessarily entail love. After actually being married, it’s something different. “He could be a bee to a blossom-a pear tree blossom in the spring.” When the thought of Janie’s lover comes into her head, she always thinks of the pear tree no matter where she is. In this situation she is speaking of her third husband, Tea Cake.
She Is in the trees Sal wants to replace Pheobes mom with her own. In fact, She’s jealous that Pheobes mom came back instead of her’s. “The last jealousy is not foolish nor is it one that will not go away just yet. I am jealous that Pheobes mother came back and mine did not.”264-265 Sal wants her mom to come back. “And even though Mrs.Cadaver told me all this...I still did not want to believe my mother was dead.” 258 Sal misses her mom causing her to feel jealousy for Pheobes mom
She does not feel welcome in her home, even with her family supporting her. Yolanda struggles with finding out who she is. Going on a trip to find guavas is a way to find freedom from her family, while also appreciating the culture of her country. Wendy Perkins writes “During her search for the fruit, she encounters a more pronounced sense of class conflict and sexism than she has found in America. Thus Yolanda is in effect caught between two cultures: she looks to her homeland to provide her with a more complete sense of herself, but at the same time, recognizes that she has been Americanized enough to be unable to return to a more traditional way of life” (Perkins 4).
She had glossy leaves and bursting buds and she wanted to struggle with life but it seemed to elude her.” This quote represents how Janie sees herself; she sees herself as a young tree in bloom. From this, it can be assumed that the tree shows Janie’s youth. It can be inferred that the pear tree also symbolizes Janie’s want for love because of how she compares herself to it. Later on in the novel, Janie realizes that she can’t have her youth if she wants a future with Joe. “Janie pulled back a long time because he did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon” (Hurston 29) Here, the horizon symbolizes Janie’s future and the pear tree represents her youth.
The author makes no note of Maddie understanding Samantha’s situation, suggesting that disabilities are strange or outlandish. Samantha also thinks that if she tells Stuart, then he would leave her and she’d be “down to no one”. This insinuates that Samantha’s disease would create an unpleasant personality for Samantha, which furthers how disabilities are represented as an exclusion from society. Finally, Samantha had just blanked out (a symptom of NPC), and lost her National Debate Competition:“And then you realize everyone else is inside, being normal, and even your family can’t stand you and you are completely and utterly alone” (98). Samantha blames herself, or more specifically her disease, for
They could argue how the company blurring Erica is normal because she showed her breasts and it was not for a general audience. However, when companies censor women, they censor their breasts, buttocks, and vagina, but with Erica, who is a transgender woman, the company censored all of her which does not add up. From this evidence, there is bias against Erica because she is transgender. Also, people could argue that Ma only uses bandages to cover Erica’s breasts since her mother is transphobic. But, in literature and especially short stories, symbolism is widely used and an idea as practical as, ‘because her mother is transphobic’ would not work because of the words in the quote such as, “vanishing” and “like they never existed” are perfectly in one sentence along with both words relating to invisibility.
Saving lives, jumping from tall buildings, and flying -- is heroic characteristics.Sammy in John Updike's story “A&P” is not a hero. I believe he is not a hero because Sammy never interacted with the girls, he quit his job to impress the girls, and they never saw his action. Sammy never interacted with the girls, his mindset was just lust and how pleasing they are. “She had on a kind of dirty-pink bathing suit and, what got me the straps were down” (Updike). Sammy was just impressed by how the girls had the decency to walk in a grocery in bikinis, it made his day.
Though she strives to be the independent Jazz Age woman, the societal pressure for females to be physically attractive is still too overwhelming for her to attain that goal. This is why she convinces Bernice to bob her hair - not because Marjorie wanted her cousin to resemble a trendy flapper girl - but because Marjorie herself found that hairstyle to be unattractive, and she secretly wanted to prevent Bernice from getting more attention from men than she did. Specifically, Marjorie wanted to prevent her from getting more attention from her crush, Warren, than she did. Right after Bernice’s hair is bobbed at the salon, for instance, Bernice “noticed Marjorie's mouth curved in attenuated mockery”,,” before she turned to Warren and asked him to go with her to get a dress at the cleaners. (Fitzgerald 10).
Daisy shows her fickle personality when she to not go to Gatsby’s funeral and leave town. She doesn’t even say a word to Nick.
This could have been placed directly after they moved into the new house, but having her wait so she could finish her schooling shows that it is something that she really desires and is not a wandering thought that she picked up along the way and decided to run with, which she was often reprimanded for. This also brings closure for the reader because it puts Beneatha with a man that she truly loves, not one that has been handpicked to satisfy all of her and her families needs. Along with this, she is also wearing her hair in its natural state. Originally she had been mocked for this, but after searching long and hard she had finally found who she wanted to