The short story, Everyday Use, is written by Alice Walker. This short story tells about the narrator, mama, and her daughter Maggie wait for a visit from Dee, mama’s older daughter. Throughout this short story, the reader can see the distraught relationship between mama and Dee. The reader can see how Dee is different than mama and Maggie; she thinks that she knows way more about her heritage than mama and Maggie, when she really does not. In the short story, Everyday Use, Walker uses imagery, symbolism, and point of view to show that heritage can only be understood when one is true to their roots.
Kincaid’s poem “Girl” uses the relationship between the daughter and the mother to show the strict, commanding tone of the story. Although the setting was not directly told by the narrator in the story, it gives you a idea in which the culture was written. The story gives a “sneak peak” into how strict parents were to their children in the 1980’s. In Kincaid’s story there is no introduction of the characters, no action, and no description of setting,but it does supply a insight of the relationship between the daughter and the mother. In this poem, the mother tries to teach instructions and behavior that she sees proper or right for any young woman.
After Baby Suggs died and her brothers disappear, Denver tries to learn how to live with her mother just to not be the second victim in 124 Bluestone Road "I love my mother but I know she killed one of her own daughters, and tender as she is with me, I'm scared of her because of it… I spent all of my outside self loving Ma'am so she wouldn't kill me, loving her even when she braided my head at night" (Morrison 392; 397). Because of Sethe's insufficient nurturing, Denver lives a "paralyzing infantilism" (Philip 139). She pays for her mother's bloody past which affects her psychological development. Denver, who has fragile personality, is trapped in childhood. She lives most of her life entombed within the walls of her house because she views the outside world as a place where "things so bad had happened" (Morrison 460).
The art of depiction allows an author to craft a narration that would give the audience a first-hand experience of a situation. In this piece, the narrator is portraying the characteristics of her older sister, revealing an assortment of love alongside bitterness, through a forthright recitation of her own experiences. A couple sentences into the piece, it is evident that the story is told through the point of view of a little girl – the speaker is unable to understand the situation from anyone else’s point of view. Even though the author never explicitly states the age of the speaker, it is easy to perceive her juvenile thought process. In fact, declaratory statements such as “I was clearly the better child” or “it was all a misunderstanding”
Sociology 1101 Zhiyuan Li Summary of Responses The three people I interviewed are my mother, my significant other and a close friend. For my mother, she finds herself compelled to fulfill gender expectations, but only in specific situations. These situations are almost exclusively related to work and office. For example, she will dress and act in a more feminine way and control her emotions if she is visiting a client, which is something she will not likely do if she is meeting a friend. She calls it a way of “covering up” herself.
Right before her daughter Nadine 's first communion, and co-incidentally before Katie 's disappearance, Annabeth lays down a sly remark about how Katie has made a habit of ruining special events for the family, and makes an attempt to portray Katie as unreliable much to her husband 's disdain. She seems very eager to subtly point out that their mutual children should be Jimmy 's first priority, and takes every chance to belittle Katie and her importance to Jimmy. This is a perfect example of her jealousy towards women in Jimmy 's presence, regardless
After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert. Her sufferings continued as Mister treated her as a slave, beaten her often, and treated unlikely as a wife. Her husband also have a mistress named Shug Avery by which the photographs she saw. Her sister Nettie tried living with them but manage to leave due to the advances of Mister. Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister.
As Julian expected, the boy’s mother grows irate and strikes Julian’s mother in rage. Following this, Julian turns on his distressed mother, ridiculing her actions and justifying those of the young boy’s mother. Eventually, Julian’s mother - who had previous health complications - succumbs to her injuries, thrusting Julian into grief, guilt, and utter hopelessness. O’Connor’s use of rhetorical devices illustrates the conflicting and evolving attitude with which Julian views his mother. O’Connor’s use of imagery captures the disdain with which Julian views his life circumstances, the infatuation Julian has with seeing his mother agitated and remorseful, and the contrasting culpability he feels when his mother reaches her twisted and untimely fate.
Williams’ sister, Rose, bears resemblance to the main protagonist of the narrative, Blanche Dubois. The story revolves around Blanche, an upper-class belle who leaves Belle Reve because of her iniquitous affairs, and seeks sanctuary by living with her sister and brother-in-law in downtown New Orleans in hope of starting a new life. From the minute Blanche steps into the Kowalski apartment, she is viewed with bitter resentment by her brother-in-law, initially because of her ostentatious appearance. The central conflict lies between Stanley and Blanche, and the tension grows substantially throughout the narrative as Blanche’s mask is slowly torn off and the audience and characters get to see her true personality. A Streetcar
Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention. Through the dialogue between Curley’s wife and other characters, John Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a woman with broken dreams, who is acting out for attention. The restrictions the men on the ranch have enforced on Curley’s wife have caused her to endure unending loneliness. As Crooks and Lennie are speaking to one another, Curley’s wife, standing in the doorway, is irritated that they won’t talk to her, and yells, “Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.