I picked this passage over the other passage in the story because, since Addie had one part in, As I Lay Dying, the words had more meaning behind it than everyone else’s passage in the story. Also, I had made this writing choice over another because I felt Addie expressed her true feelings about Anse, why she married him in the first place, and how becoming a mother was such a terrible thing to occurred. Although some mothers are filled with happiness in joy of becoming one, but sadly, not some mothers are not. This is unfortunate for child/children and it affects them badly because a mother’s love is what child/children desires. By Addie not being pleased becoming a mother, her ‘love’ reflect its on her relationships with her children, expect when it came to Jewels.
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
She acts this way because this is the first time she did not get what she wanted. Another way Walker shows how Dee is hateful is when she wants her mom to be something she is not. "In real life I am a large, big boned woman, with strong, man looking hands" (60). The imagery in this quote shows how the mother feels about herself and this is not what Dee wants her to look or be like. The poem and short story use both, figurative language and imagery to reveal the quilt as a symbol for a mother's love and family heritage.
This shows that a family is very similar to the pieces of a quilt, due to the individuality of the pieces. Acosta then talks about how her mother “cemented them” with her thread, which represents the heritage (17). I think that the author chose to use these words, due to the fact that it shows how a family is held together so strongly by the heritage; which is similar to how a quilt is held together by the stitches. In Walker’s story “Everday Use” she writes about her daughter Dee coming home and wanting things that show her heritage to show that she is cultured; however, she sees that Dee has absolutely no idea what her heritage is. This in my opinion is one of the best works in which the true connection between family and the affect heritage has on it is shown.
These many forms of government influenced Rau to write about the differences and similarities between these political systems. Her mother, Dhanvanthi Rama Rau, was also politically active by advocating for the reproductive rights of women as well as being an International Planned Parenthood Federation founder (Weber “Santha Rama Rau Is Dead”). Growing up, the Rau children were heavily influenced by a strong female mentor, their mother, Dhanvanthi Rama Rau. Rau and her sister, Premila, were taught at a young age an understanding that women are as important as men, a concept that pushed Rau to follow her dreams and continue her education in the United States. Dhanvanthi Rama Rau additionally promoted the idea of equality within religion.
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
If I need a ride she’s my girl or if I’m late to practice she’ll pick me up. I believe she does this out of the love she bears my family and I. Significantly, my grandmother was a nurse for most of her life before she retired. Now that she is older she is still determined to help people. The hump in her back is like carrying a mountain on your shoulders, but despite this she never lets anyone carry her things.
Mothers play the parts of instructor, nurturer, guardian, and friend in The Red Tent. The males in the book have a tiny to no influence on the lives of the women, other than to have families, and the comfort of wives. Dinah develops in the insignificant culture of her mothers, being educated on their melodies and tales to learn everyday lessons in her existence. The women’s once a month reawakening in the red tent, to the ongoing skirmishes of childbearing and medicinal ways. Dinah does not tell her tale for years; she does not know that healing can only start when she looks her misfortune head on.
The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work. Janie listened to her grandmother’s ideas about love and went into her first marriage enormously unguided. In the end she felt very disappointed with her marriage to Logan, but nonetheless, she was able to learn that marriage and love were not always synonymous. If Janie would have never experienced marriage herself, it is very possible that she would have remained ignorant to the fact that a marriage between two individuals does not result in love every time. People should learn from Janie’s experience about witnessing and living things for themselves instead of just trusting the opinions and beliefs of
causing bleeding and infection. Female circumcision is a tradition in their community. It is for keeping the chastity of their girls, lowering their sexual drive and for keeping them under control. An expert person who does female circumcision with 10-12 patients a day said that it is tradition and difficult to abandon also because it is her profession and her source of income. Although, with another source of income she said she would abandon the practice.
Ever since they had been in California she had been dying to go back home. There was something about the feeling of being alone and having to take care of things herself that felt uncomfortable to her. April on the other hand, was the complete opposite. The simple fact that there was no one there to pick her classes or tell her what to invest was aa wave of relief to her. The girls had always lived under the wing of their silk-stocking parents and they had quite opposing thoughts on it.
In Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, she stated that “I finally noticed that they were always there: waking me up, tucking in, ready to listen, checking whether I needed anything... But with my parents by my side, who had proven their love for me, I felt safe enough to allow sunlight to sweep the shadows from my life” (Rhodes-Courter 260). This clearly states that the main character, Ashley had never allowed sunlight through her because she was scared but over time her community slowly made their way through Ashley which helped her realize that not everyone is bad in this world. Ashley lived a harsh life as a child but through the help of her communities and family they showed her that it’s okay to love and hurt. Paul Fleishman says in his story “Amir” that “Very many people came over to ask about them and talk to me.