4. "ah, but." interposed, more softly, a young wife, holding a child by the hand. "let her cover the maek as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart." This quote is important because it shows a very rare voice in the Puritan community which is that of sympathy towards Hester Prynne.
Relationships in The Handmaid’s Tale and Ariel both share a huge importance. In The Handmaid’s Tale, we see many examples of relationships between Mothers and daughters but do not see the typical “father/ son” relationship. Atwood and Plath both portray parent and child relationships in some ways that are identical, but Plath drifts away from that with the poem “Daddy” which seems to be a very bitter poem about the lack of time she saw her dad Otto Plath. Both Poet and Author do however share the same ideology and belief that giving birth to a baby is somewhat something astronomical however achievable. Both the Handmaids Tale and the poem Nick and The Candlestick show the struggles of having a baby but do however show the everlasting pleasure which they get due to giving birth.
For a short while, Celie’s letters begin with “Dear Nettie”, because Celie learned that her sister, Nettie, was still alive. This implies that Celie wrote to God because she had no-one else to turn to, thus giving the impression that the letters were a form of escapism and release for Celie. It could be argued that Celie’s faith in God falters slightly towards this part of the book, for after the Nettie saga, Celie expresses how she was taught to see God as “a white bearded man”, which seems to have felt unnatural to her. Once Celie learns of Pantheism from Shug, she seems more comfortable with the idea of God, for she addresses the last letter of the novel "Dear God. Dear stars, dear trees,
Joan Didion’s “in keeping a notebook”, has shown that she writes to suppress bad memories by her expressing the difference between her childhood and he daughters. Although there is not a direct reason as to why Didion writes s, one could imply that because Didion did not have a “perfect” childhood, she writes in order to not remember the bad memories. Didion states that her daughter would never write like her because she is “singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her” (55). This quote presents the idea that Didion has a much different childhood than her daughter. Although she does not talk about how her childhood was, she explains how her daughters’ good life does not compel her to write things down like she has since she was 5 years old.
Also, calling her father “Papa” shows the respect Kambili had for her father and informs us of her middle class family. Moreover, when Kambili calls her father “Papa”, it illustrates how she worships him, believing he is almost as significant as God. Kambili uses simple syntax, “We had just returned from church.” This introduces Kambili as a calm, young female that puts her memories forward without attempting to create a more complex scenario. This creates a more story-telling type of novel, from a young girl that is writing everything from memory and consequently, everything that is told is shortened so that she doesn’t forget anything as she notifies us of
As a professional nurse I had to put aside my prejudice and investigate the situation further, realizing that there could be cultural and/or economic issues affecting the mother’s decision making. There are two ways to approach this scenario; directly or sympathetically. The facts regarding the mother’s choices will determine which approach is more appropriate. If it is revealed that she is merely negligent and lazy, she may need to be dealt with directly. “Telling it like it is” with specific information about her child’s condition and treatment, as well as her responsibilities as a mother, may wake her up!
Analysis of “A Worn Path” Tracy Locke ENG125 Karen McFarland September 16, 2013 “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty written in 1941 is a story that shows unconditional love. A beautiful story of a grandmother who will do anything to help her sick grandson. Phoenix Jackson must be one hundred years old and still takes a long journey only to get medication for her grandson. A trip is always tough on a person, but a trip for an old lady who walks with a cane very slowly is an act of compassionate love. I will explore the theme along with two literary elements in this short story.
Two important characters in Toni Morrison’s Beloved are Sethe and Beloved. This text displays ambiguity through the character Beloved. It is unclear how she came to be, the attachments that tie her down through choice or by obedience, and the relationship between her mother and her. The ambiguity is amplified in how Sethe takes a firm ownership over Beloved as if she is her item. When Sethe sees Beloved, her ownership was activated.
Relationship between her family- Kathy may need support and want to reconnect with her family. These problems would need to be discussed with Kathy and we would need to prioritise them firstly starting with the safety of her baby and receiving antenatal care then dealing with receiving treatment for withdrawals that she may be experiencing. Kathy would need referrals to other service that may best serve her. All of Kathy’s problems need to be addressed in order of importance and how she feels most comfortable with. I would discuss with her that she needs assistance and suggest ideas on which services she has available to her if she wishes, however she will need to draw her own motivation and create goals that are achievable for her.
According to Farrell, the story is being told by her mother and suggests that Dee may not really be the bad person that everyone claims she is (179). Farrell goes on to explain that the perceptions told by Mama are filtered through her mind and Mama’s views of her daughters are not to be accepted uncritically (179). Farrell’s approach to this piece was to try and take the reader to a different level of understanding and offer some other ways to view the heritage of both Mama and Dee. Issue In Susan Farrell’s essay, many questions are brought up about the interpretation of the story “Everyday Use”. One question Farrell brings up during the essay is, what is the true understanding and relationship between Dee and her mother?