Then when she grows up she has a baby and Madame Valmonde goes to visit her and her baby. Armand, being a slave owner when realizes that the baby is not white meaning that Desiree is not white he tells her to leave the house. Desiree feels sad and desperate because of the situation and writes to her mom for help. She tells Desiree to come home with her baby. Later on, Armand burns anything that belongs to Desiree and feels like he doesn’t love her anymore just because the shame she brought to his family.
_ Instead of staying behind the morning of the trip, the grandmother is the first one in the car. While traveling the grandmother tells the children a made up story about a plantation house that she had once visited with a secret panel only to excite the children so they would beg their parents to visit it. After a trip down the long dirt road the grandmother realizes that the plantation house was not in Georgia but in Tennessee. Too embarrassed to admit her mistake she causes her cat who she secretly concealed into the car jump out onto her son Baily who is driving. He then crashes the car into a ditch and the family is stranded.
Nobody listens to her and the trip will end up in tragedy. The writer uses a simple story to show how simple events can have dramatic effects on our life. On the road to Florida they take a side road to look at an old house that the grandmother wanted to see. The father had initially refused to take that side road but he gave up after the children insisted. To gain their support, the grandmother had mentioned the existence of “secret panels” in the house.
Title effectiveness 1. Unstable Situation: The conflict in this story is the grandmother being unloving and manipulative. She always thinks she’s always right and never wrong. Some examples from the story are as fallow: “The grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Baily’s mind” (pg.
The story begins with the grandmother trying to persuade the family not to travel towards Florida but perhaps go to Tennessee instead. This is based on the grounds that "The Misfit", an escaped criminal is on the loose somewhere in Florida. The ironic part of this is that the grandmother is the only family member to conjure up, bad things happening to the family. She bases this solely on the fact that they were traveling in the same direction as “The Misfit”. This negative thinking quite possibly could have led to the ultimate rendezvous between the convict and the family.
To deter the family from going to Florida and to go to Tennessee instead the grandmother claims that if they travel to Florida they would certainly have a run in with the Misfit, and it would end in a bad way for all of them. Now of course the grandmother doesn’t truly think this will happen. She is just trying to do or say anything to get her way. Her son realizes this and decides to head for Florida anyway. On the way to Florida they in fact do have an encounter with the misfit.
Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, “Secret Life of Bees,” based in South Carolina in the 1960s, explores a number of confronting and major issues, such as forgiveness and feminine power. It also explores the history of racism in America at this time, and the impacts and implications this had on the way many “coloured” people lived their lives. The story follows the life of Lily, a pre-adolescent girl, who has been through a lot after the death of her mother. This is mostly due to her father, whom she called T.Ray, ‘as daddy’ didn’t suit him. Rosaleen, Lily’s nanny is also a key character in this book, as she too escapes with Lily, as they attempt to escape from the hatred they have experienced.
So to defend her going to the city she claims that her mother is jealous of her happiness and doesnt wants Mariam to have the happiness that Nana never experienced. And in return, Nana proves to be firm on her threat and so she kills herself by hanging by the tree. This leaves Mariam with a strong sense of guilt throughout her life. "One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls" (172) The quote comes from a 17th Century poem by Saib-e-Tabrizi which was a beautiful poem written in praise of Kabul. Laila quotes it when they are leaving Kabul to flee to Pakistan for their safety.
John Wesley, Bailey's son, asks the grandmother, "If you don't want to go to Florida, why dontcha stay at home?" (320). June Star replies that "She wouldn't stay home to be queen for a day," and goes on to say, "She wouldn't stay at home for a million bucks. Afraid she'd miss something. She has to go everywhere we go" (320).
I then recalled someone telling me that they were hard to tame. I took up the courage and followed my heart towards it. I then realized that the cat had given birth to kittens. I felt really sorry for the innocent kittens. It came to mind that the jackals had attacked the cat while she was in a vulnerable position.