I mean, we have kicked people out for breaking the rules and only then can we add someone” (Wiseman 37). This book follows a story line that takes the reader through basic understanding of their daughters to then full depth examination of themselves, their children, and their relationships. In conclusion it aids mothers in changing or perfecting their techniques to better help them relate to their daughters. Two specific literary devices she uses are anecdotes and emotional appeal. She places anecdotes from herself, teen girls and mothers in the book to help mother relate their situation and better understand situations of other teens and mothers.
She has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, and makes sure that she reveals those opinions to her children. Rather than directly explaining the mother's personality, Jones reveals her character throughout the story in her actions, speech, and appearance. This literary technique is called indirect characterization, and is used along with a pattern of the recurring phrase, "This is my mother:". The writer uses this phrase three times throughout the story to add emphasis to the following sentences, which expose more about the mother to the
In life we face difficult periods but those times reflect us who we are. In the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zola Neale Hurston there was a girl, Janie who went through many obstacles growing up. Janie’s upbringing affected her life choices by looking for love, being raised strictly, and not knowing that she was colored. She also had relationships that did not end well. Janie grew to learn how to go through struggles and overcome them.
She had hated the house that much.” This shows just how much Dee cared about her lifestyle and the location of the house. Resulting from her disrespect, she pushes her mother around. When Dee tries to take the quilts, Mama tells Dee that she had promised Maggie she could have them one day. Dee disregards her mother’s comment and begins to walk out the door. Mama realizes she must stand up to Dee and tell her that she cannot take the quilts because they are Maggie’s.
Just like most of the pregnant woman feel, the poet sees her unborn child as her world. This line could also mean that by creating life she is giving her child the world. The idea that to give life is to give the world is further expressed when she says, "all the world you hear and see hung upon my dreaming blood". The next paragraph describes the beginning of pregnancy when the mother and child are in the first stages of their relationship. The poet feels a great sense of power in this new relationship, and she compares her
Trauma begins when Maria hears everything from the hole and the torturing and screaming of her mother. Maria being 14 wants to go and help her mother but doesn’t cause of the safety of Alberto. Maria makes sure that Alberto does not hear anything and covers his ears. After all the screaming from Maria’s mother she hears gun shots and then silence. Knowing the horror she was going to find when she came out of the hole she tears a piece of her dress that her mother made for her and blindfolds
Not only that, but she also physically & mentally abuses him. David suffers from physical abuse due to the fact that his mom beats him, doesn’t provide him with food & has him wear the same clothing week after week. She is constantly hitting David for being a “bad boy” or for no reason at all. Mother would smash his head
Even though she doesn’t really want to, she complies and does what Hilly tells her. Mae Mobley is sad and distraught that Aibileen is leaving because now she won’t have anyone who truly understands her and she will have to deal with Elizabeth on her own. Aibileen is sad to go as well, but she doesn’t have a choice. She tells Mae Mobley that she loves her and that she must never forget that she is kind, she is smart and that she is important. As Aibileen leaves she thinks about what to do next.
The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 where God and hard work consumes the people. At the beginning of the play, Reverend Parris is lying next to the bed of his ten year old daughter Betty who is unmoving and unresponsive. Hysteria is running through Salem because of the rumor that Betty is bewitched and she and several other girls where dancing in the forest with Parris’s slave Tituba. Solely afraid of losing his job, Parris questions Abigail. Even though Abigail denies that she and the girls participate in witchcraft, Parris does not believe her because Abigail has been out of work since Elizabeth Proctor abruptly fired her.
This explains Miss Emily’s house being the only one left in the neighborhood, “lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay” (1). She fancies her childhood ‘till death. * Emily also refuses to let go of Homer Barron, a treat that she was never allowed to have. When she discovers that her sweetheart went away, she decides to purchase poison and as everyone thought she was going to kill herself, we find Homer’s dead body lying on her bed, which has been for years. This is where we learn that Emily would rather kill Barron than to let him go.