Alice Walker’s, “Everyday Use” gives readers a narrow glimpse of how a mother views her daughter. In “How It Feels to be Colored Me”, Zora Neale Hurston shows readers how one woman develops her identity, and changes with those around her. One theme that stood out in the readings discussed in
She wishes to teach this to her two daughters but times have changed and her daughters have difference views of what they think heritage is. “Everyday Use” shows the difference between learning about heritage and learning from it. The direct and the indirect characterization of the three main characters help the reader understand the different views of heritage; Mama thinks Dee rejects it, Mama is ignorant to the realness of heritage, and Maggie learns from it. The direct characterization of Dee leads the reader to think that she rejects her mother’s heritage. Direct characterization is when the narrator, in this case ‘Mama’, tells the reader what the character’s traits are.
1579) Both authors weave the theme of uncertainty pertaining to motherhood through their poetry. Hughes’ mother is an actual mother who is always looking forward, but is uncertain about what hardships she will face. Whereas Brooks’ mother reflects on the choices she made which leads one to question Mother 2’s potential to be labeled as a mother based on the confusion that the mother feels, the contradicting evidence, and statements this mother makes. Mother 1 and Mother 2’s uncertainties are tied to their own interpretation of the meaning of motherhood. Mother 1 has many motherly characteristics but it is unclear as to what motherly characteristics Mother 2 has to offer when she deliberately terminates her pregnancies.
Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” represents a stereotypical women’s role and so called “life” in the nineteenth century. The sample text involves a mother ranting to her daughter about what her responsibilities in life are and what it takes to be a proper woman instead of a “slut”. This literary work is a great example when perceiving the nineteenth century woman by establishing a set image and role that each women should follow in order to be accepted in society. The feminist criticism allows one to analyze the text to co-inside with this theory because it “seeks to restify sexist discrimination and inequalities.”(25) We can see that this female writer incorporated personal experience and historical context when writing this literary piece. There are distinct economic, political and professional realities displayed in the text.
Analyzing Miles Montana (INTRODUCTION) Alice Munro “Miles Montana” is a short story illustrating a series of incidents happened in the life of a woman seems connected when the protagonist recounted. Alice Munro depicts the narrator as a sensitive woman who has conflict in search for personal identity .The narrator emotional battle between domestic responsibility and personal satisfaction stench havoc on the feeling of this mother and wife. (THESIS) Alice Munro create an inner connection which develop an idea about human relationship and the connection people made between life and death, especially connections they made in their own lives. Author achieves this effect through her setting, conflict and character. (BODY) (KEY POINT) Alice Munro depicts childhood attitude of the narrator when she remembers her childhood.
Schwartz mentioned a good example when “ Jane was infant, who was orphaned by the death of her parents, and how Jane became the ward of a woman who always abused ,then she moved on to explain when Jane was as a little girl , who experienced her circumstances as arbitrary , which were beyond her power to change , also she explains the gap that happened in Jane’s childhood and her adultness and how she represents herself and how that ambiguity run” (549) . Schwartz on her essay went on to apply Derrida’s concepts of deconstruction on one hand like “split” and “the binary oppositions”. As she also investigates Jane’s family name and explains what her name means in Latin, also on this part of her essay on the other hand she go back to Freud big impact on the novel and used his psychological concept which is “the family romance “ that she thoroughly apply it on her essay and how Jane’s narrative embody the double wish in her novel like “original and derived, free and bound, an orphan and an heir” (553). Schwartz said that we have to over look the ambivalent representation of home and family that run throughout the novel (553). She gives a good example “how the ambivalence about home is manifested in the slippage of the family name Eyre” (554) .Also how Rochester and St. John are victimized by the trap that is family and how Jane herself escapes it.
This idea is later transferred to miscommunication which is an essential part of Tan’s Novels. In “The Joy Luck Club” Amy Tan shows the miscommunication between the two generations and how mothers and daughters are unique through authentic dialect and dialogue. In her books, she presents the conflicting views and the stories of both sides,
Then, caseload midwifery and homebirthing are critically analysed, including definitions of each, the effects of these models of care on women and the advantages and disadvantages of each for women and midwives according to midwifery research. There are many consequences of a woman's choice of model of care and it could be the subject of more midwifery research to discover why women choose a specific model of care and how they would evaluate the outcome of that decision. However, this assignment aims to give only a brief survey of the caseload midwifery and homebirth models of care. Pregnant women are faced with an overwhelming array of options for their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. However, while there may be many options, how can a woman choose which one is appropriate for her?
‘ Others view her mom’s Chinglish as broken, fractured, and limited language. However, according to Tan, it was nothing but the mother tongue that “helped shape the way I saw things, expressed things, made sense of the world”. To Tan, her mom’s English “is vivid, direct, full of observation and imagery”. To show us how her mom was treated unfairly by others, Tan offers an example. She used to call people on the phone to pretend she was her mom.
Abitay Dinara Dr. Ford D. Principles Literary Criticism EN 308 “Every day use” by Alice Walker In tis short story Alice Walker shows the way of living, of a family to represent the reader the way heritage is forgotten and, or ignored. The struggle reflects the characters contrasting ideas about their heritage and identity. Mama would also have to be the main character because she narrates the story. This story really about the mama. She has a two daughters.