Robin Jenkins first shows you how different the little girl is, “red eyed dissenter”. This shows that the little girl could be angry or has maybe been crying. I think Jenkins has used ‘dissenter’ to identify Margaret as different from everyone else suggesting her loneliness and isolation from the others. Loneliness is a theme throughout ‘Flowers’ which shows that life can be very unpleasant especially if you are alone. The theme of loneliness continues when, after Miss Laing tells the children to go pick flowers they all “scamper off” but the little girl doesn’t.
However, whilst it can be argued that the narrator’s dislike for the “sloven season” is as a result of the affect it has on her mentally, it can also be interpreted to affect her heart, as it is in reference to her “lover” who is “unbalancing the air”. It is suggested that love makes the narrator feel uncomfortable due to her not having full control. The fear of a particular time of day/year is also shown in Hughes’ ‘Wind’ in which night is shown to evoke fear. The narrator describes the woods to be “crashing through the darkness”. The use of onomatopoeia creates shock and fear within the narrator due to the harsh effects the wind is having on the “woods”; this is also evident through the use of “booming”.
The poet seems angry with the modern life and annoyed at the fact that so many people waste their lives by worrying about the “deadlines” and reading the “junkmail”. In the first stanza the poet is trying to present to the reader what an everyday life looks like for many people. At the same time she is trying to show us that we should forget about all those things and concentrate on the nature. She uses repetition of the word “let” which is like a command; this suggests that she wants the reader to realize that the modern world is very chaotic and not important. She reinforces this fact by saying the “e-mils fly like panicked, tiny birds” which implies that the modern life is very hectic and unorganised.
Change comes with certain adjustments, and everyone deals with these adjustments differently; therefore, ultimately, the poet suggests that if these adjustments are not met with reality at the right time, it can be costly to everyone involved. In Nepinak’s poem, he describes the grandmother as an old fashioned woman living in the modern day world. The unfamiliarity of her surroundings causes her to constantly live her life within her dreams. The words “berries” and “roots” create an image of the nature she was once surrounded in and suggests her longing to be back in that environment. She takes comfort in the nostalgia of her past, which in turn becomes detrimental to her abilities to cope with the present, and ultimately the future.
Frome marries Zenobia Pierce prematurely, only to obviate “the mortal silence of…long imprisonment.” (Wharton, page 61) He wanted “the sound of a …voice” to fill the void on his farm. (Wharton, page 61) Likewise, Holden seeks conviviality with Sally Hayes though he dislikes her phoniness. He ends the “depress[ing]” date by calling Sally a “royal pain in the ass.”(Salinger, page 133) Both characters were merely looking for companionship in their otherwise lonely lives but both encounters ended badly, for Frome on a large scale and for Holden on a smaller scale. Undoubtedly, these rash acts to receive camaraderie illustrate the foolhardiness of the protagonists. They both abhor solitude but are unsure how to find viable friendship.
She is oppressed by her husband, whose “face…had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead”. His lack of love and emotion for her, in addition to the stigma of marriage being an eternal bonding contract, leads her to feel trapped and lonely. In the scene when she is gazing out at her window, she sees before her a new world, teeming with rebirth: She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares.
'Curley's wife is a very complex character because she is presented in different personalities at different chapters and in this chapter we see that she desires freedom and fame. Steinbeck presents her in such way that or opinion of her changes through out the novel, first we see her as a flirt then we see her presented in a horrible racist personality and now Steinbeck presents her as Innocent. Steinbeck did this because at this chapter where she dies it's like he wants us to feel sympathy for her because not that she is dead her problems are gone and there is not need for attentions because now she looks relaxed laying down on the hay. The language used in this chapter is very descriptive especially the part when Curley's wife dies, this might be because at the time
He readily admits that the current state of society is due to the cowardice of people like himself, who would not speak out against book burning when they still could have stopped it. He berates himself for being a coward, but he shows himself capable of acts that require great courage and place him in considerable danger.Clarisse McClellan,a beautiful seventeen-year-old who introduces Montag to the world’s potential for beauty and meaning with her gentle innocence and curiosity. She is an outcast from society because of her odd habits, which include hiking, playing with flowers, and asking questions, but she and her (equally odd) family seem genuinely happy with themselves and each other. Last but not least... Granger The leader of the “Book People,” the group of hobo intellectuals Montag finds in the country. Granger is intelligent, patient, and confident in the strength of the human spirit.
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
When Dimmesdale and Hester plot their plan to escape one can infer here that this is actually showing the more soft side of Dimmesdale and support his actions, although it is Pearl that proves this statement wrong. She starts to have, “this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides; so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement” (219). Her actions are symbolic to show that she had seen the truth to Dimmesdale and didn’t accept their plan nor was she happy with Dimmesdale. This once again shows how the character Dimmesdale develops is much different from what the author suggests at the beginning. Another example is when Dimmesdale is returning home.