“Child of Our Time” and “The Famine Road” we are able to see Boland’s view on what is expected of women. In “Child of Our Time” Boland creates “a lullaby” for a deceased child. She draws this inspiration from the impact the death of the child had on her. We see Boland in this poem as a maternal figure. “The Famine Road” deals more with what is expected of women rather than what they aspire to.
Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” is a short story about heritage. A thriller in which heritage is seen in different ways. In “Everyday Use”, Walker tells a story about the conflict between a daughter and her family. Even though, the character of Mama is poorly educated, she still knows the meaning of love of her heritage. 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.
we see a device of rhetorical question used here an this is showing how she misses her old self and that how she is comparing her self to her past and this is also used in the second poem to compare her life to how she was. Medusa is very lonely because she has enclosed her self off but the Greek God Athena was the one who cursed her because of the affair medusa had with Poseidon and this is medusas one true love as she states in the poem but can't have him and also this shows her loneliness. The writer also used an imperative in the last line of the quote and this is also saying look what she has become, vulnerable or even lonely. The
A Woman’s Duality By Maya Asfour Edna’s self reserved character and the propensity to mask her emotions had a lot to do with her mother’s death when she was at a very young age in addition to not being close to either of her sisters, and that all the girls she befriended happened to be of a self contained type. Edna decided to take her place as a married woman with dignity, thus sacrificing her needs to attain the demands of society. But even though she does not attend to her needs they exist inside of her, causing her to question and desire while her body does what others expect her to do. Madame’s Ratignolle compassionate gesture at the beach provokes Edna to realize that she was brought up to be a reserved woman. The gesture also inspires Edna to speak openly and freely and by doing so Edna feels intoxicated as if she tasted “the first breath of freedom” [VII Chopin].
Also, in the poem, she uses personal pronoun, such as 'us' and 'we' to show it is about women. The structure of the poem - indicate the poem is for women and present how women are unnoticed and ignored - woman from men point of view - the beginning of the movement. Body : Firstly, Sylvia Path tries to show indirectly that the poem talks about women and how women are far away from society. The words 'toes' and 'noses', indicate as body part which are womanly. In the same stanza, she uses possessive language like 'acquire' to show that women had to acquire basic needs for their family and also it can be meant how low women are within society.
She filled her senses occupied with experiencing the nature; “ prickling my ankles” and “ murmuring…”, indicating her wholehearted attempt to establish connection with the nature. This establishment portrays her desperation to be socialized with and her need of friends. Having the need to connect to nature shows that she could not connect to other beings and thus need to resort to this state. We can sense her loneliness and need to be concerned. In the last stanza, she claimed that “the message of the Yew tree is blackness-blackness and silence.”, showing that the nature has rejected her and that the establishment failed.
Miss Gee Auden tells the story in Miss Gee through a series of phases in her life which are used to create a big impact. As we read the poem ‘Miss Gee’ we begin with a conservative women who is very lonely and seems to have no relationships with anyone, whether that may be family, friends or something more intimate. Further on we create an image with Auden’s words about the temptations Miss Gee has and the struggles she faces in order to control them and if she does actually want control over them. Then at the end we interpret that Miss Gee has died, however the last few stanzas of the poem contrast greatly from the image we have in the beginning. Through a relatively short poem we invent a lifelong image of a person because of how Auden tells us the story.
In “The Story of a Mother,” after having lost her child to illness, a mother goes through several obstacles in an attempt to reunite with her lost child. The writer puts the mother through all these trails to show her selflessness and desperation to the readers, some of whom had to go through a similar struggle with the loss of a child. In the end the bleeding and blind mother decides to leave her child in deaths garden so it might have a chance at beautiful afterlife. This story teaches the lesson to not kill yourself, in an attempt change the unchangeable. Not being able to give her child the wonderful life on earth, the mother finds comfort in leaving the child in God’s care.
Maggie was very uneasy around her sister; her mother tells her anxiousness in regard to Dee’s visitation: “Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe” (119). Dee undermines her sister, not always knowing what type of impact she impresses upon Maggie. Dee does not appreciate her sister or her mother, both of which is barely educated and lives in a poor, dilapidated home. In fact, Dee had her own way of making this noticeable in one instance when she stood off in the distance while their first home burned down with her mother and sister inside (121). She does not feel comfortable taking on the old fashioned lifestyle her mother and sister do.
In her neighbourhood, Hoda was considered to be a crackpot and worse in other cases. This can be seen as true, Hoda is a cracked pot; a flawed person; on a long journey to find herself, bringing hope out of ruin, light out of the dark. Hoda’s mother Rahel passed away when Hoda was still a very young girl. Leaving Hoda to find out stuff on her own; stuff a mother should teach her daughter about. LoVerso states in his article that Rahel leaves Hoda with no practical knowledge about life.