When Mama Elena gives Tita’s love to Rosaura, Tita pours her emotion over preparing her wedding cake, “ The moment they took a bite of the cake, everyone was flooded with a great wave of longing,” (39) The wedding cake that Tita prepared is filled with how strongly Tita feels that Mama Elena would not let her marry. When Tita was relatively free of Mama Elena and came back to take care of her, the food that Tita cooks has a peculiarity according to Mama Elena, “Mama Elena asked the doctor to lock the door and confided to him her suspicions about the bitterness of the soup,” (132) Mama Elena doesn’t know it, but the bitterness she is tasting is Tita’s pity. Tita feels sorry for her other being paralyzed and her stroke of bad luck, and is feeling that way while she prepares the food. The taste of the foods tells us how Tita feels while she is being controlled by Mama Elena and after she has already escaped from her
Even when her sister Gretrudis was forced to good labour work and when she ran naked and made love to Juan, Tita could do nothing but reveal her loneliness in form of tears, ‘like silent spectators to a movie, Pedro and Tita began to cry watching the stars act out the love that was denied to them’ she wanted to shout and tell Pedro to run away with her but all the fight of words just took place in her mind and like lumps of food traveled through her throat she again felt like a foreigner in this cruel world as the author quotes’ She felt so lost and lonely’ She was the best cook but no one dared to praise her like an animal she performed her chores with no one to notice her, injustice was taking place and no one to save her. How would a person feel in such a situation but to be deprived’ How alone Tita felt during this period. How she missed Nacha! She hated them
“The prince took her hand and danced with no other the whole day”. The dove seems to do good things… but only to Cinderella. To her spiteful stepsisters, “the white dove pecked their eyes out; two hollow spots were left like soup spoons.” They were also caught by the dove, cheating, cutting off their feet parts in order to fit the golden slippers. “The prince rode away until the white dove told him to look at the blood pouring forth.” Then the “other sister cut off her heel, but blood told as blood will.” The dove has given Cinderella another chance to be with the prince. The dove blessed Cinderella with the ‘happily ever after’ ending.
(629). The doves once again come to Ashputtle’s aid but in the end the stepmother breaks her promise and Ashputtle is not allowed to go. (629). Once everyone leaves to the wedding, she goes and weeps at her mother’s grave. There, Ashputtle asks the hazel tree for a dress, “to throw her down silver and gold”.
On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had. The two women approached their problems in different manners. Faye disclosed her true condition to her boyfriend and gave him the choice to find another person who could bore him children. After tearful episodes, the couple resolved their problem and ended up marrying and being happy. Meanwhile, the married woman isolated herself from her family.
She describes Stella-Rondo be inconsistent and unstable based on her being spoiled when they were children. Sister uses this immediately to make a point of her sister’s unappreciation for everything she has ever had. But she never describes how she behaved as a child which can be suggested that she may think the reader can assumed she was the better of the two. Then, she goes to say that out of nowhere Stella-Rondo leaves her husband and returns home with a two-year-old child whom she claims is adopted. Sister sees right through her sister’s façade considering the timing of everything.
Along Cinderella and Siddhartha’s journey, they encounter many of the same problems. Two heroes could not ask for a better home life. Cinderella is the daughter of a rich man who is unfortunately married to a wicked woman. After the death of Cinderella’s father, she is left under the care of her stepmother and is forced to live with her two stepdaughters. She is obligated to complete all the chores around the house and any other task her stepmother asks of her while her stepsisters are being handed whatever they please.
While living with her abusive father who she chooses to only call T. Ray, Lily feels that she is lacking certain femininity in her life. She battles with her hair which was “constantly going off in eleven different directions” (Kidd 3) and when she woke up with a rose-petal stain on her panties she was “so proud of that flower and didn’t have a soul to show it to except Rosaleen”(13). Rosaleen is Lily’s housekeeper and one of her only friends. Lily’s curiosities about her mother lead her to the attic where she finds some of her mother’s belongings. Lily keeps everything she finds of her mother’s in a small tin buried in the orchards outside her house.
As I looked through I saw a beautiful woman with a jug of gravy. It was my mum. She was crying. No mum should have to witness their child dying. Yet I had put my mum in this position where we had to say our final goodbyes and finally understand that we will never see each other again.
She held the quilts securely in her arm, stroking them” (748) Dee (Wangero) can feel the love of her Grandmother through these quilts. Mama has already promised them to Maggie now, knowing that Dee had no use for them before she went away to college. Now she would like to hang them up and show off her heritage. Walker uses the quilts to also show a little personality in Mama as she is angered by the fact that Dee thinks all Maggie would do with the quilts is use them every day and not realize the history and heritage behind them. Even though Maggie is portrayed as a frail, quiet, shy child, she reveals her thoughts when Dee is told no by Mama for the quilts.