Through the story “Sedna, Mother of the Sea Animals”, many Inuit social values are implemented. Since Sedna does not maintain her relationship with the spirit bird, as she promises, she has to bear the pain of having sea animals emerge from her fingers. This fact indicates that the Inuit society does not respect those who do not maintain their relationships. The society values marriage and the maintenance of the family bond; fostering unity within society, and social control through judgment and punishment. When the father pushed her daughter overboard to save his life, he had to bear the consequence of living in the depths of the sea forever with Sedna.
The birds movement are very limited which is similar to Edna because they are women and society says that it’s unnecessary for them to be running around doing whatever they want when they should be home with the kids. In the novel, they say that the “winged” women are suppose to protect and use it as their shield but never to fly which means to be set loose and be free to go and do whatever they please. The sea is the second major symbol that is represented in this novel. It portrays the freedom and escape that Edna so long desires. Edna is scared to branch out because she doesn’t know if it’s the right thing to do or if it’s the complete opposite.
Anderson presented a family with a mother, father, and six daughters; Disney presented a family with just a father and a daughter. Both tales followed the concept that the mermaid wished to go to the land and be amongst humans. Anderson created the idea of going to the surface as a reward for mermaids once they were old enough to gaze at the surface’s beauty; whereas Disney created the surface area as a forbidden area not to be associated with. Both Ariel and Anderson’s little mermaid were infatuated by the idea of the land outside the sea, so much so that they allowed the mystery and lust of this world to corrupt them from knowledgeable judgment. Both Anderson and Disney were able to give the viewer/reader the idea that although the land was what the mermaid wanted, it was dangerous and wrong.
The ocean is endless for miles filled with all kinds of creatures and dark, lingering areas. In many ways, these two opposites of the ocean describe Kelle Groom as she matures into growing to who she is now today. Kelle has a hard time coping with the loss of her son, "Maybe my body, my dream, my traveling soul doesn't know the difference between my son and me," (26). Her feelings about her son carry her like the ocean, undecided and unknowning about where they'll lead her. Her emotions are like the ocean in a terrible storm, lost at sea.
Thomas Carter Ms. Hodge English 11 25 September 2012 The Glass Castle Quote Project Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, wrote, “If you don’t want to sink, you better learn how to swim” (66). In this scene of the book Rex teaches Jeanette how to swim by throwing her into the water and intentionally holding her under until she learns to kick and paddle away from her father. Her father is trying to teach her to not always depend on others when she is in need. This style of parenting is classic for Rex and Rose Mary and can be identified throughout the whole book, such as refusing to cuddle their kids, giving them life threatening challenges and forgetting them when they have even fallen out of the family car. Also, Rex and Rosemary constantly throw their kids into situations that most average children could never handle.
After her accident with the hot dogs, Jeannette is left with very large, noticeable scars all around her stomach area. Having scars on her stomach as suvior as she does, she gets very self-conscious of them, thinking that not many people will accept her for who she is and judge her for having them, or in worse cases treat her differently. In one incident when she was at the pool and changing into her swimsuit, she says “ I was going on thirteen and self-conscious, so I planned to slip my bathing suit on underneath my dress, but I worried this would only make me more conspicuous, so I took a deep breath and stepped out of my clothes. The scar on my stomach was about the size of my outstretched hand, and Dinitia noticed it immediately.” (Walls, 191.) Here you can see that she is nervous about her body, but in the end, Dinitia states “ It ain’t so bad,” and that made Jeannette feel a lot more welcome in their pool morning together.
“they'd thought about Plácida Linero's house, but luckily my parents stubbornly held to the old song that our daughters would be married in our pigpen or they wouldn't be married at all.”. Now with their beliefs you would think that they wouldn't dare have the ceremony in the pig pen. But they did and i you realise this acts as a form of symbolism towards their wedding. The fact that their marriage didn't last a day shows that their wedding was something of impurity and that relates to the fact that it wasn't a marriage of love it was that of an arrangement. In this case , the concept of religion brings about a form of foreshadowing.
We want to close our eyes and forget and dream of a better place for us. But unfortunately life does not work like that and we must face it. In life we do have choices that may benefit us or hurt us, but it chances we must take every day. Dillard states “We could live any way we want" (Dillard 91). This came after she met the weasel and it shows how it made her realize the difference between humans and animals have different lives.
Caulfield is on the edge of the cliff, he is about to enter the adult world of phoniness himself, and he has to fit in somewhere. However, Holden realizes that protecting the kids from falling off the cliff is a waste of time. When his little sister Phoebe is on the carrousel trying to grab the golden ring, Holden was terrified that she would fall. He realizes that if she fell, she would just get right back up, so he should at least let her try, there is no harm. Even if Phoebe missed, she would be right back where she is now, if she grabs hold of the ring then she moves onto a different stage in her life, which in time everyone will reach.
The book myths symbolize the stories that the narrator has heard about her past, and the camera is likely for her to record new learning on the journey. The narrator has to dive deep into the water, which is dark and means that this journey was fearful. So the knife-blade is there to offer protection from painful and damaging memories. In addition, this journey of the author exploring her past memories, it’s “not like Cousteau with his assiduous team aboard the sun-flooded schooner but here alone. (9-12) This means there won’t be any supports or help from others involved.