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.
Towards the ending the town finds out about her malicious side and destroys her roses, her number one prized possession, for revenge. The larger idea portrayed in the short story is how the way we see things are different from how things really are, in reality. In the story, Miss Strangeworth appears to be a polite and caring person. As the story progresses, it is revealed that in reality, Miss Strangeworth is an evil old lady who bullies her town and spreads rumors with anonymous letters. Appearance is the way something or someone is shown.
Daisy shows her materialism by getting overwhelmed over Gatsby’s personal belongings, “[Gatsby] he took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them… [Daisy] she sobbed… ‘it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before’”(92). To Daisy, objects are more valuable than her own happiness; therefore, Gatsby uses his wealth to get close to her. Also, Daisy does not spend time with her daughter and she teachers her the wrong things, “‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool--that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, beautiful little fool’” (17). Daisy has the wrong ideas because she has already been corrupted by the power of materialism.
Through this metaphor Harwood insinuates that all of the woman’s passion has been lost through her obligation to household chores such as scouring out crusted milk. Another notable inclusion in the poem is two children that the woman has no control over as she is too busy chasing lost dreams. Her performances are not even worth listening to according to Rubinstein, presumably one of the children. In fact her performances are so mundane that they would rather “caper round a sprung mousetrap” than listen to her perform. As she wraps the dead mouse in a paper we are notified of the words “Tasty dishes from stale bread”, symbolic of her vain attempts to resurrect something that is already lost.
Heaney says, ‘she was a barked sapling that is dug up’, using this natural image to contrast the previous sinister images he had created. A sapling is a young tree, and Heaney uses this to show that the girl was young. The term ‘that is dug up’ shows her vulnerability. The kennings, ‘oak-bone, brain-firkin’ are used to describe the girls appearance. Her bones would have become like wood from the acid in the bog.
She is disrespectful towards Calpurnia her maid. Scout suggests to Atticus to have her fired. “‘She likes Jem better’n she likes me, anyway,’ I concluded, and suggested that Atticus lose no time in packing her off” (Lee, 25). When Scout says this after Calpurnia punished her, it shows how inconsiderate and rude she was. The reason Calpurnia punished Scout in the first place was because she had berated Walter Cunningham for having different tastes than her.
Her dealing with these individuals has caused her to become very resentful, bitter and jealous. She was very jealous of her sister Stella-Rondo. In the text Sister stated “I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again” ( Welty, 367). This statement that Sister made insinuates that she does not want her sister around. And would be thankful if she went back to where she came from.
Deandre Moore “The Lottery” Essay In Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” on a clear and sunny day, a woman is randomly chosen to be violently stoned by her husband, children, and villagers. In this short story Jackson uses imagery, diction, and syntax to suggest a hidden evil, hypocrisy, and weakness of human kind. In, “The Lottery”, there are many aspects of the short story that create senses of evil. The lottery itself creates a sense of the cruel and inhumane practices that still exist in the world today. It’s nothing less than cruel for a woman to be stoned by her family, even by her own little boy.
5 Paragraph Character Essay "Everyday Use," by Alice Walker is a short story about an unlucky family who struggles to make it. Maggie and Dee's mother goes out of her way to give them the life they deserve. In Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use," Dee is an unlikable person because she is arrogant, selfish, and ungrateful. Dee is a very arrogant person. Dee is under the impression that she appreciates her heritage more than Maggie ever could.
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.