The manner in which the nun said that made Esperanza feel like “nothing” (5). Esperanza realizes how poverty affects her and lessens her and her families options. A main object that represents her poverty would be her house and she knows this and understands that she wants a real house and a better life to be happier. Esperanza hates being poor and also hates her house for representing her poverty. The readers can tell she hates her house and poverty when she points out her house to Sister Superior and she “started to cry” (45).
I wish women could do such things” (354), she tries to express her desire for wanting to be stronger and more independent. The protagonist seems to be unhappy with her life and marriage. She feels isolated in her “neat white farm house” (350), and also isolated from her true feelings. Elisa fills her hours by vigorously cleaning the “hard swept looking little house, with hard polished windows” (350), and by tending to her garden (Overview: The Chrysanthemums). She knows there is something wrong with her life, but she is unable to understand what this dissatisfaction is.
The governess’s adoration of the uncle after visiting him at Harley Street and her belief that he needed her reflects the governess’s naivety. Being a poor Parson’s daughter from a Hampshire vicarage, it is likely that she had never been to the city of London before; also she is described as “young, afraid and nervous”. This creates a sense of vulnerability as she lacks exposure hence the slightest of things may tend to amaze her. As prior ladies that were interviewed for the job rejected it on the basis of the condition that they would have no contact with the outside world, the governess accepted the job and already felt rewarded after the uncle held her hand. This “fluttered anxious” Parson’s daughter lacking experience also tends to be vulnerable as she fails to have the necessary prowess to deal with matters.
The main characters of the story are Desiree and the baby being the protagonist. Armand is the antagonist, who dominates Desiree because back in that time women did not have a vote like modern times. The main character changes ever since Madame Valmonde found her. She grew up and had a baby. She also realized how wrong Armand was about her roots.
Ji-Li’s grandfather was a landlord. Her grandmother was shunned from society because she was landlord wife. Since their class status was “black”, it was inevitable that their house would be searched. This made Ji-Li realize how bad her family was considered. This is the point in the book where she hates anything to do with her family.
“she was made unhappy by the run-down house apartment they lived in, the peeling walls, the battered chairs and the ugly curtains” the quote makes madame loisel sound very spoilt. She came to conclusion that by marrying a junior clerk that she was going to be living a life of luxury and excitement it almost like. I think she never thought about the other people who never had the chance to meet someone more fortunate and made her sound like she was still live a poorer life. In life Madame Loisel always had high expectations and made many dreams. “she had no fine dresses, no jewellery, nothing and that is she ever cared about; she felt that God had made her for such things” what this shows is that she is not grateful for what god has given her in life, which is alot more than the people who are living in poverty are getting.
How can Marxist criticism open up different interpretations of Celie’s change of status in The Colour Purple? The Colour Purple could be associated with many different Marxist ideas, for example, through the idea of freewill. Through the idea of setting in the novel we are able to see how low class Celie and her family are and how little freewill they have. Many people within her society are treated as slaves to white people and not worthy of an education of a job. This could be linked to the Marxist idea that would believe that Celie’s circumstances with her father and lack of education is a result of the class she is in, Marxists would believe that her oppression is down to the class she was born into.
People across the world come here in hopes of the “American Dream” and for some, it does happen, but at what cost? How many come in hopes of finding a better life but just realize that to find a better life they must leave behind culture and previous ways of life. They realize that although they come here to be accepted, they’re isolated and in some cases looked down upon by the natives, in this case Americans. Immigration has always been an issue to some natives, viewing immigrants as people who take and ruin their turf, rather than just trying to share it. In “The House on Mango Street” the author, Sandra Cisneros, really shows us all the troubles an immigrant faces like isolation and the struggle of assimilation.
It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
Written in 1936, the book is believed to be a part of realistic drama as it explores the lives of women in rural areas that were governed by stringent rules of conduct. Described as the “Drama of women in the villages of Spain”, the plot is set in the small village named Andalusia. The book gives the reader an insight into the social stratification of the society in terms of gender and class roles. The protagonist of the play Bernarda is showcased as an authoritative figure under which her daughters are living in tyranny. She is preoccupied with her family honour and strongly asserts the belief of class prejudice through socio-economic status.