“Everyday Babette danced out to where the fig-trees were in a long line against the fence”(Chopin 11). Unlike Babette, Maman-Nainaine was in no rush with life itself. As Babette dances, Maman-Nainaine “...sat down in her stately way to breakfast”(Chopin 11). The third polarity is informal versus formal. Babette is described as being informal.
The figs were also maturing. At the beginning of the story, they “were like hard little green marbles,” (11) and by the end they had matured into the luscious purple fruit that Babette had been waiting so patiently for. Maman-Nainaine realizes that Babette has matured how she wanted her to in the spring. She feels comfortable allowing her to
Reality Overcoming Blissful Ignorance Dynamic characters in literature illustrate a change in their character throughout the story at one point or another. On the other hand, static characters do not experience a change in their particular character and, more or less, stay the same. In Katherine Mansfield’s “Bliss”, Bertha Young, the protagonist, exemplifies a dynamic character that undergoes change and transformation around static characters. Bertha believes that “the lovely pear tree with its wide open blossoms as a symbol of her own life” (Mansfield 493). The pear tree and its blossoms symbolize all the wonderful things life offers her such as her youth, love for her husband, financial stability as well as her cosmopolitan friends.
Babette in the other hand is a bubby person in this story. Every day Babette danced out to where the fig-trees were in a long line against the fence. The third polarity informal versus formal in this story, babette is a very informal person. Babette bore a dainty porcelain platter, which she set down before her godmother. It contained a dozen purple figs, fringed around with their rich, green leaves.
In Truth and Beauty chapters two and three Patchett develops the character of Lucy further through the use of figurative language. Patchett uses an Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare, the grasshopper and the ant, as a metaphor to describe the relationship between Lucy and Ann. “Grasshoppers and hares find the ants and tortoises. They need us to survive, but we need them as well. They were the ones who brought the truth and beauty to the party.” (20) This metaphor is important in both describing Lucy as a character as well as describing the bond between Lucy and Ann.
Then follow women fresh and gay, Living and loving and loved to-day. Last, in the rear, flee the multitude of maidens, Beauties yet unborn. And all, to one cadence, They circle their rose on my rose tree. III. Dear rose, thy term is reached, Thy leaf hangs loose and bleached: Bees pass it unimpeached.
THE BANGLE SELLARS BY SAROJINI NAIDU Sarojini Naidu has fore grounded the auspiciousness and the symbolic value of the custom of wearing bangles by repeating "happy." The 'happy' daughters look forward to their marital bliss while the 'happy' wives are content and glory in the fulfillment which is a result of their marital status. Each of the next three stanzas deal with the three stages in the life of of an average Indian woman - a virgin maiden, an expectant bride and finally a mature matriarch. The bangles are of many colors. However, each stage in an Indian woman's life is described lyrically and appropriately according to the colour of the bangle suitable to that stage:for the maiden virgin who is always dreaming of a happily married life it is a misty silver and blue, for the expectant and passionate bride it is a golden yellow, and for the mature matriarch it is a "purple and gold flecked grey."
Compare the relationship Janie had with Joe to the one she had with Tea Cake. In the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” wrote by Zora Neale Hurston Janie as a young girl has some romantic bones in her body. Her magical experience underneath a blossoming pear tree has a profound effect on her. She thinks Joe Starks is the one who can give her true love. Joe also makes her believe that she has keys to kingdom.
Janie’s search for love begins with the harmony she finds in nature. While under the pear tree she witnesses the bees’ interaction with the flowers on the pear tree. She sees this as a passionate interaction and longs for this passion in her own life. This starts her need for emotional fulfillment as well as the horizon. Janie sees the horizon as a mystery of the world and she feels the need to connect with it.
Connie is also very snoopy leading to the nickname Curious Connie. ------------------------------------------------- Lands in the book[edit source | editbeta] * The Land of Marvels It is filled with all kinds of marvels: a cat telling fortunes, a ladder with no top, even a singing tree. Connie goes here, gives the fortune-telling cat a slap, gets in trouble with an old dame, and hides up the ladder with no top where she is rescued by Moonface. * The Land of Giants This is the land Jack's beanstalk led to. The children, Saucepan, Silky and Moonface go through here to rescue Connie.