Analysis of “A Worn Path” Tracy Locke ENG125 Karen McFarland September 16, 2013 “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty written in 1941 is a story that shows unconditional love. A beautiful story of a grandmother who will do anything to help her sick grandson. Phoenix Jackson must be one hundred years old and still takes a long journey only to get medication for her grandson. A trip is always tough on a person, but a trip for an old lady who walks with a cane very slowly is an act of compassionate love. I will explore the theme along with two literary elements in this short story.
Another reason would be to show how Penelope is loyal to Odysseus while he’s away for so long, it shows how the women were loyal to their men if they loved him. It makes the audience/reader wonder whether Odysseus will be loyal while he is away. She could’ve be mischievous but she isn’t because this was expected of her to her be loyal, however Agamemnon’s wife was not faithful when he was away and killed Agamemnon, this story is shown to show the reader Penelope is a good character and Odysseus must be special and the love of her life if she’s been so loyal. You can see how Odysseus is the head of the house (Kyrios) and should control Xenia but because he is not in the home, the suitors take control. Another reason would be to show display crime and punishment.
Her life is not easy. She has been through tough time. As I continue reading this poem, I understand that the mother never gives up, even though she has been through rough times. Furthermore, her message to her son and the readers is to not let things bring them down, and get scared away when they face obstacles in life. The theme of “Mother To Son” by Langston Hughes is motivating and encouraging .
The decisions she makes shows us, her desire to improve health and education level, but to also be finally making something out of herself other than just a house wife. These changes she is going through tells us her trying to gain her own independence. The reason for change in Norma’s life is the return of her husband Leroy. After 14 year of trucking Leroy’s injury causes him to come back home permanently, which causes unhappiness to Norma, leading her to say, “In some ways, a woman prefers a man who wonders”(Mason 76). Norma says this towards the end of the story, when Norma is essentially telling Leroy she wants to be alone.
Change Essay September 30, 2010 A Shiloh For Rose Change greets the main female characters in the short stories “Shiloh” and “A Rose For Emily” and it's indomitable presence results in a common theme. The two women find themselves reacting to the change in their lives with different approaches, but with a common sternness. The character of Emily Grierson in “A Rose For Emily” is a secluded denier to the change that has come to her small southern town. Her first encounter with change comes after the death of her dominating father. She resists giving up his dead body, frightened by the absence of his control that has kept change from entering her life.
In reading the fiction story “Killings” written by Andre Dubus, you think the two characters Matt Fowler and Richard Strout are very different. Dubus has the reader sympathetic towards Matt though the tragic death of his son Frank, and less feelings towards Richard. However, midway through the story you begin to compare Fowler and Strout and how they; love their family deeply, want revenge on the wrong that was done to them, and seek out homicidal justice. Matt Fowler’s love for his family is evident. I believe that Dubus wants us to know that Fowler loved his wife.
Tom is the only one to believe his father; he knows that his father is telling the truth and that he is not crazy. He tries to help his father and see’s the lies in Dr. Bates words. This relationship although very new is very strong. The trust a boy has in his father even though they have hardly spoken to each other shows the lasting relationship between them. Dr. Bates at the beginning of the film has asked Mary Gulliver, whose husband has disappeared, to be his wife.
A well renowned confessional poem is Sylvia Plath’s ‘Daddy’ which is addressed to her deceased father; the poem explores and refers to the holocaust in a child-like mellifluous rhythm, synthesising a nursery rhyme tone. Perhaps this conveys Plath’s grief of losing her father when she was young. First of all, the opening line of 'Morning song' “Love set you going like a fat gold watch,” introduces the concept of motherhood as the subject matter of the poem, conveying how the persona, feasibly Plath values and ‘ loves’ her child. The extent of the worth and appreciation of the child is emphasised by the simile ‘like a fat gold watch’ in the notion that the new life represents a likeness of the precious metal and how the persona’s value is similar to that of the admiration that man has for gold. Perhaps, ‘fat’ signifies the sheer size of the Child’s body and how much of a marvel it is that it was inside her for nine months
She will remember the people who had loved her grace and her beauty with either real or fake sentiments in the past, and also that one man who had loved her soul unconditionally as she grew old and the way she looked changed. As she is reminded of him, she will regret her missed opportunity of true love. Theme & Tone & Rhyme Scheme: The poem is written in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme ABBA CDDC EFFE which gives a steady rhythm to the poem. The themes of the poem are love, loss and regret and although based on the poet’s own personal life, the sentiment reflected in this poem is common to most, if not all, rejected lovers. Yeats’ tone helps enrich the reader’s conception of the poem’s theme.
In “A Sorrowful Woman” I found it appealing of the lengths that the husband took to nurture his wife the passage that states “With great care he rearranged his life.” (41) shows his dedication to her and making sure she had what she wanted. While it was appealing to see his love for her, it also did not appeal to me to see that instead of trying to get her help she needed, he just placated to her depression until it overtook her. 3. The two women’s attitudes toward family life differ because while Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately want to give one to Kai, Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and life as a mother she already has. The problem for Faye is being able to realize that she