“The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194). She feels responsible and blames herself for what has happened to Minnie. She believes that the reason that she stayed away - “because it weren’t cheerful” (192) was the very reason she should have gone to see Minnie. She reacts to her refusal to visit Minnie as a crime in itself. “Oh, I wish I’d come over here once in a while!” she cried.
“Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen” was published thirty seven years ago, yet it raises issues that are still relevant to woman in the twenty-first century. The book cover shows a woman looking at herself in a hand-held mirror while standing in front of a vanity where a framed picture of a woman with a 1950s hair-do rests. The cover hints at what readers of the book may feel: as women read about Sasha, they may not be reading about themselves so much as their mothers. Major issues in the book include date rape, marital rape, infidelity, illegal abortions - all in the same year that Roe vs. Wade was being debated in the Supreme Court. All of these actions were juxtaposed with the idea and image of a Prom Queen.
The main character in “A Wagner Matinee” is a lady called Aunt Georgiana who used to be a young, music teacher. She is now old and worn from years on the farm. After a short visit with her nephew and a trip to the opera, she opened up and remembered her passion for music. The two ladies have experiences in the stories that are very similar but are different enough to make them their own. Both of the main characters had past experiences that faded and were left behind as they married and aged.
We are made up of stories. And even the ones that seem the most like lies can be our deepest hidden truths. Stories play an important role in Briar Rose for both the characters and the responder. Briar Rose is about a woman and her promise to her grandmother who claims she is Briar Rose. There are two plots in the novel, you have the present day plot which follows Becca on her search for Gemma’s past and the fairy tale plot, which follows Gemma’s telling of Briar Rose to her 3 granddaughters.
Isabella Walters Mrs. Freeland English II 23 September 2011 The Epic Quest of Jenna Starfire Jenna Starfire never compared herself to teens her age. In fact, Jenna always knew she was different. She was adopted into a supportive, loving family that cared about her just as if she was their own. Jenna loved them very much yet, thought of her birth parents often. She only knew that her parents were not like most, she had a feeling they were much more than ordinary.
Another instance is when she asks her mother for the quilts her grandmother had made, her mother said they were for Maggie; Dee's reply was, “Maggie wouldn't appreciate the quilts” and Maggie says, “Dee can have them” (Walker 2441). Furthermore, all of the things Dee ask for she wants to use them for decoration and not for everyday use. Dee also was not educated about her heritage. For instance, her mother called her “Dee” and in return she replied saying her new name was Wangero, followed by the statement, “Dee is dead and I can no longer bear the name of the people that oppress me” (Walker 2440). I believe there was no time during the story that she was oppressed or even mentioned
Title: My Daughter The Racist Writer: Helen Oyeyemi Publisher: BBC Year: 2010 Number of pages: 19 1. Main character(s) and characterization • The main character in this short story is the women. She is the narrator of the story, but her name is not mention in this story. What I found by reading this story is, this women is really love her daughter also her mother-in-law. She is afraid if the soldier harmed her daughter.
The movie told of a beautiful and mature woman Katherine who taught “History of Art” at Wellesley College which was a conservative women’s school that wasn’t interested in spreading women’s freedom (Newell). Giselle was important character in the movie. She was young, dynamic, and unafraid to fight for a good purpose. She was different from the traditional women because she had an independent attitude towards life, strong heart, and open-minded thoughts to the 1950s American social phenomenon that was being gradually. In the fifteen years of America after World War Ⅱ, to be a “perfect wives” and “five children’s mother” was a women’s dream (Friedan).
The Memories of Granny Weatherall In the story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” Katherine Porter tells a compelling story of a dying eighty-year old woman who is reminiscing on the memories she had throughout her life. Out of all the memories Granny Weatherall is remembering, one seems to stand out more than any of the others; the memories of her bridegroom jilting her on her wedding day. This memory seems to plague Granny Weatherall’s last moments of her life. In the story, you see Granny Weatherall transitioning throughout her life from a healthy, lively, and confident woman –to a woman who is bent, confused, distorted, and unable to let go of her past memories. In the beginning of the story, Granny Weatherall is definitely in a state of denial when it comes to her health and well being.
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.