There are various symbols in the play which represents the feelings and moods through out the play. One main symbol which re occurs through out the play is the rose. The rose appears in different scenes giving a meaning which is the ability to survive and grow, giving us beauty. As I read the play and observed the use of the symbol, I found the use of the rose was a beautiful symbol as it represented hope of beauty in the future. An example of the rose appearing is when Hamid returns home and begins to pull the roses out from the garden, but then is stopped by Amir.
These pests represent natural harm to the flowers, and, just as any good mother, she removes them before they can harm her children. The chrysanthemums are symbolic of her children, and she is very proud of them. When Elisa's husband compliments her on her flowers, she is proud, and "on her face there [is] a little smugness"(240). She is happy and pleased by her ability to nurture these beautiful flowers. Elisa's pride in her ability to grow such beautiful flowers reinforces the fact that the flowers are a replacement for her children.
Similarly, in front of an audience we see a theatrical event before hand as if it didn’t exist, it then bursts into life on the stage before once more disappearing. The flower is important to Zeami as he feels that this allows us to truly understand the performance, as it is so visually enticing when alive; yet Zeami believed that when a flower begins to die the process is all the more so. Zeami believed that Noh Theatre portrayed human life as it is; so assuming that pain is a process all must undergo, some believe that human suffering in its own way, is beautiful. Zeami sees the flower as something to be in awe of. In relation to its metaphor within Noh Theatre, we see his encouragement for the audience to be fascinated by the performance, thus he weighs importance on the concept in this case in order to amaze
Discuss how innocence and loss thereof, are portrayed in Alice Walker’s ‘The Flowers’ and Lillian Heker’s ‘The Stolen Party’ “Maybe innocence is a skin you must shed to build layers more resistant to the caustic truths of the world.” –Hector Tobar. This quote gives a reason as to why innocence may be lost due to experience. In the short story, ‘The Flowers’ by Alice Walker, a young girl discovers a hung man in the woods while she is picking flowers. We see how she changes after that experience as she has been exposed to something that she will never fully recover from. The name of the short story is important as flowers symbolise innocence due to their beauty and delicacy but it can also symbolize death as they are associated with funerals and graves.
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. However, the pear tree never changes but Bertha’s interactions with the Nanny of her son Little B, her husband Harry, and her newfound friend Pearl Fulton provide a depiction of how Bertha experiences a change in her character. Each of these characters contributes to different phases of Bertha’s ongoing transformation. Through three different static characters, Mansfield is able to depict Bertha in the process of changing. Bertha’s relationship with Little B’s Nanny illustrates the initial state of mind of Bertha’s character.
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.
–Steinbeck Pg. 166” This is Elisa reaction after the tinker takes interest in the chrysanthemums. As she give the chrysanthemums to him she also offers herself symbolically. It is this connection that helps us understand why she cries at the end of the story. “She whispered to herself sadly, “he might have thrown them off the road.
n "Three Flower Petals" one gets the feeling of being a child again; not having a care in the world and finding joy in the simplest of things. Beauty is subjecct to the child's innocence. It shows that living for the moment increases one's awareness of things around them and not to worry about everything out of their control. In addition to this, the child wanting to share her flower with a stranger shows kindness to one's neighbour. Enjoyment can come out of sharing something someone loves with another so that one another can share their happiness together.
Shakespeare uses this metaphor to give the reader/audience an image in their minds of what Laertes thinks of Hamlet and what he is doing to Ophelia. The image of a blossom is beautiful, starting to grow to its full potential, sprouting, young, innocent, etc. But when a worm comes and eats/destroys the blossom, it is no longer beautiful, worthy, long-lasting, innocent, but becomes warn-down and not useful. When Laertes says this advice to Ophelia it gives her the picture that because Hamlet cannot love her, she should not become attached, for if she does, she will become warned down and tired. This strategy of a metaphor characterizes Laertes as someone who thinks of the future and is wise and logical.
Miss Brill is a story about a lonely woman who enjoys to go to the park on Sunday afternoons and observing people. She enjoys this because it gives her a feeling of connection to others despite the fact that there’s no actual connection. Her fur is her only friend. In the short story, Miss Brill, Katherine Mansfield effectively uses symbolism to show that loneliness and optimism increases one’s vulnerability. Although the bench, fur, cake, and orchestra seem irrelevant, they are the most important part to the story.