I don’t like this place.’’ (Giaspell 744). This is clear evidence that the house had a weird vibe. Miss Emily was also isolated from the town she lived in. ‘’ set on what once had been our most selected street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left’’ (Faulkner 865).
Therefore she has a ritual where she made this wall. ‘The whaling wall” was a wall in the backyard of the house where she would go and write down her thought or why she was upset at that very minutes and put the piece of paper in the wall and that would be her secret about why she was upset. This is a spiritual ritual that helps her cope with her issues regarding her life. The sisters of the house have a statue of the black Madonna the same on that is on the jars of their honey and they perform weekly prayer gatherings with other women around this
I am not from New York, so this was not one of the sites I learned about in history class. I enjoyed visiting the street though, and I learned a lot. The inside of the houses in general were very different than what we are used to. They are not made for tall people because in every house I had to duck. In the earlier houses, they were very small, expanded outwards instead of building up.
It mentions that Leroy once bought his wife a new piano as a gift and how happy she was and lovingly she touched it as she played it. The piano symbolizes the love he has for her and how over time as she stop playing the piano and their love starts to fade. She was gental and caring to the keys as she was to the marrage before everything changed. The past tense of the sentence show the fact that that was then and this is now, and their love is gone. :… He used to stay in the house with Norma Jean.. Now he is home alone most of the time.” It is clear that she doesn’t want to spend time with him like they use to.
Set in rural Georgia during the age of the Jim Crow south, Alice Walker used a time where African American people were searching for their African roots while seemingly neglecting those closer to home. When Dee came home from the city to visit her mother and sister, she appears to have a brand new love of her culture and heritage but in reality, she rejects the very root of her own family tree, while Mama is still content with her life as is, and a spark was finally lit in Maggie making her smile at
In the 1950s, women would rarely have jobs but mostly be a stay at home mother. These duties are essential in “The Crucible” and 1950s for the
While it was necessary for her to work in order to contribute to the meager family finances. She became concerned as she noticed how young people behaved in the neighborhood when their mothers worked outside the home. She talked about “la poca verguenza”, (the lack of shame), of teenagers who would not go to school to have parties. (BB Centro journals Issue on Chicago: Puerto Rican Grandmothers Share and Relive Their Memorias; Irma M.
She did anything that didn’t involve social interactmeant. She didn’t like to be alone. Her favorite part of the day was to check the mail. The young girl got up once the rain stopped and slugged her way out of her room and went to the front porch to experience the only breath of cool air she would be getting the entire day. While walking over to the mailbox she began to painfully think of her past times at home.
One evening, Mary came to call on me and we sat on an old table in the back yard to watch the sunset. "Papa came today," she said, "and we've got to go 70 back day after tomorrow." "Is Mrs. Sennett going to stay here?" "She said at supper she was. She said this time she really was, because she'd said that last year and came back, but now she means it."
As I meet up with Mrs. Peters at the Wrights’ place. I meet her the year before the county fair. She is small, thin, thin, and very soft spoken. She did not look like a sheriff’s wife the least bit. As we approached the Wrights’ house I felt a bit uneasy.