Kate Chopin helps her readers understand Maman-Nainaine better because of her age. Babette, on the other hand, does not understand time. She does not understand that it takes time for the figs to ripen. She also does not understand why Maman-Nainaine is making her wait so long to see her family members. Babette may also see the time as a new beginning for herself.
Maman-Nainaine is surprised she arches her eyebrows, and she exclaims, “How early the figs have ripened this year.” Babette she is a candidness person in this story, Babette replies, “I think they have ripened very late.” Chopin is not simply remarking here that time passes slowly for young people, and quickly for old people. In my conclusion the two ladies are family but they have a
Babette is described as “restless as a humming-bird”, while Maman-Nainaine was “as patient as the statue of la Madone” (Chopin11). The second polarity is energetic versus staidness. Babette was portrayed as an energetic girl. Her youthful energy is seen as she dances and sings. “Everyday Babette danced out to where the fig-trees were in a long line against the fence”(Chopin 11).
the girl recited the words, in a perfect imitation of her mother. 'You may play around with them as long as you like, use them however you wish. If you want to make mama happy do nice things, good things; be a bad girl and mama will be angry.' that's what she told me,' Persephone finished turning her head proudly upwards. Leuce laughed a little, catching herself in time not to encourage the girl's impertinent impersonation of Demeter.
Quite so it is with the short story he wrote entitled “The Diamond Necklace” in 1881. The basic theme is revealed through the use of symbolism and a strong character development of a woman who so obviously takes for granted her blessings by trading them for materialistic dreams of grandeur. The repetitive theme throughout the short story is one of materialism versus simplistic and real core values of a grateful heart. The strong literary elements in “The Necklace” are various and should be limited for discussion due to the nature of their details. The first is De Maupassant’s well developed character Mathilde Loisel.
My mother smiled and told “ no, you can’t . It is too tall for you to do that, now I have to go to the market and I will buy them for you”. I felt very sad. After my mother left, I wondered myself “why I don’t do my favourite things, if I pick those mangoes, there can be have some advantages. First, save the money for my mother, a second I haven’t climbed the tall tree before, finally I am mature enough to do this”.
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.
She is most likely from a generation of farmers who had to know when to plant, fertilize, and harvest based on the changing of the seasons. If they miscalculated, their crop would not do well. Babette, on the other hand, is of a youthful age, impatient and unhampered by the rigidness of her godmother, Maman-Nainaine. On a deeper level, Chopin provides the reader with another example of how two individuals may experience the same thing differently. Babette and Maman-Nainaine both experience the time it takes the figs to ripen.
Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny. Bethan isn’t only just bad mannered, she also hangs with older boys who has been in prison, and got her sister pregnant. We get the impression that Bethan doesn’t come from a loving and worried family like Lucy’s. Lucy’s mother doesn’t want her to wear make-up, but what will Bethan think if she didn’t? Lucy even hits her old best friend Penny, to show Bethan that they are the new and popular best friend couple.