Mama imagines being reunited with her daughter on a television show where the celebrity guest is confronted with her family, and she is greatly tearful and thankful for her origins. Maggie, who is not bright and who bears severe burn scars from a house fire many years before, seems jealous with her glamorous sister. Real life is not like TV show, however, Dee comes and brings a man who may be her husband but Mama is not sure whether they are actually married. She has gone to college and now seems almost as distant as a film star. She wears an ankle-length, gold and orange dress, jangling golden earrings and bracelets, and hair that “stands straight up like the wool on a sheep.” She greets them “Wa-su-zo-Tean-o” which neither of Mama nor Maggie understand.
Also she loves school but because of being pregnant she is prevented. "The first time I got big Pa took me out of school. He never care that I love it....You too dumb to keep going to school, Pa say. Nettie the clever one in this bunch" (Walker 10- 11). Celie is being victimized and as the result of being disrespected, she cannot stand up for herself to fight for her rights and acquire what she deserves.
Sandy then begins dating the “perfect man” at her high school, yet still finds herself longing for the extra zip Danny’s attitude entails. Her new boyfriends “pleasant adult society…” (Lurie 335) behavior was not what she wanted. As a result all the critics that believed folktales to be unrealistic realized that once children grow up they soon find the world to be imperfect and not what they expected. “The contrast continued in maturity when women were often more powerful than men”
His sister Lavina might think very little of Catherine but she loves her and doesn’t show her opinion throughout the movie. And finally Morris Townsend, he is a very attractive young man who claims he is in love with Catherine. Throughout the film there are conflicts and a plot. An internal conflict would be the dislike Dr. Sloper has for his daughter. He continually criticizes Catherine for not being like her mother and for being so dull and having very little social skills.
Symbol and Theme in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” tells a simple story about a girl, fifteen, who is all about her appearance and of her awakening from the daydreaming. However, Oates tell the out the story with element of real or illusions, motif, or symbolism. The symbolic element of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” insinuate that the fear the narrator has near the end of the story is maybe more than the response of a young girl wanting to grow up so fast. The theme of the story effectively status on the girl harsh realities of adulthood, which bear little resemblance to her fantasies. The most important symbol has to do with vision and questioning.
Question 3 Discuss the ending of one of the short stories we have explored. Why do you think the writer ends the story there? Are your expectations fulfilled by the end of the story? Title of chosen story: “Where are you going where have you been.” A short story by Joyce Carol Oates A short summary of the story illustrates, the main character, Connie, a beautiful but self-absorbed 15-year-old girl, who is at odds with her mother, and older sister. Without her parents' knowledge, she spends most of her evenings flirting with boys at a fast food joint, and one evening captures the attention of a stranger in a gold flashy convertible.
“Not since you took over the budget” Kirby’s mother remarks after Kirby says “Why are you crying, you never cry.”This makes Kirby an inspirational character because, willingly Kirby sees her mother’s struggle and without making a fuss she stats taking the leadership role in the family, doing the budget, doing the shopping, anything to keep her mother happy. Many teenagers in her situation may have reacted differently in Kirby’s situation and gone off the rails. That makes Kirby an inspirational character because it must have been hard to take such a big role at such a young age. In addition the author has used foreshadowing to show me that Kirby is responsible and looks at options for the future. As a result she is able to think clear in difficult situations For example when Kirby says “get up, let’s get out of here” after watching the Elders beat up Daniel for wanting to follow his dream.
As this is their first real impression of her, they believe her to be less civilized then she really is. Mrs. Bennet, the mother of Elizabeth, greatens the bad reputation of the family. Although Mrs. Bennet is obsessed with having a good reputation, she is one of the main reasons the Bennet family do not. She does everything in her power to make her family look good by having dinner parties and bragging to other females, but does the opposite. Her rude manner in public and obsession with climbing the social ladder embarrasses her daughters Elizabeth and Jane.
The Influence of Grandparents In the stories “Inspired Eccentricities” and “Spirit,” both by Bell Hooks, the main characters really take after their grandparent(s) and learn a lot from them despite what their parents might think. In “Inspired Eccentricities,” the daughter really looks up to Baba and Daddy Gus even though her mother tells her to ignore most everything that they say because she doesn’t want her daughter to end up like them. In “Spirit,” the daughter gets all of the spirit that she has from her grandmother, and since the dad does not like his kids having any spirit, he tries to break her of her spirit whenever she or any of her siblings does something wrong. “Inspired Eccentricities” is about a child who really looks up to her grandparents. She explains everything about her grandparents to us and how odd they are compared to normal people, but how much she loves them for that.
Ashley was so confused that the only thing she could think of to say was yes, when she should have said no! Ashley became their friend but she never got why they wanted to be her friend. The mean girls were totally the antithesis of her; they were really preppy and wore expensive name brand clothing, and Ashley was not preppy and did not have much money. Everyday Ashley wished she could just ascend to a higher stage in her life but she couldn’t. Both of Ashley’s parents were normally austere.