From personal understanding and examination of Dorothy Day’s life, I think that she wanted to show people how religion can change their lives and display a new spiritual sensation. At the university Dorothy Day rejected religion and “began to take God’s name in vain.” (Day, 42) Dorothy was unhappy and she expressed her feelings by pushing away religion. Until the birth of a child, Dorothy consciously doubted religion, however she constantly prayed and unconsciously believed in God. When Dorothy found out about her pregnancy, she started praying and going to mass every Sunday. She started praying because she became happy and she wanted to thank the God.
The hard work of life reminds her of the letters in the attic that she does not want her children to find and that she took great pains to keep a tidy house. She had prepared herself for death at sixty and then “got over the notion” after she actually became ill and recovered. Cornelia’s attentiveness makes Granny feel old, but her other children, Jimmy and Lydia, still ask her advice reminding Granny of raising the children. Granny
Women showing expressing their sexuality is not only an act against God, but also against men. In Toni Morrison’s “Recitatif” Twyla’s mother Marry had no problem expressing her sexuality because she was a stripper, who danced all night, she wore a fur jack and green slacks to a chapel to meet her daughter Twyla. Her clothing was inappropriate especially to Roberta’s mother who was symbolic of God. Roberta’... ... middle of paper ... ...heir mother presence, they were happy, but still resented their mothers. Resenting their mothers for not being able to take care of them, they both ended up in an opposite appearance compared to their mothers.
The hard work of life reminds her of the letters in the attic that she does not want her children to find and that she took great pains to keep a tidy house. Readers learn that she had prepared herself for death at sixty, and then “got over the notion” after she actually became ill and recovered 78). Cornelia’s attentiveness makes Granny feel old, but her other children, Jimmy and Lydia, still ask her advice, reminding Granny
She was what I thought was the epitome of success at that time: a Buppie. A New Age twist on a Buppie perhaps: she was kindhearted, generous, wasn't a consumerist, hedonist or an emotional graveyard. She looked out for other brothers and sisters who were less fortunate, reached back and brought them with her, including me. In my twentysomething eye... ... middle of paper ... ...ollowing in my sister's footsteps, I began learning from her experiences. We tread lightly around the subject of the religion these days.
As the story progresses it becomes evident that she suffered from more than one type, physical and emotional. Common to the women of that day, Louise obviously did not go around complaining about her unhappiness with her husband and her life. Her sister and husband’s friend were worried that she might not even be able to bear the bad news. One of the aspects of “The Story of an Hour” that is compelling to the reader is the fact that Louise Mallard feels excitement after learning of her husband’s death. She anticipates the possibility of being a free woman and able to live for herself.
This book is a great inspiration for the women that are having doubts about going into the ministry or marrying a preacher. The book covers equipment to help us once we are in the ministry and new to a congregation, how we should adjust to moving and leaving everything behind. For instance, we as wives will sense we are so alone and have nobody to talk to you while our husband is at work. Another great lesson we learn in this book as wives is how to work together as a team with our husbands. “Where your treasure is, your heart is also” (15).
She says that a “woman’s place is with her husband and children, alive or dead (23).” She seems to enjoy her role in society as a mother and the things expected of her as a woman. The cakes become an extension of her archetype because the lady she was trying to sell them to did not pay for the cakes and did not take them so she gossips to Kate about it. Her idle chatter is unnecessary and is another characteristic of a neighborhood busybody. The cakes also reveal how religion is a major theme in As I Lay Dying, Cora uses religion to rationalize her behavior many times. “Riches is nothing in the face of the Lord,” she uses religion to cope with her social situation of not being able to sell the cakes.
The racism and discrimination Maya faced throughout I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, affected her attitude, personality, and overall outlook on life in a positive way. While Maya is young, she notices white impudence but doesn’t always recognize it as racism, and it affected her attitude towards her life. She is taught to understand that white people don’t like black people; the white race is evil. Although she can comprehend that and understand to obey whites, but she doesn’t understand the reasoning behind it. For example, when the young white girls are mocking Momma in front of the Store, Maya is crying behind the door because she can’t understand why they’re being so mean, especially because Momma hasn’t done anything wrong to them.
Womanhood was a strong theme in the two essays as well. In My Mother Never Worked she understood the expectations as a lady to marry and raise a family. She even confronted the worry she felt towards this future for herself in the letters to her fiancé. She wrote, “ I have told you a dozen times I won’t be afraid of married life, but when it comes down to setting a date and then picturing myself a married woman with half a dozen or more kids to look after, it just makes me sick... I am weeping right now.” Later on in the narrative all the examples of hard work and sacrifice she does, like learning to garden and care for farm animals, sewing new cloths from scraps of cloth, and carrying buckets of water up and down miles