“Sade Mattison, if I’m not interrupting your oh so important conversation, what is one use of Murtlap tentacles?” She asked, not in the mood for foolishness. He smirked. He was quite familiar with this ingredient. “If strained and pickled, Murtlap tentacles can be turned into essence of Murtlap, which is primarily used in healing and soothing wounds such as cuts and boils.” he finished lazily. She seemed flustered.
However, as soon as she encounters the tinker and notices his interest in Chrysanthemums, “the irritation melted from Elisa’s face” (232), and eventually reveals her womanly side. After the tinker left, she “scrubbed herself with a little block of pumice, legs and thighs, loins and chest and arms, until her skin was scratched and red” (236). She then bathes and puts on a dress to make herself look more feminine (237). For the first time, Elisa feels valued and special by the tinker. As a result, she puts more effort into beautifying herself than the house or garden.
The mother says she did something she had never done before, "hugged Maggie to me," then took the quilts from Dee and gave them to Maggie. In I Stand Here Ironing the mother tells us she feels guilty for the way her daughter Emily is, for the things she (the mother) did and did not do. The mother's neighbor even tells her she should "smile at Emily more when you look at her." Again towards the end of the story Emily's mother admits "my wisdom came too late." The mothers unknowingly gave Emily and Maggie second best.
Huck learned to read and write and even acquired some religion, but he didn't like it too much that Miss Watson continually tried to vanquish his smoking and swearing. One day Huck saw footprints in the snow and realized that his father was back in town. This made Huck very uncomfortable because his father stayed drunk and beat him whenever he felt like it (which was most of the time). Huck knew the only reason his Pap came back was to collect his son's money. After finding out about his Pap, Huck went quickly over to Judge Thatcher's house to sign away the right to his share of the twelve thousand dollars.
Flash back seven months ago...December of 2006 few days before Christmas...I thought he was a Christmas present from God or as astrologers in ancient times would say...my stars were lining up that day...It was a dark , chilly winter morning I was crossing 5th Street like I used to do every morning ...a common looking man asked me out for coffee..."My Big" isn't anything like drop-dead-gorgeous-hunk of man, but you can say that he stood tall and have that crazy blue eyes that were always smiling...the eyes got me and I was hooked. At that moment in my life, I was half-way going throug... ... middle of paper ... ...sonal issues head on .I totally broke my pattern which I was so scared of doing. I have transformed myself and felt as if I went through a rite of passage and dealt every moment courageously, simply and purely. I was being true to me and loved myself as much as I have never loved before in my whole life. This wave of epiphany couldn't have been realized if I stuck myself at my comfort zones or if I lived in fear and selfishly.
I HAVE TO WORK!" Finally, it sinks in. She glances at Patience and then looks at me with a knowing look, rolling her eyes. It's so obvious I want to curl up and die. I settle for shooing her away again, then stick the cotton back in my ear and focus on my loom, turning it on again before she can say anything more.
Mama states: “I did something I never done before: hugged Maggie to me, then dragged her on into the room, snatched the quilts out of Miss Wangero 's hands and dumped them into Maggie 's lap” (Walker 6). This quote describes yet another instance of how Mama persevered in a time of pandemonium, showing both of her daughters’ love, despite being
“Hello there.” She was trying her hardest not to laugh at the poor thing, letting it sit on the crook of her elbow as she took the little scroll from it, unfurling it with her free hand. Report to Krockotopia at once! -Gamma She sighed as she wandered back over to the window, giving the carrier piggle a little kiss on the head before launching him into the air and turning back to her workshop. She cleaned up her belongings, locking the black powder and special varnish away, cleaning her hands off on her smock and straightening out her hair which just fell right back into her face anyway. She laughed out loud into the silence, putting out the two torches in the room and shuffling off for her own.
Mama, on the other hand, almost gives in until Maggie, who knows her place in this world like Mama knows hers, says that Wangero can have the quilts. Maggie's act of resignation triggers Mama into doing something she had never done before. She hugs Maggie and stands up to Wangero. The irony of Wangero's statement that Mama does not understand her heritage (74) ties the emotions of the conflict together. With that statement, we perceive that Mama and Maggie not only understand their heritage, they are living examples of it.
In the following paragraph, it is apparent that her mind is now consumed by the yellow wallpaper and perplexing patterns, thus becoming essential within the plot. An indication that the crawling women is the narrator herself, is evident when John’s sister, Jennie spoke, “Then she said that the paper stained everything it touched and that she had found yellow smooches on all my clothes, and John’s, and she wished we would be more careful”( The Yellow Wallpaper, Page 82, Paragraph 3). The pattern within the yellow wallpaper has now become the narrator's main objective. She becomes insane trying to release the woman stuck inside, which resembles herself being trapped within her own life. An example of this can be seen observed in the following line, “As soon as it was moonlight and that poor thing began to crawl and shake the pattern, I got up and ran to help her.