In conclusion we can say that the pear tree in Bliss serves very much as a symbol and a metaphor for Bertha by representing us her feelings: the pear tree is in fullest richest bloom and so she is, too. Also the awakening of her sexuality is imaged by the pear tree and thus Bertha is no longer young ¡V which is suggested by her name ¡V but has gained the same maturity as the pear tree. Works cited: Primary Literature: „h Mansfield, Katherine. Bliss and Other Stories. London: Constable Publ., 1920.
Life can be filled with bliss no matter how bad things may seem and we can find true happiness from fixing these problems to make our lives blissful. Bertha Young, the protagonist of Katherine Mansfield's Bliss, is a woman in her thirties, but as her last name "Young" implies, she is still in the stages of maturing. Her acts of maturing can be seen on the passage on page 91: "… she wanted to run instead of walk, to take dancing steps on and off the pavement, to bowl a hoop, to throw something up in the air and catch it again, or to stand still and laugh atnothingat nothing, simply." The way Bertha is living is because she has lived less than half of her life and to relate Bertha's life to real life, the author uses the symbol of a pear tree. Bertha convinces herself that her life is blissful and perfect at the moment, but what makes her think this is "it must have been the spring" (pg.
The Escape of a Modern Housewife “She could only realize that she herself – her present self – was in some way different from the other self” (Chopin 67). The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a compelling story of a woman who is awakened from the miserable duties of a housewife and mother to a woman who falls in love and finds herself. This story is not to judge a woman for having an affair with her husband, but it is to make the reader fall in love with this woman named Edna and go with her on her journey of finding herself. Edna is an extraordinary character in The Awakening, and it makes the reader see the basis of independence, and also giving the reader his or her own journey and reflection of their own life throughout the novel. The reader becomes more independent and more eager to say what he or she wants in his or her own life by reading this.
This dynamic character’s natural intelligence, talent for speaking, and uncommon insights made her the perfect candidate to develop into the outspoken, individual woman she has wanted to be all along. As the novel begins, Janie walks into her former hometown quietly and bravely. She is not the same woman who left; she is not afraid of judgment or envy. Full of “self-revelation”, she begins telling her tale to her best friend, Phoeby, by looking back at her former self with the kind of wistfulness everyone expresses when they remember a time of childlike naïveté. She tries to express her wonderment and innocence by describing a blossoming peach tree that she loved, and in doing so also reveals her blossoming sexuality.
Her parents see her new talent, and see how much she has grown-up. Baby and Johnny end up together in the end, which makes for a very happy ending. Save the Last Dance is also an exciting movie about a girl finding herself through learning a new type of dance. Sarah has always been a ballerina and ends up losing her mom in a car accident while Sarah is trying out for Julliard. She ends up going to live wit... ... middle of paper ... ...e, and thinks that Derek was the reason that she got hurt in the first place.
"A jewel in the hollow of a hand," Manderly, ridden by evil and surrounded by mystery is the scene where the tale unfolds. Rebecca, Manderly's late mistress, husband Max De Winter, Manderly's new mistress, De Winter's second wife, and Mrs. Danvers the maid are the principle characters The story is related by Max De Winter's naive, shy young second wife whom he meets at the hotel Cote d'Azur in Monte Carlo. She is companion to a snobbish old lady Mrs. Van Hopper whose main occupation is playing... ... middle of paper ... ...in so many ways, on your own attitude to love and relationships. You become as a reader incredibly touched by the insight into pain and loss in this novel. A subplot, which addresses the interference of family, is also approached with tenderness and objective maturity.
The horizon is related to the theme of wishes and dreams and is used often with the pear tree, as they both symbolize Janie’s dreams of love and life. The horizon is used as an example of far off dreams just out of reach for Janie, but, “others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing…mocked to death by time” (pg. 1). The idea of the horizon or light at the end of the tunnel is used not only in Janie’s story but in everyday life. While the horizon is used frequently as a symbol, it is unique for Janie as it represents a better life.
The speaker uses her mother’s reaction to this unusual-sounding phrase, using it to test pens and whispering it in her daughters’ ears in the middle of a prank, as a springboard for the rest of her essay. It displays in miniature the most memorable things about her mother’s personality; she is spontaneous, mischievous, a word lover, and a person who deviates from normalcy on a regular basis. There is no apparent thesis, as the author begins her essay immediately without an introduction and lets the story flow through stories and examples. Though the reader is not immediately given a reason as to why they are listening to the story of this woman’s mother, the language and sheer energy and life in the main character compels them to continue to read. The tone of this essay is generally a positive one, written informally and almost conversationally.
Hawthorne uses Pearl to work on the consciences of both her mother Hester and her father Arthur Dimmesdale. He uses her to work on Hester’s conscience throughout the novel by little comments made or actions taken by Pearl that appear to be mean or spiteful towards her mother. For example, Pearl laughs and points at her mother’s scarlet letter as if making fun of it or to make Hester feel bad about it. Hawthorne also uses Pearl’s perceptiveness to point out very straight forwardly, her mother’s sin of adultery. Pearl has almost a supernatural sense, that comes from her youth and freewill for seeing things as they really are and pointing them out to her mother.
She uses the horizon as a symbol of the happiness that Janie, and many other women, want in their lives. By using these two symbols, Hurston conveys the message that women can be independent and lead a happy life without being in a relationship with a man. Throughout the novel, the pear tree represents Janie’s and many women’s quintessential view of what relationships should be like. Early in her life, Janie sat under a tree and noticed the interaction between a bee and a pear tree: She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage!