Olds begins the correlation of the daughter’s haircut and the idea of war early on in the poem. The reader is first exposed to the comparison in the line, “that girl with the hair wispy as a frayed bellpull/ has been to the barber, that knife grinder/ and has had the edge of her hair sharpened.” Olds immediately conjures up a frightful image of a barber viciously attacking her little girl’s hair. The image is enforced with the words Olds has placed carefully within the line. Instead of cutting her daughter’s hair, the barber sharpens it like one would a weapon. This haircut is the daughter’s first weapon in the war between mother and daughter.
Gwen [her mother] goes to work some days with bruises on her face.” The title “What is Evidence” asks a question and within the first line, Trethewey ironically answers with one of the most basic proof of physical abuse, “Not the fleeting bruises she’d cover/with makeup,” (1-2). Natasha writes about these different elements of abuse because they actually happened to her mother and though she is saying they are not evidence of abuse they ironically are. At the... ... middle of paper ... ...se of the word “pierced” having a negative connotation effectively creates emotional reaction to the poem. The same is true for the use of “splintered clavicle”. Trethewey effectively evokes emotion's through her choosing of these words and paints a graphic picture.
The poets use families and the belittlement of women to align the reader with the many facets of loss. The loss and pain associated with the loss of life is explored by the two poets but from two differing perspectives, Plath expresses the sadness and anger which accompanies her losing a loved one, Frost on the other hand is more stoic and shows that life simply goes on regardless. In ‘Daddy’, Plath conveys her sorrow and anger which is felt in the death of her father. To her, it is such that, he ‘bit my pretty red heart in two’. She conveys her pain through this violent imagery.
By the end of the story, her true emotions had surfaced, “No, you old bitch” and “She cut through the water and filled up cold with anger”. She is no longer machine–like and automatic. This final display of emotion is represented through the uncovering of the artwork. The man whom is uncovering the piece symbolises the mother. It essentially was the girl’s mother who filled her daughter’s head with her “stupid, recurring statements” and as a result, emotion.
She cannot be happy without Robert, but Robert cannot be with her. Edna feels like a trapped bird. She sets herself free, only to find that her wings are not strong enough. As Edna takes her last swim she feels like a happy child, running through the "blue-grass meadow" that has "no beginning and no end" (558). For Edna it¹s the beginning of her freedom from all.
In this manner, Hester forces the child to become det... ... middle of paper ... ... her mother's vice. In fact, Hawthorne points out what is viewed as normal because of the burden lifted from her soul: "they [Pearl's tears] were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow" (233). Pearl is an offspring of sin whose life revolves around the affair between her mother and Reverend Dimmesdale. Due to her mother's intense guilt during her upbringing, she is not able to become more than a mirror image of her surroundings; like a chameleon, she mimics everything around her, and the changes that occur externally affect her internally. Pearl stands out as a radiant child implicated by the sin of her parents.
The negative effects of that the theme of the power of words causes Liesel to experience misery throughout her lifetime. Liesel is abandoned by her mother at a young age. “’Is my mother a communist?’ Staring. Straight ahead. ‘They were always asking her things, before I came here.’ … ‘Did the Fuhrer take her away?’ … ‘I knew it.’ The words were thrown at the steps and Liesel could feel the slush of anger stirring hotly in her stomach.
In a way, the women being told this are reminded of the pain they are going through. In the second stanza, the woman is talking about her pain and loss. In "I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed children," she is haunted by her own children's faint cries that she hears in her mind. She then makes the transition from telling the reader to explaining to her children why she did what she did. It feels as though she can't control her emotions and finally breaks down.
Although Medea is portrayed as the villain in the play due to her actions and rage, indirect/direct characterization from herself, other characters, and most importantly, the chorus, all reveal a deeper understanding as to why Medea did what she did and how she felt in the midst of all these problems she faced. The play, from the very beginning, opens with drama and tension; Jason has left Medea, as well as his two children, and he hopes to soon be able to marry Glauce. From the first dialogue, the Nurse, begins to slowly reveal Medea’s pain, her suffering, her loss of understanding why: “Then my mistress, Medea, never would've sailed away to the towers in the land of Iolcus, her heart passionately in love with Jason. She'd never have convinced those women, Pelias' daughters, to kill their father.” It is revealed and inferred throughout the play, possibly before the play even begins that Medea is head over heals in love with Jason. She would do anything in her rightful power to help and be with this man; which included killing her younger brother, Absyrtus, and scattering his decapitated body over various oceans and realms of land.
I remember my sister when she got into trouble at school, annd my mom was very upset with her, so she scolded her. After she had scolded her our parrot began teasing her with words that my mom said so she got really mad and left to her room. From that day till now my sister thought of our parrot as a stupid bird, but I thought of him as an intelligent bird. My rooster; however, on the other hand, had poor abilities and performed simple acts. One morning my dad tried to tame my rooster and make him catch a grasshopper, yet he caught our cat’s tail, so she screamed and chased him.