First of all, what are some of the similarities and differences between these works? Like Jing-mei Woo, Rebecca does not learn the full story of her mother's past until her mother has died. The past of both mothers involves children born before the daughter to whom the story is told; these earlier children were left behind because of the circumstances in which the mother found herself at that time. In both these instances, the stories are told by others who wish the daughter to understand the mother more fully; both stories seem to give the daughter a better understanding of herself as well as of her mother. Story-telling may be even more central in The Joy Luck Club, with the stories told as lessons throughout the daughters' young lives.
With reasons stating that the mother’s tone is too harsh, or that she doesn 't listen and address her daughter when she speaks out, or even that the mother seems to rush through all that she has to tell her daughter. While all of those points may seem valid they can be refuted by exposing that two of the arguments made against the original point, that the mother is loving, can be based on a person’s view and opinion. As one reads the story their minds goes to assumptions based on past experiences and those can cloud their mind. The tone and the speed how the mother tells her daughter all of this information is based on a reader’s assumptions and/or interpretation of the story, not facts. To refute the other argument that the mother does not specifically address her daughter’s outburst is that in the story she does address the outburst, just not in the ways that would seem conventional.
Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, intends to make reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother. Instead, she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind all along the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her opinion. Instead of giving instruction of how to solve a family issue, the author chooses to write a narrative diary containing her true feeling toward events during her childhood, which offers reader not only a clear account, but insight on how the narrator feels frustrated due to failing her mother’s expectations which leads to a large conflict between the narrator and her mother.
The story commences with the request of an unknown speaker, “I wish you would manage the time to come in and talk with me about your daughter. I’m sure you can help me understand her. She’s a youngster who needs help and whom I’m deeply interested in helping.” (2) The mother seems to be caught off guard, “Even if I came, what good would it do? You think because I am her mother I have a key, or that in some way you could use me as a key? She has lived for nineteen years.
There are many different symbols throughout the story like such as the pendent that Jing mother gave her before her death. The pendent symbolized her mother’s love and concern for her but sadly she did not realize until after the death. This story grows on us because like I said before it is heartbreaking. It compares to women and daughters all around the world who are going through the same thing. It only takes time realize that you should follow your heart but at the same time be open to others suggestions because sometimes it for the best.
In Dubow’s article, I got both sides of the argument but I still want to analyze and look further into it. Romanticism seemed to be the time in which a sonnet moved past being simply a love poem and focused more on other emotions and events, such as death, nature, politics, deeper appreciations for things, imagination, and just overall a more heightened focus on the human condition. I’ve been researching just how that all has affected the sonnet as a lyric. The issues my project is researching is just how the sonnet is a lyric. How a sonnet is read as a lyric, as well.
When analyzing poetry, it’s important not to do it the same exact way every time. If you don’t change up the way you think about literary art forms every now and then, you might become susceptible to being closed minded and develop a sort of tunnel vision in your way of thinking. This doesn’t just go for literature, it goes for everything else in life as well. I’m going to be analyzing the poem We Wear the Mask That Grins and Lies by Paul Laurence Dunbar in a bit of a different way. I’m not just going to be talking about the poem as a whole, I’m going to be talking about it line by line.
Next, the second part concerns the audience’s evolution after reading the text. Incidentally, this part of the metaphor is statistically unpredictable according to Frost, but it is his hope that after reading poetry, the audience develops a closeness to the material at hand. The goal of the second part is for the reader to develop a new found relationship to the poetic metaphor, ultimately leading to fresh, personal beliefs in the areas of: the self, love, and
Everything Stuck to Him is a story that starts out happily with a girl just wanting to know about her childhood, but ends with a hint of discord. This is a story in which you have to read the whole thing in order to truly understand what is going on. When you look at the format of it, it seems as if it is just about a girl that has asked about her childhood and then her father told her the story. After he was done telling the story they had another conversation about how she “was interested.” Even though it had really not been that interesting of a story to someone else, to her it was her life. While reading this story, but to the person reading this, it is just a story.
It is said that a girl can often develop some of her mother's characteristics. Although, in their works, Kincaid, Hong Kingston and Davenport depict their protagonists searching for their own identities, yet being influenced in different ways by their mothers. Jamaica Kincaid's poem Girl, is about a young woman coming-of-age receiving helpful advice from her mother. In this poem, Kincaid addresses several issues where a mother's influence is beneficial to a young woman's character. The mother, or speaker, in Girl, offers advice to her daughter- advice that she otherwise would not learn without being told or shown.