If she hadn’t went in the forest farther the she wouldn’t have found the other rooster. There is also proof that she is a hero because in the story it says: “Two!They found two!!” This means that the mom went deeper in the forest to find the roosters, this also means that they saved two roosters so she did go deeper in the woods.
In another instance, she was very mad at her mom for refusing to accept the money that her dad had offered them. She could not understand why she refused to take the money, and yet they were eating beans every day. The money could have catered for some additional ingredients such as meat in the diet. The most amazing thing concerning the author’s honest views on anything that surrounded her is that she even showed distaste with God. According to her, she believed that there would be no
Although she was confused with how to celebrate her first thanksgiving as an adult she chose to relax and start new things that come with being an adult. She learns and grows from this experience because it shows how things change and people change once they get older and it’s just apart of growing up. People grow up all the time but it doesn’t mean they will carry their past with them. Growing up is something mostly everyone goes through and its just a matter of forgetting the past and looking forward for what’s to
It was the driver of the car as well, her boyfriend, who was next to her during that turning point in her life. Together, they were driving towards a new place, a place where they could start a new beginning: "Your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder." For the first time after her mother had left the family, it was somebody else that took care of her and not the other way around. She had somebody besides her that supported and protected her. For the first time after a long while, she felt being loved.
Sometimes her mom would make her help with cutting onions or peeling peaches and as soon as she was done she would run out the door when her mom’s back was turned. She viewed the chores inside the house was endless and depressing and would much rather work outside. She hears her mother stating that she can’t wait till the son, Laird gets bigger so he can do the chores outside and the girl can do the chorus inside with her. The mother states, “I just get my back turned and she runs off. It’s not like I had a girl in the family at all.” At this point the girl feels like she can’t trust her mother, she knows her mother loved her yet she feels like her mom is always plotting against her to keep her from working with her father. She didn’t expect her father to really listen to what her mother was saying, Laird, in her mind wouldn’t be able to do the job as well as she does. Looking at her father’s bloody apron she reminds that reader that the foxes were feed horse meat, other farmers whose horses will get old or injured would call her father and him and henry would go kill it and butchered it. However, if they already had a lot of meat they would keep them for a while. The winter she turned eleven they had two horses, Flora and Mack. It was this winter where she heard her mother go on more about her helping in the house. She states that she no longer feels safe because the people around her who thought the same way. She stated, “The word girl had formerly seemed to
Mama, the narrator of this story, is stronger than most men, and soft tempered. There is a quiet sincerity that Mama gets her respect from the reader at the beginning of her story. She loves, forgives, she is independent and frank.
She held her son tightly and began to tell a story. There once was a white bird named Mr. Dove and he was full of peace and delight. Many people loved him as he we was well known for his speeches about equality and loving one another. However, a group of birds named the Ravens despised Mr. Dove and won day they trapped him. They nailed his talons to the cross and began to gnaw at his body until his skin was deteriorated. The Ravens laughed and went home bragging to everyone they knew. Many birds decided to go take a look at what they had done the next morning. When they reached the cross, it was empty. Mr. Dove had risen but that’s not the point she told Nwoye. Follow your heart my child, let it lead the way. Just as Mr. Dove had risen, you will soon rise
Even when she knew when they were going to put down her, she had no interest of seeing it happen again, however this time the horse had gotten away from her dad and was running for dear life towards the open gate. Her dad yells at her to run and close the gate, but instead of closing it she opens it widely and lets Flora escape, meanwhile, her brother saw everything. Her father quickly gets in the truck to track down the horse while her brother goes with them. Later on that night they come home with the meat in the truck and while eating her brother tells on her. Feeling embarrassed and ashamed she hides her face and silently agrees with her dad that she is just a girl. At the very end of this story is where the main character goes through coming of age, she realized in everyone’s eyes she would always be a girl. Someone who should be inside the house doing chores and canning food. This is a story that I can relate to, growing up I was a tomboy who was always outside helping my dad from yard work to welding. My grandma was always trying to get me to do chores inside, do my hair, make up and wear a dress. Often, she would tell me that I need to stop acting like a boy and start acting like a girl so I can grow old and get married to a nice young man. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenty’s that I started to dress more like a girl and wear
In the middle of the story, Lee recounts when his mother became his basketball coach, and how “after a few steps she turned around, and from where the professional three-point line must be now, she effortlessly flipped the ball up [and] the ball arced cleanly into the hoop” (Lee 124). Here Lee feasts on his audience’s desire to find positive experiences in his life, and instills excitement in his audience. To counter this, Lee recounted when his “mother picked up a piece of salmon toast … rolled it around for a moment and then pushed it out with the tip of her tongue” (Lee 122). The anger that wells up in a reader when they find this is frustration that a woman who cooked so much for so many years now cannot even consume the food others prepare for her. Instead she is forced to suffer, which angers a reader and establishes another emotion in this
She quickly hurried to the taxi line where there should be a taxi waiting to take her out of the city. She still had the feeling that she was being followed, she sped up her pace until she reached the lone taxi waiting in the line. She got in the taxi and to her surprise it started going even though she didn’t tell the driver a destination. She went to talk to the driver and when she did he slammed on the breaks and they made eye contact. “Mrs. Drover’s mouth hung open for some seconds before she could issue her first scream” (5). Either Mrs. Drover had given in to insanity or the driver was her former lover. I think that she had given in to the paranoia and insanity and that the driver was more than likely a figment of her imagination. The letter left on the table was all to blame for her going crazy. Maybe it was left by a friend, but she forgot, or maybe it really was from her former lover. The draft that she had felt when she went upstairs was probably because the bombings had cracked the foundation and the house wasn’t sealed properly. The taxi driver was probably just a normal taxi driver.
Amy Lyles Wilson father’s passed away and left her mom widowed. Her mom now had to deal with not only grief but learning to do many things that she had never done before. She was a fast learner so learning how to do things she’s never done before wasn’t hard, it just took courage. For example, pump her own gas or any car mechanics but even throughout the obstacles that her mom had been challenged with after her dad passed away she learned that always, and she means always, you keep going.
Shortly after, the family is about to set off for Florida. After a brief conversation, Bailey forbids his mother from bringing the cat along for the ride. Once again, the Author expresses her view of her self-absorbed, callous mother through the grandmother. Going against her son’s orders, she decides to bring the cat anyways, for fear it may miss her too much or, in a freak accident, asphyxiate itself on on the gas burners. An utterly selfish action for nothing more than getting what she wants, just because she wants it. This action would prove to be disastrous in the end, showing the self destructive behavior of a woman unfit to be called a “mother” by O’Connor.