The speaker is thinking in a childish manner, caught dwelling on how her “wool winter suit scratched.” (Shore 2) and the idiosyncrasies of her mother. Her attention is consistently darting from object to object, unable to relax her thoughts. Further into the text, feelings of doubt and skepticism emerge. When thinking that she is the chosen one, she questions God’s intentions. “Why would God choose me. . .” (Shore 57) she asks herself. The speaker wonders how could someone so seemingly insignificant and feeble lead a congregation to victory? Then, once feeling empowered by the possibility of her being able to defend her people, a tone of acceptance arises. She gains self-pride and confidence knowing that she is capable of interpreting what is occurring around her. As a Jew, she is aware of what her faith requires of her yet is unsure of how to approach them. During her visit at the synagogue, she began pondering about these responsibilities and how she should fulfill them, thus resulting in the chain of events that led to the acceptance of her obligations to her religion.
According to Bradstreet, humanity is on a intimate and personal relationship with a loving God. During our lifetime, God can help us attain the things needed. God can also take those things away, as a test of our faith in him. Bradstreet shows her view when she can believe in the highest faith in God, even while her house is burning down. Anne goes on to say, “Thou hast a house on high erect, Frameed by that mighty Architect, WIth glory richly furnished, Stands permanent though this be fled. It’s purchased and paid for too. By him who hath enough to do. A price so vast as is unknown , Yet by his gift is made thine own; There’s wealth enough, I need no more.” (lines 44-51). This is significant, because though she has last everything in the fire , she is grateful that God allowed her to have such
She felt abandoned about her husband’s death. This story in the beginning expresses how she was feeling. “When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.” (The Story of An Hour 3) She couldn’t believe that this had happened to her. Though this story begins to bring a twist throughout the end. One part of the story states how she was so happy and relieved that her husband has died. “And yet she had loved him-- sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in the face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being!” “Free! Body and soul free!” (The Story of An Hour 13) This part is where the reader questions about why she started to feel that way. But once you start to really understand the story and go through the details carefully. I believe she says that because maybe the relationship was not a good healthy relationship. She was probably treated in such a negative way and was relieved that she won’t be able to deal with it anymore. This story compares to American culture a lot because back then women weren’t treated as good as men. Women were picked on a lot because they weren’t as tough or as good as men. So she reminded herself that she will not be able to deal with how her husband use to
While growing up with her father, her religion was forced upon her, as for their punishment the children were sentenced to “the verse”, in which they were required to right out one hundred lines direct from the bible by memory. She doesn’t seem to enjoy the idea of faith, but there is no doubt that she realizes it’s
She had heard of his healing powers and was desperate for a miracle of her own. As she traveled to her destination she was side tracked by a woman on the street that told her “The blessings are now done here, in the tailor’s chapel”. This brought up the motifs of greed and as you read on you find out that the woman does this repeatedly. People in need will believe anything to help their situations and in this chapter you exactly see that. This also leads you to think that if these people were in fact healed at the tailor’s chapel could it all just be psychological? Could it just be in their heads? They believe so badly and put all of their faith in god to provide them with a miracle that they believe anything. They could just heal naturally on their own, but to them it is considered a miracle. This allows you to question the validity of all miracles.
She keeps a steady stream of verses from the Bible, for instance, “Yet the Lord by His almighty power preserved a number of us from death…” (Baym, 2013) is an example of God’s protective powers. Rowlandson readily credits God with all the positive things that happen especially preserving her life. She is also of the belief that God punishes backsliders, as shown when she utters the verse “…God strengthened them to be a scourge to his people” because “… Our perverse and evil carriages in the sight of the Lord, have so offended Him, that instead of turning His hand against them, the Lord feeds and nourishes them up to be a scourge to the whole land.” (Baym, 2013) Here Rowlandson is telling the reader that God used the Natives as a weapon against His chosen people because they had fallen out of step with his word. Rowlandson also tells the reader of God’s redemptive power and shows that God works directly through scripture, by causing the Natives to be defeated and restoring her freedom and that of her
When she is at the warehouse she experienced fury, helpless and hope. After weeks of begging and praising the bow family to take her home. She was furiously ran when she could to try and get back home yet it lead her to a place she never knew of, the warehouse. In the brothel or the warehouse she violently attack many people who tried to touch her and she “... shrieked at the full power of her lungs...”to hopefully she would be saved from this miserable place. She felt hopeless after she was taken to the attic with Hannah to stay as she was a threat to other people from her actions. She felt that she would be there forever and thought after thinking everything was terrible, she realised she need her mum and prayed she was here with her. She yelled that Granny or Judah would came and rescue
After a great and terrible loss, Anne Bradstreet is comforted by her faith. The event of her house burning means that she must accept God’s decision as just, as he has the right and ability to take things from humans when he wants. Its purpose is to display her faith and remind her that her belongings were never hers, they always belonged to God, “Yea so it was, and so ‘twas just / It was His own not mine” (16-17). Losing her home meant losing everything she was as a woman in the time. Her sole dedication was to her home and her family. She lost her writings, her books, and the things she loved. She lost the place where she raised her children. The purpose of this is for her to realize she must value her life above all, and that she shouldn’t worry as God has built her a
During their “removes,” Mary becomes too weak to walk any longer, and the Indians, “like inhuman creatures, laugh and rejoice to see it.”They do nothing to provide for her comfort during their long journeys through the rough landscape. Her only refuge is to take comfort in her prayer and hope that God will help her through these hard times. After the first several days, Mary develops a dependency upon the Indians, and begins to get used to their means of living.
The other times I felt bad for her was when she was alone. When I am alone, I tend to think of more depressing things, than when I am with someone. When she was with others, she could focus on them. When the author is alone, is when her thoughts turn to her husband, and the events that surrounded his death. She thought he would come back in the back of her mind. It was almost like a reflex. I am not going to move this item, because he would want it when he comes home. When I read that, it brought my attention to my own marriage, and how I react if my
Lorna Dee Cervantes' poem, “Poema para los Californios Muertos” (“Poem for the Dead Californios”), is a commentary on what happened to the original inhabitants of California when California was still Mexico, and an address to the speaker's dead ancestors. Utilizing a unique dynamic, consistently alternating between Spanish and English, Cervantes accurately represents the fear, hatred, and humility experienced by the “Californios” through rhythm, arrangement, tone, and most importantly, through use of language.
The determination to survive was greater than just giving up and dying. Meribah and her father were left behind to fend for themselves. The cold had come and it was her job to keep her and her father alive because her father was ill and could not help. She went out and hunted for things to build a little wagon on her own. There were many things others had thrown out so there were many things to choose from. I think that when faced with tough situations a person will somehow get through if they have the determination. Sometimes when I have to do something and there is no one to help or do it for me I feel as if I have that responsibility and I do what I have to do.
Poetry is a reduced dialect that communicates complex emotions. To comprehend the numerous implications of a ballad, perusers must analyze its words and expressing from the points of view of beat, sound, pictures, clear importance, and suggested meaning. Perusers then need to sort out reactions to the verse into a consistent, point-by-point clarification. Poetry utilizes structures and traditions to propose differential translation to words, or to summon emotive reactions. Gadgets, for example, sound similarity, similar sounding word usage, likeness in sound and cadence are at times used to accomplish musical or incantatory impacts.
Some of the poems and essays I have read during this class were relatable to me. Being away from college, I have struggled with not being at home. I have become a different person when I am at school, but when I am home, I feel like I am my normal self again. Some of these authors of the poems and essays that I have read throughout this class has struggled with being somewhere where they don’t belong and that they are someone else when they are not home. Unlike the other poems and essays we have read throughout the course. I enjoyed reading the ones about “home” because I actually understood what they are going through and that I can relate. Some of these poems and essays include “Going Home” by Maurice Kenny, Postcard from Kashmir”, by Agha Shahid Ali, “Returning” by Elias Miguel Munoz and “Hometown” by Luis Cabalquinto. All of these poems deal with duality.