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Her aging grandmother had set an example of a staunch Christian by spending her days singing praises and her defense against the wolves included hurling a bible at them. The wolves in the story clearly represent a sexual predator, a man who believes this is their world to take; a man’s world. A world in which the female gender are taught to fight, fear and shield themselves as the only way for survival.
The wolves represent sexual predators, rapist, domestic abusers and all forms of temptation, as written by Carter (1979) "the wolves have ways of arriving at your own hearthside. We try, and we try but sometimes we cannot keep them out" (p. 647). Women are clearly taught to be ashamed of temptation; that it is a sin to be tempted. The woman in the company of wolves who was bitten by wolves while straining macaroni clearly fell into temptation as she carried out her maternal duties, showing temptation has no respect, no boundaries, so women should always be alert; always be on the defensive. Her father, being a man himself seems to be aware of what danger the little girl clearly faces out in the woods and thus is seen to be so protective.
The little girl clearly represents a new breed of evolving women who are aware of their femininity. The girl is shown to be at the tender age where she is getting to know herself. She is aware of the transformations taking place within her body; according to Carter (1979) “Her breasts have just begun to swell; her hair is like lint, so fair it hardly makes a shadow on her pale forehead; her cheeks are an emblematic scarlet and white and she has just started her womans bleeding, the clock inside her that will strike, henceforward, once a month. She stands and moves within the invisible pentacle of her own virginity. She is an unbroken egg; she is a sealed vessel” (p. 650). Carter clearly describes the feminine features that the girl carries, features and
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Daily details of human lives are combined with invented and magic factors of unreal world. Fantasy is combined with reality and a question appears: what are the magic possibilities presented in this story of magic realism? Whether the Angel is the inspirer of people?
In this case, Sarty’s father defiles the rights of other people in order to fulfill his ambitions and desires in life while disregarding other people’s feelings. Therefore, his father’s self-fulfillment is through defiling the rights of other people in order to satisfy his ego.
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As time progressed, they talked about other matters, fell in love, cherished one another and finally wedded. The rich king had a daughter named Joanne whom he loved deeply. The queen also had a daughter from a previous matrimony named Jennifer Smith. The two, Jennifer and Joanne, become extremely good friends as they had been tied together by their parents’ marriage.
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Mother framed into the doorway with a plate of the cong you bing and rice for breakfast.
Xiaodan buried her head in her face, mandarin syllables reducing from her lips within her great, abrupt, twelve-year-old
The author depicts their ineffectiveness in challenging the odds, they are unable to articulate their grievances and meek submissiveness becomes their way of life. The fire of revenge continues to engulf their psyche, and they are unable to