Mama's plant in the play "A Raisin in the Sun" symbolizes her children and the way she cares for them, as well as her dream of owning a home. The plant is raggedy and lacks much of what it needs.
Like the plant, her children have not lived under the most ideal conditions, and they are a little worse for the wear. She has cared for them the best way she knows how, just as she cares for her plant. Like her plant, her family has survived, but she wants better lives for all of them. The plant symbolizes her hope for her children and for a home and a garden to tend.Learn More
In J.D. Salinger's novel, "The Catcher In The Rye," the ducks in the Central Park lagoon reveal a youthful side of Holden that the audience rarely sees. Holden, who is often grim, grumpy, and angry throughout the book, wonders what happens to the ducks in the winter once the Central Park pond freezes.Full Answer >
In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, begs him to stay home because she dreamed of his murder. At this point in the play, Act 2, Scene 2, Brutus and other Roman senators have decided to murder Caesar when he comes to the Capitol.Full Answer >
In chapter 28 of "To Kill A Mockingbird," Jem and Scout are walking home from school, with Scout still wearing her ham costume. The two are being followed by a man who turns out to be Bob Ewell, who is drunk and seeking revenge as he attacks the two kids.Full Answer >
In the story of Damon and Pythias, Damon agrees to take the place of his friend Pythias, who is sentenced to death, while Pythias returns home to settle his affairs. Pythias promises to return, but Dionysus, the ruler of the story, demands some security. In the end, Pythias stays faithful to his friend and returns, and Dionysus pardons both men.Full Answer >