the traditional roles society put into place for women, which brought along a lot of negative criticism, especially for her novel The Awakening. The Lewis Daily Globe Democrat suggested that “if The Awakening pointed to any particular moral or taught any lesson the fact was not apparent” (Unger, 2005), while other critics such as Van Wyck Brooks described The Awakening as a “small perfect
deathbed scenes and its importance as a plot device is omnipresent to nineteenth-century literature. Death was everywhere and mortality rates were high, especially in children, not all parents expected their children to survive their early years (Da Sousa Correa, p.10). Additionally, maternal death rates were high with women dying, often leaving the baby, and other children in the family with a widowed husband. Thus, authors often used the death of a child to stress the importance of innocence and the
Walker's short story as well, for the first time the Narrator said no to Dee and showed a newly found appreciation for Maggie. Susan agrees about the revealed truth when she say “Commentaries on Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" typically center on Mama's awakening to one daughter's superficiality and to the other's deepseated understanding of heritage.
publicity given by the Olympic Games every four years, and the bodily perfection attributed to the Greek Gods by the Western World, most people forget that India too played an important role in the evolution of physical fitness. By the time of the Greek Awakening in 800 BC, Indian Culture had already moved on from its fixation of the human body and the culture was focused more towards a metaphysical existence, rather than on material things. The Indian Psyche had been influenced to believe that a physical