Instead she just left home, moved on, tried something different.She did not analyze the connections between pain and understanding, between action and response, even though she seems to understand them.In writing about literature or any specific text, you will strengthen your discussion if you offer specific passages from the text as evidence.
Morrison shows an example of the destructive effect of this beauty standard on the character Pecola.
When Pecola lives with Claudia and Frieda, the two sisters try to please their guest by giving her milk in a Shirley Temple mug.
(206) Morrison obviously views the environment as a powerful influence on the individual when she suggests that the earth itself is hostile to the growth of the marigold seeds.
In a similar way, people cannot thrive in a hostile environment.
Even Mc Bride’s sentence structure in the paragraph about his mother’s running supports the effectiveness of her spurts of action without reflection.
Although varying in length, each of the last seven sentences of the paragraph begins with the subject “She” and an active verb such as “rode,” “walked,” “took,” “grasp” and “ran.” The section is choppy, repetitive and yet clear, as if to reinforce Ruth’s unconscious insistence on movement as a means of coping with the difficulties of her life.
Remember that your over-riding goal of analysis writing is to demonstrate some new understanding of the text.
An important difference between James and his mother is their method of dealing with the pain they experience.
As an adult, she continues this pattern, although her running is modified by her responsibilities to her children and home.
The image of running that Mc Bride uses here and elsewhere supports his understanding of his mother as someone who does not stop and consider what is happening in her life yet is able to move ahead.