By Daphne So,Jovita Ho,Michelle Kwok<br />How is the notion of growth importantin at least three of the texts?<br />
A progression from simpler to more complex forms<br /><ul><li>Direction of growth (+,-)
Rate of growth
Complexity of growth (initial, intermediate, final)</li></ul>Definition of growth<br />
Emotionalgrowth that contributes to character development in the paving of the story<br /><ul><li>Cause of growth
Textual evidence + self-interpretations
Theme(s) highlighted through the growth of a certain character</li></ul>Aim of presentation<br />
Elisa Allen, from The Chrysanthemums<br />Mamafrom Everyday Use<br />Tome Hayashi / Ume Hanazonofrom Seventeen Syllables<b...
Gradually quickening development of character:<br />	a) from masculinity to femininity<br />	b) strength to fragility<br /...
What caused her rapid development?<br />Discovery of comfort from outside of comfort zone:<br />Arrival of the tinker tri...
What is the significance of her growth?<br />Elisa gains freedom through process<br />Elisa steps out of her safety bubble...
Growth has been both + and –<br />Positive: Understand more about her true feminine self<br />Negative: BUT because develo...
Cause of growth: Dee’s return<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
What is the significance of her growth?<br />A deeper understanding of her heritage<br />Quote: <br />‘"Hang them," she sa...
What is the significance of her growth?<br />More confidence in herself<br />Quote: <br />‘I did something I never done be...
Reason for growth:<br />Dee’s ignorance and different interpretation of heritage enables Mama to rethink about her own cha...
Reason for growth:<br />Mama sick of Dee’s self-assertion and wants to stand up for Maggie<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
How is her growth significant to the story?<br />Brings out themes like the suppression of black females and the meaning o...
How is her growth significant to the story?<br />Suggests irony: One does not need to be educated to know about the meanin...
Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />No significant development and growth throughout the story until sud...
Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />Why doesn’t she show much significant growth?<br />Absorbed in her w...
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  1. 1. By Daphne So,Jovita Ho,Michelle Kwok<br />How is the notion of growth importantin at least three of the texts?<br />
  2. 2. A progression from simpler to more complex forms<br /><ul><li>Direction of growth (+,-)
  3. 3. Rate of growth
  4. 4. Complexity of growth (initial, intermediate, final)</li></ul>Definition of growth<br />
  5. 5. Emotionalgrowth that contributes to character development in the paving of the story<br /><ul><li>Cause of growth
  6. 6. Textual evidence + self-interpretations
  7. 7. Theme(s) highlighted through the growth of a certain character</li></ul>Aim of presentation<br />
  8. 8. Elisa Allen, from The Chrysanthemums<br />Mamafrom Everyday Use<br />Tome Hayashi / Ume Hanazonofrom Seventeen Syllables<br />Focal characters (3)<br />
  9. 9. Gradually quickening development of character:<br /> a) from masculinity to femininity<br /> b) strength to fragility<br />Quote:<br />“…her figure looked blocked and heavy in her gardening costume, a man's black hat pulled low down over her eyes, clod-hopper shoes”  suggest masculinity<br />“she tore off the battered hat and shook out her dark pretty hair”  suggest femininity<br />Elisa Allen, The Chrysanthemums<br />
  10. 10. What caused her rapid development?<br />Discovery of comfort from outside of comfort zone:<br />Arrival of the tinker triggered the hidden femininity of Elisa <br />Suppressed emotions<br />Previous masculinity disables Elisa from expressing her emotions freely<br />A chance to express herself  grasps it  development<br />Elisa Allen, The Chrysanthemums<br />
  11. 11. What is the significance of her growth?<br />Elisa gains freedom through process<br />Elisa steps out of her safety bubble, her self-imposed prison<br />Represents:The rise of suppressed female ↔ parallel with the gradual growth of Elisa’s femininity ↔ care and abandonment of chrysanthemums<br />Allows Elisa to understand the true side of herself more<br />– the feminine side<br />Elisa Allen, The Chrysanthemums<br />
  12. 12. Growth has been both + and –<br />Positive: Understand more about her true feminine self<br />Negative: BUT because development too quick therefore when disappointment hits  crashes quickly <br />“She turned up her coat collar so he could not see that she was crying weakly - like an old woman”<br />Elisa Allen, The Chrysanthemums<br />
  13. 13. Cause of growth: Dee’s return<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  14. 14. What is the significance of her growth?<br />A deeper understanding of her heritage<br />Quote: <br />‘"Hang them," she said. As if that was the only thing you could do with quilts.’  disdain for Dee’s view on heritage<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  15. 15. What is the significance of her growth?<br />More confidence in herself<br />Quote: <br />‘I did something I never done before: hugged Maggie to me, then dragged her on into the room,snatched the quilts out of Miss Wangero's hands and dumped them into Maggie's lap.’  Mama asserts her authority over Dee<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  16. 16. Reason for growth:<br />Dee’s ignorance and different interpretation of heritage enables Mama to rethink about her own character and interpretation of heritage<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  17. 17. Reason for growth:<br />Mama sick of Dee’s self-assertion and wants to stand up for Maggie<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  18. 18. How is her growth significant to the story?<br />Brings out themes like the suppression of black females and the meaning of heritage<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  19. 19. How is her growth significant to the story?<br />Suggests irony: One does not need to be educated to know about the meaning of his/her own heritage<br />Quote:<br />‘It wasGrandma Dee and Big Deewho taught her [Maggie]how to quilt herself. She stood there with her scarred hands hidden in the folds of her skirt.’  Mama realizes Maggie’s effort in learning the technique of quilting and decides to give her the quilts instead of giving them to Dee<br />Mama, Everyday Use<br />
  20. 20. Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />No significant development and growth throughout the story until sudden emotional outburst towards the end<br />Quote:<br />asks Rosie, “Do you know why I married your father?”<br />
  21. 21. Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />Why doesn’t she show much significant growth?<br />Absorbed in her world of haikus<br />Mrs Hayashi dedicates the most time to her work but not her family<br />Quote:<br />“Ume Hanazono…was an earnest, muttering stranger who often neglected speaking when spoken to and stayed busy…as late as midnight”  no communication with her family members<br />
  22. 22. Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />Why doesn’t she show much significant growth?<br />Suppressed emotions<br />Does not communicate with family frequentlynot show emotions explicitly<br />Arranged marriageMr and Mrs Hayashi are strangers  no bond between couple  cannot speak of deepest emotion  suppressed<br />
  23. 23. Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />What is the significance of her growth?(or lack of growth)<br />Very little growth shown in the story<br />Her impressions of Mr Hayashi have stayed the same before and after Rosie was born  has not been able to abandon her past memories and strive for growth<br />
  24. 24. Rosie’s mother, Mrs Hayashi; Seventeen Syllables<br />What is the significance of her growth?(or lack of growth)<br />Lack of growth affecting not only herself but characters around her<br />Her stubbornness affected Rosie – made Rosie promise something against her will<br />Her unwillingness to show her emotions forced Mr Hayano into doing the unpredictable – destruction of print<br />
  25. 25. Comparing the three characters<br />

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