Ma Parker Essay

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Ma Parker is a strong woman who has suffered throughout her life.  She is a woman who has a good nature. Ma Parker realises the sorrows of her life and tries to find a place to cry.  That would be the very first time she was going to cry once she believed she only would be a strong woman if she had never cried. The Life of Ma Parker’s protagonist cannot stand all the pain she is feeling. As she cries, she leaves all her strength behind. It represents the moment she realises she must permit the overflow of her feelings otherwise she would explode with them. And the death of Ma Parker’s grandson is the highest point of her life’s sorrow. It is the climax of her emotions. Through the boy’s death, Ma Parker understands that life means, mainly when it took away the only and probably the last source of happiness of her lifetime.  Since Ma Parker became a grandma, it is easy to suppose that she believes it is the end of her existence and there is nothing else to wait for. Ma Parker becomes a questioning and desperate woman along the whole story. In my opinion, Mansfield’s lyrical use of language makes the reader believe she is more a poet than a writer. Story’s descriptions are connected to senses.  She is a realistic writer, but kind of related to impressionism.  Katherine Mansfield is direct, her way of writing is not vague, naïve or nebulous.  Whenever she writes she knows very well the effect she longs to transmit to the reader.  The sensation the reader has at the end is a very pessimistic one. Ma Parker is a woman who passed through moments that reveal the insignificance of her life. Due to the descriptions of Ma Parker, character may be considered as living-dead person.  They never had good things from life and now it is too late to wait for something glorious to happen. Her life means death, not only for being in the end, but also for having sad and meaningless life.  Now it is useless to keep any hope for the future.  Ma Parker’s life has many frustrations...
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