Initiation

Initiation
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  • Simile
  • Personification
  • "Heather birds live on the mythological moors and fly about all day long, singing wild and sweet in the sun. They're bright purple and have very tasty eyebrows." (Plath 246)
  • Symbol
  • One simile from the story is "The basement was dark and warm, like the inside of a sealed jar." (Plath 239) This shows the feeling of being trapped.
  • Quote
  • When they say that the Heather Birds were singing,because technically birds can't sing.
  • Character
  • The symbol from the story is the birds, the sparrows represent the girls that are all the same. The Heather Birds represent Millicent and her friends being different. From the text "Millicent thought ofthe heather birds. Swooping carefree over the moors, they would go singing and crying out across the great spaces ofair, dipping and darting, strong and proud in their freedom and their sometime loneliness. It was then that she made her decision." (Plath 247) Showing her and the meaning of the heather birds.
  • Theme
  • NOT YOU
  • You
  • From the story " "Excuse me, sir," Millicent smiled, "but I'm taking a survey. What do you eat for breakfast?" "Heather birds' eyebrows on toast," the little man rattled off. "What'?" Millicent exclaimed." (Plath 246) This was key quote because it shows millicent coming out of her shell.
  • Millicent is a dynamic character, because she has a change of emotions as the story goes on. From the story, "Within Millicent another melody soared, strong and exuberant, a triumphant answer to the music of the darting heather birds that sang." (Plath 246)
  • The theme of the story is to be yourself. You can tell it's the theme, because of her decision at the end. "Within Millicent another melody soared, strong and exuberant, a triumphant answer to the music of the darting heather birds that sang." (Plath 247) This quote shows what she is thinking of doing at the end.
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