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First Known Use of winding-sheet 15th century, in the meaning defined above. Keep scrolling for more. Learn More about winding-sheet. What is the analogy and what is the deeper meaning? Before we get into to that let me give y'all a little summary of the story.
Argute Legacy: Ann Petry - Like a Winding Sheet (Overview - Part 4)
The main character, Johnson, is in a loophole of a life. He goes to a job that he hates, which takes a beating on his legs because he never sits. He's been at the job for two years and is still not accustomed to how things work. So overtime he builds up this anger from the job that keeps boiling up. One of these day he comes in to work late, as he usually does, and his boss, which is a female, has had enough.
So she has the audacity to call Johnson a nigger. This is what she says, "And the niggers are the worst.
A Literary Analysis of Like a Winding Sheet by Ann Petry
I don't care what's wrong with your legs. You get in here on time. I'm sick of you niggers" This had caused the peak of Johnson's anger, but even then he held it in.
As the story continues he gets discriminated against because he was black, and yet again, keeps his anger bottled in. When he gets home to his wife, he was already annoyed, so every little thing his wife Mae did, pissed him off.
enter So, when she calls him a nigger, "You're nothing but a old hungry nigger trying to act tough Johnson took out all his anger on his wife. He beat her over and over again and the story ends right there. No resolution and no solution, it's left for the readers to use their imagination. This story honestly scares me because it's so close to reality.
Guys don't know how to handle and let out their anger, so they come home and lay all out on their wives or significant other. It just pains me to think of men treating women like that. When talking about domestic violence it gets tricky because the only solution seems to be leaving the husband. The husband is still left with his anger issues and in result could harm another female. So, what's the solution? Well, the female should seek help with their significant other and help them get though their anger issues. And sometimes just talking to that significant other could make them feel better, because whatever's bottled in, they could release it through communication.
Now, if they refuse help, then that's when the female should leave because she doesn't want to put her or her family's life in harms away.
I know I veered off course a little, but I had to say something.