Psychological Analysis on the Story "The Moths"
A new teen in the story “The Moths” may be the outcast in her family. She isn’t girly or dainty such as the rest of her sisters. The narrator generally feels only, even in church.
The literary point of view refers who is, or from what angle the story is being told. It is the perspective of the narrative voice. The point of view fundamentally affects how the story is told and will determine how interesting or disinteresting the story will be.
In developed countries such as the UK and the US, racism is the leading cause of poverty among the minority groups. As such, racism bars the minority groups from accessing equal opportunities as the majority group does (Kinney, 1985). During the slavery era, the minority groups were not allowed to have access to all opportunities as the whites did. In The Moths, Viramontes illustrates how racial prejudice, social oppression of the Chicanos has affected the affected the levels of poverty of her two major characters. The two characters are a young girl named Naomi and her aging grandmother. In the same book, Viramontes focuses on other short stories about young women. Through this, she illustrates how women struggle to overcome cultural and family norms in the American society (Cott, 1994).
Cott, N. F. (1994). History of women in the United States: historical articles on women’s lives and activities. Munich: K.G.Saur.
Kinney, J. (1985). Amalgamation!: race, sex, and rhetoric in the nineteenth-century American novel. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.