Although she was unhappy no one in her family knew she wanted to leave until she was already gone. In a letter she was writing to her family Marilyn said, “I have kept all these feelings inside me for a long time”. This inward questioning about whether she should stay at home and become the perfect housewife, or if she should chase her dream of becoming a doctor is what defines Marilyn as a character. She has all of these aspirations however, due to the social norms around her she is forced to choose between two separate lives. This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel.
The theme in The Bean Trees is that family does not have to be blood related. Turtle is Taylor’s only family since she moved away. Lou Ann and Taylor had an argument at the beginning of the book about whether or not they were a family. Taylor said she didn't need any family, but on page 309 Lou Ann says she considers Taylor and Turtle family. They are not blood related, but they are family.
Millard 's forgetfulness, not caring about Montag, and the regard for her life are reasons why Millard knew about Clarisse’s Death and did not tell Montag. Throughout the book it was evident to the readers that Millard is forgetful. “ Don 't you remember”- Montag “ What… Feel like I’ve a hangover - Millard, (Pg 19). Millard does not remember that she committed suicide last night and is acting like nothing happened. It is revealed that Millard committing
Even though in the story Gordon had said multiple times that he wasn’t a hero “Again, as I said, I’m no hero-I’m barley able to take care of myself, if you want to know the truth-but I fell in beside her without a word” (page 99 La Conchita). I think that Gordon actually was a hero for helping this woman and saving her husband and daughter. He could’ve stayed on the side lines and let the woman try to rescue her husband and daughter on her own, but he didn’t. Some might say that he shouldn’t have let the liver sit there unsupervised but I think that he needed to help the woman right at that point or the husband and daughter could’ve died. Another point in the story Gordon claims that he wasn’t digging to be a hero but he was digging for the woman.
The reason I believe having all of these plot lines do not make the novel feel “soapy” is the novel is not written like a soap opera where all of the family members’ secret lives are revealed to everyone in a dramatic matter, and then are reprimanded and shunned for their actions. While some of the characters knows of other characters’ deepest secrets, the only character in the novel who knows everybody’s stories is Molly, the narrator, and she does not judge her relatives for their
I think if Macbeth wasn’t encouraged by Lady Macbeth he would have never killed Duncan. I think this because at first he didn’t seem all about it, and kind of regarded telling his wife what the witches had told him. The reason I think that Macbeth would not od killed Duncan is because when his wife was talking to him about killing him, Macbeth kept saying how Duncan had never done anything wrong or bad to him and how Duncan sees him as such a great person and safe to be around. Macbeth was obviously totally against killing him at first until Lady Macbeth was telling him how he’s not acting like a man a destroying his man hood. And made him feel stupid for caring about Duncan and he ends up killing Duncan.
Formula fiction is literature in which the storylines and plots have been used over and over again to an extent whereby the narratives are predictable. Genre fiction identifies a number of specific setting that are being used over and over again which is similar to Formula fiction. The story “A secret sorrow” didn’t relate to formula fiction at the beginning but progressively, I could not predict why she didn’t want to get married nor why she didn’t tell kai she was seeing a doctor and even had another referral. When Faye finally revealed that she was unable to have any kids and that’s her reason for not wanting to get married to him, it made it easier for me to predict what was coming next. I figured she would later have kids and put a family together even if they were not hers.
Jimmy McNulty is the character from The Wire that I choose to speak about. After brainstorming ideas on what I can talk about in my topic I was able to figure out what I want to speak about. The question I will discuss is “ Is McNulty’s hard headed way of thinking worth everything they accomplished even if the drug war cycle has not ended or ever will be?”. I came up with this question because I was I know this really affected my character. McNulty felt very guilty that Kima was in the hospital because of him; He was the one who convinced the Baltimore police and detectives to get their hands dirty in the case of The Wire.
In the novel, as Rukmani and Kenny are talking about how their cultural ways are different, Rukmani says “If you [live] here your whole life [this] still would not be [your country]”(Markandaya 107). Even though Kenny helps Rukmani and her daughter countless times throughout the novel, the tone that she uses in this sentence shows us that she never thinks of Kenny as one of them. Rukmani’s use of the phrase ‘your whole life’ emphasizes the point that she is trying to make which is that no matter how long you stay here and how much you help us, this will never be your country and you will never be one of us. Nectar in a sieve is not the only example of this kind of behaviour between a developed and undeveloped country. In the political cartoon ‘White Man’s Burden’ by Victor Gillam in Judge Magazine, there are 2 men carrying baskets of people on their backs to civilization and they are surrounded by rocks with various words on them.
Unlike other reality TV shows including; Jersey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and The Hills. I was never allowed to watch Teen Mom, or 16 and Pregnant growing up, my mother was against the portrayal of teen mothers due to the fact that she was a teen mother herself. I just recently watched a few episodes of the show for this week’s lecture, and I completely agree with her, the show is demeaning. It displays young girls in a horrible situation, but instead of offering support, the show basically slut-shames the teen mom for having sex. But isn’t that what teenagers are supposed to do?