Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Janie had never had the opportunity to learn how to shoot a gun and doing so was an activity that she enjoyed and therefore she did it every day out of delight. In Janie’s past relationships she had never really gained new skills that she enjoyed using, Tea Cake gives Janie the chance to try new things and gain new experiences unlike her other husbands where she did only what she was told. Furthermore, when Janie and Tea Cake moved to the Everglades, Tea Cake had gotten a job working at a bean field, which he later was able to get Janie to work as well. Janie had only had one job prior to this, in which she worked in the store in Eatonville where she lived with Joe, and this job was one that she did not enjoy. While Tea Cake was asking Janie if she liked working in the field with him, Janie explained that working in the field is “mo’ nicer that settin’ round dese quarters all day.
She is a lady with a terrible heart, a wooden leg, and has never been enamored. Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman have an inconspicuous competition about their accomplishment in bringing up their girls to be great, nation individuals. The day preceding, a book of scriptures sales representative by the name of Manley Pointer had come around
When Codi takes a trip from Grace to Tucson, she is surprised when every person she meets has no prior knowledge of her. Similarly, Kingsolver reflects this observation about Carlisle, “After I left, I understood what a rare thing it is to live among people who care that much about your business,” (Donahue cited by Mary Ellen Snodgrass). Kingsolver and Codi grew up in tight knit communities where conformity was praised and uniqueness was frowned
.” (pg 94) Since Equality has never been able to be an individual or say these words, he makes sure that he uses these words to their fullest, with meaning, while in contrast people live everyday with these words, just throwing them around. Our public has had our freedoms and our individuality for either all or most of our lives, making it seem less or not that important at all. Individuality is used in everyday life. We think,
Joe states that “she’s [Janie] a woman and her place is in de home” (43). Janie stays quiet and is unable to stand up for herself because she believes Joe. She believes that she her only place is “in de home” and that that is always where she will be. Because of this, she does exactly what is expected of her and nothing else when with Joe. However, marrying Tea Cake enabled her to be free from the submissive female role she was living -- “her shadow existEnce” (Kaplan 2304).
In the beginning of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, Joyce Carol Oates describes fifteen year old Connie as being self absorbed and narcissistic. This is based of her belief that her looks are everything. At first connie is a very static character, her attitude does not change and she does not take interest in anything that could change her attitude towards her beliefs. As the story goes on, Connie experiences changes that do change her attitude towards her family, and beliefs. “Connie would raise her eyebrows at these familiar old complaints and look right through her mother, into a shadowy vision of herself as she was right at that moment: she knew she was pretty and that was everything.” Much of who Connie really is surrounded by her physical beauty.
Janie is often passive in her actions, saying nothing "no matter what Jody did" for years of their marriage. However, her internal voice during her time in Eatonville is aware, active, and alert. She notices patterns in the behavior of others, and wants to be included in the discussions on important topics from which Jody forbids
While it looks like Jackie is the only one witnessing it, there is a woman working at the airport who spots it too. Once it is time for the couple to board the plane, they find out that they cannot get on. According to the flight attendant the flight is overbooked while in reality the couple is being replaced by another white couple. There are a few issues presented in this scene. First of all, the ”all-white-women” restroom, which clearly portrays a racial disparity between white and black women,
(MIP-3) In addition, this dissociation extends to the society one lives in. (SIP-A) As a result of their cultivated, materialistic lives, characters in Bradbury’s novel are isolated from their own society. (STEWE-1) This is first noted by young Clarisse, close to the start of the novel. She states that when she people-watches, she notices that “People don’t talk about anything.” From her point of view, all people do is “name a lot of cars or clothes… and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else” (Bradbury 28).