By talking to Sister James alone, Father Flynn not only broke the rules but also seems suspicious. Father Flynn seems suspicious by talking to Sister James due to him taking time out of his day to go and try to convince her of his innocence. During the conversation between Father Flynn and Sister James, Father Flynn seems to threaten Sister James in a way: “You might lose your place as well” (Shanley 40). Father Flynn goes out of his way to convince Sister James of his innocence, which is very odd behavior considering she is at a lower position than himself. Father Flynn also goes and talks to Sister Aloysius against the
Thus, both Teddy and Alyosha experience betrayal by people close to them; the cluelessness of both Belyaev and Teddy’s uncle negatively affect Teddy and Alyosha physically and emotionally, which, ironically, makes Teddy along with Alyosha to be more aware of the adult world. In “A Trifle from life” by Anton Chekhov, Belyaev is clueless and nosey towards Alyosha. Initially, Belyaev wants to know what 's going on so he asks “Did father say anything about me?” (19) .In fact, Belyaev is nosey to know if bad things are being said about him. Alyosha tells Belyaev “‘You won’t tell mother’” (18). Alyosha feels Belyaev
The older generation, portrayed as Mr. and Mrs. Birling in the play, thinks that taking individual responsibility is important, but not the social responsibilities. They deny their faults for Eva Smith’s death, and furthermore, try to avoid the situation by blaming others. The phrase, “I am not responsible” is constantly used in their lines which specify their strong conservative mindset. On the other hand, the younger generation, portrayed as Sheila and Eric in the play, is more open-minded and honest when it comes to admitting and accepting their responsibilities in the society. Sheila and Eric both feel guilty about themselves during the interrogations, when their parents tried to deny the fact that they were responsible too.
In the play, Sheila says “between us we drove that girl to commit suicide” Sheila knows that their whole family is responsible for the suicide of Eva Smith but the other family members don’t agree with her. The quote suggests that they were the reason she took her life as she was unhappy with what life had done to her and how inequitable life was for her. Throughout the inspector’s interrogation of the Birling family, we can see how Mr. and Mrs. Birling considered themselves innocent and were not responsible for her death. Eva Smith and women, in general, were treated as dolls for men and their corrupt mind during the entirety of the play. Woman were all portrayed as simple and oppressed characters.
In the passage “My Favorite Chaperone” by Jean Davies Okimoto, the characters, Maya, Nurzhan, Mama, and Papa experience challenges in a new country. These challenges include difficulty adapting to a new culture, difficulty communicating with others, and lack of respect from others. Through all of this the family members show empathy for one another, even though some don’t understand why things are done the way they are. In the passage Nurzhan is bullied by Ossie,because he has an accent and mispronounces English words. Nurzhan gets fed up with Ossie and starts to fight him.
His father’s answer is “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” (39) in another words, what a person goes through no matter how bad is it does not give them an excuse to do something wrong. His sister on the other hand does not believe on her father’s words, she becomes angry at Charlie for telling her father saying that she hate him and calls him freak for what he did. This quotation demonstrate an immature display of character that cause the reader not to sympathies with Charlie’s sister. She was in a physical and mentally abusive relationship and she choses to remains oppressed by a male dominated figure. Charlie shows how he respects his sister and how he thinks she deserves more that he still replied nicely to her after she calls him a
Ophelia, it would seem, totally at the pity of the male figures throughout her life, is indeed a victim figure. With regard to her father and brother, the two direct ruling male forces in her life, Ophelia is also very much a victim. Unquestioningly obeying their remonstrance against pursuing a relationship with Hamlet, she rejects his advances which of course she believes to be genuine and thus when he pretends to be mad she believes it to be her fault. Her speech reflects her deep and genuine
The wife rejects the label ‘lesbians’ ﴾by definition ‘women having sexual relations’﴿ not for the sake of her own heterosexuality, but simply in regard of her husband’s personal identification. Faced with the ‘terrible lies’ ﴾Kay 277﴿ and cruel scrutiny of the media, Millie views herself as ‘the only one who can remember [Joss] the way he wanted to be remembered’ ﴾Kay 40﴿, constantly seeking solace from fond memories only she has control over. Colman Moody’s perception of his father’s identity is another puzzle solved accordingly to the story’s progress. Initially ashamed and ‘so embarrassed [he] could emigrate’ ﴾Kay 48﴿, Colman displayed a rather rude and sulky attitude whenever digging into his early years alongside Joss. Nonetheless, though many have mistreated this mentality as LGBTQ+ prejudice, it is clearly pinpointed by Colman himself that “It's not because I hate gays or anything like that.
He becomes a liar by lying about having been to Narnia and causes conflict amongst his brother and sisters. Peter and Susan do not believe Lucy’s tales about Narnia. Seeing Edmund’s betrayal as a sin, Mühling writes “It is interesting that one consequence of sin is that the children’s relationships are affected (Peter and Lucy) even though they have not all come into contact with the Witch or evil” (Mühling 28). This shows that betrayal not only causes conflict between the betrayer and the persons betrayed, but also amongst the betrayed people. If Judas had a family, his family would had been affected by his betrayal
(The Shining, 30) Danny wonders if he would leave things would get better for his parents. The parents don’t appreciate the knowledge their son possesses as it disrupts their intellectual authority over their child. As explained in ‘The Gothic Child’, ‘excess feelings of bitterness’ prevail when a child is deserted by ‘their immoral, neglectful parents’ (Georgieva: 2013, p. xi). This links directly to Danny’s relationship with his father, as the possibility of Jack’s alcoholism and aggressive tendencies resulting in divorce is ‘the greatest terror of Danny’s life’, and in the source of great anxiety for him. This is further suggested as Danny first unlocks his psychic abilities whilst sensing the extreme strain on his parents’ marriage and “desperately… concentrating to understand” (Shining 40), further reiterating the relationship between neglectful familial relationships and the child’s susceptibility to the