Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
This is when we become aware of the narrator of the film, who is Death. It is also when Liesel steals her first book, which will be one of the main themes of the film. I enjoyed the film because I was fascinated with the characters and how they found strength, courage and friendship in difficult circumstances. I also found this film to be very powerful and thought provoking, as it challenged our pre-conceptions of Germany during World War II, Death and on humanity itself. When Liesel reaches Molching, she feels lonely and misses her
With this imperfection Anne has a low self esteem and confidence which meant she was afraid to do anything to upset her parents further. When she had the opportunity to do her part in the war she took in in hopes of proving herself to her parents that she is worth more than just someone to be married. Anne shows us that through determination and hard work, things may not end up with the happy ending you expected but instead can finish in something completely different but just as good.
After knowing the truth, Elizabeth’s reaction help build up the main themes of Pride and Prejudice which is to learn before making any judgments. Also this moment is crucial in the story because it alters people’s decisions and changes the whole aspect of the novel where simply the protagonists fall in love and get married after a whole act misconception and misjudgment. This is considered an illuminating incident because of its various impacts. This scene does not only change Elizabeth’s mind but also the readers. It’s an apex in the novel, where everything hits the reader and turns the tables.
Dishonesty is a decision. Whethere it is done with good or bad intentions, the wrong doing is still occuring. In the novel The Awakening, KAte Chopin reveals some of the many realities of life. Although some choose to ignore it, others somehow embrace or even take advanatage of their ability to lie. In the novel, the main character, Edna reveals herself to be immensely dishonest to both herself and those surrounding her for freedom.
The voice of marginalized women belonging to the so-called inferior race rings persuasively in the novel, A Mercy. Lisa M. Logan is attentive to this aspect of the novel. She is keenly interested in examining this aspect of the novel. Logan's view is cited in the following extract: Morrison’s novel operates as an evocative object, bridging the historical facts of patriarchy with the emotional resonance of non-elite, marginalized women’s experiences. The stories of Florens, Lina, and Rebekka show that early America was especially dangerous, tenuous, and brutal for women and girls.
The readers can grasp that this theme bring up countless similarities and minor contrast in both characters. Both The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire illustrate how this dominant theme portray significant symbols, inner conflicts and how appearances vs. reality impact the leading characters. The authors reveal Gatsby and Blanche as unstable and conflicted throughout their plot. In the end, the past has great importance to both characters as they use it to define their
Gossip is the main driver of the various plotlines in Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing. The conflict in the play is shaped entirely around false rumor spread by characters and the hearsay that accompanies it. The characters’ actions are enormously affected by the conversations they overhear and their willingness to believe secondhand information over direct experience. Patricia Meyer Spacks states in her novel Gossip, that rumor in the play “creates its own territory using materials from the world at large to construct a new oral artifact” (Spacks, 1985, Location No. 315).
The presentation by Janna, Ashley, Joey, and Amber described the effects of Romanticism through their powerpoint and role play game. Through Emma’s early life, marriage, and affairs, Flaubert criticizes Romanticism. These ideals just created an illusion for Emma about what life should be like, constantly making her unhappy, restless, and bored. The book was seen as obscene because the content truly exposed the consequences of vice and adultery. To Emma, her affairs seemed like the perfect way to escape from her mediocre life and mundane marriage.
There is a social hierarchy in a place where women are inferior to men. Being born a woman lead to a life of order and minimal room for error. Ironically, the women are at fault because they are women, and they pay the price for it. Knowing that she lives in a patriarchal society, it is possible that she chose to commit suicide because she didn’t want to live such a miserable life any longer. Neither did she want that life for her child, especially if that child had been a girl.
The story of Passing by Nella Larsen greatly conveys the essence of the meaning of passing while giving us an stomach twisting exciting mystery at the conclusion of the novel. Larsen extends her understanding of passing to more than its apparent racial considerations. In her extended coverage of the phenomenon of passing, her focus stays on those who do not live authentically. On those who are so frantic to change their lives that they end up risking it. The story that was recently discussed in the earlier paragraph is parallel to the situation that Nella Larson described in her book.
The illustration on the front cover is repeated in this section when she is coming up with her big plan of action, this illustration was used in the front cover as it has a huge sense of curiosty, mystery and hope. The end of the book leaves the readers in shock but gives hope for the girl to return home again. The illustrations in this section become more vibrant towards the end of the book as she is beginning to have hope that there is a way out of this misery she is in. Overall, Stolen girl is an amazing, confronting book that will leave readers speechless. It is based on a true story, and it gives the readers a clear idea of what life was like for indigeneous Australians, in the time of the stolen generation.
Raymond Carver’s portrayal of the setting, the physical environment and the homes his characters inhabit completely correlate to a sentimental connection the characters have in their particular stories. Common themes of conflict, jealousy, acceptance, loss, and separation signify the characters struggle within the stories, more so relating to the differences with their significant others or their family. Carver’s use of household separation and the seasonal influence within the story “A Serious Talk” signifies the characters indifferences as the story progresses. As for the story “Popular Mechanics”, the setting helps foreshadow the relationship on the brink of a devastating occurrence/interpretation. Furthermore, this paper will identify the significance of Carver’s use of the setting in determining the characters relationship in the stories previously mentioned.
Endurance is cruel, necessary due to preconceived notions of another person’s self worth, and lack of compassion. In Khaled Hosseini’s book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, Hosseini highlights a greater understanding of what it takes for women in oppressive countries to endure their entire life hardship and isolation. In the case of Mariam and Laila, at very young ages, struggle to find their path in society, only to have their fate foretold for them with many deaths and family members lost along this not-so-glamorous journey. By the time their paths’ cross they experience true hardship, and life-changing migrations. It is this endurance that eventually creates a strong bond of friendship between Mariam and Laila.