In the chapter “Growing Our Souls,” Mary Pipher explains how circumstances in people’s lives, whether tragic or joyful, serve as inspiration for different activist causes. She shares how certain events in her life led her to fight against different social movements such as free speech and civil rights. She defines true rebels as people who can act towards the change—they stand for their beliefs. Then, she criticizes American culture’s view of ‘healthy people’ who accept the world as It is. For Pipher, growing the soul means increasing the capacity for empathy and passion towards the good.
In the poem, “Making Sarah Cry”, and the memoir “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, The theme courage is evident. In the poem “Making Sarah Cry”, Sarah shows courage because she has to push through bullying to fit in. In the passage “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, Ana shows courage because she has to figure out a way to get out of the gang and be able to live her life. Although these passages have a common theme, the moods are very different. In the passage “I Escaped A Violent Gang” There is some violence and has more action.
In the beginning Mary comes off as a kind and well spoken young woman who tries to live life with moralistic principles guiding her. Mary is presented as a good hearted, hardworking, and naive young lady. The author gives the audience the idea of innocence as one of Mary’s earliest traits to show she is similar to the reader and to establish a connection to him/her. Examples of this would be Mary helping the proctors in house cleaning regularly despite being a court official. In Act 1 Mary states “I’ll
He resents his mother because she did not hesitate to remarry immediately following the passing of King Hamlet; in Hamlet’s eyes, she cannot live independently because she is a fragile, powerless woman as all women are. Hamlet says, after complaining about Gertrude’s hasty remarriage, “frailty, thy name is woman” (1.2 150). His judgment of his mother’s character led to his generalization of all women being frail and helpless. Hamlet extends this judgment to his evaluation of Ophelia’s character. He believes that because she is female, she must be deceitful and adulterous.
Hamlet encounters Ophelia, his estranged lover, after mulling over his own melancholy during the first scene of Act III. It is the first time that Ophelia and Hamlet have seen each other since Hamlet frightened Ophelia by her intruding upon her privacy and barging into her closet while she was sewing. Neither party is particularly pleased to see one another and they are both vocal about their discontent. Their interaction revolves around honesty and its importance to Hamlet, drawing comparisons between his own honesty and the honesty of other characters such as Ophelia and Gertrude. It establishes tension between Hamlet’s values and his own actions and the appearance on one’s intentions versus the reality.
Ophelia seems to be the most genuinely hurt Hamlet’s theatrical “madness.” When Polonius uses her as a pawn to spy on Hamlet, she remarks “Oh woe is me, ‘T; have seen what I have seen, see what I see.”(3.3.162). Even though Ophelia is but a pawn she is still off put by Hamlet’s rejection and pitties herself for having witnessed him change. This is also self serving as she thinking of how Hamlet’’s madness will affect her rather than him, revealingly once more that Ophelia’s own emotional well being is dependent on people. This is detrimental, however, for Ophelia's as her one sided feelings for Hamlet allow her to be used as a pawn by both Claudius and Polonius as well as Hamlet. It is not clear whether Ophelia understand if she is pawn or not, however, this does not stop her from fulfilling the wishes of both
In Chopin's story "The Storm" the storm can be taken in both a literal and figurative meaning. The literal occurrence is that it keeps Bobinôt and his son from returning home. During the Story the storm also leads Calixta outside when she runs into Alecc who is seeking shelter from the weather. If the storm did not occur then those two lovers would have never picked up where the left off. In a figurative sense, the storm is a symbolism of passion between the couple.
Yet, how Ophelia and Hamlet reacts to their father’s speeches differentiate. He discusses Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet, he is verbally abusive and talks down to her. In the play, Polonius utters, “Tender yourself more dearly, or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase, running it thus) you’ll tender me a fool” (Shakespeare 252). Polonius uses the word tender to show that he wants Ophelia to offer more respect to herself. He cuts himself off to show that he uses the word tender a great deal, but to make the word, tender, have more value.
People will do whatever they can to protect the ones they love, no matter the cost. Prince Hamlet in the William Shakespeare play, Hamlet, did exactly that, trying to shield Ophelia firstly from the court. Additionally, he didn’t even trust her father and wanted to remove her from Polonius’ influence as well. On top of that, Hamlet wanted to protect him from even himself. In the end, Hamlet wanted to keep Ophelia safe from the court, her father, and ultimately himself, despite what some may argue.
Ophelia is Hamlet’s love interest. As they spend time together Ophelia starts to fall in love with Hamlet and begins to see a future with him. In act one scene three Ophelia’s brother Laertes confronts her about her relationship with Hamlet before he returns to school in Paris. Soon after Laertes says something to Ophelia about not having trust in Hamlet their father Polonius agrees with him and says” This is for all: I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth Have you so slander any moment leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to ’t, I charge you.