One of the main themes in Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles is alienation. This theme is based on the fact that Mrs. Wright led a highly isolated life, always being alienated from others in her home. She wasn’t able to flourish how she wanted to. For example, Mr. Wright suppressed the things his wife loved the most, restricting her from having her own interesting and letting her follow her heart. When Mr. Wright killed her beloved canary, pushed Mrs. Wright over the edge, causing her to murder her husband.
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
She just didn 't want to lose another, probably last, loved one in her life. This emotion had come from her love towards Homer but he had turned her down and broke her heart. The town feels bad for her before they found out about the death and kept pitying her for her loneliness she lived in. With that, she also got irritated because they didn 't know the full story. They just judged from
Sethe was angry because her mother did not take Sethe with her, but she let Sethe live when she died. Sethe was also vexed because her mother ran away from the plantation. Sethe felt abandoned and she was disappointed that her mother left her even though Nan tried to comfort her by saying that her mother loved her very much. Nan even told Sethe that her mother threw her other children from a ship in a sea because those children were her master’s and she did not consider them exclusively hers. Sethe was the only daughter kept alive.
This story is about a grandmother who does all the wrong things and ends up getting herself and her family killed. In A Good Man is Hard to Find, we go through this adventure with a family that never truly makes their destination. The lies begin to build and the loose term of a good man gets thrown around one too many times. Does dressing like a lady and acting proper like a lady truly save your life? The grandmother’s moral code and values are skewed and largely self-concerning.
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.
Who: Medea What: Her Husband, Jason left her and their children to marry Glauce, The daughter of King Creon Why: Medea needed to face that problem because she and her children were being banished by Creon and Medea is not the kind of woman who takes such mistreatment lying down. Medea had gone through a lot and she feels really betrayed by Jason because she had done so many terrible things just to be with him including killing her own brother and leaving Colchis where she was a princess. She must face this problem because she is already losing herself when Jason left her. Solution Attempted: She swears that she would take revenge. She makes a plan and that plan was the solution to her problem.
O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters. O’Connor made the Grandmother a women so that any reader felt lower than and feel below in authority. The grandmother is shown as a pushy woman with characteristics of selfishness. These characteristics show when she insisted on going to the old house. When she realized that Bailey was not too keen on the idea, she made up a story about treasure to get the kid’s to help beg their dad.
2-Mother-Daughter Relationship: When Baby Suggs dies, Sethe is left alone to raise her adolescent daughter and to deal with Beloved's rage. Sethe's explanations of her filicide are condemned even by Beloved herself. The baby ghost of Beloved could not detach from Sethe for so long. Beloved's intention is to get her mother's attention so that she fixes her eyes on Sethe and began following her wherever she goes. The obsession Beloved creates about Sethe became a strategy of revenge.