“Good people fall in that town, but only strong people rise again.” (Myers 128) In the stories of Romeo and Juliet and Street Love, Juliet and Junice have many similar characteristics and are faced with many of the same challenges . On the other hand, they are very different in many ways, such as lifestyle and how challenges are dealt with . Juliet comes from a rich family, who provides and controls her decisions which disables her from being independent.
Society Changes People Society can change people positively or negatively. In the novel, Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Mildred is the wife of the main character, Guy Montag. First, we realize that Mildred is self-centered because she only thinks about her own benefits. She does not care about anyone but her fake family.
So even if the husband in hand made the illness worse by secluding her, he is not the monster. But there is still the problem with her seclusion as a whole and psychologically pushes her to have lack of meaning to life. This is where her imagination begins to wonder through the wallpaper and from a psychological standpoint does what is expected -- creates a reason to be in the world and try to subconsciously overcome the issue by creating a woman who needs help out of the
Her high school “hookup”, Eddie Oakley, is mostly an extension of her already existing feelings of isolation. Their relationship begins as a way for Rose to cope with her loneliness, after her ability destroys most of her close relationships with people (Bender 156). He continues to be her stress release but has no understanding of her emotions, calling her the “tank” because of her stoicism. There is no power dynamic here. Rather, they both use each other exclusively for their own personal gain (Bender 132).
She secretly hires Minny to clean the house and teach her how to cook to impress Johnny. Celia has never had a maid before and, because of her kind nature, she treats Minny with great respect, which Minny is totally not used to, and the two slowly become friends. In the end of the book, Celia finally comes to realize that her husband loves her for who she is, and she does not feel the need to fit in the high-society of Jackson anymore as she found a true friend in
What Mary lacks to see is that her parents love her with all their heart, but her viewpoint is her parents don’t understand her. The reason being is since Hana knows very little english Mary and her can not have quality talks with her and Taro spends most a his days at the shop so he is never home. In this case Hana and Taro are the people who will do anything for another person. Sadly, Mary feels like her parents could care less about her and starts thinking it would be better if she lived her life and they lived their life separate. She truly believed that if this change was made then everyone will be joyful in the long run.
Mildred hasn’t surrounded herself with loving, understanding people. She lacks the feeling of love, and even though her husband, Montag, cares about her, he is barely home. Her friends don’t even care about themselves because them, too, are emotionally disconnected, and couldn't care less about their miserable lives. Montags feelings are shallow and mediocre, he used to love her, but not the person she has become over time. On page 44, the conversation between Montag and Mildred was very bland, and even though they are communicating, they aren’t really communication.
In The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, Esther struggles with the pressures of society while witnessing her own downfall and seeks medical help for the sake of her physical and mental health. Similarly, in The Catcher in the Rye, Holden deals with depression after flunking out of school. Although their situations are quite different, both characters change as a result of their experiences and find ways to cope with life. On the other hand, Holden struggles with the idea and pressures of growing up. He’s flunked out of multiple boarding schools and is constantly depressed.
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood.
For the most part in her life, her mother isolated and imprisoned her from everyone. She was unable “to leave the apartment for anything other than school”, which left her with what she claims as “nothing that could help me fit in with the other kids.” She was so devoid of social interactions and freedom that when she was thirteen years old and met Charlene, she attempted to emulate her because she was “jealous of her life.” She tried to do everything in her power to mature. She was even willing to exchange her morals and values to have what she believed to allow her to have power and control.
The book, The Goldfinch, is a book unlike any other. This book deserves an A- because of Donna Tartt, the author, and her knowledge on many different and diverse topics, her ability to tie many of the character’s stories together, although, sometimes getting off track, and because of the extremely likeable character, Hobie. There doesn’t seem to be any topics that The Goldfinch does not cover. The topics that the book covers frequently and methodically are gambling and drug abuse, mental illness, and love in all forms. Donna Tartt, the author, talks about gambling and drug use through Theo’s father, Larry.
Radio host Bernard Meltzer once said, “A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” In other words, in a true friendship flaws don’t matter. In his novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tells the story of Lennie and George, two characters who remain friends regardless of any trouble or flaws. Lennie acts as a child and he doesn’t remember what George tells him. He has a mental problem and he’s dumb.
Romantic values in stories have been the same across time, be it in a story or in a modern movie. These elements have changed in the way they are shown, but still come down to the same sense of values. Modern movies can add sound effects and nice lighting, but older stories rely on vivid imagery and poetic styles to portray romantic values. People turn down love to keep their honor or deal with loneliness on a daily basis. Some people accept loneliness as a way to keep their honor.
In the story Of Mice and Men the seemingly minor character of Aunt Clara subtly plays a significant role. Although she appears briefly in the mind of Lennie, she has quite an affect on the structure of this tragic story in terms of other character’s traits, theme and action. Aunt Clara was the former guardian of Lennie, who cared for him until her death. She was described as a little fat old woman who wore thick and round glasses. Aunt Clara is first mentioned in the beginning of the book when Lennie says he remembers a woman who used to give him mice to pet in the past.