Knowing my best friends are counting the days until I return does make it easier” (2). An extremely critical issue, however, is seriously downplayed in this story. Caleb once attacked his sister with a knife following an argument, but Sierra focuses more on his reformation than on his faults. There is one situation in the book where Caleb could have potentially lost his temper and possibly behaved somewhat violently. As Sierra observes when Caleb is confronted by the jealous Andrew before she and Caleb go on a date, “Caleb’s jaw tightens and he looks away, like he could snap at any second and punch Andrew” (169).
“[They] attended cocktail parties and dinners, [they] made entrances and exits together,” maintaining the image of the wealthy businessman and his young, blushing wife. However, in seeking refuge from her unhappy marriage, Iris indulges a lengthy affair with childhood acquaintance, Alex Thomas, chronicled in Laura’s book. Although he has no status and no money, Alex offers Iris a life of passionate love and freedom from the expectations Richard places on her. Similarly, Laura, and her growing spite for the Griffens, implores Iris to abandon Richard and the lifestyle thrusted upon them as children. She goes as far as running away and obtaining a meager job as a vendor’s employee to prove they can survive without the wealth and toxicity of Richard and Winifred.
That is to say, in conflict with herself and her environment, her partial resistance of this kind signals her impending doom. 3.3.4 The Refusal of her gentleman callers For a long history, subordination is symbolic of the ideal of the woman in every society, which dominates conservative gender norms in Southern American. This ideal presents a woman is deprived of possessions and withdraws quietly to the background, subordinating her life and needs to those of her family and its male head. She has to play the perfect roles of a dutiful daughter,
One of the principle substances of human presence is the consistent, continuous section of time. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner investigates this reality of time in numerous new and sudden courses as he tells the disastrous tail of the Compson family. The Compsons are an old Southern privileged family to whom time has not been caring. A long time of degeneration primarily coming from subjugation have conveyed them to the verge of demolition. The greater part of the story concentrates on the Compson kids who are experiencing the most noticeably awful of the social and good rot.
Lady Macbeth orders a servant to fetch Macbeth and before he arrives, she bemoans “Naught’s had, all’s spent, Where our desire is got without content,” indicating that even though she has gotten everything she wants, Lady Macbeth is still not happy because she had to kill to get what she wanted. According to Edith Whitehurst Williams, Lady Macbeth has “a conscience far from dead” that is seen in how she is not happy despite having the power she wanted, since the means of obtaining that power were unsavory (Williams 222). Once Macbeth arrives, Lady Macbeth consults him, advising that “what’s done is done,” meaning that Duncan is dead and their plan is through, so he does not need to do anything more or kill anyone else (3.2.12). Macbeth can sense that Lady Macbeth will not advocate for any more murders and therefore he “does not make her a party to the murder of Banquo” (Williams 222) and so when Lady Macbeth tells him to “sleek o’er your rugged looks”(3.2.27) in order to stop him from his planning of further murders, he simply agrees. At the banquet where Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost, after everyone has left, Macbeth is talking about how he has more schemes to kill people, it is seen that Lady Macbeth’s “dedications to evil… [are] not going to sustain her”(Williams 222).
She hates Solange because she reminded her of their position, of their reality. Though she is the favoured one between the 2 sisters, she is more venomous in her hatred for her Mistress as she really tried her best to make the mistress drink the poison tea. At the end of the play, she wanted to die as the mistress so she can die free in her fantasy world and can break her sister out from servitude by making her a criminal. The Mistress Age: Late
Lena describes her mother as being very timid and apathetic to her circumstances, especially after she loses a baby. Although she is always technically around, Ying-Ying is a very absent mother to Lena. Lena realizes this upon observing the life of her neighbor, a girl about her age named Teresa, who comes from a loud Italian family. Lena believes that Teresa’s mother is going to kill her, as they are always yelling at each other. However, upon talking to Teresa, Lena finds out that they yell at each other so much because Teresa can be reckless, and her mother cares about her well being.
Both sisters now in trouble and are said to be put to death. Antigone in the views of some readers may be the less loyal sister for putting Ismene in the situation to go against the law and to go against her beliefs. In the eyes of other readers, Ismene is the less loyal sister as her loyalty in the beginning did not lie with her family. The different beliefs of the sisters have an affect on the central theme by both showing and not showing loyalty to one another. Antigone's loyalty became questionable as she let her sister get in trouble for something she didn’t want any part in.
Charlie discusses the traumatic experience of the death of his beloved Aunt Helen and the suicide of his best friend, Michael. Next, he befriends two seniors: Patrick and Sam, who then introduce him to the world of drugs and alcohol. Charlie tries to ignore the fact that he is greatly drawn to Sam and develops a crush on her. It is hard for Charlie to focus on his teen life because he cannot seem to let go of his abusive past and the distressing flashbacks that come along with it, which we do not find out about until very late into the book. Charlie’s abuser happens to be his favorite Aunt Helen.
This emotion causes people to do all sorts of things that they might regret later on as portrayed in Louisa May Alcott’s Novel, “Little Women”. After Josephine ignored her sister Amy for burning her book, both sisters felt awful for what they did. Theodore Laurence implored Margaret for forgiveness because he pulled a harsh prank that hurt her. Mr. Laurence regretted not having a good relationship with his son because of a silly fight that drifted the family apart. This feeling of regret teaches a person to learn, grow and flourish into a stable, patient