This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
In Stagecoach, the prostitute and outlaw Dallas and Ringo defy society’s definition of what it means to be a “bad guy” versus a “good guy.” Each is a victim of circumstance having lost their families to murderers. Through their actions both together and apart, they prove to be good people. This illustrates that society judges people by their jobs, not by their characters. This shows that the movie makers think civilization is bad. This idea would be popular in 1939 because many people were poor and didn’t want to be defined by their social standing.
Family is very important to my mom and I. I have an older brother who can get on my last nerve sometimes, but thankfully my mom is always there to make us best friends again. My mom provides peace when it comes to our family. She keeps our family grounded. If someone doesn’t like the food they order, she will switch with them. When my brother comes home from college she makes us extra food so we don’t argue about who gets the last spoonful, and on our birthdays she makes sure we get our favorite meal.
She is often misquoted, saying “Let them eat cake”. This quote shows how ignorant she is to how the people live, she thinks that everyone eats and has privileges like her. Rumors such as these were widely spread through a historical essay on her, which was widely oppressed by the government (Shephard et al. 100-111). With the people knowing that the government, didn't want the people to know what she had done, she was hated even more (Shephard et al.
Even though she’s still a small character she’s very easygoing and kind. Due to her unfortunate events there is a group called the “Ellen Jamesians” that act as followers to protest what they did. They purposefully cut off their own tongues to show their support. Ellen James does not like this group because she feels they are disrespectful. Garp too feels the same way about this group,
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
It is seen that both Pauline and Cholly Breedlove experience their own shares of misfortune that eventually do translate to the ways they treat Pecola. Pauline Breedlove is described as harsh and cold, as she is dissatisfied with her life. She herself struggles with the preconceived notions of beauty, as she believes her disabilities and features make her ugly. This affects the way she’s sees her life and her family, as she is disappointed that she does not have the “perfect” family because this will not win her favorable glances from other women. Pauline sees everything as a goal to be perfect and beautiful, as explained with the line, “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another--physical beauty.
Rose of Sharon’s choice to feed the man in grave need for nutrients in the end of the novel shows how selfless people can be to save a life. When the people around you precedes your own self-image and desires is when the saving value of fellowship really shows.Other characters in the novel, especially the women have shown an endless amount of love through their relentless work around their homes and community for the benefit of their family. Time and time again, the novel places Ma Joad in a care-taking position without ever worrying about her own well-being. To have a sense of family and fellowship is to have the ability to decide what kind of responses are need in certain situations.Valuing a stranger’s life over the humility of one’s self is indeed selfless and shows the saving value of fellowship and
When they first meet, Catherine is of a higher part of society. With appalling behavior, she mistakes Hareton as a “servant [of Wuthering Heights]” (183). Insulted by her mistake, Hareton sends her away from Wuthering Heights, but not before throwing an insult back, and calls her “[a] saucy witch!” (184). In an addition, Catherine in another meeting chastens Hareton for not being able to read. Through the interaction, she asks him if he is “[either] not right ... [or if he is] so stupid... not [to] understand [her]” (207).