In the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, the role of macaroons play a major role as they represent Nora’s dishonest behavior towards Torvald. Nora is completely a different person in front of Torvald; however, she tries to shield things that she does which Torvald doesn’t like. In reality, their marriage seems to be falling apart as she is not happy being with her husband as he tells her not to have macaroons, as the macaroons will damage her teeth and destroy her beauty. The macaroons present image of Nora’s longing to be liberated. She wants to have her own personality and will to live a life where no one stops her from doing what she gets pleasure from.
For example, Arthur’s father Bo held a good manufacturing job but was laid off. After doing various low paying jobs he finally began using drugs and left his family. In one scene, the Agee family’s utilities are cut off. His mother is carrying a single lamp with no shade through their dark apartment. The violence in these communities is also a harmful result of the poverty stricken area they live in.
Tho it is hard to see until the very end of the play, A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry shows Walter Younger is a big dreamer and wants to be rich. Younger is a very selfish man and shows his selfishness through his sacrificing of the family money. When the Younger family inherits ten thousand dollars from the death of a family member, Walter goes crazy trying to get his hands on the money to invest in the liquor store downtown. His selfishness is shown when Mama gives him what is left of the life insurance and he is told to save a generous amount of money for Beneatha’s schooling and then he can keep the rest for saving up. Instead of doing what he is told to do, he invests in the liquor store with his two other friends.
When there is any mention of Shep Huntleigh, it is always following a conversation or situation in which Blanche feels lonely or realizes the unattainable standards that she set for her potential husband. In Scene 3, Stanley beats Stella because she yelled at him for drunkenly throwing the radio out of the window, in a fit of rage initiated by Blanche. Blanche confronts Stella at the beginning of Scene 4 about Stanley’s drinking problem, his financial instability, and his primitive behavior. Stanley’s imperfection, and the relationship that Blanche observes between he and Stella, lead Blanche to consider the love that she desires. Similarly, after Mitch ends his relationship with Blanche, Blanche tells Stella that she received and invitation from Shep to attend a cruise with him.
The only thing he cares about is getting drunk every day until he doesn't remember himself. Pap is a contrasting figure to Jim who is described in the book as the agent of goodness and honesty. Huck's father is the example of all worlds' immorality and filthiness. ” (Stats). This shows how Twain is comparing both Pap as a father and Jim as a father.
Thanksgiving in Polynesia Prestyn Guenther “My mom especially dislikes my aunt Rhea. She is rich and snobby and makes my mom and dad and my older brother, Jason, and me feel terrible” (Haven 16). This quote is from the story, Thanksgiving in Polynesia. The mom Sara has her family, aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea visiting for thanksgiving but she is not very fond with them. Sara is fed up because she is annoyed, frustrated, and mad with aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea.
When Holden is thrown into the real world after being thrown out of Pencey Prep, he finds himself surrounded by a world of “phony.” Holden uses the word “phony” to describe anything that he doesn’t approve of and continues to accuse everyone except for his sister, Phoebe, and his dead brother, Allie, of being one. This is hypocritical because Holden exemplifies his own phoniness during numerous occasions. Holden’s description of himself as “the most terrific liar you have ever saw in your life” reveals his enthusiasm for lying. When Holden runs into his classmate’s mother, he starts to deceptively and enthusiastically ramble to her about her son’s shortcomings, revealing his dishonest identity:
In this story and in our world we see people all the time teasing others, making them hate who they are on the inside and especially the outside. Even a person who didn't have any issues with themselve can be convinced to feel other wise. In the text we see Georgina battling this issue with her husband... someone who should love and accept her; “Still, whenever she dared to look into the mirror, there she beheld herself pale as a white rose and with the crimson birthmark stamped upon her cheek. Not even Aylmer now hated it so much as she.
He seated himself and looked at me with withering scorn”. Not even saying a word, this man has Jacobs uneasy and her children fearful. When he does finally open his mouth is it to mock her by saying her master is tired of her, laughing in her face, and ridiculing her in front of her children. Being told all of these horrible qualities that Jacobs apparently has with her children present is demening. Although her children know that the doctor is a terrible man, having those kind of thoughts ringing though her head must have been awful for her mental state.
When we are introduced to Marmeladova, he seems to be, as author and critic Robin Feuer Miller says, “a tavern bore.” (62) Howbeit, he then introduces his wife, Katerina, and his daughter, Sonya. This drunken narrative is a bit similar to a “tragic drama” (Miller 62) and Marmeladova is “at once the cause of the tragedy and the incoherent chorus or witness to the action (as well as its narrator).” (Miller 62) Sonya’s father causes a great deal of excruciation for the family as a whole, not just Sonya. The pressure that is put directly on Sonya, however, causes her the to suffer the most.
" This is what finally breaks Winston. Winston is just barely coming to realize his hatred for the Party, and is filled with terror and unease in regards to being discovered. He hates the party, has vague about its honesty and
His accomplishments were never recognized, let alone celebrated by Willy, which fostered an environment of loneliness and insecurity for Happy. As he grew older, Happy turned to immersing himself into a world of women and lies. Perhaps his womanizing ways provided a temporary fill for the void caused by the lack of love in his world, but it culminated to a point in which his mother, Linda, had to call him out on it. When Happy ditched dinner with his father and brother to be with women, Linda screamed, “Did you have to go to women tonight? You and your lousy rotten whores!”
Often in life, people try to attain power. In the play Doubt, directed by Patrick Shanley, two characters are fighting to beat each other in a game of authority. Father Flynn’s and Sister Aloysius’s constant efforts to become more powerful than the other significantly affects their vows as leaders and believers of the Catholic Church. In their efforts, they become the epitome of being unChristian. Father Flynn goes against his vows of vanity and poverty.