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.
They live in a city of deindustrialization. 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.
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.
He once whacks his daughter for not obeying his words, but afterward he burst out crying with remorse, and the felling of guilt. “Although being a father is an important role and a huge responsibility in normal families, Pap shows no such concern toward Huck. 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.
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.
Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. 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.”(Hawthorne, 364). Just like the people in this world the characters in this story didn't understand that you shouldn't mess with what nature gave you;”“It was the fatal flaw of humanity which Nature, in one shape or another, stamps ineffaceable on all her productions, either to imply that they are temporary and finite, or that their perfection must be
Allie and kids symbolize the “catching”.The cliff symbolizes adulthood .Holden believes that adults are all phonies (which is hypocritical of him because even Though Holden constantly talks about other people being phony he is himself often phony. At various times in the novel, he tells pointless lies, claims to like or agree with things he hates, goes out with girls he doesn 't like, all to try to feel less lonely and left out).In chapter 17 Holden says “Then, just to show you how crazy I am, when we were coming out of this big clinch, I told her I loved her and all. It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it. I 'm crazy. I swear to God I am”.
In this book, Gerald gets abused by his drunk, ferocious father whom he absolutely abominates. As a matter of fact, Gerald wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan, and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a
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. It
His spending habits and lack of job have caused his daughter, Sonya, to become a prostitute in order to support her family that is on the brink of starvation. 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. The Marmeladova family has an abundance of issues that critic Donald Fanger lists as “ disclosing the connection of
They are truly in love with each other but not enough because at the end of the book in room 101 Winston begs the party in saying "Not me, do it to Julia." 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!” (Miller 124).