He does not pity Oswald because he has been living alone for years and does not get to live with his parents, on the contrary, he pities him because he does not follow the herd anymore and he speaks only about what he believes in. Pastor Manders pities Mrs. Alving because she does not believe in society's rules and not because she marries an immoral man and lives without her son. Another important point is that Mrs. Alving knows that because she is a woman, she is not allowed to be given a voice nor speak for herself. This can be clearly seen when she goes to the Pastor to ask for his help and he sends her back home, and also in the fact that she is always called by her husband's name and not by her first name. Therefore, she says, "my boy shall speak for me".
Although Mr. Grierson was very overbearing and caused most of his daughter’s internal issues, he was not present for a great portion of her life. Therefore, he could not have a say so in whether or not she freed herself from the imprisonment he forced her to live in. The central conflict was not driven by a gender issue because the person responsible of the problems leading to the conflict was pointed toward Emily herself. It is clear to see that Emily took her life in her own possession despairingly for the worst. She was able to have complete self-control and freely make any decision she wished to make, but she could not rescue herself from the dreadful consequences that awaited
From the beginning of when Lyra met John Faa and everyone, Lyra has never experienced someone yelling at her. The Gyptians know what has happened to her, so they know not to yell at her. As an after effect, Lyra also respects John Faa and the other Gyptians. One reason Lyra left Mrs.Coulter is her demanding and unrespectful voice. This affects her because if the Gyptians were treating Lyra bad, she would try to run away again.
Meche lives with the fear in the back of her head that she will suffer a similar fate as Pedro’s mother. Pedro tried to become a better person but at every turn was pulled back by the negative people around him. Pedro is the only character in the movie to show ambition and a want to try and be or do better but his circumstances were to daunting to overcome. While the movie brings home that the solutions at the time were not working and the people were hopeless, Lewis brings home the fact that this point of view was what keeps down the poorer people. With no hope and little or no attempts at having a better life made what chance do any of them have but to repeat the cycle of
She now sees that her father and Torvald insisted her to accept and understand it to be “great wrong” to do what she wanted what was best for herself rather than what everyone else desires her to do. That stunted her development as an adult and as a human being. She has made “nothing” of her life because she has existed only to please those she loved. Following this realization, Nora leaves Torvald in order to make something of her life and—for the first time—to exist as a person independent of other
Jimmy is not into science and he is always indifferent about his mother and father’s work, but when he saw that his mother could tell that he is not interested in talking about cells and disease, he quickly said, “I want to hear about the tiny cells, I want to!” (Atwood 21). Jimmy’s quick reaction to his mother’s unhappiness reveals that he is never able to fully connect with his mother the way they both wanted to. Jimmy’s desire to always please his mother shows that he truly loved his mother, but his mother does not really care for Jimmy. Their distant relationship is further supported when his mother just up and runs away one day. Although his mother left a note saying how
The thing is that her mom can't divorce or do anything to him because she doesn't know where she could get money and how she’s going to make a living by herself or even what Richie would do to her. But in Eleanor’s case, she would want to do anything for Richie to leave her family alone. When it comes to her love life, it never fails to put a smile on my face. She has the most appealing and engaging relationship ever with Park. The way they met, the way they fell for each other, and just everything in between.
The first instance of their meeting, Gale stands in silence and realizes that there is a strong sense of connection with Catherine. He feels that it is his mistake to have associated with an unknown woman, though , he strongly believes that no good would happened to him if he had not met Catherine: “that she made no attempt to either contact the parents as to the whereabouts of said child, or to aid them in securing his turn” (Guest 22). Even though the outsiders discourage her to attend the boy and take care of him without the permission of the parents, she does not change her opinion; she continues helping him until the boy’s father finds that he stays with
In fact, Scout believed her father was boring compared to other fathers, she noticed, “He didn’t do the things out schoolmates’ fathers did” (118). She did not understand the importance of his job specifically; it was not labor, and she could not observe direct effects of his efforts. Scout did not think he had any skills for he took careful consideration and never showed off unless it was desperate. At one point in the novel, Atticus’s sister, Aunt Alexandra, wanted to teach the children about their heritage and their ancestors as if it dictated who they were, but Atticus worked to have the children perceive other people as simply having different ways of living. His observations can be observed through his accommodations for his company, “And yet not look too good, or talk too wise.” Scout noticed how depending on who he was around, he would change ever so slightly to ensure more comfort of them, not to cause them to feel inferior.
Septimus had gone to serve in war with thoughts of ideal freedom which the Germans now threaten. His return however left him scarred and alone and he only married Reiza for her companionship because he couldn’t sleep at night or bear to be alone. Reiza in turn attempted to heal the marriage by bearing a child, but Septimus refuses and leaves her in her own darkness and lets her spiral out of control, not letting her fulfil or seek the pleasures of motherhood due to his reasons of not joining into the male patriarchy himself. Reiza is still loyal and confronts Septimus multiple times in attempts of his reciprocation towards her, but it is all to