Children also don’t have to know how these issues affect them. Children are precious because they don’t comprehend the gravity of plight. Such youthful privilege is ephemeral to Troy who watches Vic get arrested and her mother banish her father from their home. Troy must now ponder what these events mean, and how they will impact her. These ruminations are the withering of her sunflower of innocence.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Connie, a teenage girl, who thinks more of herself than the boy she went out with the evening before, and would rather be deceptive than live in reality. The illusive life Connie plays is made clear between her relationship with her mother, and the life she lives at home and away from home. “Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home:” (Oates 507). This dishonesty Connie plays with is a reflected back later in the story by the second main character of this story. Arnold FRIEND is introduced as a smooth very arrogant guy, yet the same illusory is illustrated between him and Connie once Arnold arrives at Connie’s house.
Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different. Later in the novel, Anne becomes more aware of her parents disappointment saying to her friends 'You just don 't understand! The first thing Mummy looks at when I come home each term. How can she present a daughter with spots? Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots.
Difficult living conditions, such as this illustration determinates Moss to escape from the life-risking everyday problems of finding a meal to eat. Despite Barbara Moss’s abnormalities and setbacks she is a successful writer/author. Although she changes her face structure when she is an adult, she embraces that beauty comes from within. Her mother’s strength of tolerating unacceptable nonsense from her father makes her a stronger person. Moss’s yearning to appear beautiful misguides her from the true meaning of beauty, but she learns beauty is not defined by physical appearances.
Kat is a force to be reckon with when we first meet her, as she says what she thinks and doesn’t care what other people have to say. Kat is also very jealous of her younger sister Bianca, as Bianca gets all the men’s attention instead of her. Near the end Kat is listening to her husband and is not talking back anymore. Kat has been tamed by Petruchio and is now no longer a shrew. Kat was at first mean and ruthless and now she is clam and nice, which was a major change of her character from the beginning to the end of the story.
A normal wife in this time period adores their children and takes care of their housework and husband. Edna does not want to be that women, she wants to be independent and not care about expectation of what society wants her to do. By Edna acting weird she is making leonce stay focused on work for more hours during the
Elizabeth Proctor, the protagonist’s wife, shows the standard for Salem women as she is submissive and does not defy her husband or the traditional role as a housekeeper. Elizabeth counts herself as “plain”, which exemplifies her character’s stereotype as a housewife (Miller 137). Puritan beliefs held that women served their husbands, which Elizabeth strives to do (Miller 50). At one point in the play, she finds herself unable to prevent a servant from leaving the home, which leads to her husband having to “hold back a full condemnation of her” (Miller 52). Elizabeth would be punished for this failure if she were any other woman with any other husband, but John shows an example of a better man in Salem, which only proves to show how misogynist Salem society is.
In the story Where are you going, where have you been Connie, her mother and sister all have competitive relationships. Her mother says “Stop gawking at yourself.Who are you? You think you are so pretty?” to Connie after seeing Connie look at her own face maybe because her mother 's “looks were gone and that was why she was after Connie”(Oates 1). Her mother is jealous of her daughter, and because of that their relationship is weak. This is shown by the author’s choice of tone and usage of rhetorical phrases emphasizing on the point that their relationship is not family like.