Hattie Owen In the book A Corner of the Universe, Hattie Owen is a 12 year old girl. This book takes place in 1960. Hattie is independent, rebellious, and just.
Some authors use transformations in stories to show readers how characters change for the better as they go through hard times or make bad choices. Eugenia Collier uses the transformation in her fictional short story, Marigolds, to show us the change of the main character, Lizabeth, as she changes from childhood to womanhood when she destroys Miss Lottie’s marigolds. The story flashbacked to when Lizabeth was about to turn fifteen in the Depression and took place in the poor neighborhood she lived in, where she and her friends picked on Miss Lottie for being the poorest. Collier uses characterization to show Lizabeth’s change from childhood to womanhood.
The novel When She Woke by Hillary Jordan is about a 26-year-old girl named Hannah, who is trying to earn her life back so that it is normal, but who really knows what normal is anymore and who gets to say when you reach it. Hannah has committed the crime of murder for abortion, to match the crime she committed her skin has been changed to red. Nevertheless, in Hannah 's society, your punishment is having everyone know what you did considering the colour of your skin represents your crime. Flipping her life around Hannah must fight for everything she wants, including the love of her family, but mostly her mother. Hannah is a red, a murderer, Kayla is another red and one of Hannah 's only friends.
Having change our lives is part of human existence and we can go through these changes physically or mentally. Whether you grow a foot taller or are exhilarated by going on a roller coaster, change in our world is evident. Not only do changes happen in the real world, they are also found in pieces of literature. In The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, there are many characters that undergo changes over the course of the play.
Killing is an action that can never be undone. In the novel War Brothers, Sharon E. Mckay examines the impact of this action. War Brothers is a story about four children fighting for survival after their capture by the LRA. During their time in the LRA, they all learn what the true meaning of family is and how you have to look out for not only yourself but others too. There are three characters in the novel that are impacted in different ways by the choice to kill.
We all had time when, after finishing the movie, we thought of the possibilities of the movie character’s life in a modern day. When we feel sorry for the certain movie characters, we say to ourselves or people around us that things would be different if the same scenario happened in a today’s world. The film, “Blue Jasmine” (2013) by Woody Allen is a reference to the “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) by Tennessee Williams. The “Blue Jasmine” has so many similarities with everything on the “ A Streetcar Named Desire” but at the same time, holds so many differences including different setting and even holds different significant themes. The “Blue Jasmine” does not contain the same characters with the same characteristics to show that even some of their characteristics would be different if they were in a different time period such as the modern day.
The classic 1976 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie overlaps and intersects themes typical of the high school genre such as sexuality, bullying, loneliness, angst, and rebellion with supernatural elements, family dysfunctionality, and religion. As a result of the abuse Carrie White is subjected to by her religious and extremist mother Margaret, she is victimized by her peers and authority figures, and when she finally lashes out, she becomes a monster. Therefore, Carrie’s monstrosity was created by her mother. The monstrous element, according to Wells, “… is usually an interrogation of the amorphous nature of evil, or an address of the limits of the human condition; physically, emotionally, and psychologically.” Carrie’s outburst is the result of her reaching the limit of abuse she is willing to accept.
In Rainbow Rowell 's Eleanor & Park, we encounter one of the protagonists of the novel, Eleanor Douglas, as a dynamic character. This is shown in the instance when Eleanor transforms from having an exceedingly strenuous time being able to express her emotions to having the capacity to tell Park that she is infatuated with him. Daily, Eleanor is confronted with the hardships of bullying, domestic violence and discrimination. At first, Eleanor is depicted as an extremely timid and easily intimidated character. She does not ever act upon her violent stepfather, Richie, or the popular girl in school, Tina, and all her friends, the people that usually cause the distress that plagues Eleanor.
In the story, “The Palace Thief”, the characters gain different interactions with each other. Throughout the story, those relationships start to change. Mr.Hundert, a main character in the story, develops relationships some of these characters. Here is how those relationships change from the beginning to the end. First up is Sedgewick Bell.
“If by your art… …souls within her” Act 1. SC 2. PG 13. LINES 7-13 I selected this quote because it is the first instance we get insight to the most important characters.