Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
Charlie Ward’s death had an impact on the Ward family, Michael MacKenzie, and Joe Sadowski. Charlie Ward’s death affected Jenna because Jenna is starting to become furious, depressed, and is seeking revenge on her father’s murder. Also, Jenna starts to become anti-social and the only thing that motivates her to become more involved is by her best friend, Andrea convincing her. Due to Charlie’s death, Jenna begins to have panic attacks when she is around her boyfriend, Jason. For example the book states, “She would have expected her heart to pound wildly when he touched her, just as it always did.
After reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees, it would be easy to think that the main theme is discrimination or family, but in reality it is actually focused on the toll that mental illness takes on a family. The protagonist of this novel, Lily Owens, has always had a troublesome life. Both her parents, Terrence Owens, also known as T. Ray, and Deborah Fontanel are ridden with illness, sadly caused from each other. Lily also meets a new family in this novel after running away from her cruel father who abuses her. This family is also dealing with mental illness.
Over 50 % of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. Depression itself is often seen as a growing dilemma in Edna Pontellier's life, as she grows more and more intolerant towards her problems of being enslaved by her children and dominated by men. However, throughout the storyline of The Awakening, Kate Chopin uses the sea and music as symbols to reveal Edna's compelling desires to be free and how one must break away from society to achieve an independent self unit. In effect, these symbols help the reader understand the ultimate surrendering Edna has to undergo to unshackle herself from Victorian reform. The first initial step in Edna's journey begins at Grand Isle, where she and all other rich Victorians spend their summers at.
Characters, in many stories, change dramatically throughout the course of the story. Those drastic changes occurred in the short story Lamb to the Slaughter, written by Roald Dahl, when a sweet, loving housewife finds out terrible news from her husband, when she commits a horrible crime, and when she realizes that she will get away with murder. Characters repeatedly change dramatically throughout many stories. This often times is so vivid that it is a shock to many
How could soup taste good after watching someone die? The prisoners had seen and experienced so much brutality, endured repeated beatings, and humiliated beyond imagination, so one more death did not affect them. Their emotions hardened to the point of being non-existent… or so they thought. Although the prisoners seemed hardened and unaffected by death, a different hanging did deeply affect them. In this hanging, three individuals are condemned to die, one of them was a young child with “the face of a sad angel,” for sabotaging an electric power station (Wiesel 60).
She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
When esperanza shares her fears with one of the boys mothers about the monkey garden incident, she felt as if she was “ the one that was crazy” making her “feel ashamed”(97)All esperanza wanted to do after that incident was to “will my blood to stop , my heart to quit its pumping.”(97) Esperanza felt as if she couldn’t depend on anyone anymore after what she went through because of sally, “why did you leave me all alone? i waited my whole life. you're a liar, they all lied.”(100) Esperanza was devastated by what had just happened between her and
Every writer has to make sacrifices when writing a novel. Skeeter is a great representation as she loses her friendships, her relationship with Stuart Whitworth, and spending time with her sick mother in order to make a bigger change. Hilly Hollbrook was cruel to every black person and was the main instigator in making Skeeter think about standing up for the
All of us have seen cruelty in some shape or form: the girl crying in the corner with her notes scattered across the ground, or the notification on our phones telling us that another act of terrorism has cost many innocent lives. Cruelty also takes place in the book Of Mice and Men, in which John Steinbeck proves that people are cruel for multiple different reasons. However, none of the reasons make the abuse honest and right. The plot of the book begins during the Great Depression, with two friends, George Milton and Lennie Small. The men are exceptionally different, as Lennie is very innocent, while George is sturdy and practical.