She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family. It is also important to remember that “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play, the line “There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing” can also be interpreted as a direct address to the audience who at the time of this piece would have been predominantly white. Lena could have been seen as a voice advocating for social acceptance of black
The Love We Hide It is Carl Rogers, a psychologist, who came up with the theory that all people were born good, but they were spoiled by the bad people of the world. We all are born with simple traits like love and compassion, but it’s our bring-up that determines who we will become. In The Help, we see two maids and one white woman convey their love and compassion, not just to better their own lives but to improve the lives of others like their bosses and the children they take care of. Notably, one of our first maids Aibileen demonstrates her loving care and compassion she holds for others and not just those of her own skin color. It’s amazing how Aibileen is able to show love and attention to the babies she takes care of, but
A wife who will pick up after my children, a wife who will pick up after me”(Brady, P3). The author does an excellent job at reaffirming her purpose that the expectations and demands of their husbands are usually really disagreeable and boring, so creating the roles that the wives are expected to play without doubt incapable their counterpart. Throughout the essay, repetition does not go
When Tori Amos mentions “Veronica’s America” she refers to one that judges people based on face value, one where people are cruel and love is a pipe dream. Like Ophelia, Veronica has chosen relationships with the wrong people, leaving her cynical and jaded. She does not believe that love is worth the pain it causes. Tori compares this view of the world to “Charlotte’s America”; while the character of Charlotte is rather ambiguous, Amos speaks of it as if it were full of “cosmic flavor”, a direct reference to one of her other songs “Flavor”, a song about the divine aspects of love. Even though love is difficult, it is worth every struggle because of the happiness that true love can create for someone.
Goneril: “I love you more than words can wield the matter; / Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty; / Beyond what can be valued” (1.1.58-60). As she speaks the words that Lear wants to hear she appears to be an obedient daughter. McLeish (1985, as cited in Halenárová, 2015) describes Goneril as a woman full of ambitions and desires, and just like her father when she doesn’t get what she wants she becomes mean. She resembles her father in another aspect as well, she has a poor judgment of character she trust Edmund. When she gets her part of inheritance she totally forgets her father and orders her servants to treat Lear sternly: “Put on what weary negligence you please”.
Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “…Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while.’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47). This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family.
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple depicts the difficult life of Celie as she struggles to find happiness in her life. Walker presents a clear pro-feminist message through Celie’s misery as she sticks to female stereotypes, Shug’s steady happiness while refuses to conform to female stereotypes, and Celie being rewarded when she defies typical stereotypes for women. Abiding by female stereotypes, Celie lacks joy and positivity in her life, contributing to Walker’s message of pro-feminism. While talking to Celie, Harpo’s wife, Sofia, tells Celie “‘you remind me of my mama… she under my daddy foot. Anything he say, goes… she never stand up for herself’” (Walker 41), to which Celie shrugs her shoulders and responds “‘he my husband… This life soon
He teaches the most important lesson/theme in the novel. Mary Shelley makes clear to the reader that the honor that that comes from ambition and discovery as important to the people you may care hurt. She does this through Robert. Mary Shelley wanted us to see that as most important. She does that by relating the two and then showing what separates the two, which is who actually survives the novel.
As the visit from Desiree’s mother continues, she details in on how her husband, Armand, has changed because of his child and marriage for the better, as he did not punish the slaves or treat anyone with remorse. As a wife, it is indicted that “This was what made the gentle Desiree so happy, for she loved him desperately” (2). The use of tone in this shows how much of a innocent character Desiree is. The change in Armand was enough to make her happy, as she put her life and soul into his. She became happier than she ever was, and lived a good life for some time.