Most believe that sociopaths are the crazy murderers in movies that have no remorse what so ever, but this article proves that stereotype wrong. This is about the story of a sociopath and the things that run through their head and their lack of feelings. She starts off with a description of her childhood, unlike most sociopaths she grew up in a healthy loving home. She gives a few stories as examples to show how her first few signs of sociopathy, these stories surprised me because she sounded so malicious and unruly but unruffled at the same time.
Hello everyone, One of the main themes in this chapter is "self-injurious behavior," which fascinated me the most. I 've grown up in a small town where my neighbor 's daughter used to engage in self-destructive behavior. I thought her behavior was unusual. If I asked why, she gave me vague answers like, "I don 't know" or "because I like it. " People who knew her usually dismissed her an insane woman.
The Breakdown that she has connects to Shoshana Felman 's What Does a Woman Want? and Franny 's actions connect to Judith Butler 's Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory. Salinger 's Franny is a story that
not only does she make fun of herself, but she also has a great sense of humor. The little details she puts on her stories will make you picture it in your mind. She just doesn't want her readers to see her as a handicap person, but a person who wants the world to see her as a tough woman. One whom the fates, gods, viruses have not been kind, but who can face the brutal truth of her disabilities.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
What truly shapes a person isn 't their circumstance, but how they handle their current condition. At the beginning of the novel, Rachel gets depicted as a somewhat sad and confused girl who wears a mask of being alright in response to the horrific tragedy that destroyed her old life, and loved ones. Although she is quite intelligent, cute, and athletic; her new girl status, unique characteristics, and the stereotypes engraved in the society that “black people don’t have blue eyes”(10), causes her to be socially rejected by her black peers and getting bullied. As a result, this leads her further down that path of questioning her place in society. Bombarded by the numerous new feelings that have never once existed in her life, she creates a blue bottle inside of her that serves as a defense mechanism to withhold the painful feeling inside that she won 't allow herself to confront.
As ironic as it may sound, the protagonist’s family, along with the priest and the townspeople, are the genuine monsters in this literary piece. In this short story, it was clearly seen that the protagonist was physically and psychologically isolated from her community. This abhorrence initiated within the protagonist’s own household. Her family implied that something was wrong with her—that she used to be a lovely baby and that she was cursed (263).
Many people in my opinion would identify with the character. My only problem with this story is that in the end the character still continued to write in her notebook hateful comments about people. She seemed remorseful for the items written in the book once people saw them and began treating her as an outcast, yet when she could have apologized she never did. She never saw a problem with what she did. Then she created a lie to get her friends back, the remorse went away and she stayed the same.
Therefore, this short story indirectly emphasizes how women were suppressed in their marriages and wanted freedom, independence, and self-identity. A literary element which serves as great significance to the story is symbolism because it contributes to the actuality that Mrs. Mallard did not love her husband, but was only adhering to society’s norm. Mrs. Mallard’s heart trouble serves as a symbol of anguish because as her heart is trapped inside her body, likewise, she feels oppressed in her marriage and is unhappy with the restricted freedom and lack of independence. After hearing about her husband’s death, she did not experience any heart trouble; however, you would expect her to since she lost her significant other.
She emphasizes on how she disagrees with these norms, which is the reason why people ridicule her minority status. She states the fact that women of minority status within America are the ones who are disregarded to a great extent. While describing her attempts to fit in the society, she also mentions the conflicts she faces with the people from her own culture, who criticize her for using “Spanglish”. Through her essay, Anzaldua is trying to connect to everyone who suffers from contrasting identities. Her article begins with a metaphor from her childhood, when she once visited a doctor who commented on her accent which made her feel uncomfortable.
It doesn’t make any sense as to why the government has not done any investigating or to why this topic has not been brought up in legal matters. Some women have gone out and told their story but what good has that gotten them? Where has that taken them? What kind of justice have they gotten? NONE.
In “Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class”, Bell Hooks describes her feeling that relate to race , class , and education . The article shows us that race and class are two of the leading factors to perdition between humans. Bell describes the hard times that she faced in her life . In the beginning of the article , Bell talks about the relationship between desire and shame . Because her parents could not afford her desires they told her that she did not need them and shamed her into not wanting them.
Theme for “Lusus Naturae” Rejection can make one feel alone, helpless, and out of place, and it’s a feeling that can make someone feel like they are no good, or that they aren’t worthy of a good life. All throughout the story, we are given examples of how the young girl is shamed and rejected. She was never accepted for who she was and this made her do things, sometimes extreme to help out her family. She knew she would never fit in, and her actions proved just that.
The entry shows Anne maturing by Anne seeing what she has wrote and realizing how petty she is being. Anne starts having a better relationship with her mom, after she reads the bad things she wrote and the bad things she said about her mom. There are three reasons I know this. First Anne says “...moods which kept my head under water (so to speak)” and she not looked at things from her mom’s point of view. Anne has let her temper get the best of her and she is starting to notice and feel bad about all the things she has done.