and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life.
This theme is subtly shown throughout the story, but becomes more apparent after the main event, the slaughter. After Date Bed is presumed missing, Mud, despite the fact that she is not of She-S blood, shows concern for her friend and adopted family member throughout the story – “It is just as well that Mud’s thoughts can’t be heard because what she is thinking is, “I’m the one who loves her. None of you loves her as I do,” and the uselessness of her love arouses her to such a pitch of anguish that she thinks of returning to the plain and searching for Date Bed on her own” (Gowdy, 105). The other She-S’s feel the same way as well – She-Snorts states, “I would not go to The Safe Place…knowing that Date Bed might still be alive and lost” (Gowdy, 249). If the She-S’s didn’t care for their family as much, they would have abandoned all thought of Date Bed and wouldn’t bother searching for her.
Poverty also led the Lacks 's family to injustice for them and their mother 's cells because they simply couldn 't afford a lawyer. The book says, "So in attempt to get Hopkins to give them what they saw as their cut of the HeLa profits they made handouts about Henrietta Lack 's family being owed their due, and gave them to customers at Lawrence 's store". This illustrates that although Lawrence and Sonny couldn 't afford a lawyer, the next best thing was to spread the word, and also shows how they just had to make do with what they had. Rebecca Skloot shows how poverty was a major problem for the Lacks 's family in, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Ranging from medical problems to being an easy target to having injustice.
Stanley, Stella’s husband, was not fond of Blanche. Because of this he hires someone to look into her past to see if she was who she was saying she was. While doing so Stanley encounters the ugly truth about Blanche’s past which she had been trying so hard to hide from her sister and Mitch, a man she was seeing and hoping to get married to. Never the less when Stanley exposed who she really was to Mitch he found her unfit and too filthy to introduce to his mother so he ended things. All of that was not enough for Stanley; he wanted Blanche gone so he bought her a bus ticket for her birthday.
She married her husband out of what she felt was an obligation to her husband to repay him for fighting in World War II. Even though she got two children out of the marriage, she is still not happy with her family life. Laura feels that if she were to life the life she actually wanted, the people around her would judge her and that her family would disown her. Eventually she gets so unhappy that she contemplates suicide. On page 151, the narrator says, “It is possible to die.
When Ashima found out that her husband Ashoke had died from a heart attack, she was devastated (Lahiri 168). After Ashoke’s death, Ashima began to mourn her husband because she had lost someone she had loved. Ashoke’s death was a tragic time for Ashima. Lahiri shares that “Ashima feels lonely suddenly, horribly, permanently alone, and briefly, turned away from the mirror, she sobs for her husband” (278). Ashoke’s death has made Ashima feel alone and shows how much she misses her husband.
They arrive and their grandmother is very anxious for Lena to talk to their close friends grandson, Kostos. Since Lena is shy, she constantly brushes and avoids Kostos who is trying to make conversation. Later, she ends up skinny dipping in a secluded pond where Kostos finds her. Lena runs home in distress and tells her grandparents that “Kostos isn’t the nice boy they think he is”. The two pairs of grandparents start to fight over this and that’s when Lena realizes they probably think something worse happened.
In the story “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” the doctor saves Mabel from ending her life from drowning because of love. Mabel lost her father, than her brothers abandon her, and she loses her home and money. She attempts suicide to end her emotional distress. All awhile this is going on, there seems to be a close eye on her. Had it not been for Jack Ferguson, a local doctor, saving Mabel from a fatal decision that she could not undo.
“Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.” In Shakespeare's the tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth is often viewed as evil by her actions when its the complete opposite; she is just misunderstood. She is misunderstood because she shows signs of weakness, and by the end of the play she is filled with guilt causing her to commit suicide. Lady Macbeth is misunderstood, not totally evil, because she shows signs of weakness and guilt.
Using a river to control the fate of an individual even when not guilty of the act is completely unfair. Code 143 states that, “If she were not discreet, has gone out, ruined her house, belittled her husband, then she shall be drowned”. During these times, a woman was to preserve her body to ensure her validity to a man. At marriage, a woman was then property to her husband, meanwhile men were allowed to have relationships outside of the marriage with maid-servants, and slaves, but women were to be bound and tossed into the Euphrates along with their lovers. Men could sell their wives or children into slavery in order to pay off their debts.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
“I” to “We”. Let’s Start a Revolution We live in a world full of chaos and the only way to survive is with a family, but what exactly is considered family? The people an individual shares the same blood with? or the people that share the same situation? In the book “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, Steinbeck develops a theme throughout the first fifteen chapters of the book.
The geographical setting in the novel All the Pretty Horses written by Cormac McCarthy can be tied to Thomas Foster's insights in chapter 19 of How to Read Literature like a Professor. In the chapter, Geography Matters…, it introduces geographical symbolism that is apparent in John Grady and Lacey Rawlins’ escapade in rural Mexico. Foster claims cardinal directions can symbolize behavior by stating “when writers send characters south, it’s so they can run amok” (pg. 173). In All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy creates chaos which burdens the boys as they head south. Before leaving America to work in Mexico, they tell a man that they are bank robbers.
The cartoon titled “Looking Backward” by Laura E. Foster represents the opposition some Americans had to the changing role of women by using symbolism as a plea to women to abandon their hopes for women’s suffrage and return to their place in society that is safe. The cartoon shows a woman at the top of a staircase with steps labeled "Loneliness," "Anxiety," "Suffrage" and "Career", approaching a stand labeled "Fame," as she looks back at children holding out flowers standing on lower steps labeled "Home," "Children," "Marriage," and "Love." The lower stairs appear to be blooming with flowers, nature and life, while the further up the women goes, the starker, more desolate the stairs appear. This image implies that further away from a woman’s