She tried again. (Dahl, 5) Mary decides to act as normally as possible to cover up for her murder, she practices in the mirror a normal conversation with her grocer, so she doesn’t look suspicious or agitated. To add, Mary is the perfect housewife who would reach many heights to please her husband, Patrick. Therefore, Patrick’s divorce caused her to suffer from shock and commit a crime she didn’t intentionally create; “All the old love, longing for him welled up inside her, and she ran over to him, knelt down beside him, and began to cry her heart out. It was easy.
Lennie is attracted to her right away, but it is a way he likes rabbits. George is worried that Lennie will mess up again like he did in weed with the pulling of the dress of the girl. So George tells Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife. The atmosphere at the ranch and the bunkhouse is calm, feels safe, and tense, and it is because of these
She was wearing a “red cotton house dress” and a pair of mules decorated with “bouquets of red ostrich feathers” emphasizing her sexual appeal. Her clothes have the color ‘red’ which signifies danger and foreshadows that she will bring trouble for George and Lennie in the future. She wore this because of her desperate need for attention since she is so lonely although she has a husband. This could be understood because throughout the novel, Curley didn’t give any attention to his wife whatsoever. Instead, he just took advantage of the wealth and
The Jewish people can be identified as mice. The anti-Semites considered Jews to be the pests of the human race, just like mice are considered pests of the animal kingdom. These people struggled on a daily basis to survive the holocaust: they foraged for food to keep themselves healthy and hid from the Nazi soldiers, like mice hid from predators. Both mice and Jews during the Holocaust had the same goal: to stay alive. Another interesting implication the image of Jews as mice is that they were the subjects in many experiments.
One of the main characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is Curley’s wife and the writer uses this character to be a symbol for danger in the novella. “She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red, her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages.” That was the first image that Steinbeck put in or minds of Curley’s wife, without knowing anything about her we imagine her like that for the rest of the novella, the image is stuck in our heads. When speaking about Curley’s wife you can either understand where she is coming from or we could be against her, there’s no middle stance. Personally, I empathize and sympathize with Curley’s wife because she is just that thing, that thing that symbolizes
Smartly enough Van Helsing makes a circle of wafer crumbs around them to keep them safe from the devilish spirits that roam the lands around them. This turned out to be a smart plan for Dracula's wives come and attempt to seduce Van Helsing but did not work on him unlike Jonathan Harker. In Jonathan's case the sweet singing which reminded himself of Mina's voice guided him into the ghastly chamber of the three hellish women. To his demise, he falls for their trickery as they slowly feast on his blood. As Jonathan looks upon the three beautiful beasts, he says “I felt in my heart a wicked burning desire that they would kiss me with their red lips” (53).
The book can be divided in two parts. In the first part the author is being amazed while exploring the beauty of nature and talking about the positive sides of the world while in the second part author focuses on the dark sides of nature. Dillard starts the book with a story of her cat, who sneaks in her room every night and claw her chest. Then she goes for a walk near the Tinker Creek and explores nature. Later, she talks about her stalking muskrats and compares their unpredictable behavior to electrons.
What caught my eye, was in the first paragraph when she says, “stalks rabbits, mice, muskrats, and birds, killing more bodies than he can eat warm, and often dragging the carcasses home”. (6) Having a sentence like that means she really did some great observation, since it is very well depicted. Weasels live to survive, they don’t have time to wait and see what their following actions are going to be. “I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go”, (8) just shows how having a necessity is important, from human to a weasel. According to www.SciElo.com, animals are known to suffer from anxiety when they are stressed out, like when they do not have enough food for their family or have proper shelter.
I was jus’ fool-in’ Lennie. ‘Cause I wanted you to stay with me. Trouble with mice is you always kill-’em.” Through Georges speech, we can see by him saying. “I was jus’s fool-in’.” Tells us that he understands how Lennie is feeling because of their strong friendship that they have. This reflects on how friendships can teach people to have empathy for others.
Poe hung the cat, so he would no longer feel guilty for the crime that he committed against the cat. In the first part of the story, The Black Cat, guilt caused the narrator to kill the cat that he had previously injured. The role quilt played, however, changed as the story went on. A new cat ended up showing up at Poe’s house and him and his wife decided to keep it. At first, Poe liked the cat, but it began reminding him more and more of the cat that he had killed.
The death of Curley’s wife is a very shocking event which is what triggers George’s decision to shoot Lennie. She does nothing wrong and without noticing Lennie kills her; just how he killed the mouse and the puppy killed the puppy. Curley’s wife’s death is a tragedy and symbolizes Lennie’s untroubled life coming to an end. Even though Lennie is not a bad person after the death of Curley’s wife, we can no longer think of him as an innocent child-like person. George and Lennie’s life was about survival, but centred on the innocent dream of the rabbits.
It is easy to lose courage when the end result is known, and not in your favor. However, having courage when one knows of the end result establishes pride in him or herself. In How to Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs. Dubose is an elderly neighbor that criticizes Jem, Scout, and their family. However, when Jem destroys her flowers in a fit of rage, he and Scout spend a lot of their time at Mrs. Dubose house as a punishment. Eventually, Mrs. Dubose has a drug free, yet painful, death.
Lennie always made me tell the story of us in our own ranch. He gets all excited about being able to take care of his rabbits, because Lennie loved to feel the smooth thing such as furs on small creatures. I remember Lennie tried to keep mice as pets but he ends up killing them. This was because Lennie doesn’t know how much strength he puts in when touching and patting them. Another thing that Lennie loved was to eat ketchup, I remember whenever we were travelling on our way to the ranch he gets me angry and annoyed because we only had beans, but he kept asking for ketchup when we didn’t ever had any.
Janie quickly realized that what you want may be what you should live without.Hurston writes “But to kill her through Tea Cake was too much to bear. Tea Cake, the son of Evening Sun, had to die for loving her.” Even though Janie blames herself for Tea Cake’s upcoming death. Tea Cake got rabies because he loved Janie enough to save her from the rabid dog. Hurton metaphorical use of the evening sun to compare Tea Cakes downfall helps the reader