They get back at her by killing her roses and I believe the reason why they chose to kill the roses is because they knew it meant a lot to her since her grandmother planted them and her mom took good care of them. 3.Explain the title of the story. This short story is titled “The Possibility of Evil” because the main character sends the people in the town letters about evil things that could be going on that happen to involve them. These letters were not necessarily true, but they were assumptions of possible evil. 4.Is Miss Strangeworth evil?
Warren soon regrets her decision and looks to reconcile. The power she holds scares her and she wished to appease her past deeds od accusing anyone and everyone in the town of witchcraft. Mary works for the Proctors, and her ties seem to cause her guilt when she ultimately accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and attempting to kill her. To rescind her actions Mary states “ Why, I-I think it is mine. [the poppet]” (Miller 75).
She imagines her wet driver's license,the photographs of her children, the card from Chloe, all destroyed by the water from a vase.suddenly, she relize that this addiction will affect her life, will destroy her life, Helen stops and walks back to the table, The two pieces of card are curling in the saucer. She places them together. her husband ask her is there any problem. she said "No. I'm fine," "I'll be fine."
Once Emily realized Homer had no intentions on settling down with her she put her plan in motion. “I want poison, she told the druggist” (Faulkner 684). What did we suppose she was to do with poison? Other characters in this story believed “she would kill herself” (Faulkner 685). This is where the mystery unfolds of how profound her dysfunction is rooted, for the day Emily Grierson took her last breath that is when those whom had not crossed her threshold beyond her sitting room could now view the contents of the rest of her
In order to do this Gru needs to steal a shrink ray from one of his villain competitors known as Vector. As all options of retrieving the device from Vector 's house have proven useless, gru then proceeds to adopt 3 little orphan girls. He noticed the girls selling girl scout cookies and vector letting them in, this proved that they were a use to Gru 's bigger plan. He soon realized that the girls would end up meaning more than
“I sat up, turned away from him, pulled out my phone, and searched, ‘do bacteria of people you kiss stay inside your body’...” (Page 153) This is when she starts to do the unimaginable and because her anxiety disorder is so bad she starts to put hand sanitizer in her mouth in hopes of cleaning it. It happens more than once and becomes an obsession, even when she is in the car accident in the hospital room. She was putting by the scoop into her mouth. (Page 229) This is so difficult for me to understand let alone relate too. I can’t imagine having a disorder of that magnitude and it saddens me to think that other teenages do.
Foreshadowing shows the existence of betrayal by Laura. Besides this, her behavior with betrayal is shown before the story. Katherine Anne Porter explains to the reader how Braggioni, the suitor, brought out Laura’s betrayal act. Told in “Flowering Judas,”But she cannot help feeling that she has been betrayed irreparably by the disunion between her way of living and her feeling of what life should be, and at times she is almost contented to rest in this sense of grievance as a private store of consolation.” (Porter 311). The reader will then see how far Laura, the protagonist, will go in “Flowering Judas.” She’s not in her right life as she should be.
Ally carter’s novel “All Fall Down” displays the conflict of human vs self. The chosen conflict was human vs self because she is trying to overcome her self-doubts about whether her mother was actually murdered or if it was nothing but an accident like everybody constantly tells her. The conflict of human vs self was demonstrated all throughout the story more specifically after the ball when she first sees the Scarred Man. In this part of the
People often try to justify their actions, it’s in their nature to provide a reason whether they are right or wrong, but sometimes their actions can cause them to become the victim. Shirley Jackson helps to convey this idea in her short story “The Possibility of Evil.” At the beginning of the short story readers are introduced to Miss Strangeworth, a highly respected elder in the town. As readers progress through the story they learn that Miss Strangeworth is trying to cleanse her town of the evil nature embedded within the townspeople by mailing hateful letters to each and every one of them, but her actions later end up causing her to become a victim of her decisions. Throughout the story Shirley Jackson suggests that revenge, self-righteousness
Lizbeth in her distress at overhearing her parents conversation directs her anger and fear at Miss. Lottie’s marigolds . The marigolds a symbolize beauty that only Ms. Lottie, a scary old lady , possesses. “For some perverse reason, we children hated those marigolds. They interfered with the perfect ugliness of the place.”(5).