Each one of Opal’s actions were filled with kindness, sometimes intentional and other times unintentional, but all benefited the people she reached out to. I think Opal learned subconsciously through her mother leaving that ever action you make can affect those around you and Opal did not want her actions to have negative effects. When Opal learned of Otis’ arrest, “[she] swept the floor real slow that day. [She] wanted to keep Otis company. [She] didn’t want him to be lonely.
At first, when Lilly moves into the neighborhood, she was not accepted by Chester and Wilson because she was different. However, Lilly did not care what people think of her. She ended up helping Chester and Wilson overcome being hassled by some older children. At that moment, they accepted her friendship. Lilly then shows Chester and Wilson many adventurous ways of doing things, and they also show Lilly their way of doing things.
However, by the end of the novel, she is considerate of others, still pushes for her beliefs in a more polite and educated manner, and embraces the fact experiences have value. Different experiences such as the hanging and Roger’s death teach the horrors of society, her mother and the Jewish lady teach Catherine how to be herself, and animals like the ant and the bear teach her how the little things could be huge to others. One experience that leads Catherine to discover the need for change is her lack of both sense and direction. She often speculates about all she will do when she grows up. “I am no minstrel or wart charmer, but me”(Cushman
Since Anne kept a positive attitude, it helped make living in the annex more joyful for some of those in hiding. Sophie Scholl from “Hitler Youth: Growing Up In Hitler’s Shadow” written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti was well know as publicly fighting against the Nazi’s and their ideas, she was one of the few very brave people during that time to speak up against the horrible events that happened. People might disagree with these tactics though, for example, positive attitudes can lead to becoming naive and believing certain things, making you unprepared for the future. Many people got through these problems and conflicts with a number of tactics. People thought positively to believe things will get better, they fought against the root of the problems to try and stop the problem from continuing, and they tried to forget what happened after the Holocaust ended.
Liza realizes she likes that she reached her goal of being a lady but doesn't like how she has become. She differs with Walter because she doesn't like the world she can now see threw her proper eyes. She sees poverty now and doesn't like that she is not as she once was. Patrick Berry explains Eliza's struggles when in her new skin in his article “Teachers, Capitalists, and Class in Pygmalion and the Millionairess” he states, Shaw satirically considers the idea that a line in the 'gutter' is more 'authentic' than one in culture. In poverty, proper speech may be absent, but there is violence and warmth.
Even though Hester spends time helping to make clothes for the poor, they treat her badly in spite of her good intentions. She is not just an outcast, but also so low in the opinions of others that even children feel encouraged to make fun of her, even though they have not the faintest clue what she has done wrong (probably they are too young to understand). That Hester chooses to live near the woods, on the border between forest and the town, is a clear and potent metaphor for her place in limbo between the spheres of the moral and immoral. Indeed, Hester seems to be trying to live in both worlds simultaneously, which results in her further degradation and the increasingly clear fact that she will have to make a choice. Either she must assimilate to Puritan tradition and follow their laws to the letter, or she can roam free and follow her passions and instincts while losing her connection to society.
You should be grateful for the people who admire you. It is fine if someone is different or strange, you do not need to follow others, in order to impress them. Martha missed a great opportunity to begin a friendship with someone like her, but of course her peers influenced her. However, I wonder if Martha would actually acknowledge Olive if she did not die. In conclusion, from reading these nine chapters I learned you must be grateful for people who love or support you because you never know when they will leave and all that you will feel is guilt and
“Samantha...why?” “I had to, Mom” (Fittzpatrick 293). This particular conversation happens in the falling action of the story. Although it is very short, it tells the reader that Sam’s mom was not too happy she told Jase and was very shocked. As said before, dialogue helps the reader stay interested and give a bit more information about the character. Not only were detail and voice key factors of this great piece of writing, but how Fitzpatrick is able to change her reader’s views on topics is just as important.
But as discussed before, hatred was only a consequence of betrayal. Even if it did blind her to a certain extent, the hatred did not completely erase the motherly affection Medea has for her children. At many points in the play, Medea speaks of her children as a real caring mother would. This proves how there were contradicting emotions boiling inside of her through the story. “Oh my children Why are you looking at me in that way?
Her pathetic ploys and acts of deviance cause harm to the family throughout the story and it ends up coming back to her in the end. Many of the characters in the story think of themselves as good people based on moral codes that they stand by. The Grandmother identifies herself as having the best values. The story is noted for its religious aspects, in particular O 'Connor 's penchant for depicting salvation through a shocking, often violent experience undergone by characters who are spiritually or physically grotesque. In the first half of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” O’Connor portrays two modern
Even though the process of getting that meal is disgraceful, she choose to hide this ugly truth for her children and hold up the shameful feeling in her heart. Angela’s begging behavior may looks like she is forced by poverty, nonetheless, that’s not the only reason. With the heart of a mother, Angela loves her kids. So she doesn’t mind to sacrifices her dignity when the time she knows the family need