In chapter two he says how he feels about teaching, “I had told her many, many times how much I hated this place and all I want to do was go away. I had told her I was no teacher, I hated teaching, and I was just running in place here. But she had not heard me before and I knew that no matter how loud I screamed, she would not hear me now.”(page 14 and 15, line
This was symbolic to the narrator’s confinement within her own home by her husband. She clearly told John that this room is not good for her but he never listened. Due to this reason, the narrator does not feel like sharing the things that trouble her. Her condition was getting worse by the passing with but she didn’t mention it to her husband because according to him it’s just in her head. “I cry at nothing and cry most of the time.
Ruth was starting to feel that Art wasn’t appreciating her enough while Art tells Ruth that she never accepts help offers from anyone and makes her life harder than it is. When she has countless amounts of errands to run, she never asks for anyone’s help. She always depends on herself, spending more time for work than her love life. She wondered whether Art still loved her or not, but she did not this this situation seriously, as “she wasn’t the type of to get into conflict over things that were ultimately not that important” (Tan 49). She never discussed her struggles to maintain everything by herself to Art.
It went on for months but I never had the courage to speak up about it because, I felt that no one could help me. The bullying was getting worse so I felt it was time to stand up for myself. I stood up to the bully and she felt threaten that 's when trouble came aboard. She wanted to fight me, and at this point I knew I couldn 't fight at school because I would get in trouble. She kept teasing me, pushing me, and I would tell her to stop but it wasn’t helping.
I tried my best to make it seem like I was untroubled or cheery. The friends I had for such a long time started to realize that I was unwanted, put down, and laughed at so they started keeping their distance from me until I completely lost them; they did not want to be seen with me, I was an embarassment to them, a burden. That was when I started changing; I couldn't eat because I was so dissapointed in myself, I couldn't have a single bite because I felt so disgusting. I spent so much time looking into a mirror trying to figure out what was wrong with me and why people hated me so much. I didn't sleep thinking about how I was going to get through the next day, the stress piled up and I decided to take it out on me by self harm.
She realizes that her silence has been slowly killing her saying, "I wept…for all the words never spoken between my mother, my father, and me"(17). By not sharing their story, whether it be to one another or a third party, that she has taken away value from her life. Hiding away this experience has only hindered her life and caused her to loss her sense of identity. The narrator speaks to this saying, "Most of all I cried for those other girls who had vanished and never come back, including myself"(18). She is bringing attention to
As the uncomfortable ambiance of the woods went on, shame overcame Huck, and he admitted that he justly wanted to go home. The combination of dreariness and wet clothes secretly made them all want to leave, and Joe was about to admit too when Tom intervened. “Why would we want to go? How about we be brave and stay, just for a few days?” There was a moment of silence between them until an unenthusiastic “ok” was released from Joe and Huck. Each of them could feel the the longing for home.
Instead of listening to my mothers ' advice I defended the misguided actions of my friends. Her worries were all true, I wouldn 't feel content within the group because I never bonded with my friends whose interests were rather ill-fated. In March I had gotten into a physical argument with my friend John, our fight was seen by teachers on campus and we had our parents called in. This fight ultimately puts an end to the devotion I had for my friends. I left the group without a trace and put myself into a state of isolation.
This brought tears to my eyes, because I did not know if Darry even loved me or was I just a chicken head to him. This thought sat in my head all day. This made it problematic because I could not concentrate fully on the plan. I crossed my fingers and hoped that Darry would miss me and would never let the police take me again. I imagined that when I returned home, the gang will protect me from the law.