In the play “Fences”, the main character is a 53 year-old man by the name of Troy Maxson. He has been married to his wife, Rose, for eighteen years. Troy’s father mistreated him and his mother at a young age thus driving away his mother and ruining his family leaving him to run away from his father where he eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA. He didn’t grow up with a loyal father and only had the examples and morals that his father had taught him. Troy was a thief in his younger years because he couldn’t get a job due to racial factors during the time.
Opposing the society, and not obeying the Puritan religious standards, Hester unconsciously gives the Bostonian community an impulse to contradict deformed norms. With time, Hester 's and Pearl 's isolation and acceptance of fate causes the society to forget and adapt to their sin, and therefore makes it more liberal. The Puritan society is no longer so prejudiced and is even thankful for Hester 's charitable deeds. It can be argued that Hester is the embodiment of the new democratic world which endorses individualism and independence, and supersedence of outdated Puritan
Daisy is a victim of denying what is below the surface. This is seen in many different aspects throughout the novel. By approaching reality in a deeper way, everything will automatically become more complicated in countless ways. Even as readers, we do not know everything there is to know, especially when dealing with Jay Gatsby, but what we do know still manages to be contradicted by the complicated character of Daisy. It is recognizable that Daisy continually denies reality for her own convenience within her individual relationships mainly involving Tom and Gatsby, which deal with Tom’s affair, the situation of Gatsby, the feeling of regret following the realization of her first love, and her past of loving Tom.
Taking responsibility. Often times you will find yourself in an either difficult, or awkward situation where telling the truth is going to alter the conversation, and the person’s mood either for the better or worst, this leaves you thinking is being honest the right thing to do? This idea of being responsible for your actions is brought up countless times, both in real life and in fiction.
In the article "What Is Academic Writing?" by L. Lennie Irvin, myths about writing are stated to show how they are not always true and how they can lead to misconceptions in writing. The article states seven myths, and a myth that I felt a connection with was myth number five that states, good grammar is good writing. Most of the time when I 'm have a writing assignment I have serious trouble with grammar. Myth number five, however, states that writing is more than just having outstanding grammar, it is also about getting your point across to the audienece.
Some of these thoughts are grounded in fact while other are gross overgeneralization that we have been conditioned to believe. Often, our ideas about the world come from perceived authority figures in our lives such as our parents or the media. This can be dangerous because these sources are often bias and believing in these biases often causes us to judge people without really knowing them. All throughout history and literature we see examples of how preconceived notions have done more harm than good. Take Executive Order 9066 for example.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)
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.
Amelie is the daughter of Raphael and Amadine (she dies early in the film). Her father was an ex-army doctor and diagnosed her with a heart defect. Since she was diagnosed with this, she was homeschooled and didn’t have any friends, only her fish Blubber who was suicidal. A few years later, she moves out into an apartment where she finds a dusty treasure. She looked for the owner, Dominique Bretodeau, to give him back his box.
This creates a sense of a very distant relationship with her and her parents. Furthermore, this relates to when “Walker discovered she was pregnant, a development that she knew would disappoint and shame her parents. She contemplated suicide and even slept with a razor blade under her pillow” (Fish and Fish 15). Much like Celie it is apparent that Walker did not have a healthy and supportive relationship with her parents. To conclude, Walker claims “So many of the stories that I write are my mothers stories” and that “..in my immediate family there too was violence” (Alumbaugh 60).
Nigel’s friends are also a factor that must be considered as they also took part in bullying Ned proving them to not be some of the best people and shaping Nigel in a way. Nigel having “Too much cruelty, too little patience.” Is something that can change him and others that surround him, whether it be him exploding at someone or not, he is a prime example of shaping yourself however not in a positive way. The novel suggests that perhaps it isn’t just the problems children face but rather who they face and surround themselves with and the relations they build that shape them, because without people to cause them how would there be problems otherwise? This concept is paired with the idea that the way the child behaves may affect how they are shaped and influenced by others and may influence people that surround them and it doesn’t always have to be in a good way.
Adelina Amouteru sense of justice had always been questionable, but becomes even more so towards the end of the book. For starters, her childhood was anything but a nice one. The majority of her family was struck by a deadly plague called the “Blood Fever”, which causes her mother to die. Also, Adelina had to endure the physical, mental, and verbal abuse that her father dealt out to her only because she is seen as flawed due to the scars that the Blood Fever left her. On top of all that, Adelina lived in the shadow of her sister, Violetta, who is seen
The story constructed by Hewes has a deeply inspiring quality to it. However, it is my belief that although he does make efforts to disentangle the biographers and Hewes’ potential skewing of events, he does not go far enough at certain points. At times he seems to enable the old adage, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend” without due skepticism. The strength of Young’s article rests on how well he buttresses the more questionable parts of the story with well sourced and verifiable information. His use of such a wide array of evidence to substantiate his narrative when viewed holistically, make up for the shortcomings of his less reliable
The myer-briggs assessment was fairly accurate and taught me many things I did not know about myself. I was very surprised to read how detailed each trait was described and how it fit my personality in real life. I could relate to many things mentioned about the people with ISFJ personalities. I learned that although I am an introvert, I can connect well with other people much better than other introverts. The type of friend I am considered to be is very loyal and although I may be closed off and protective in the beginning after I can trust you I can be a very trustworthy.
Mary’s marriage was not the easiest of marriages. There was heart-ache and many other struggles. Plus the death of two other children. Their son, Percy Florence Shelley, was the only one of Mary’s children to survive up to adulthood. Mary Shelley had been made a widow, which was caused by the drowning of her dear husband Percy Shelley (wiki).