After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
However, "almost needful as forgiveness"(line 12-13), gives the feeling that the boy is waiting for pardoning. As though he were blameworthy for something concealed in his past. The repeating loss of youth honesty is a returning topic in the poem "Blackberries". In the third stanza Komunyakaa states, "an hour later, beside city limits road I balanced a gleaming can in each hand, limboded between worlds repeating one dollar" (line 16-17). The boy has returned from gathering berries in the woodland, and the setting is now in a city.
Janie, at first, doubts Tea Cake loves her because of her age and then, on account of her fortune, fears he may have married her only to run off with her money. However, Tea Cake proves through and through that he loves Janie for Janie and treats her with love accordingly. Though Janie and Tea Cake’s marriage is not perfect, (such as when he beats her to show Mrs. Turner and her brother that he is in possession of Janie) she has found the “bee for her bloom” in Tea Cake. Willingly, unlike with Killicks who would have forced her, Janie works with her husband in the fields when she and Tea Cake make a home in the Everglades (184–185). When jealousies arise through the flirtation of Nunkie, a girl who takes a liking to Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake fight but talk through and express their feelings over the flirtation to one another until each gives in and they become united once more (188–191).
What a moment." (Pg 153) I disliked the fact that Theo dissed the girl just because his friend wouldn 't like it. "He wasn 't exactly looking for a girlfriend, and besides, April would be devastated if he began chasing a flirt like Hallie." (Pg 153) I also liked that the Boone 's were intelligent enough to dance around the illegal immigrant thing, save the trial, save Roberto, and give Julio 's family a home. "He explained that his parents were offering the deal of a lifetime.
In the short story “It’s That It Hurts” by Tomas Rivera, a boy gets expelled. The “it” in this short story is his hope, because he hopes that he will be a telephone operator, hopes that his mother will walk in with him on his first day of his new school, and he hopes that he won’t get in trouble with his parents.This shows that his hope is lost throughout the short story. To begin with, his parents have always had high hopes that their son will become a telephone operator. When he gets expelled he starts thinking that he won’t be a success to his parents, because he won’t graduate and succeed in his dream job. Therefore, the “it” is his hope.
In Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn’t Buy Anything, Martín Espada shows how culture shock can affect someone who is a minority. The poem starts off by telling us “Tony’s father left the family” (line 1) and immediately I felt sad for Tony, but then it goes on to say that he was a boy who was “nine years old who had to find work” (lines 4-5). Not only does Tony not have a father figure growing up, but due to his financial situation, he now must find a job despite being so young. This is not uncommon because race and socio-economic status are tied, so many minorities have to find jobs at younger, even illegal ages to support their families. At the bodega, Tony not only learns more about his workplace, he learns more about Latino culture.
Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket Just as he was going to break the window his wife walks in and he sees that she is not happy so he starts to think maybe he is on that ledge because he ain 't the right for her because he doesn’t make time for her.He thinks back on all the time he could have spent time with her and made his marriage better.Tom started thinking if he did fall off the ledge that she would find someone else and make her happy but then some guy walks in and she looks like they have known each other for a while so he starts thinking has she been using me working so much an excuse to go out and meet other guys and then he gets a rage in his body and break the window and starts to beat the guy up and grabs him and hangs him out the
On his journey, he met his new wife Abeeba. Mallam Sile and Abeeba return to the shop, however, Abeeba is displeased. The young children of the village continue stealing from Mallam Sile, and he does not forgo any action to apprehend the adolescents. One of the culprits is Samadu. He was in debt to Mallam Sile, but he never paid the money.
(Kalish). Juliet looks for a partner to relieve her stress from her parents and to find love at the party. Boys tend to be more depressed during romance and breakups. Adolescents make more risk with friends more than adults or children (Blakemore). Romeo’s friends force Romeo to sneak into the Capulet’s party to forget about Rosaline giving Romeo rejection.
The main character, Jay Gatsby, does not project the same kind of greediness. He is the ideal in the view of the American dream, except from the fact that he does not have a family. He does not care for the wealth that he has built up as it is just a tool for him to get Daisy. The way that he is greedy is how much he wants Daisy. He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more.