Zenobia Frome, wife of the titular character of Edith Wharton’s novel Ethan Frome, is not a pleasant woman. In a passionless marriage, Zeena attempts to maintain control over her husband even when not present, while Ethan explores a budding relationship between himself and their hired girl, Zeena's cousin, Mattie Silver. Wharton explores the consequences of an unhealthy relationship lacking in love and passion though the symbolism of the Fromes’ cat and the red glass pickle dish. “The cat, unbidden, jumped up between them into Zeena’s empty chair” (34). Although not directly a result of Zeena’s distrustful demeanor, the cat acts on her behalf while she is away seeing a doctor in the next town over.
The dish symbolizes how their relationship was never really ‘used.’ In chapter 4, when the dish is being used, it breaks. The dish does not break by itself. In the story, the cat knocked it over. The cat could be a symbol for Mattie. “The cat, unnoticed, had crept up on muffled paws from Zeena's seat to the table…The cat… tried to effect an unnoticed retreat, and in doing so backed into the pickle-dish, which fell to the floor with a crash” (Wharton, chap 4).
The narrator in ‘The Black Cat’ seems to act like two people at once . The narrator starts his story by trying to tell his readers he is not crazy. He says, “Yet, mad am I not -- and very surely do I not dream (“The Black Cat”).” This is a good example of unreliable narrator, because only crazy people try really hard to make others believe they are not crazy. The narrator does not help his case when he admits to hurting the cat for fun. Also, when reading “ The Black Cat”, Poe will not keep the reader up-to-date with the natural world.
She pours out to Brick that she feels alone living with someone she loves (Cat 1, p.28). But cats can be fierce sometimes, especially when some one make them angry. Maggie becomes “stubborn” after she can not get any return from Brick. She says that “But one thing I don 't have is the charm of the defeated, my hat is still in the ring, and I am determined to win!”(Cat 1, p.31) Also, cat can be a symbol of sexy, and that is what Maggie is like—“She giggles with a hand fluttering at her throat and her breast and her long throat arched”(Cat 1,
All that is left of the cat were the fleas which must be destroyed. From a literal standpoint, the household cat died from fleas and then the family buries the cat. Then finally burns the cat’s box to get rid of the fleas. Obviously, this is not what Williams means at all by this poem. The fleas, what’s left of the cat, remind us that our struggles and pains are in large part how we are thought of by others.
Authors use various literary elements in short stories so their stories have more meaning to them. The short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan poe is about a guy who has an alcohol problem and he is married and has a black cat. He was abusive to both his cat and wife since he had a drinking problem but he would not physically abuse his wife. He loves his black cat Pluto but one day he got drunk and caused him to do something. Later on in the story he finds a cat that is just like Pluto but he has a splotch of white.
This is a reputable, secondary source, however it should be noticed it is possible to have slight bias. This Article was written in response to a question about whether or not the Antiwar movement had an effect on US policy. This article proposes that the anti-war movement was not a reason for change in American policy rather it was other factors such as, the brutality and cost of the war and lack of reason for fighting. However, This source doesn’t disprove of its impact, rather states that the influence of the Antiwar movement was one that is insignificant when compared to other factors. This source remains useful due to the fact that is relevant to the question, reliable and has provided adequate reasoning and arguments behind their
As regards Hindi Urdu, the masculine term billa (male cat) does not apply to women whereas the female dog kutiya denotes a despicable woman and a prostitute. More striking, however, is the fact that even the infant words pilla (puppy) is used as terms of abuse. Kutte ka pilla Son of a bitch In the same line, billi( kitten) are applied to sexy young women and immoral women, whereas English expression pussy falls into the language of obscenity, denoting the female genitalia. The former seems to be motivated by the stereotypical image of the baby animal playing with a ball of wool, which might hint at the idea of playfulness, therefore, reducing women to the category of sexual playthings, whereas the latter seems to be based on visual grounds, since the fur of the cat resembles the female pubic hair (cf Baker, 1981; Chamizo & Sánchez,
OMAM Theme Women in the novella, Of Mice and Men, were treated terrible and poorly. They had a lower status than men and were only considered as objects and caretakers. For example, Curley’s wife was mistreated, given bad names by the men, and her name was not revealed because she did not own an identity and was nonexistent. John Steinbeck portrays that women were objects and caretakers by using indirect characterization and diction. Curley’s wife was not given a name, therefore she was not considered as a person.
Just think about it for a second, if you saw all these men talk about you like you’re not valuable, or talk about you like you were under them. It hurts, doesn’t it? Have you ever been in the shoes of Crooks, George, or Curley’s wife? In the book Of Mice and Men, it showed loneliness a lot, especially with the characters I just mentioned. Crooks and Curley’s wife actually admitted to being lonely while George showed he was lonely.