Quashallia Potter English 1101 May 31, 2015 A Good Man Is Hard To Find In the story, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O ' Conner introduces many characters that have many different personalities. The one character that really caught my attention was the unnamed grandmother. She was one of the key individuals that manipulated, lied, and deceived many people. The grandmother also judged the lack of goodness in people and never looked at herself and inspected her on mistakes. Throughout the story, the meaning behind the grandmother’s manipulation was to have her way and get what she wanted from the different characters; for example, in the beginning of the story the grandmother did not want to go Florida on a family vacation
I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (Jackson, 224) It is apparent that she is not necessarily distressed over the practice of the ritual, but specifically that she is the victim, as she states they should start over, so that a new victim will be chosen. “I think we ought to start over,” Mrs. Hutchinson said, as quietly as she could.” (Jackson, 223) This differs greatly from Jane, who begins to sympathize with the plight of all domestic women through her experience with the woman behind the yellow wallpaper. Although she initially frowned upon the woman’s efforts to escape, the more her mental health deteriorated, the more she began to relate her plight to that of the trapped woman, both prisoners desperate for escape. With her newfound revelation, she sought to save the trapped woman from her prison, subconsciously freeing herself in the process.
It is easy to see Medea as a betrayed wife and to forget that she is also vindictive and heartless. How do you see Medea? Euripides’s Medea explores the conflict between a demigoddess and the male patriarchy amidst a breakdown of marital vows. Medea can be easily perceived to be a victim of Jason and the male dominant society through the misogynism she suffers. Medea’s persuasive rhetoric, along with the complete support of The Chorus and The Nurse, positions the audience to align with her, having suffered “suffering’s worse”.
O’Connor takes a different approach by showing that people who do not seek redemption often enough are handed it, while those who seek redemption may be given it. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the author uses the grandmother a lot for the sole purpose of bringing sin and redemption out. Throughout the story, the grandmother repeatedly criticized both her son and daughter-in-law, she always seemed to be lying and messing with other people's feelings. The Grandmother considers herself morally superior to others because she is a “lady,” therefore she freely and frequently judges others. Similar
Minus becoming impure, Ophelia is left brokenhearted and distraught as Hamlet breaks his promises to her of marriage. This broken promise is also one of the stones that later drives her mad. So a reader may find it interesting that even in her state of madness she is able to communicate her heartbreak and touch down on topics most would never consider. While Ophelia does show some good examples of feminism, Queen Gertrude shows even more compelling evidence of feminist lens in the form of Gertrude holding the perfect image of a proper women. The reader can see the feminist lens in Gertrude through her love for her son and when she is always being overlooked by the men in her life.
“ No, my Brutus. You have some sick offence within your mind, which by the right and virtue of my place I ought to know of,” (2.1.266-270) Portia was truly a valiant and loyal wife, who stood up to Brutus and tried to keep him from harm, this cost her life, as she fell distressed up
The conflict was between the narrator and herself. She knew the girl was not good for her but she did not care and wanted her anyways. She could deal with all of her annoying qualities because she loved the way she always looked. The other conflict I saw was Charlotte cheated on both the narrator and the boyfriend, Maurice. Although this did not arise too much because Maurice still married her even after knowing about the affairs and after she rebelled and shaved her head before the wedding.
In the end, I believe that Hamlet virtuous intentions totally reflect faultily in many circumstances that led to his tragic flaw. He was thinking the greatest outcomes possible so that he won’t take any wrong steps that can kill a naïve person and his values. Hamlets Flaw is his good traits but certainly these traits didn’t help him a lot when he was dealing with those harsh environment and circumstances. Hamlets were very close to his father and mother but after the discovery that his own mother betrayed his father loves he completely got outraged and he started to think of his mother as selfish and trustworthy women. He started to believe that all women are identical and he feared that his love Ophelia might also betray him.
Pecola finds herself drawn to the prostitutes because they do not accept the ugliness forced upon them and instead find themselves worthy of love and beauty. While the prostitutes may look like Pecola, they do not think like her. Pecola’s family “wore their ugliness, put it on, so to speak, although it did not belong to them” (38). Her whole family falls victim to the mask of ugliness placed upon them by their economic status and race. Her parents accept their ugliness and teach it to Pecola, who accepts her ugliness without question.
Despite the obvious clues Iago places, Othello chooses to trust his wife. However, he later acknowledges Iago’s manipulation and follows the path he creates. Othello’s flaw demonstrates his lack of trust in Desdemona and his mistrust in Iago. In time, the jealousy Othello feels and the skepticism he creates causes his emotions to overpower him. Othello kills Desdemona and “It is too late” to control