She starts out being somewhat of a rebellious character who is going to do as she pleases. As she hides the cat away, it is almost as if she is hiding herself and hiding her “mistakes”. As the story moves on, they meet Red Sam. He complains to the grandmother about an incident with a customer, “”Two fellers come in here last week,” Red Sammy said, “driving a Chrysler. It was a old beat-up car
She is dishonest, selfish, and hypocritical. And because of her actions, she puts her family and herself in a terrible situation, which leads to the demise of them all. Grandmother’s dishonesty begins when she brings her cat along for the trip to Florida. She does so behind her son’s back, because she knows that he will not approve. This would seem harmless initially, however, secretly bringing the cat along turns out to be a terrible idea.
Through the conversation between the grandmother, Red Sammy, and the Misfit, readers may find there are social devolution and nostalgia in the 1950s. For example, June Star and John Wesley, who are the grandchildren of the grandmother, are very rude to the adults. Even though the grandmother is between them, they slap each other over the grandmother. Moreover, Red Sammy mentions “people are certainly not nice like they used to be”(42) shows nostalgia and social devolution by describing that two fellers did not pay for the gas to him. Lastly, the Misfit who kills people without any reason symbolizes the degradation of the society also misses the past when his father was alive as nostalgia of the grandmother and Red Sammy
Dressed in a polka-dot dress trimmed with organdy and decorated by a spray of violets, ‘anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once she was a lady’” (Wilson 103). In this quote, the reader could tell that O’Connor carefully planned the family's deaths. The events that happened in the story leading towards the ending, all hinted toward a tragedy to come. The foreshadowing in the story gave the ending away but she made it very hard to find. For example, O’Connor introduced the Misfit very early in the story making him
From the very beginning irony is used. Jenifer Hicks brings out the point of irony when she quotes that Mrs. Mallard “would have no one follow her to her room”. Mrs. Mallard might have also meant that she would have no one interfere with how she lives her life again (Hicks). Another source of Irony is at the beginning when Mrs. Mallard’s sister thinks she is deeply saddened by Mr. Mallard’s death. “Josephine was kneeling before the closed door with her lips to the keyhole, imploring for admission.
Lady Macbeth’s character undergoes a complete personality transformation by Act V. The anxiety she had always feared is enhanced as she sleepwalks and guiltily relives her actions. “Out, damned spot, out, I say!...Yet who would have the old man to have so much blood in him” (Act V, i, 25-30). Through her death, Shakespeare enhances his philosophy that she utilized her free will to make negative decision which led to a guilt-filled fate. Macbeth’s character had built up an arrogant personality because of Hecate’s and the other witches’ prophecies. “Bring me no more reports.
As the combination of a barren social environment with repressed emotions runs amok, the narrator further dwells into mania as she starts to focus on the Yellow Wallpaper. The narrator dwells on how she finds wallpaper to be repulsive and repugnant as she describes each encounter with a description of increasing dilapidation. She develops illusions of a woman that is trapped in the wallpaper that becomes more apparent as her social isolation becomes more apparent. Her frantic need to free the woman behind the wallpaper is eventually successful as she begins isolates herself further
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
In the first short story we read, The Black Cat, guilt is what causes the narrator to be caught for the crime he did. The narrator in this story hated the black cat that him and his wife had as a pet. He was an alcoholic, and one day when the cat vexed him, Poe, in the story, ripped the cat’s eye out. After ripping the cat’s eye out, Poe felt bad and decided to hang the cat. Poe hung the cat, so he would no longer feel guilty for the crime that he committed against the cat.
I recognized you at once” which caused the Misfit to say, “Yes’m. But it would have been better for all of you, lady, if you hadn’t reckernized me.” This causes her own son to whisper horrible things about her. After the announcement of this serial killer, the grandmother looks out for herself by asking the Misfit, “You wouldn’t shoot a lady, would you” (Kelly 362)? This shows her carelessness about everybody except her well-being. As Bailey and his son goes in the woods with Hiram, the grandmother and the Misfit began talking about praying as two shots went off.
However, while she holds high standards for them, she herself is at fault for sneakily hiding the cat in the car, which is the catalyst for the car accident. She lies to her grandchildren about the secret panel in the house, and she hides the fact that she misremembered where the house was. When the Misfit endangers their lives, the Grandmother only pleads for him to spare her life, with her being a “lady,” not even attempting to intercede for her son and his family. In some ways, readers are meant to judge this character whose secret thoughts we are made privy to. Nevertheless, contrary to reasoned
It is easy to lose courage when the end result is known, and not in your favor. However, having courage when one knows of the end result establishes pride in him or herself. In How to Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs. Dubose is an elderly neighbor that criticizes Jem, Scout, and their family. However, when Jem destroys her flowers in a fit of rage, he and Scout spend a lot of their time at Mrs. Dubose house as a punishment. Eventually, Mrs. Dubose has a drug free, yet painful, death.
Exploding ships, mentally unstable girls, and suicides being declared accidents… Those are interesting ways to start a senior trip. Polly tampered with the homecoming float in hopes Jessica Hart is elected queen, but Bubba tampered with the votes so Maria would win. He did this so Clair and Jessie wouldn 't try to scratch each other’s eyes out. The float collapsed due to Polly’s tampering and Maria was paralyzed because she was voted queen. Michael found out Alice had her hands tied in christmas lights as knotted as a Gordian knot :), trying to get paper cups down for the party, on a ladder and she fell on her nose.