It was difficult to imagine life any other way. So when her father died, Miss Emily would not accept the fact that he had deserted her. She denied to the townspeople that he was even dead. In fact, as his body lay dead in their home, some women brought food to express their sympathy. When “Emily met them at the door, she was dressed as usual with no trace of grief on her face.
Beth’s point of view is not in the novel because Guest tried to show how cold and emotionless she was; expressing feelings came easy to Conrad and Calvin where as Beth struggled with emotion. Beth was portrayed as an emotional, cold hearted person in the novel written by Judith Guest. Both Calvin and Conrad struggled with Buck’s death as seen through their point of view. However, readers were unable to see or interpret how Beth felt towards many things. For example, when Beth and Calvin are at the dinner party Guest says, “‘He’s fine,’ Beth says.
It is this male dominance that deems women as second class citizens who do not need an education. In ‘Alicia who sees mice’, Alicia attends university , due to her mother dying she has ‘inherited her mother’s rolling pin and sleepiness’ although she has the opportunity to study , it is not as important as looking after her family. Esperanza’s mother is not as lucky , she is a typical women in Latin America. Her life revolves around her marriage, family and children. Due to being a woman , Esperanza’s mother was not able to complete her education , instead she was forced to stay at home and look after Esperanza and her siblings while her husband provided for them, she strongly resents this ‘“I could have been somebody, you know?
The way she said it made me feel like nothing. There I lived there. I nodded” (Cisneros 4). She starts to feel like nothing when other people find out about her house, she starts to lose her self-esteem and also her confidence. She is also very pessimistic about her living conditions.
Mildred didn’t believe that Montag was really sick. While he was sitting in the bed, he had asked her to go in the parlor and turn down the people. The fact that she did not do it says a lot. It states a great example of how she doesn’t care about anything but them, which is evidence that she does not care if he is sick, nor does she believe it. In the end, you can see that society has made Mildred self-centered and unfeeling.
Miss Emily was intimidating to people and they were scared of her. Faulkner describes in the beginning how for years her father did not pay taxes. After his death Miss Emily also did not pay taxes. City Authorities arrived at her house to collect and she simply stated “See Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson” (145).
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" is an unusual narrative that tells of the last thoughts of a dying woman. With each sentence the reader can very seemingly see how the main character, Granny, starts to forget major events in her life and lose grasp of whats going on around her. As the story is in Granny 's point of view, the audience is very limited in the knowledge they have of the story, however at times when Granny has flashbacks the text changes to a third person point of view. Granny 's character is the portrayal of a strong and determined single mother who was left a widow after her husband, John, died. Despite being on her death bed Granny feels as if she just fell ill of a common cold and believes she would be better in a few days.
She was either busy helping around the dump or watching her siblings. Closed doors symbolize Mayella’s life and never having the chance to make friends and being isolated by her family. Mayella’s situation is like closed doors because she is closed in and never has opportunities to hang out with people her own age. Nobody wants to hang out with her because of who she is. She lives behind the dump and with an abusive father.
In the short story “Clay”, Maria living alone is depicted as isolation, because she has no one around her to share her life with. She also feels very distant from her family, especially one of her brothers. On the way to her family’s house a sales lady offers Maria a wedding cake, Maria tells her no she doesn 't have anyone witch displays isolation.The main character in “Counterparts”,Mr. Farrington, does not communicate well with the people in his work place. He lacks communication skills which suggests he is not around or does not speak to people that often.