Miss Strangeworth is pleased with the way her house and belongings are kept tidy and “[Adela] [is] fond of doing things exactly right” (Jackson, 1941, p.169). Miss Strangeworth has a compulsive personality, and becomes obsessive about everything being in the right
Another example is the letter addressed to the Crane family, “Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children should they”? (4) This shows that she is envious of the family because they provide each other with company and they love each other, “ most infatuated young parents she had ever known”. Whereas Miss Strangeworth lives all alone.
In other words, the overwhelming force to follow and chase after so-called ideals blinds people from the truth and pushes them to believe in whatever the social norm claims to be correct. For example, in Fahrenheit 451, readers discover that it is Mildred, Montag’s own wife, who betrays him for the comfort of not being suspected herself. Even as she is leaving the burning house, her only concern is for the parlor walls, as depicted when Bradbury describes her to be “mumbling, ‘Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now ...’” (Bradbury 116). Through this small excerpt, readers can identify how materialistic her mindset is and realize that her priorities are highly disorganized.
When you think of roses you think of romance, but Ms. Strangeworth was single and didn’t think of romance. The roses were her children she cared for them like a mother would do a child. They represented something bigger to her, we understand family inheritance is special but the
This story centers around Miss Strangeworth, who was raised and currently resides in the town built by her descendants. Miss Strangeworth is immensely prideful in her family's legacy and believes that the town belongs to her. As the last surviving family member, she feels it is her duty to “fix” all that is wrong in town and rid it from all of its evil by saying, “The town has to be kept clean and sweet, but people everywhere were lustful and evil and degraded, and needed to be watched; the world was so large and there was only one Strangeworth left in it” (Jackson 178). Miss Strangeworth believes that she is the good amongst evil and it is her job to stop her evil neighbors in her town. Miss Strangeworth’s method of trying to “fix” the problems is by taking daily walks in town and observing the behavior of others.
The world she lived in was so ugly and plain and she choose to “create beauty in the midst of [all that] ugliness" (62). This helps to create the theme because even though Miss Lottie had so little she still worked hard to care for the beautiful marigolds. In “Marigolds” the author uses diction, symbolism and point of view, to develop the theme that people can create beauty even in the poorest of situations. Through diction, Collier is able to show the reader the contrast between the beauty of the marigolds compared to the run-down town the story is set in.
Mrs. Strangeworth made unethical decisions that lead to hurt feelings among the people in her town. Mrs. Strangeworth's intentions are to protect the townspeople from evil. Mrs Strangeworth corrupts the relationships of the other people in town toward one another and towards her. Truly, Miss Strangeworth thought that the town people were corrupt and evil, but it was really Miss Strangeworth. Mrs. Strangeworth made unethical decisions that lead to hurt feelings among the people in her town.
Ignorance is Not Bliss There are times in life when people say we need to be grateful for what we have. I like to believe that I am always grateful for what I have all the time; however, that is not true. Sometimes the most important things we should be grateful for are the things we take advantage of and due to our ignorance, we do not realize how thankful we should be with our arrangement until it is taken away. This ignorance can be seen in the story “The Leaving” by Budge Wilson. In this short story, Sylvie’s father, Lester, has shown that he clearly does not treat his wife, Elizabeth, properly as he has said, “‘How come my supper’s not ready, woman?’
Albert Einstein once said “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” Miss Strangeworth makes unethical decisions that supplemented to hurt feelings amongst the people in her town. Miss Strangeworth’s intentions are to shield the town’s people from evil while her external actions create her own form of evil. Miss Strangeworth corrupts the relationships of the other people in town toward one another and towards her. Truly, Miss Strangeworth assumed that the town people were corrupt and evil, but in reality Miss Strangeworth.
Along with hiding their feelings, people are very selfish. An example of greed is Mildred, who wants a fourth TV so she can live up to everyone else’s standards. “How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV put in? It’s only two thousand dollars.’ ‘That’s one-third of my yearly pay.’
There are many things that are wrong with the American society today. There are stupid things like doing various challenges, to making up some type of movement that doesn’t even make sense. Those are things that makes today’s society look bad. Some things that have been going on for a while now are racism and the sense of entitlement of Americans. Sense of entitlement and racism are things that are impacting this country in a negative way.
I. To begin with, we will analyze section one and learn some background information. In the A Rose for Emily, the narrator is recalling Emily’s funeral by saying “…when Miss Emily Grierson died our whole town went to the funeral…” (Mays 629). The narrator talks about Emily’s house before when she was alive.
Nozick proposes a definition of justice surrounding liberty. An entitlement theory comprising of three principles which result in freedom to be absolutely entitled to property and the self. His argument maintains that patterned principles of just distribution depart from this historical scheme and, in doing so, involve unacceptable infringements of liberty. Nozick defends his entitlement theory with a Wilt Chamberlain illustration. Despite being a persuasive and strong argument, the difficult aspect of this is that Nozick does not clearly tell us how to properly satisfy what those three principles require under the perception that his argument could shut down his patterned theory competitors.