Provocation is something most professionals will not tolerate, but the doctor in this story was able to keep things under control. Nobody will accept defeat of any kind. This we can see after Mathilda was left with a sense of defeat, she changed from a defensive to an offensive approach as the doctor reveals, “now truly she was furious. She had been on the defensive before, but now she attacked. Tried to get off her father's lap and fly at me while tears of defeat blinded her eyes.” To conclude, “The Use of Force” in an interesting story with a happy end for three characters while the fourth character is left with a sense of defeat.
Reading The Great Gatsby has opened my eyes to see the truth behind people’s actions and how to see the characters beyond the page. Not only do we see Daisy transform from a cynical, depressed wife, to a life-loving women, we also see that your happiness can not depend on who you are around but it does affect your thoughts, words, and deeds. We learn throughout the novel that Daisy is a conniving, deceitful, cowardly woman afraid of her own shadow, but we also learn that she doesn’t know how to be anything else because of the way she was raised. Daisy incapability of learning to let go and be who she wants to be, is the reason why Gatsby, the man she loves, and Wilson, the husband of Myrtle, die. In the novel, Daisy is the villain, she takes people’s lives, turns them upside down, blames it on someone else, and walks away unharmed and unscathed.
While in “The Washwoman” the author uses the loss of the main characters life to expose to the reader one of the key themes of the story. And lastly, in “The Last Leaf” the author uses the loss of Behrman’s life to help shock and surprise the audience of readers. Overall, these authors all use the process of loss to help enhance and better their stories. Out of all the short stories, Ursula K. Le Guin story, “Gwilan’s Harp” consists of the most loss. The story revolves around the idea of loss, and how
At first it might seem as if Faye’s problem is more dire than the mother in “A Sorrowful Woman”, but it soon becomes clear that that is not the case. While Faye struggles with the fact that she cannot have children, the mother in the second piece already has a child but has become unable to handle and love him like she should. These are both problems that occur in people’s lives and are usually not spoken about openly, yet the author of “A Sorrowful Woman” really goes in depth about the mother’s deep seeded depression and want to withdraw from life while it seems like Faye’s problem is just as upsetting, yet seems to be glossed over and goes immediate to the solution to make the issue disappear, and fast forwards to their happy
Eponine even helped Marius out with finding Cosette which had to be hard to do when she loves Marius. Another part of the book where Eponine was frustrated with Marius was at the barricade before she was going to die. “See, you are lost!”(pg 289) What we got from this part of the book was that Eponine wanted to live with Marius and die with him that she had no other choice then to go to the barricade and end it like this with Marius. So if Marius had just fallen in love with Eponine she would not have died this soon. If Marius opened his eyes to see what Eponine was doing for him and how much closer they actually where they would
The constant entrapment the women suffered in the stories prolonged their happiness to the point where they had enough. The satisfaction Mrs. Mallard felt in “The Story of an Hour” was only applicable when her husband was pronounced dead for the short hour. The physiological problems were evident at the start of the story when we see Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s death. She apparently already had heart troubles so the shock she felt from her husband's reappearance did not coincide. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator obviously is suffering from an illness known as nervous depression.
She constructed the character of the old woman using words tailored to make us dislike her. Her antagonistic actions toward Jem and Scout cemented our idea that Ms. Dubose was a “bad guy” in the scheme of this story. Atticus, however, shows us that she is actually very brave. Atticus said, “I wanted you to see what real courage is… It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what… She was the bravest person I ever knew”(149). She had the strength to fight her addiction despite having the knowledge that she would die and without the pain medication she had become addicted to it would be a painful way to go.
This task has not been a terrible one for the author, since she has chosen to give a picture of an old woman who rages against her fate. Perhaps, Hagar can be summed up in the best way in Marvin’s words when he remarks to the nurse that his mother is a “holy terror”. However, Hagar’s hidden fear of losing her home cannot be overlooked. The reference to “Silver threads” with regard to the nursing home for old people has great relevance today since it serves to highlight the agony of the old, who lead an isolated life at the end of their lives. Absence of love and companionship is a curse that threatens this group.
She was strong and efficient, her weakness was that she allowed Sikes to abuse her and she couldn’t leave him because she had no family. Nancy thinks highly of rose and they became close, which leads to Sikes murdering Nancy, he found out that Nancy was talking to Rose, Nancy sacrificed her life in order for him to live. Rose was an orphan adopted by Mrs Maylie, she was an innocent, pure woman who knew her worth. Harry wanted her but she didn’t want to she was worried
Cecilia neglects the fact that she suffers from this, but throughout the book, it’s very obvious that she suffers from some minor effects of OCD. “Normally I can’t leave the house unless everything is perfect. I know I’m ridiculous.” Page 203. This quote is significant because it shows how much she suffers from OCD and the fact that she laughs it off by saying she’s ridiculous, seems as if she’s denying the fact that she suffers from any disorder. Her OCD also relates to how she lives her life because reading the book, some parts showed that she tried to maintain the ‘perfect’ personality such as in areas like her daughter’s school by being a leader for the parent teacher meetings and organizing everything by