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.
If it were not for her nightmares she too would have passed. However, she could not sleep so instead read and wrote while in the basement. This is when you see Liesel at her worst point, for she has truly lost everyone. It is in this part where death acknowledges all the loss Liesel has faced, but still continues to live her life to the fullest. Death sums it up best when he says “i wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality.
Through this autobiography written by Clare, she makes full confessions but distances herself from these crimes throughout the novel. She battles with her conscience over her part in their deaths as she “let slip” to key anti-apartheid about their whereabouts. She obsesses over her guilt so much so that her conscience manifests itself into recurring nightmares, insomnia and the appearance of Nora’s ghost. Her autobiography, Absolution, is her means of “self-exorcism” of her guilty demons. Through this, Clare not only struggles with her guilt but also her motivations in her sister’s betrayal.
Her many academic accomplishments point towards her intellectual life, much like Hulga, who had a Ph.D. in Philosophy. The character’s health issues stripped her of a chance to follow a prolific academic career, due to her short-life prospects (“with the best of care, Joy might see forty-five” – O’Conner 3), and O’Connor’s disease also prevented her from living her desired life. Nonetheless, the two women reacted to disaster in a completely different way. For O’Conner “it was exactly this physical suffering that made her understand more thoroughly about the meaning of life and the mysterious grace of God, which became the major concerns in her works.” (Bao and Zhao 89) However, while O’Conner accepted her fate and decided to put her situation to
“...The hunting accident...the leg had been literally blasted off” (O’Connor 484), this sentence mentioned by the author symbolizes Hulga’s personality, because when something very valuable is taken away from someone and they are aware of it, but are not able to react to it, it could change a person drastically. Hulga could have been a totally different women if she had her leg, that’s why the author decided to give her a wooden leg. In the story the author mentions how Hulga does not care about her appearance at all. When she goes on a date with Manley Pointer she wears a dirty white shirt, applies Vapex as perfume, and never smiles. “...She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg.
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house. She is very jealous so anytime the good girl looks at him and he looks bad she gets jealous.
However, not everyone feels this way. In Fever 1793 , Mattie and Mother treat each other rather poorly, and later in the story they felt great guilt. Anderson has Mattie exclaim.. “I had just saved her precious quilt from disaster, but would she appreciate it? Of course not” (3) . This reveals that Mattie has negative attitude towards her mother, in addition to Mother having a poor attitude towards Mattie.
Because if she wanted someone to hang she would make them hang. Abigail didn 't want to get into trouble so she took advantage witch made her Immaculate. This shows that Abigail is a Calamity. Now remember towards the beginning Abigail didn 't want this to happen she was Contentious with her uncle because she didn 't like the sound of people crying witch craft.but because Betty wouldn 't wake up and because her uncle didn 't do anything the trials went on and then Hale came to town and Hale was a Fanatic, Effrontery person just like Abigail of witchcraft,because as the trials went on she figured out that she had a lot of power so she could use this to have John Proctor she made it vary clear when Abigail put a bounty on elizabeth 's life. To me the hole moral of the story is that during the trials people used this as an opportunity to get what they want like Abigail was John Proctor,Putnam was land,Judge Danforth just liked to see people hang Indignant.
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
Addie Bundren is the most confusing of all the characters in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. From her hatred of Anse to her odd, loving relationship with Jewel, it was very difficult to get a complete grasp of who Addie really was. Some might see her as loving and loyal while others are taken aback by her actions. After much deliberation, it seems like her disturbing qualities seem to prevail over her loving ones. One of the biggest themes in the book is selfishness.
Viktor Frankl once said “When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.” this quote demonstrates the theme of character changing in extreme situations and it is one that continually comes up in The Luck of Roaring Camp and The Outcasts of Poker Flat. In both of these stories characters develop from criminals and dirty people to heroes and respectable men and women. When Mother Shipton is faced with death she sacrifices herself to save Piney, and when faced with the tremendous task of raising a baby the men of Roaring Camp start to act better. Mother Shipton was a witch and known as a very mean lady around Poker Flats, when she was being escorted out of the town she told the group she wished to
Following the background knowledge of her career and her father’s, Rosenberg includes an emotion filled sentence about O’Connell, “But behind the trophies and the swagger of the racing circuit, Hayes was harboring a painful secret: He had always believed he was a woman” (481). There are multiple words in the sentence that convey sympathy and guilt for O’Connell and her secret. The first word in the sentence but, suggests the opposite of something, and has a negative connotation towards the great amount of success she has had, which completely contradicts the feeling of happiness the reader could have had when reading about her success. Next, the author also uses the word behind, which creates an imagery effect of her having trophies and success