He made a decision when he received his sword, which was that he would not be violent with it unless he needed to be. He chose to only use it for self-defense, which showed he was a gentle hero. Bilbo put his decision to the test when he was over Gollum with his sword raised ready to strike, but stopped himself after thinking before acting. He realized that had no defense, nor had he given any threat on Bilbo’s life. A merciless warrior would have killed Gollum the way that Beowulf killed Grendel, but instead Bilbo showed one of the most heroic qualities one could possess.
George wants someone with less opinions and less educated. Beneatha’s education and willingness to learn makes her talk more and wanting and questioning things but that upsets George. Also in the play Beneatha’s education is not taken seriously. This is shown when Walter gives all the money Mama gave him and gives it to the liquor store and Willy takes all the money and runs. Bobo says “What's the matter with you, Walter!
This appears to be incontrovertibly an act of cowardice and submission to white dominance. Her first boyfriend, George, who is a rich African American, yet obviously subservient to Caucasian ways, will later comment that Beneatha “looks eccentric” (Hansberry 82), when he encounters Beneatha’s hair unstraightened and mutilated instead. This underlines how so many African Americans were fawning to Caucasian culture and even started to find it more attractive. Her early hairstyle symbolizes the loss of ethnic identity among the African American community, due to social oppression and racism. However, Hansberry hints early in the play that there maybe some so called brainwashed African Americans who retain strong, dormant, patriotic values.
In Act 1, Beneatha’s quest to find her personal identity is seen in the way she expresses herself, her ambitions, her roots and the way she deviates from what is acceptable in her family. She tries to find ways to express herself such as trying different hobbies. In the past, Beneatha has been a part of a play-acting group, horseback-riding club, and in Act 1 starts guitar lessons (47). She also has the ambition to become a doctor which is looked down upon by her brother, Walter Lee (38). Additionally, her African roots are important to her search for identity.
This explains to the boy that if you want people to be nice to you, you have to be nice to them. Also when the man tells his mother what happened she says “I figure, you know if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right” (Garofalo). His mother doesn’t understand his actions but knows he does them because he wants to be treated right.no matter what the situation. This also demonstrates the theme of treat people the way you want to be treated. In Conclusion, “Thank You Ma’am” and “A Victim Treats His Mugger Right” both show the same central theme.
Lorraine Hansberry uses the charming and personable Asagai, who sees things as they are, to contrast the college degree-obsessed, wealth-focused George, who has distinctively different views on education and his relationship with Beneatha. A few weeks later, George and Beneatha return home to Mama’s after a night out. George interrupts Beneatha’s talking in an attempt to kiss her, which sets her off in annoyance, unable to finish her thought. George, in frustration, says to Beneatha “‘...I want you to cut it out, see—The moody stuff, I mean. I don’t like it.
When John looks at his father’s penis in the bathroom, Gabriel beats up his son in order for John to become a “proper” man, and must not sexualized the male body. Another example would be, how all women during this time are looked at to play a certain role and never to step out of their role. Throughout one's readings of Go tell it on the Mountain it is bold how the writer expresses that the female has no type of consent toward her growth as a person. The female role is forced to follow by the male of the household's rules. The male has the say within
Beneatha dislikes people who are assimilationists, an example being her rich boyfriend. George is a black American, but contrary to Beneatha, sees no reason to admire their African heritage. He views himself as an American first and considers not to be worth it to study their ancestor’s culture. After he does not take kindly when Beneatha cut her hair short before they were about to go on a date, she chooses not to see him anymore due to his assimilationist attitudes, even it it goes against her mother and brother’s hopes of watching her marry a rich
The book suggests that the readers do not like her due to her instructiveness with the others, creating her as a tart. The readers would find it quite easy as her humanity is removed as well as showing her to be too forward with the men. This conveys how the men are intrigued with aesthetics, showing how they only care about the outside and do not want to get to know her true feelings. This is shown in the quote “Ranch with a bunch of guys on it, ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her.” This conveys to the reader her presence is not needed on the ranch as it is only a place for men and also showing that she would not be happy on the