Take Ruby for instance. She begins the novel as a selfish girl who is using Ada's land for her own benefit. Ada does not realize this though, because the "vampire" comes off as innocent and completely trustful. Ruby's character develops throughout the novel and she becomes friends with Ada. Another example of a human vampire is Ruby's deadbeat father, Stobrod.
In the 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the steps of a white only school to gain an education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudice, face her fears, and find the strength in her faith. Ruby overcame abundance of prejudice. Everyday marshals had to take her to school because Ruby received so many threats. At William Frantz School there was a crowd of people protesting not to let Ruby go to school there, and when Ruby walked by they would scream and yell mean things to her.
When she was 4 she and her parents moved to New Orleans for a better life in a bigger city. Her father worked as a gas station attendant and her mom worked nights to help support their growing family. Soon after Ruby had 2 younger brothers and a younger sister. She was the eldest. This reminds me of a quote,” We rise be lifting others” by Robert Ingersoll.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
The characters are symbolized as Man in this this play to probably show how selfish Man can be in a way. Good deeds, Confession and also Death are personified supporting main characters for the reason that Everyman finds refuge in Good deeds who agrees to accompany Everyman to his afterlife but sometimes a Man’s good deeds are not strong enough to lift him up and this is what we find in the play everyman. Everyman confesses to Confession who now is given human qualities. Deaths character in my liking appears like he has sympathy for Everyman, but in reality death wouldn’t empathize. Death comes to steal, kill and destroy, even the bible mansions
Women were viewed as the weaker sex. They were thought to be fragile and dependent. Gender roles were strictly divided with the woman placed firmly in the home, in charge of domestic tasks and childcare. However, when their husbands, sons, fathers and brothers joined the military during the Civil War, many women obtained new roles at home. Others decided to assist the war effort as nurses, spies and even soldiers.
Henry has both triumphs and defeats which serves to add layers to his complex character. Conflict plagues him throughout every moment in the story, and it follows him through his progression as a soldier in the Civil War and as a person. Quite possibly the most glaring demonstration of conflict from the very beginning of the novel is Man versus Man conflict. It’s difficult to place a story in one of the most famous wars fought in American history without the violence and brutality that comes along with it. The type of conflict used in this novel to add depth and complexity to the story as well as the character of Henry Fleming is Man versus Self.
The name given to the character everyman has quite some irony in it in terms of whom Everyman represents. Everyman represents everyone in the world but in a summed up version of one character that has taken every ones characteristics, challenges, fears, hopes and beliefs into consideration. Reading and following everyman makes you more involved with the character and you get touched and affected by Everyman’s consequences as you can relate to him. Death is the anthogonist, Good-deeds is the dynamic who goes from being reluctant, at the event where he has to accompany Everyman on his journey to death and beyond, to when he agrees. God is possibly the statue character because throughout the play he doesn’t
Although most were young men when they joined the fighting forces, the agony of war aged them, rendering them as “set-smiling corpses” (24). Additionally, Owen elaborates his criticisms of how the English government forces young men to endure bloody war: “Snatching after us who smote them, brother, pawing us who dealt them war and madness” (27-28). War has left them haunted with memories of dead comrades and turns even the most beautiful phenomenons into “a blood-smear” (21). His diction and imagery of the mentally wounded men paint them as creatures. “Smile” discusses the general public’s views on the after-effect of war and contrasts them with soldiers’ perspective.