Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
To make his act better he pretends to be a bible salesman, and fakes a fatal heart disease. Of course this makes Hulga’s mom, Mrs. Hopewell, feel sorry for him. Just like the reader she has no idea what is actually coming. Next he wiggles his way in to an invite to dinner from the mother where he sees his chance to attack his second victim. At dinner the act is still on and is getting even better.
“Some can’t be that simple. I know I never could,” says Mrs. Freeman in the ending of the story, which means that perfection is difficult to achieve. However, in the book, Mrs. Freeman and other characters judge people around them just by their appearance. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” criticizes the people of the American South for their moral blindness and hypocrisy as well as people’s negative habits of stereotyping, being contradictory and cliché. The book delivers the message to be critical and to see things beyond the border.
Although her intentions are clean and righteous, her only goal is to have the undergarment removed, exploiting the idea of purity. Like his wife, Brick also has a slurred sexual symbol, the crutch, which alludes to the reason he cannot love Maggie. Brick's crutch is a symbol of his own phallus which is being restrained due to the possibility of his homosexuality. During an intense conversation with Big Daddy Brick attempts to leave the room so Big Daddy "jerks (Brick's) crutch from under (him)" which is met by the cries of Brick saying, "Big Daddy! give me my crutch" and upon receiving it, Brick "flees in horror" (103,105).
Sister also points out that she has to prepare the green tomato pickle since “Mama had turned both the niggers loose.” Mama shames Stella-Rondo for making such a dish that will not agree with Uncle Rondo or Shirley-T. At this point Sister feels as if she is being criticized by every family member and can not please anyone. Due to this story being told in first-person point of view, it is vital that Sister retell the story exactly as it happens. However, the reader must take into account Sister’s altered state of mind when reading the
This change goes unnoticed by Hulga as she “seldom paid any close attention to her surroundings” (296), causing her to be dependent on Manly for sight. He then asks for her to remove her leg, but she finds this difficult to do because she “was as sensitive about the artificial leg as a peacock about his tail… she took care of it as someone else would his soul” (CS 297). This brief moment of shyness and innocence will begin her transition away from Nihilism, since the leg is the embodiment of her precious beliefs. The cleansing begins when this leg is removed and taken away from Hulga, who now finds herself “surrendering to him completely… losing her own life and finding it again, miraculously, in his” (CS 297). She is being renewed through complete dependence on him, balancing on him instead of her unsteady, artificial Nihilism.
Pies Pies Pies….. That was Hilly favorite dessert to eat, but not just anyone’s pie “Minny’s Pies”. She ate them till they were almost gone; all the way down to the end. She made Minny so mad by firing her, so she just had to get her back. So she just watched Hilly eat the pie till she ate so much of it. Hilly’s mother wanted some but Minny didn’t want her to have any because it was ALL for Hilly.
“His wife, Hera (who was also his sister, by the way), was understandably jealous”(Christian and Mazunik 9). This quote shows that the author is explaining how the gods are dysfunctional. No one nowadays marries their own sibling. The tone that that the author helps us helps us figure out her purpose, and by figuring out her purpose, we can figure out the theme. In this myth, she uses a very comical tone, as if she is making fun of the gods, to highlight their flaws.
“What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage” is a humorous piece that illustrates the fact that humans are just as susceptible to training as animals are. Sutherland starts off the essay with a narrative about her husband’s lost keys. While she uses to chase her husband around helping him in the search, she now ignores his racket and continues washing the dishes. While she loves her husband, there are little quirks about him that she wishes she could change. She describes him as “well read [and] adventurous…but also tends to be forgetful, and is often tardy and
The good note is that in the end she begins to understand that fact. Because of Alma's perspective towards life she's not really good at interacting with others. The person she gets along with the best is Celia because they reminisce about where they came, speaking in Spanish and pointing out the differences between their country and America. Her inability to make connections is due to her criticalness and her wariness. She doesn't hold herself too well during difficult situations.