In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated. A choice made by Paul’s mom drops Paul’s confidence very rapidly. Her reluctance to be strict with her eldest son cause Paul to not be assertive enough. Throughout the novel, readers can point out that Paul is very similar to prey, while Erik acts like the hungry predator. In the novel, the author wrote,” Forget it dad, forget it mom, someone has to pay for this...
DeVito, 1996). This piece of evidence shows that Matilda’s dad is just being jealous of her. It appears that her dad never got the education that Matilda is getting, and is gaining envy. When Miss. Honey sees sadness wash over Matilda’s face, she remembers what her childhood was like.
A “Double consciousness (the awareness of belonging to two conflicting cultures)” becomes evident when her grandmother points out that Ellen shares similar physical features as her father but Ellen wants to believe she “look[s] just like [her] mama” (Tyson 362, Gibbons 68). However a negative connotation is built around this idea when her grandmother becomes agitated when she was “just enough of his eyes or nose to tease her oh she boiled violent inside” (Gibbons 68). We find the protagonist clinging onto the idea that she does not share similar characteristics with her father nor appear like him as she believes he is a “big wind-up toy of a man” (Gibbons 3). Receiving this negative backlash from her grandmother truly not desiring to appear like her father, Ellen enters into an emotional conflict.
Consequences The parents and Friar Lawrence caused Romeo and Juliet’s tragic death. For example, both sets of parents continued the ongoing feud, knowing how negatively it affected the society and themselves. In fact, if the Capulets and Montagues did accept Romeo and Juliet’s love in the first place, then Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have to commit suicide. Friar Lawrence’s actions contributed to their deaths, too.
Through word choice and plot, the reader now feels angry with Glynnis. She is throwing blind accusations at her husband, isolating herself from all her friends and losing connection with her daughter. Oates describes her as a wayward wife. Her husband pushes her out of the window yet he is still seen as sane and sensible. While the other characters in the novel are rooting for Ian, hoping he is not sentenced to jail, Ian “would not make of his wife whom he loved a drunken frenzied knife-wielding woman, to save his own skin” (American
For example Anthony says, “but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household” This is very sad since women and girls should not be ruled or told what to do because they are thought of to be less than man. The constitution is in place to have a unified country not to have an oligarchy of men lead households. The pathos appeal is used to show what suffering women are going through due to men ruling them, and not knowing how to fight back. Susan B. Anthony in her speech also says, “Are women persons?.....and no state has the right to make a law, or to enforce an old law, that shall abridge their privileges and immunities.”, which also connects with the emotions of the audience. She is trying to make people feel bad that women are treated less even though they are just as righteous as men to have the same privileges.
Chris’s need to “divorce” his parents was due to the fact that he truly despised the lifestyle that they lived and had, especially since it was fueled by materialism and betrayal. Chris’s father, Walt, lived a double life before and during the first years of Chris’ life. He seemingly had two women at his beck and call, but as soon he got discovered and that lifestyle vanquished for him. Although,
They feel that what you do will come back to haunt you and you can’t be a sinful person and be forgiven. Cinderella was always kind and compassionate and she got rewarded for that, she married the prince and escaped her horrible life. She no longer weeps at her mother’s grave and cries herself to
Warren’s Profession, Shaw argues for a push towards equality for men in women which can be directly be seen within Frank’s role in the piece through the use of hyperbole and analogy to display the unfairness in the time period. Since the beginning of the play, tension has developed between Frank and Mrs. Warren given the fact that Mrs. Warren does not believe that he can provide a quality life for Vivie given his lack of skill paired with the fact that he essentially lives off of the church because of his father. Frank expresses his disdain of Mrs. Warren to Vivie by comparing her to an “old wretch” (Shaw 1812). Frank simply is appalled by not only the type of pioneering woman Mrs. Warren is but also that that she has a job that creates income for her and Vivie to live sustainably. Shaw crafts these nasty words to display how many men felt during the time period of a woman who chose to go out and make a life for herself.
For Hamlet, however, the problem of seeing a genuine difference between his original father and the man Gertrude has called his father assumes enormous significance at precisely this
In the tragedy of King Lear, Shakespeare emphasizes the importance of symbols through his usage of a poisonous serpent, specifically the poison Cordelia introduces into the family. Similarly, in the historical text, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster illustrates the concept of symbolism, specifically in Chapter 5, “Is That A Symbol?”, when he suggests that symbols often possess multiple general meanings and a vary from one reader to another reader. Likewise, the poison Lear speaks of in Act I carries throughout the remainder of the tragedy, often exhibited as Lear’s pain or the ruined relationships with his child caused when Cordelia travels away from the kingdom. In How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster depicts
Loyalty is a fickle mistress. At times she is a guiding figure, giving heart to the protagonist’s quest. Other times she betrays the protagonist, turning those one trusts against themselves. Important to note is that loyalty is neither good nor evil, but a means to justify one’s actoins. Two classic examples of loyalty’s nature is The Aeneid and King Lear.