“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is set in the racist county of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. All different types of people live in this town, the gossips, the unwanted, the misjudged and so on. Arthur Radley otherwise known as Boo is misunderstood and misjudged throughout the story. Categorized as a monster, life was hard for him so he always stayed inside. Tom Robinson, a black man living in very racist times, also had it hard.
Symbolism In “A Jury of Her Peers” Susan Glaspell’s, “A Jury of Her Peers”, took place during the early 1900s and focuses on the issues of sexism and social injustice that still exists today. In this feminist classic, Sheriff Peters and his wife, Mr. Hale and his wife, and the county attorney, Mr. Henderson go to the Wright Household to look for evidence to use against Mrs. Wright. When they arrive, the men disregard everything associated with women, whereas, the women look in debt, put themselves in Mrs. Wright's shoes, and find clues that could potentially prove that she killed her husband. While living in a male dominated society and continuously being belittled by the men, the women decide to not only break the law, but go against their husbands by hiding evidence. Throughout the story, Glaspell uses the symbols of the dead canary, the kitchen and the quilt to not only promote gender inequality roles but show what life must’ve been like for Minnie; imprisoned by her husband.
In The Tale of Despereaux, Despereaux spends days in the castle library reading a story that he finds exceptional; not even thinking about consequences. In Frankenstein, the Monster spends days held up in a shack peering in on a family’s life in order to be able to read and write. Lastly, both characters scare people. In The Tale of Despereaux, Despereaux makes people run away in fear when he violates even the most basic rules of mousedom. In Frankenstein, the Monster, being the 8-foot-tall giant that he is, people run away in fear at the sheer way he
Gregor Samsa’s Isolation in Frank Kafka’s The Metamorphosis All throughout Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, a constant theme of isolation shows through the main character, Gregor Samsa, who one morning spontaneously transforms into an insect. Kafka displays a motif of solitude from the beginning of the story through Gregor’s desire to stay behind in his room and not go to work or go about any of his daily responsibilities. From the realization of his transition to a vermin, Gregor’s isolation is even more evident because of rejection he receives from his family members who do not understand what happened to him. The immediate presentation of isolation in the story suggests a foreshadowing of Gregor’s further rejection and seclusion resulting in
As we start the story every person seems innocent and quickly changes when their true colors begin to show. During the book, we meet Curley’s wife a temptress whom everyone sees through and as we see later on, she turns into a damsel. Curley’s wife got bored one afternoon at home and decided to take a trip into the workplace when all she began to do was stir up trouble, “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny." (steinbeck 120-121) Curley’s wife was being told what to do in a place where she knows her superiority.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word sorrow is used to develop the complex personality of Lennie Small. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. With his illness, Lennie feels the constant need to feel soft things, so when he accidentally killed his puppy by petting him to rough, we became nothing short form an emotional wreck. After Lennie realized the horrible mistake he had made, he came to the shocking realization that George may not let him tend to the rabbits that they hope to own in the future. After a failed attempt to bury his puppy, Lennie “rocked himself back and forth in his sorrow” (Steinbeck 85).
Loneliness was a big thing in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, especially with the characters George, Curley 's wife, and Crooks. In the book, Crooks showed he was lonely, Curley 's wife actually admitted she was lonely, and in George 's actions he was lonely. Crooks didn’t have anyone who was equal to him, George didn’t have anyone he related too, and Curley’s wife just couldn’t talk to anyone. They were all lonely in different ways. If you see a lonely person, make an effort to talk to them, no matter if they’re a different skin, if they are a different gender, or if you don’t even relate to them.
Abigail lists off people to Reverend Hale a specialist in demonology that she’s supposedly seen dancing with “the devil” Abigail is also one of the jury in the courthouse. She has manipulated the courthouse to her will and as a result many people have been sentenced to death. Abigail has been corrupted through her affair with John Proctor and through her ambition in trying to get Elizabeth out of the picture. She no longer cares about who gets hurt so long as she gets her
While everyone is outside, Lennie and George talk about their future and Candy wants to come with them and George accept it. And one day, Lennie meets Crooks and they talk together all the day and Crooks tells him about other people who doesn’t like him. The next day, Lennie pup gets killed by himself because he bounce it too hard. Curley’s wife also get killed by him because he is afraid when she wants to scream. In the end of the story, George kills him because Lennie kill Curley’s wife and runs away.
Steinbeck perfectly portrays the harsh truth of society and how many dreams are destroyed causing misery and emptiness (“Of Mice and Men.” Novels 248). At first George and Lennie aspire to own a farm that they can call their own. Candy and Crooks later join this dream to escape from society’s harsh judgment. The four of them slowly make their way towards their goal. However, their dream ends when Lennie kills Curley 's wife and is hunted down.