In scene six, Blanche narrated past events of her husband, Allan Grey to Mitch. Blanche told that the bright light had been missing during her inconsequential sexual affairs with other men; she had enjoyed only in dim light not in the bright light. Bathing Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche bathed herself. Her sexual experiences had made her a hysterical woman, but these baths, as she said, calm her nerves. In light of her efforts to forget and shed her illicit past in the new community of New Orleans, these baths represented her efforts to cleanse herself of her odious history.
However, we also find out that she hasn’t been happy since the age of nine and has attempted suicide on multiple accounts. Plath early on highlights the difference between Esther on the outside versus her on the inside- it is the fine line between insanity and baring with the world. A scene from chapter thirteen goes into this very well, a scene in which her and her friends go on a beach trip. On the outside, though she seemingly hates the rays of the sun on her skin, Esther seems to be having fun. Not to mention, she only shows up because she was begged to- for her, it was another mask of happiness against the world.
Kambili refuses to implicate her father in his own acts of violence through the formulation of her sentences. She removes the blame from her phrases and in this way power relations are depicted through the use of specific linguistic choices and language placement. I wanted to say “Yes, Papa,” because he was right, but the burning on my feet was climbing up, in swift courses of excruciating pain, to my head and lips and eyes.” (194) Her admiration and respect for him causes her to remove the blame and ignore Eugene’s abusive actions. Kambili continuously removes agency from her statements when talking about her father. “I meant to say I am sorry Papa broke your figurines, but the words that came out were, ‘I’m sorry your figurines broke, Mama’” (10) (Adichie,
I never did anything wrong to you in my life. I never loved Cassio, except with the pure love that I feel for humankind. I never gave him any token of romantic love.” (Othello lines 73-76 pg 241). It is clear that Othello is still trying to implicate Desdemona for cheating on him with Cassio, but she denies and pours out her love for him. Desdemona could have easily left him because of how much he accused her of cheating, but Desdemona truly loved him and truly wanted to be with
Throughout the story, Cisneros talks about what she believed her father thought about her and her career choices, and they turn out to be a bit different than what she thought. In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she learns that just because someone doesn’t show appreciation for you or your actions doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate or enjoy them. Throughout “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she talks about how people saw her as “only a daughter” during a lot of her life. Cisneros first brings up how she felt being seen as only a daughter when she states,” I was/am the only daughter and only a daughter.” Cisneros really showed her feelings here when she italicized the word only, she feels as if she was/is seen as only societies standard of women, which include cleaning and cooking, and that is not who she wants to be. Cisneros also goes into detail about how her father viewed her when she says,” Being a only daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife.” Cisneros highlights how her father felt about her as a
Even though she physically displaying signs of refusal, she is doesn’t take any action to stop her rape. No protesting remarks are spoken, and no physical action are taken. Mariam simply allows her rape to happens, feeling powerless against Rasheed. On the other hand, while many women may have felt completely emotionally devastated by this event, she continues to live her life. Even as she has to live with this traumatic event and many more to follow for the rest of her life, Mariam does not let that destroy her spirit and will to live past the pain and
“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him”, Daniel 9:9. In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays Hester Prynne as a kind, strong, and humble character. Although as Hester sins, this does not define her as a person or take away from her value as a person. Hester is a humble person throughout the entire book because she is always caring nice and honest. As Hester is appointed for adultery and admits to it, she is completely honest and doesn’t lie and straight forward with the townspeople.
However, a traumatizing incident involving a murky lake and a leech leaves the protagonist with a chronic fear of any water that wasn’t a public pool. “For the rest of the summer, I refused to go in the water.” Once again, she is afraid of the water, however, she is unable to overcome these obstacles as she once had. It is assumed that her early childhood fears of the water were not completely extinguished, even with her natural talent as a swimmer. Due to the pressure from her father, it is likely that the protagonist felt compelled to ignore any feelings of foreboding of the water and seek his approval and praise of her skill. Nonetheless, her initial feelings of fear had made their mark.
Parris is a very self-centered man and is very embedded in his place in the community. He is a preacher for the church of Salem and his niece and daughter have been “bewitched” or so he thinks. Parris believes what he does is just and that no one should oppose him. This is also why he refuses to let news about his niece and daughter get out, he doesn’t want people to overthrow his position. Parris is a static character due to his nature of unchanging personality wise throughout the crucible, he is always self-centered.
The children don’t trust Margot’s memory, because of jealousy and lack of respect. To conclude, the short story All Summer in a Day, by Ray Bradbury, doesn’t support the claim that skepticism should be used at all times, and it tells to be a little more leaned
Sookan changes from a little girl that was afraid to do anything that she was not told to do at the beginning of the book to a strong, Brave girls that protects her brother when they are in centrian danger when trying to get to the south. On example of Sookan at the beginning is when grandfather has her and Inchun wash his feet and not for mother to do it. "Will you rub some of that oil on my feet?" " My daughter, did you not hear me ask my grandchildren, not you, to do it this time...... it would not hurt them." (43).This event changed Sookan because she was never able to help grandfather before and him letting her do it was a big responsibly for Sookan.
She had never showed her sadness to others or admit her regrets due to her pride. Meanwhile, Hagar wanted to warn the girl, but when she spoke to the children, her suspicious offer left the children frighten as a result they left the beach quickly. Thus, Hagar was once again alone, like how she was left alone in the world. Perhaps Hagar was just a lonely old lady who wanted to approach the children, because she wanted to talk to someone. The lonely Hagar saw a pair of children, and they reminded herself about the past.