Addie gives strong evidence to support her need for deeds and belief that words cannot encompass the importance of experience. Yet, some of the words she rejects, such as “motherhood” and “marriage,” demonstrate her own failure. In the end, her distrust of language leads her into a self-destructive lifestyle. On the other hand, Cora survives by her limitations. Language and action reinforce different aspects of the same concept.
Social isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness, fear of others, or negative self esteem. Lack of consistent human contact can also cause conflict with the (peripheral) friends the socially isolated person may occasionally talk to or cause problems with family members. Isolation is often seen to bring out the worst out an individual, however in Anne Frank’s case, it brought about the best out of her character since she had all the time in the world to reproduce her flair for writing in the emotional confused situation she was in. Anne’s isolation contributed to the development of her mind and spirit as she began to question, ponder and reflect at the never-ending ordeal she had to deal with. Her isolation gave her time to keep her mind off the constant fear and danger that they were surrounded with, and thus it clearly reflected on her writing as she became determined and hopeful that things would get better sooner or
The effects of self-confidence and the degree in which individuals overcome that burden of doubt is certainly a cultural question that requires deep analysis and complex thought. This question originates from Codi’s inability to believe and trust herself with not only her internal but her external problems as well. Throughout the novel, Barbara Kingsolver clearly indicates Codi’s many insecurities that affect her everyday life and inhibit her
The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates can be interpreted in a multitude of ways due to its ambiguity. A psychological lens, however, provides the most accurate viewpoint for analyzing the story as it clarifies certain obscure scenes and actions of Connie. One psychological issue of Connie that is easily inferred from the beginning of the story is her insecurity about her looks. Connie constantly worries about the way that she looks and takes any opportunity to do so, “craning her neck to glance into mirrors or checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right” (1). Connie does this because she needs to be reassured that she is in fact pretty.
“...The hunting accident...the leg had been literally blasted off” (O’Connor 484), this sentence mentioned by the author symbolizes Hulga’s personality, because when something very valuable is taken away from someone and they are aware of it, but are not able to react to it, it could change a person drastically. Hulga could have been a totally different women if she had her leg, that’s why the author decided to give her a wooden leg. In the story the author mentions how Hulga does not care about her appearance at all. When she goes on a date with Manley Pointer she wears a dirty white shirt, applies Vapex as perfume, and never smiles. “...She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg.
On the contrary, Dido, despite her admirable personality and courage, got herself in a situation that she could not handle in the proper way and due to her lack of control, she decided to end her life rather than find a way to deal with the issue. Nonetheless, both of these women can be considered as roles towards women’s rights and
Moreover, their numerous issues originated from their negligence to consolidate each other which sadly elicited an inconclusive ending of the mother withdrawing from her family. In essence, Ordinary People reflects about a family who can get webbed in a convoluted circumstance. However, it leaves the crowd to take in a lesson that communication is particularly vital by the way we deal with each other and that something as basic as communication can be highly misunderstood by ordinary
Simply maybe because sometimes she would feel confident, standing up to herself at times, but also when the other persona takes control, she becomes cold, filled with anxiety or maybe even depression and frustration. The other symbol is the next part of the previous one I wrote which is “I’m meaner than my demons, I’m bigger than these bones”, the singer tries to convince herself that she can indeed defeat her inner demons, with this she compares herself to madness, which is why she calls herself a demon, as big as the demon can be, she will always be a harsher and meaner side. But as the song goes she loses this, losing control of her emotions. While this song is bursting with metaphors I shall only explain three at most. One of these metaphors is: “they send me away to find them a fortune, a chest filled with diamonds and
Nancy Mairs being called handicap lowers confidence, making her feel weak. When people hear handicap they think not able to care for themselves. Nancy wants to be known as a tough individual able to take care of herself. The reader can feel the agony of what Nancy is feeling. The tone of this passage is determination and agony.