However, there are some suggestions as to what took place. There is a possibility that Miles could have known that the governess thought she was seeing Peter Quint and that he only exclaimed Quint’s name in order to appease, or possibly prank the governess. There even exists a theory that, “the Governess ' anxiety-driven hysteria causes her to refuse to give up on the possibility that Miles is somehow connected to the ghosts, ultimately ending his life to fulfill her personal desire for the psychological truth. (Herold)” Either way, there is sufficient evidence to provide that in this scene Miles was not aware of any kind of supernatural presence. The governess even takes realization to this idea when she states, “wasn’t he looking through the haunted pane for something he couldn’t see?
“I couldn't possibly tell anyone the truth: how worthless and ugly Niang made me feel most of the time…” (54). It is important because it supports the belief that Adeline feels despised by her family. This proves that Niang is seriously affecting her stepdaughter's feelings. Adeline is treated unfairly by her family, especially by her parents. In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah’s story about her childhood experiences, she suffered and she wasn't happy, but she always knew things would get better someday.
It is said: “’The first thing you have to learn,’ the old woman [said], ‘is how to be quiet’” (Kingston 23). During the preparation to become a female warrior, she learns how to communicate without the articulation of language. As a result, she becomes a powerful woman (see Parrott), who can fight instead of her father in the army. Furthermore, she does not tell her fellow soldiers her gender, which protects her. Kingston/Fa Mu Lan says: “I never told them the truth.
This complicates even further the girl’s way of life as she tries to relate to the American identity. The friendship between the two girls originated in school. The Japanese girl does not seem to stop her ways of relating to Americans. She considers Americans more friends than her Japanese contemporaries. However, Denise who is her American friend accuses her of not being loyal to their friendship (Okita 1).
In the passage written by Amy Tan the author uses adjectives and feelings to reveal that an embarrassing experience in her youth changed her prospective on her heritage by showing her she needs to always be reminded of her heritage. One of Amy’s emotions in this passage is she feels embarrassed that her Chinese family that came over would get up to get their while the American would wait patiently for the food to be passed. One thing that made Amy embarrassed was when her dad took the fish cheek and said “Amy your favorite.” Another emotion was she was scared that the boy wouldn’t like their Chinese food or wouldn’t like there Chinese Christmas. But Amy’s fear was realized because the ministers family didn’t eat a lot nor did they talk.
/ Is Romeo slaughtered and is Tybalt dead?”(3.2.70-71). This quote at the middle of the story shows that Juliet tells her family and the nurse what they want to hear from her, meaning Juliet doesn’t have her own opinion, so her family takes this as an advantage so they could persuade Juliet that the Montagues are evil people. So, Juliet expresses that she’s angry about Tybalt’s death, and wants to avenge her family member (Tybalt). In relation to this, this expresses that she’s loyal to her family’s interests and doesn’t have her own opinion based on her experiences. Towards the end of the story, when Juliet asks Friar Lawrence for assistance concerning the marriage, Friar Lawrence expressed to Juliet, “O Juliet, I already know
.” (Kogawa 297). This appeal lead to reinstatement of citizenship for Japanese-Canadians and a formal apology from the Canadian government. Throughout the novel The Joy Luck Club, Jing-Mei Woo struggles with her sense of identity and belonging in a community as she is often embarrassed of her heritage, and prefers to live her life in the shadows. However, at the end of the book, Jin-mei finds peace when she seeks her roots and sisters in China. She finally finds her inner Chinese that she described is “in your blood waiting to be let go” (Tan 306).
She believes that Miles and Flora may already have come across ghosts in the Bly but refuse to share their experiences. The governess feels obligated for the children's safety ,however she is terrified to face the ghosts by herself. The governess wants to ask Miles if he has noticed anything unusual around Bly ,but he hasn’t mentioned anything about a supernatural presence in Bly. The Governess begins by blatantly telling Mrs.Grose to leave. “Leave [the governess and mile], leave us’ - [the governess] was already, at the door, hurrying [Mrs. Grose] off.
Maxine Hong Kingston's use of talk stories in The Woman Warrior emphasizes that individuals will find a more fulfilling life if they defy the traditional gender norms place on them by society. While contemplating beauty standards in Chinese society in “No Name Woman” Maxine Kingston thinks, “Sister used to sit on their beds and cry together… as their mothers or their slaves removed the bandages for a few minutes each night and let the blood gush back into their veins” (9). From a young age girls are expected to be binding their feet and are told that it is to look beautiful, but in reality that is not why. When a womans feet are bound they are restrained and silenced. These girls could be free and happy but they are restrained by men through this binding.
In the short story A Good Man Is Hard to Find by F.C she illuminates on the point of Faith vs. Dought. When Grandmother was talking to the Misfit by convincing him not to kill her,but the Misfit was Grandmother 's obstacle to upholding Grandmothers strong belief,so the grandmother doubted her faith by not believing. In the illuminating moment when the grandmother fell into the ditch, it was revealed that her faith became a questionable option. The grandmother began to recognize that maybe Jesus didn’t rise from the dead like she believed. This questionable thought revealed the emotions from both the grandmother and the misfit.
The second individual I interviewed is a grey solidarity witch, with two familiars and five children. As described by the informant, a grey witch is a person who “will do no harm unless it 's for protection of myself or my loved ones, or those that cannot protect themselves who ask for help.” A solidarity witch is a person who focusses their magic on healing and helping. When the informant was telling me about her practice as a solidarity witch, she emphasized that she did not practice love spells. Love spells are seen as controversial among witches because such spells may be written to control a person into falling in love with another. This factor of controlling someone against their natural will can be seen as a violation of autonomy; therefore the use of love spells has been ethically debated.
In Scene 1 Act 2 she says “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19) she’s trying to protect Hamlet but not seeing that she’s actually hurting him. What made Hamlet mad was that she had married her uncle two months after his father’s death. Gertrude causes the main problem in Hamlet’s life and she does it by only thinking of herself. Hamlet is a young loyal man while the queen is nothing close to being loyal. Hamlet is loyal to his father and want revenges for his death by killing Claudius while Queen Gertrude is disloyal to Old Hamlet by marrying his
One examples of this is Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra hides her true self by nagging people and being strict. Even though she hides her true self, a few people like Atticus knows that she actually cares about her family more than nagging people and being strict. In the following quote, it will show how Aunt Alexandra was before she showed her true self to Miss Maudie and Scout. “She never lets a chance escape her to point out the shortcomings of other tribal groups to the greater glory of our own …” (page 172) In this quote, Scout is talking about how Aunt Alexandra doesn’t ever let a chance to nag people about how pure her family is and how impure their families are.
This short story is relevant to my positon because the main character struggles with cultural identity ad she uses her identity to make decisions. Dee would qualify my claim because she agrees but yet disagrees with how culture can cause you to make decisions. Dee would disagree because she explains how the old her is dead and she is now “Wangero”. This situation causes her mother “Mama” to be confused about her new identity and to clarify the situation she asked “What happened to Dee?” (Walker 62) and Dee replies with “she is dead” (Walker 62). De has just unclaimed her old culture.