The family reacts in such shock that they leave Gregor in his room and they are scared to even see Gregor in his bug form. While Gregor’s father and mother were both unable to look or even bare to take care of their transformed son, their daughter, Grete, took on the role as care taker of Gregor. The short story is written in such great detail of how Gregor was treated and what happened during the life of his metamorphosis. Throughout the story Grete continued to try to make Gregor’s situation better and it was impressive that she tried to do the things she did for Gregor, but near the end of the story she begins to question whether Gregor is still in the form that used to be her brother. Although the story ends tragically for Gregor, the story portrays Grete to grow stronger in the end and how she became a
One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
In the beginning of her very first relationship with Logan Killicks, Janie did not love Logan, but she thought once they were married she would learn to love him. Janie mostly stayed inside their home while Logan did most of the chores and outside work. Logan would do all of the work outside, like plowing, and would let Janie say and do what she wanted. Logan did
Kevin, Dana’s husband, suspects that the reason she returns to the present is because her life is in danger. When Dana saved Rufus in the burning bedroom, she explains to Rufus that when he was younger, she saved him from drowning. Rufus says he recalls the scene and didn’t recognize her because she was “...wearing pants like a man…” (Butler, 22). In the past, it was nearly impossible to see a woman wearing pants and a blouse. Women were usually in dresses or a long skirt that covered their entire body.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout Eliminates tension between a lynch mob and Atticus, Jem, and herself using compassion and empathy. Another situation that she is in that she uses her compassion and sympathy in the story is when Dill ran away from home because his mother and new father does not pay attention to him as much, and decides to sleep under a bench during night. Scout tried to convince her father, Atticus, for Dill to stay with them because Scout did not want to see Dill be transported to the orphanage. Thanks for the use of her compassion and empathy, Dill is able to stay in Scout’s home, and avoids staying out in the streets and the orphanage.
The Sacrificial Role of Women in A Doll’s House In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, he portrays a story about a simple marriage life of a husband, Torvald Helmer, his wife Nora, their three children, and their servants. They have been married for eight years and though it seems like a happy marriage, he never saw her as a companion, he was only fond of the idea of her. In A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen reveals how women were seen merely as objects rather than people, they were shown no respect. At the beginning of the play, Torvald and Nora’s marriage seems very happy and content. Nora has just bought presents for the children for Christmas.
When Lavinia saw the strong connection Elly and Fanny had formed, she may have felt like Elly no longer needed her mother because someone else could raise her. Another potential reason that Lavinia became addicted to laudanum is because she saw that way it numbed Mrs. Pyke to her surroundings. It is likely that Lavinia wanted to rid herself of the guilt she felt for abandoning her old friends. She was so close to all of the slaves working in the kitchen house, but when she remarried and became the woman of the house, all of her friends had to treat her differently. If Lavinia stayed in her bed all day, she would not have to deal with her memories of the good days when everyone treated each other equally.
For example, towards the end of the play, Annie felt like “There were no more voices.” (699) When Annie was a kid, she had a brother named Jimmy. Jimmy was a blind little boy that was put into an asylum because of his physical defect. Due to a sudden sickness, Jimmy passed away, and Helen felt like it was her fault. After his death, Annie started to hear voices in her head, and these voices continued to remind her that she didn’t work hard enough to save Jimmy. She felt like the only way to redeem herself was to make up for that loss by giving someone else the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
She had no intention of reading the book, since she saw it as a symbol. It represented the last time she saw her mother (because she was sent away to a foster family) and her brother. When her foster father, Hans Huberman, discovered the book she had brought with her, he decided to help her become literate. Together they spent hours learning the how to read as a way to comfort her when she had one of her frequent nightmares. That helped Liesel forget her fears when she had a nightmare, formed a lasting bond between the new family, and also helped her realize her thirst for words.