She quiet and bashful, always trying to please everyone and gentle in every way even when scolding her sisters for arguing. Beth loves music and playing the piano, her excitement is at its peak when Laurie’s grandfather gives her what used to be his granddaughter’s piano to play on. Beth never thinks of leaving home despite her sisters starting to move away. She is especially close to Jo, and when Beth develops scarlet fever after visiting the Hummels; the poor family next door, Jo takes the most care of her. Beth’s health improves but is never regained fully, and she eventually dies young.
The Court Attorney, and some other males from the town, is investing the case to see if they could find any clues and motive in the case. The ladies of the town, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters find a bird that has been strangled to death just like Mr. Wright. The bird was Mrs. Wright’s pet and canary, used to sing just like Mrs. Wright used to sing before she got married to John Wright. Mrs. Hale states to Mrs. Peter: “I heard she used to wear pretty clothes and be lively, when she was Minnie Foster, one of the town girls singing in the choir. But that-oh, that was thirty years ago” (Glaspell 1042).
Because of her immaturity she has a bad relationship with her parents and her brother even though her thoughts are justifiable. The story is split between the parents versus the children on the relationship they all have and how they contribute to each other’s character. The main character is a strong and passionate little girl who is not affected by seeing the deaths of farm animals which are given humane names but cries out her because of her inability to do the things she wants because of the expectations of her gender. Her father and mother are traditional in their outlooks and in their portrayal of farmhouse life. The family represents typically working class american family that is built on their faith, work ethic, place in the world.
Most primarily Squeak and Harpo, or rather Squeak herself and her relationship to Harpo. After Sofia leaves him, Squeak is Harpo’s escape. She is the type of woman his father would want him to be with, demure, obedient, and quiet. Yet her love for him is so strong is does not stop her from standing up to Sofia at Shug’s concert, with consequences. The couples interaction after the fight between the women accurately portrays the dynamic they have “Finally he turn loose her (Sofia’s) arm, reach down and cradle poor little Squeak in his arms.
Some of the more obvious and noticeable examples of rotten imagery include things like the farmhouse itself, the land it sits on, the car, etc. Continuing to read and analyze the story and it’s characters, it is hard to not notice the rottenness of the character’s morals and intentions. For example, Mr. Shiftlet is finally able to achieve some grace by working for Mrs. Crater and her daughter. It is easy to assume due to his drifting from city to city and small town to small town that Mr. Shiftlet has no real friends or family. Working for Mrs. Crater could have been easily been a chance for him to have a consistent place to live, have food to eat, and live a quiet and peaceful life but instead he allows his less than honorable moral compass direct him to lie to, cheat, and more or less steal from Mrs. Crater and LucyNell by lying to Mrs. Crater and making a deal to marry her daughter in exchange for the car and a paid for wedding with no intentions of remaining married to LucyNell, and later leaving a severely mentally handicapped woman abandoned and stranded in a diner in a random town.
It is evident from the very beginning of the story that Janet relies on Ben for comfort. She is extremely lonely without him, unable to comfort herself, so she uses his coat to keep warm and sits in his special chair in attempt to soothe herself. Such codependency stems from naivety and low self-esteem, two traits that Janet possesses. The narrator describes Janet as childlike, “like a small girl craving protection,” and immature, which portrays a sense of innocence about her (2). It is also evident that Janet must not think very highly of herself, because “the fact that she had married at all still seemed a miracle to her” (2).
Maybe because it’s down in a hollow and you don’t see the road. I dunno what it is, but it’s a lonesome place and always was. I wish I had come over to see Minnie Foster sometimes. I can see now- … Not having children makes less work- but it makes a quiet house, and Wright out to work all say, and no company when he did come in.” this is a prime example of the alienation that Mrs. Wright went through. Her house was away from everything, everyone and even when her husband was home it was like she was still alone.
Furthermore he did stalk the old man before he killed him and showed no sympathy nor any human emotion. Which just shows the problem he 's having with his identity and inner vision is deep. That does also explain why everytime he looks at the old man he became irritated and felt like it was necessary to get rid of the eye. While the heart does resemble the human perspective of the narrator considering that he even bragged about executing the perfect murder. But his conscience started to come back and felt awful about the crime that he had committed, so he confesses to the
Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife expresses her need of speaking to others; she is tired of staying in the house all the time and having no one to talk to but Curley, whom she openly despises The way the men describe her, as a whore, only adds to her loneliness and depression. It brings her to the point in which she angrily cries out at Lennie,
Though the men believe her to be the murderer, the women are trying their best to hide the evidence that will prove it. The mess of a kitchen, the poorly sewn quilt, and the dead bird make a solid case to convict Mrs. Wright for her husband's death, but the men are oblivious
This quote shows the readers that Mrs. Wright felt very lonely when her husband was away at work. She knew that having a child in the house would make it less quite, give her company, someone to talk to and keep her busy. The relationship between the Wrights is very strained, there is no bond. The author uses the canary to
The client was just walking home the night of the murder. Mr. Breck feels really bad for the family but he also knows you have tried to put him away for something he didn’t do. How do we know it was his DNA we don’t because the DNA was to old to even use anymore it was corrupt. The others are saying he is guilty but he isnt. They wont him to go away for somthing he didnt do.
Hungry for attention, Curley’s wife pays the men in the barn a visit, only to be pushed away by their cruel comments and harsh words. Offended and unwanted, Curley’s wife turns the tables against Crooks and insults him by saying: “well, you keep your place then, n*****. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny” (80). Although she does not intend to hurt anyone, the men do not want to take chances retaliating at her resulting at them having to leave the ranch.When Candy found Curley’s wife half-hidden among the straw, lying still, he came to found out his dreams were taken from him. In the midst of things after Curley’s wife had died Candy had stayed behind and scolded at her “You done it, di’n’t you?
One comment that stood out to me was “women are used to worrying over trifles.” The words trifles means something of little value or importance, by Mr Hale stating women are used to worrying over unimportant items, it shows he doesn’t truly care about women’s thoughts. Sheriff Peters isn’t considered oppressive, but he is extremely dismissive of his wife’s thoughts and concerns. He is also quite prejudiced towards Minnie in the fact that she killed her husband. The final Man in this story is Mr Wright. Although he is dead and he never speaks, we do
Mama describes herself as a big-boned woman with hands that are rough from years of physical labor.She wears overalls and has been both mother and father to her two daughters. Poor and uneducated, she was not given the opportunity to break out of her rural life. She doesn’t understand Dee’s life, and this failure to understand leads her to distrust Dee. Mama sees Dee’s life as a rejection of her family and her origins. No doubt when Dee sees [the house] she will want to tear it down” (155).