Because Emily made the choice to stay hidden from the townspeople even though her father’s presence was long gone, she was creating an antagonist upon herself. According to Ray B. West, Jr., “when as in A Rose For Emily, the world depicted is a confusion between the past and the present, the atmosphere is one of distortion-of unreality” (par.3). In other words, Mr. Grierson’s contribution to Emily’s distorted mental state slid her into such a world unfamiliar to most. It is obvious that a gender issue was not problematic in this case due to Miss Grierson’s own choice of remaining withdrawn from society, instead of breaking free from the isolation her father once made her
For instance, there is a conflict in the relationship between Irene and Clare because Clare wants to reconnect with her old life, nevertheless this causes instability in Irene’s secure lifestyle. Clare secretly visits and spends time with Irene’s family which causes jealousy because change occurs. Clare’s frequent visits causes Irene to: “secretly resenting these visits to the playroom, for some obscure reason which shied away from putting into words, never requested that make an end of them, or hinted that she wouldn’t spoiled her own Margaery outrageously nor be so friendly with white servants” (63). This indicates that Clare is spending time at the Redfield’s tying to pass as a black woman trying to live as an African American woman while forgetting about her own responsibilities with her own daughter. In addition, Irene feels insecure that Clare will jeopardize her role as a mother at the Redfield residence.
However, the outsider in literature who resonates with me the most is the titular protagonist of Jane Eyre. As the penniless orphan daughter of a deceased gentleman, Jane Eyre is treated as the social Other wherever she goes, for she doesn’t fit into the establish social moulds of either gentry or servants. Apart from the orphans at Lowood and recluses at Marsh End (who are social outsiders themselves), characters in Jane Eyre shun the protagonist from their social circles. For example, at Gateshead, John Reed marginalizes Jane by calling her a “dependent” who doesn’t deserve to live amongst “gentleman’s children” (8).
Arnold Friend was there to take Connie away; away from her childhood and home, which never quite felt like home until her fantasy world deteriorated and reality set it. The next moment is pivotal, this is when Connie forgets her hedonism and becomes something of much more substance. Before Connie studies Arnold Friend’s abnormal personality and erratic behavior she is fascinated by him and even worries that she is ill prepared for this
This theme is subtly shown throughout the story, but becomes more apparent after the main event, the slaughter. After Date Bed is presumed missing, Mud, despite the fact that she is not of She-S blood, shows concern for her friend and adopted family member throughout the story – “It is just as well that Mud’s thoughts can’t be heard because what she is thinking is, “I’m the one who loves her. None of you loves her as I do,” and the uselessness of her love arouses her to such a pitch of anguish that she thinks of returning to the plain and searching for Date Bed on her own” (Gowdy, 105). The other She-S’s feel the same way as well – She-Snorts states, “I would not go to The Safe Place…knowing that Date Bed might still be alive and lost” (Gowdy, 249). If the She-S’s didn’t care for their family as much, they would have abandoned all thought of Date Bed and wouldn’t bother searching for her.
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died.
Being in love will cause their deaths if found out. So the couple keeps it secret and it causes them to grow together. the lack of intimacy in 1984 has caused people act rash and live in fear. By both jennifer/skip and winston/ Julia ignoring leadership they are challenging
Elizabeth Bennet is also stereotyped by society because of her family, although she is nothing like her parents or sisters. This causes problems for her as she grows older and is expected to begin courting. When Elizabeth catches the eye of Mr. Darcy, a “****”, he avoided her for a very long time as his admission to himself that he is in love with
Growing up in a community with an unequal view of women, Grete has been influenced by the idea that her knowledge is of no importance. Grete had been looked down upon by her family for her lack of a stance and her position in society. However, Gregor’s transformation forces Grete to make up for his shortcomings, pushing her out of her comfort zone as well as her ideal gender role. Given the circumstances, Grete gives up her simple, easy lifestyle to make up for the loss of Gregor. In the beginning, Gregor depicts Grete using degrading terms to explain his sister, which suggests that her role as a female falls below his status as a male.
Williams writes, “All right, I will! The more you shout about my selfishness to me the quicker I’ll go, and I won’t go to the movies!” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, and Cain, p.
Lastly, Ruth had a confederate in Frances, as she was willing to break with the social norms of her society and befriend Ruth (Myers, 2015; McBride, 2006). Ruth was starved for love and companionship and perhaps for someone else to confirm her worth because she lacked this in her home life (McBride, 2006). Having taken this small step to nonconformity, it was easier for Ruth to move on to larger acts of nonconformity. Similar to the foot-in-the-door phenomenon and Milgram’s experiments described
Alienation & Outcasts: In Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, the characters are the main reason for causing their own alienation and being victims of alienation. Holden, one of the character causes his own alienation and chooses to be lonely. One example is when Holden tries to call some of his friends but in the end, he “ended up not calling anybody” (Salinger). Holden is given the chance to hang out with some of his friends but decides he did not feel like it and gives up. Given the chance to ask someone out, Holden instead, decides not to because he gives them, Holden’s family and friends, an excuse for him to stay away.
The Rampart of Alienation ? Improve; One regardless of varying strength or effectiveness wields some form of protection against threat; Threat itself manifesting in various forms. NEED TRANSITON In those, common ones include the use of weapons, violence, and death itself. In J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher In the Rye one is a witness to Holden Caulfield's form of protection.