Jane’s mother once said: “If Cassandra were going to have her head cut off, Jane would insist on sharing her fate.” (Tucker chapter 3). This is similar to the sisterly relationship between Emma and Miss Taylor. Proving, that foils can be formed between acclaimed authors and their
China Achebe demonstrates the disrespect the Ibo men had for woman in Things Fall Apart by depicting verbal and physical abuse within the community. The men have control over a woman through power of authority. This physical and verbal abuse lets the men of the society feel empowerment over the woman. “ Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper” Achebe 12.
The famous opening scene of violence in which the novel begins, is with John Reed’s attack on Jane, and Jane’s counter-attack, associated with the moment of rebellion as well the autonomy with the dispute and confinement in the red-room. Jane displays and puts up a courageous defiance to Mr. Brocklehurst, as being the answer to his question about where “evil” children are being sent off after their death. The scene, especially if we were to put it into context with the later part of the novel, emphasizes her power of will to stand up to a man, based on her beliefs. The violence in turn, has led her life to Lowood which provide her with a supportive environment to express herself and her beliefs. In the figures of Ms. Temple as well as to Helen Burns, Jane finds the relief she is looking for and the ability of discovering herself.
This underlying tone that money is only okay if it is respectable arises within Frank’s communication to Vivie, with Frank going so far to say that “if [Vivie] ever put your arm around her waist in my presence again, I’ll shoot myself there” (Shaw 1812). This ridiculous and hyperbolic claim calls further attention to Frank’s disrespect for Mrs. Warren in that his fragile masculinity has been so attacked by her disapproval of marriage that he feels the need to influence Vivie. This conversation points out the irony in Frank’s thought process, where
Even if mothers are sometimes rude or mean they do everything out of love for us because they care about us. Geneva lay in bed while her and Saranell have a conversation. " Well, well, so your father has finally had his fill of soldiering"(Carr 90). Saranell was so excited to go tell her mom that papa was home and then her mom just makes a smart comment back to her.
Through the pain and losses in her family, she begins to get motivated and is able to stick up for herself and others for what she feels is right. (Her father was killed because he felt communism was right). As Liesel grows up, she begins to re-evaluate her life, and creates a set of moral rules for herself instead of what society dictated for her. Liesel then begins to understand that her mouth (language) could be a blessing and a curse, and living under the control of the Nazi’s it changes her views on life. After books she reads, writes and steals, she learns more about herself, she evolves from a “powerless” character to a powerful character who can change the lives of many.
Rogers, I had no doubt, had acted very largely under the influence of her husband.¨(Christie, 243) With this we can tell that not only did Thomas kill an old lady for money but forced his wife, most likely threatened her or even blackmailed her, to do the dirty work. Thomas did two awful things, two illegal things, two things that need justice to be served. Emily Brent, another character that some believe deserves to be on the island and justice should be served. Emily Brent was taking care of a young girl who got pregnant before marriage, which is against what Emily believes in so she kicked her out of her home, which then the young girl drowned herself. This is an awful situation, but Emily did not plan on having the girl kill herself, she didn't plan on it at all like Thomas did.
Ramsey’s son hating him. She also gives an explanation of the reasons that his son hates him. His son feels that Mr. Ramsey interferes with many of his actions with his mom, and this is where Woolf introduces imagery to explain the feelings and actions of these characters. Woolf uses visual imagery in order to describe the feelings and opinions of each character in this first part of the novel. Also, the personality of Mrs. Ramsey is described with interest and statement.
She begins to feel unneeded as the house is the mother, the father, and the nursemaid. Lydia wishes to shut down the house and she encourages George to do so. She fears the nursery’s realism. Peter Hadley is the son of George and Lydia. He speaks to his father and mother in a very casual way and is not afraid of them.