In high school, she was on the debate team and was valedictorian of her class. Janet attended Cornell University and Harvard Law School for college, and worked as a lawyer for many years. She graduated from Cornell with her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and was president of the Women's Self-Government Association for her college. She earned her own room in board at Cornell University because of a scholarship. Janet Reno showed leadership throughout her high school and college life.
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).
As she observes the townspeople gossip about and discuss Matt Bonner's mule, Janie "sometimes...thought up good stories on the mule" herself (Hurston 53). Janie not only hears and can follow what the others say about the mule, but she is also able to reflect on the situation and imagine her own relevant responses. She has an opinion she wishes she could share, but which she is prevented from allowing to escape from her thoughts into the casual language of conversation by her restrictive, brick wall of a husband. Furthermore, Janie is able to notice some of Joe's idiosyncratic behavior regarding the mule, including how "he didn't talk the mule himself" but would "[sit] and laugh at it," and how he would "hustle her off inside the store" when any of the "big talkers" arrived (Hurston 54). Janie is often passive in her actions, saying nothing "no matter what Jody did" for years of their marriage.
Nancy Berber’s discussion and quote analysis was very thought provoking. Berber’s chosen quote in, “The Help,” by Katheryn Stockett was indeed a unique quote for this discussion. Berber’s analysis of Eugenia Phelan was correct when she asserted that Miss Skeeter was very different from everyone in Jackson, Mississippi. Stockett worked hard writing Miss Skeeter’s character as unique, different, and as a hidden beauty inside and out. Even though Miss Skeeter’s mother always portrayed Miss Skeeter as odd and as slightly ugly, other people always seemed to gravitate to Miss Skeeter’s inner beauty like Constantine, Miss Hilly, and Steward.
Janet got so attached to her son during the gloaming, that it never occurred to her how soon Laird would pass away. She wasn't ready to accept his death, and even after he died, she still wouldn’t accept it. “‘A child shouldn’t die before his parents.’” Janet says to Martin because she isn’t ready to lose him so soon. Accepting death is hard on everyone, but I understand how hard it must be for Janet because she never spent any time with her son until now, and she barely got to know him before he died. For all of these reasons, this is why I think it’s very important to spend time with loved ones, never lose memories, and learn how to accept death the way it is.
She said it “faintly” as if she felt bad for] but still said it to save her husband. When john said, “I have confessed it” this makes the fact that she lied certain. Elizabeth then said. “Oh God” because she realized that she just sentenced John for lying to the court which is a great offense. At the end of the quote John makes one more thing certain when he said, “She only thought to save my name”.
She is interested in asking Hezekiah about him but knows she should still be mourning. Janie is so wrapped in the idea of her needing a relationship because of Nanny engraving it in her head, that the first guy she found attractive, she is interested. Janie seemed to have a trend of picking random boys and never truly focused on whether she is compatible with them or not. Although Janie is ready to move on from Joe, the emotional abuse is still with her. She is scared to open up to a new man or trust anyone new.
While talking to Lady Capulet the nurse says, “Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour.” (I iii 11) Would she remember Juliet’s age so precisely if she didn’t care about her? The fact that the nurse bothers to remember small details about Juliet shows that she cares about her. Another time it is evident that the nurse is a caring person is
Keller deep inside hoped for James to change his impolite manners and start having respects towards different people. Keller’s true purpose is validated during his conversation with Kate when he claims, “...you’d think I treat him as hard as this girl does Helen… But he has to learn some respect!” (Gibson, 84). As a father, Keller wanted James to
Juliet got scared when she came to her room, the same thing happens to the audience, they would feel scared. Shakespeare used dramatic irony increases tension when Lady Capulet was talking about Romeo and insulting him but Juliet wasn’t insulting him, she twists her words and outsmarts her. One of Juliet’s rhetorical questions states “what unaccustomed cause procures her hither?” this informs the audience that they have a formal relationship making it awkward for Lady Capulet to bring up news to Juliet. In act 1 scene 3, when Lady Capulet was going to bring up the news of marriage she calls Nurse back in