Scout then realizes that he was a nice man and all the things said about him were not true. Scout’s friendliness helped her to see people for who they really are. This was really important during this time because of all the racism and judgment going on. Scouts intelligence, innocence, and friendliness shaped her view of the events in To Kill a Mockingbird. Just because someone is intelligent doesn’t mean that they will always be respected.
Miss Strangeworth is also a perfectionist who disdains imperfection or sloppiness. This shows clearly in this quote “Martha,” she said, “you don’t look well.” This is when she calls out Mrs. Harper for not seeming well, in public (Jackson 75). This is why Miss Strangeworth is an inconsiderate perfectionistic personality.
Instead, she advocates for the marginalized by going against society's influences. Aunt Alexandra is very civilized and conforms to social expectations resulting in her disapproval of Scout. She models her ambitious behavior by disregarding her befitting aunt and helping Calpurnia’s family. Scout’s bold, strong-willed disposition forces her to make the right decision, despite how others perceive her. This demeanor in Go Set A Watchman varies from her character in To Kill A Mockingbird considering the way she treats Walter Cunningham.
However, Creole women were expected to be chaste, and would behave in a unreserved manner. The exposure to such openness is what frees Edna from her previously repressed emotions and desires and motivates her to become more independent. Because they are women, Adele and Edna do not have much freedom, as in comparison to men. However, Edna gains more freedom that is much closer to that of men when she abandons her household and social responsibilities. Edna’s refusal to follow and obey social conventions, allows her to spend her time on painting and sketching.
Steinbeck doesn’t give Curley’s wife a name and this is important as it emphasises how she is seen as lesser in society as she is a woman. It reflects the inferiority of women in the 1930’s and makes her out to be an object of Curley’s. Her and Curley spend little time together and she ‘don’ like Curley’ so try’s to escape her loneliness by talking to the other men. The other men refer to her in a derogatory way calling her ‘tart’ and ‘jailbait’ because they are perhaps afraid of Curley as he has more authority and she is ‘his object’ and his ‘possession’ should be respected. This also shows the men don’t see her as an equal and she has no authority over them leaving her a very lonely
Calpurnia’s act of coexisting in two worlds is something the people of Maycomb do not accept in their social standards. She accepts white and black people even though she is aware of the risks involved with her actions. When Calpurnia acts differently than most people in her society, she disrupts society’s traditions of never mixing the two races. Although Calpurnia is pressured into living like the people around her, she continues to live her life the way she wants. Calpurnia knows that she cannot change the way everyone deals with society’s pressures, but by detaching herself from the cultural norms she is taking a step closer to
Beowulf received many intangible glories for defeating Grendel's mother. “A protector of his people, pledged to uphold truth and justice and to respect tradition, is entitled to affirm that this man was born to distinction. Beowulf, my friend, your fame has gone far and wide, you are known everywhere. In all things you are even-tempered, prudent and resolute. So I stand firm by the promise of friendship we exchanged before.
As Bernard Bailyn puts it, the English, with all of their hardships, “placed the world in motion” (Shifflett par 6). Kupperman who is very knowledgeable, with several books written, has the right to refute the lazy settler theory. She provides reasonable insight as to why the failures of the English actually made them the first successful
Rebecca, by far is the true hero of Ivanhoe even through the worst of times Rebecca finds a way to push through and defy the odds. She is a person we could all look at and take something away from and apply it to our own lives. Her nobility and strength is second
So she didn't really care about those people, but as Esperanza had to live the lifestyle of fear for deportation, she felt bad for the people who were deported. To sum it all up, Esperanza went from riches to rags, bratty to well behaved, and from not working at all to working very hard thanks to her experiences throughout the book. Looks like being poor was more beneficial than being rich. I think kids nowadays could learn a thing or two from Esperanza about working hard, not having an attitude, and respecting/ helping people not as wealthy as
Nelly’s dislike of Catherine contrasts sharply with Edgar’s nearly unconditional positive regard for his wife. Nelly’s role in Catherine’s life was different from Edgar’s, and she got a more unrestricted view of Catherine. This difference contributed most greatly to the disparity in the attitudes that the two characters possessed. Both Edgar and Nelly experienced hardship at the hand of Catherine, Edgar perhaps more so, but even as Catherine’s personality changed, neither would give up their conceptions of Catherine. The only major similarity between Edgar and Nelly’s attitudes, then, was their unwillingness to recognize change in Catherine of any sort.