Scout matures in a way and starts to follow the social expectations of being a lady in Maycomb County. Atticus a loving and caring father, tells his children about Aunt Alexandra’s visit to the Finch household. He explains to them about how they are Finches and are different from other
This takes place even before Gregor becomes a cockroach, he is taken advantage of and works tirelessly. Gregor’s work situation is described in the following quote: “ He was a tool of the boss, without brains or backbone.” The quotes emphasized the dehumanization that his work place makes him feel; he is not seen as alive, but rather as a tool. The way that Gregor’s workplace dehumanizes him is even more extreme after he has transformed into a cockroach. Gregor’s work isolates him from himself because he is a slave of his job.
The cruelty of the Samsa family to Gregor started even before his metamorphosis. He was the main supporter of his family after his father's business failed and by this be was trapped. Forced to work a job he hated Gregor worked tirelessly to pay off his father’s debt. In doing so Gregor was isolated from the world and was never able to find a wife or have a life of his own.
Housewife In her article "Motherhood/Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)", Terry Martin Hekker, a housewife who had been married to John Hekker, her husband, discusses the drawbacks of housewife as an occupation for women by sharing with the public her experience as a housewife in two different situations and centuries. The article aims to inform other women that depending on housewife as an occupation is really bad for their future. Hekker’s article is a good advice for today’s mothers as it is based on real experience. Hekker explains in her article that housewife is a good occupation, but there must be alternative jobs as it is not a permanent occupation.
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.
She has a tendency to resent herself too as she married Curley. She despises Curley and blames herself for marrying him and constraining herself to their house and the farm. Curley treats her like an object and she gets to a point where she is absolutely fed up with it but she still has no chance but to stay on the farm, her personal hell. She fails to form relationships with anyone and that eventually causes her death.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
(Kafka 34). Grete has learned in order to go up, one must go down, and what better person to go down than her now incapable brother. She exploits the fact that Gregor can’t work, and proves her usefulness to her parents, depicting how in Capitalism one can easily be replaced if they unable to achieve their expected
To conclude, Kafka, a man who, when he writes, makes us notice the toxic relationship that he had with his family (specially with his father) and that he was follower of Marxist ideas among others. Some concepts of his are conveyed by the presence of inanimate objects in his writing where the coach, the food, the father´s uniform and the furniture symbolizes each a different thought. Not only he used inanimate objects to express ideas but to further develop character facets and behaviors. Therefore, the reader, connects himself with the story and believe what his/her eyes read because those behaviors and ideas conveyed and symbolized by these inanimate objects give a sense of realism to the unrealistic and impossible
We see this when it is commented that, “She hated to see things half done…” (1)She is brought along with her husband to the home of John and Minnie Wright. Minnie is an old friend of Martha’s; however, since her marriage to John Wright, she’s changed from the young, fun-loving girl she used to be. After Mr. Hale explains what he saw, the men leave to investigate the upstairs and leave the women in the kitchen. However, the details that the men brushed off as mere” kitchen things”, tell another story when the women see
In the last stages of the narrative, Grete begins to mature physically as well as mentally. She becomes less independent on the family when she takes a job as a sales girl to help support the family where Gregor has fallen short. As her personal needs grow, she becomes impatient with tending to Gregor (Kafka 52). This reveals that she is entrapped by Gregor 's transformation and in turn transforms herself. Her own wants were smothered by Gregor 's helplessness.
In Kindred by Octavia Butler, Alice is a strong minded and sharp tongued individual, who doesn’t let being a slave stop her from striving for what she wants. She fights for her freedom throughout the book, not caring that her position as a slave requires that she be compliant and invisible. Alice is an intense character who only acts submissive when it is necessary for her survival, but she mostly sticks to her beliefs and is stubborn. She runs away numerous times, the first time, losing her husband, Isaac. She is never the same after this and gains the desire to run away more after he is gone.
“The Metamorphosis” is a short story written by Franz Kafka. The story shows how one’s work shapes their identity. In “The Metamorphosis”, Franz Kafka demonstrates how work can shape one’s identity by showing how Gregor Samsa’s job changed him into a cockroach. “The Metamorphosis” is a story about a man named Gregor Samsa. Gregor Samsa lives with his family, who is in debt, in a small, middle-class home on a low-income salary.