Two main motifs that show through during these time periods in that of slavery and racism. These two motifs can be seen throughout almost every chapter of each book. In the book Kindred, our protagonist, Dana is seen struggling with the racism and slavery that was present in the 1800s. When she first travels back in time she is on a beach and sees a little boy struggling to stay afloat. She jumps into action and saves the boy from drowning and while she is expecting praise for saving the boy's life.
Amari is mad because she is taken from hometown. Polly is angered by given the task of teaching Amari, she did not like people with dark skin. The novel goes on as Polly and Amari grower closer together. The two grows closer by events on the plantation like being whip for dropping drinks, and hiding the mixed baby from master Derby. Teenie told them to escape to the north, but Amari was going to go to the south to Fort Moses.
This quotation shows that John admits to his affair, which will ruin his reputation, but will hopefully save Elizabeth and his friends wives. Not only is John honest with the court, but he is also honest with Elizabeth, before the trials. In the article “Why Be Honest”, the author talks about why it is important to be honest with your spouse even they don’t want to hear it. Lickerman states, “Or is better to make a habit of being tactfully honest so she can trust you…” (Lickerman par. 7).
Dana meets a young boy named Rufus and his family but she takes more of an interest in Rufus. She later finds out that he is her ancestor and Dana wants to do what she can to teach him the right way so he doesn’t end up like his father. Dana makes it clear to Rufus to refer to her with respect when addressing her even though his parents teach him otherwise. It is later revealed that Rufus has an abusive
Dana and Rufus’s Relationship Ever wonder what it's like to have a changing relationship with a plantation owner's son back in the 1800’s? Dana Franklin is a younger African-American woman married to Kevin Franklin who is a middle-aged man. Dana travels from California in 1976 back to the early 1800’s whenever Rufus is in trouble. Rufus is a plantation owner son and is also the father of Dana’s ancestor. Dana’s travels are random; she gets lightheaded and dizzy when she is about to travel.
People in the Crucible thought he was an honorable man and that no honorable man will ever sin. So when John and Abigail meet each other, Abigail flirts with John, and John say, “No, no, Abby. That’s done with.” So we know he has committed adultery against his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, with Abigail Williams and that gives us a bad image of John sinning and commiting adultery with Abigail and doesn’t really respect his wife. In Act 2, we see a trait of John Proctor which is not being loyal to his own wife, Elizabeth Proctor. He doesn't like the food that Elizabeth made and we see that their relationship stays faded through a conversation that demonstrates that Elizabeth doesn't trust John anymore.
Many people do not find his act of self-sacrifice believable, but Proctor’s final actions show that he is sincerely a good man despite his past. Proctor regrets his stunt of adultery, and he has a change of heart with his wife. These are both signs of goodness in Proctor’s heart. Proctor’s first sign of goodness is his regret of his act of adultery with Abigail Williams. Proctor first shows remorse when he speaks with Abigail Williams.
Abigail answered to the question, with “Tituba, Tituba…” blaming Tituba for being the one that called the devil, but really she was telling Tituba and wanted her to (Miller,1152).When John Proctor saw Abigail for the first time, since after their affair she had gone up to him and was convincing him that he loved her and he still loves her, which is not true anymore, but she cannot accept it. After hearing what she had exclaimed he responded and said that she does not know what she is talking about and that what she is stating is, “a wild thing,” to be saying (Miller,1139).
As a child, he is taught to treat all other races as though they are beneath him, resulting in his expectation of being called master or mister by those around him on the slave farm. When he grows up, Rufus takes on the role of a slave owner and becomes unusually cruel to the one he claims to love. As a slave owner, he abuses the power to keep Alice in place and establishes a master-and-slave relationship, and destroys the childhood he had with her. When Rufus realizes that this is not enough to set her as a slave, he turns into his old man and resorts to threatening and manipulating her to control her. Their relationship goes from innocent childhood friends to master and slave just because of Rufus and his selfish
Abigail is a prime example on how love can get out of hand very quickly. Abigail is so caught up in John Proctor to the point she tries to ruin his life because he will not take her back. John Proctor acknowledges their time together but assures her it will not happen again. This theme can also be a tribute to teen culture not knowing the difference between love and lust. It seems Abigail does not love John per say, but instead lusts him.
Not long after that, she helped free her parents, setting them in Auburn, New York. In the year 1858 she met the abolitionist John Brown, who had said she had been one of the best people he met. Not only did she save about 300 slaves, but she also guided the Combahee River Raid liberating over 700 people. Since the Civil War started she served there as a nurse, cook, scout, and even a spy for the Union Army. This wasn’t it she also was the first woman to lead an armed army.
Linda Brent sought to escape Dr. Flint’s increasing threat and inevitable sexual abuse by having an extra-marital affair with his neighbour Mr. Sands. In comparison to Dr. Flint, Mr. Sands seemed to genuinely care for Linda, even helping and protecting her from Dr. Flint. Linda believed that being sexually involved with another man would deter Dr. Flint from pursuing her; however, this only worsened her situation -- Dr. Flint threatened to keep her as her slave forever, and Brent had two children with Mr. Sands. The greatest difference between the speakers of these two narratives is that one is a mother and the other is not; however, mother or not, they both understand the extremely terrible consequences of raising children as an enslaved
Dubose’s camellias on purpose. Even though this may seem reckless and out of resentment, it really was to support his father and his views after Mrs. Dubose made fun of Atticus in front of Jem: “Not only a Finch waiting tables but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers!” (Lee 135) This quote causes Jem’s fit of wrath and also gets him in trouble with his father and results in him having to read to Mrs. Dubose as punishment. Ironically, however, Atticus tells Jem that regardless of what Mrs. Dubose said about him that she was the bravest woman he knew: “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee
People have their equal right, and should not be ranked depending on their skin color or gender. However, as “The American Story” states “The masters of these agrarian communities sought to ensure their personal safety and the profitability of their enterprises by using physical and psychological means to make slaves docile and obedient” (page 352), because of the greed of wealth and safety, some people discarded their basic humanity and discipline and made excuses to justify their cruelty, so the slavery became like a tumor growing in the human society rapidly. With physical and psychological abuse, this “tumor” tortured every struggling people from day to night. As the insight of a dark history, Frederick Douglass’s “Narrative of the Life
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, where the fight for equality is strong. For Charles Baker “Dill” Harris, a seven year old boy, the events in this small town will change his view of the world. Although he is originally from Meridian, Mississippi, he spends his summers in Maycomb, with his Aunt Rachel. This summer is a very special one as Dill meets Scout and Jem Finch, soon finding long lasting friendship and finding another reason to want to be in Maycomb. At a young age Dill didn’t know his biological father just how scout didn 't know her mother.