Sister Helen and Matthew correspond through letters before she finally goes to visit him in prison. From the very beginning, Sister Helen is gracious towards Matthew. Asking questions about his life, Sister Helen treats him in a way that establishes kindness. One way in which she demonstrates grace is by attempting to lessen his sentence. Filing a motion for an appeal, getting him a lawyer, convincing his mother to testify for him are just a few of the generous deeds that Sister Helen does for Matthew.
As Dimmesdale speaks, “if the auditor listened intently, and for the purpose, he could detect the same cry of pain.” Although his physical appearance has gotten tremendously better overnight, his inner turmoil is still continuing. This can be understood as the minister being “dead on the inside. If you look into this, it shows that he is still struggling with his sin. His audience still does not know that he shares the same scarlet letter as Hester. This is why his message gives him “his most appropriate power.” The irony in this, is how the only person that can interpret his sermon, is Hester herself, because they both share the same sin.
In the beginning, her whole family who already struggle to properly communicate with each other, find Helen very uncontrollable. She is very aggressive and tries to talk, but when she can 't, she begins to scream, hit, and throw tantrums, until her mother gives her a piece of candy to make her be quiet. Her parents are doubtful about Helen ever receiving any help. Her father becomes increasingly suspicious when Ms. Sullivan comes to teach Helen, as she was a student at a school for the visually impaired. Ms. Sullivan is much less coddling than Helen 's parents right off the bat.
The Victorian Age was the height of the British Empire. They had a strong middle class who had very high standards. In Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the life of Victorian society is determined. In the novella, Stevenson was trying to identify how the people of Victorian society dealt with living dual lives and struggled with addiction. During Victorian society, the high class individuals led dual lives.
Moreover, Mrs. Welch was a teacher who would understand if you had a particularly bad day, and she would always listen if you needed help outside of the classroom or the school day. One specific event I remember was that she always wanted the students in her class to get along with each other and to not argue over meaningless things. Therefore, if there was any kind of third grade “drama” in our class, she would figure out what the underlying problem was and teach us how to fix it without hurting anybody’s feelings. I find myself able to recall several instances in which she would pull a group of kids out into the hallway to settle a dispute between them that was almost always frivolous, considering we were in third grade. That was another characteristic of hers that simply stuck out to me.
Miss Temple is the kind and sweet teacher at Lowood School, who plays an important role in the emotional development of Jane Eyre. She is described by Helen as being good and very clever, and "above the rest, because she knows far more than they do" (Brontë, 75). This description is very important because it has been said by Helen, who is extremely mature for a girl her age. One of Miss Temple 's most noted qualities is her ability to make veryone around her respect her, "considerable organ of veneration, for I yet retain the sense of admiring awe with which my eyes traced her steps" (Brontë, 69). From the begining, during their first encounter Jane is impressed by everything about her.
In the short story "Babysitting Helen" when Helen was acting weirdly and when she kept repeating when ever the rabbit commercial came on, it made me wonder why she was repeating her self and I didn’t really understand why she did. But now I understand because of my research on dementia and Alzheimer's and that Helen behaves like that because the disease that Helen has affects her behavior. According to my research note it says that the effects of the disease is that it affects their memory, they way they act, how they feel and their thinking abilities. (Research Note 1). My research on dementia has enhanced my understanding on how and why Helen behaves the way she behaves because of the disease she has.
51 Moreover, though Victorian gothic were still maintaining the elements of supernaturalism and fancy , there is a new special focus on realism . For instance, Dickens’s novels added supernatural elements to social criticism; in Great Expectations(1860), Dickens associates the characters of miss Havisham and Magwitch to ghost-like appearance though they are not. Such adaptation can be seen in charlotte and Emily Brontë as well .52 In addition to the setting, many gothic conventions take a new form in the Victorian age. For instance, the theme of the imprisonment, especially of women, both psychologically and physically, reflects the women’s internal state in the Victorian age. The Victorian age is characterized by gender inequality.
Dimmesdale stood aside watching idly by as he saw the torment that was placed upon Hester, He finally took a stand and helped her in his last preach. Dimmesdale only helped her due to the fact he felt guilty she was being tyrannized while people still praised him. He would unlikely do the same to any other