When Miss Hilly read this book she attempted to come after Minny by getting Aibileen fired. Because of Minny including the chocolate pie and how Miss Hilly ate two slices of it, she not only freed herself but others as well. One day Minny calls Aibileen and tell her that Leroy was fired and when he asked why,. the boss say Mister William Holbrook told him to do it, and that Holbrook told him it’s Leroy nigger the reason, and Leroy tried to come home and kill her. This is the time Minny breaks down and states that she can no longer take this and starts to cry.
On the other hand, the setting had shown a considerable amount of description, which allowed action to be interesting and descriptive. In fact, natural obstacles, such as quicksand were able to implement action in the story, which allowed the reader to visualize each action described. Lastly, the characters were crucial, as they both owned different characteristics. Furthermore, the origin of all conflicts in the plot initially originated from both character’s choices and behavior. Therefore, one could see how the theme of violence and reason over instinct was very important to the understanding of the story, as well as various literary techniques that created an enjoyable plot for the
An important minor character in the first book of Scott Westerfeld’s tetralogy is Croy. This minor character has a vital influence on the book and drives the plot. Croy’s character in Uglies shows great importance, relevance, and purpose. Following Tally’s rough and lengthy journey, she arrives near the Smoke. Approached by the Smokies, Tally is introduced to Croy through a little mishap.
She goes on to elaborate how she always waits for the longest day of the year, but ends up missing it-- a seemingly pointless topic that alludes to the reality of the lives Daisy and Tom lead, one that Nick mirrors in the novel. Not having to work for anything, their life is composed of worthless decisions and accomplishments that lead to nothing. Having their future laid out for them, their lives are filled with hollow attempts to pass the time. However, in their endeavor to occupy themselves, they become ignorant to the consequences of their actions. They consume themselves with a temporary substitute for a purposeless life, blind to the damage they cause, unwilling to change, waiting for a climax that never arrives.
This quotation shows that Malcolm and Donalbain have chosen to flee to England and Ireland respectively because they fear they will be caught in the bloodshed that they anticipate will happen and do not want to die. Malcolm and Donalbain fear for their lives in addition to fearing everyone else because they believe someone wants to kill them. Another character who is primarily driven by fear is Mayella Ewell. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell is willing to imprison Tom Robinson, who she knows is innocent, of raping her due to being afraid of her father. During the trial, this passage in the book shows the conversation between Atticus Finch and Mayella:“He does tollable, ‘cept when—’ ‘Except when?’ Mayella looked at her father, who was sitting with his chair tipped against the railing.
The use of unrealistic elements is where “the most significant transaction of the puppet show ultimately takes place, however, in a parodic scene of discovery in which, as Charles Woods so dryly puts it, “What may be called non-realistic elements are juxtaposed or mingled with realistic elements”” (Lisa Freeman). This transaction illustrates how the use of unrealistic elements can give helpful insight during some of the most difficult scenes for the audience. The writer’s intentions and usage of this element are insightful to the audience, with the intent to clear up any confusion the audience may have experienced while giving detailed insight of other aspects of the characters life, and the emotions they are going through, giving the play a more “real life” feeling and connection between the audience and the characters on
The one pivotal moment that Briony experienced may have negatively affected her life and those around her, however, it was a necessity for her to mature and realize her mistakes. The novel opens with Briony Tallis at 13 years old as she pursues her writing career through her play, The Trials of Arabella. Through the main character of her play she is able to reveal a portion of herself and at the same time foreshadow a major plot of the novel, “My darling one, you are young and lovely, but inexperienced, and though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you” (16). Briony is written to be an obsessive and egocentric character and especially with her active imagination she tends to distort reality and act upon her delusions. When Briony witnesses the shocking exchange between Robbie and Cecilia at the fountain, the pivotal
Often times, readers are solely focused on the characters that make up a story. However, little time is spent trying to understand what motivates the characters of a story or rather what objects they use to fulfil their motives. In The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, usually inanimate objects serve as the foundational means of understanding the fate of the main characters. The central objects that both stories revolve around are brought to life and deemed animate due to their ability to possess some form of power. When these objects are used for their “powers”, the lives of the characters become impacted, thus proving that objects should not be underestimated because they can change the course of human lives.
Instead of being victims of “an irruption of the inadmissible”, they are rather the ones to throw themselves and make an irruption in spheres which should have remained unknown to mankind. In The shadow over Innsmouth , for instance, the main character embarks onto a trip to discover the ancient town of Innsmouth in spite of repeated hints and warnings that he should avoid it as it is a place of “decay and desolation”. He dismisses those warnings which could impress “uninquiring souls” but for him are “merely a fresh incentive”. The main character of Dagon is at first in a passive situation, alone at sea in a small boat after an escape from war enemies. From a certain point in the story, however, leading up to the horrific discovery of an unknown world, he “sets out boldly for an unknown goal”.
The author accomplishes to transform Gilly into a real girl who cares about people; people who became her family and who had unconditional love for her. But at the end she got what she wanted since the early beginning, she shaped her destiny and met her mom and went to live somewhere closer to her. Paterson made the plot of this story in such a particular way so Gilly could change her point of view about the people around her and see that her actions would always bring