INTRODUCTION The novel Song of Solomon is fascinatingly Morrison’s only novel with a male protagonist, Milkman Dead. Milkman Dead journeys to find his heritage, which he searches is quite rich. His struggle entails a process of self-discovery Tar Baby has its protagonist Jadine Child, a black woman, lost in the cultural confusion resulting from Europeanization and who ultimately fails to find any solace even in her relationship with son, an African. Beloved reveals the continuous searing, emotional conflict in the psyche of its Protagonist, Sethe, and a representative of the holocaust of black slavery. Not only has her body been violated, but her Memories have been treated as saleable goods by the people.
I will lie with the one I love and loved by him – and outrage sacred to the gods. I have longer to please the dead than please the living her: in the kingdom down below I’ll lie forever” (63). Antigone articulates that although it is against Creon’s orders, Polycines was their brother and he had asked her and Ismene to bury him, if it was every necessary. Therefore she chose her family over the state and committed the felony. This act allowed for Antigone to gain personal justice for herself by risking her life in order to honor her dead brother’s wishes.
“The one in the grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave. This is your crime.” (scene 5 lines 80-83). Tragically, Creon did not change his mind until it was too late. Finally, he realized, “the laws of the gods are mighty, and a man must serve them to the last day of his life!” He intended to free Antigone, but in the vault, Antigone committed suicide and Haimon followed. When Creon’s wife heard her son was dead, she killed herself as well.
He began to push for the federal government to outlaw lynching, he also supported labor laws, women’s right to vote, and interracial marriage. The Souls of Black Folks, is an essay that examines African American’s quest for identity, or in the words of DuBois “longing to attain self-conscious manhood”. Although the Civil War amendments granted African Americans freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote, the emancipated people were
“The Marquis took from his pocket the letter I had written, showed it me, burnt it in the light of lantern that was held, and extinguished the ashes with his foot… I was brought here, I was brought to my living grave” “and when I was brought to the north tower they found these upon my sleeve. ‘You will leave me then? They can never help me escape in the body, though they may in spirit” (258) (33). Dr. Manette writes the letter in the name of justice and sacrifices many years with his family as well as their safety. He continues to make
She rolled up the legs of her trousers to the knees, crossed the stream, and, for the first time in her life, headed down the hill for Heart” (Hosseini 30). This took great courage to take the actions that Mariam did because typically, people stay with what they know and understand, not taking any chances to lose what they hold dear to themselves. She later finds that her father bluntly lied to her through his chauffeur while she sleeps on the streets. When she goes home, she finds her mother dead. Soon after, she was forced to marry Rasheed, her second act of bravery.
Stanley pleads that he is innocent as the shoes fell from the sky. The judge does not believe him and he is sent away to this correctional camp. His family always seemed to have the worst of luck, but why? Centuries ago in the 1800’s back in a country in Europe, Latvia, one of Stanley’s ancestors makes a deal with an older lady, Madam Zeroni, so he can marry the love of his life Myra Menke. Madam Zeroni gives him a small piglet to carry up the mountain and let it drink from the water while he sings to it.
She considers her race “cursed with the brand of slavery” (Chopin. Par 6), and she is quite glad that her own child will never find out that his mother was black. The slave mindset runs deep in everyone's thoughts that the understanding of how to appropriately distinguish and process their status, their value, and their humanity of blacks and whites. Racism not only operates in the white society against blacks, but among blacks themselves. They have internally made differences that in fact end up damaging white men like Armand
As was expected of the time, plantation owner’s had to broadcast certain opinions about people of color. This derogatory view become a standard for the South and other opinions that differed from this were frowned upon. Kate Chopin, in her story Desiree’s Baby describes a letter about Armand’s race, “’But, above all,’ she wrote, ‘night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery’” (Chopin, 4). Armand was raised white, his father keeping his black mother a secret from the world. We can piece together information to infer that not every person in the South held black people in such a deprecating way.
They halted the use of Antoine’s name, hence any faint memory of familial connections was demolished. She simply had nothing, and that type of agony is undoubtedly a wrong unlike all others. Once again, suffering and wronging result in revenge; this is evidenced by the widow’s quest for vengeance. Because she had suffered, she trained Semillante to attack a dummy in reward for a piece of sausage. One day, the widow released Semillante on Nicolas, and the dog “dug her fangs into his throat and tore it to ribbons.” In other words, Semillante was used to obtain revenge, which is an established result of wrongs.
This ultimately resulted in the loss of friends and houses along with the lost of Tea Cake her third husband which was bitten by a rabid dog and given rabies. Janie’s life changed she spent her money and her time once Tea Cake had gotten sick to the point where he could not even drink water. Situations like this show how a strong marriage is supposed to work because in your loved ones time of need that’s when it is most important to be by their side. Janie never left Tea Cakes side although he attempted to murder her resulting in his death she always remained faithful and a good wife. Janie clearly believes the terms “In Sickness and In Health, Till Death Do Us Part” showing the basis of a strong marriage.