After reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees, it would be easy to think that the main theme is discrimination or family, but in reality it is actually focused on the toll that mental illness takes on a family. The protagonist of this novel, Lily Owens, has always had a troublesome life. Both her parents, Terrence Owens, also known as T. Ray, and Deborah Fontanel are ridden with illness, sadly caused from each other. Lily also meets a new family in this novel after running away from her cruel father who abuses her. This family is also dealing with mental illness.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is suffering from postpartum depression. The narrator 's husband John, who also happens to be her physician, prescribes the rest cure to help lift his wife of her depressive state and ultimately heal her depression. However, the rest cure does not allow the narrator to experience any mental stimulation. Therefore, to manage her boredom the narrator begins obsessing over the pattern of the yellow wallpaper. After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars.
As I watched in silence when Mr, Heck Tate conversed with Atticus on the front porch of our house, I started to fathom the reasons behind why Mr. Tate wishes to keep this incident concealed. Throughout my life, I always perceived Atticus to be a man of justice, who can understand and assist any man in need. However, during the discussion between them, I observed his personality to be narrow minded and stubborn, which “was quiet and rarely evident, but… as set as the Cunninghams” (366). Furthermore, I noticed “his age was beginning to show, his one sign of inner turmoil” (383). At that instant, I understood Atticus’s reasons for being inflexible.
S could be a possible suspect in the murder of Hae, Adnan loved Hae and he wouldn’t that upset to just go kill her, and Jay kept changing his alibi about what happened. Even Jay is saying that he found Hae’s body in the back of Adnan’s car, Adnan is ultimately innocent because Jay could have took part in the crime somehow and he could be possibly covering something up. What I learned most from this project is that people can’t trust everyone. They can stab them in the back or make up lies but all the lying and false accusations can make people be involved in crimes or tough situations. From what had happened to Adnan, readers can tell that Adnan couldn’t trust Jay because he was telling wrong information the
Miss Adela Strangeworth as suggested by her name is an offbeat character in this story. This movement often includes mystery, Miss Strangeworth writes anonymous letters to people in her own community. Miss Strangeworth doesn’t “concern herself with the facts” in the letters she likes to include more “negotiable stuff of suspicion”. She writes a letter to Mrs. Foster who is having an operation next month, Miss Strangeworth composed this letter with the intention of scaring the women, the letter included phrases such as, “they’re only human… Suppose the knife slipped.” Miss Strangeworth wants to rid her town of “evil lurking nearby”, but she is the bearer of evil in “her town” by writing these letters telling everyone what they’re doing wrong. She brings the evil upon herself by writing these hateful notes, in the
Elizabeth tells them that Proctor never had an affair. Her lying makes Proctor look like an even bigger liar than the court already believes he is. Another example of how Elizabeth is responsible for the death of John Proctor is that Elizabeth knew about how Abigail is the one accusing people of witchcraft and how she is making false accusations yet Elizabeth did nothing to stop her. The whole time Elizabeth and John both knew that the accusations that Abigail was making was false, yet they continue to let it happen until Elizabeth gets accused. They do not care about anyone else getting thrown in jail or killed unless it is one of them.
There is a checklist that police officers must abided by so that suicide and homicide will not become a possibility in these domestic cases. Each case is different however, the measure of prevention is the same. The danger in the Case of Nicole Simpson was not seen as a threat by authorities, if it had then she would have been protected. She made numerous of statements about being abused by her husband O.J. Simpson, there were also statements made to her friends but nothing was done.
Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions. The substantial thing about Hassan was that he remained a truly good and genuine person, even though he had his fair share of hard times. Even years later, after being driven out of the house by Amir and growing up to live his own life, Hassan never thought of holding a grudge against Amir, making him truly admirable. Hassan married a woman named Farzana and they conceived a child together. Hassan named his son ‘Sohrab”, after Amir’s and his favourite book when they were little, highlighting that Amir remained very important to him.
The Necessity of Empathy According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, empathy is the ability to understand or share another’s feelings. When one thinks about empathy they may not care about its importance. However in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the narrator’s father, Atticus, ensured that his children knew and cared about “The Necessity of Empathy.” Even if someone is positive that they understand a person’s situation , there will always be a factor that was forgotten and that the person will not truly understand until they “climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Some of the main characters learned and demonstrated empathy, such as Atticus, Jem, the narrator’s brother, and Scout, the narrator. For instance, when Atticus is given Tom Robinson’s case by the court many of those the family once considered close turned their backs on the. One of these instances was at the jailhouse, after this situation Atticus thanked his children for making “Walter Cunningham stand in” his “shoes for a minute…” This demonstration of empathy could have, and most likely did, save Atticus’ life in the novel.