Jackson uses certain word choice to help convey the theme of the story. After Laurie’s first day of kindergarten, he comes back home telling his mother about a boy who got spanked. When his mother asks who it is, Laurie first thinks, then tells that it was Charles who had done it (73). When Jackson writes that Laurie was thinking, he was trying to receive a reaction. Although, when received, it was not positive.
Laurie transgressed the rules of his teacher leading him to a plethora of punishments. This made him quite a nuisance to others, yet Laurie could also be recognized as a very intelligent boy. Laurie hid his disobedience throughout the lies of a fictional boy named Charles and discovered new ways to seek attention from others in antagonizing manner daily. Having a new sibling in the house caused Laurie to feel subordinate. He struggled with the fact that he was no longer the top priority of the household.
Then they act and do things accordingly.” This indicates that women continue seeking what they wish for, even if they don’t get it. Their dreams influence what they do, until there is no difference between reality and dream. In Their Eyes were Watching God, Janie wishes to find real love, as noted from her pear tree ideal. The continuation of her dream, after it is met with failure, is directly visible from her relationships. Under her first two relationships, she lived a oppressed life.
This also shows that George could have had a good life, even a better life if his dream of being able to take care of Lennie did not become a burden upon himself and influenced his life so greatly. Everything that George did or tried to do was always influenced by Lennie’s wellbeing. The
Jeanie was once a friend of the two sisters, until one day she went to the goblins. For Lizzie, she served as a cautionary tale. “She thought of Jeanie in her grave,/Who should have been a bride;/But who for joys brides hope to have” (312-314). Maidens in the Victorian era, as we are reminded were not able to partake in sexual activities prior to being married. When Lizzies thinks of Jeanie being a young bride, she is alluding to not having intercourse on her wedding day.
Being harassed in those relationships, displayed her strength as an individual, mentally and physically. Not runnig away everytime she was beaten showed her mental toughness, including when words were used instead of hitting her flesh. Over the course of this novel she has gained strength as she faces different situations and problems in each relationship, which made this a positive relationship. Janie showed herself to be Independent in thought when wanting to marry tea cake. Being in a relationship with tea cake,
Near the beginning of the story, Laurie describes his first day of kindergarten to his parents during lunch and mentions a kid in his class misbehaving. His parents are curious as to who this kid is, and when they hear about Charles, believe their son’s story. During this scene of the story, the following quote is said. “Laurie thought. ‘It was Charles,’ he said.
All of the struggles and decisions she has had to make. This story begins in the year of 1843 in Vermont. The story of Lyddie is important because it shows you the work they had to do, how long the hours were for such little pay. It just really shows how different the life was back then and how it is now. While there are some reasons why Lyddie should sign the petition, there are more reasons why Lyddie should not sign the petition.
With their relationship, Janie experienced a marriage where she had the right to make her own decisions and express herself. Hurston uses the checkerboard as a symbol to show that marriage is like a game, and like a game, marriage requires both partners to play fair. As Janie’s relationship with Jody progressed through the novel, Jody eventually took more control over Janie’s actions. Although she was the mayor’s wife, Janie’s abilities as an individual were limited due to her role of being a man’s wife. In fact, there were times were Janie “fought back with her tongue… but it didn’t do her any good” as Jody kept on fighting for her “submission” (71).
Little Women, written by Louisa May Alcott, was brilliant and outstanding in the meaning of pure literature. It’s setting was held in a small town during the period of the Civil War, roughly, between the years of 1861 to 1876. Many critiques and the author herself said that Little Women is based on Louisa’s life, and that Jo was based off of herself. While the book carried on with a dull writing and an overall, overused plot, it brought back morals and teachings that I could never forget again. It consisted of fully, well analyzed, and real characters, a well constructed and thought of plot, and the writing, as a whole, was inordinate and thoughtful; but like all literature works, it lacked some qualities and assets.