For Shirley at least, her endless effort to locate her children is met with the success of finding her daughter (there is no mention of her son, Lionel) and granddaughter. She has ‘come full circle’ and
Her mother is mean and severely strict. Tita, being the youngest child, is pulled into the family tradition of the youngest daughter looking after her mother until death. Even though Mama Elena, Tita’s mother, is terrible mother, the message of what it means to be a mother is shown in the book. In Like Water for Chocolate the author uses Tita, a shotgun, and the kitchen as symbols to show that being a mother doesn’t have to do with having gave birth to a child, but is defined by traits shown by a person. The
He has engaged with another, her name is Abigail Williams. Though Proctor only saw this as a moment of lust, Abigail saw it as more. Elizabeth brings this to Proctor’s attention, by replying to his statement that he blushes for his sin, with “I think she sees another meaning in that blush.” (Act. II.389) His actions have created more than meets the eye. He continues to argue that he has no feelings for the Williams girl yet Elizabeth stumps him with the statement, “There is a promise made in an bed.” (Act II.372) In the beginning of the conversation, Proctor moves to kiss Elizabeth yet she is described to only receive it.
Felice is an independent woman who lives a happy life. “Felice is free, she speaks herself into being, defying the social control that extends even to the geography” (Thomson). Felice does not have a husband, drives her own pickup, and provides immense help for Cleofilas. Cleofilas is fascinated by Felice and finds inspiration through her. The author claims “Everything about this woman, this Felice, amazed Cleofilas….she said she didn’t have a husband.
Milkman does not love Hagar, he is just using her until he finally leaves her causing her to go crazy. This part is almost an exact replica of what happens in part II. In part II, as Milkman learns about his great grandfather Solomon, Milkman learns that Solomon had a wife, Ryna, and when Solomon left her and also his children, she was heartbroken and went
In the book Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag a fireman that burns books, goes through some rough times trying to find happiness in his life. He gets awaken to this idea when he meets a girl named Clarisse who asks him question and makes him question his happiness and love. Then again through all of this thinking he starts to find himself getting curios and starts to take books from houses that need to be burned for having them. Although Montag can be seen as a murder he is justified in killing Beatty, the fireman chief, because Montag is curious and tired of kids not knowing what really happened throughout history, as well as how Beatty treats him throughout the book. In the end Montag killing Beatty was a helpful act for society itself.
In the beginning of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, Joyce Carol Oates describes fifteen year old Connie as being self absorbed and narcissistic. This is based of her belief that her looks are everything. At first connie is a very static character, her attitude does not change and she does not take interest in anything that could change her attitude towards her beliefs. As the story goes on, Connie experiences changes that do change her attitude towards her family, and beliefs. “Connie would raise her eyebrows at these familiar old complaints and look right through her mother, into a shadowy vision of herself as she was right at that moment: she knew she was pretty and that was everything.” Much of who Connie really is surrounded by her physical beauty.
To make his act better he pretends to be a bible salesman, and fakes a fatal heart disease. Of course this makes Hulga’s mom, Mrs. Hopewell, feel sorry for him. Just like the reader she has no idea what is actually coming. Next he wiggles his way in to an invite to dinner from the mother where he sees his chance to attack his second victim. At dinner the act is still on and is getting even better.
She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, First Lady, world traveler, politician, statesperson and world crusader for justice and good will. She was not admired for her beauty and her feminine traits at all. In fact, she was plain, awkward and extremely shy as a child. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others.
Character Analysis of the Protagonist in “Everyday Use” Like an onion, the protagonist (mom) in Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use” has many layers to her character. As a single parent the mom has to solely provide the necessities of life for her kids, being the only emotional support and dealing with daughters whom are both needing their mother’s wisdom. Her daughter Dee/Wangero, an exceptionally beautiful young woman blessed with “her feet …always neat-looking, as if God himself had shaped them with a certain style” (111), is having an identity crisis as well as being used to getting what she wants. These character traits of Dee/Wangero ultimately creates a conflict within the family dynamic. Maggie is the complete opposite of her sister, while Dee/Wangero is beautiful and smart, Maggie is disfigured and simple-minded.
The group of men that entered the room included Bellingham, Wilson, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale. As soon as they entered, they were being rude to Pearl by calling her a demon child. The men ask Hester why she should be allowed to keep Pearl and she responds by saying Pearl teaches her an important lesson about her shame. In order for the men to come to a better conclusion about what to do with Pearl and Hester, they quiz Pearl about religious topics. However, she barely responds and seems to dislike the men.