Sister James is worried about his odd behaviors and she states: “He look frightened and … he put his head on the desk in the most peculiar way. And one other thing. I think there was alcohol on his breath” (Shanley 22). From this, the idea of Donald being raped is born, yet it was created with no distinct evidence. Secondly, Sister Aloysius even announces that she has no evidence.
In the first novel The Glass Castle, the father, Rex Walls is the one who creates the drama in his family. He is a negative influence for the children and his actions are unacceptable and because of his action are what creates the drama. For exam-ple at one point in the novel Rex tries to run Rose over with his car while she is pregnant and his kids witness everything, Jeanette states, “We shot forward toward Mom, who screamed and jumped out of the way. Dad turned around and went for her again” (Walls 43). Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting.
Contrary to Boo, Celia is colour blind to racism and naive. She views Minnie as a friend and overlooks the racism. Additionally, she does not understand social cues that is hinted when no women answer her calls, whereas Boo accepts the fact that no one will accept him and “wants to say inside”. Whilst Lee suggests that those who do not follow societal expectations are misjudged, Taylor condemns that those who have a different reality are mainly
Given this, being kind and compassionate is not her strong suit. During Tom Robinson’s trial, Atticus keeps on being polite to Mayella. Annoyed, she said to the judge: “[As long] as he keeps on [calling] me ma'am and [saying] Miss Mayella. I don’t [have to] take his sass, I [am not] called upon to take it.” (Pg. 182) Her innocence was taken from her, leaving her to neglect and poverty.
Asked Atticus, startled. ‘Long’s you keep on makin’ fun o’ me.’Judge Taylor said, “Mr finch is not making fun of you. What's the matter with you?”“DBQ Is Mayella Powerful?” Il, Evanston, 2013.Mayella looked from under her eyelids at Atticus, but she said to the judge: ‘Long’s he keeps callin’ me ma’am and sayin’ Miss Mayella.” This claim shows that women were treated with respect, except for the fact that Mayella really didn’t realize it. She also did not realize this because they looked at her class which showed her that she did not get much respect so Atticus gave respect which not many people gave her
But at the end of the novel, we see that he is a kind man that has been shut up his entire life and doesn’t like being in the spotlight (both literally and metaphorically). Furthermore, many people in Maycomb are extremely classist and believe that anyone that is below them shouldn’t be seen with the common folk. Aunt Alexandra is a character that shows this; “She had said Indeed Not, but this time she would give her reasons: ‘But I want to play with Walter, Aunty, why can’t I?’ She took off her glasses and stared at me. ‘I’ll tell you why,’ she said. ‘Because—he—is¬—trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
He states earlier in the text that she was skeptical the first few times and he even, quotes the young girl in the story “what’s your name, old man, whose house is it, why do you want me to see it?” The choice to release this quote gives the audience more reason to be suspsious seeing how it is clear the young girl was unsure where she was and this creepy man she is with. His revelation of these questions of the child seems to make him appear weaker because he is openly showing her questioning his authority. However, although he appeared inconsistent and she was skeptical about him he still had enough power and patriarchal control to lure the girl
Daisy has suspicions of her husband’s infidelity but has not been told by Tom that she is being betrayed. “Tom had frequently been unfaithful to her, the first time within the first three months of their marriage” (Parr). “Wilson tells Tom that he suspects “something funny” about his wife, and Tom realizes that Wilson has caught on that his wife is having an affair, although he does not know the affair is with Tom” (Lathbury 7). Tom not only strains his own marriage by being unfaithful to his wife, but he puts a large strain on the Wilson’s marriage. His deceitfulness causes tension and distance between George and Myrtle
The overall theme of Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Ortiz Cofer is to always treat others with respect. If you don’t show respect towards others, you won’t have respect for yourself. In the story, Connie is very disrespectful towards her grandmother. In the text it states, “I try to walk far behind them in public so that no one will think we’re together,” (Cofer 4). This quote shows how Connie is embarrassed to be seen with her grandmother, and has little respect for her grandmother’s feelings.