The power of belief shapes events into hardline certainties and creates situations where opinions will define the term success. In John Patrick Shanley’s story Doubt: A Parable, Sister Aloysius forms doubts about Father Flynn’s actions and diligently tries to expose Father Flynn based off of negligible evidence. A Catholic school in the Bronx is stuck at the crossroads as a rigid disciplinarian nun and the liberal parish priest share different views pertaining not only to their religion. The principal, Sister Aloysius, accuses Father Flynn of having inappropriate relations with the school’s first black student. She goes on a personal crusade to expunge Father Flynn from St. Nicholas without a fragment of validation expect her moral certitude.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
In Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale, Mrs. Wilson is the classic representation of a novel’s antagonist, especially in regards to how she treats protagonist, Jane Elton. However, it is the parenting, or lack thereof that has the greatest impact on the lives of Elvira and David Wilson, who despite being prohibited from engaging in sinful behavior, do just that. Sedgwick demonstrates that Mrs. Wilson’s salvation may have given her an authority over others, but when she failed to teach her children the ways of the Lord, her responsibility abandonment led to her children’s act of sin. Hiding away in the garret, readers find that Elvira, in act of defiance against her mother’s prohibitions keeps a romantic novel in the dark corners that she reads for “stolen pleasure” despite her mother’s beliefs that her morality will be tainted, that her fantasy of the ideal lover will ruin her chances of finding a proper love in life (40). Jane, being sent by Mrs. Wilson to retrieve the daughter for a conference is asked to lie as Elvira says to the virtuous Ms. Elton, “Why can’t you go down and tell Mother you can’t find me.
So, the mean Anne comes to the outside and the good Anne stays on the inside, and I keep on trying to switch them around and have the good Anne on the outside and the bad Anne on the inside and what I’d like to be… and might be… if only…only…” This was displayed on multiple occasions throughout the play, but a true example of this took place in Act 1 Scene 4. Anne wakes up in the middle of the night from a nightmare about her being taken away by Nazi soldiers. Mrs. Frank goes in to console her; but Anne rejects it. She then asks to see her father (Mr. Frank); which ends up in Anne crying on her father’s shoulder and telling her dad how she feels like a horrible person; but is trying to develop into a good person. In the
Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the actors don’t. In both stories, this tool was used to emphasise the themes and the tragedy itself. In West Side Story, Maria sings to her friends about her new love, without knowing that this new love just killed her brother (Bauch 95). With the audience knowing this information, the scenes leading up to Maria finding out, builds climax and more drama to the scene (Gale). Similarly, in Romeo and Juliet, the audience is aware that Juliet has taken the sleeping potion but Romeo isn’t, and they also know that the letter Romeo receives isn 't the letter the Friar sent to him, rather a fraudulent one.
Kaukab tries to establish contact with the society by cramming a few phrases and proverbs of English, and she practices her lesson before the mirror but fails. On another occasion Kaukab curses England and feels regret for her daughter who proves to be disobedient and has refused to go to Pakistan due to the segregation of males and females. As she says, “Everything’s divided into His and Hers as if anyone needed a reminder of what a great big toilet that country really is”… (Maps: P. 63). Farjana Ferdous in her article Hybridity and Mimicry: states that postcolonial writers present the idea of hybridity as an anti- colonial tool regarding identity, language and culture. In hybridity, ‘the sense of mimicry’ breaks down the strict polarization of imperialism.
Some times we just want to start over again and the song perfectly portrays that. Also it saids “… screams but no one hears a thing” Guy Montag was trying to tell his wife about books but as much as he tried she wouldn 't listen to him like the song. In the story theres a lot of conflict that had happen but like the song saids that after a hurricane theres a rainbow. When all the bad stuff that is happening in his life its like the hurricane and the rainbow can be when he found the hobos that weren 't just hobos. Set fire to the rain by Adele expresses the feelings that Guy Montag could have been feeling.
He is cursing them because of the greed and neglect they have shown him throughout their lives. (May, 1977, Mt, p. 1206, 25. 41-46) Catholicism has had a great influence on Everyman, and the references to the Virgin Mary ‘O Mary, pray to the Maker of all thing Me for to help at my ending’ (Greenblatt, 2012, p. 522, ll 596-597) are not seen in protestant plays. Everyman calls on her to pray on his be-half to arrive safely to heaven. Another indication of a catholic play is death as a person as it is forbidden to portrait the devil according to their belief.
For “it had occurred to Pecola some time ago that is her eyes...were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different”, the colors of her eye were thought to “change” her (Morrison 46). So from this point onwards, Pecola dreams of having blue eyes. She blamed the cause of “ugliness” on not having these blue eyes which ultimately causes all the injustice in her life. Towards the end of the story when Pecola is pregnanted by her father, Cholly, there are a lot of disgusting things being said about her in her neighborhood. She decides to go to the Soaphead Church and plead with Soaphead to give her blue eyes, because clearly that would change this bad part of her life to good.
The movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird combined the characters of Aunt Rachel and Miss Stephanie Crawford, who provided Jem and Scout with horrific rumors about Boo Radley. Additionally, the movie excludes Mrs. Dubose and Jem reading to her every night, which brings forth the themes of courage and forgiveness. Furthermore, the movie omits Dolphus Raymond, who is one of the examples of social injustice and help Jem and Scout understand the prejudice in Maycomb County. Regardless of the differences in each version, both, the movie and novel, portray the essential themes of people being prejudice and stereotyping people based on their race. Both versions follow the storyline of the protagonist and her brother seeing an innocent man being convicted because the jury decided to believe a white man’s lie over a black man’s