Beatrice is the main character, in the book Insurgent Series by Veronica Roth, Beatrice was trying to figure out how she was going to confess what she has done. Beatrice is Divergent, she has different traits and emotions compared to other people in the society. She was in Candor, a courtroom where she can let her anger out and no one can judge her for what she has done, especially from the ones she loves. When the attention was pointed to her, she was scared to tell the full story about what was bothering her. Beatrice thought to herself, “Safe places, where confessing that I shot one of my best friends would be easy, where I would not be afraid of the way that Tobias will look at me when he finds out what I did.” This quote shows that people shouldn’t hold secrets in, but to let it out even how bad the secret is.
Silko says “No person, no citizen is free to travel without the scrutiny of the Border Patrol,” (4) as a way to connect with the reader emotionally to the idea of fear and anger towards the Border Patrol agents. Although the sentence itself is counter intuitive of her idea of Border Patrol only target specific groups of people. This sentence shows that all citizens are scrutinized by the Border Patrol, which is a good scare tactic but weakens her claims about the discrimination towards specific groups of people. I think this sentence itself is a great option if her paper was meant to only scare the audience, but her goal is to inform and persuade the audience of the Border Patrol agents unjust behavior but you can not convince people with only anecdotal
In the line mentioned, Christie made it important to create the vicious tone. This is a side of Miss Blacklock that has never been seen before. In the previous chapters, “Letty” does a great job of keeping her composure, but now the audience is seeing the wicked side to her and everything is being pieced together. This part of the chapter is so important because it truly solidifies Christie’s lesson of not always being too trusting in people. The Letitia Blacklock that the reader and characters thought they knew throughout the novel was actually not even Letitia.
People can justify their evil by claiming to protect people from others evil. In The Possibility of Evil, Miss Strangeworth’s idealistic evil keeps the townspeople from being happy. Miss Strangeworth’s idea of a utopian society requires that the townspeople are protected from the “possible evil lurking nearby” (Jackson 226), and she does this by writing dishonest letters to the townspeople believing that “the town where she lived hat to be kept clean and sweet” (Jackson 226). However, this causes the townspeople to be miserable because of Miss Strangeworth’s letters, and although people did not show their disdain for Miss Strangeworth at first, they do when they realize that she was the person
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” written by Shirley Jackson the main protagonist, Miss Adela Strangeworth demonstrates multiple traits of her complex personality through her actions, thoughts and the way she communicates. A couple of these traits that are significant to her character are insensitivity and masquerading. Imagine an insanely insensitive person who does not care how others feel. Miss Stangeworth’s unpleasant letters advocate her observations rather than facts or feelings. In a letter she writes anonymously to the Crane family saying “DIDN’T YOU EVER SEE AN IDIOT CHILD BEFORE?
Judy Blume, the author, compiled stories by censored writers in addition to their experience with censorship to show how badly it is infecting the writing community like a nasty disease that only keeps spreading, spreading, and spreading. A typical situation of how censorship happens is when a parent or staff member takes a glimpse at a page in a book furthermore, sees a sexual innuendo, a blow-by-blow rundown of someone getting their gluteus maximus handed to them, or maybe just a simple cuss word. Then the book gets removed silently off the shelves without anybody knowing; no one to stand up for the book. For the people who do try to stick up for these books, of course, get ridiculed, maybe even expelled due to the dog eat dog world we live in. Judy has experienced censorship herself.
The types of ironies, and the way it is used in Shirley Jackson's short story (mystery), “The Possibility of Evil”, has been used in three different types of ironies. One of my examples is a quote, “Miss Chandler, the librarian, and Linda Stewart's parents would have gone unsuspectingly ahead with their lives, never aware of the possible evil lurking nearby, if Miss Strangeworth had not sent letters to open their eyes (page 216).” This is example of situational irony because Mrs. Strangeworth things that she is trying to stop the evil in the town, but the reality is she is the cause of it. The second example of irony used in the short story is when Mrs. Strangeworth blurts out to Helen Crane quote, “Nonsense. All babies are different. Some
Evil is all around even in good it is just portrayed differently. Through reading the story”The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, it is evident that Miss Strangeworth follows not only a outward social value system, but also an inward social value system. Her belief system may have been a result of a family tradition. She makes it known that she is the only “Strangeworth left in her town” (Jackson 4) and that she has many duties, Furthermore, Miss Strangeworth says that due to her being the only Strangeworth left, it is her duty to do away with the towns evil. Strangeworth tells tourists who stop to view her roses that her grandmother planted them.
Bradbury's novel teaches its readers how too much censorship and control can lead to further damage and the repetition of history’s mistakes through the use of symbolism, imagery, and motif. When Bradbury employs symbolism, certain characters convey hidden meanings which help to further clarify the important themes in the story. As Montag is walking home from work one night, he runs into a young woman, Clarisse. Montag quickly discovers that Clarisse is not the average citizen and that she does not fall into the stereotype created by the censored community. Clarisse is a stark contrast to Montag who does his
The reader could infer that this older lady had no hint of evil in her and was nice to everyone in her community. As the story continues though, the reader finds that Miss Strangeworth would write awful letters to the people in her town. This tells the reader that looks can be deceiving and that even the nicest of people can have darkness inside of them. Then Miss Strangeworth goes to the local post office to send her letters the people she had written them to. But as she walks up to the post office there were multiple people standing there, and when she went to drop off her letter she accidentally dropped one onto the ground.
Society doesn 't talk about the feelings of the registered sex offender because once you are considered such, there isn 't much sympathy for these but there are individuals who views sexual assault differently. For example, including to an anonymous blogger Emily, she expresses herself very openly about her thoughts about sex offenders. She states that she feels much sympathy for sex offenders especially ones who are exposed on social media because she read the comments where people are wishing death upon them. She reads comments where people are wishing that registered sex offender 's commit suicide or be raped in prison. She also reads people threatening to use the sex offender application to target sex offenders.