As the main character, Scout, gets older she starts to lose her innocence and gain empathy, but she doesn’t quite get the concept. So her father helps her out by telling her, “‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-’” (Lee 39). In this quote Atticus is explaining to Scout how empathy works and how it is an important life skill to have. This helps Scout grow out of her innocence. Connecting to the theme, Atticus is trying to improve Scout’s quality of life by helping her understand empathy.
She married the wrong man” (Roy 38). This society's inability to forgive Ammu for her one error leads her to believe life ceased. Ammu wishes to restart in order to feel satisfied when in reality her family needs to renew their static ideology. Life is meant to give multiple chances because people learn from mistakes and improve their future choices. Ammu has no room to experiment and realize right from wrong, or in other words, live.
One motive could be that she wants to achieve success by living an efficient and mediocre life. Mother does not seem like the type to want to be wealthy, but to have simple things like water, food, clothes, and shelter. The Baldridge family is struggling in life and mother cannot cope with knowing how she is living. It was a breaking point for mother especially when she saw her children look at only pepper and coffee beans on the kitchen table. Another motive of mother is wanting to determine her destiny in life by thinking of new possibilities that could occur in her life in the near future.
Her pathetic ploys and acts of deviance cause harm to the family throughout the story and it ends up coming back to her in the end. Many of the characters in the story think of themselves as good people based on moral codes that they stand by. The Grandmother identifies herself as having the best values. The story is noted for its religious aspects, in particular O 'Connor 's penchant for depicting salvation through a shocking, often violent experience undergone by characters who are spiritually or physically grotesque. In the first half of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” O’Connor portrays two modern
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.
Ethan and Zeena married because of loneliness, so the love is not that strong between them. Ethan is stuck between eloping with a woman he loves but he shouldn’t be with and being a good husband to the wife he already has. His wife Zeena is sickly and sometimes uses that to her advantage in her marriage. Mattie knows that she shouldn’t be Ethan. All these different problems within these characters are realistic situations
Although John Proctor had an affair with Abigail, he still cares for Elizabeth deeply, As a result, Proctor choice to reveal the truth of his affair in order to save his marriage and his loyalty. In act I Proctor states ” I am only wondering how I may prove what she told me…. Elizabeth: If the girls a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove shes fraud, and the town went so silly, she told it to me in a room alone----- I have no proof for it ….. Elizabeth: You were alone with her…… Proctor: for a moment alone, aye. (page 51 ) . Proctor reveals his faults to his wife who he truly respects despite the fact that he had failed the woman he loves but, because of his affair he wants to be trusted, he realized that he is losing respect towards himself due to his
So, it 'makes sense' to say that if you force intimacy time you'll fix your marriage, right? But marriage isn't backwards compatible like that... It doesn't work because these logical solutions are NOT going to work when there is no feelings of attraction or emotional fondness behind them. So even if you're going through the motions correctly, there is no guarantee that you will actually fix your marriage. In fact, if anything you're almost guaranteed to make it worse, because you'll remind your wife how bad things have to be that she can't feel ANYTHING even when you're apparently trying so hard.
In O'Connors, A Good Man is Hard to Find the main protagonist is a grandmother, which she intentionally leaves nameless, that forms the focal point of a story who has, through the stories sum, been battling with her conscious and subconscious minds the second of which is consumed by a nostalgic aching for an imagined, perhaps bent reality of the past. This nostalgic desire, which drives the story, is rooted deep in a yearning to return to a representation of a reality that resonances with her, one in which she is important, one in which she easily fits, one in which she believes is perfect, one which will end the battle between her conscious and subconscious that rages within her. This mental struggle ultimately changes her perception of reality
Are people Truly pure-hearted? Some would say yes, some would say no, today is a no, people are not truly good at heart, and here is why people are not truly good-hearted An example of this would be in the Diary of Anne frank, Anne's father, Mr.Frank, stated she puts him to shame, because when no one else believed she still did, but if you have read the diary of Anne Frank having a positive attitude towards life does not get you through every situation, Anne’s positive attitude got her far, but she eventually had to meet her fate. This ties into the real world, showing that just because you work hard and are always positive doesn't mean you will be fine and that being positive all the time can get you into very serious situations.