Europeans depict women as weaklings, so they tend to view them as “disgusting” (Walker 2). Sycorax is a prime example of this set image. The reality that Sycorax is kicked out of her home because she wants to learn, shows that women in that era were shown no respect and they still are not. Caliban utters, “This island’s mine by Sycorax” (i.ii.332), in which represents that his mother was the owner, but shown no respect, Prospero takes over. Comparably, Iram can relate to Sycorax, because according to the article, Iram was treated as a “prisoner” (Walker).
However, Mildred which is Montag’s wife told her to snap out of it and that poems are unpleasant. This shows how Montag tried showing Mrs. Phelps how how having emotions feel. However, Mrs. Phelps was too brainwashed and controlled by the government and decided to ignore her
The customers of the A&P, consisting largely of old housewives and husbands, do not show acceptance of Queenie’s views; they would rather conform to social norms. As such, they avoid her, as if they fear her views will spread like a disease. Never taught to think for themselves, these people would rather avoid such change, and continue living their lives in mindless obedience of the social norm. They are unable to accept Queenie or the other two girls, merely because they are “unique in all aspects of their beings: walking, down the aisles, against the grain, going barefoot and in swimsuits, against the properly attired clientele” (“An Analysis of John Updike’s A&P”). Because the girls,
In the book To Kill a Mocking Jay by Harper Lee, the Ewell and Cunningham families are different in various ways. One difference is the level of respect they have for others. The Ewells have very little, if any respect for others. Burris Ewell is extremely rude to his teacher when she asks him to leave. He just “Laughed rudely” and says “ You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus.
Study hard. Shame is a bad thing, don’t let it keep you down". She refuses to let others put her down and wishes to leave her family and neighbors behind. Sara was in a difficult situation then Esperanza, she refuses to do any of her father’s wishes. Esperanza’s trait makes her different than other woman, it plays a role of her interaction with others.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
The people of Jefferson are so afraid of being isolated from the majority that they refuse to fully incorporate Miss Emily into their community. Miss Emily’s own desire to conform leads her down a dark path, one that includes murdering someone she loves. Ignoring someone else’s problems in order to be seen as respectable ultimately leads to the deterioration of oneself and the community that is pressuring him to
The main theme of The Crucible is vengeance. The people of the town of Salem weren’t united. They were distrusted towards each other and disliked each other. The girls began accusing other people they disliked for dealing with witchcraft during the court trials. For example, even though the
In her case, she is unrealistically evil. First, Madame Defarge lacks sympathy. When Lucie begs for Madame Defarge to show mercy and compassion towards Darnay, Madame Defarge coldly responds, “Is it likely that the trouble of one wife and mother would be much to us now?” (Dickens 249). Madame Defarge completely dismisses Lucie, denoting her utter lack of sensitivity towards anyone associated with her enemies and making it clear that she only feels hatred and animosity towards them. In addition, Madame Defarge harbors intense feelings of vengeance towards the aristocrats, especially the Evrémondes.
Firstly, with regard to Do, the narrator mentions that “she will never my [her] mother”, not “even when my [her] elder brother tries to rape her”, or “even when her wages stop being paid” (Duras 70). The narrator expresses a somewhat implicit, tacit resentment toward Do’s meek submissiveness, which she presumably, understandably from a cultural standpoint, sees as a characteristic or at least expected behavioral trait of females in such a patriarchal setting. Secondly, I could argue that Hélène’s not attending high school due to her being “not capable of it”, which, as Günther states, implies her “suffering from learning difficulties” (90), in addition to her act of “crying” in front of the narrator (Duras 71, 72) paint a similar image of female debilitation and inertia. In furtherance of the latter assumption, Hélène’s last name, Lagonelle, can be construed as symbolic of her passivity and submissiveness, as the the prefix “Lagon” resembles the French word “lagun”, which means “lagoon”, while the suffix “elle” translates in English into the pronoun “she”. The image conjured up by the image of a lake, in conjunction with its being gendered as female, can be seen as signifying Hélène’s exhibition of certain “quintessentially” female attributes, such as a kind of phlegmatic meekness and obedience.
When Scout explains Walter’s situation to her, explaining that the Cunningham’s can’t afford much and never take anything they can’t pay back, and explains that she is embarrassing him, Miss Caroline reacts harshly, tapping Scout’s hand with a ruler and forcing her to stand in a corner. When the Ewell’s case is explained to her, she decides to try and keep Burris in school, however when this backfires, resorts to sending him away again, stating “If you don’t go I’ll call the principal...I’ll have to report this anyway.” This shows her lack of understanding of the townspeople, as she still believes that the principal and herself will be able to keep Burris and the other Ewells in school. It also shows her naivety as a new teacher, as she lacks good knowledge of the local community. This is therefore another representation of how Atticus’ statement can be represented in these chapters, as Miss Caroline does not seem to understand the students, but also makes no effort to try and
I wanted to know. She 's dead, Wangero said. I couldn 't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me. (Walker 318) Although Wangero uses the oppression of her people as a reason to reject her roots. Later on Walker let us see that she really disliked her culture and did not want to feel attached to it.