Edgar’s character towards his wife becomes barbaric because he forces her to have sex with him and emotionally blackmails her until she gives in to his sexual desires. Towards the end of the story Edgar sees the emptiness in his wife’s one good eye and realizes that she has been this way for a long time. But, instead of consoling her, he gets up and leaves her in bed alone. By doing this, it shows the lack of communication between them, and further exemplifies his barbaric character. This mannerism is also demonstrated after Edgar finds his wife’s lover’s letters in their closet.
In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Helen Burns serves as a Christ figure in the novel and her fundamental role is to illustrate and reveal the pivotal Christian belief of forgiveness to Jane. When Jane meets Helen at Lowood school, Jane is amazed and confused at Helen’s ability to tolerate the abuse directed at her by the teachers. Both Helen and Jane struggle at the school however, Helen and Jane endure the mistreatment from the teachers individually. “I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance” (Brontë 6). Jane refuses to conform to the teachers complaints, her free
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
The dust seemed to have brought this on, and it some ways, it causes the quarrels between Paul and Ellen because of the tension it creates. In the end we learn that Ellen runs away, and Paul is quickly awakened from his daydream and soon realizes that his baby is dead and his wife has been driven insane because she has been stuck inside the house for an unbearable amount of
For example, when Silas found the white man’s possessions within his home, he became extremely angry with Sarah, threatening to beat her in multiple ways; one occurrence includes Silas screaming, “Yuh ain comin back in mah house till Ah beat yuh” (Wright, 145) because Sarah had left in order to protect her and the baby. This is a perfect representation on how the black man was very controlling of the black female because he had the power to beat his wife and determined whether or not she would enter back in the house. Silas made Sarah so fearful, she ran away from their home and did not
Othello Portfolio Act 1 Summary Scene One → Roderigo and Iago are arguing about an unknown subject, in which Iago says he is upset about the fact that someone has been named Lieutenant instead of him - Cassio. Iago is the Ancient to Othello, the Moor. Iago wants revenge, so he and Roderigo go to Brabantio’s house and wake him, telling him that his house is being robbed and that his daughter has run off with the Moor. Brabantio doesn’t believe them at first, but he goes to her room to find that she really isn’t there. As he goes to her room to check, Iago leaves because he is supposed to be on the Moor’s side.
The elderly woman claims that spanking a child is for their own good while her daughter does not agree. The climax of the story is when the elderly women claims that she can't reach for her or bend down as she is old and fragile, so she pokes her granddaughter with a stick a couple of times to assist her. When the elder daughter and son in law arrive, her son in law grabs his daughter out and sees bruises that were caused by the poking of the stick by the elderly women. They soon come to realize after a short discussion that this was not the only time the elderly woman disciplined her granddaughter causing physical abuse, as a result of this they both decide it's time for her mother to leave the home. The protagonist in this story which is the elder lady doesn’t change at all.
Despite Sister’s dreams that Carhullan was a sanctuary from oppression, it is, in fact, the invert of the outside world. Similar to the government in the outside world, whom hid Carhullan’s existence for fear of losing what was left of their people, Carhullan also rarely discussed news from the outside world. In fact, one of the commune’s members was born and raised at Carhullan and had never “been exposed to a world of inferiority or cattiness, nor male dominance. She was, in a way, an idealised female” (Hall 109). In other words, this daughter of Carhullan has never experienced male dominance - she has only ever known female dominance.
Another time Tom’s rage is evident is in scene 3. The scene begins with a heated argument between Tom and his mother Amanda, mainly based on Tom’s rage at the fact that his mother had returned his book to the library. The argument leads into Tom insulting his mother by calling her a witch. Then ends when Tom is basically throwing a fit trying to leave the house and throws his coat back in, knocking Laura’s glass menagerie collection and shattering some of the glass! The entire scene depicts Tom’s furious rage aimed at his mother for many reasons that would not cause such an up rise in a regular individual.
On his way to Penelope’s room, Odysseus gets insulted by her maid, Melantho. Penelope’s rebukes Melantho for being rude and because she needs to ask the beggar things about her husband. She asks, “Who are you? Of what people? Where is your town and kindred?” Odysseus says that he is “a man of sorrows”, so he can’t answer these questions.
In the story "Popular Mechanics" the tension and actions in the story let you know what to expect.The author of "Popular Mechanics" made sure to include clues to let the reader know how the story develops. "Popular Mechanics", a story about parents who want custody of their one child. In the beginning of the story the author develops a gloomy theme that reveals a bad situation of divorce and violence because the parents want their one baby. The story also started with a man packing his things that develops into him crying and fighting with the mother of the baby. The constant packing signals the ending of the relationship.
When confronted by Nathan the prophet, David admitted his sin. In punishment, Bathsheba’s child died and David was cursed with the promise of a rebellion from within his own house. David sinned because he got with a married woman, and that did not stop him from wanting to be with her. David was aware that Bathsheba was married and instead of backing up, David led her husband to a path of secure death. Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon.