Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
She despises what she’s done, and hates herself for it every day. Her sleepwalking is a form of punishment for her sins. Lady Macbeth’s self-hatred becomes too difficult to live with it and she takes her own life. This is evident when Malcolm says, “By self and violent hands. /Took off her life,” (Macbeth 5.9.
These two lines are very straight forward on her unhappiness with what the gift that the mother left to the speaker. These first two lines also show a large amount of emotion that has not been shown throughout the rest of the poem, because line before only includes colons, semicolons, and periods. The exclamation point used in the second line shows how emotion filled the speaker is. When people are extremely angry and sad they raise their voice to help deal with the anger that they have, and this is exactly what the speaker does. The speaker is angry that the mother died with her courage.
In many parts of the novel she is described as a demon child or elf-child. She is mean, obstinate, and has a fierce temper. Hester says, “She is my torture!”(109) Hester is literally saying that Pearl is not only a blessing but also a curse. Pearl is often evil to everyone even to her mother, but was this Pearls nature, or was it just a reaction of her being isolated and looked down since childhood? The author says, “But Pearl, who was a dauntless child, after frowning, stamping her foot, and shaking her little hand with a variety of threatening gestures, suddenly made a rush at the knot of her enemies, and put them all to flight.”(98-99) Pearl is evil to other kids, she tortures animals, she is a symbol of
Mrs. Dubose is a cranky neighbor who helps Jem see the importance of holding your head high. Mrs. Dubose is very mean and cranky she is so ill that she needs nurse at her home to look out and take care of her, this is why she is always so grumpy and she is addicted to morphine. Morphine is always probably on her mind and gets irritated fast over little things such as a girl not
It was clear in the counseling session that the Mother still blames Precious for her significant other not wanting her and eventually leaving her. The animosity, hatred, and disdain towards Precious was evident, when the Mother dropped the baby, and proceeded to attack Precious in the movie. (Daniels, 2009). The third cue is the depression and or border personality disorders on the part of Precious and the mother. Children who are victims of violence usually exhibit behavioral and emotional problems, such as depression
Her painting pictures a vulnerable Frida lying on a large bed in front of a vast plain which implies her loneliness and feeling of helplessness. There are red ribbons coming from her stomach which symbolize umbilical cords and are attached to a pelvis, a fetus and a flower among other objects which symbolize the loss of her child and her attachment to the unborn life. Having a miscarriage is one of the hardest things any parent can experience, let alone having three terminated pregnancies but Frida Kahlo dealt with her pain as naturally as anyone else would. Frida used her talent to take away or mostly suppress her deepest emotions and hurt. She made many paintings and prints that expressed her painful experience and how alone she felt through the process.
In the passage, taken from To Kill A Mockingbird, there is a mean and angry woman who lives down the street from two young children. Throughout the excerpt Mrs. Dubose was saying horrible things to two kids, Scout and Jem, and sometimes about about their father, Atticus. Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, makes it clear to the readers that Mrs. Dubose is a disrespectful and critical woman. Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose does not like children and always has something critical to say about Scout and Jem, sometimes even Atticus. She shows how critical she can be very early on in the book when she’s yelling at Scout about her clothes and what she should be wearing instead.
As the story progresses she stares at the paper for hours and sees a sub-pattern behind the main pattern, visible only in certain light. She hen sees a desperate woman trying to leave the wallpaper which shows how the women feel trapped. The author uses the yellow wallpaper as a symbol of the oppressive life that many women have today and back then. In conclusion, With oppression women back then and now are being denied their human right to be equal and that should not be the case. Oppression is an unjust treatment and women should not have to go through it.
They were both prisoners in their own life; forbidden to be with the ones they loved. Tita is realizing why her mother was always bitter and pushy; she lost someone that meant so much to her she couldn’t bear anyone else experience the love she couldn’t have. That is when Tita, “really wept for her mother. Not for the castrating mother who had repressed Tita her entire life, but for the person who had lived a frustrating love.” Knowing all