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
I knew there was something I wanted to ask you if I could have.” Dee knew the answer would be yes before she even asked. “And I want the dasher too,” Dee says. She just came home to visit, and she’s already wanting stuff. It also bothers me how in lines 231-233 Mama says, “Dee moved back just enough so that I couldn’t reach the quilts. They already belonged to her.” I think that’s very disrespectful to her mom, and always getting what she wanted has affected her a lot.
Forty-eight hours they said, and everyone home.” Later she said “ I’m not worried, I’ll let Pete do all the worrying.” She giggled. “I’ll let old Pete do all the worrying. Not me I’m not worried.” (p.90-91) After that Mildred changes the subject to a five-minute romance. In other words they don’t care about what happens to their loved ones because they didn’t really love them in the first place and that they would rather have a ‘family’ that lives on the screen when they have their own family to love and to care for. As a result Montag got irritated and unplugged the TV and the women flipped out just because the ‘family’ got turned
With the narrator and her mother though, it is not that they cannot communicate for serious social backlash will occur, but that the narrator wishes not to communicate directly with her mother, expressing her opinions. She will rather ‘knelt down’ (191) and expose her throat to the bitter winter wind in hopes of catching a cold, then directly telling her mother that she ‘did not want to go’ (190) to the Christmas dance. She is so worried about what others will think of a girl who dislikes going to the dance that not even Lonnie, with whom she made a ‘pact to tell each other everything’ (190), was privy of this knowledge. The pressure to be nothing more than a normal, ‘gay’ (194) teenage girl causes her to dislike conversing with her mother, who, unlike Josephine, is not a fully conformed member of society either, thus a source of embarrassment for the daughter. The narrator wishes for nothing more than a normal family, where her dress shopping can be done at ‘Beale’s store’ (188) like her friends, and her mother will wear ‘corsets or stockings’ (188) around the house.
George takes care of Lennie by making sure he has food in the woods/ “telling him where he needs to go to hide if he gets in trouble (15).”George tells Lennie to to stay away from Curley’s wife. George lets Candy go in on his and Lennie's dream to own their own place and live off of the land. George takes care of Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head
While the groom was permitted to laugh and chat, the bride was required to sit perfectly still, her eyes demurely lowered. I didn’t see her move for four hours.” (38)I think this was when she realizes that she had made a great mistake about entering into the different culture and way of life. When Saira finally comes to her senses she quickly finds her Aunt Amina who chaperoned her and expresses her concern about not wanting to be betrothed to an arrangement. She states that her aunt tells her, “I’m glad you’ve stopped this silly wild goose chase for your roots.”, and immediately goes to her uncle’s wife and demands the marriage be called off because the fiancé made “inappropriate remarks to Saira her niece.” (39) Shah gives you a look into the cultures and ways of life in other countries that are very much different from what you or I am accustomed too. Although it may be the way of culture over there, it is not practiced much in the US.
Rachel never fully connects with any of the Congolese people, and finds it absolutely revolting about the idea that the Chief wants her as a wife. Her religious views are almost nonexistent throughout the novel, so she never comes to terms with if it is something she does or does not believe in. Besides her clinging to American civilization, she has nothing guide her through the darkness, and never even attempts to learn how to. She doesn 't let herself connect to anyone, except for the only other American in the village, Eeben Axelroot. Because of this, she cannot grow and adjust, only remain in the same spot she had when they had first arrived in the Congo.
Another illustration of overcoming adversity is when they think that their grandmother doesn't want them to stay,after their first night of being there, and they overcome that adversity by working hard and doing work in order for their grandmother to let them stay. The final showing of the theme of family in Homecoming is when their grandmother rips up the letter to Cousin Eunice and let them stay. This showed great family because even though they're grandmother couldn't afford them, she still let them
Tom also gives Daisy the image of loving wife and mother that she feels she needs for the public eye, regardless of what happens behind closed doors. All of this leads to Daisy staying with Tom and being the submissive wife character he needs. But then she falls in love with Gatsby again and begins to really experience life. Daisy says “It make me sad because I’ve never seen such- such beautiful shirts before.” (92). Daisy isn’t just crying about shirts she is crying about a way of life she has never experienced with Tom but just within the few hours she’s been with Gatsby.
Chopin, an American feminist of the 20th century, takes a stand against feminism and uses this short story to call attention to this topic. The main character of this short story is named Louise Mallard, a young woman who suffers from heart trouble. The very first thing to happen in the story is that she is informed of her husband 's death from her sister Josephine. Initially Mrs. Mallard was emotional, but over time she reaped freedom and became swept away with joy. The story then takes a turn when she is informed that her husband was not dead, and instead of her being rejoiced of her husband 's return she regrets abandoning her moment of freedom and dies from a heart attack.
And they said that they were going to talk to her parents. I told her parents, but they didn’t believe me they said that they know they 're sweet little Violet and she would NOT do anything like that. So that my parents meet Violet’s parents at their house and I came along. They told my parents that she was a sweet little girl and she would never do anything like that. Then we made up; Then we left right after that and when we got home, I went to bed after.