This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
During their marriage, she struggles to keep pieces of herself alive, the pieces of herself Nathan repressed. Orleanna even admitted that she “encountered her own spirit less and less” (200). Nathan has chipped away at her essence and she accepts that because she won’t leave him or challenge him. When she got the chance to be alone, usually when he went away on revival, once or twice Orleanna found herself “putting on red lipstick to do the housework” (200). She can’t wear red lipstick in front of Nathan because he would find it immodest and would punish her.
She acts in a caring manner to everyone’s face, but when she is alone, she becomes a heartless woman, determined to reveal what she knows. Miss Strangeworth is the one causing the distress in her community, yet she acts oblivious as to what is bothering everyone. She shows her extreme deceitfulness by attempting to ease Helen Crane’s concern about her child by saying “Nonsense… some of them develop… more quickly than others” (Jackson, 1941, p. 167). This is deceitful because she is aware that there is something different about the child and instead of voicing that, she consoles the mother, only to subsequently shatter her in an anonymous letter. Additionally, Miss Strangeworth cleverly utilizes the most common paper and envelops all townspeople use for her letters.
The choices made at the end of each story were made due to characters pride getting the best of them and can be predicted to harm them in the future. After walking away from Miss Moore, Sylvia thinks about the day and claims “ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara 6). Throughout the story, Sylvia has pessimistic thoughts that may affect her future. By not admitting she learned something, it can be inferred that her pride will not allow her to acknowledge the lesson. Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests.
Franny tries to play the role of a good girlfriend listening and paying attention to what her boyfriend Lane has to say, but there bickering at one other cause Franny to argue with Lane on how she hates people that are phoniness and just wants to fade into the background and be a nobody. Throughout the story Franny 's comments on how a person has to act a certain way because of the social standards that are set. She spends her time in the story abiding by the standers and commenting on them causing her to have an emotional breakdown. The Breakdown that she has connects to Shoshana Felman 's What Does a Woman Want? and Franny 's actions connect to Judith Butler 's Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.
The last reason why Hannah is still rejecting her heritage is because she is not accepting the clothes that they wear. There are also many people that believe that Hannah is starting to like her new clothes. For example she never complains about what she is wearing. In all the chapters it doesn’t say one thing about what she is wearing. The truth is that she doesn’t like her knew clothes.
In the book, it states “...she laughed. So I tore the original piece of paper up and threw it away. [After that] Siobhan apologized. This explains that people should always trust a friend because they would not do anything to hurt you and if they do they will try their best to fix it. People should not trust anyone when they are full of rage or full of sadness because chances are they would say something that they wanted to keep a secret and they would most likely regret it.
These unstable relationships stemmed from her parents to friendships, and romances, whereas for at the moment made her feel whole. Susanna is that she does not like to attract attention to herself and rather prefers to be disengaged, unlike her experience at in the ice cream shop, and the wife of the teacher she had an affair with confronted her. At first, Susanna was trying to be polite to keep the attention away, but ultimately with the other girl's help, Susanna created an uncomfortable scene by being loud and creating attention to what was happening. Susanna also expresses emptiness by spontaneity, through the example of when she left with Lisa to go fulfill Lisa’s dream of being Cinderella at Disney world, or when she broke into the music room to play a song to calm Polly down after her episode, knowing that these acts of behavior is strongly prohibited, but still creates some sort of excitement for Susanna. Susanna Kaysen has borderline personality disorder whereas she expresses erratic behaviors and intense shifts in mood that can last only a few hours at a time, she attempted suicide during a time of extreme depression/anger, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and mistreatment.
She learns this from Atticus in a couple of ways. One way is when Atticus tells Scout not to judge Miss Caroline. Scout is very angry with Miss Caroline and thinks she is a mean, prissy person. Scout is told to walk around in Miss Caroline’s skin to see where she is coming from. Even though she doesn’t necessarily understand it, she later learns that she shouldn’t judge people so quickly, and applies it when she meets a new person.
I do not think playing the piano will help you come up with an escape plan, but cleaning the key might give you time to think of one. It also weird that she rebelled against the husband’s word in the first place by going into the chamber not knowing the consequence. Then, she chooses not to rebelled when husband told her to get ready for her death knowing of the consequences. Carter wrote the story making the female protagonist blindly obeying the commands of husband, which I think exaggerates the idea that older stories were written where the female had no power and needed a man to have an identity. At the beginning of the story, the main character was piano girl, and that is basically all we knew about her.