By observing the treatment of gay men in Sickened by Julie Gregory, a reader can gain a deeper understanding of how the protagonist’s mother helps to develop themes during the book. At one point in the story, Julie’s mother, Sandy confronts Julie’s father, Dan in an attempt to talk to him about being a better parent. When he doesn’t want to listen because he’s watching M*A*S*H, she decides to insult him to get his attention by saying, “If you were a man, you fat-assed faggot, you good-for-nothing, lazy-ass, son-of-a--” (Gregory 81). At this point, she is not able to finish her sentence because he bolts out of the chair, grabs her by the neck, and attempts to beat her with a ceramic cat. This scene creates a dramatic showdown between all members
Mr. Hale’s testimony showed how close he was to the family. He was also aware of the strain in the marriage and the feeling of loneliness experienced by Minie Wright. As typical of men’s reactionary approach to problem-solving, he tried to convince Mr.Wright to install a telephone to facilitate communication between Mrs. Wright and her friends and acquaintances. According to him “I am going to see if I can get John Wright to go in with me on a party telephone…. but I thought maybe if I went to the house and talked about it before his wife, though said to Harry I didn’t know as what his wife wanted to make much difference to John” (Glaspell 980).
For example, when her aunt said that she took John out of school “ on account of his delicate health,” but later says that “ he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home.” Syntax is important for the readers to understand because the readers would determine the character's attitude about one another or whenever the character is emphasizing a point . Through Jane’s point of view, Jane focuses on the relationship between her and John. Jane demonstrates to readers how she has suffered through her cousin’s anger and her aunt’s neglect to stop the abuse. Through Jane the reader is shown how even with all the suffering, Jane has her limits, even though she was submissive throughout the passage until the end. Jane’s point of view is important for the readers to know because the readers will understand what is happening to the character.
In Maus, Art Spiegelman tasks himself with sharing the most accurate retelling of his father’s life story as well as that of him and his father. To achieve a most accurate depiction of his father as well as that of him and his father’s relationship throughout the novel, Spiegelman includes the character Mala, but why? While Mala does not seem essential in telling the history of Art’s father, Vladek, she gives insight to who he is in the present. Married to Vladek after the suicide of his first wife, Anja, but having known the him prior to the war and having survived the holocaust, Mala also serves to impress upon to readers of Maus that no matter how stereotypical Vladek’s traits are, the traits are unshared by others of similar religion and background. Further, as Vladek constantly compares her to his first wife, Anja, Mala provides the entry-point for the
The main argument about parenting in Where Did My Little Girl Go?, is that he as a parent has certain duties over his daughter, and that he is the one responsible for protecting her. He states, “…she confers with her several hundred closes girlfriends or my wife, who is also a woman.” Even though she may not confide in him, like she does her friends and her mom, he is still needed to safeguard her future. Satire is meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. The speaker wrote his article in the form of a satire to draw attention to not only teenage boys views of teenage girls, but also the perspective of both parties from a father’s
In the “So Called Iced Cream” by Daniel Barwick and How Not to Get Into College: The Preoccupation with Preparation” by Alfie Kohn people believe extrinsic rewards will bring happiness and reduced stress into their lives, yet they ultimately end up filled with regret, and grief for everything they have sacrificed in the process of reaching their goal. Firstly, in “Enjoying the so called ‘Iced- Cream’” Monty Burns is depressed with his life despite having all the riches money can buy; similarly, in Kohn’s essay, students sacrifice their happiness and well-being in the process of gaining admission into top-tier universities. For instance, the narrator writes, “How could it be that Mr. Bums is unhappy? He has his own Xanadu, a nuclear power
The microwave is the compromise; instead of using an oven, which is much harder to master, Edelman’s father uses the more convenient option. Although the microwave was used after the spouses were separated, it saved Edelman’s family from starving. Compromise comes in strange forms, and Edelman’s past and present families are full of it. Her lament about the lack of a chore chart can easily be solved, and she acknowledges the areas in her marriage that need fixing. Bartels only examines the lack of praise in his relationship without fully discovering what is needed in order to reach a compromise in his
Throughout the book, Krik Krak, juxtaposition is utilized in each of the short stories written which in result create these indecisive characters that in exchange create the overall mood of sympathy. Although, an opposing viewpoint could be that the single mom in “Night Women” didn't have to become a prostitute to support her son, that she could have become a woman of the day time, but being a prostitute must bring in more money for her son and her compared to doing the things that women do during the day. “They ask Krik? we say Krak! Our stories are kept in our hearts” (Sal Scalora).
Parenting is crucial to the development of a child. In the play “Fences”, it is evident that Rose is a more capable parent than Troy. When Lyons, Troy 's oldest son from his previous marriage, comes to visit, he 's immediately greeted with a motherly kiss and is offered supper by Rose. On the other hand, Troy states, “You was in the neighborhood cause it 's my payday.” He believes Lyons only comes around for money and treats him with hostility. Although by blood, Rose and Lyons aren 't related, she shows more affection and understanding towards him than Troy does.
At the end, he helped his employee with a monetary situation. Further, he went to his nephew’s Christmas dinner. Significantly, this novel helps people retrain the meaning of being humble and kind with others. Something that is very important about this novel is that it teaches a lesson of helping others, because you are not going to stay with your money when you die.
A long time resident of Starkfield, the protagonist Ethan Frome shows he is considerate by caring for and helping others. He first shows this trait when he gives up his desire to live in a city to support his ill mother. Though he has a strong wish to leave Starkfield, he respects his duty and cares for his mother. Ethan also shows this attribute to Zeena, by looking after her and contributing to her medicine while she also falls ill. Zeena is again thought of by Ethan when the pickle dish breaks. Ethan, who knows how much the dish means to her, attempts to glue it back together to please her, unsuccessfully.