The story states that Minnie Wright “was kind of like a bird herself. Real sweet and pretty…” (Glaspell 14). Minnie Wright’s personality was suppressed by her husband’s abuse; she no longer sang like she used to in the choir, and she wore dark clothing, which was unlike her old self. The bird-cage represents Mrs. Wright because just as her husband was “rough with it,” he was also rough with her. The bird represents Mrs. Wright as well because her personality was put to an end when she married her husband.
When Edna realizes that Robert loves her, but is too frightened to be with her, she cannot take the pain and sorrow she feels. Edna awakes and realizes that her life is empty. She finds that she’s the one who has been defeated by society and life itself. As Edna goes back to the place where she had begun her awakening, she walks to the beach and sees a bird who is hurt. It states, “A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water” (156).
Lennie was stroking Curley’s Wife’s hair to the point that she became alarmed and panicked and when she did so, Lennie broke her neck by shaking her too hard, he wanted her to stop yelling. He did not mean to kill her and knew he did a horrible thing that would make George mad at him. George had to think about Lennie’s consequences of this, Curley wanted to lynch Lennie but George did not
He now accepts his fate of being lonely and an outcast stuck on this ranch. Once Curley’s wife came into Crooks’ room, all the positive outlook and the dream faded away. She picked out his weakness and forced Crooks to submit to her will. After constantly having everyone put him down because of his race, he no longer believes in himself; his new hope extinguishes easily by her. Also, it barely takes any time for him to back out.
In the story, Mrs. Hale often recalls Minnie Wright as being a joyful girl who loved to sing, much like the songbird. Then they found that the songbird had its neck wrung by who they presumed was John Wright. Mrs. Peters then recalls a similar act of cruelty done to her by a neighborhood boy killing her kitten, she states, “If they hadn’t held me back I would have hurt him.” (679) The cruel act symbolizes how he had treated Minnie throughout the years that they had been married. While the bird was trapped in a cage, it symbolizes how Minnie likely felt trapped in her marriage where the bird’s singing gave her hope and happiness. Therefore, when John killed the bird it killed what remaining hope and happiness Minnie had.
A popular saying, “One lie leads to another”, this saying describes The Crucible sufficiently, the book consists of lies, that lead another and another, eventually by the end of the book families and relationships are torn apart. Loving someone interferes from telling the truth when in a bad situation. At one point of the novel, Elizabeth protects the man she loves even if she knows he cheated on her with Abigail. During the trial she is questioned on behalf of her husband, Proctor, “Danforth, reaches out and holds her face, then: Look at me ! To your own knowledge, has John Proctor ever committed the crime of lechery?
Minnie waited until the mid of night and tied the rope around her husband’s neck and strangled him just like he did to the bird. After years of neglect and emotional abuse, when her husband killed the bird she snapped and wanted him to suffer like the bird. After the crime she didn’t try to hide what she did, she waited her someone to come release her from all the pain she had been
The deceased bird explains the motivation behind Minnie's crime but also describes the way Mr. Wright abused his wife. Like a bird, Mrs. Wright is full of energy but Mr.Wright abused and strangled that energy right out of her. The bird overall symbolizes Minnie. Minnie “was kind of like a bird herself – real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and – fluttery”
The characters lose a part of themselves when they are searching for their true love. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie was arguing with Jodie, while he was dying, about how he never treated her right after being together for 20 years. They revealed many things about themselves during this talk, especially how Jodie was hurt on the inside too. Janie looked at herself and realized this, “The young girl was gone, but handsome woman had taken her place”(108). This quote shows how Janie regained herself after that horrible relationship.
Her sexuality has influenced Walter to the point he can’t get her out of his head and soon after she shows up to his apartment and that is when we see that he is no longer able to resist her. While in his apartment Phyllis portrays herself as the victim and uses that card to create an illusion to Walter of how living with her husband is like an imprisonment and a boring authoritarian marriage. She uses her demented mentality to persuade and guilt Walter to help trick her husband into signing the papers for life insurance. Since he knows all the tricks of his trade, he creates a devious plan as the dominant male to create the perfect accidental murder. Throughout the film we as the viewers are also absorbed by her personality of “good girl” she makes the affair between her and her lover seem “normal” which could easily fool anyone.
The women sensed this and therefore withheld information that would be vital in proving Mrs. Wright’s guilt in the murder of her husband. Had the men truly cared about what the women had found, perhaps the women would have shed light on their findings. The women are the rightful owners of the reader’s sympathy because they had often felt what Mrs. Wright had, the men had wrongfully acted in disrespect, and the women were written off as unhelpful before they ever had a chance to help. Because of the feelings of the women and the actions of the men, this case would grow cold and justice would not be
This ultimately resulted in the loss of friends and houses along with the lost of Tea Cake her third husband which was bitten by a rabid dog and given rabies. Janie’s life changed she spent her money and her time once Tea Cake had gotten sick to the point where he could not even drink water. Situations like this show how a strong marriage is supposed to work because in your loved ones time of need that’s when it is most important to be by their side. Janie never left Tea Cakes side although he attempted to murder her resulting in his death she always remained faithful and a good wife. Janie clearly believes the terms “In Sickness and In Health, Till Death Do Us Part” showing the basis of a strong marriage.