It’s all [she’s] left with” (Atwood 294). She is so desperate by this point because failing to stand up to her beliefs has left with no other option. She depended on her friend Moira to fix everything, but since Moira has stopped fighting, they are now both in less than ideal situations. By making her internal beliefs clear and then depicting her conforming to and participating in the society that she so strongly opposed, Atwood demonstrates Offred taking actions that contradict her beliefs because she is afraid to directly defy the society. Consequently, Atwood shows the negative impacts of not protesting when Offred is taken by the van.
Dee 's was not raise like this she learned this new behavior from when she was at college. When Dee insist to push her new attitude toward not getting the quilts and other heirlooms, this angered Mama because she knows that this is all a fake image Dee is filling her head with (Walker). Therefore, her family’s reaction to Dee’s new self was so important because now she is going to persist to continue her new way(Oswalt). Even with her family not accepting Wangero, Dee really was wanted her family to accept
Ultimately, I argue that while Olivia uses her higher social status in order to maintain control of herself and others, Viola resorts to trickery in order to bring about her desires. Thus, there are ways that Viola and Olivia both reserve information about themselves while also remaining authentic to an extent. Aside from mere personality, though, Olivia as well as Viola can be distinguished from other characters in Twelfth Night not just by their genders, but also by their attempts at isolating themselves from society. Olivia, according to Valentine, vows “till seven years’ heat,/ Shall not behold her face at ample view” (1.1.25-26). This is due to her brother’s death.
Although she has to keep this joy private, she tries her best to hide this contentment, Her resistance to her true feelings show how forbidden her emotions are and that society would never accept Louise’s true emotions. Another theme that is present is the theme of freedom. At first, she does not have much freedom at all and throughout the duration of they story she is confined in her home. Her newfound freedom gave her much joy but as she left her room, it was cut much too short due to her untimely death. The Story of an Hour has many structural, stylistic, and literary approaches that make it a very powerful
Gopnik assumes that her imaginary friend is a sign of trauma or a sign of loneliness. He does not take into account of Olivia 's environment or how she sees the world. Outside influences, cultures, values, and personal beliefs may change a person 's perspective due to their ability to be open-minded and take in consideration of others ' situation. Human beings can walk through life with their own perspective without any regards to the outside influences. When Gopnik hears about his daughter having an imaginary friend that is too busy, he believes that New York is the source of the problem.
Even now, though she was over nineteen, she sometimes felt herself in danger of her father 's violence” (Joyce). Eveline is fearful that her father will neglect and feels that she should move on with Frank as he does not express these features of her father 's personality: "Frank was very kind, manly, and open-hearted” (Joyce). She trusts that Frank would take care of her and save her from her life of paralysis. According to "The necropolis of love: James Joyce 's Dubliners", describes what Eveline is trying to search for in life that Frank would offer: "Her trivial and sad life in Dublin can finally be replaced with happiness and love, and the possibility for a felicitous existence with Frank can actually replace her motionless and grey everyday life"(Boysen 161). Eveline is disinterested in living her everyday life of cleaning and taking care of her father.
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.
She does not accept her life at home is sad, even if she has to deal with chaos which she cannot even describe. Her father’s condescending tone enhances Eveline’s need for protection because she cannot do things on her own. She uses a double negative to describe her life as not “a wholly undesirable life” (21), which also shows her ignorance because she does not accept reality. She makes a promise to her mother, when she was a child “to keep the home together as long as she could,” (21) but she cannot do it anymore. Once she meets Frank, she knows, “Frank would save her...
The underlying themes of Oates’s story are: decisions that we make ultimately affect our lives now and later in the future and that arrogance makes one blind to ignorance. Oates conveys these themes through her main character Connie, who tries to obtain her own sense of independence, but at the same time neglects her own immaturity and naivetes which at the end turns to be her downfall when faced in a very much so adult situation. Her interaction with Arnold Friend proves that she is not mature enough to have faced that situation, and so we as the audience are left to wonder what ever happened to her after she was lured from her house. To begin with, humans are capable of absolutely anything, especially that of the deepest and darkest motives; therefore, we can be some of the most dangerous creatures. One key
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.