In “Choices” by Susan Kerslake and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the authors suggest that a person can change based solely on their needs, and question their ability to stay loyal or betray. In “Choices” and “The Veldt” the comparison in what led to the betrayals is very similar, along with who betrayed the characters. In “Choices” Peggy, the main character, has a decision to make, and she ends up making one that is not in her best interest. Perhaps the wrong decision was made because “[She] only [has] a little while to make up her mind.” Similarly, in “The Veldt” the parents of George and Lydia, decided to raise their kids to grow up in a modern and technology based home because “Nothing is to good for [their] children.” Although Peggy and the parents were just thinking about the happiness of their loved ones, they did not think about how they would be affected by their decisions. Similarly, betrayal was caused to the characters because of decisions they had made beforehand and in a way those decisions led to betrayal.
The Importance of Discovering One’s Identity in “Divergent” In Neil Burger’s Divergent, the main character Beatrice Prior played by Shailene Woodley, states (referring to the factions of her society), “Everyone knows where they belong except for me.” This statement shows that she is uncertain of her future and is filled with negative emotions such as confusion and frustration in the beginning of the movie. However, she perseveres to unearth her true identity despite the many challenges. This clearly informs the audience that the movie will revolve around the importance of Beatrice’s discovery of her true identity. Frustration set in when Beatrice could not figure out who she truly was in the beginning of the movie. Beatrice thinks she does
At this point she will need to learn to adapt to the real world and reality. Alyss’ stubbornness creates tension and aggravation: “I’m sure you’ve had to face things that no young girl should ever have to face,” he said. “but you cannot hide in fantasy Alice. Accept what has happened to
The passage from the short story named “EPICAC” by Kurt Vonnegut identifies a computer program named EPICAC who fell in love with a woman and left a gift for the protagonist but ultimately dies in the end. This shows a representation of anthropomorphous through the machine’s dialogue and the protagonist’s narrative. The author is able to humanize the machine by making EPICAC expressing feelings and conduct actions that normal machines cannot do. EPICAC expresses very bold emotions that only living things could do. “I want to be made out of protoplasm… so Pat will love me” shows his desire to deny fate and become something impossible.
In the text, the girl does not discuss how she feels about the operation and avoids receiving any help to her situation This can be seen when the girl says "But I don't care about me. And I'll do it and then everything will be fine" (Hemingway 3). This verse shows readers how the man has pushed the girl in such a way, where she is forcing herself to go through the operation and hating herself for it. She could have avoided it all through communication with the man, instead she conceals her feelings and assumes everything will be "fine".This point is clear because the girl has concealed her emotions on the topic of abortion and it has led her to commit in something she obviously does not want to undergo and it has made her lose her sense of self worth. By saying she doesn't care for herself and assuring everything will be fine, it is obvious that the girl has a fear of abandonment.
She allows tiny slips of memories from her past, and the past culture. As well as notices that rather this new and better government shooting civilization forwards just rewinded them back into time and fixed up some loose ends. Offred is searching for her own truth, dealing with her husband Luke and daughter. “The bitch, not to tell me, bring me news, any news at all”(Atwood 237). Offred is thinking this after Serena Joy has told her she may give Offred a picture of her child.
Influences of Aunt Alexandra and Atticus Finch The main characters in the novel responsible for Scout’s construction/ development would be her Aunt Alexandra and her father Atticus Finch. The Aunt, who tires to manipulate Scout into becoming the conventional lady that society has laid out in front of us; where as Atticus encourages Scout to continuing being who she is. Through out the novel there is a huge focus on Scout 's clothing as it is an important ingredient for her to develop her female sense of self. However her aunt’s pushiness in what she should be wearing, makes Scout hate the idea of being a female even more, as her aunt wishes to mold her into stereotypical southern lady. “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
In the end all the methods used to protect women only reinforced the discrimination, and Handmaids are depicted as baby machines. All this class struggle leads to one answer, in this society freedom is all about what you are forced to achieve to serve the nation. Individuals do not settle their objectives, but the government that force them to accomplish them because they are morally correct. Women are expected to do their job, their “uses”, since it is for the wealth of the
Dickenson senses grief as darkness, but also an emotion that will fade away soon. In the first line of the poem “As imperceptibly as grief” (1). Dickinson uses similes. She compares imperceptibly with grief. The word imperceptibly as defined in Webster’s Dictionary is “not noticeable by the senses or by the mind : very small or gradual.” This suggests that grief is not essential in life and people always forget about grief.
In the story it says,”Becoming as useless as pigeons, virtually impossible to provoke to violence( pg25)”. This quote is comparing the people after the silence to useless pigeons with the word as. The final use of figurative language in the story is personification. In the text it says,” When the roads fell silent and pleased when the elevators stopped crying out of their cables, but by the time the cell phones and the pagers ceased to chirp, we were faced with a problem of diminishing returns(pg27)”. This is an example of personification because elevators can become silent unless it spoke, and pagers can't chirp.