Oh, I am your little Pearl… Art thou my child, in very truth?...mother half doubted...thou art not my child! Thou art no Pearl of mine!...said the mother… (Hawthorne 89-90). Even though Prynne is playfully stating this question there is this inner question that she is not able to hide after the fact that Pearl is present to constantly make Prynne question herself. “God gave her the child… This child of its father’s guilt and its mother’s shame hath come from the hand of God” (Evans). Though as much as she wants to question Pearl being her daughter, she realize that Pearl is a living reminder of her “sin” she has committed.
[Boston: Wadsworth, 2012] 286-294), Granny is viewed as a manipulative and strong character as she attempts to hide secrets from her family up until even her last moments causing her strained relationship with God. Granny's last moments were spent resenting God because he had not given her longer to bury her secrets and hide a secret affair that would shatter her children's expectations of her; a very conceited thought for a woman lying on her deathbed. Porter reveals Granny Weatherall's secretive and
In "Everyday Use" Walker establishes the symbol as respect for family heritage. The author shows that Dee was being ungrateful and shocked that her mother would give the quilts to Maggie instead of her. "She gasped like a bee had stung her" (64). This simile portrays that Dee has disrespected not only her mother but her heritage. She acts this way because this is the first time she did not get what she wanted.
Hester has a daughter as a result of the affair. She names her daughter Pearl. But then comes Chillingworth which causes some conflict. Hester has come to love Dimmesdale and doesn't know wether to stay with Chillingworth or run away with Dimmesdale and Pearl. Hesters adultery and wearing of the scarlet letter affects Pearl because she is born from sin, she has no father figure, and she is isolated.
The two kids never did anything against their mother, but she holds are grudge that stands firm while she drowns. In an essay, Suzanne Green describes Edna's state of mind at the end of the novel as, "incensed that her husband and children presumed that they could “drag her into the soul's slavery for the rest of her days."". (Green) Green writes that Edna is "incensed" with her children, and quotes that Edna believed the kids were holding her soul as a slave. Edna was doomed to unhappiness from the beginning of her children's lives because of these thoughts. She holds an intense anger for the children and is convinced that they were keeping her in bondage and wasting her life.
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.
She vows to god she will never ask him for anything for her son” (260). This shows us how Lourdes once cared for her son, but now is burdened with him for all of his actions. The point of view shows us how how Enrique once cared for his mother but now his mother is crying because of what Enrique has turned out to be. In conclusion, the POV shows us how different perspectives show us how Enrique ended up because of how he changed. Analyzing how Nazario uses literary devices show us how Enrique has changed throughout the novel.
Katie Nolan, Francie's mother, is consistently filled with dread. She works all the time to support the family and her alcoholic husband. She realizes that she has settled by marrying Johnny Nolan and dreams of a day when he is no longer is in the picture. She wishes her husband dead ''He's worthless, worthless. And God forgive me for ever finding it out'' (Smith 205) and her contempt for life has a direct impact on her relationship with her daughter Francie.
David witnessed the toll his own mother took after his sister’s passing and attempted to spare his wife those feelings. David remembered the patience involved with his sister and attempted to spare his family those hardships. David experienced being second string to his sister’s needs and attempted to spare his son that neglect. Unfortunately, he could not break free from the inevitability of recreating the life he tried to erase. Grief plays an antagonist in this story, attacking each Henry family member as a result of David’s lie.
Old Miss Watson died two months ago, and she was ashamed she ever was going to sell him down the river, and said so; and she set him free in her will” (Twain 289). Twain illustrates the idea of Miss Watson feeling guilty and freed Jim. Even though she is a christian woman who seems to own a slave, it doesn’t make her a bad person but falls into the conformity of society. Twain used satire throughout his whole novel to reveal the truth about society. He criticized the stupidity of humanity.