As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness.
If this poem is read literally, it is incredibly repulsive, as it talks about eating tongues and hearts in a cannibalistic nature.When read figuratively, however, the poem is seemingly understandable and somewhat humorous. The speaker uses a tongue and a heart to characterize her sister’s and brother’s issues with the speaker. The “small bones and gristle” (3) of the tongue indicate a sharp speaker, capable of conceiving sarcastic retorts. This description sounds harsh, and causes the reader to feel uneasy. She goes on to say, "it will probably grow back" (6), indicating that even if her sister’s attitude is resolved for a little while, it will come back.
Irony is also one of the important theme represented in the play. A successful irony is used to make an audience consider what has happened or said to emphasize an idea. Normally when a character is portrayed in an ironic sense, the person can only be saved from previous foolishness by divine intervention. Irony is evident in the words spoken by Madame Pernelle, in Act 1 Scene 1 as she is criticizing Elmire: “Daughter-in-law, please take this well/Behavior such as yours leads straight to hell.” (1.1.27-28). It’s ironic and funny that she considers Elmire’s mild behavior of spending money on fancy clothes sinful yet she praises the man whose actions is corrupt and devious.
Our problems started many years ago due to her constant nagging and belittling nature. In my opinion, she is a perfectionist who goes out of her way to make me look bad in family gatherings. I lost faith in her abilities to offer sound motherly advice since she is very petty and malicious. This is the main reason why I opt out of family gatherings where she is in attendance. In the few instances where I have to attend such meetings, I have to maintain a pretentious appearance of liking her and enjoying her lame jokes.
“There are more. Different pens, different handwriting…” (Anderson 186) There are many different girls who have written how awful Andy is and how he has mistreated them as well. This shows that what Andy did to Melinda wasn’t in any way a mistake or an accident, it was just something he does to girls. While there may be an explanation for his evil behavior, something that impacted him and made him this way, this quote clearly shows that he has a pattern of evil behavior and it 's just who he is. That is why I stated in my thesis statement that people are for the most part inherently good.
I can relate my sister to Alaska. My sister has this sweet side towards some people but then to others she is a witch. She gives them so much attitude and makes them feel uncomfortable. I am like Colonel or Pudge because my sister will treat me nice but then out of nowhere be so mean and rude just like Alaska. You know when she is like this it either is because she is hungry, tired, or didn’t get her way.
They could tell what ‘race’ meant.” (pg.3). This quote shows just how the questions were affecting her. The Norton’s were asking her questions that she had no idea how to answer because she was unsure of what they meant. The questions made her feel uncomfortable and hurt, however, they kept asking Carole about her race. Another example of racism in this short story is how close minded Betty is towards the idea of mixed children in this world.
The loneliness of Anne Frank during the holocaust era has affected her from isolation and loneliness throughout her childhood. Anne Frank’s life affected the whole world and changed everyone’s view of how life was like during one of the world 's worst time in human era. Anne Frank exemplified a major theme in one of John steinbeck 's novel, “Of Mice and Men”, which shows the character 's weakness but also shows their greatest achievements during America’s worst economic disasters. This book shows readers that Candy, Crooks, Curley, George and Lennie all have dreams but also show isolation from themselves and each other. There is one character who shows this theme, Candy.
Bad Moms is written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote the hilarious Hangover and The Change-Up. The title of the movie may lead a viewer to look for the same plot as “Bad” Santa or “Bad” Teacher, which were both about truly terrible people; however, Bad Moms flips that approach somewhat by concentrating on three good-hearted women who choose to stop worrying about being so in control and caring what all the other moms think. Mila Kunis plays Amy, a stereotypically tense working mom of two who juggles a demanding job, her kids’ extracurricular activities and her adolescent husband who doesn’t help around the house or with the kids. In addition, it is identified at the beginning of the movie that her immature husband has
A fairytale one. Her video had good intentions to reach out to those feeling less than perfect and is generally a moving piece thanks to its use of pathos, but it has one flaw: It lacks the inclusiveness and realness she likely aimed towards. From an objective standpoint, the plot works well, telling a recognizable underdog-to-winner story from start to finish while keeping the audience interested. The opening sex scene is graphic enough to raise eyebrows, but it is the look of discomfort from the woman when the couple finished that raises questions. Now
Perspectives Based on the perceptives on Flannery O’Connor personality she is described to be a loner. O’Connor has a different way of think from other authors because of her “sly humor, her disdain for mediocrity, and her often merciless attacks on affection and triviality.” (Gordon) She wrote her works to fit a new style a dark humor with Southern Gothic theme. O’Connor shows how grotesque the world is and how it needs a light to help change the world. Her works of irony is her main contribution to the world. O’Connor’s first published story The Geranium made her famous because of her literary irony.
She states in the chapter “Why, how very black and cross you look! and how-how funny and grim!” Catherine really takes into notice the way Heathcliff has changed in the amount of time that she has been gone and starts to point out is flaws in a distinct manner. This scene adds a highlight to the chapter in the way that Catherine is noticing the way Heathcliff looks and believes it is okay to talk about him in that manner. She sees absolutely nothing wrong in the way that she is regarding his looks and it takes a toll on him in the way he reacts to her remarks. Heathcliff is tense and is directed by Hindley to greet Catherine after what she has spoken about him in a way that she believes to not have been harsh.