The knowledge they have of what could happen to them terrifies them so they are silenced. Silencing the Linguist women from speaking their minds devalues their personal thoughts and experiences. They have no power to express themselves or to try to change things. This drives the Linguist women to create their own language, Láadan. When Nazareth gets in trouble for confessing love to an outside Linguist, her husband and father go on and on about how stupid she is, she screams “AND WHY DO YOU GO ON TALKING THEN?
The woman in this town were rude to there maids except a few. For example a woman named Skeeter wanted things to change for the maids of Jackson. She wanted to write a book about what it is like for maids to work for white families and went to get help from Aibileen. With this came trouble for Aibileen and all her friends who
Hilly does not give loans to those “who are well and able” is what her excuse was for refusing to give $75 to her new maid. The maid is desperate to obtain the money for her two sons and when she finds a ring whilst vacuuming, she takes this opportunity to pawn it. Hilly finds out and without any palpable evidence or trial, the new maid is immediately arrested. After the ordeal, Hilly says that she always knew she was a thief. Hilly plays a big role in the group of white women who exercises her white supremacy by threatening to get some of the maids arrested as it was shown how quickly Yule was convicted even if the evidence was not solid.
Hilly cleared her throat and finally Aibileen lowered her head. ‘Thank you ma 'am.’ she whispered.” This blatant and public harassment by Hilly is humiliating for Aibileen. She is being forced to thank someone who has made her life incredibly difficult and routinely bashes her and her entire race for a bathroom that was built solely so that Aibileen wouldn’t spread her “diseases” to the other white people in
But Nurse Ratched doesn’t care and just leaves the room angry at them for trying to rebel. “ ‘The meeting was closed,’ she says. Her smile is still there, but the back of her neck as she walks out of the day room and into the Nurses’ Station, is red and swelling like she’ll blow apart any second” (page 142) She knew that they had won the vote but was outraged on the fact that McMurphy was disrupting her perfect system. The other side of the male stories is the doctor, he is in charge of the nurses, but is not always there to keep everything in line, without him Nurse Ratched take advantage over the
In the novel “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor, Cassie learns how hard it is to live in a world run by white people, trying to survive and grow up in an unjust world as an African American. For example, as Cassie was walking down the sidewalk in the town of Strawberry, she accidentally runs into a white girl and apologizes which just isn 't enough: “That 's not enough. Get down in the road so you don 't bump into decent white people with your little nasty self” (Taylor 113). This awakens Cassie 's mind with how controlling white people are when they would like something done and how cruel a world can be even to a child. Even with someone the same age as Cassie,Lillian Jean seems to a bigger place in society and is given more
Reveal through dialogue- There is a meeting for all handmaids, where she runs into a girl she knew. The meeting ends up beinging about how a guy rapped a handmaids and she lost the baby, who the girl knew. As soon as the whistle is blown all the handmaids can do as they please to this guy, once it’s blown again they will stop. Argue- She doesn’t want to live this life anymore, but is willing to make it through to find her baby girl and fight for her friend. Thesis- Margaret Atwood criticizes what we all know and have, Women's Rights, but Atwood takes them away even the most important parts to all woman.
Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
In the beginning of the book Manju wants to make her mom mad, like most teenagers across the world. She wants to prove her mother wrong and do everything her way. She aspires to be the best person possible, someone who is a role model for many in her slum, but it’s too hard. Jobs that are for good people don’t pay much in Mumbai. She finally must accept working for and with her mother, something younger Manju would hate.
She wants to live her life as any normal person would live despite her heart condition, but back in the old times, wife has to listen to her husband all the time. The author has made me think that Louise heart condition is going to kill her when she heard of Brently tragedy. It was unexpected to find out how happy she was when she found out she finally got her freedom because her husband was not with her any