Mrs. Mallards was relieved when she found out that her husband was gone forever. Mrs. Mallards gave the impression of mourning when in fact she was actually relieved. Mrs. Mallards had felt trapped for quite some time while her husband was alive. Once Mrs. Mallards heard that he was dead, she believed that she was finally free. At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallards got what she deserved from karma.
I feel now I can never go there again. Oh - and why had this to happen?” (Act 1, page 25). Sheila promises to never repeat her mistakes and as this evidence shows, she learns a lot from her mistakes that she has made. Sheila Birling as an individual is very responsible and she accepts what she did and learns from her
In the novel Secret Life of Bees there are many characters with interesting backgrounds and unique characteristics. They each serve a purpose in the book to support the main character, push the character in a certain direction, and send a message to the readers.The character in the novel of Secret Life of Bees that Kidd makes me particularly admire is August Boatwright. August breaks the stereotype of black women in the South during this period. She lives in her own home with her two sisters and runs a successful business. Although she was once a housekeeper for Lily's mother, August also graduated from college and became a high school teacher.
The short, fun days as a little girl that she remembers are now long days spent inside.Dealing with family problems and awkward relationships, Taylor tries to make the most out her summer and takes the second chance to make things right with her family, friends, and lost loves. One of the main themes in this novel is to appreciate what you have before it's gone. Within the story, Taylor loses a lot of her old friends and one of the most important role models she had, her father. They bonded like no one else, and when he was gone, she had realized how many things in her life he had done that she had taken for granted. As stated in the text, “A thousand moments I had just taken for granted-mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”(pg.368) For example, whenever Taylor had snuck out of the house and “ran away”, her father would always find her and pick her up in his car.
After he passes away Esperanza is confused and feels as if her whole world has stopped spinning now that she is without him. Esperanza perseveres when she grasps that her mother feels the same way she does when she says, " 'As if reading her mind, Mama said, 'Papa's heart will find us wherever we go' " (56). Evidently, Esperanza and her mother think alike. Despite the fact that her Papa is gone, Esperanza understands that life will still go on. She expresses this when everyone laughs together for the first time since his death.
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
Curley’s wife is a good example of hope and loss during this time period. When Curley's wife was out in the barn, with Lennie, telling her life story, we hear how her hopes and dreams never amounted to anything. ”an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show….If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet”(pg88). This scene shows that Curley’s wife never wanted to be on the farm, she wanted to go be a star and get out of her small town.
Ms. Johnson didn't have an education, yet she knew the value of the quilts and she didn’t let a few words from Dee change her decision of giving the quilts to Maggie. Dee leaves her mother’s house quite upset and tells her sister, “You ought to try to make something of yourself, too, Maggie. It’s really a new day for us. But from the way you and Mama still live you’d never know it” (Walker 12). This quote relates to education in many ways.
Celie was raped by her father, had her two children taken away from her, and forced into marriage, where she is more a servant than a wife, before she was in her late 20’s. She had to live a life of ignorance and isolation until a women named Shug Avery came into her life. She opened Celie’s eyes to see the world in different ways and Celie admired her for that. Being a black women in the early American 1900’s was a life full of keeping your mouth shut, just to stay alive. As Celie grows up, she learns to be free from society's standards for women like her.
Daisy completes every task and the one that really gives her the advantage in this argument is that she underwent dramatic change throughout the novel compared to Gatsby. In the beginning, Daisy was sad because she knew everything that Tom was doing, which was constant cheating wherever they lived, even on their honeymoon. “I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling… I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (Ch. 1, pg.
“It was the first kiss of her life to which her nature had really responded. It was a flaming torch that kindled desire.” Edna cries when he leaves because of the slight wave of irresponsibility and guilt that overcome her. However, she dies not feel remorse for her actions and simply wishes her first “awakened” love experience could have happened with someone that she actually loves. Edna starts to move her things to prepare for her new home “without even waiting for an answer from her husband regarding his