After hearing a few men talk about his wife’s body, Earl confronts his wife and advises her to lose weight. He suggests that Doreen stop eating, but later consumes food right in front of her, which exemplifies situational irony. Dramatic irony in They’re Not Your Husband has to do with why Earl even confronts Doreen about being overweight. Why does Earl care so much about the way his wife looks? Why does Earl go out of his way to inform his wife that she’s fat?
Earl internalizes public adoration about his wife’s figure as acceptance for his own shortcomings. He is rather particular about her diet, because he subconsciously fears the unmasking and embarrassment of his own heavy burdens. Towards the end of the story, Earl was sitting at the counter of the coffee shop where Doreen works. He asked the man sitting beside him about his thoughts on Doreen, “What do you think of that? Don’t you think that’s something special?” (Carver 29).
"It 's absolutely hopeless … but we 're plugging on... ' David Coke responded. Roald could tell that he was not like the Corporal when he responded with a little sign of hope. Roald the began to add onto the conversation by him responding " I have never been in action in my life." As Roald described on page twenty-six, paragraph 12, "David Coke stared at me as though he were seeing a ghost. After Roald explaining and David still being shaken up, David had begun to worry.
Ellen knows that she is not going to live with her abusive father forever, she believes that she will find a loving family that will take her in and a place to call home. When Ellen goes to Church she notices a foster mother with many children. “I went to church and figured that the woman with all the girls lined up by her had to be the new mama for me and then I looked up and thanked the lord for sending me that dress. I said I look like I am worth something today and she will notice the dress first and then me inside it and say to herself I sure would like to have a girl like her”. (Gibbons 98) Ellen has now set a goal for herself, she wants the foster mother to take her in, she will do anything to impress her, by showing how well behaved and clean she is.
Her friend, Doreen, has a great social life and is constantly with her boyfriend. She also distances herself from Betsy, who appears to friendly and cheerful. All the other girls in the hotel seem to be having the time of their life but Esther can't seem to enjoy herself. She returns home to find that she did not get accepted into a summer creative writing program and her depression heightens. She becomes frustrated with her sex life when she finds out her boyfriend cheated on her with a waitress.
Her feelings about Angel's presence contrast with the feelings she had when her mother and grandmother. Angel describes women as, “Filling up the house.” Here, Lou Ann is beginning to recognize the strong female bonds between women and. When Taylor and Lou Ann meet, they both gradually encourage each other and they both learn about the importance of family and community. With Taylor's encouragement and example, Lou Ann becomes more self-confident. With this confidence, Lou Ann rejects Angel and becomes an independent woman.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
We know about Eddie’s feelings, thoughts and what he remembers, ”The anger sits on his chest like a fat, ugly toad. If he goes home feeling like this, it’ll ruin his mum’s birthday surprise” (ll.73-74). The fact that the narrator uses Eddie’s point of view helps the reader to understand the main character’s situation. Furthermore, it makes the character more relatable, which brings the message into
He is the only thing I live to see the other day” Tangerine asked. “ You have a week from now, I want to hear good news” Eleanor said. “ By your command, my lord” Tangerine said laughingly. Tangerine spent her night thinking of Ken and wondering if she were able to catch his attention. She was persistent about him.
"Well Eren." He mocks me, "I do own this coffee shop." He laughs. "Just because I took off some time for personal reasons doesnt mean my name isnt still signed uner this shop." "And just because I took off some time for personal reasons doesnt mean Im not allowed here."