She comes back with a friend she met. Hanna starts shutting Julia out and tries to avoid her. Julia says, “ I remembered the way Alison would float towards us on the playground sometimes, how Hanna would ignore her… “I’m sick of her,” Hanna would say to me… then she would look at Alice with the sam efake smile she was now using on me” Hanna is doing the same thing to Julia as she was doing to Alison, her ex- bestfriend. Julia starts to realize that she has nothing in the world besides her family. She feels alone in the world , like she doesn’t belong.
However, upon talking to Teresa, Lena finds out that they yell at each other so much because Teresa can be reckless, and her mother cares about her well being. Says Lena, “‘Won’t she be mad when she finds you?’ ‘Nah, she’ll just be glad I’m not dead or something’”(114). . In observance of this situation, Lena begins to wonder how Teresa thinks of her. She says: “Maybe she had listened through the walls and heard nothing, the stagnant silence of our unhappy house” (114).
When Hulga was in a hunting accident causing her to lose her leg she was given a wooden leg. As Hulga celebrates her wooden leg, it also contributes to her self-loathing. She gets a perverse sense of pleasure from being as unattractive as possible, so her wooden leg just adds to her self image as being ugly.When Hulga goes on her date she has to lie about her age to make her look younger but as we know it doesn't work. In this story Hulga obviously does not know how to prepare herself to look attractive for her date. This could be blamed on her mom.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
The choices made at the end of each story were made due to characters pride getting the best of them and can be predicted to harm them in the future. After walking away from Miss Moore, Sylvia thinks about the day and claims “ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara 6). Throughout the story, Sylvia has pessimistic thoughts that may affect her future. By not admitting she learned something, it can be inferred that her pride will not allow her to acknowledge the lesson. Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
Once she gets better in chess, her mother still wants her to be better in many different ways. Once her mother starts criticising her, her biggest challenge is to stand up for herself and what she believes in. Waverly’s mother tries to take advantage of Waverly to show off to other random strangers on the street. “One day after we left a shop I said under my breath, “I Wish you wouldn’t do that, telling everybody I’m your daughter.” My mother stopped walking.” This showed that Waverly hated that her mother used her to show off, so she decided to say something and show to her mother that she didn’t need to take advantage of Waverly. “Aii-ya.
I didn’t consider myself breaking any segregation laws. Because he was extending what we considered our section of the bus and in black women. I felt just resigned to give what I could to protect myself (Black hero’s Jessie carney smith 530). Rosa Parks fought for her rights, as she did not think she was doing anything wrong not just because her feet hurt but because she was tired of being treated differently. Rosa Parks childhood, to the bus incident, and after the bus with how famous she got because she wouldn’t move seats because of her color, these events make her the hero she is now.
Regret is a feeling that one gets after doing something wrong or failing to do something. This feeling makes a person reflect on their actions in order to learn, grow and develop into a better, stable person. In Louisa May Alcott 's novel "Little Women”, regret is always followed by anger towards the end of a situation. When Amy March infuriated her sister Josephine, Josephine ignored her until she almost lost her sister and ended up feeling guilty because of her bad temper. Theodore Laurence also acted impulsively when he embarrassed Margaret March because he got irritated from Josephine for not telling him a secret.
She became more introvert and lost her confidence. The bullying caused her to think that she was not enough, that she had to change to be a better person, which then destroy her true self. Jones also highlighted the self-harm issue in her article. Self-harm itself is actually Elaine’s way to take control of herself. She got pressured a lot that she felt lost.