This is shown when “she closed in on him” to tell him “I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” Curley’s wife sees her power as a white woman and exerts this over the only person she can. Like a predator catching its prey she goes in for the kill by making Crooks “reduce himself to nothing.” This reinforces the idea of her being dangerous and vindictive as she abuses the little power she has. Readers immediately dislike her more because they can see her discriminatory ways towards black people. To critical readers this is interesting because the narrator can see the social prejudices of race, but fails to see the social prejudices of gender. “Ain’t even funny” creates irony as her morbid undertone allows the reader to see her dangerous capabilities, creating tension as she jokes about a serious matter.
This can be done by creating distance between the audience and the violation, which explains why the death of Alan Pinkerton (the inspector who caught John Wikes Booth) as a result of biting his own tongue is comedic to someone hearing about it 150 years later. That same situation though would not be nearly as benign if it had happened more recently to a celebrity who is well known and admired or to a close friend. In that case the response would be one derived from sadness and not
Holling judged Mrs.Baker based on the first day he met her. However, Mrs.Baker continued to surprise him time and time again by showing him kindness, and as the story went on, Holling got to know Mrs.Baker, and she did not hate his guts at all. In conclusion, every person makes mistakes, every person has a story, don’t judge them until you read the pages they
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
During Abby’s exchange of letters, Abby’s personality slowly and gradually changed throughout the story. At first, the text states, “Sure, and then you suddenly start doing every single bit of your homework (with care), and then start in on some big extra-credit project” (Clements) (109). Since Abby heard that she was about to fail sixth grade, she immediately started to try to raise her grades.
Bruce is also difficult to take seriously, emotionally exhausted and also a liar, though not shameless. Jay Gatsby and Bruce Bechdel share the fact that they are both very secretive, complex men. The “suspension of the imaginary in the real” (65) is the way that the two cope with their difficulties and troubles, and is the most severe commonality that they share. They both attempt to make ties with people in their lives, but these ties are tenuous at best. “Perhaps affectation can be so thoroughgoing,” writes Bechdel,
The themes of Loyalty and Betrayal affect Winston throughout the novel by forcing him to alter his actions; he must hide his fear from the children spies, he gets betrayed by O'Brien, and he decides to trust Julia and be loyal to her. In chapter one, Winston is confronted by two children who believe that he is a thought criminal. Since the children are under the influence of the party, Winston fears getting caught. This interaction between him and Mrs. Parson’s children introduces the reader to the fact that loyalty and betrayal are both common in this society. In this example, loyalty is used to betray.
Have you ever felt so umcomfortable in a situation it made you scared? WAYG, WHYB written by Joyce Carol Oates is a thriller about a stalker who preys on the main character connie. Through Arnold Friend’s persistance and determination for connie, as well as the biblical references, Joyce Carol Oates shows how Arnold Friend is the devil. Arnold Friend is the devil and this can be proven through his appearance. “Tight faded jeans stuffed into blacked scuffed boots” (Oates 4).
Lee contrasts the reality of 1930s, stained by racism, prejudice, and social inequality, to the innocent view of the narrator through various characters such as Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell. Harper Lee skillfully crafts the victims of racism and social prejudice by the use of descriptive language devices. Firstly, Harper Lee portrays Boo Radley as a victim of prejudice through strong adjectives. The appearance that children imagined Boo Radley was like an inhumane monster. The phrase, ‘Long jagged scar that ran across his face’ incites a threatening and violent image of Boo Radley to the reader.
King perfects this age-old writing tactic and uses it to keep the reader in a constant state of unease, with little to no idea as to how the situation will play out. King will often lead the reader down a certain path only to pull a complete 180 on them and will turn the story on its head, all for the purpose of keeping the reader on their feet. He does this most profoundly with Beverly Marsh. Beverly had been abused by her dad so in her mind it made sense to her that she would eventually marry an abusive husband, and so she did with Tom Rogan. King goes out of his way to establish the history of abuse and mistreatment Beverly has suffered at the hands of the belligerent Tom and he makes it seem like we are about to bare witness to another vicious beating via belt after Tom sees Bev smoking a cigarette.