Kingsolver first exposes Leah Price’s newfound argumentative and bold personality, and her opposition towards her father in the following exchange, “”She wasn’t baptized yet,” he said. I looked up when he said this, startled by such a pathetically inadequate observation. Was that really what mattered to him right now—the condition of Ruth May’s soul?” (368). Leah has clearly begun to question the importance and validity of both religion and her father due to Ruth May’s death. While the passing of Ruth May is evidently overwhelming for the Price family, it also facilitates Leah’s rebellion against Nathan Price.
“I asked God to bless Pastor Murinzi for risking his own safety to help us…but then I winced at the prayer. A flush of anger burned my cheeks as I remembered how he’d sent my brother and our friend into the night” (74). This quote is an example of her being defensive and finger-pointing when, in reality, she was the one who had sent her brother and Augustine out of the house. She doesn’t want to except the fact that she has done something wrong, so she cowardly projects the blame onto somebody
Edwards fear to be a motivator in converting to Puritanism. He also describes the plights of those who didn't listen to their fear of God, but lived otherwise unobjectionable lives. The audience is meant to feel sympathy for them. "What would not these poor damned hopeless souls give for one day's opportunity such as you know enjoy!" The audience is meant to want to convert for themselves, but also their lost loved ones who did not get the same chance.
This in a sense defies his identity, because he is brought up in a religious family and he defies that identity. Another example is how Wright wounds Granny’s soul by humiliating her.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
Currently Amir and Sohrab’s relationship isn 't very stable. Sohrab lost his trust for Amir after Amir told Sohrab he would have to go back to the orphanage. Amir acknowledges his sins in the past, and that 's why with his every effort, tries to find peace and forgiveness with himself, Allah, and Hassan. The only way to do this is to nurture Sohrab and give him the treatment Amir himself wasn’t able to provide for Hassan. In chapter forty six and forty seven of A Thousand Splendid suns, Mariam unleashes her emotions of pain and anger towards Rasheeb, resulting in his death.
But not really saved.” (Hughes, 299). Adults gain a spiritual experience as they become older, but with that experience, they also lose a sense of wonder and innocence that a child still has. Hughes thought he was going to actually see Jesus, and after a while when he didn’t see him, he lied about it just so he could be “saved”. He didn’t even believe in Jesus anymore. “So I decided that maybe to save further trouble, I’d better lie too, and say that Jesus had come, and get up and be saved.
In Beowulf, it says “their ears could not hear his praise nor know his glory,” this is a connection to God in this epic, but in modern society, people with anxiety don’t hear praise they receive from others because they don’t believe it (lines 97-98). Grendel can’t help who his ancestors are, but he can help himself instead of living down to their expectations. In The Monster Called Anxiety, it says “The inside of my head is a loud place. Something is constantly bouncing around. I think about things I said or did years ago, about how ‘stupid’ I was,/ Anxiety makes me a difficult person to be friends with” (Ann).
Wolsey perceived the king as God and for Wolsey to have lost his position it broke his heart and devastated him. Wolsey feels betrayed by his kingdom and is filled with pain. Wolsey is also angry because of the reason he was kicked down from where he was. To Wolsey he was subjected below to where he felt like there is no hope or no purpose. There is no meaning in Wolsey’s life in his eyes and has no mission this tore him apart.
This isn 't the best time or place in history to have a breakdown so she never received the proper care she needed. This has dramatic impacts on the family because they 're simply blindsided and confused by what 's happening. Since there wasn 't a name for it, the father reaches for words like "lazy," "stubborn," and "helpless" to describe her. In conclusion, Up From The Blue was a great book since Henderson was able to fit real life issues into a heartwarming and heartbreaking story. She touched on the mindset of a child, the lifestyle in the 1970’s, and mental illness altogether.