This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
In William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the Christian population subjugated and mistreated the Jewish population. Antonio, a Christian, seeks a loan from Shylock, a Jew, to allow his friend Bassanio to travel and marry a wealthy maiden. Later, when Antonio fails to repay the money, Shylock asks for one pound of flesh, to not only repay for his debt, but for vengeance due to the way Antonio has treated him. Shylock, who represents the Jewish people, is portrayed as greedy and vengeful, reflective of the rampant anti-Semitism present during Shakespeare’s time. However, Shylock is also portrayed as compassionate in order to challenge the Jewish stereotypes throughout the play.
Jenni Olson herself writes “…prompts his double talking and double acting to maintain his tough guy image.” (Olson 78). Sandy and Danny really do like each other, but they face a lot of peer pressure from their friends. The peer pressure forces Danny to act like a jerk to Sandy and exaggerate their summer romance. This provides a divide between the two that is reinforced by bad girl Rizzo who sings “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee” making fun of Sandy, saying she is just a good girl. Rizzo also mentions whilst talking with Frenchy that Sandy is “too pure to be pink” saying that Sandy would not fit in with their group.
Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength.” (13.3) Instead of letting this letter define her mistake she took it upon herself to remain strong and keep her head high, not only for her but for her daughter. By turning her head away from the negativity and making sure she set an example of resilience, Pearl would grow up to understand the large strength it took for her mother to stand
While as informed by the author Beloved has no good intentions but only to cause Sethe pain, Seth can’t because she is blinded by her aim to make it up “to her daughter.” Blinded by her love for her daughter, Sethe continually shares information about her past with Beloved which ultimately serves as a catalyst for the materialization of unpleasant memories she had lived to suppress. While Denver, Sethe’s child relates well with Beloved under the impression that she is creating a bond with her, she is oblivious to the fact that beloved is using that opportunity to make her mother suffer and destroy her. Through highlighting the experiences of these characters at this point, Morrison sets out to use the trauma theory to show the implications of trauma and the actions people result to to go through their experiences. In this case, the author shows guilt as an outcome of trauma and how Sethe blinded by her guilt gets exploited and even at some time her pain get intentionally added. Informed by the insights of the trauma theory, the author shows the far-reaching implications of trauma where in the case of the characters, they become reckless and oblivious even in situations where other people seek to abuse and cause them harm (Kreyling
From the beginning of the story the narrator didn’t like Mr. Kelada because of prejudices and he thought he is annoying and too chatty and friendly. However, after the bet with Mr. Ramsay, he understood that there is more in Mr. Kelada than he once saw. He appreciated that Mr. Kelada sacrifices his honor and reputation to save Mrs. Ramsay 's marriage and realize that he is nice and caring, and therefore he didn’t entirely dislike Mr. Kelada. The meaning of the information is that in his stories Maugham analyzes the bitterness in human relationships by writing tales and stories about love, infidelity, passion, and prejudice. In the story Mr. Know-All, he describes how prejudice can affect relationships.
She wants them to know she is back and she wants them to know she still has power over them she is their “ring leader”. She fakes everything and gets sympathy from her dad and the town but the girls know she is up to no good. She is sick, and she really needs help
The Narrator thought, “Her officer—why should he have a name?” (Carver, 2) Evidently, the imbecilic Narrator was feeling jealous through his thoughts and actions. The Narrator is also jealous of Richard. Later on, before Richard came over, the Narrator says, “Maybe I could take him bowling” (Carver, 3). Even though the Narrator thought that he was amusing, his wife rejected the joke. After hearing this, she said, “If you love me..you can do this for me.
Therefore, Mama Elena knows to keep the two apart and threatens Tita if she ever does anything she is not supposed to. Tita is a strong female character who undergoes many challenges such as, losing the love of her life, being mistreated by her mother, and trying to not hurt her sister’s feelings. When Tita announced that Pedro would like to speak to Mama Elena about marrying her, she was lectured about their family’s tradition and in response Tita just “lowered her head, and the realization
The Narrator is also jealous of Richard. Later on, before Richard came over, the Narrator says, “Maybe I could take him bowling” (Carver, 3). Even, though the Narrator that he was amusing, his wife was not pleased with his joke.“If you love me,” she said, “you can do this for me. If you don’t love me, okay. But if you had a friend, any friend, and the friend came to visit, I’d make him feel comfortable” (Carver, 3).