Yet, this desire for human contact crumbles when all the ranch workers see her as a “bitch” (32) and a “jail bait” (32) who “poison[s]” (32) them. No matter how hard she tries to appeal to the ranch hands, they will always see her as the ranch whore, nothing more or less. They will never understand why she flirts with them and provokes them because in their eyes she only causes trouble for them. Crooks clearly states that they “don’t want no trouble” (77) when Curley’s wife enters uninvitingly, and she responds with “…I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while?” (77) From the perspective of the ranch hands, Curley’s wife represents a nuisance with no individuality,
Not to mention how the entirety of the title is a metaphor, little additions and comparisons strategically placed by Hawthorn expose readers to the much deeper meaning to each of the scenes. It is amazing to see Hawthorne’s ability to use metaphor in beautiful ways, such as comparing children to flowers, as well as dark serious ways, such as Chillingworth’s resemblance to Satan. As previously mentioned, there is high importance placed on the underlying meanings of the natural world within the novel. Comparisons to season such as Spring represent growth and plentifulness all while Hawthorne is not afraid to represent suffering and death through relation to the decay or a garden once abandoned. It is common for Hawthorne to use people on the other ends of a metaphor in order to give insight into their true personalities.
Susie is the main character, she is murdered at the age of 13 and the book is her watching her family and friends deal with her death well they try to find the murderer. well susies in heaven she doesn't actually like all that much she wishes she could be back on earth growing up with her family, well in heaven she wonders “Heavens where a girl like me didn't fit in. Where they horrific, these other heavens? worse than feeling so solitary among ones living, growing peers?”(119). She hasn't let go of earth yet which prevents her from being happy, she feels isolated and alone in heaven well she watches everyone she loves gets to grow up she wants to belong back to earth.
It is influenced by countless ideas, including religious themes around this time period, and usually reflects on the characteristics of the people living in the Victorian era. For example, a large number of people would like to be surrounded in a world containing plenty of mystery and suspense. Then again, a supernatural force can show what someone might or might not want to become. On top of that, a doppelganger in gothic literature definitely represents who the reader should avoid being. As a result, gothic horror is important to a reader because of how it can connect to their lives in a certain way.
The “Misfit” then sees her unwillingness to change as a person and has her watch her family die in front of her (in the woods to the side while she could hear the gunshots). This unwillingness to change theme is also communicated well throughout “A Rose for Emily.” In this short story, we follow Emily who is completely unwilling to change and has a stubbornness about her that forces her to commit acts of violence against people who she loved. Emily is completely stubborn and unwilling to change throughout the story and this stubbornness shows that people can be unwilling to change. Emily is shown throughout the story as an individual who cannot be told anything from anyone and when the state
Why are light and dark references so prominent in The Scarlet Letter? Many quotes from the book allude to a light or dark reference for the main characters. The light and dark we see in each character is critical to the book because the references show how they are developing. This is an important theme because the light and dark references are noticeable in our own lives, and change how we live day to day as well. Light and dark imagery, alluding to the larger conflict between good and evil, is present throughout the novel in the characters of Roger Chillingworth, Pearl and Hester Prynne.
Do people appreciate nature as they should? The earth has many different things to give us and we should appreciate it because we might need it in the real world. The earth has many different things we should appreciate like light and night. There are two texts that the readers can look off on that appreciate different things. One text is " Ode to enchanted light" and the other text is " Sleeping in the forest".
Her agonizing fall climaxes as Mrs. Hale realizes that “She was going to bury it (the canary) in that pretty box” (Glaspell 16), uncovering a motive for the killing of her husband. The respective protagonists were also driven into madness by their husbands and a lack of support from their friends. With the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her husband as well as her husband’s sister were simply ignorant to her pleas for help. Minnie Wright, on the other hand, suffered from a mentally and physically abusive relationship and a lack of support from any friends at all. Despite the commonplace of men in powerful positions in each story, they are both considered feminist works as women are given a larger role and have better ideas than
Dubose, the cranky and socially impaired lady next door to the Finches, for being rude to his family in revenge. “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned until the ground was littered with green buds and leaves.”(137). Jem is the one suffering when Atticus finds out and forces him to make up for it by reading to Mrs. Dubose every afternoon after school and Saturdays for two hours. In this passage, Lee uses symbolism to show how Mrs. Dubose’s flowers (camellias) represent racism, and that you can't get rid of it that easily. Even though Jem cuts the top off of all her camellias, the issue is not yet resolved because the flowers are rooted deeper than that.
Neglect was immensely reflected in the story, “The Metamorphosis.” When Gregor had first transformed into an insect, his mom couldn’t stand the thought of even looking at him, and when she did, she’d burst into tears as if she was disappointed. Furthermore, the father had spite for his son and after he transformed; their relationship worsened and took a turn for the worst. Gregor’s parents were never there or even cared for him, and that’s one of the ways that neglect comes through in the story. As for Gregor’s sister; she knew she would have to take on the roll as a caregiver after their parents no longer wanted anything to do with Gregor. As time passed, his sister
Our Interior Forest. Ian Frazier for his inner life compares it to be inside in a forest, since in it, many people often use it as an escape to the current reality that each one, e.g. a forest (spa, fishing, Park, Beach) that departs to the reality of day to day living. When the person escapes to the forest is to explore and internalize what are its purposes and goals to follow. Ian mentions that explore would be a more prominent idea than it is currently.
On the way we [the soldiers] pass through a devastated wood with the tree trunks shattered and the ground ploughed up. At several places there are tremendous craters” (Remarque 207). This is not only contrasting to the previous depiction of the beauty of the trees, as the cacophonous words reflect, but the quote seems to hint at the destruction of abstract aspects of beauty and innocence during the war. This idea is further developed by Remarque, through the voice of Paul, who represents all the soldiers, “between the meadows behind our town there stands a line of old poplars by a stream…We loved them dearly, and the image of those days still makes my heart pause in its beating…They [the memories of the past] are strong and our desire is strong – but they are unattainable, and we know it” (Remarque 120). Such memories of the past, along with the values the trees and poplars possess, are completely destroyed.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
Imagine walking outside and seeing a dead child hanging from a tree just because they were too young to work, or seeing an elderly woman rotting, hanging from a building. The people were terrified to even sleep, for fear of being taken away, tortured, and killed. This feeling was felt in the hearts of everyone under Vlad III’s reign. Another thing that was terrifying was that he didn’t need a reason to kill
The mother began to breakdown in tears because at that moment she could bear with the fact that her little girl past away. The mother cannot attend to her own daughter’s funeral because she is afraid that she will get caught by authorities. Many people showed up to josselines funeral to morn for her death as if she were a symbol of all those who had died in the dessert trying to make it across the border for a better