The grandmother’s selfishness, judgmental actions, dishonesty put the family in danger. It is the grandmother’s selfishness that leads to the death of her family. The short story “A good Man is Hard to Find” teaches us that nothing good come from being selfish. Being selfish has plenty of consequences. One of them is that when you are selfish you or your loved once suffer.
As previously mentioned, in the end Randolph succeeds in controlling Joel, but the way he does so confines Joel to Randolph himself, and likewise to the Landing. Randolph manipulates every significant situation in which Joel takes part. He disregards Joel’s letters to his Aunt Ellen. Because Randolph does not send them, it consequently makes Joel feel as if she has abandoned him like his father did when he was born. “But Ellen had never answered his letters.
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
Suggestions are offered to alleviate their struggles. As Karl Marx famously said “[People] make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past." Likewise, the selection of her family and the environment in which she lived were not determined by Baby. Baby was born in an unstable and derelict environment, paired with fledgling parental support from a heroin addicted father, which hindered her childhood development. This significantly affected the choices she made -- especially during the formative years of twelve and thirteen years old.
Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good. “She had made her choice, and she hadn’t chosen me.” (84) Sourdi has matured and moved on while Nea is stuck in the memories of her
When we look at the character of Mama Nadi, it is apparent that she does not fit this definition. When Mama was first asked to take Sophie in, she could have easily turned Sophie away. She was ruined and was of no value to Mama Nadi. Mama Nadi did not turn her away. We eventually learn that Mama Nadi is also ruined and was sympathizing with Sophie.
She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times. When Montag was sick, she didn’t sincerely care. He asked her for help by ringing him some medicine and turning down the parlor, but that was the point she cared for them more than him, so she did not turn them down. She is only with society and does not want to change by any means. She doesn’t even realize how to be different from everyone
He could no longer look at the people in the community the same way. He is revolted that so many people he knows are killers. (SIP-B) Jonas rejects his society and abandons the Giver’s plan because society is trying to take away the only person he loved. (STEWE-1) When Gabe could not sleep soundly without Jonas the Nurtures decided to release him even his father “I voted for Gabriels release” (Lowry 165). Jonas’s own father is trying to take away the only person that he still has a relationship with.
“If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it. Therefore, Curley’s wife had told her suffering to Lennie, though she knows Lennie wouldn’t understand everything, but this still proves she was trying to find connections on Lennie. In the novel, Crooks had tolerated the most isolation and discrimination from others.
Elvira is the one that is making troubles in the relationship between Charles and Ruth. Even though Madame Arcati was called to hold a séance, she was not really a help for Charles because she knew what she was doing but always ended up nothing. She could feel and talk to the dead people but can’t really convince them. Instead it made more misunderstanding especially for Ruth. The connection between Charles and Ruth used to good and okay before Madame Arcati was presented.
Ruth had been forbidden to spend time with Frances or any other non-Jew by her father. As Myers tells us, there are four factors that determine obedience, emotional distance, closeness and legitimacy of the authority, whether the authority is part of an institution respected by the person and the effects of having an associate that is willing to be disobedient (Myers, 2015). There was an emotional distance between Ruth and her father as he had not shown love to his family. Because of this lack of a loving home, the emotional and physical abuse she endured, and the mistreatment of the African American people whose seeming happiness and warmth she admired, Ruth did not have a strong sense of her father’s authority. Similarly, she did not view the Jewish “institution’ her father was part of as legitimate because she had felt ostracized by them due to their judgment of her family business.
oneself in a certain way. The community saw Emily as a sheltered woman because her father felt that no male was good enough for Emily. They believed she was lost after her father’s death, using a lower class male like Homer to surpass the hurt she felt. In all, Emily was neither of those things. Emily murdering Homer had everything to do with the revenge.
Not only was Medea exiled from inanimate things, but Jason also exiled her from himself. She was a misfit in Corinth. She associated with the wrong religion, wrong language, wrong relatives, and alas, not nearly as astounding or useful to the ambitious Jason as Glauce, daughter of King Creon of Corinth. Jason didn’t want to deal with the problems Medea held, so he did what he could to get rid of her as quick as possible. To do this, he married Glauce and banished Medea so that she was not present with the problems she had the potential to cause.