n the play Medea by Euripides we are presented with a woman who is about to go into exile with her two children. Her husband has left her for another and now Medea wants revenge. She does this by way of gifts and their destructiveness is conveyed through the fact that she destroys everything that ties her to Jason except Jason himself. The biggest sacrifice Medea had to make was killing her children. She knew that she would not be able to win Gluace over on her side if she was to present the gifts, but her children would be much more appealing as they are a symbol of a new relationship due to their inability of causing harm.
Around the turn of the 20th century, the Lost Generation was born. They came of age during World War I and as a whole became disillusioned and lost their naivety due to the senseless slaughter they saw in the war. In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Morrison explores the harmful effects of slavery on not only the escaped slaves, but on there children, who are often overlooked. Denver is the protagonist of the story, she is the daughter of Sethe, an escaped slave who is terrified of her past demons returning. Because of her fears, Sethe shelters Denver to an extreme degree.
The more opinionated activists, abolitionists, wanted slavery abolished because it was immoral way to treat human beings. The abolitionists were more aggressive in the fight against slavery. These people were not willing to compromise and firmly believed slavery should be abolished. Unwilling to compromise as well were the extreme pro-slavery activists. They believed that slavery should be allowed anywhere and the alternative would be to leave the union.
Miss Emily decides assassination is the way out of her lonely life. Miss Emily assassinates Homer Barron and keeps him locked upstairs. Miss Emily grows old and eventually dies. Miss Emily still died a lonely because she had nobody to grieve over
Lina feared that the death of their mistress will make them more vulnerable as “female and illegal, they would be interpolers, squatters, it they stayed on after Mistress died, subject to purchase, hire, assault, abduction, exile” (56). Even Rebekka also realised in her illnessthat “the smithy’s value was without price when he cured Sorrow of whatever has struck her down” and in her deathbed prayed God to enable Florens to find out the blackman so that “he could repeat that miracle(95).His seconding coming was
Most of all, Sethe is a mother. During her escape from Sweet Home, motherliness is accentuated as the toughest propeller. The most apparent question of a reader is that why a mother should kill her infant and whether this act can be made clear and be justified, by the ruthless structure of slavery. Many articles served the main topic of Sethe’s role as a affectionate mother in Beloved. Liz Lewis, for example in Moral ambiguity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Jazz, argues that, “Beloved reflects how in such a society allowing oneself to love is dangerous practice doomed to heartache.”
That was his last blow at fate” (3). Desiree is shown to be impacted by this so much that she ends up leaving with her child, and instead of returning to her mother, she ends up leaving and going into a bayou, indicating the idea that she may never come back. Amongst the chaos, it is revealed that as Armand burns Desiree’s things, that it was his mother that was black. This twist at the end of the story highlights how illogical racism is and due to this created stigma against blacks in the story, it leads Desiree to let her environment shape her thoughts in a negative way and leads her to go to the bayou.
Daisy Buchanan is merely at fault for Gatsby 's death. Daisy’s lack of self reliance and ignorance prompt her to be easily led into making bad decisions, causing her to lash out and be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. Being a women of the east egg society Daisy Buchanan has always been apart of the idea of “old money”, signifying that her whole life she has had everything given to her and she doesn 't have to rely on herself for her own self making. These factors impact her in her later life when she is faced with the consequences of Myrtle 's death. Daisy being responsible for the death of Myrtle ultimately leaves her to make the careless decision of letting Gatsby take the blame, because Daisy 's ignorance and lack of self reliance
To one of the main characters, Pearl, the forest is symbolized to be her only friend. Through the whole book, Pearl and her mother, Hester was disgraced and considered outcasts among the townspeople due to the scarlet letter that Hester bears on her breast every single day. “The woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die (46)”. With the taunts and disgraceful remarks that the townspeople make everyday, Pearl cannot live a normal life and make any friends due to her mother’s scar.
She is apparently quiet after her boyfriend has told her he do not want children. She is actually shattered and she murders her children. It seems a little exaggerated, but it is a consequence of all the situations she has repressed during her life. As Cixous explains ‘’every woman has known the torment of getting up to speak: a double distress. ’’(Cixous,
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad contains an abundant amount of trauma. This book focuses on a young woman named Cora, who escapes from slavery in the South in search of her freedom in the North. By reading this novel the readers explore the new ways that inhumanity can be expressed. Cora is a victim and witnesses several traumatizing events.
Even though escaping the South to go the North for freedom was illegal, surprisingly thousands of slaves ran away by using the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is not a train station but the name fits with how they have used it in that time. Just like a train station, the Underground Railroad had “stations” but they were houses or places that could keep the slaves safe for the time being when they were running away. The people who lived in those houses would take care of them for how ever many hours they stayed and then the slaves would start to take off to the North once again. These runners are very brave because if they get caught, they could have either been sent back or even killed.
In the short story “Cora Unashamed” by Langston Hughes, he explores the theme of free will by using plot, stereotypes, climax, and protagonist. In this short story, Cora works for the Studevants and she is the only black family in the town. Cora and her family are below everyone else and Cora takes care of her family. As she’s working for the Studevants, she develops a close relationship with the daughter of the Studevants, Jessie, and shows that everyone has free will by Cora’s actions in the story.
Transportation Revolution The transportation revolution is believed to have begun in 1807 when the government seemed it was going to become active in growing infrastructure. The treasury secretary, at the time, Albert Gallatin was asked to develop “a plan for the application of such means as are within the power of Congress, to the purpose of opening roads and making canals” (W&R). This plan was not to happen and throughout this revolution the government was only responsible for a few projects. Without much government aid, entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands, creating competition.
We have lost many lives because of railroad track and people lack of knowledge when they approach one. A few things that I have learned about crossing railroad tracks is that they are not on a set schedule, so when you are crossing a railroad track you should always assume there is one coming and stop before crossing. All track are considered private property, so you should never just cross them. Trains have to right away all the time, even over emergency vehicles, police, and other vehicles. The only time that you should cross a railroad is at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings, and make sure to always obey the railroad signs that are posted.