It was easy. No acting was necessary,” (3). This quote reveals how dynamic a character Mary is by showing how she has shifted through emotions of love and that although Mary anticipated pretending to mourn the loss of her husband, when she saw her dead husband (for the second time) she did not have to pretend in that moment. As the story, “Lamb to the slaughter”, unfolded, Mrs. Maloney is seen as a dynamic character because of how Dahl characterized the change in her feelings and her actions. These changes in feelings and actions are demonstrated when Dahl indirectly and directly characterizes Mary as a loving and doting housewife who is content to please Patrick and share time with him in the beginning of the story.
"No Missing Parts" is a short story in which Anne Laurel Carter, the author, presents the love between family. Ruthie, Carter's main character, enjoys life with her loving brother. Later, when Ruthie learns that her brother, Jim, is going to the army and is getting engaged to Denise, she is against both of these ideas. Later on, she learns about the death of her brother. Ruthie experiences the desolation of loneliness after she learns of her brother's death.
This first quotation takes place in Act 1 between Abagail Williams and John Proctor at Reverend Hale’s home. Abigail was talking to proctor about what really happened the night her and the others conjured spirits because proctor was going to get Mary warren but she wasn’t there which left them alone together. The quote takes the readers into the past to the affair Abigail had with John Proctor. John is trying to put the affair behind him although he still has feelings for her but Abigail is still very jealous of the life Elizabeth Proctor lives and she begs John to come back to her. This quote is a catalyst because it represents Abigail’s desire for John and foreshadows the length she will go to replace Elizabeth.
Anderson used repetition of some words to really make the reader think about them, and their importance to the scene. During Grandfather’s passing, Mattie repeated the word “no” over and over again. Anderson used this simple word to show how Mattie is in denial of Grandfather’s death. Which is one way that people cope with a loss. Mattie seems to be in denial during the first couple moments after he died, but then the realization hits her and she starts thinking about all he has done for her.
The family accepts them and invites her to the funeral. When she attends, she is embarrassed by her own weeping. She is homesick, and has been making attempts to belong for so long, and this reminds her of what she left behind. The funeral ended at the crematorium, a symbolic act of immolation. It’s possible that her unease at this part of the ceremony is related to the dislike which Westerners have about facing mortality, but it could also be that the reminder of the limitation of time made her shallow attempts at connecting with others seem ludicrous.
As they walk home together, Billie Jo is “forgiving him step by step, for the pail of kerosene ... [and she is] forgiving [herself] for all the rest” (275). Though Billie Jo had a challenging relationship with her father, she learns to forgive him for his mistakes and love him for being there for her. Finally, Billie Jo begins to play piano once again, since she has moved past her grief and is fighting through the pain of her scarred hands. She overcomes the barriers that were preventing her from following her dreams of playing piano. Now that Billie Jo has let her grief and resentment go, she can focus on growing with up with her father, as she accepts her life the way it
In Isaac Singer’s “The Washwoman” an elderly washwoman tells the Jewish family which employed her, about the loss of her adult son, not by death, but by the embarrassment of her profession. Lastly, in “The Last Leaf” two young poor artists experience the loss of old Mr. Behrman, a beloved friend, neighbor, and fellow artist, in a very unexpected and moving way. All the authors of these brief stories clearly show the sad but moving theme of the loss of something precious. The story “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, portrays the heartbreaking life of a harpist named Gwilan. When Gwilan’s treasured instrument becomes splinters in a cart crash, she
Scott Fitzgerald follows Faulkner’s definition of a writer’s purpose in “Babylon Revisited” as he displays human compassion and sacrifice in Charlie’s letting go of Honoria. Throughout the short story, Charlie tries to redeem himself to prove himself worthy of taking Honoria with him. In an emotional quarrel, the reader learns that Charlie had struggled with alcoholism for two years and that his sister-in-law blames him for the death of her sister, Abner’s wife, (quote). Fitzgerald gives more insight into Charlie’s life, allowing the reader to understand why Charlie’s daughter does not currently live with him. On top of his past, the reader also knows that he has a exactly one drink everyday in the afternoon which may create more doubt as to whether he has actually recovered.
David witnessed the toll his own mother took after his sister’s passing and attempted to spare his wife those feelings. David remembered the patience involved with his sister and attempted to spare his family those hardships. David experienced being second string to his sister’s needs and attempted to spare his son that neglect. Unfortunately, he could not break free from the inevitability of recreating the life he tried to erase. Grief plays an antagonist in this story, attacking each Henry family member as a result of David’s lie.
The Book of Tobit In the Book of Tobit, the relationship between Tobit and his wife Anna is a model of what it means to be a helpmate to your spouse. Their relationship is characterized by faithful and loving. The best example of this is found in chapter two, Tobit became blind and could no longer work, which caused great economic hardship for him and his family. Anna had to become the provider for their family (Tobit 2:9-11). To be a helpmate means to be a helper to your spouse, and it requires faithfulness and unconditional love.