Morrison had Denver confront her past so that she could move towards a better future. To get the job Denver had to explain what was happening the the Bodwins’ head servant, who took pity on her. Janey, the head servant, told the entire community about Sethe’s predicament. This lead to Ella, a pragmatic and stern slave to point out that although it was wrong for Sethe to kill Beloved it is also wrong for a child to “up and kill the mama.” (p.301) This lead to the community of women coming together to exorcise Beloved from 124. This played into Morrison’s idea that an ancestral history of suffering cannot be easily erased, but it can fade over time with hard work and support from your community.
In the book, Malala realizes, “We realize the importance of the voices only when we are silenced.” (Malala 57) Malala says that only one can realize what power truly is when it is taken from them. She gained her true wisdom when life was at its worst for her. She was living through insane Taliban rule in Pakistan. She grew up because she had to, if she didn’t learn through her tough experiences, the Taliban would have done worse things than just shoot her. She had to guide herself through the rough times; she learned her limits.
Women in both the southern and northern regions were able to sympathize with what Jacobs had to say about her own personal struggles throughout her girlhood. In her narrative, Jacobs appeals to her audience’s sense of pathos through her use of metaphors, allusions, and figurative language in order to make the hard lives of female slaves prevalent. By comparing herself to an inanimate object through the use of a metaphor, Jacobs causes the reader to understand the fact that slaves were not viewed as humans, but rather as property. Jacobs lived her early years of life completely ignorant towards the fact that she was a slave. However, it was the loss of Jacobs’ mother when the former was only six-years-old that changed that forever.
In the course of the play Haemon presents himself as a defender of Antigone 's actions and sense of morality which involves her determination to bury her deceased brother, Polyneices who has been sentenced as a traitor by Creon. The father and son part in anger, as he demands his father to make the right judgment for Theban society by granting Antigone’s request, while his father follows his obstinate path of aggression. Haemon’s actions eventually lead him to commit suicide due to his desperate situation, this eventually leads to the death of his mother when she also takes her own life. The death of his family ultimately lead to Creon 's insanity at the play 's climax.  Haemon 's entrance in Antigone takes place right after he was informed of father’s verdict on Antigone’s life.
Broken souls, forgotten and abused, tend to pull the most empathy-that is- if anyone cares to try and understand. The theme of Southern Gothic illustrates moral and social conflict in the south. In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, our narrator, Scout, takes us on a journey through her life during a difficult time in the 1930’s, the Great Depression. On her journey, she meets some fun characters and some scary ones as well. We are shown the conflicts between characters and how they learn to adapt to new hurdles.
In the novel Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, the relationship between Annie and her mother can be very confusing and complicated at times. In the passage, symbols such as the thimble and the “black thing” play an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie John and her mother. Annie and her mother each have a black thing resting inside of them and when they begin to fight, the black things join together. The thimble rests inside of Annie and represents her sadness and her unwillingness to grow up and become distant from her mother. These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling.
Racial prejudice reveals pride and destroys even the closest relationships. It can tear apart families, ruin futures and even bring death. Kate Chopin takes the reader on a wonderfully crafted journey, showing the distinction between prejudiced and unprejudiced characters and connects the story to her own life experiences. Through many symbols, she masterfully leads the reader through the lives of many distinct characters in the South. With these many tools, Chopin conveys the truth about racial prejudice through her short story Desiree’s Baby.
The Oppression of Women Rosa Parks once said, “There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner.” Literature often reflects such oppression and how it can lead to despair in the characters’ lives. For example, the lives of Jane in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour,” and Miss Emily in “A Rose for Emily,” prove that an overwhelming amount of oppression can affect a person’s mental state. A woman in each of these stories struggles due to the oppression from which she suffers at the hands of either her husband or her father. Jane, in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” falls under the oppression of her husband.
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats. The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city.
Faulkner parodies the struggles of impoverished southern families in As I Lay Dying in order to call attention to the imbalance of societal ideals between people of different socioeconomic statuses in the United States during the 1920s. Faulkner uses the Tulls, a family of a higher social class than that of the Bundrens, as one of the most prevalent examples of this theme. Throughout the entire book the reader sees how the Tulls feel about the Bundrens and how they react to all of their questionable decisions. Cora Tull