Comparison/Contrast Essay 1 “Good People” and “Hills Like White Elephants” are stories that portray young couples facing an unwanted pregnancy and the decision of whether to terminate the pregnancy or keep the child. Jig in “Hills Like White Elephants”, is headstrong and knows what she wants to do about the pregnancy, will have the baby and the American will likely stay with Jig. Despite the decision she make concerning the pregnancy, his feelings of affection are genuine for her and the child. In the story “Good People” Sheri will likely terminate the pregnancy despite her religious convictions.
The man violates both the Maxim of Quality and Maxim of Quantity: he says what is not true, and he repeats the same sense three times. By saying he respects the girl’s choice as well as the operation is really simple, he is expressing the idea that he cares about her, but since the operation is so simple and safe that nothing needs to worry about, he wants her to do it. He is trying to win the girl’s trust so that she will agree to have an abortion. But his words are feeble, only making the girl angry at him.
It seems as though the American wants to just toss her aside, because she is troublesome, and means so little to him. This same white elephant symbolism holds true in the case of the baby, as it is clearly unexpected, and moreso perhaps, unwanted by both parties to some degree. Even the mother herself doesn’t want the baby to some extent, because it would probably mean losing the man. This becomes clear, given her willingness to get an abortion it when she thinks about her life with the man going back to normal if she does. “And if I do it you’ll be happy, and things will be like they were and you’ll love me?”
Also when the man tells his mother what happened she says “I figure, you know if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right” (Garofalo). His mother doesn’t understand his actions but knows he does them because he wants to be treated right.no matter what the situation. This also demonstrates the theme of treat people the way you want to be treated. In Conclusion, “Thank You Ma’am” and “A Victim Treats His Mugger Right” both show the same central theme.
They both show the stubbornness of the male characters and they believe what they think is right for the women, even if it is the right decision. “Hills like White Elephants” shows a man that says that loves “Jig,” but if he really loved her he would show support and start a family with her. On the other hand “The Yellow Wallpaper” John is ignoring the fact of how his wife is feeling. In addition, John makes fun of her acts and reactions. The title of the story is a mystery “Hills like White Elephants” meaning a hidden secret, an innocent unborn child that is a barrier in their supposed loving relationship, where the man has the last word in the decision making.
Women realizes that without work and salary had make them lost their confident as individual to pursuing a professional job because they don’t know their worth anymore. For example the author state, “a Time magazine cover story on “The Case for Staying Home” and a “60 Minutes” segment devoted to a group of former mega-achievers who were, as the anchor Lesley Stahl put it, “ giving up money, success and big futures” to be home with their children. (Warner, 2013) Women thought that by stay home will solve the relationship issues and that women will be recognize as a good mother, but O’Donnel’s experience prove this to be wrong. Women who are working, they value their self more and put their self in front of a lot of things like marriage and manage work
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
Sometimes the distaste and hate will lead people have the most powerful passion to gain a successful life. The short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter, depicts the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman Granny Weatherall about how she is jilts in her whole life. However, Granny didn't let this stand in her way of having a successful life because it doesn’t mean that she needed to have everything she desire in life. Even though she never get rid of the jilts, her life was filled with joy and love with her family and career, because those success is what she earn after sustained effort instead of just getting what handed to her life. Sitting around not getting over the jilt was not an option for Granny, but that is why Granny went on with her life, made the most out of her life, and since she did all this her death even reflects her successful life.therefore, jilting becomes the
This tension and conflict eventually lead to her own death, as she realises who she is, and with that, realises she can’t live in her society anymore. “She understood what she had meant long ago when she said to Adele Ratignolle that she would give up the unessential, but she would ever sacrifice herself or her children” (Chopin 188). Society would expect her to be who she’s supposed to be, but she doesn’t want to act in that way. It adds a new meaning to the work, as it shows that people are in constant conflict with different parts of their life. They can’t love anyone until they love themselves or figure out who they are.
BEST PARAGRAPH At the beginning of Oates story, Connie is viewed as a young girl with no cares in the world except for the idea of having physical beauty. Joyce Carol Oates wrote that Connie would “look right through her mother” because “she knew she was pretty and that was everything” (323). By including this, Connie is seen as a self-centered girl who only wants people to speak to her if she will make sure they drown her in compliments. She refuses to retaliate to her mother because her mother just doesn’t understand the “hardships” she has to go through to look attractive.
For our group and our shared love of food we figured that a social norm that had something to do with that would be perfect for us. We decided that the norm to drive through a drive thru needed to be tested. Why should cars be the only ones with the fast access to fast food at their convenience? We believed that people should be able to walk through the drive thrus if it is more convenient for them.