The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness. That also made her become more vulnerable to the real dangers and the evilness that exists in the world. That danger was represented by an old man who pretends to be an eighteen year old boy that seduced and kidnaped Connie. The end of the story Joyce Carol Oates leaves it open to the readers, because that way it makes the reader think of what might have happened, whether she got raped or whether she is killed, after the main character leaves with the antagonist of the story. Oates shows that ignorance, narcissism and the lack of
By recounting numerous tragedies and their effect on people throughout the story, Alvarez emphasizes the wickedness behind suppressing one’s unassailable rights while also underlining the importance of sacrifice. The difficulties of the Mirabal family to live under the Trujillo rule and still resemble a family ultimately culminate in the deaths of Maria Teresa, Minerva, and Patria and the removal of Rafael Trujillo. Readers are more adept to connect and respect the story of the Mirabals due to Alvarez’s constant reverent tone. Though lacking the same valor as each sister, Julia Alvarez does carry the same sense of passion in herself and for human rights. In the Time of the Butterflies will be a novel remembered throughout the ages, just as Julia Alvarez had
Theatre reflects the society in which it is in. Use of particular elements of drama and production in Harrison’s Stolen and Keene’s Life Without Me and evokes the audience’s engagement and understanding of the dramatic meaning that is created. By exploring the development of the character’s personal concerns the audience can effectively engage with and consider the cultural issues expressed in these two plays. By highlighting and exploring these key issues the audience is challenged and confronted with a representation and reflection on parts of Australian culture. The thematic issues and concerns of both plays include – Racism, Discrimination, Persecution, Lack of Respect, Identity, Belonging (or lack of), Discovery and the issues of Home.
I can’t help what’s past. I did love him once but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
Linda Brent sought to escape Dr. Flint’s increasing threat and inevitable sexual abuse by having an extra-marital affair with his neighbour Mr. Sands. In comparison to Dr. Flint, Mr. Sands seemed to genuinely care for Linda, even helping and protecting her from Dr. Flint. Linda believed that being sexually involved with another man would deter Dr. Flint from pursuing her; however, this only worsened her situation -- Dr. Flint threatened to keep her as her slave forever, and Brent had two children with Mr. Sands. The greatest difference between the speakers of these two narratives is that one is a mother and the other is not; however, mother or not, they both understand the extremely terrible consequences of raising children as an enslaved
Interestingly enough, foolishness seemed to be a common theme that followed deception. Seen first in the first few chapters when Roxy switched the children, foolishness found its place underneath the controversial action. Roxy does not feel bad and said that it was not a "sin” ( Twain 11). This recklessness exhibited by Roxy eventually leads to the predicament that I have chosen to use as my scene. Her decision to directly influence the lives of the children helped expedite the character development in “Tom” and “Chambers.” I chose the scene where Tom gets sold down the river because it shows the irony of the situation.
The morphine is a symbol of corruption by the white world, and because it is a product of the people Niska develops a hate for, that she finds it difficult to fight its effect on Xavier. “I cursed them with everything I had as they receded with no my father into their own world” (TDR, 53). Furthermore, Niska’s stories have an influence on Xavier because its distracts him from the pain, the drugs and the awful memories. “THE STORY AUNTIE TELLS me brings a smile to my lips” (TDR, 250). This is what Xavier needs indeed, to remember who he is because he is in between the world of the whites and the world of the Cree.
Freud’s discussion about the apathetic emotions towards hysterical patients by doctors is similar to how the husband overlooks his wife’s sickness in “The Yellow Wallpaper.” From further analysis, it is believed that these doctors, along with the husband, are threatened by hysterical patients because it makes them layman. In order to portray that idea into a well-written summary and response essay, all the rhetorical situations were considered. By doing so, it has also helped me accomplish aspects from the Course Learning Outcomes. The first thing I thought about when writing this essay is the rhetorical situation. Similar to the last essay, the audience is my professors.
In The Storm in my Brain Mary Seymour draws parallels to her life from many of Sylvia Plath’s writings, but she especially identifies with The Bell Jar. She details her fear of being labeled mentally ill after a psychotic break, describing her desperate need to feel normal. Her belief that things could not get any worse than they already had, became a feeling of immunity. This fantasy was destroyed when she had another breakdown - when the bell jar descended once again: The idea that a smart, attractive, middle-class college girl could sail into insanity, for no apparent reason, fascinated me. It gave me a shivery feeling to learn that life was so precarious and unpredictable…By then I had read Plath's novel twice more.
Themes Some of the main themes of the story are as followed: The haunting of the present by the past tragedy Inheritance The time of change between the 19th and 20th century War (vaguely) Beauty is only skin deep Look Before you leap Evil is punished and good is rewarded (karma) Love is blind When in love one must suffer It takes a village to raise a child Knowledge is power be curious always Happiness is not a state you drive at, but a manner of traveling Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult Some reasons for these are: How Grace is still in shock and affected by the secret after all these years, the ending of the story, how Hannah and Robbie ended up, Lady Jemina’s children, The House at Riverton itself, The war, how society was changing