In contrast, the epigraph from Stage 4 falsely states, “Your students feel more at home and their self-confidence grows. Everything begins to make sense” (insert). In this section of the story, the dance for the girls and boys occurs; at this dance Claudette forgets her choreography and experiences a breakdown where she nearly reverts to her native lifestyle displaying that she has only been trying to impress the nuns and that despite her progress, she will never be accepted by society as a human. The epigraph asserts confidence when chaos and confusion are what is revealed; the Jesuits may be lying to the nuns about the fact that in Stage 4 the girls should be comfortable because they are trying to preserve their power and once people start doubting them they would lose their power. A very common and relatable idea associated with politicians that Karen Russell illustrates is that we must be lied to and shielded to create
As a whole, the epigraphs do not reliably describe Claudette’s development. The epigraph suggests that new students will be happy during the first stage of their education at St. Lucy’s, because “everything is new, exciting, and interesting” for the students (p. 225). Claudette describes the fun she has with other members of a pack as they explore the environment of St. Lucy’s, as the girls spray “exuberant yellow streams all over the bunks” (p. 225), but this fun is mixed with anxiety, as when the girls sense “some subtler danger afoot” (p. 228) when the nuns approach the girls to give them names. Claudette’s enjoyment of the new environment at St. Lucy’s is therefore mixed with fear and discomfort.
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
When Miss Hilly read this book she attempted to come after Minny by getting Aibileen fired. Because of Minny including the chocolate pie and how Miss Hilly ate two slices of it, she not only freed herself but others as well. One day Minny calls Aibileen and tell her that Leroy was fired and when he asked why,. the boss say Mister William Holbrook told him to do it, and that Holbrook told him it’s Leroy nigger the reason, and Leroy tried to come home and kill her. This is the time Minny breaks down and states that she can no longer take this and starts to cry.
I knew what she was thinking. She has grown up, and I had merely grown unworthy of her love.” (83) Nea finally realized she was being foolish the whole time. Chai’s protagonist in “Saving Sourdi”, Nea, is naïve, impulsive, and brash. She is unchanging and narrow-minded. Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up.
During the party Rosaura was asked to do chores such as serving cake, and orange juice. Rosaura found the party to be entertaining, but later realized she was only a “pet”. The story states “...Rosaura’s eyes had a cold, clear look that fixed itself on Senora Ines’s face.” Instead of receiving a gift from the party, Rosaura received two dollars for all her hard work as an employee at the party. Rosaura learned the real reason why her mother was right, and why she was invited. This shows her trait as an innocent girl.
In Ella Enchanted, the main character, Ella, has been given a curse by her godmother, Lucinda. The curse makes it so Cinderella has to do everything she is told. Cinderella’s stepsisters use the curse against her and make her do things that she would not do because of her good nature. In Ella Enchanted, the glass slippers are used in a different scene than most Cinderella myths. The slippers are stolen by Ella because her sisters
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
The kids and Anse violated her aloneness which she cherished. She did not view her children as her own but as Anse’s. To get revenge on him, she had an affair with Whitfield and ended up having Jewel. Her affair was not done in love though, for she did not believe in love. It was done out of her deep hatred for