You don't see your sister using that junk.” Connie’s mother urges her to be neat and more responsible like her older sister, June. June receives constant praise for her maturity, whereas Connie just gets insulted and nagged. Being compared to your sibling can cause you to feel inadequate and worthless. The thought of you not being good enough would always be popping into your
‘I’ll never tell,’ she sobbed,” (299). She cares about her love than what her father thinks or does. She loves her lover so much that she doesn’t care about the consequences of what happens next. Blanca, the daughter of Pedro and Clara does not care about her parents thoughts at all towards her lover. Blanca becomes very careless about her parents’ feelings but mostly her
Just because Robert wasn’t able to physically see his wife, the narrator believed that he wasn’t able to make his wife happy any other way rather than complimenting her looks. He fails to look beyond the surface and thinks that being able to see is everything. This is why he doesn’t know his wife as well as he should. The narrator’s wife always made tapes about events going on in her life and sent them to the blind man who always listened and sent a tape back. The narrator says, “She wanted to talk.
However, this was not done in Waverly’s favor. Waverly felt as if the attention was unnecessary, and that her mom was very selfish to use Waverly’s fame to improve the impression that other people had of her. The mother put all the focus on herself, as
[Camus 3]. First Meursault doesn’t know what date his mother died, showing him that he is submissive to find out which date she actually dies, he just doesn’t give effort in the things he does. Albert Camus shows Meursault’s insignificance feelings and actions to his mother and as he sends her away and when she dies, he doesn’t care and is disrupted by her and her presence. Another way Meursault shows the unimportance of women is Marie’s relationship. He shows is imbalanced relationship with Marie through his lack of love and emotion towards her.
Through her hard work, O-lan catches her husband’s attention and “he [is] ashamed of his own curiosity… she [is], after all, only a woman” (29). O-lan defies the usual mold of a wife by attracting the recognition of her husband. On account of society’s expectations of a wife, Wang Lung immediately regrets his interest in O-lan. Drawing yet more attention from Wang Lung, O-lan works in the field with him. Even after a long day in the sun, O-lan “would have no one with her when the hour [to bear her child] came” (33).
She states, “She began to wish he would die; yet she did not want him to die because then his salary would cease.” (4.2) She doesn’t care very much for her husband and Ivan only married her in the first place because it was a social more and would be proper. Her opinions about Ivan’s death are irrelevant since she only wants him alive for financial reasons - to pay bills and buy things.
Her father was not so bad” (20). The passive tense creates an unsure tone, which shows her ignorance because she is so innocent she tries to convince herself against actuality. She continually tries to convince herself life with her father is manageable, but it is not. Eveline works so much, but has to deal with paternal and financial issues because her father says, “she used to squander the money, that she had no head, that he wasn’t going to give her his hard-earned money to throw about the streets” (21) which “had begun to weary her unspeakably” (20). She does not accept her life at home is sad, even if she has to deal with chaos which she cannot even describe.
Jane Austen’s ‘’Pride and Prejudice’’ revolves around the connection between two major characters, Darcy and Elizabeth, in which demonstrates their influential capability. Due to Eliza-beth’s social status, Darcy is considered to be proud and arrogant revealing his pride by which he treats her insincerely. Consequently, the key characters contribute by adding various reasons for making misguided judgements on one another. However, many obstacles caused Darcy and Eliza-beth to change their feelings and their perspective. The first impressions of the major characters af-fected the chain of events that occurred throughout the novel.
She didn’t like her sister Maggie she also doesn’t like her mom allot and she didn’t like their house. From the main changes Dee made was changing her name. “No mama, she says not Dee, wangero Leewanik kemanjo “(Walker, 318, 25). She also brought her friend with her his name is Hakim-a-barber.
For Shin, in the camp, the idea of family was nearly nonexistent. He wasn’t made because two people loved each other; his mother and father were just forced to marry. “Neither bride nor groom had much say in deciding whom they would marry. If one partner found his or her chosen mate to be unacceptably old, cruel, or ugly, guards would sometimes cancel a marriage. If they did, neither the man nor the woman would be allowed to marry again.”
Curley’s wife begins to regret living on the ranch with Curley. She starts to regret living there because of the way they treat her. And also because she could be doing better in her life instead of sitting around being bored and only being able to associate with Curley. Curley’s wife states “ I tell you I aint used to livin’ like this, I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 88).
Everyone everywhere struggles with conflicts on a daily basis. Some of these conflicts may be external conflicts as well as internal conflicts. Just like our lives, literature that is composed has a combination of these internal and external conflicts. These conflicts are as follows: individual versus individual, individual versus self, individual versus technology, individual versus society, and individual versus nature. Although, “What You Pawn I will Redeem,” by Sherman Alexie, and, “Where are You going, where have You Been,” by Joyce Oates have several different conflicts throughout both stories, in this paper I will focus on the internal conflicts of both of the fundamental characters, Jackson and Connie, and I will utilize different literary
Since the age of 13 it has been common in our society for a young teenager to act older than they’re supposed to be. However, while some consider making there own money for doing minor labor work for their parents as “being responsible” Connie, a fifteen year old freshman, took it to whole different level. She was a reckless teenager who was all talk and no play. Instead of helping her parents out at home or thinking about her upcoming year in highschool all she wanted to do was flirt with older guys with her friends. She wanted to be involved with the wrong crowd and wanted to grow up way too quickly.
One way to interpret and analyze the short story called “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates is to compare it to the story of “The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.” In Oates’ short story, the main character is a problematic, pretty, teenage girl named Connie who “couldn’t do a thing, her mind was all filled with trashy daydreams” (Oates, 1). Throughout the story, Connie is described as someone who is detached from her family and feels as though she is misunderstood. There is not much that excites her except for music and the drive-in restaurant that she refers to as her “sacred building” and a “haven and blessing they yearned for” (Oates, 1).