By the end it is revealed that Lise is the cause of her death. She plans her death by making Richard kill her. However, instead of making Lise a damsel who is the victim in Richards murder, Spark twists the narrative and makes Richard a pawn in Lise’s game. In The Driver 's Seat, Spark writes that Lise is the one driving and forcing Richard to go with her, not the other way around (87). Lise is calling the shots, she is in the driver 's seat, metaphorically in the sense that she holds the authority, and literally in that she physically has to drive Richard to the place where she instructs him to kill her.
In “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, the sheriff, Mr. Peters, is struggling to find a motive for Mr. Wright’s murder case due to his sexist views. However, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, are able to find significant clues that lead to Mrs. Wright’s motive because they relate to her living conditions. Although Mrs. Wright claims to have been asleep during her husband’s murder, the women conclude she strangled her husband, Mr. Wright, as evidenced by the slaughtered canary, the broken bird cage, and the errant quilt patch. The slaughtered canary wrapped in silk is a significant clue, which leads to Mrs. Wright’s motive. When the women unwrap the bird, Mrs. Peters notices that “somebody wrung its neck.” It does not make sense for Mrs. Wright to kill her own bird because it was the only thing that brought light into her life.
O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters. O’Connor made the Grandmother a women so that any reader felt lower than and feel below in authority. The grandmother is shown as a pushy woman with characteristics of selfishness. These characteristics show when she insisted on going to the old house. When she realized that Bailey was not too keen on the idea, she made up a story about treasure to get the kid’s to help beg their dad.
Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock utilizes metadrama within its plot to stress the uncertainty that develops regarding the accusations that Miss Lizzie faces concerning the murder of her parents. At the end of Act 2, in lines 586-595 metatheoretical elements are present when Miss Lizzie denies the indictments that are directed towards her, concerning her involvement in her parent’s deaths. In line 593 The Actress regains control of her own character and comes to the decision that Lizzie did in fact kill her parents by saying “Lizzie you did” (Pollock 429). However, Miss Lizzie replies saying that “[she] didn’t. [The Actress] did.”; since this scene is metadramatic, it allows Miss Lizzie to transfer the blame for the murders onto The Actress (429).
Hester Prynne is punished by being put on the scaffold and receiving the scarlet letter “A” and also by being put into jail. Throughout her punishments, Hester somehow finds a way to stay kind to others and remain her genuine self. “She offered up a real sacrifice of enjoyment, in devoting so many hours to such rude handiwork.” (77). This quote represents how Hester is kind to the poor and uses her skill in needlework to sew clothes and garments for the needy. This quote also shows that needlework is tough labor as the quote states “ such rude handiwork”.
Marion and Norman have a few chats, later on, she is murdered by what could be an older woman. An investigator arrives searching for a missing person and he is then killed. Her sister and former lover make a journey to the Bates Motel and discover “Mother”.
Furthermore, the practical idea of the medical institution was to keep her away from becoming more ill, but in the end, it was rather destroying her more as she faced the truth of the inner reality of her life. Finally, the short story concludes with the narrator still trapped inside the secluded room. The setting emphasizes the narrator’s life by showing internal graduation of frustration that was going through her mind. As a result, Charlotte Gilman provided evidential clues from the text to distinguish and make clear of the setting. “The Yellow Wallpaper” verifies the understanding of the setting and cultivates the perspective of the characters.
Miriam once again sacrifices her own safety for her friend Laila by interfering. Ultimately, Miriam murders Rasheed to protect Laila. Laila offered Miriam refuge but she refused knowing that someone would have to admit to the murder. Miriam admitted to the murder and was sent to prison where she would await her death. In prison Miriam held a role she never held before; the others viewed her as hero.
This exemplifies to the readers that through the mother's eyes, Maggie was so extremely upset that Dee was once again going to win by taking the quilts because Maggie truly understands the meaning of the quilts and deserves to not be defeated by Dee. The author also reveals Maggie through her mother's eyes and how she already was going to give Maggie the quilts. While the mom was talking to Dee she fortifies that ,"I promised to give them quilts to Maggie"(Walker 64). This depicts how the mother grasps the fact that Maggie is particularly familiar with the family's heritage and culture that surrounds the meaning of the quilt. The mother believes Maggie recognizes the quilt's importance to the family by it symbolizing the family's heritage and the pride and memories it
The Symbolism of Quilts in Everyday Use Alice Walker’s 1973 short story, Everyday Use, is about a rivalry between a mother and her daughter, and how they have a complicated relationship in regards to their heritage. The two characters named Mama who narrates the story and Dee who was the annoying, selfish one have a complex relationship. The issues both of them had was that Dee cares about her life and being smarter than caring about her family, and Mama became upset. Mama with the help of her sister, and mother has decided to create clothing called quilts. The quilts were handmade, used for bedding, and portrayed the artistry of the family.