As Rufus was carried in the house, his mother frantically entered the bedroom and pushed Dana aside. Margaret Weylin noticed Dana and asked for her name. She seemed to recognize Dana from the past but as she spoke Rufus interrupted her asking for some water. Margaret turns and looks at Dana, as if Dana is her slave, and orders her to “get him some water” (Butler 69). Failure to do so Margaret dismisses Dana to the cookhouse.
In "Sweat," the main character, Delia Jones, is portrayed as a strong-willed, hard-working washwoman who would wash clothes for white people. She worked tireless to provide for her family. Delia was married to Sykes, who would berate, beat and mentally abuse Delia, incessantly. For example, Sykes would walk into the room where Delia just folded clothing for the white people and find the whitest pile of clothes, stomp all over them and then kick them across the room, leaving her to clean up and restack them. Sykes was also openly living in infidelity with another woman, named Bertha.
”’(80). Curley’s wife then, being weak herself, saw a situation to be strong and took it. She put him down by using the N-word and then asking if he knew“‘what [she] [could]do to [him]if [he][opened] [his] trap?’” (80), implying that she would get him lynched. Using the N-word is a huge insult for African-Americans and lynching has a horrible connotation to slavery.
Towards the end of the marriage when Joe started to look horrible, sick, and fat, he thought that he would try to make Janie feel bad about her looks too. This is all important to the story because these little cases was what drove the two apart permanently. Janie’s beauty was what split her and Joe up. Janie developed some bitterness in the solitude that Joe and the town gave her, that was evident in the speech she gave to Joe on his deathbed. Janie grew into a more independant women after he and Joe got on bad terms, this is what made her stand up for herself and persevere through his
John’s four children started complaining of sudden pains and began “…crying out together in chorus” (Silverman: 56). Mr. Mather came to the assumption the witchery, in particular practiced by a washerwoman who had yelled at her kids was responsible for the children's strange activities. Cotton Mather vowed to "…never use but one grain of patience with any man that shall go to impose upon me a Denial of Devils, or of Witches".
Clean products are advertised. Through the characters’ actions, an enthymeme and a syllogism are used to show that men should help women clean, especially when they use Mr. Clean products. The syllogism takes the entire 30 seconds to prove. The datum is that women do most of the cleaning, which can be seen by the sad and tired wife who no longer wants to clean. It quickly leads to the warrant that women want help cleaning when the wife looks thrilled and turned on by her husband helping her clean.
You aren’t even allowed to look at another man; doing so may end in fatal consequences. On page 104, “Sharma tells a story about a woman, her friend, who was stoned to death because her husband accused her of looking at another man. Women were treated poorly for the littlest things. Many husbands beat their wives if they did something
The cause of Melinda’s dreary mood obviously comes from IT’s abuse. Andy Evans constantly harassing Melinda in the hallways reminds her of the horrid rape and keeps the image in her mind. This is why Melinda cannot wake up from her nightmare and is emotionally unstable. To sum up, Melinda’s dismal mood is greatly portrayed through the metaphors of
Once, Jimmy Taylor came walking by us yelling, “Melissa! Whattaya want with that old, fat, Black lady, any ways?” Before I could retaliate, Miss Johnson said to me, “Now, you musn’t, we must feel sorry for that terrible child. His mother must have done gone and not thought him no manners!” She actually wanted me to bow my head and pray for him.
She talks about how she was treated by Dr. Flint " But Dr. Flint swore he would kill me, if I was not as silent as the grave." Although in Jacobs narrative she was treated, in Douglass' his grandmother was whipped "The louder she screamed, the harder he whipped, and where the blood ran fastest, there he whipped the longest." He also talks about how bad women had it "He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome, would he cease to swing the blood-clooted cowskin." Then he talks about how slavery was like hell "It was the blood-stained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery, through which I was about to pass."
Zora Neale Hurston was an African American writer acknowledged for her short stories, being a folklorist, and an anthropologist. Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama, on January 7, 1891. She was daughter to two former slaves. “At the age of three her family moved to Eatonville, Florida.” (manythings.org).
Jealousy is an attitude or disposition in which one is apprehensive of losing a position or affection, and becoming resentful or bitter in rivalry. In Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier explores the issue of jealousy through numerous characters and their relationships Three of the main characters who are affected by jealousy are Maxim de Winter, The narrator (The Second Mrs. de Winter), and Mrs. Danvers. Through these characters, Daphne du Maurier creates a study of jealousy and its destructive power in Rebecca. Jealousy has two consequences in Rebecca, it is a destructive force that threatens to destroy both Maxim and the narrator as well as it also blinds characters to the true natures of others. Maxim de Winter, as husband to Rebecca and owner