Right from the start, Hester knew that Pearl was going to be different from the other kids because she was born a sin. Pearl acted differently from the normal kids, which may be because she wasn’t around other kids to see how they acted and learn from them. “The truth seems to be, however, that the mother- forest, and these wild things which it nourished, all recognized a kindred wildness in the human child” (Hawthorne 140). Pearl was connected more with the forest than she was with people. She spent more time in the forest, playing with flowers and moss, and she didn’t play with other kids because they didn’t want to be around her.
First of all, she is not a superior character at the start. She also does not really have a tragic flaw, her bad qualities only make her seem annoying and selfish, but do not heavily affect others. Her tragic end also does not occur as a result of her fate. She forces her own glorified end with the attention seeking action of taking her own life. As Katherine Callen King says, “...Antigone as she is lead to her death in punishment for disobeying her uncle’s order”.
She should have spoken up when Parris was asking questions, instead of accusing Sarah Good and Goody Osburn. Tituba tells Parris “Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn” (Miller 595). This passage shows that she felt scared and agreed to the lies that Parris was harassing her with. The women accused of witchcraft had nothing to do with the dancing, the witchcraft, and the charming in the woods. Tituba was only worried about saving herself, if she would have told the truth their lives would have been spared.
She has a stronger stomach and a different mindset than a majority of other women. For instance, in the text, it states: “Other mothers would have fainted at the sight of a bucket of blood; the bravest might have shuddered and passed by, but not this one!”(532). Basically, the author is saying that this mother had determination and was not easily grossed out by blood or odd species. The reader can interpret this to mean that the mother in this story is a brave woman who does not fit into the social norm.This is something that many readers find pleasing. To illustrate this theme the author describes that: “She had driven through a forest fire, gone boating in a hurricane, swum across riptides”(532).
Her face lighted. I ought to be shut up for good” (276). Phoenix thought the scarecrow was a ghost so she kind of was getting scared but when she found out it was not she laughed because she knew she was too old for this. However Phoenix kept going on her journey that shows how she symbolizes herself. Phoenix is not going to let some scarecrow and barbed-wire stop her from getting to town and helping her son and this symbolizes how brave Phoenix Jackson
American Horror Story: Close Textual Analysis In recent years, there has clearly been an explosion of the Gothic within the realm of television and cinema. Audiences are craving for more stories involving supernatural creatures; blood-thirsty Vampires become the “Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire”, Zombies become sympathetic. This general movement towards a Gothic with “friendly monsters” has been dominating particularly the television screen during the last 10 years. In contrast to this ongoing development, American Horror Story(FX, 2011-) appeared on the scene, clearly drawing on Gothic Literature and the Horror films that came before it. In regards to a close reading of this text, one has to keep in mind that the series is very much self-conscious
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Abigail Williams was one of the main characters that stood out. She clearly lied about the events that happened in the woods, but not only did she lie, she accused others, specifically Tituba, for her actions. Abigail came off as very innocent but in reality, she’s held very responsible. Overall, making her a great example of indirect
They also want her to be protected from growing up to fast and learning who she truly is, a betrayer. Without this knowledge, Lyra still does everything in her power to make sure everyone around her is safe especially her best friend Roger. When she finds out Roger is missing she embarks on a mission to save him from the Obliteration Board so that his daemon does not get separated from him, but through taking him on her journey she is actually putting him in greater danger. Lyra takes Roger to accompany her to where her father is being held captive by the bears, and when Lord Asriel see’s Lyra he is distraught, until he catches a glimpse of Roger. While Lyra is sleeping, Lord Asriel abducts Roger and uses him to escape into another world by tearing Roger and his daemon apart to create dust.
She chafes against restrictions put on by society, and is even buried in her original homeland. The female characters of As I Lay Dying do face hardships, but characters such as Dewey Dell and Cora set themselves up for it, rather than following in Addie’s footsteps. They are controlled by the patriarch-driven society and chose to accept it. Addie however, refuses to conform to this norm and ultimately leads her to not face the hardships the other women