The townspeople talk about Mr. Hooper and imply that he might have been with the maiden before her passing, which would mean he cheated and his plighted wife. “Why do you tremble at me alone? cried he, turning his veiled face round the circle of pale spectators. Tremble also at each other! Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil?
The author ,Susan Strehle, further supports this when she analyzes Nathan’s true personality and prejudices and states that “Leah comes to realize that women have no place in her father’s system of values...in Nathan’s view, their proper role is quiet, humble acquiescence to and support the exceptional man” (###). At one point, Leah admits to the evident gender inequality both in the Bible and the eyes of her father when she says “ For Father, the Kingdom of the Lord is an uncomplicated place, where tall, handsome boys fight on the side that always wins...What do a girl’s bravery and righteousness count for, unless she is also pretty” (Kingsolver 244). Both the quote by Strehle and following quote by Leah reveal that Leah begins to struggle and resent the environment and people that she grew up around because her wish to be seen as an equal was found neither within her father or the Bible. As Leah begins to witness her sister’s decline and her own lack of equality that she longed for from her father, she began to doubt her place within the environment that she grew up in and in the Bible. Once Leah realized her fight to gain the acceptance and equal opportunities through her father, she began to have a distrust in all that she once cherished.
The final supporting part of the theme is how Sal accepts her dad’s and Mrs. Cadaver’s relationship with each other. At first Sal disliked how her dad liked being with Mrs. Cadaver. She still wasn’t understanding why her dad was with this random lady and is enjoying being with her. Sal didn’t want to know how her dad and Mrs. Cadaver knew each other, and hated to have dinner with her dad and Mrs. Cadaver. Also Phoebe made Sal believe Mrs. Cadaver killed her husband, how her voice sounded like dead leaves, and how her hair was wild.
Viewing The Misfit as a tragic figure, we sympathize with his actions and feel remorse for who he has become. The readers see him as a victim and sympathize for his actions, including killing the elderly Grandmother. Although he is an awful person, because he is a male character, it is acceptable for him to have issues, but it is not acceptable for a woman to have any sort of issue. As the Misfits says, “She would have been a good woman...if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life” (O’Connor), this suggests that the Grandmother was an awfully annoying woman, but if she had a man there to keep her in line, she would have been a decent
Ophelia and Hamlet were in love which in turn made it burdensome for her to forgive him for killing her father. Similarly to Hamlet, Ophelia went “mad” when her father was killed. Specifically, Gertrude said, “Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element” (Hamlet 4.7.172-175). Ophelia had to be bored up because she couldn’t handle the distress that she was feeling. Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance.
In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the Grandmother and the Misfit are reverse images of one another, even though they are opposites they still have some of the same attributes. In the story, the grandmother is seen to be a selfish woman who wants her way any and all the time, and a person with little memory. The Misfit, on the other hand, is a man who feels that he has done no wrong in his life and should believe that he should not be punished, however, he thinks it just the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Both the Misfit and the Grandmother are controlling individuals. The Misfit is controlling by nature.
Harry has an especially troublesome childhood because his aunt and uncle (the Dursley’s) loathe him, calling him “boy” (Book 1 p.34), and take every opportunity to insult his parents. When Harry’s great aunt comes to visit, the Dursley’s abuse escalates. His aunt has particular derision for Harry’s parents, even calling his father a “. . .
They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me. (SteinBeck 60). SteinBeck shows how their society treats the elderly and the handicap: SteinBeck had Candy say that in order to foreshadow that they are going to get rid of him at some point just like they got rid of his useless dog. When Candy says “ when they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me.(60).
The most pervasive theme is racism. The white policeman- - whose father lost his janitorial business because of particular governmental policy regarding minorities in society hones - is irate at African-Americans. A youthful African-American carjacker spouts the incendiary Black Power talk of the 1970s. Stereotyping is another theme in the film. For instance, the white DA's wife associates the locksmith with being a pack part in view of his ethnicity.
He wants to be just as good as his father was a previous salesman and inventor. He also wants to be successful like Ben, however Ben took a risk and worked hard, rather than Willy who believes his charm will be able to let him take flight in the world. He is very insecure about how people view and treat him. When comparing himself to Charley, Willy claims that Charley “he’s liked, but not well liked,” then contradicts himself saying that “ they respect him because he’s a man of few words”(24) Charley then confronts Willy about his philosophy that being well liked leads to