When the speaker says “They brought down the marigolds as a matter of course” it shows how she expected the woodchucks to behave badly, but it still shows her frustration with them in her garden (10). In this verse it reveals how although she knows that it is only logical and natural for the woodchucks, she is still angry that they brought down her marigolds. In the next verse the gardener says that that the woodchucks have “ taken over the vegetable patch” (11). This shows how the speaker is furious that she is not in control of her own garden anymore, but the vermin she recently tried to exterminate have taken what is rightfully hers. The speaker goes on to say that the woodchucks have “beheaded her carrots” (12).
Dubose. Scout, Jem’s younger sister, calls Mrs. Dubose“plain hell.” (Lee 7). Mrs. Dubose is not a likable woman, a point made further clear when Scout describes her as “Horrible. Her face was the color of a dirty pillowcase, and the corners of her mouth glistened with wet,” (Lee 142).
“But because of affirmative action or minority something—she is not sure what they are calling it these days and weren’t they supposed to get rid of it?,” writes Claudia Rankine in her critically acclaimed American book, Citizen. Within this quote, Rankine begins to showcase the narrative of a black women in a society that strives to be color blind. Affirmative action has caused controversy as it threatens white supremacy since it favors diversity. The bitter attitude towards affirmative action expressed by whites, causes people of color to feel apologetic for their achievements and opportunities. Claudia Rankine reveals how white supremacist attitudes trigger people of color to live their life in an apologetic nature through the short stories of the cafeteria, the neighbor calling the police, and the Serena William’s celebratory dance.
In “House,” Lorraine’s mother deserts her family and, in “Alchemy,” Paula disappears. In “House” the mother abandons her daughters and creates in them a desperate longing to be reunited with her. The impact of her actions, particularly for Lorraine’s sister, Kathleen, is heart-wrenching. One morning Lorraine’s sister Kathleen awakens “choking and wheezing, her eyes wet with tears” (121). One of the most profoundly moving scenes in “House” is Thien’s depiction of two young girls waiting outside their former home on their mother’s birthday, hoping that she will return to them.
Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and many other girls in the small village of Salem when dancing out in the woods with Tituba, Mr. Parris’s slave. Reverend Parris sneaks up on the girls and everything goes downhill. Ruth Putnam and Betty Parris fall unresponsive. Betty is still and worrying her father to death, for he is in fear that possible witchcraft in his daughter could ruin his reputation. When Betty wakes and Abigail is around, Betty immediately brings up the fact that Abigail drank a charm of chicken blood to kill Goody Proctor.
Vera Friedman Toni Morrison Spring 2018 / Ms. Augustine Paper #1: Beloved 03/19/18 Beloved: Distorted Love and Broken Motherhood The novel, Beloved, demonstrates Toni Morrison 's ability to penetrate the unconstrained, unapologetic psyches of various characters who bear the awful weight of slavery 's concealed sins.
“Goodnight Saumensch” Rosa whispered. Saumensch means pig. Rosa just called her child a pig. Already at the beginning of the “The Book Thief”, not only does the reader see Liesel suffocate in the cruel words of her mother, but we also see her avoid any situation that could ignite Rosa’s abusive side. As soon as Max arrived in Liesel’s home there was a sudden shift in Rosa’s feelings and her concern for Max’s safety and Liesel’s sanity was evident as she terminated practically all of her abusive ways.
It takes her awhile to get Lennie comfortable enough to talk with her, but, in the end, she makes him cave in and listen to her. As they engage in deep conversation, Curley's wife starts to tell Lennie about the success she could have as an actress and that she never wanted to marry Curley. As a result, Curley's wife begins lowering her defenses and makes a fatal mistake. It starts out as simple as letting him stroke her hair. She tells Lennie to " 'see how soft it is' " (90).
Hilly Holbrook’s manipulative and condescending personality shapes her into the main villain of the novel, The Help. Her elite status in the town of Jackson, Mississippi, forces people to conform to her wants, and she punishes anyone who tries to challenge her. Due to her lack of concern for anyone other than herself, she becomes a brutal force against nearly every person she comes approaches. As mentioned in the book, Hilly is the epitome of the white woman stereotype. Aibileen’s analysis of the white women’s form of revenge accurately represents the character of Hilly.
Sonnets are commonly used for ‘love’ poems whereas ‘In the park’ is the exact opposite to that. In the first stanza we are introduced to an unknown woman sitting in park with her three children. Harwood has described the children as “two children whine and bicker, tug her skirt. A third draws aimless patterns in the dirt.” The technique of irony is used in this quote as she is referring the phrase ‘aimless patterns’ to her life.
Morrison provides the readers with the emotional landscape and the spectrum of black female sexuality of her characters who suffer from sexual violence. Morrison introduces Geraldine, a black women in town who is very sterile about her behavior, especially her sexuality. Whenever she has sex with her husband, she contemplates “why they didn’t put the necessary by private parts of the body in some more convenient place - like the armpit, for example, or the palm of the hand” (84). Geraldine and other women like her have been subjected to oppression from white society. Geraldine adopted the same norms of beauty and definition of womanhood as whites by emulating whiteness.