Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Patria was the only one spared, besides Dedé, who never joined her sisters in the revolution. (Wasn’t that a wise choice?) Before arresting Patria’s husband and son, the secret police ravage their home, tearing apart everything they own and burning the remains. This is one example of the evil tactics the secret police used in order to spread fear and prevent the Dominicans from rebelling. After witnessing the life she built being burned to the ground and her husband and only son snatched away from her, Patria collapses, crying, tearing up the grass at her feet, and wailing up to the heavens in grief.
Curley’s wife resists this and becomes scared, she screams for help. A panicked Lennie grabs her and stops her from screaming, unknowingly suffocating her. Lennie runs away, fearing the worst, leaving her dead body. With this, the entire plantation was after Lennie. A scared Lennie rushes to his friend Georges need.
Another similarity is they are both loud and irrational. Blanche always exaggerates about everything and screams profusely. When Mitch leaves her she walks outside and screams at the top of her lungs knowing she will never have a good man in her life. After Stella was beaten by Stanley, she threatened to leave him and take their child with her. Stanley watches Stella walk up the stairs to her friend’s house when everything hits him at once.
Abigail’s affair with John Proctor, which had ended seven months previous to the beginning of the play, causes her to be blinded by desire. She uses the witch trials to get revenge on anyone she wants, but her main target is to kill Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. Abigail bullies girls in her town to be loyal to her, while she feels no loyalty towards them. One of the girls Abigail bullies is Mary Warren, a servant of the Proctor’s. Mary tries to stand up to Abigail and tell everyone it’s all a lie, however, when Abigail threatens her of witchcraft, she gives up and joins Abigail again.
Death take you all – you and your father” (Euripides 20). Her irrational decision is caused by the misery she is in, and it overrules her rational thinking. The threatening tone she gives her children helps illustrate the fact that she plans to have death take her children & Jason, due to Jason’s betrayal to her. Even her children are endangered due to her irate state of mind. Furthermore, this connects to
In the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast.
This disobedience only adds to the conflict which is not good for either of the two. The mother then finds out that she has breast cancer. Lola, the daughter, has no sense of empathy towards the mother. They still fight like crazy. And after more time has gone by, the daughter finally decides that it is time for her to run away and literally get out of the hands of her mother.
As Ammu grew older, she “learned to live with this cold, calculating cruelty. She developed a lofty sense of injustice and the mulish, reckless streak that develops in Someone Small who has been bullied all their lives by Someone Big” (TGST 181-82). Her revolt against her father is symbolic of women’s revolt against all patriarchal authorities which dehumanize and devalue women and deny them their proper space. But Ammu is determined and she “did exactly nothing to avoid quarrels and confrontations. In fact it could be argued that she sought them out, perhaps even enjoyed them” (TGST 182).
Even though my mom was as awful as she was before she let me go, everyone always reminded me of how stoked my mom was while she was pregnant, but years after I was born I watched her slowly wither away. Day after day she would come home at all hours of the night bringing home groups of people at a time. They loved to pick on me and throw me around, but they had no idea what they were doing, they weren't in their right mind to understand they were picking on
In the beginning of the novel, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Mabel is constantly represented as an awful mother when described by her daughter, Cora. Mabel spends her whole life on the Randall Plantation before one day running away, leaving Cora behind. Cora perceives this as an act of selfishness and is furious that Mabel didn’t say goodbye. Cora thought “it was incomprehensible that Mabel had abandoned her to that hell” (Whitehead 98). If the plantation was bad enough for Mabel to leave, it must be just as bad for Cora
She ruined her career when she was sixteen and had a baby. She did not follow the rules to acting and her Another reason that she ruined her career is that she was Britney Spears little sister and she ruined the Spears name entirely. She went to make her own choices in life and her choices lead to her destruction of her career.
As she explained to me my father sexually assaulted her and was currently locked up for murder. Searching the internet for more information on this man, more and more disturbing news pops up. Crying to my mother begging her not to tell my siblings, I was ashamed and I was already picked on about my hair and being a cry baby. I didn’t want to give my sisters anything else to pick on me about.
In the story The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf illustrates the universal struggle between life and death. Woolf portrays in passing the valiance of the struggle, of the fight of life against death, but she acknowledges as well the difficulty of this struggle. Woolf’s purpose in writing this essay is to depict the patheticness of life in the face of death, and to garner respect for the awesome power that death has over life. Throughout the essay Woolf adopts a calm, observant, and sophisticated tone in order to present her message and experiences to her readers through imagery, symbolism, and her use of personification.
The novel written by Julia Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies, is about four sisters: Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Mate Maribal. They live the the Dominican Republic during the presidency of Rafael Trujillo, a ruthless leader. As they grow up, resistance groups start assembling, and the sisters join in hopes of saving their country, while also trying to live their lives. The theme of fighting and also trying to maintain normalcy in life is the best theme in the entire book.