She was never happy and satisfied with what she had and always daydreamed of large ballrooms… decorated with oriental tapestries and lighted by high bronze floor lamps. She wanted to be the envy of all other women. When her husband gets an invite to the ball she wishes to appear wealthy to the other women at the ball. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy friend, Mme Forestier. At the ball, she becomes pretty, elegant, gracious and smiling than all the other ladies, and she finds herself enjoying the party.
African Americans thrived in American culture during the 1920’s, as the Harlem Renaissance invigorated and empowered people of color to create artistic and literary works. The expressive movement allowed Africans to gain a new identify in America and prove their worth in a predominantly white society. The African American literary prolificacy soon ended as the Great Depression caused colored people to return back to their pre-established assumptions of artistic inadequacy and incompetence. The decline in the American economy increased political and social tensions, resulting in the return of African American discrimination. Zora Neale Hurston addresses the recurrent African oppression in the 1930’s with her publication, Their Eyes Were Watching
This marriage could be said to be Janie’s best. Unlike previous times, Janie had finally learned to always care for her loved one. In one particular scene, Tea Cake had left to gamble and win money for the two of them, and Janie’s behaviour during this time is explained as, “Janie waited till midnight without worrying, but after that she began to be afraid. So she got up and sat around scared and miserable. Thinking and fearing all sorts of dangers…
Another technique Vonnegut uses is word choice. On page 5 Harrison is at the ballet and asks the dancers who would like to be free of their handicaps. The quote describes the beautiful ballerina who volunteered herself, “A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow.” The author’s word choice compares the idea of the ballerina rising and a swaying willow. It shows the extreme grace of the dancer as she stood to dance with Harrison.
Parris tries to remember a verse, but stop when he hears a familiar song. This was a Barbados song in which he spent some time there before enter ministry. Then he sees all of it, first a girl naked running into a bush screaming, Tituba sings as loud as possibly with her hands raise in front of the fire. Betty his daughter screams at the sight of him and drops to the ground. Then Abigail drops a bottle as she turns to look at
As Abagail talks to her uncle about what happened that night in the woods she says “we did dance, Betty was frightened and fainted” (miller 10). Abagail and the rest of the girls were dancing and casting spells and she’s trying to cover it up and lie to her uncle and tell him they were only dancing because that’s the only part he seen. Towards the end of the book when the hanging and blaming starts and the town finds out that her and john proctor has had an affair before, they realize all of the non-sense is Abagail’s fault just because she wants john.as Hathorne and parris has a conversation, Hathorne says to parris “she has robbed you? Parris responds and says thirty-one pound is gone, I am penniless” (miller 132). As there talking about Abagail running away and steeling her uncles own money, it shows how mendacity she really is.
Furthermore, this passage indicates a higher point in Helga's cycle of melancholy and depression, where when she is fleeing from her responsibilities she is happy and hopeful of the new place she is heading. Once she lands in her new place, “the pleasant present and the delightful vision of an agreeable future she was contented, and happy” (46). Then on the very next page, ‘it didn’t last, this happiness of Helga Crane’s”. So while she is happy when moving on to new places she does not stay that way, loneliness and anguish creep upon her.
“At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale
One can easily see this in the parties at Gatsby’s place. During the parties there was a “great number of single girls dancing individualistically”. This proves that it was now acceptable for women to be on their own during social events, without being held back by men who would order them around. Girls at the parties are said to be dancing “individualistically”suggesting that they are now enjoying their new freedoms. Women were now independent and not restricted to be at social events without being accompanied by their husbands, unlike years prior.
Most people expect others to crumble under the weight of a situation that seems impossible to get out of. Yet, Angel did not allow the abuse and molesting Jordan did to her bring her down. Angel found an escape, dance. The book it states,"In the six years since the arrest and conviction of Jordan Sparks, music had helped Angel to heal and grow. "
Then alyss had Gone to the pool of tears and had Jumped in and was transported to London. There was a carriage and she thought her mother was in it so she tried to run after it then she told the Guard. He said “I am princess Alyss Heart The Queen is my mother and-” “Your-?
So she quietly took a step back and think of a way out but when she did she stepped on a stick and cracked it. The serpent got up and started to yawn. It suddenly stopped and looked at her with fiery red eyes. She panicked an ran through a door that just appeared in the sand, with the serpent hot on her trail.
He places one hand on her back- using the other one to hoist her up. Peony was almost up and standing again when the dirt underneath her good foot slides forward- taking her with it. She lands hard on her bad foot, letting out the most blood curdling scream that either of them had ever heard. The walkers getting closer- her heart was beating faster and faster- head throbbing with it in sync. Peony had just gave up on running when she feels an arm slide under her legs and another across her back-the world spinning in her head as Rhett lifts her off the ground.
I smiled but didn’t move. I looked out at the dance floor at the couples stepping, hopping, and twirling. Sometimes I could barely walk across a room without tripping on the colors in the carpet. I had no idea how I was going to dance gracefully across the floor without making a total fool of myself. “Nervous again?”