Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences. She doesn’t know how to see the harm in what she does, and in the book it said, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed,” (page 323). Mayella destroyed one of the only things she cared about, and that’s because she didn’t learn the value of the truth. Mayella Ewell’s life is made up of many lousy things which all come together and shape her as the erroneous girl that she is. She is uneducated, has no values, and because of this, doesn’t deserve to be treated with equality.
In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff suffers injustice throughout his entire life. Not only was he unwanted as a child but he was also ridiculed for his physical appearance, tormented by Hindley, and emotionally stabbed in the heart by his one true love, Catherine. Although Heathcliff is in a constant search of justice, he does not know how to find it. Throughout the novel, Heathcliff constantly uses revenge in order to seek justice but always ends up more disappointed than he originally starts off as. At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in.
Jane explained her living conditions. She said: “He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I feared him, and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near.” (Bronte 8) When Jane is giving us a description of her childhood, you can’t help but feel concerned for her safety. After Mrs. Reed had enough of her, Jane was sent to an orphanage that was erupting with sickness. There, she got her education, and became a diligent governess. She had no family, no friends, and no money.
I would talk in class but was not able to allow myself to create new friendships. Eventually I began making friends, but they did not bring me the same feelings of joy the others had, so I never allowed myself to be any closer to anyone. I would often spend the lunch period hiding in a bathroom stall crying, not because people had been mean to me or I had problems at home, I just felt so deeply unhappy with myself that I did not know how to deal with it. The sadness was then accompanied by numbness, and I finally thought of a way to deal with it. I started inflicting physical pain upon myself as a way to distract from the emotional turmoil I had been in for so long-- and it worked.
J. D. lived, almost his entire adult life, recluded and refusing to talk with the press. Holden expressed his aversion with society by criticising people all the time, and classifying them as 'phonies'. Salinger expressed his childhood frustrations on Holden's life. Created a character based in his problems, that is why Holden criticizes so much everything, because he was made of problems,
Not amount of saying exercise will help, or saying that I just need to make more friends would help either, because I never like bothering people, or even feeling like I could bother people, I hate being selfish and I hate just hated how I felt, it made me feel worse. This vicious cycle of feeling terrible, being angry about how I feel, than feeling terrible again. These emotions, of sadness and angry, were swelling inside me, until one day I just started crying, I didn’t care what my mom thought, I didn’t care what anyone though, I just cried for what felt like hours. It was like a bubble that finally bursted. I let out all my emotions, and I didn’t care what people thought.
My mother kept breaking down into tears and my father kept comforting her, and I assumed that it was just a result of my behavior and that it wasn’t a big deal. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t really care what was wrong. I was blinded by nostalgia and I focused more on the people I had just left behind than the people who had been there for me for the entirety of my life right in front of me. The six hour drive home that followed was miserable, as I refused to talk to anyone. My parents made multiple efforts to begin conversation, as they were curious how the program went.
Memories of my horrendous childhood often drift around my mind, along with the anger, and pain I once suffered. Too quickly, I had grown up. I despised those who tore apart my life, and left me to endure the hardships as a consequence of my family background. My kindness towards others was left unnoticed, as the revolution became the sole purpose for the lives of the
How was I supposed to deal with that? It was equally as weird, because for awhile, I could not look at him when we walked past each other in the hallways. I told him everything and the fact that he held my secrets was a major problem. He could use them against me if he wanted, but he never did. I cried for a week and soon I began to be able to live my life without
As everyone prayed, Elie felt like “an observer [and] a stranger” because he had disconnected from God, and as he defiantly continued to eat instead of fasting for Yom Kippur, Elie “felt a great void opening” inside him as his last bit of trust in God faded. At the end of the novel, Elie no longer thinks about God, or hopes for His mercy. His faith has completely left him, and the horrors of the concentration camp forever destroyed his aspirations of being a holy
Hunger, deprivation, and loss of freedom from the outside world were all common feelings in the Secret Annex. For months mental and physical illness could be felt deeply. There was no time for leisure or having a childhood with fear of the fear of the Nazis coming to take either the Frank or Van Daan family. Nor talking, walking, or even using the toilet were permitted. Every day in the Annex was a bore for Anne since she was no longer able to express herself.