While, commonly, in modern America, we as a society are more accepting and liberal concerning sexuality, that has not always been the case. In the novel, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, the female protagonist, Lady Brett Ashley, experiments with her sexuality in a way that is very ahead of her time. However, because of the modesty of the time period, she is heavily looked down upon, even by some of her closest friends. The stigma surrounding a woman’s sexuality in the patriarchy of the 1920s affects Brett’s mental stability by means of creating an extremely low self-esteem and a fear of commitment within her, and a fear of betrayal within Robert Cohn; these are portrayed through her inability to sustain, and be happy in, a monogamous relationship. She wants to be proud of who she is and enjoy her life but is seen as society’s bad girl in light of her promiscuity and physical appearance.
Like Water for Chocolate is a radical novel which illustrates how male and female characteristics are interchangeable in a time period and culture where gender roles are all encompassing. The female characters depict characteristics typical of men such as authority, masculinity, and sensuality. While the male characters portray more feminine roles, therefore accentuating the way gender is presented. Through the reversal of gender roles traditionally represented as masculine and feminine, the author is able to show how gender roles are exchangeable and should not be based off of physical sexual orientation to directly define the personality of the individual. Mama Elena is forced to take on both the mother and father figure of the house.
The Devil and Tom Walker Outside Atlanta, Georgia in 2015, Tom Walker and his wife lives near the projects. One day, Tom takes a shortcut through the projects to go get some cigarettes from the liquor store for himself. When passing by the drug dealing house, Tom meets a mysterious stranger, who carries a gun in the back of his pants, and goes by the name Devil. Tom trips over Devil’s foot and says to Tom, “You need to watch where you’re going!
In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, how did three people's actions affect one person? Soda, Johnny, and Dally’s choices affect Ponyboy by staying calm, helping others, and making sure other people are okay. First, to make sure other people are okay, Ponyboy’s brother Soda decides to send Pony a letter whenever he is in Windrixville, because he wants to tell him how bad Soda and Darry feel and that he wants him to come home. “‘Hey Ponyboy’- he fumbled with a piece of paper in his back pocket-
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Darrel “Darry” Curtis appears cold-hearted, but he is not. First, after Ponyboy sleeps out in the lot and Darry slaps him, Ponyboy narrates, “Darry looked at the palm of his hand where it had turned red and then looked back at me. His eyes were huge” (50). The part that says “His eyes were huge” shows that Darry really didn’t mean to hit Ponyboy. Darry isn’t really cold-hearted and cruel, but he hit Ponyboy because he was worried about him and didn’t know what to do.
Everybody has a soft side, they just don’t always chose to show it. Some people keep theirs a secret, as a defense mechanism because they are afraid of getting hurt. In S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, one of the main characters, Dally, doesn’t reveal his until the very end. He has been hurt before, and is scared that if he lets it show, the same thing will happen again. However, very soon after he reveals his soft side, he is hurt worse than ever before.
Jim’s Minstrel Mask Slaves in the 1800s were seen as dim, ignorant people, underestimated by the white culture. In Huck’s story, the reader can see a different side of slaves. A side that has not been shown in history textbooks, or taught frequently by teachers of the sort. Jim in the novel demonstrates the cleverness, the quick-wittedness, and the overall intelligence of an individual in the face of extreme adversity.
The book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes follows provides many lessons and themes for the reader. The main character Charlie is either the cause of the lessons or provides insight on the lessons themselves. Charlie 's Conflict with his past experiences with his mother 's treatment of his mental illness teaches the reader that even if someone is different mentally they are still human through Charlie constantly being abused and experimented on, and his recorded thoughts of just wanting a friend to see him as an actual person. Through Charlie’s journal the reader gets an in depth look at what he truly feels. This is clearly shown whenever he makes a note of him being treated as something inhuman, even after he becomes intelligent.
When exploring for this character I came a lot of interesting choices that I loved. Fortunetly I found an excellent character that is complete new to repertoire of character. The character I have chosen to portray is John, the wild man of the jungle. John has a wonderful rich background, which explains his personality, also the physical manners of John is fun to play with. John is character that I am very excited to portray and with the monologue from There will be Blood John will be force to be reckoned with.
Recently the Manchester family suffered the loss of their loved one, Gregory Neil Manchester in an accident, on March 14, 2016. Greg’s immediate and extended family was genuinely overwhelm with emotions by your exceptional generosity of flowers, food, contributions, cards, and assistance in many ways, not to mention the collective attendance fat his memorial. We will always be thankful for your compassion, treasure the emotionally spoken prayers, and kind words by many. As the year pass us by, and the do every so quickly, remember Greg as the “Old Soul” he was, and that he departed this earth doing what he loved. Remember to be kind, caring, laugh, and be grateful for the opportunities you have with family and friends, spending time doing