The absorbing idea in this story was, not judge a book by its cover. We see this show out throughout the story like when everyone thought that Billie was this strong and emotionless girl. So they treated her with awful comments every day but she pretended to be fine with comments soon they got the better of her and she ends up crying. The needed to understand Billie for a person rather than her appearance. This also showed that even the toughest looking person can be hurt awful things that said them or being done to them.
This happened in a different story as well. In, “The Fault in our Stars”, the blind guy was mad that his girlfriend broke up with him so he started smashing Gus's trophies to get his anger out. Everyone in the real world knows that bottling up anger inside of you can stress you out even more than if you were to break something unintentionally. Anyways, when she saw Miss Lottie's reaction to her destroyed flowers, Lizabeth realized that her impatience with the kids destroying her flowers was not because her flowers were ruined. It was rather that the kids were picking on her.
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. After doing so and being gone for some time, the daughter realizes that she misses and loves her mother very much. However, when they meet up again, the same sort of physical fight happens. The daughter is then sent to stay with her grandmother.
Griffin wanted to experience the differences between the white and black communities, a line that no one else attempted or perhaps even thought to cross. Moreover, the supposed differences seemed too large a deterrent to confront or fix. The news that someone had actually tried caused a volatile reaction amongst some outspoken white Southerners. There was a very dark period of time directly after the experiment, filled with even more distrust and racism, but it wasn’t purely due to the fact that someone had the guts to pull this off. It was the realization that everything that they had been conditioned to think or react was in fact just a shield to control the what was the “inferior” race in their eyes.
He used Africa as a false reason for escape. He wanted to flee from himself and the reality into an illusion (Wagner 6). Cullen realizes that he must end his African heritage but he does not want to surrender his black heart and mind to a white society. He was angry with the racial inequalities in America (Overview 1-3). Critics would agree that Cullen’s images of Africa are lies.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there were many moments where all the characters lacked commitment and loyalty. There were little girls accusing women of witchcraft just because they didn’t like them. The girls were practically murdering the poor women themselves, all to get rid of someone and save themselves. No one was loyal to their own spouses, or was committed to a job without panicking or getting jealous at someone. The characters had no morals, and disregarded them.
(Mary Warren) She’ll Kill me for saying that.” (955) Due to Abigail’s intimidating personality, Mary Warren is scared to tell the truth in fear the girls will turn on her, as Proctor is forcing her do. The audience interprets her threats as pity on the girls as they are insecure. They can also see that most of the girls don’t actually believe any of the witchery, they are just doing it in fear of
The girls in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible lied about the elders in Salem resulting in the excommunicating and deaths of several of the townspeople. Teenaged girls still lie about adults and adults’ lives are still ruined by the lies. Universally, one of teenagers favorite targets to lie about is teachers and coaches. They lie about grades, about bullying teachers, about homework, and about the abuse from coaches and all the lies end up costing the teacher, not the teens. The girls in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible lied about the elders in Salem resulting in the excommunicating and deaths of several of the townspeople.
She had more pictures of herself scattered throughout the house, than she had of her two children. Another example of her narcissism is while doing an interview she states that her daughter was expelled from a boarding school, while in reality Joan pulled Christina from the school, because she had sexual relations with one of the students there, and Christina fights back and points that out in front of the interviewer. Joan is infuriated and pulls Christina aside, and begins to yell at her. What made Joan the most mad is that she told Christina not to ruin her interview, and then she goes on to ruin it. The
Thank You Ma’am By: Kush Can you imagine a woman who would kick a stranger and then later in the story feed the same person? Well, in the short story, “Thank You Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, the protagonist, does just that. She has a very complicated personality because she is hostile, but still lonely and caring. A big indication that Mrs. Jone hostile is, after, a boy made an attempt to steal her purse and failed, he fell. Mrs. Jones, “...simply turned around and kicked…,” the boy.