As the traditional idol she is, Emily is the subject of the intense gaze and judgment of the entire town and the narrator representing it. Instead of connecting with Emily, the townspeople create distorted interpretations of a woman they know little about. They attend her funeral more to satisfy their own curiosity about the town 's eccentric than to pay their respects. The women came “mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant – a combined gardener and cook – had seen in at least ten years.” (“A Rose for Emily”)
Some also say that he was just a selfish man who was afraid of losing his daughter and housekeeper. So when he dies, Miss Emily does not know what to do because she has been locked away from the world for so long. Her father was the only person she knew along with the only person she had ever loved, so when he died, she was left completely alone. It is no surprise that when Homer Barron comes to town and becomes very close to her, she finds herself willing to do anything not to be left alone again. Even if it means killing him just so that he, unlike her father, could never leave her by herself
She was the sign of misfortune in the entire novel: deprived of sexual interaction with her husband for twenty years, delivering Milkman as a consequence of a shock from a frightening accident, and withstanding the physical violence of her husband even in front of their children. She was never respected or seriously loved by any male characters in the novel—Milkman was ashamed and careless of her, Macon her Husband hated her, and even her father was somewhat embarrassed by their intimacy which Ruth intended. Ironically, she was the daughter of the great Doctor who has a street named after him and the wife of Macon Dead, who is the richest person in town. This contrast emphasizes the tragedy of the character that despite her superior or seemingly advantageous status quo, she still led a miserable life. Morrison quoted that she started the book as an attempt to shatter some of the common stereotypes the 1960s has brought to African American community, which, as she reckons, has left out an enormous portion of the racial character for over-emphasizing the beauty and strength and thereby
It’s the kind of violence you only read or see in fiction, and to here described as truth makes me sick to my stomach. Thompson knew that being this descriptive would help him make his point and provide persuasive evidence that the Southern slave system was morally wrong. Thompson makes it impossible to even begin to defend the slave owners and supporters of this system. My final example is when Thompson’s sister was sold to a new, crueler master, and upon seeing her mother for the first time since she was sold, wept. “As soon as my sister saw our mother, she ran to her and fell upon her neck, but was unable to speak a word.
Most eminent is the situation between Crooks, the stable buck, and Curley’s wife. After being foully spoken to by the farmhands and Crooks, Curley’s wife verbally attacks the only person considered below her, Crooks: “‘Listen, N***er,’ she said. ‘You know what I can do to you if you open your trap” (Steinbeck 78). Despite the abolishment of slavery occurring years ago, Curley’s wife calls Crooks a slave without a second thought at how he feels. Steinbeck’s carefully-selected words reveal how tough life was during the Great Depression with the distinct separation of social-classes.
William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” chronicles the life of a southern woman. Without looking much into the story, one might just assume that Miss Emily is a mad woman, killing her lover that plans to leave her. However, if one looks farther into the story, the reader can see that Miss Emily is a very troubled woman. Throughout the story, Mrs. Emily refuses to acknowledge or deal with any kind of change, even that as simple as getting a mail box; her refusal to change is due impart to her overbearing father who sheltered her throughout her life and can also be seen as a symbolic representation of the South and its refusal to change following the Civil War. Right off the bat, the reader can see that Miss Emily does not deal well
She never saw him graduate and she won’t be able to see me graduate. At her funeral, everyone was happy. It was a beautiful funeral until we arrived at the graveyard site. My mom just burst out in tears and said, “I’m going to miss my chica.” My aunt’s funeral was one of the saddest days of my life.
Blanche represents the old southern ways of The South, while the contrast to her is Stanley who represents the new Industrial Age. Throughout the story Blanche is constantly trying to recreate her past and bring things back to the way they used to be. This happens when she tries to persuade Mitch to be her suitor, but this is ruined by Stanley because he told Mitch the horrific past of Blanche. This makes Blanche realize that her past will always haunt her and this is where the readers start to see the old south dying out. Stanley finishes destroying Blanche by physically and sexually assaulting her.
Losing someone is a tragedy, which is how each of these books end. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby ends up being killed and his past lover, Daisy, does not bother to visit him or care for his death. Because of this, the readers feel sympathetic towards Gatsby and how heartbroken he must be if he knew that Daisy never even cared about Gatsby and instead only cared for his money. In The Fault in Our Stars, the tragedy of Augustus’s life being taken away by cancer is not only heartbreaking for the readers, but heartbreaking for Hazel. She is left behind with the pain of living without her true love for the rest of the life time she has left.
Story of an Hour In the reading “The story of an hour”, the author shows tragic irony. It is the use of dramatic irony in a tragedy, so that the audience is aware that a character’s words or actions will bring a tragic or fatal result, while the character himself is not. Louise Mallard has heart trouble, so she was informed carefully about her husband’s death. Her sister, Josephine, tells her the news. Louise begins sobbing when Josephine tells her of Brently’s death and goes upstairs to be alone in her room.
It is clear that in her era, Miss Emily was seen as traditional American Southern women, who lived to become an inferior women to man but was later a burden to her society. She was a lady who was secluded from society, lived a psychopathic life, which at the end, and was no secret for the town’s people. While Miss Emily was alive, she lived in a secluded home of a single father, thus leading her to be dependent upon him. She did not have much of a socially engaged life, for her father drove men away. When he finally died, Miss Emily told the townspeople that he was not dead, and finally, on the third day, let the town’s people buried him (William Faulkner 1105).
At first, things were relatively ‘easy’ for Thomas no major battles and no deathly injuries, She wishes she could say the same about her Husband William. William caught Pneumonia during the war and really drained Thomas, she was unstable, which eventually got her downgraded to a private. Which got her put into more battles specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, she fought for her hometown. Thomas fought hard for the union but her journey was cut to an end when her leg was blown off by a Confederate soldier. “Now I understand why those men were crying, I understand why this war needs to end, I understand everything now,” She wrote this passage while she was hospitalized.
Janie 's second marriage came when she left Logan for a man named Joe Starks. Joe promised to give her the world and treat her the way a lady should be treated. Unfortunately Joe had a turn and he turned to be a bad man and ended up dying. After Joe dies Janie meets Teacake the husband who treated her the best but it was the one that ended the worst of them all. Logan was her first marriage Janie did not want to marry him but her grandmother forced her to because Joe was a rich man who owned a lot of land
A year after Diana’s death she was not forgotten but acknowledged in different ways. In the article Time, Anne-Marie O’Neill and Kim Hubbard published an article on A Lesson in Loss. The article quotes “Her grieving ex-husband was touched the most by her death, Charles is the one showing the effects of his loss.” Charles is now the good guy who is the single parent.
One step Forward, Two steps Back. When most people think of intense racism, they think of the horrible ways people of color were treated many years ago. Unfortunately, many people think racism is a thing of the past, when this is, in fact, false. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, racism is shown as common practice to many and a monstrosity to very few. Unfortunately, in the small town of Maycomb County, racism wins out as an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping a woman and is sentenced to death.