One example is when Melinda states, “I stumble from thornbush to thornbush- my mother and father who hate each other, Rachel who hates me, a school that gags on me…” (pg. 125). Melinda feels as though she is trapped in thorn bushes because everywhere she retreats to she is an awful position. As a result, Melinda is miserable and constantly mopes around. Another way Anderson incorporates a metaphor to present Melinda’s low emotional health is when Melinda says, “There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs.
It isn’t right.” (162) as the townspeople are beginning to stone her. The fact that she is actually the scapegoat of the story is perhaps the strongest points of irony in the story. “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is another irony filled story. It is the story of a woman who finds out that her husband has passed. Mrs. Mallard upon hearing about her husbands death does not react in the usual way instead “She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment.” The usual setting after bad news is given is one of gloom or darkness.
She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
‘No, not him!’…And now, down it dives towards the man she wants immune to her words’’ (Page 84). The bird attacking Dr. Payne displays Yolanda’s fear of her own words, the fear that the language she speaks will hurt her loved ones. She is threatened of the hostile words that will transpire from her, and due to her dismay she will harm everyone around her. Her character develops as someone who is fearful of her highly advanced intelligence, and that her fear will consume her identity of never being able to communicate properly again. The black bird is used once again as a representation of Yolanda’s mental distress.
Racism, a hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Based on this core foundation, is the book To Kill a Mockingbird. The story of Scout and her exploration of racism in her life is what makes the book a show of what racism is in its purest form. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the theme that racism is a negatively influential factor in everyday life is shown through Scout and the events that take place in Maycomb. We first see Scout experiencing racism in the street when Lafayette Dubose rudely teases her and Jem because her father is a “nigger-lover” for taking the case on the side of Tom Robinson.
I have shown this by stating quotes, and evidence to the quotes about why Chinese Cinderella is depressing in each paragraph. So, in conclusion I have shown why this novel is a depressing story, Adeline gets beat, her friends and family die or are separated from her, and her family pet does damage to Adeline and her pet duckling. Happy or not, Chinese Cinderella is a depressing
In “The Farmer’s Children” Elizabeth Bishop uses the literary techniques of characterization and symbolism to convey the negligence that stepchildren feel from their parents which can lead to severe consequences. Bishop portrays the idea of neglect that stepchildren feel from their parents in troubled families by characterizing the stepmother. In “The Farmer’s Children,” while the children are playing outside the stepmother shouts, “Put that child down! Didn’t I tell you the next time you made that child cry I’d beat you until you couldn’t holler? Didn’t I?” (Bishop 288).
This is important because it proves how dehumanized the nurturers have become. If they don’t understand what they are doing, then they can dictate what is wrong and what is right. This can lead them to do horrible things, when the leader tells them that it is right, and to
People's individual experiences can shape the way they respond and interact with each other and their environment. Experiences such as falling in love, the death of a loved one, growing up in a harmful environment may change people's perceptions of life and their individual conceptions about the meaning of life. Some people experience horrid experiences and are inspired by these experiences in better themselves and make their lives the best in order to achieve their ultimate goals. Others may have equally bad experiences but may choose to follow a different, less successful path filled with actions and emotions which end up instigating Moore harm than good. The choices people make in response to their experiences exemplify their individual mindset.
They shouldn’t have been so self centered and actually considered the consequences of the decisions that they were making. The Capulets are a great example of showing that not being there for your child’s life can make them unstable. Consequently the child would soon make poor decisions which will get them into trouble. Hopefully now the Capulet’s will put other people’s opinions into
Also, Scout demonstrates compassion for Boo Radley who is an outcast of society because of rumors spread about him. Atticus expresses compassion in To Kill a Mockingbird by acknowledging that Mrs. Dubose cannot control her actions even though she is very mean to his children. After Atticus finds out what Jem has done to her camellias, he shows compassion towards Mrs Dubose by talking to Jem about how what he did “to an old lady was inexcusable” (128). Mrs. Dubose struggled to control her morphine addiction before she passed away, causing her to act mean and aggressive towards Atticus and his children. Atticus wants his children to understand that some people cannot control their actions even though the reason is not apanent.