If she were to change her point of view or look at it from another angle, she might have seen books as a door to opportunities and other possibilities. Nevertheless her close mindedness is what pushed her kids away, caused the death of her husband, and left her living alone. Moreover, Jenny, throughout the majority of the story gives the reader the ability to sense that she is scared. This fear is what caused her life and most of the people that are in it to take an unfortunate turn, which is what makes her such a powerful character. When one reads the story "The Boat" from the portrayal of the mother through the narrator.
Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up. The tragic hero fabricates false dangers to compensate her desire to be needed by her sister who has moved on with her life. Nea feels abandoned becausen Sourdi matures while she remains a child. Ma and Sourdi remain connected with traditional customs that Nea simply cannot understand due to her exposure to American culture. Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble.
We have Tom and Daisy who would like to go back to “their vast carelessness” and leave all the troubles they made for other people to clean. Their daughter is “absolute little dream” (p. 74) and is a tool for her mother to get more attention from others, she is there to be shown off and become the center of attention. We also have Gatsby who had hold on to his dream and did everything to get the love of his life, but when Daisy found out what he does for a living, her image of him was shattered and Gatsby was left with a “dead dream” (p.86). Here we see how the dreams can de destroyed and people might have two different reactions toward it. Daisy crawls back to her unhappy marriage and forget her love for Daisy, Gatsby on the other hand goes after her and is still hopeful that she get a divorce and they get marry and live happily ever
Of course, not all would feel that way about a story, as not all stories end with a ‘happily ever after’. But how does the reader know or more so, feel, the story will end in a certain way? Simply put foreshadowing. In Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, following the story of Werther, the main character, there are many hints given throughout the book that hints to the fate of the man and his ‘unrequited’ love for Charlotte. In the events that lead to the unfortunate demise of Werther, there was evidence that was present that would lead to Werther’s very own end.
Although she struggled in her early stages, Mabunity kept her parent’s promise to travel to United States of America, her fortitude and endurasim conducted to her success as a ballerina. At the time Mabunity was in the orphanage and she knew that her number (27) meant that she would get the least amount of food and that the Auntie that is taking care of them hated Mabunity because of her spots, she immediately started to find a way to win her back. All the kids were afraid of Auntie, except for Mabunity, when a lightning struck besides Mabunity, she didn’t hesitate and insisted Mabunity Suma that she is a witch. Mabunity knew that Aunt Fatima was watching so she performed her “voodoo powers” in front of the orphanage kids to scare the Aunt. Furthermore leading to her countless act of kindness, at the time the devils attacked the city again, Mabunity witnessed her teacher
In turn, 16 year old Amanda "rebelled" against her family and eventually married a black man. Tara is Amanda's daughter who now has to deal with societal pressures from being mixed. Lydia has her reputation to uphold through her daughter's rebellious actions, but in trying to maintain a good image she changes the way she treats her family and gives in to societal pressures that she faces. On the contrary, Amanda modifies her actions based on her belief of equality and completely rebels against what her society claims is the right thing to believe. Tara experiences the other side of society with her grandmother and gets her first taste of the bitter world that racism is a part of.
Personally, I believe that the author made a brave decision that added a level of complexity to the story. An example of the bold character changes in Go Set a Watchman was when Jean-Louise said, "Atticus, I'm throwing it at you and I'm gonna grind it in: you better go warn your younger friends that if they want to preserve Our Way of Life, it begins at home. It doesn't begin with the schools or the churches or anyplace but home. Tell 'em that, and use your blind, immoral, missguided, black-lovin' daughter as your example. Go in front of me with a bell and say, 'Unclean!'
She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
Wilson, probably wasn’t meant to become deviant but seeing his brother and dad act in those ways influenced him. When they interviewed Wilsons, sister she said everyone compared Wilson and his brother and that made me think he of him being a secondary deviant. As far as Peagler, goes she did go through a rehabilitation process that included being an activist to other women, helping other people get their GED, and counseling. I don’t think she was a true deviant, and I think she should have released immediately. Violence, played a major role in Peagler life because she missed seeing her kids grow up, her family was stressed out over the situation, and because she was a victim of domestic violence she lost her life, mentally and later physically.
Charlie's mother is a controlling, using, backstabbing woman, she is constantly telling Charlie and his father what to do thinking that she is the queen of everyone and everything. But later, Charlie got more courageous and stood up to his mom. One night Charlie caught his mom having an affair and she told him that he was going to be in trouble for being out this late. But he stood his ground and told her that she was in the wrong not him. It takes courage to stand your ground, especially to your mom.
Azucena helps him to shut the large gap between his past experiences and emotions so he can confront them. He sees that, “Azucena had surrendered her fear to him and so, without wishing it, had obliged Rolf to confront his own” (page number). Rolf remembers the time of his abusive father and how his disabled sister “who spent her whole life hiding,” would wish that her father would fail to recall the disgrace of her being born (3). Azucena is setting an example for Rolf bye letting him help her in a dangerous situation allowing Rolf to realize he can open up his fears from the past to her. Azucena appears to be the Damsel in Distress trying to seek help from Rolf Carle but the author unexpectedly twists the archetypes around by making Azucena the one who saves Rolf.
Lee uses a somewhat background character to show this in her work. Mrs. Dubose, an elderly neighbor nearing the end of her life, “ was a morphine addict,” but always intended “ to break herself [free of it] before she died” (178). Often times Jem would receive her cold remarks while passing by her house, thinking her primitive and rude, never understanding her hidden constant battle. Upon her death however, he learned that behind all of her snarkiness she was a person with integrity who did not want to be tied down by a worldly substance, and began to see Mrs. Dubose as a person to be respected. Readers in today’s world know how widespread addiction is, and can now see the advantages to looking closer in order to find the true qualities that define the individual.
At a young age, Sonya began prostituting herself in an effort to keep her family from starving. By doing so, she ruined her reputation and set herself up to be exploited by men. Sonya gives all of her earnings to the family and is willing to suffer to ensure her family’s survival. The suffering that she must encounter provides her family with their material needs and assists the progress of others’ spiritual redemption. Critic Malcolm V. Jones puts it best when he says “[h]er humility is allied to a deep compassion for the suffering of others and a tremendous capacity for self-sacrifice.” (82) Sonya’s faith in God is what genuinely carries her through life and keeps her from feeling distraught.