When she is there, Dee is exposed to the high end life and develops herself into what she considers a more sophisticated person. Mama however, think she has turned into a selfish, egotistical snob who has a false representation of their true heritage. Dee insists on taking the quilts made from remnants of their grandma’s dresses, even though Mama had already promised them to Maggie. Mortified by the thought of Maggie turning them into rags by everyday use, Dee argues that the quilts need to be put on display. In her mind, Mama thinks back to the time when she had offered the quilts to her; “I didn’t want to bring up how I had offered Dee (Wangero) a quilt when she went away to college.
The protagonist from “The Turn of the Screw”, is perceived to be despearate as she tries to achieve her dream but her personal pride leads her to an unstable condition. The author depicts the Governess believing that to attain her goal of gaining attentionby her employer, she must be a hero. Therefore, she invents lies about seeing her predessors haunting her pupils. Nonetheless, the more times James makes the Governess mention the ghosts the more she believes they are real and they, “want to get them (the children)” (82). The Governess is blinded by making it appear she sees the ghosts that she looses herself in her own lies leading her to an unstable condition of not knowing what is real or not.
Then she even quickly considered departure, probably death, from what could be saw God 's will brings home her trouble at the opportunity to the reader, however her overcoming such a trial is the thing that takes into consideration her proceeded status. This is contrary to "Joslin" another caught lady whom Rowlandson encounters, Joslin however succumbs to her pain and begged the, “ Indians to let her go home…and yet vexed with her importunity…they knocked her on the head, and the child in her arms” (Rowlandson 284). The comparative favors Rowlandson, as she defeated the trial and martyred herself to suffering God 's will rather than battling His will and enduring a more awful destiny as an outcome.
This made us feel biased towards specific characters, especially Rosaura’s mother and Luciana’s cousin. An example of that is when her mother says: “Get away with you, believing all the nonsense you’re told!” or “That one's not your friend. You know what you are to them? The maid’s daughter, that's what!” This examples make us think that Rosaura’s mother does not care about Rosaura’s feelings, but she is really just trying to help her daughter. Another example is when Rosaura is talking to Luciana’s cousin.
She is ashamed because his hands cause her to feel both pleasure and to become terrified.. This is one of the various memories that Naomi repressed before her aunt Emily gave her the advice to never deny your past. She is able to get through to Naomi to tell her that refusing to acknowledge your memories whether they are horrible or amazing can haunt you or cause you to die of guilt. In return
Skeeter first says, “Would it really be so terrible if I never met a husband?”, to which her mother replies, “Don’t. Don’t say that Eugenia”. Her mother not only replies but also physically reacts, “She presses her hand to her stomach, the very thought advancing her ulcers”. Imagery is used here to impact the reader by showing how disgusted Skeeter’s mother acted after the simple thought of her own daughter having different thoughts to other ladies her
She wanted to create an atmosphere where we are suspecting and doubting the words of the mother. Whatever the mother says, the reader is to take the opposite of what is really happening into account. She exemplifies this through the use of repetition of the mother saying that the child walks backwards, and by the second time she repeats this phrase we are fully aware of the mother’s true intentions of abuse. Perhaps the poet intended to invoke emotions of anger and confusion from the reader as they have written the poem in a very raw, realistic way. The poet is attempting to extinguish the bystander effect amongst her readers by choosing a very solemn and tragic mood to place emphasis on the reality of child abuse that goes unreported due to people not questioning what they are hearing.
Philips feels as if she is at fault for her Hector’s demise because of her strong admiration, leading her to believe that she was being selfish in her love for her son. Much like Johnson, she uses this emotion to take her attention off of the fact that her son is gone. Philips focuses on past actions and feelings as a way to derive her attention elsewhere than the tragedy that has already passed. Even towards the end of her poem, she addresses her son as if he is still alive and can communicate with her (and now sweet babe). In Kubler Ross’s staes of grief, bargaining is also accompanied with the wonder of what will happen to the individual suffering most from the loss.
Separating from one’s true values may lead one to betray their own family and culture. In the short story Everyday Use a young woman who disregards her family inferiorly is faced with the conflict of self identity. The author reflects betrayal of family values through his exposure of heritage and education in the story. Heritage unveils the concept of who Dee is and the disconnection from her own shows her inadequacy to have one. Dee tries her best to stray away from the life she once had and went the extent of changing her name.
She just starts saying how her son has gone crazy. The motherly thing to do is trying to understand what was happening so that she can help and protect her son. Instead she jumps to conclusions and calls Hamlet insane. She acts very self-centered and more concerned for herself and what that could mean for her and not expressing concern for her