Pearl uses her mischievousness and utter curiosity to gain clues, or to depict other characters. Without Pearl’s opinion, Arthur Dimmesdale probably would not have agreed to confess his sin along with Hester. Pearl is never, throughout the entire novel, afraid to “spit it out”. Her mother constantly tries to shush her little girl due to her becoming embarrassed by her daughter’s random outbursts. Using her “fiendish” techniques, Pearl realizes the identity of her father fairly early in The Scarlet Letter which utilizes Dimmesdale to hear from Pearl to “take her and her mother’s hand” (Hawthorne 139,
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters. O’Connor made the Grandmother a women so that any reader felt lower than and feel below in authority. The grandmother is shown as a pushy woman with characteristics of selfishness. These characteristics show when she insisted on going to the old house. When she realized that Bailey was not too keen on the idea, she made up a story about treasure to get the kid’s to help beg their dad.
It is said that telling the whole truth may jeopardize you, the other person, andthe relationship. This is true because in season one Alison and Aria catch Aria’s dadhaving an affair with another woman. Now that they knew the truth about her dad theyhad the choice of keeping silent so her mom does not get hurt about her husband havingan affair.2) Lying: The text states that lying is a breach of ethics. It also talks about the “benevolentlie” which is as unmalicious, or even helpful, to the person to whom it is told. This dramashow has millions of lies within it.
Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
Nora lies and cheats out her friends and family in the beginning but then learns to use her superego in the end. She goes through act one listening to her id and focusing on her desires. Throughout the rest of the book she becomes more aware of her superego. She becomes more rational about her problems and chooses the best possible solution. She becomes a strong independent woman by leaving her husband because she felt she protecting not only herself but her family as well.
She then realized that there was no point so they then began to warm up to each other. Metaphors are used through the whole book. Another example is when Lily was learning about her mother from August. She compares the knowledge to a curse on someone’s life, and how she “traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth” (Kidd 255). She gave up her lies of being Lily Williams because she was tired of lying and she wanted the truth, so she finally told August the truth.
On the other hand, Alexis’s and Kasey’s parents would either get into a major family fight that will affect their children, or they will get a divorce. Afterwards, they will be alone with their mom, and Kasey’s physical changes will become worse, and the house will have many dramatic changes. I would recommend “Bad Girls Don’t Die” to anyone that likes to read horror-fiction novels. Based on reading this book, it was very good, and the qualities were incorporated smoothly throughout every chapter. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate this book a nine.
Named after the protagonist, Euripides play ‘Medea’ brings out the sufferings of a lonely wife, seeking revenge from her husband after he betrays her. To some extent, Medea’s actions towards her husband are reasonable. Despite Medea’s love for her children, she slays them both to return the same feeling of loss towards Jason after he betrays her. Her actions were understandable since Jason only wanted his children for power. However, Medea also ends up proving that her husband was right because her actions were indeed barbarous.
Adultery: The Ultimate Form of Betrayal “The Forsaken Wife” by Elizabeth Thomas and “Verses Written on her Death-bed at Bath to her Husband in London” by Mary Monck both portray wives dealing with their husbands’ suspected, or known, adultery. Elizabeth Thomas’s utterly painful poem details a wife attempting to reconcile with the fact her husband has been unfaithful, the message of the poem being that although the husband doesn’t deserve the wife; she is going to “remain true”. The first stanza establishes the tone of sadness; it’s clear the speaker of the poem is hurt by her husband’s betrayal as she bitterly remarks “But what’s humanity to you?”. The wife also believes her husband to be a “cruel man” and although he’s the one that cheated, it’s the “broken heart, your broken vows” that has ruined the wife. As the poem continues, it progressively becomes bitter because of the wife’s responsibility “to be forever
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.