He is very aware of the fact that she does not care much about him, and he expresses that by mentioning that she probably would not care if he wandered off in the middle of the night with her being fully aware of it, which is very unusual since a considerate and loving mother would care. There is also a lot of distrust between them, which is expressed very strongly here: ‘’It’s probably bullshit, with her you can never tell.’’ (P. 1, l. 12) Here Matt feels like he cannot really tell if his mother is speaking the truth or not. Matt has grown up with a mother who was rarely ever there for him, so he feels let down and abandoned by her, which of course has led to him feeling like she cannot be trusted, and that she is unreliable in all kinds of
The school has a specific structure and isn’t open to new ideas. With this school structure and way of teaching, it drains the students of their creativity because of their teachers. Mrs. Caroline is Scout’s first grade teacher who attempts to implement new teaching methods ( ). Mrs. Caroline would constantly get cross with Scout because she found out that Scout was literate and that she could write as well ( ). Mrs. Caroline doesn't appreciate when the students think on their own and find different methods of doing things ( ).
Her lack of the need for love relates to her Person vs. Society conflict of being very boyish when she is supposed to be a proper young lady. Jill Williamson emphasizes this by stating that “Jo is very much of a tomboy, who often wishes in the story that she had been born a boy” (Williamson). As Jo gets older, her sisters press her more and more to be ladylike because the want her to fit in with society, but Jo never truly lets go of her “inner boy.” Meg is only a bit older than Jo and at a glance they may seem
Tom is an African American man in the small town that was accused of raping a white woman. He was accused of this crime by Mayella Ewell who comes from a family that faces prejudice themselves by the rest of the town because they are viewed as “trash” themselves. Since Tom is black, he is automatically viewed by the town as guilty. Tom is viewed as trash by the people of Maycomb, particularly Mrs. Dubose. In Chapter 11, Mrs. Dubose tells Jem and Scout that their “father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Lee 135) This quote shows that Mrs. Dubose views Tom , especially him being black, as trash.
Being a daughter of General and having military background, hedda is following strict codes of conducts and narrow traditions in her family, because of it, not only aristocratic manners but ethical nullity of that bourgeois class gets prevail in her attitude. Hedda’s unresolved conflicts with her father, who had always been a controlling figure and had prevented her from
Scout reacted in a violent way by losing her temper and engaging in fights with her classmates when she found out that they are disrespecting her father. In a family assembly, scout beat up her cousin after he claimed that Atticus disgraced the family name by being a “nigger-lover”. Her act was seen as a wrong behaviour for a young lady, so unlike men, women are not allowed to either have a temper or engage in fight as it’s recommended by the patriarchal society which makes them the Other in this case. Scout involuntarily settles in the centre of this gender discourse, where her options and deeds cause others to detect long-established gender roles she occupies a middle place between masculinity and femininity which is referred by Homi Bhabha as the third space .her her actions define her as a tomboy, which clashes with the paradigms of Maycomb society that only means that my not being a southern Belle, she is set to be the
To Install a Moral Atticus Finch is considered a strange person by Maycomb, his town, seeing as he is the single father of two while working as a lawyer, defending blacks in a racist society. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird centers around the Finches as they try to keep Tom Robinson alive on fabricated charges while his children begin to learn just how gritty and dangerous life can be. Despite being pressured and attacked due to defending a lost cause, Atticus tries to help his children however he can, keeping them safe and showing them, in a good light, how to view the workings of the world. Overall, Atticus attempts to instill controversial but true morals and values into his children as they grow up. One belief that Atticus instills
Firstly the separation of her parents directly influenced on her; Even though her mother was understanding, loving and caring, she was unable to fill in the gap of a father. Celeste missed the presence of her father and this actually might have contributed in her stubbornness and attitude towards the family. Her mother’s strategies were not sufficient to guide her, because due to the family issues and poor relations, in her life her friends had the most
The Bell Jar explores how American food culture limited the opportunities available to women. Women at that time were expected to have sufficient skills in the art of domestication to satisfy the needs of their husbands. Thus, further illustrated by the notion that if a woman did not know how to cook, society would have frowned upon them. Esther Greenwood seems to be ashamed by her inability to carry out such domestic duties, feeling “dreadfully inadequate” (Plath 72). However, she also attributes her freedom to the belief of not needing to conform to such duties, as she “hated the idea of serving men in any way” (Plath 72).
Sharon went on to raise her children according to the same ideals, but not with the same success. Her ideals and rules were even thought of by her friends as “old-fashioned” (p. 93 l. 22) which might also be the case. She for example ends up in conflicts with her daughters because her ideology does not fit in with the time in