It says that Ruthven “always gambled with success, except where the known sharper was his antagonist, and then he lost more than he gained; but it was always with the same unchanging face, with which he generally watched the society around” (p6). It is possible that the antagonist lost this game on purpose, as to reward the other player for his tricks and cunningness, as suggested by his otherwise successful streak as well as the “unchanging face”, which shows the noble’s confidence and apparent control over the situation. The crucial point, however, is that “when he encountered the rash youthful novice, or the luckless father of a numerous family; than (..) this apparent abstractedness of mind was laid aside, and his eyes sparkled with more fire than that of the cat whilst dallying with the half dead mouse” (p6). The cat metaphor does not only support the earlier statement about Ruthven’s predatory nature, as it also highlights the idea of enjoying oneself at somebody else’s expense. Nevertheless, the most important word in this sample is “apparent”, as it indicates that he was, in fact, fully aware of his surroundings at all time, only waiting for a new victim to arrive.
Silent Racism George Saunders ' "The Semplica Girl Diaries", is written in the style of a diary in which the narrator of the diary is a lower middle-class father is just trying to make ends meet. The father seems to have good intentions by always putting his family 's happiness as his priority; however, the consequences of his actions never seem to be quite as good. One lucky day he happens to stumble upon a winning lottery ticket and as expected, he spends it on objects he believes will make his family happy. Yet in the end it turns out that winning the lottery was more of a curse than a blessing. One of the biggest purchases from his lottery money was four Semplica Girls, who essentially hung out in the lawn like pieces of decoration.
In the opening chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird one character introduced who is strikingly interesting is Calpurnia. Calpurnia is considered a mother figure for Jem and Scout; always getting onto them is they misbehave. We observe this when Scout says “she always ordering me out of the kitchen, asking why I couldn't behave as well as Jem.” Calpurnia also respects others no matter their origin or race. This is portrayed after Scout scorned Walter for pouring molasses all over his food.
It was one of the taxes she had to pay for their prolonged hospitality, and for the dresses and trinkets which occasionally replenished her insufficient wardrobe. And since she had played regularly the passion had grown on her. (27) When she occasionally won "a large sum," she would spend it on material items such as "dresses or trinkets" (27). While this could be a result of her lax upbringing, Lily chose to mismanage what little money she had. Her mother never taught her the value of money and always said never to "live like a pig" (31).
The night that Governor Winthrop died and Dimmesdale stood upon the scaffold, it was said that a faint A could be seen lighting the sky. Finally, as Hester lives out her final days in her cottage so many women look to her for advisory help. Starting on the scaffold so many years ago, stood a woman clutching a baby close to her with a bright letter distinctly upon her breast. Hester withstood this punishment as well as her scarlet A, she was grateful they had not put her to death. The scarlet letter representing her sin and the evil within, she raised her child to be a free thinking spirit.
Hester lived alone with her “only treasure”, Pearl, after she came out from the jail. Everybody feel disgusted and shamed for her at distance so that Hester Prynne did not have way to get work. In the case, she started doing needlework to get enough food and did housework by herself. She didn’t feel hopeless but lived positively and also gave happiness to little Pearl. However, when readers comprehend the letter A in the book usually give its meaning as adultery.
(atwood). After the Handmaid’s were fully trained by the aunts, each of them was sent to a commander’s house, and became his mistress and “instrument of pleasure”. Despite of the dangerousness of the system, rebellious acts still existed though it was limited. Offred’s aim was to stay alive in the system, yet she managed to resist the system in many ways, but her resistance did not threaten the system, “her small resistances were ineffective or counter-productive”. one of her very simple rebellious acts, was when she stole butter from the dining table to use it as hand lotion because cosmetics were not allowed anymore.”
Modern triumphs over classic; the thoughts of existential dilemmas, ethical relativism combined with the discrepancies of the ideal philosophers’ world and the real world dominates the overall course of events, leading to the contrasting destinies for the two main characters. Judah is a symbolism of moral relativism, an individual who lacks the basis of the ground ethics we believe in. His quote, “God is a luxury I can’t afford.” (Crimes and Misdemeanours) show his attitude extremely well. On his dilemma between the loving mistress versus the stable but tedious family life, he undergoes a serious existential crisis; he does possess some amount of moral obligations and guilt, but the price he had to pay is tremendous.
A woman’s work is never done: many American women grow up with this saying and feel it to be true. One such woman, author Jessica Grose, wrote “Cleaning: The Final Feminist Frontier,” published in 2013 in the New Republic, and she argues that while the men in our lives recently started taking on more of the childcare and cooking, cleaning still falls unfairly on women. Grose begins building her credibility with personal facts and reputable sources, citing convincing facts and statistics, and successfully employing emotional appeals; however, toward the end of the article, her attempts to appeal to readers’ emotions weaken her credibility and ultimately, her argument.
In one instance, François-Marie Arouet writes that the Janissaries, a tribe of the time period, would resort to cannibalism because of a shortage of food. When the Janissaries resort to cannibalism, they, “‘Only cut off a buttock of each of those ladies…and you'll fare extremely well; if you must go to it again, there will be the same entertainment a few days hence; heaven will accept of so charitable an action, and send you relief’” (Voltaire 51). In this evidence, an old woman is telling a story about her life. She ends up with the Janissaries during a siege and one of the guards tells his men to only eat one buttock of each woman.
Wes is a well built and tall guy but Frank was better, Frank was the better son. The end of the book one could think about how the author made them judge frank here too. The reader judges frank at the beginning by saying he is a great guy, he can not do anything wrong. ".. He does things he shouldn 't. He takes liberties.
As a young girl, she was innocent and unaware of all the discrimination in the south. Growing up, Anne has dealt with severe poverty and is often the one bringing income to her family’s home along with her mother. Her employers are a huge factor as to why she is so drawn to the movement. For instance, when Anne learned about Emmitt Till being killed, she ran to her mother for an explanation but her mother had replied “…just do your work like you don’t know nothing… that boy’s a lot better off in heaven than he is here” (262). Her mother brushing off the death of Emmitt Till took the best of her curiosities and she questioned why her mother was acting so afraid although it was obvious that.
The Perseverance of a Mother Every mother sticks up for their child no matter what. Chris’s mother is one of the few back in the nineteen thirties that did not just fed and wash their crippled child and leave them. She would not give up on Chris she knew he would be just as good as anny of the other kids. Her perseverance helped Chris.
My favorite teacher Mrs. Bosmeijer was the only person I could really talk to besides Mary but she got kicked out of the foster home and got sent to her dad, Because Our foster mom said she was touching me and my sisters but when in reality it was her older son and she knew that she didn 't stop him or tell the CPS workers who it really was. Without Mary everything was turned upside down she was the one that made sure we got fed when the foster mom wasn 't there and she made sure we got to school on time.
Whether it was telling me a goodnight story, or giving me a hug, my mother never let me feel un-loved. When I was nine years old, my mother and I got back on our feet and attained an apartment to call home. Stemming from my low-income background, came the practice of eating unhealthy foods and not excessing. As a result of this