Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
Furthermore, Janie had also gained freedom from her late grandmother, Nanny, whom had raised Janie and forced her into a marriage with Logan. After Joe’s death Janie was able accept that “she hated her grandmother and had hidden it from herself all these years under a cloak of pity...She hated the old women who had twisted her so in the name of love” (Hurston 89). Nanny had expectations and plans for Janie’s life and with the death of Joe she was able to free herself from the idea of love that Nanny had implemented on her from such a young age. Nanny had manipulated Janie’s perception of love so that she would find it necessary to
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
There are some other examples in the American history where mothers have killed their infants to take away the extra burden of slavery on them. Mary Montgomery for instance, escaped the plantation with her child but when she found it difficult to escape with a baby in tow, she left, “her sucking infant behind to die” (Drew 49). In the novel, Sethe kills her daughter Beloved and Stamp Paid said she did it because she ‘was trying to outhurt the hurters’, she didn’t want them to have access to her children. He also said she did it because ‘She loves those children’ (243). The act of Sethe killing her own child is at first not easy to understand and cannot be
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
Hester Prynne as everyone knows has committed some pretty horrendous crimes. But taking away her child Pearl is an unacceptable punishment Hester does not deserve. Hester should keep Pearl because if she doesn 't Pearl might be abused by her new family, Pearl needs her birth mother and Hester has been through a lot of pain and punishments for her crimes and needs Pearl for support and companionship. So before you Gov. Bellingham take Pearl away take into account what has been said here today.
making sacrifices. The writer says, “My parents had to let go of their own selfish desires to gamble on creating a beautiful life in an unfamiliar place” (Lee). Similarly, Jing-Mei Woo’s mother lost almost everything: “her mother and father, her family home, her first husband, and two daughters, twin baby girls. But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better” (Tan 132).
She tries to convince Mary to tell them that she made the poppet and left the needle in the belly but she wont which leads to Elizabeth going to jail. “ The girl ” (1306). She is told if she does not confess to bringing her soul down on Abigail she will be hanged but if she confesses she will be put in jail instead of hanged. Since she is so prideful she won't break and confess she tells them she is not a witch but she is with child. They give elizabeth time to show but if she does not then she will be hanged and if she does then she will have a year.
Sethe and her daughter are isolated from the community due to Sethe’s killing of her youngest child, an action Sethe justifies as “put[ting] my babies where they’d be safe” but one which Paul D sees as a love “too thick” (Morrison 193). Her misjudgment fits Aristotle’s description of the fatal flaw. The trauma she experienced as a slave made her justifiably determined to not let her children return to slavery, but her panicked actions resulted in her isolation the community. As her isolation is caused by herself rather than an external force such as slavery, she is a fitting model for a Greek tragedy protagonist. Sethe’s “thick love” continues to linger after the killing, as she says she wanted to die alongside her youngest child after she killed her so she can continue to take care of her daughter, and states “[Beloved] is mine” after her realization that Beloved is her daughter (Morrison 241).
Rebekka’s sickness is fetching danger to the security of the “three unmastered women” and “belonging to no one, became wild game for anyone” (56). Lina feared that the death of their mistress will make them more vulnerable as “female and illegal, they would be interpolers, squatters, it they stayed on after Mistress died, subject to purchase, hire, assault, abduction, exile” (56). Even Rebekka also realised in her illnessthat “the smithy’s value was without price when he cured Sorrow of whatever has struck her down” and in her deathbed prayed God to enable Florens to find out the blackman so that “he could repeat that miracle(95).His seconding coming was