Because of Pearl, Hester has no chance at a happy life, but Pearl brings her happiness. Pearl is almost like a paradox. This role of her being an antagonistic protagonist creates a paradox within the already complex and unusual child. The symbol of Pearl plays an important part in the novel The Scarlet Letter. She is a reminder of her mother 's sin and antagonist toward Hester, as well.
“Again, as if her mother’s agonized gesture were meant only to make sport for her, did little Pearl look into her eyes, and smile!” (p 82). Pearl herself being the product of sin, is a constant reminder to her mother that the scarlet letter cannot be neglected. Hawthorne shows this symbolism various times throughout the story. In Chapter two, during the first scaffold scene when Hester tries to hide away her scarlet letter with Pearl, Hawthorne indicates how useless that would be, considering that Pearl is the personification of her sin. “In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another…” (p 45).
Pearl states how she doesn 't care about her mother 's sin, and she is proud to be her mother 's child. In conclusion, Hester, Gov. Bellingham has been through enough painful punishments for her crime and needs Pearl for companionship and support. Hester was tormented and publicly humiliated for having Pearl and after going threw all that torment she deserves to keep her daughter Pearl. "But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price ,—purchased with all she had,— her mother 's only treasure!"
In addition, under the influence of her neighbor’s cousin Ames who is an educated youth, she is reluctant to be a traditional woman. At her last growth phrase, she pays attention to her spiritual world. To sum up, Carrie certainly grows in a way. From the pure little girl to a superstar in theater, she had given up her body in exchange for material life and higher social status. After experiencing two fake and wrong relationships, she eventually realizes what her really power is.
“Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan). For a nine-year-old who wants nothing more than to make her mother proud this was exciting. In the beginning, we can see her excitement and desire, “in the beginning I was just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so.” (Tan). However, as we follow the story we see her excitement quickly fade to sorrow and anger. The high expectations immigrant families place on their children is still a very relevant social issue and can be witnessed throughout the United States.
She is the living embodiment of the A and serves as a reminder to her mother of all that she has done. When upon the scaffold Hester resists the urge to cover the scarlet A marking her chest by using Pearl, but realizes she would just be covering her sin with more sin. Pearl is very insightful and imaginative. She is curious which can be seen when the girl perseveres throughout the novel by questioning her mother about the ever present A blossoming on her chest. We can see how she is the embodiment of the A by the way Hester dresses her, in pinks and reds just as the scarlet letter that Hester wears.
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.
Antoinette had never hit Marie nor Charlotte before, so at this point in the book, it was very heartbreaking knowing that Antoinette is so blinded by Emile that she would turn against her own family in order to defend him. Marie tried her best to change Antoinette's mind but with no luck until she would discover his guilt on her own accord. When Antoinette does have the realization that Emile was guilty, she knew that she needed to reconcile her relationship with Marie and apologize. She rekindled with her sister as well as bringing balance to their lives once more. The power of their love may have been harsh but it had brought them together and remained as so for the many years to
The tiny shoes, the small clothes, and sweet little coos of joy; it’s enough to make anyone come down with baby fever. Having a child is one of the most beautiful miracles in life and one of the most primal urges. But what happens when the desire for a child goes a bit too far? From the very beginning, the governess, the narrator of The Turn of the Screw, shows a deep-seated fascination and borderline obsession for her new charges, Miles, age ten, and his sister Flora, age eight. The governess envies the fact that she does not have children of her own, due to her profession, which causes her to become obsessive and overprotective of the children.
The art difference between the Brodie Set and Miss Brodie herself is in a way a paradox where art is both sophisticated and rebellious. Art not only serves as a sophisticated profession but can also be a way to express something. Miss Brodie’s dedication to her girls even after they went to the Senior School was respected, yet each girl in the “set” betrayed her in some way. The progression of Miss Brodie’s yearly love affairs between Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lowther offered a simple way of betrayal for Miss Brodie 's favorite student Sandy Stranger as she herself, a 15 year old, had an affair with Miss Brodie’s one true love Mr. Lloyd. Sparks still likes to add the symbol of [the ironic] art in which Mr. Lloyd paints portraits of Sandy as he used to with Miss Brodie almost suggesting a parallel of affairs.
“Children will not abide any, the slightest, change in the accustomed aspect of things that are daily before their eyes.” (Hawthorne 189) When Hester is ready to drop the A, something that up until then she didn’t believe she could do, Pearl stops her. She has Hester put it back on when she wanted to get rid of it and finally be happy. Pearl stops Hester from attaining a freedom she hasn’t had in years. Pearl doesn’t do it because she really can’t recognize Hester she does it because she wants to leave Hester trapped. Pearl was old enough where she of course can recognize her mother but she completely wanted to lock Hester back in the cage she was in and that was the worst thing done to Hester the whole
Hurston’s book displayed the controversial topic of abuse in the family. Many writers were afraid to touch the subject, but Hurston was able to introduce the problem. There are many instances of abuse from beginning to tend in the narrative such as whipping. Mrs. Turner is trying to set up Janie with her brother, Mr. Turner. In response, Tea Cake whips Janie to show his dominance.
Hester’s lack of money does not hold her back from providing Pearl with everything she needs. Pearl is dressed in the “richest tissue”, made others see her as “just perfect...an infant princess”. Though only three months old, Pearl evokes the image of beauty from her mother and from strangers who see her. Even though Hester’s life is not ideal, her child brings her beauty in the darkness of her life. Hester wears clothing of poor quality, in order to provide the best for her daughter.
For example, George saw that the first time Lennie was introduced to Curley’s wife he immediately fell under her spell, which caused George to continue to warn Lennie about her since her knew what she was capable of. The constant warning was nagging on the back of Lennie’s brain each time he came in contact with Curley’s wife, wondering when she was actually going to strike. However, the decision of when was to be determined by her, resulting in more power under her wings. Unfortunately, Curley 's wife wields what power she holds to threaten Crooks and Candy, and the men ultimately ignore her playful advances, unwilling to lose their livelihoods by upsetting a jealous
I interpret this selection of text as sexism; though I’m sure he loved her very much, he was still controlling and believed she couldn’t think for herself for she was a woman. Psychoanalytic Criticism may also be applied, as her actions and thought patterns were heavily influenced by her sickness, "Better in body perhaps--" I began, and stopped short, for he sat up straight and looked at me with such a stern, reproachful look that I could not say another word. "My darling," said he, "I beg of you, for my sake and for our child 's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind! There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours. It is a false