The passage, “The Southpaw” by Judith Viorst involves two kids fighting over about who should be in Richard’s team. Richard is one of the characters in “The Southpaw”. Janet is the other character. Janet wants to be in Richard’s team for baseball but Richard won’t let her. Janet doesn’t go down without a fight (verbally).
This realization causes her to start making changes within herself. One of these changes included finding a new sense of confidence that allows her to take a stand against her husband. ‘”Are you coming in Léonce?” she asked turning her face toward her husband.’ (Chopin, 35) Although she made such a change, Edna did not realize she was not strong enough to completely go against society and her husband. Edna is also growing tired of having to fight against society and others that are trying to take advantage of her. According to the novel, in chapter twenty-six, Alcée Arobin, one of Edna’s love affairs, starts to take advantage of her when she is too tired to fight him off and stand up for herself.
The narrator goes on to say “ I wish john would take me away from here… it is so hard talking with john about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so.” Women were not known to have have a voice in the 1800’s they had to do what the men said most of the time. She really has been trying to get away for her mental health, but John never lets her leave in fear that she was not well yet. John pitied his wife and whenever she told him something he would try to convince her that his way was right cause he is the doctor. John says “ why darling… our lease is up in three weeks, and I can’t see how to leave before.” When she tells John how she feels, he basically goes around the question since “ John knows best.” John has most definitely depressed her even more then she was at the
In the text it states in the last letter, “ At least you could call you goldfish Richard again.” This shows that both of them kind of gave in. It also shows that Richard let Janet and her friends join the baseball team. Janet is a very determined and serious person at trying not to give in. The tries to keep going until
Biggie’s weight was stopping him from realising his talent and from meeting his love and his friends. One more symbol that I noticed in the book is Biggie’s gift for pitching baseballs and wiffle balls. I believe that this is a symbol because it helps Biggie to get out of the house because it is something that he is good at other than using a computer. If Biggie would not have discovered his talent than he would never have met Courtney and his whole life probably would have been behind a computer
She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up bad habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (Lee 301). This statement shows that she believed the Finch family would look bad if she allowed Scout to play with someone like Walter. This statement also causes the readers to collate her with Hilly when they realize that they both treasure the reputation of their family. In conclusion, Hilly and Aunt Alexandra both value their status in the towns they reside in and wish to maintain it.
In the short story Liberty by Julia Alvarez,Julia uses dialogue to symbolize that all liberty involves sacrifices.In the text Mami and Papi have been stressing how important it was for them to get thier visas and how exciting it will be to go to Amercia, but when the oppurtunity came they realized you can’t gain without lost.On lines 250-257, Julia realizes that she will have to leave Liberty in the Dominican Republic which is hard for her since she had grown so fond of her new dog.”He doesn’t understand and keeps following me.Finally I have to resort to Mami’s techniques. I kick him ,softly at first, but then, when he keeps tagging behind me,I kick him hard.He whimpers and dashed toward the front yard, disappearing in areas of darkness, then
Rose even points it out to Troy by saying “He’s just trying to be like you with the sports.” (Rose). Cory attempts multiple times to talk about sports with his father such as baseball, but he constantly shoots him down. It is extremely ironic that he tries to be like his father by playing sports, mainly because this is the issue that tears them apart. Though he tries to be like his father in the beginning, he ends the play trying to escape him. After he left from home, he returned on the day of his father’s funeral wearing a Marine corporal’s uniform.
Later, May Belle came to Jesse crying that he had to beat Janice Avery up, but he was very reluctant. But then Leslie spoke up and said that they would find out a way to pay Janice Avery back. They later wrote a letter that was from “Willard Hughes,” Janice Avery’s crush, persuading her to tell many people that he liked her and also managing to get her to miss her bus. The kind of courage exhibited most in this act of courage was social/moral. This moment of courage mattered because it taught Jesse to stand up for the ones he loved.
Walter said in an argument with his mother about her buying the house, "You run our lives like you want to. It was your money and you did what you wanted with it. So what you need for me to say it was all right for? (Bitterly, to hurt her as deeply as he knows is possible) So you butchered up a dream of mine-you-who always talking ‘bout your children’s dreams.” Due to Walter’s tone and word choice in the story, it is easy for readers to observe that Walter dedicates himself to his dream; when the dream does not turn out the way that Walter wanted it to, he becomes angry and feels as if nobody cares for what he wants in life. Walter often storms off after an argument or a conversation that did not go this way, and it is in this time that he hurts the most over the family’s financial situation and over the way that nobody else understands his position and his reasoning behind his actions.