The episode that I choose is called “A Pickle Story” in which Aunt Bee makes a batch of nasty homemade pickles that are described in the story as “kerosene cucumbers”. They cause quite a bit of deception, lies and chaos is the characters’ lives. It is a story that raises the question is it ok to tell a social lie even though it will be benefiting the person being lied to or about. In the story we see many different types of communication from the various characters, the four I will try to identify are prosocial deception, apologies, principles of politeness and facial management techniques. In his book DeVito describes the lie of prosocial deception as “lies that are designed to benefit the person lied to, or about” (p.107).
One warm Friday afternoon two summers ago, I was invited to go on a trip to Carowinds. I always wanted to go, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. To experience something, I have wanted since I was a little girl. I remember sitting on the sofa at my boyfriend’s house in their den watching tv and his mother came in talking to us about how she wants to plan a little trip to Carowinds. To get away for the weekend and have a good time and relax.
Hughes demonstrates this by stating, “Coffee and cream, Licorice, clove, cinnamon To a honey-brown dream. Ginger, wine-gold, Persimmon, blackberry, All through the spectrum Harlem girls vary— So, if you want to know beauty’s Rainbow-sweet thrill, Stroll down luscious, Delicious, fine Sugar Hill.” This shows Langston’s initial depictions of Harlem. The American author certainly promotes his values in a positive manner. W. E. B Du Bois has a different point of view of what it might mean to be an American. William Edward Burghardt was one of the people that faced the struggles of being an American.
When her husband, Bill Hutchinson, pulled out the slip of paper with the black dot, she protested that they didn’t give her husband enough time to pull out the slip of paper that he wanted. The author stated that Tessie yelled out at Mr. Summers, “ You didn’t give him enough time to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (5) Her protest caused her beloved husband, Bill, to yell at her and tell her to shut up. Other characters in the story such as Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Delacroix also went against her and told her to be a good sport about the lottery.
This occurs again when Mrs. Sloane invites Gatsby and Nick to dinner. “’You come to supper with me,’ said the lady enthusiastically… concentrating on Gatsby. ‘My God, I believe the man’s coming,’ said Tom. ‘Doesn’t he know she doesn’t want him?’” (Fitzgerald 102-103). Being unable to detect the social signals, Gatsby doesn’t realize the insincerity of the invitation, while Tom, being from East Egg, does, showing how Gatsby is differentiated from high society even though he is rich.
They sit in silence at the beginning of dinner the first night. She remembers a game her and her family used to play in India sort of like truth or dare. They decide that they should start telling each other things they have never told one another. (Lahiri, 1999) This is where we begin to see the change in their relationship as they begin to open up to one another about seemingly trivial things they have done in the past. A sort of confessional which brings them closer.
But we still loved it none the less. Just like how we loved Crown Fried Chicken, a staple in the ghetto, but shunned in affluent Prospect Heights. The media is painting this picture of the positives of gentrification only. Just like in My Brooklyn, I remember one of the comments on the topic of gentrification saying something along the lines of "You should be happy that people want to come into your neighborhood and make it better." The assumption was that Fulton Mall was unsuccessful, but the truth is stranger and more hurtful than the fiction that the media
Y’see, he buy a pig of my wife four or five year ago… and claims that from that day to this he cannot keep a pig alive for more than four weeks because my Martha bewitch them with her books. (72) Corey emphasizes that Ezekiel Cheever and the court did wrong by arresting Martha Corey. Corey speaks out that he never saw his wife practicing witchcraft, but only reading books. Corey points out that his wife is not a witch and that Walcott has falsely accused Martha Corey of witchcraft. Because Cheever arrested Martha Corey for reading books, it is clear that her right of reading books is in threat and that she has faced injustice.
Bill accounts of another intimate dinner he had with Andrea at his Pennsylvania home. They had Cognac, romantic lighting and a fire. They went to the back porch out of view of his chef. Bill said, “I take her hair and I pull it back and I have her face like this. And I’m talking to her ...And I talked to her about relaxing, being strong.
Yes, Regularly”. While the king, duke, and Huck are all given a place to stay at Wilk’s house. The Wilk family host a supper. During supper time, one of the Wilk’s girl interrogates Huck if he is truly the guy he claims himself to be. She asks serious of question regarding England and Huck’s “job”.
Abigail’s pay back to him affects everyone. Abigail’s scorned hart leads her down a vindictive path. Parris is concerned about all the talk about witchcraft, because his daughter Betty has fallen ill. “Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it- and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But they’re speakin of witchcraft. Betty’s not witched” (Miller 9) Betty was with Abigale out in the woods and no witchcraft