Pity, the emotion in which the user feels compassion towards another person because of their sufferings. In Lilliana Heker’s short story “The Stolen Party” Rosaura, a latina girl was invited to her friend’s birthday party. In the beginning Rosaura is glad that she is able to attend and be with her friend on her birthday, except she she is unaware the real reason for her attendance. It is not till the end where Rosaura regrets coming to her birthday party. Through the use of Rosaura’s obliviousness, the use of symbolism and the use of the Rosaura’s final realization, Heker invokes pity towards Rosaura.
It’s exactly like a fried whiting.” (Mansfield 268) This hurts Miss Brill’s feelings because her fox stole is something that makes her happy, and it upsets her when the girl makes fun of it. Miss Brill begins to realize that the way she has been treating people all day is hurtful when she finds out how other people feel about her. On her way home from the park, Miss Brill skips her weekly stop at the local bakery where she usually buys a slice of
The Cake centers around a conservative, southern baker named Della (Julia Gibson) who possesses a strong affinity for always following the rules. However, these rules which she lives by differ significantly from those of Jen (Jenny Latimer), the daughter of Della’s late friend. At the beginning of the play, Jen returns to her hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she asks Della to bake a cake for her wedding. What seems to be a simple task quickly becomes the source of conflict for the play as it is revealed that Jen is engaged to the fiery, outspoken Macy (Christine Mirzayan), who just so happens to be a woman. In following
Cordelia is one of Elaine’s school friends whom she meets after she returns from a summer vacation. In “A Study of Childhood Trauma”, Anna Lloyd argues that Cordelia indeed is a victim of an abusive family structure. Cordelia belongs to the upper class family and her house is ornamented in ways unfamiliar to Elaine for the reason that, not only her house is larger than her friends’ houses but the colors inside are light and welcoming as well. Cordelia’s mother also buys flowers to put in the Swedish vases; a habit that is unusual to Elaine. Moreover, Cordelia mentioned several times that they have a cleaning lady referred to as “the woman”.
While Jem and Dill are swimming Scout joins them for a while. During the party Scout is mocked for attending the trial this doesn 't really have to do with discrimination but since these ladies are proper and Scout isn 't they decide to have some fun. Also, she is mocked for finally wearing a dress. As well as over the summer Dill treated Scout like a piece of property. “He had asked me earlier in the summer to marry him, then he promptly forgot about it.
Dee waned to take the butter churn and use it as decoration in her house however Maggie and Mama’s life depend on the butter churn since they actually use it. “This churn is what I need…artistic to do with the dasher.”(Pg.57, lines 191-201) This shows how much Dee didn’t even know where did the churn come from which shows her ignorance about her own family and she didn’t know its real value but she just wanted it for decoration. Another thing that made the conflict more intense is how Dee considered the butter churn hers without her mother telling her to take it. “When she finished wrapping the dasher the handle stuck out.”(Pg.57, line202) This elaborates that Dee already considered the butter churn her property and already wrapped it to take it home being inconsiderate to whether her mother and sister actually use it. Dee showed a prodigious amount of selfishness during this conflict, which only made it worse for her family but in the end she didn’t take
Social status has an influence in her way of thinking because she wants her daughter to be seen as the ideal girl, daughter, and woman. “This is how you smile to someone you don't like too much; this is how you smile to someone you don't like at all; this is how you smile to someone you like completely” (Kincaid). Even at an early age, Girl is taught to act a certain way in order for people around her to like her. Girl is taught to not talk to “wharf-rat boys”, how to set a table when guests are around, how to behave around men, how to eat in front of people, and even how to sweep her yard. These are all examples that represent the importance of how the narrator wants her life to be perceived at, because she cares about what the people in her community think.
“The Stolen Party” focuses on Rosaura and her point of view of her life, her friend’s life, and her friend’s party. Most of the story is all about what Rosaura is thinking and feeling. This helps all the readers have a better grasp of why she speaks or acts the way she does.
It will become ordinary.” (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.” there’s a pat of butter on the side of the plate.
In the short story " The Birthday Party" by Katharine Brush, the author writes about a married couple in the 1940s having a dinner at a restaurant to celebrate the husband’s birthday. The wife surprises her husband with small cake, but rather than showing appreciation for his wife’s gesture, he scolds her for embarrassing him. Brush writes the story in a second-person narrative to have the reader experience the scenario, utilizes caricatures to describe the couple’s appearance, and symbolism to express the wife’s intention. The author's implies that not all marriages are as happy as they appear to be. Brush has the reader imagine him/herself at the restaurant viewing the couple sitting across the restaurants.
She began acting more grown up in situations like Aunt Alexandra’s dinner party. She forgot about how much she disliked her aunt and how much she hated wearing dresses, and she joined the group of ladies in their conversations. Even though she didn’t want to act like a lady, she went along with it for her aunt. Also,