Another example of Daisy’s carelessness is when Gatsby, a man she says she loved, dies, and she does not attend his funeral or show any signs of grief. In essence, she cares so little about anything that she shows no feelings about the fact a person she loved getting murdered. Her gets perfectly stated by Nick: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made” (Fitzgerald 179). Daisy feels like that because she has so much money and is part of old money, no action can impact her. No matter what bad deed she does, people will fix it for her and she will face no
presents various symbols that connect to characters and themes. Similarly, so does the metafiction story of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.” Actually, without symbolism in these two stories, the meaning of the story would be lost to the reader. Summary and Symbolism in “A Rose for Emily” In “A Rose for Emily,” the author, Faulkner, describes the life of a women after the death of her family and the abandonment of her friends. The story is about a female named Emily whose father dies of natural causes, and she is left with little money except for her house and an African American manservant. The manservant is a very loyal person who stays by Emily’s side till her own death.
Mary Maloney is a very loving and devoted house wife and mother-to-be. Though her dream of having the perfect American family was destroyed by the bewildering news of Patrick choosing another women over Mary and their child. Innocent is all Mary Maloney is, due to her indistinct state of mind caused by her heinous husband’s decision to desert her and her child while she is unable to control her emotions due to her being pregnant. Mary is not guilty of murder instead innocent due to diminished capacity. Mary genuinely loved and cared for Patrick and would never intently plan to kill him with hatred.
The relationship was not necessarily abusive; however, it seems as though there is some sort of strain. Perhaps, Brently keeps Louise tied down or he thinks of her a stereotypical woman. Everyone seems to believe that Louise is too fragile because of her hear. Because Louise has heart trouble, her sister, Josephine, has to break the news to her that Brently has seemed to have died from a railroad accident. Either way, Louise knows that she should be upset.
When Ashima found out that her husband Ashoke had died from a heart attack, she was devastated (Lahiri 168). After Ashoke’s death, Ashima began to mourn her husband because she had lost someone she had loved. Ashoke’s death was a tragic time for Ashima. Lahiri shares that “Ashima feels lonely suddenly, horribly, permanently alone, and briefly, turned away from the mirror, she sobs for her husband” (278). Ashoke’s death has made Ashima feel alone and shows how much she misses her husband.
Calixta, who would normally be upset with her husband and child for bringing dirt into the house, welcomes them with nothing but satisfaction at their safe return. Furthermore, Alcee also went home and wrote to his wife that night. According to Kate Chopin, “It was a loving letter, full of tender solicitude.” Even though Alcee missed his family, -he was willing to bear the separation
What did it matter!” shows that although Mrs. Mallard was married, she had not always loved her husband (8). Mrs. Mallard valued her new freedom over her relationship she had with her husband enough to exclaim “What did it matter!” while she was thinking about her deceased husband and her future life (8). This makes the reader assume that Mrs. Mallard felt as if she was bound to something while her husband was still alive. The bondage is broken since her husband’s “death”, and she can now rejoice over her prolonged freedom. This next quote, “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.
When the doctors came they said she had died from heart disease-- the joy that kills“. This shows how Mrs. Mallard died from the guilt of her husband 's reappearance into her life and the freedom she felt without her husband being by her side. Freedom. It 's something we have but it can be easily taken away. This is especially true in “A Story of An Hour” where Mrs. Mallard’s freedom from her marriage is almost instantly taking away from her.
Nancy, on the other hand, has not truly known a moment of love in her life. The love, or the lack of it, is what shapes both of their characters. Rose, who has known love and care is a loving, gentle, kind, and caring person herself. While Nancy, who has only known pain and hardship struggles with her temper and has a poor attitude throughout most of the novel. Dickens writes, “I may use the word, for the alley and the gutter were mine, as they will be my deathbed” (334).
The biggest aspects of life a person is guaranteed to face are choices. In Kate Chopin’s story, “The Story of an Hour”, a woman receives mistaken news about the death of her husband. However, she becomes overexcited and dies due to a poor heart condition. In “Regret”, Chopin introduces an old woman who lived her life independently and alone. By the end of the story, she began to resent sacrificing major opportunities in life when she was younger.
The story of Henrietta Lacks life and legacy is one that I find heartbreaking but also bittersweet. Learning about her story over 60 years after her death makes me wonder if it were me, how I would feel about what happened. The way I perceive Henrietta was to be a good woman. She was a loyal wife to a man who she knew was unfaithful. She had five children when she fell ill and was devastated to learn her radium treatments left her unable to have more.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
As a young girl, she was innocent and unaware of all the discrimination in the south. Growing up, Anne has dealt with severe poverty and is often the one bringing income to her family’s home along with her mother. Her employers are a huge factor as to why she is so drawn to the movement. For instance, when Anne learned about Emmitt Till being killed, she ran to her mother for an explanation but her mother had replied “…just do your work like you don’t know nothing… that boy’s a lot better off in heaven than he is here” (262). Her mother brushing off the death of Emmitt Till took the best of her curiosities and she questioned why her mother was acting so afraid although it was obvious that.
. .”, she means that she could not react the same because she wasn’t really as sad as would be expected from a widowed wife. Also, in “The Story of an Hour” Chopin writes “When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!””. In this one quote alone we can conclude that she felt trapped, binded toward her husband Brently Mallard.
From, “the misery of her childhood, the disappointment of her first love, the departure of her nephew, and the death of Virginie,” (Flaubert 802), through the death of Loulou, one can clearly see that Felicite’s life is one of constant descent. The story opens up explaining the tragedy of her childhood. For example, her father was a mason who died after falling off some scaffolding. Soon after that her mother passed away and her sisters all went their separate ways and eventually lost contact. So, it seems that even as a child, Felicite, knew graver pain than most today even think of.