It didn’t seem sensible at all. That was because Joe never told Janie how jealous he was.”(p 55) When Jody dies Janie reveals her power and identity again by letting her hair free. She ignores what the townspeople have to say about it and
Being naive and gullible trapped Hale from being able to rationalize and how later in the play, the hysteria of witches within the town would later convict innocent people to their death. Even though Hale wanted to do justice for the town, his personal flaws had allowed him to lowered himself as the tragic hero of the
“Curley’s wife stands as a glaringly bitter and ironic illus-tration of the immorality of narrow minds and the social conditions that produce them” (Hart 39). No one on the ranch gives Curley’s wife the respect that a young, beautiful woman deserves, but she also has been treated so low her whole life that she does not demand respect. For exam-ple, “Curley’s wife is not given a proper name. Apparently she does not merit it;” Curley’s wife never takes notice to her name never being used, which is
“IT IS A SIN TO WRITE THIS”(17), as Equality 7-2521 said when he was in the dark damp cave of blackness where he went to be alone so he could concentrate on his ideas that he wasn’t allowed to have. Anthem, by Ayn Rand, portrays a primitive way of life that describes a depressing future only consisting of rule and the unknown. Throughout the book there is one main thought made by all the characters and they all wonder what had happened before “The Great Rebirth” and why the Council wanted to hide it from them. It is like all their minds were wiped from the face of the earth and the clock of all time had started from zero. They had forgotten science and everything invented by it.
He tells Hales that it strange how at night when she muttering aloud her books he cannot say his prayers out loud, but when she stops he can pray again. This makes Hale very suspicious of Martha Corey for witchcraft, thinking that it is her spirit that is casting out at her husband so that he may not say his prayers.
But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams. Just something she had grabbed up to drape her dreams over” (Hurston 72). Janie figures out that Joe is not the man she had married when the “image of Jody tumbled down” she begins to understand that Joe was not at all significant to her because he never cared for her and instead he was a bad influence. Janie figures out that he “never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams” the life she desires of with Joe Starks, is an allusion and Janie’s dreams are once again crushed. Janie is deceived by Joe because he represents empty dreams for Janie, he was a “drape [for] her dreams” Joe took advantage of Janie and manipulates her to do excessive labour for him in the store and constantly silences her.
Lily Barton, the protagonist and main character of the novel, exemplifies how not being to do this makes it impossible for one to be accepted into the elite class. In fact, Lily’s unwavering stubbornness against bending her morales makes her unfit to even survive in the social hierarchy in which she is placed and is what ultimately what destroys her in the end. Lily realizes this is her fatal flaw and confesses to Gerty Farish after sinking into poverty saying, “‘I was never meant to be good.’” (Wharton 216). It this context, good means to be wealthy and part of the elite circle. She cannot constrain herself to the artificial behavior of those part of it.
The fact that the paternal figure is barely mentioned points to a less-than-perfect father-daughter relationship, possibly made worse by the hunting accident. Likewise, Mrs. Hopewell was unable to provide Hulga with support, as the two women had opposite personalities and beliefs – and this lack of connection between mother and daughter deepened the young girl’s feeling of isolation. Besides the fact that Mrs. Hopewell was unable to provide moral support, due to her shallow character and empty reactions, it was also impossible for her to ever represent a model for her daughter because of her low intellect and false astuteness. Moreover, her mother was extremely self-centered and, ironically, Hulga also adopted this trait, although her sense of self-worth had a certain basis, for it came after years of studying, unlike Mrs. Hopewell’s. In this situation, Hulga had no choice but face life alone - her way of coping with this trauma was not to ignore it, but rather to start viewing reality in an overly-realistic way.
... get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face" (Line 180, page 1068). As a parent, Capulet refused to consider Juliet's feelings and even went as far as to threaten her, putting Juliet in an overwhelming situation that made her feel helpless and desperate. When Juliet herself states that "if all else fail, myself have power to die" (Line 272, page 1070), she uses these words to show how powerless she felt and how destroying herself was the only "power" she has. The fact that Capulet could just order Juliet to get married and expect her to follow his orders proves the lack of control Juliet herself has over her life. The overwhelming feelings Juliet has for Romeo and her distress in having to marry someone else caused Juliet to make rash decisions such as going to Friar Lawrence and going along with the plan that ended up killing both Romeo and herself.
Janie and Edna had many differences, Edna never took into consideration love, and she took what she desired. Leonce, an act of rebellion. Robert, an act of love. And Alcee and act of sexual desire. She took into consideration no feelings, leaving many heartbroken and discouraged.
It is Proctor’s beliefs and qualities that stop him from going along with the trials. Throughout the story there are events that show Proctors qualities, the first of these is when Mary comes home from the trials(page ). Proctor is shocked that people are being hanged because of the lies, he never believes the charges that so many were faced with . The second event is when Hale comes to his house, the Proctors tell him that they do not believe that there are witches in Salem and that the charges of witchcraft on them are false. The third event is when procter comes to the court with evidence from Mary stating that the girls
Before she divulged to Lennie in Chapter Five, the text declared, “Wha’s the matter with me?” she cried. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?” (Steinbeck 43). Since there were no other women on the ranch, Curley’s wife attempted to befriend or flirt with the ranch hands despite her spouse’s obvious derision. To avoid trouble, the workers tried and struggled to avoid conversing with her. Accused of being a “tart,” the lonesome woman felt trapped and forlorn in a loveless marriage with no friends or family by her side.
She had made a break from her terrible past. That was why she had never written to the Daufaur’s, that’s why she never told her son about who she really was. In America she had wanted to start a new life” (238-239) Sarah chooses to live a false life and lie to the people she loves, rather than live a life containing her painful past. In the end, Sarah’s secret results in her son’s depression and prevents him from having any form of relationship with his mother. Julia is another victim of secrecy.