“Looked straight ahead” means not reacting to an occurring event, with cognizance of the situation. Thus, allowing it to happen. Maxine’s mother implicates to Maxine that her actions don’t just affect her but her entire lineage, the family name’s importance exceeds the individual. This implies that Maxine’s ancestral ghosts watch over her, ghost being a recurring motif in Woman Warrior. The word “ghost” has a different connotation depending on which mentioned perspective.
She could be lying or maybe just going along with whatever the governess says, and is therefore an unreliable source of reassurance for the governess. Some people also believe that because Miles cries out Peter Quint’s name at the end of the story, it shows that he is able to see the ghost of Quint. However, as Miles shouts “Peter Quint - you devil!” there is uncertainty as to what he meant (James 86). Because the dash is there, it is ambiguous whether or not Miles was talking to Quint or about Quint. This quote can be interpreted many ways, and because Miles dies right after, there is no way to be sure what he meant when he said
To begin with, Winnie should have not drunk the water because she would have to watch her loved ones die. For instance, Winnie’s grandmother is mortal which means she cannot live forever and she can die. In my opinion I think Winnie did the right decision to not drink the water because she wouldn’t have to see her loved ones die and onces her loved ones die she would be lonely forever. Furthermore, if Winifred drunk the water and didn’t give it to the toad, the toad would have died and the toad was a special loved member to Winifred. I think Winifred’s decision of giving the water to the toad was an excellent idea
. She makes me drink blood!” (Miller 1259-1260). There is no explanation for any of the weird events going on, and Abigail takes that to her advantage. Abby knows the only way that she can get out of trouble is to blame someone else, so that causes her to blame Tituba. There really is no reason why she blames Tituba, and that is because Tituba could be the first person who comes into Abigail’s mind.
These assist the reader while reading along this chapter along with the novel. In fact, imagery, different sentence lengths, and metaphors can be found throughout the chapter along with the rest of the
With her saying “Patrick, How are you doing?” (Mary 3) right as soon as she walked in from the store, even though she knows he is on the ground dead. If she was really upset, then in the first place she would have told someone. Instead she was scared and tried acting like she wasn’t a coward. How she uses her scarness later in the story, she says “Would you like a drink?” (Mary 4) which she said to the police when they were investigating the crime scene. If you weren't scared or being a coward, then you wouldn’t ask the police who are trying to help you if they want a drink.
Abigail didn 't want her reputation to be ruined by having different story about what happened in the woods than the other girls so she forced them to lie with her. The other girls go
Dorothy will not let the Wicked Witch take the slippers. Most people would just give the slippers to the Wicked Witch because they are faced with the fear that she possesses. Often people will let other people take over them weather it is your boss, parents, even a friend. People need to realize like Dorothy, to not allow people to walk over and control oneself. Dorothy never gives the slippers, which shows her maturity and ability to stand up for herself (Nathan).
In Moolaade, Colle Ardo, like Macandal, is the first to speak out against the system of rule. Having already refused to have her own daughter “purified”, Colle doesn’t hesitate to protect the girls who look to her for refuge from such a fate. To assure the girls safety, Colle uses the power of the Moolaade, a magical protection spell that few have the ability to cast, to scare the rest of the town from undermining her power. Similarly, Macandal is seen to have knowledge that others see as otherworldly: the knowledge of natural medicine. Both use their power to start their uprising: Colle with her spell of protection and Macandal with his herbal concoction of destruction.
“She didn’t open the case as her friend feared she might,”(Maupassant 613), Madame Loisel is terrified that her friend might realize the necklace has been replaced. Madame Loisel is afraid that her friend wouldn’t hear her out or understand what had occurred. She believes that her friend might accuse her of stealing the original necklace. “How would things have turned out if she hadn’t lost the necklace? Who could tell?How strange and fickle life is!