Lead In: A child will usually grow up hidden away from adult problems, and then learn the way of the world as he or she get older. However, in the novel Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio Marez, a child who has grown up with the weight of the world on his shoulders, while striving to fulfil his parents’ expectations and also struggling with the loss of many people around him, has learned to mature faster to deal with the problems he has endured in a short life time. For Antonio, his development begins not with his birth or with his first days of school, but with the arrival of Ultima, the curandera who moves in with his family because of old age. It is with Ultima’s arrival that Antonio is first exposed to the magic of the world and
The author shaped his character in that way in order to assert that race and implications of being an individual in the position of power push Othello’s into his own self-destruction nature rooted in doubt and fear. This self-destruction nature of the main character hampers his relationship with Desdemona. As mentioned above, he thinks of her as “Alabaster”. Alabaster is interpreted as a rock, which cannot give back the same amount of feelings that Othello invests in it. He refers to her as “Promethean heat” (5.2.12).
At that time it is evident racism was intense and whites were considered superior to black. Dina does not want to be a compliant African-American but she isn't sure how to find a place for herself. As a result Dina names a revolver as an object she desires to transform into intentionally. “And if I had to be any object, I guess I'd be a revolver". Metaphorically her goal was to turn herself into an outcast.
Adele is “the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm” who “idolizes their children, their husbands” (9). Together Edna and Madame Ratignolle discuss womanly duties of sewing and childbirth. Through their friendship, Edna confides her dual life that conforms and questions in Madame Ratignolle. Madame Ratignolle conformist lifestyle motivates Edna to become her own person away from the Victorian feminine ideal. Adele’s beliefs that a woman should devote her life to service leads her to advice Edna to “think of the children [and] remember them” (104).
she writes letters to civilians who Adela thinks are "wicked" and because she is the oldest person in town, she feels obligated to protect it (Jackson 226). Jackson writes about Adela's twisted thinking be writing "as long as evil existed in the world it was miss Strangeworth's duty to keep her town alert" (Jackson 226). Another action of Adela that reveals something about her character is her obsessiveness over her rose garden. Adela "never gave away any of her roses" because she cares so much for them, more than she cares about the people living in the town that "belonged to her" (Jackson 223). She doesn't trust anyone with her roses just as she thinks the people in her
Invaders attack the community and burn it to the ground. Lauren Olamina, the only daughter of the family, and narrator of the story, managed to escape. However, the rest of her family was all killed, except for her father Mr. Olamina left the house one night and never returned. The tragedy of losing her entire family was devastating to Lauren and she often utilized writing to calm her mind. One of the first entries in her journal reads “All that you touch, you change.
Misogyny rears its ugly head. Alphonso is the greatest threat to Celie and the main source of her suffering. Through the character Alphonso, Walker shows the cruel behavior that women are subjected to. From the beginning of the novel, it is made evident the type of person Alphonso is. Walker revealed his personality traits and qualities through indirect characterization.
Sure her disappearance brought attention to her but her heroicness came from her dedication. Amelia is a hero for her selflessness and devotion towards putting others first as well as helping them. One way she helped was teaching English to poor children. This shows she cares about others and enjoys helping out which is heroic.
The two characters, Antigone and Irena, are tragic characters who retained their authentic moral integrity and virtuous selfhood until their demise. Both fought for their freedom of expression in religion, and both had to fight the power of the government in order to achieve their goals. This lead to their ultimate demise, and their success within their respective roles is questionable because of their deaths. Antigone, the titular character of Sophocles' play Antigone, had to disobey her uncle Creon’s decree in order to please the gods and honor her brother, Polynices, who is seen as a traitor to the state. Although Antigone ultimately fulfilled her duty, she was arrested and ultimately faced a tragic death in the end.
Desdemona remains honest and faithful to Othello throughout the play and Emilia calls her an “angel” (5.2.161). This contrast is further exemplified by their opposing opinions on women. Iago is misogynistic, describing women as “pictures out of doors...and huswives in your bed” (2.1.122-125). Whereas Desdemona believes all women are pure and cannot fathom that any women would commit adultery: “That there be women do abuse their husbands/In such gross kind?” (4.3.68-69). Emilia, however, believes in the equality of genders, “wives have sense like [men].