These two women continue to “talk slowly/…trying in a difficult time to be wise,” so they each come up with their own excuses on why throwing the tree, the family, out would make the most sense (lines 8, 9, 10). Fearing more damage to the house, the facade a family puts up to tell society they do not have trouble, the narrator mentions the “Roots in the cellar drains”; meanwhile, the mother of the narrator
Different People Represent Different Things In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, two sisters named Maggie and Dee are characterized through the eyes of their mother. Nevertheless, Maggie and Dee are both sisters, they are incompatible with how they act. This shows they’re two disparate people. When Dee comes home to visit her mother and sister, a conflict emerges over two antique quilts that were handed down from Grandmother Dee. This conflict reveals how Maggie and Dee have very different ideas on how to preserve their heritage.
Curley treats her as a possession by isolating her and forcing her to stay in his “house alla time.” Even Crooks, Lennie, and Candy– a crippled “nigger”, a “dum-dum” and a “lousy ol’ sheep” – refuse to talk to her, suggesting that being a merely being a woman is the worst kind of ‘disability’. Steinbeck uses this hierarchal disparity to illustrate the injustice of sexism. Steinbeck further protests this injustice when Curley’s wife reveals she has a “dream”, yet is too “lonely” to tell anyone else. She has “nobody” to share her thoughts and feelings with because of her sex. Her death represents the futility of trying to overcome sexist prejudice – she dies trying to confide her loneliness in Lennie – and Steinbeck uses this fact to emphasise the extent to which sexism defines her life.
Hierarchy in the home is confusing to the children when the mother and grandmother are at odds regarding a subject. The rule is to respect elders, yet, one is to listen to their parents. When mom says that the chore can wait until morning, but grandmother is yelling that she wants it done now. The child is placed in the middle of a losing battle. Proximity varies among the children.
Edna disagrees with society prohibiting women’s freedom, so she rebels and rejects the judgement of others. When Edna learns of Robert’s planned departure for Mexico she becomes irritable and refuses to socialize with others, although society expects her to do so. Adele fruitlessly attempts to draw Edna back to her place in society. “‘Are you not coming down? Come on, dear; it doesn’t look friendly.’ ‘No,’ said Edna” (Chopin 42).
Ovid implies that Daphne has an apparent habit of running away from her issues, especially when her issue is Apollo: “He had so much more to say to her, but Daphne/ pursued her fearful course and left him speechless” (Metamorphoses Book I 726). He cannot understand why Daphne would not want to be with him, especially after listing his accomplishments: “Hatred of female freedom to oppose- that Ovid in his turn assigns to his lusty gods and human males” (Anderson 267). She cries out for her father, the river god Peneus, to destroy her beauty that she may escape; Peneus turns her into a laurel tree. Unable to love her in the way he wished, Apollo claims that “Although [she] cannot be [his] bride/…[she] will assuredly be [his] own tree” and goes on to list all the ways he will use her in his hair, his lyre, and his weaponry, effectively tying her to him forever (Metamorphoses Book I
The narrator in this story is Dee’s mother, Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson’s narration sets the tone for the reader’s impression of her daughter. A reader should question Mrs. Johnson’s motives before accepting blindly her mother’s opinion of who Dee has become since she left home. Mrs. Johnson truly believes her life is great how it is and cannot comprehend
She is as wise as Odysseus so doubts his return because he does not look the same anymore. She tests him by asking Eurycleia to move their bed outside of the room for him. This is impossible since they both know that the bed is built from an olive tree grew in their palace and is immovable (Book 23, lines 196-198). So to prove to his wife that he built the bed and knows that it’s secured to the ground Odysseus tells them that if you move the bed it may be destroyed. This revelation relieves Penelope and she accepts him as her long-lost husband.
Parris’ house and without a word she falls to the floor. He goes to save her a finds a needle two inches in the flesh of her body” (Miller 78-79). Abigail being one of the youngest characters in the book, she’s a little immature. For example, she mocked Mary Warren in the courthouse as if her spirit were sent out on Abigail on the girls and where harming them. During this part of the story, Mary was yelling at them to stop, but the girls insisted with the childish behavior and say “Mary please stop” (Miller 121).
At 16 Janie marries Logan Killicks. Nanny arranges this marriage for protection and not for love. As a result of her past, she forced Janie into being with Logan. In this marriage, Janie shows that she does not love him. She states, "Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage lak when you sit under a pear tree and think.