She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
Her actions do seem cruel and evil, but she is also a grieving mother that wants to avenge her son. After Grendel’s death, “Grendel’s fierce mother” begins to exhibit human-like characteristics such as her caring and protective nature for her child. This can be shown when she carried “off the claw that Beowulf tore from her child” to demonstrates her anger and grief for her son’s death. While she is characterised to be a “she-wolf,” she is also a “mighty mother” that just wants to protect her child. Her whole purpose of killing Hrothgar’s friend and wreaking in Heorot is was to avenge Grendel’s death.
I can’t live one way in town and another way in my home” (Lee 367). Atticus is willing to put Jem on trial in order to teach his children that lies will only lead to disloyalty and deception. He does not want disloyalty to run through the family, so, when the time comes, he sets an example by telling the truth. No secrets or lies to hide from himself, his family, or the townspeople. Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153).
By choosing to defend Tom Robinson, Atticus is choosing to teach his children morals and the value of standing up for what they believe in, rather than letting them fall victim to the racist hivemind of Maycomb. When Scout asks why Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, he replies “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100). By saying this, he is telling her that he could never in good conscience have the children listen to or respect him again if he did not
These problem setters can be simple by design but have incredible impact on the story. Addie, the dead mother, is the antihero. The most unheroic thing about her is her selfish desire to be buried with her blood family that takes a journey and a half to get to. This is an ordinary act of a character, but Faulkner shows that even the ordinary could be great. In this case, she causes much trouble.
The most noteworthy conflicts were balancing motherhood and her role as a political figure. For example, during her tenure as an activist, strangers and colleagues benefited from her affection, time and devotion. Whereas, her children did not and this ultimately negatively impacted her children's lives in their failed social relationships. Another role conflict that she experienced was her role as daughter-in-law and mother. Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law.
The other theme Good vs. Evil is shown with Atticus and his thoughts about good and evil creatures. He teaches these lessons to Jem and Scout to show them that it is possible to live through the racism in Maycomb. In the movie, Atticus trying to protect his children from the evil isn 't made clear. For example, when Atticus got spit on by Bob Ewell in the movie he makes a big deal about it.
He did not criticize the other side like Old Major did. Old Major calls man weak and “creature” to show that humans are no better than animals. King should’ve raised the question why white think they are better than blacks to make his speech more effective. MLK talks about a group of people in general unlike Old Major who singles out animals to give effect to the speech. He lists the injustice each animals face such as the horse having her children taken away and hens having their eggs taken.
It shows how Parris just expects obedience from everyone since he is a minister. Also, during the trials, Proctor had to tell the judge it was Parris who caught the girls in the woods. That is a huge piece he did not tell the court because he was too scared his name would be ruined. It did not care that tons of his people were being accused of witchcraft. Someone in authority would be trying to save their people, not put them on a scaffold to
Atticus is judged by a few in the community, but he is a great father. In To Kill a Mocking Bird, Atticus Finch is criticized by many people in the community about how he raises his children. Two characters in the novel that portray this action are Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack. Aunt Alexandra does not accept the way he raises Scout and how he lets her go around dressed like a boy. Uncle Jack just disagrees with Atticus' whole view on disciplining his kids.
The reason this painting is named “Crop Failure” is because columbine is also the name of a flower. Crop is being used to represent harvest and bringing up children in the correct way. Harris and Klebold are two examples of crop failure because they were brought up very poorly. Instead of blaming the parents, the farmers who harvested them in this instance, people would rather blame the entertainers. The parents do not want to acknowledge that they are not showing their children love or raising them properly, so they would rather condemn heavy metal or violent video games instead.
The grandmothers moment of grace causes a terrible reaction from The Misfit. After The Misfit kills the grandmother he says “It’s no real pleasure in life,” which I think shows that the grandmother may have had some kind of impact on him in there discussion. In the final moments of life, redemption could always be reached. In the last moments of her life, the grandmother was a good woman, she showed compassion and care in a time of danger and