She constantly refers to Stanley as a Polack, and reprimands Stella because she chooses to “hang back with the brutes,” when she, in reality, has a lower economic status than either of them. Blanche’s classist comments and lies display her insecurity in losing her place in the hierarchy of classism. Angering Stanely by her racist and classist claims, Blanche begins to boil the rage that leads to her vicious
If they can’t, then they can miss out on important parts of life. This is shown through Andre’s mother and the information readers receive about her. She was absent for a good portion of her son’s life because her son was afraid that she wouldn’t accept him for being gay. She missed out on her son’s playing Hamlet, which was his biggest dream. Cal even says that she knew nearly nothing about him since Andre never said anything.
(A4)Stanely uses his awareness to Blanche's bathing against her, causing Blanche to feel she is descending into madness. (B1)(Tr)Presumably the reason for Blanche's need for cleanliness comes from the foul feelings towards herself from the inappropriate past relationship with one of her male students and her current
Since Curley’s wife does not get attention from anywhere, she tries to seek it from the only person who will listen to her and that is Lennie. Macbeth used to respect Lady Macbeth in every way, in the first half of the play. In the novel, Curley does not give his wife the kind of respect she
Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (Jackson, 224) It is apparent that she is not necessarily distressed over the practice of the ritual, but specifically that she is the victim, as she states they should start over, so that a new victim will be chosen. “I think we ought to start over,” Mrs. Hutchinson said, as quietly as she could.” (Jackson, 223) This differs greatly from Jane, who begins to sympathize with the plight of all domestic women through her experience with the woman behind the yellow wallpaper. Although she initially frowned upon the woman’s efforts to escape, the more her mental health deteriorated, the more she began to relate her plight to that of the trapped woman, both prisoners desperate for escape. With her newfound revelation, she sought to save the trapped woman from her prison, subconsciously freeing herself in the process.
Miss Strangeworth is perceived as the upper class in this town who’s roses were passed down from her grandmother to her mother which are now hers. The roses are symbolizing the slaves whom she never “gave away ” or wanted to free, she saw them as her property. The idea of losing her slaves [roses] “bothered Miss Strangeworth to think of people wanting to carry them away.” When the roses were killed it represented the ending of the Civil War and the freeing of the slaves in the South. However, “Wickedness was never easily
Initially, Edna is characterized as independent as she is following the Victorian orders for women which was to move aside her personality and care for her children and husband. At this point Edna has realized that her husband is weighing her down and she tries to find herself by separating herself from her family and home. She finds that she loves Robert after her “awakening” whilst he seems to acknowledge that he is trespassing a line between what he thinks is right and leaves Edna alone to face her awakening. Another theme represented in the book has to do with class and society. Was Edna going on a suicide swim or was it an accident due to the way society has made her believe things should be during this specific era and considering that Leonce was a well known man who traveled immensely and solely depended on Edna to fill her role while he was
Sally also shows these same trends of being forced to be a caregiver. It says on page 101 sally even gets less than that “Looking out the window is the last hope and pleasure of many of the trapped women of Mango Street, but Sally’s husband denies her even that.” The book The House on Mango Street is used in my opinion to show the impact of others around you, the impact of men on women just seems the most apparent. It shows how others before you can make you live life with such narrow vision, such little possible imagination, especially when you don't know what to imagine. Esperanza is different, that is how the author needed it, to show us that people can be different, that change is
Alphonso personality traits and qualities are revealed through indirect characterization. His interaction, in addition, the language he used toward Celie show the theme of injustice. Through abuse, that is how the men in novel exert their power. Alphonso nefarious behavior and hatred for women became visible on the first page when he rapes Celie, “You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy” (Walker 1).