Sooner or later, different scares people. Society has made an effect on every person, it could affect you positively or negatively. Mildred, Montag’s wife, in the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is not the world’s best wife. Society has brought her down to this level because the community does not want the civilians to be thinking for themselves. It is as if the generation is being controlled with what they are able to say, or even do.
In Ethan Frome, it is present between Ethan and his wife Zeena; Zeena attempts to get rid of the housekeeper Mattie because she sees what Ethan wants/ sees in her. There is large amounts of mistrust in the Frome household due to much isolation, sickness, and also unequal work load also “when the sense of a partnership is lacking-when your partner is oblivious to or inconsiderate of your needs, this weakens the ties that hold you together” (text 2, lines 26-27). In The Scarlett Letter, Hester Prynne has deep seated mistrust due to the ‘brand’ on the chest, the ‘A’. Hester is full of mistrust because the one she committed adultery with, was also the one that helped with her sentence. Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover.
Pearl grew up in a very harsh society where others treated her as an outcast because of her mother’s mistake. Pearl was put in a situation where she has to mature quickly and she was a very intelligent girl. Pearl knows she is an outsider and the children she would chase after would make rude comments towards her mother and Pearl’s instincts of flee or fight kicked in and she chose to fight. Which is a common reaction for a child who is shunned by society. As the novel progresses, Pearl acts out less violently and becomes calmer, especially in nature.
To begin, the author’s use of pathos clearly portrays the differences and inequalities in social classes. For example, Heker represents a scene that many can identify with: the circumstance of not having the capacity to fit in or being judged by others. All through the story, Rosaura is oblivious about the way that she doesn't have a place with the others, in spite of consistent clear hindrances that isolates her from the other youngsters. Rosaura's mom tries to persuade her that it would not be a smart thought to go to the gathering in view of the social contrasts; notwithstanding, Rosaura is unmindful of the way that she is in actuality not welcomed as a visitor, but rather as a maid. Rosaura is heartbroken when Senora Ines “ bent down as if about to look for something.
She is oppressed by not only her husband, but her illness as well and she wishes to break free just as the woman in the wallpaper does. Jane feels as though this oppression is inescapable and the battle of breaking free is impossible. Shortly thereafter, the reader can see that Jane’s oppression turns to distrust. When she first began to unravel the wallpaper, she didn’t share what she saw because she wanted to be the first to figure it out, but now she proclaims “I have found out another funny thing, but I shan’t tell it this time! It does not do to trust people too much” (319).
The idea of loyalty as a theme in Toni Morrison’s Sula can be refuted in the fact that there are many occasions when the sense of trust was broken, even though it can also be proven in the characters non-stopped attempt to be there for one another that there was some kind of assurance. In Toni Morrison’s Sula, the representation of a struggling young woman who symbolized more than what she was credited for was created. Her life had not been like most coming of age women. She endured the death of her mother up close and personal, continued to be criticized and unpleased by her community, and soon fluctuated towards her own death. Through this, Toni Morrison focused on the unjust relationships within the novel that pointed back to the antagonist, Sula.
All of the men in Nieve’s life have left her, and it takes a toll on her. This is shown here where Guerra writes, “I learned about jealousy, and about jealousy’s many disguises, about dependency, and tearing apart”(pg.245). The men that have left her, have taught her to not trust them, and that they will always end up leaving. This makes her a hard person to get to know, when she is insecure about how she has been treated in the past. People are impacted by the people and the experiences in their lives, and it shapes them to become who they are.
The women in this community are more concerned with keeping themselves and their children alive, than they are with their marriage. These women would rather spend time with their children than being in a relationship with a man that knows he is a failure and brings negative energy to the family. One of the priests that Kozol spoke to told him that, of course the family structure would break in a place like the south Bronx, where everything breaks from pipes to hearts, so it only makes sense that the family would break too. Moral conservatives would never want to add family’s to this community for the chance of it being
Waxen Wings is a story that talks about a main character named Birdie. Birdie’s life is not the ideal life, and it seems like she has failed at everything she has ever tried. This story really makes the reader feel bad for Birdie, and she is seen as the victim of the story. The tests that she goes through are things that would make most people give up, but she does not give up. That fact alone makes this story somewhat inspirational.
Mary Warren is a character who generally has good intentions but does not have the bravery and uprightness to follow through with these intentions. She becomes part of the court that condemns witches and seems to be proud of it and enjoys the power that comes to her with it, but she begins to feel guilty when innocent people are being harmed because of it. When it seems that she will do what is honourable and just, she breaks down and proclaims that “[Proctor] wake me every night, his eyes were like coals and his fingers claw my neck” (119). Here, Mary is snapping under the pressure when she cannot do what is right by revealing the truth but rather being corrupted by Abigail and doing what lacks any uprightness and scapegoating John by accusing him of witchcraft, which ultimately leads to his death. Another character who is used to show the dangers of acting without integrity is Reverend Parris.
No longer caring about the opinions of everyone else Janie began to take her own life back into her hands; to the disapproval of the community. This example adds to the story overall because it helps to give us a sense of time and well as helping us to understand Janie. It also gives us a sense of understanding when it comes to her most recent choice. Overall the quote shows the disapproval of everyone else, as well as Janie 's willingness
While trying to do her work Sykes is fussing at her but rather stand up to him, the story states that, “Delia never looked up from her work, and her thin, stooped shoulders sagged further” (Hurston 530). This shows that she is afraid of what he might do should she try to stand up for herself. As the story goes on, Delia begins to change and become braver when it comes to dealing with Sykes. Hurston writes, “Delia’s habitual meekness seemed to slip from her shoulders like a blown scarf” (531). She was no longer afraid of Sykes or what he might do to her.
Endurance is cruel, necessary due to preconceived notions of another person’s self worth, and lack of compassion. In Khaled Hosseini’s book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, Hosseini highlights a greater understanding of what it takes for women in oppressive countries to endure their entire life hardship and isolation. In the case of Mariam and Laila, at very young ages, struggle to find their path in society, only to have their fate foretold for them with many deaths and family members lost along this not-so-glamorous journey. By the time their paths’ cross they experience true hardship, and life-changing migrations. It is this endurance that eventually creates a strong bond of friendship between Mariam and Laila.
A lot of the events she had gone through made way for “something deep and bitter” to settle in her heart (77), as well as the need to make everyone “cower at [her] feet and...make them bleed,” (76) are used as her own personal momentum towards her search for justice and gratification. Additionally, Adelina’s unusually high dependence on others had herself hit her ultimate low, causing her to internally “[spiral] downward, falling to a place where [she] can no longer pull [herself ]back up,” when discovering that the ones she loved didn’t reciprocate the same feelings. With that being said, Adelina’s search for justice could be represented as a search of finding oneself, albeit a long and dangerous
In the book speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda’s friend, Heather, is “Oppressing” her by using mental pressure so she can persuade Melinda into helping her. In the last sentence of the second paragraph, she says that if Melinda does not help then heather will get blacklisted and never get into any of the good groups. This can relate to the real world because there are people who only use other people to their advantage. Plenty of people all over the world do this and the victims don 't even know it until the very end. Sometimes your “Friends” can be “Fiends.”