However, women have more realistic and reachable dreams and choose their journey more carefully to get the most out of life and the road to the horizon. The author uses the motifs of the horizon and the road to demonstrate the importance and simplicity of life and to enjoy it while it lasts. To begin, the author uses the motif of the horizon to demonstrate the importance of simplicity in life. The main character Janie was able to go “to the horizon and back” (Hurston 191) because she had set realistic goals for herself. Her grandmother had always wanted her to sit up in the high chair of society because her own life had been ruined by tragedy and slavery.
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston explains the journey of Janie, the main character,who struggles to find her independence and a place where she feels comfortable. She undertakes a bold journey to find her own self. She goes through several relationships, thinking they would somehow fulfill her life, but all fail because Janie does not feel content or the relationship leads to the death of a spouse. In the end, Janie uses her desire for power and independence for freedom to reveal that she does not need an unpleasant relationship to fulfill and appreciate her search for her true self. First, Janie struggles with her relationship with her first husband, Logan.
She does what she is told, not questioning why, but accepting that that is the way that things are to be. Though gaining the approval of her father and others who believe in the patriarchal system, Ophelia makes herself extremely vulnerable by doing this. It’s almost as if she is begging someone to manipulate her, which is exactly what happens. “The king, queen, and Polonius continue their plan of uncovering the reason for Hamlet's madness by using Ophelia as a decoy” (Wright). In the end, by obeying her family
This caused the surge of her rebellious nature to retaliate, and so she did. Of course, for the time period her words meant nothing, but it is the thought of her uprising that counts. She should be viewed from her admirable actions, such as fighting for her freedom as a human being. To enunciate, Cassie was a very admirable person, showing strength and courage in not only herself, but also in her family. Even though there are quite a few admirable characters from both Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Maus, she should take the MACA.
Calpurnia uses her actions as a way of showing her personal place as well as the relationship that she has to Cesar, which is above all others. While Portia holds a strong place to Brutus, it is displayed differently and not as royalty. She is consistently brushed aside from Brutus as he takes care of things. Eventually, this leads to her committing suicide to prove the love that she has for Brutus, specifically with the desire to show her courage. The attitude which Brutus has to her is to remain within the household and to not worry about the roles of men, keeping her separate from what is occurring.
The ridicule of love is a prominent theme throughout the play, most obvious though Phoebe’s interactions with love. She is the reason for Silvius’ borderline obsession, and frequently reasons why she does not want to be with him. Phoebe ridicules Silvius, an individual who oozes traditional pastoral views on love, which includes passionately longing for the person he believes to be his one true love, for having these very ideals. She ridicules the fact that Silvius stated that her “eyes can wound” because she believed that “there is no force in eyes that can do hurt” (3.5.16, 25-26). Here, Phoebe debunks every stereotypical view on love that was shown in the pastoral age, where lovers loved each other to painful lengths, where the mental pain of not being able to be with one another transformed into physical pain.
Contrary to Jung’s article, Jane is no detective. Only when Mr. Biggs reads out a notary of Berta’s existence that Jane accepts that something is amiss, and as Rochester’s bride, she should be concerned. Furthermore, it takes her a day to leave Thornfield, as she was tempted to stay and be Rochester’s mistress. But Jane lets her belief guide her as she refuses, proclaiming they both find relief in the mercy of God- “Do as I do: trust in God and yourself. Believe in heaven, hope to meet again there.” (Brontë
She constantly seeks reassurance and acceptance of her two navels. Yet she understands how most people find this idea unnatural and repulsive, attempting to arrange for an operation to get one of her navels removed, but stops, realizing that living in her illusion provided her with more “safety and happiness” than what living in reality did. She initially resolves to permanently live in her illusions: in the context of escaping reality and the troubles that come with it, Connie continues to evade the problems that chase her (her mother Concha and her husband Macho). It is worth noting though, that Connie succeeds in escaping her problems, as in the time span of the novel, Connie never physically meets Concha or Macho, the two major sources of her problems. This then corroborates Connie’s idea of escaping reality as an effective solution (at face value) to dealing with her
Stella is a prime example for this case as she constantly shifts her loyalty between Blanche and Stanley throughout the play. Scene 11 is the pivotal scene where Stella makes the final decision as to who to side with. The dialogue “I couldn’t believe her story and go on living with Stanley” suggests she believes Blanche’s story to some extent but is consciously choosing to think Blanche is lying in order to live peacefully with Stanley. Stella’s choice is symbolic of relationships which are made to conserve an individual’s existence. She carries a seed of doubt towards her husband however in order for her to survive especially when she bears a baby, Stella chooses Stanley, hence sustaining her placid lifestyle.
The Nurse has plentiful opportunities to use her power over Juliet to slow things down but instead, she does not discourage anything and urges her to continue down dark paths. She helps arrange the marriage and betrays her primary role as a caregiver for Juliet. In the end, the Nurse leads Juliet astray and has her own schedule for Juliet and Romeo's marriage. She also advises Juliet to consider marrying Paris, saying, “Then, since the case…he’s a lovely gentleman,” (Shakespeare 3.5.217-219) which is what drove Juliet to seek the Friars consultation, resulting in the nonsensical plan
At one point in the text Margo tells q everything uglier up close” by saying this she’s trying to tell Q that she is not everything that he thinks she is. She furthers this by also saying “from here, you can’t see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is.” This scene in paper towns shows us the obsession Q has for Margo. He has built the image of a perfect girl, and insists upon only seeing her, and not the way she is in reality. We see this through different scenes where he defends Margo, not allowing others to taint his image of her, and when margo says that everything is uglier up close, he says “not you”. Q’s obsession distorts his ability to see reality.
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie is a main character whose outward existence conforms, and her inward life questions. This tension helps to evolve the author’s theme of the importance of individuality and how individuality creates happiness. Janie experiences most of her life in trying to conform, and grows to despise it. Once free, she becomes herself and becomes happy. Early in the novel, Janie marries Logan Killicks.
The killing of her father works, but they should exchange some witty banter. The flashback with Angelique regarding the women slaves is not needed, it hinders the pace, and her backstory is enough. Angelique can 't hurt Leigha and this shows her vulnerability and makes her complex. Leigha, as mentioned, is the sweet little girl that everyone loves. She claims her mother’s name was “Beth?” But it’s Megan (page 23).
Marilla probably felt sorry for Anne and then decided to keep her as shown in the text where it states “She and Matthew never decided to get rid of her.” After the conference, Marilla shows sympathy towards Anne as demonstrated in the last part of Scene 3. I think Marilla judged Anne by her appearance and not by her personality and when Marilla learned more about Anne’s past life, she then developed a passion for Anne and decided to keep her after hearing about her past life rather judging her on her physical appearance and then trading her for a male orphan. That’s how I believe this will affect her relationship with Anne and Anne’s story about her past life caused Marilla to change her
Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for. She told her story to Pheoby and at the end she says, “Still and all, she’s he own woman. She oughta know by now whut she she wants tuh do.”(Hurston p 156) Edna Pontellier and Jaine Mae Crawford lived in two different time periods, but their struggle was the same. The struggle was to be free and to be able to venture out from their society-designated gender role as a housewife. What society defined as “acceptable” at the time one character succumbed to the pressures and the other woman was resilient and overcame the pressure.