The anger from her son's death turns her into a strong fighter. Grendel's mother is able to take on Beowulf, himself a strong warrior. The text, Beowulf, says, “She paid him back quickly with angry claws and clutched him against her,” when talking of her battle with Beowulf. Grendel's mother is of strong character thinking of only her poor son. She cannot be hurt by a normal sword and so she continues to give a good fight.
It moves the reader’s inner conscience as the novel revolves through wars, struggle between the family members and starvation. The story starts with Mariam Jo’s introduction as a five year old girl, who eagerly waits for her father, Jalil Khan, who visits her only on every Thursday. Her only companion was her mother Nana, who was molested in the hands of Jalil Khan and decided to lead a secluded life away from the prying eyes. Nana hates her distressful life and shows her agony by calling Mariam as harami, though the girl doesn’t understand the meaning of it. Even though she wasn’t the legitimate heir as her nine siblings, Jalil was a true hero in her eyes as she was always happy with him.
If Tubman would have ever been caught, she would have been executed for her actions. At one point, the bounty for catching Tubman, alive of dead, was forty-thousand dollars. Despite this, Tubman and her fugitives were never caught. Harriet would not let anyone try to turn back after they started, either. Whenever anyone tried to turn back, she would pull out a gun and say that they could either follow her or die a slave.
There are only positive things surrounding him and no one ever dares to say otherwise because he is ¨having everyone killed¨(Alvarez 19). In the beginning, we are introduced to Minerva. She is one of the sisters who has been brainwashed into believing that Trujillo can do no wrong. She discovers early on in the novel, when she arrived at Inmaculada, that Trujillo is not the man that he claims to be. When she is enlightened about this information, she describes this event as “how 1 got free” (Alvarez 13).
Melba Beals responded to the events by becoming upset because the soldiers did all that just for a little rock girl like her. Feng Ru responded to the events by not giving up and just kept trying even after many fatal plane crashes. Jackie robinson grew and developed from this by working hard and just kept not worrying about the crowd throwing stones at him or shouting at him. Melba beals grew and developed by being proud that she got to school and proud that the soldiers did all this for her. Feng Ru on the other hand grew and developed by learning more things about planes and built a factory and learned from his past mistakes and failure crashes and became more successful in the buildings of his plane building and test flying.
Blanche, having gone to Elysian Fields seeking refuge after tarnishing her reputation, wants to live the fantasy of being a beautiful young woman with no dark secrets to hide, and continuously lies to do so. Stanley seemingly hates lies and anything that distorts reality, as he unveils the truth of all of Blanches lies and tells those close to her (Stella and Mitch) as soon as he knows. Their conflict ultimately leads to the characters knowing of her past, Blanche being driven insane, and taken to a mental facility. If it hadn’t been for Stanley, Blanche’s lies most likely would’ve remained unknown, and her fantasy never crushed.
And thus we sit together now,/And all night long we have not stirred,/ And yet God has not said a word!”(39-42,58-60). In Porphyria’s Lover, we see Porphyria’s murderer mock God for not taking any action against him for the murder that he just committed against his own lover. All night long he sits with the women he has just murdered and God never sends down any punishment on him for it. The lack of punishment combined with the final statement of Porphyria’s Lover comes across as not just frightening, but it almost gives the idea that her murderer sees himself as free of punishment.
The essay “Only Daughter”, written by Sandra Cisneros is centered on the main idea that being an only daughter of seven sons “explains everything” of her life. Cisneros’ essay is structured to emphasize the emotional impact of surpassing socially excepted gender roles in a conservative Mexican family. Her fathers view on college is for Cisneros to successfully acquire a husband but her own view is to become an independent writer. Feeling discriminated because of her feminine qualities and unappreciated by her male family members she finds herself always wanting to impress her father with her writings. Feminism becomes a huge theme throughout this essay and conveys an only daughter of a Mexican-American family of nine exposed to the unequal
Furthermore, in this story Mrs. Mallard Mallard has no issue about money. Since she is ill, Mrs. Mallard has always been told what to do and unable to make choices for herself. In “Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard finds herself unexpected freedom from male oppression; despite being transient. Also, how Choppin utilizes three different emotions to build up tension for the reader. Kate Chopin, in “The Story of an Hour” provides us how society describes Mrs. Mallard’s husband as the perfect man in marriage and by presenting the readers with a woman who is clearly overjoyed of the fact of her husband’s death.
One example of this was seen through Curley’s wife, when she was in Crook’s cabin and her attitude towards racial minorities, “Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny” (Steinbeck 81). Through Curley’s wife’s characterization of her being white and racially “superior”, she can easily lynch Crooks without any reason why. This is cultural, and historical events have been seen in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s through, “Mobs exacted vengeance for real or imagined crimes at their own discretion, not waiting for legal justice to take its course, and such lynchings were usually represented of racial tensions in society” (Law, order, and vigilante justice 1).
Via the trials and investigations somehow she managed to stay free. Each day though was a crap game. Miraculously she got away with a lot. She loved dating cops who could make charges go away or judges that could do more wrong with a gavel than a bullet could to a torso and on the day Robert left Roxie cried harder in the courtroom than she had. This was to Racine now a huge, problem.
The fact that O-lan called her own daughter nothing but a slave shows how all women are thought of nothing more than property. He is working O-lan while she is pregnant and she is a girl, she isn’t causing trouble, in fact she is helping him. While I understand that his uncle’s daughters scared him about having a girl. However, I could tell that he would not have the same issues because if you look at his uncle as a man you can tell he is a thief with despicable behavior. While Wang Lung is ambitious and a good person to look up to.
The characteristic of Fleur fit the femme fatale archetype since she is beautiful confident, has great body and mind, and don’t care about what people think about her. All of these factors enough to get attention from all men in Argus. She knew how to kill people who hurt her in mysterious way. The three men who raped her were killed by Tornado (30), however she has never killed people by her
Martha Jane Canary was known for being handle to handle a men and she was very talented at shooting. She entered the Wild West Show for being the best at fighting Indians. She was a very tough woman she never feared any man. She was a cook, waitress and ox-team driver. Many woman of the Wild West are not alike to other woman who only stay a home and cook, clean, and take care of the home and their husband.
This ending is ironic considering that the grandmother never makes any reference to being religious before facing death. Also, she continuously reminds the Misfit of the fact that she is a lady in the hopes that it will have the same meaning to him as it does to her. However, not once does she try to spare the rest of her family. She is too busy groveling for her own life to give her family a second thought, even after the first gunshots have gone off. In the face of death, the grandmother constantly tries to convince the Misfit that he is a good man, even after he has ordered his men to kill her family, and presumably many others.