It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots” (1). This quote is an incredible example of Lennie’s life. Her sister died in the middle of a play rehearsal, unexpectedly. And, Gram is worried about her, not for real reasons but because a houseplant has spots.
In her teen years, Twyla works at a Howard Johnson’s where she re-encounters Roberta for the first time and thinks to herself that, “She made the big girls look like nuns” (Morrison,35). Later in the story, she marries James Benson, a man she describes as “comfortable as a house slipper” (Morrison,50), and has one child with whom she names Joseph. According to Smith Narrative Journal, Later in the story, Twyla realizes she is not happy with her marriage and according to Litcharts, “She is saddened by the “racial strife” that emerges in Newburgh over the issue of busing, although she does not have a strong opinion on the topic.” Although she seems not to have a strong opinion on the topic she ends up joining the opposing protesters, creating signs based on her and Roberta’s relationship to get her attention which Roberta ultimately ignores. Roberta- Roberta is the other
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
"Then the mask said, 'I wasn't fair to your father. I shouldn't have married him"' (Carr 142). Throughout her married life, Geneva distracted herself with the facade of parties and emotional disconnection to her daughter because, at the thought of her mistakes, her brain couldn't handle it. Geneva was only able to accept reality on her death bed. The inability to accept reality is different for every human; some are able to use that as motivation to live a joyful life, while others go on with
From the beginning of the story to the end Nea is pigheaded and doesn’t think about the consequences of her actions. Nea misconceives Sourdi’s unavailability for being in danger and unhappiness in her marriage when in actuality she’s happy and expecting another child. Sourdi is a dynamic character because she shows growth throughout the story. Though subtle, Sourdi shows courage when she marries her much older husband not knowing what to expect, but hoping he can provide a more satisfying life. She becomes independent, no longer leaning on the support of her relatives and starts a family of her own.
The Nurse believes that Juliet is not fully grown to be married as she said “She’s not fourteen” (18). Her age has proven that she’s not mature enough to become a wife and indeed that she won’t be able to act or talk like an adult. And because at such young age, 13, it’s obvious to the maid of house Capulet to act innocent, especially in her response during the conversation about her marriage. Juliet replied to her mom obediently “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (Shakespeare 21) about the man that she’s going to marry without hesitation. She don’t even considered whether that man would be a good selection or not.
Elizabeth has been praised for her honesty and morality all along but now has been exposed in court. Is she two faced or does she posses a pretense? To everyone, besides the judges, it is evident she only sought to protect Proctor’s name and reputation. She values her commitment to her husband over honesty. She thought ruining his reputation would be the worst thing to happen to him, so she lied to the court, but boy was she wrong.
For example, in at least one of the relationships in A Doll's House, there is a complete reversal of typical gender assignments. This is demonstrated when Mr. Krogstad loses his job to Kristine Linde, a woman who proves herself completely capable of solving problems on her own—without the help of men—during the events of the play. And not only does she replace him at the bank where Torvald, Nora’s husband, is to serve as manager, but also later renews the relationship between the two of them from ten years prior and offers to work while he stays at home—at least during the outset of their relationship—because his taking the job back “benefits” no one (Ibsen1292). Additionally, it was she who fixed her family’s problems years before by taking it on herself to break off the original relationship with Krogstad and marry a richer man. And even Krogstad himself steps out of gender role when he accepts the circumstances that fall upon him—he does not care that he is not to be the breadwinner of the family: he cares only that he and Ms. Linde are at last
Constant chores, bickering, and rude gestures are all Cinderella knows since both her parents passed away. Thus, leaving her behind with a step-mother and two sisters, who are wicked as can be and out to destroy Cinderella. However, despite the wicked family Cinderella willingly does what she is told, although, it makes her depressed. In the movie, she was going to hide her identity from the prince, so that her mother would be pleased even though that meant Cinderella had to be unhappy the rest of her life watching the prince love someone else. Although, this did not happen Cinderella would have given up the life she deserved even for the people who have treated her so