The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple. Mairs herself doesn’t fully comprehend why she decided on this title, but she believes that she wants others to see her as a “tough customer”.
She was not contented with the banal and basic Gerald and it did not match the standards of Kat. She took advantage of Gerald, as he was like “blank paper”(38), and painted him into her image: the sexy and elegant Ger. Though Ger fit the image of Kat, she still was not pleased and she longed for someone else, she thought to herself, “Gerald is what [I’ve] been missing… Not Ger, not the one [I’ve] made in [my] own image.”(41) She yearned for the same Gerald she originally changed into her image. Though Kat tries to cover it up, it reveals that she truly does not like her own identity as she detested Ger’s image, who is exactly a reflection of herself. Kat’s lack of knowledge about who she is as a person altered her interests and affected the relationships around her.
She describes the emotions that she felt by comparing herself to Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird (Stockett 414). This comparison is likely to be made because people are afraid of what is unknown, so they create false stories or spread comments of hate thus adding to the ignorance which is being passed down as if it were a family tradition. Eugenia had also been avoiding these people as though she was frightened by their way of rejecting people and being unaccepting to change. Eugenia uses this hatred as motivation and perseveres through meeting with the help and working on her book. The only way the lives of others will change for the better is if Eugenia seeks self-improvement and others follow in her footsteps of
However, Nurse Ratched’s sudden distaste for McMurphy didn;t always directly happen to him. Previous to his arrival, Nurse Ratched would scold and lecture patients acting out of line, but after the discovery of the ward party, Nurse Ratched grills into Billy Bibbit about sleeping with a prostitute and then comforts the frantic Billy, the whole time Chief describes she “glares at us as she spoke.” (272). This action, intended to draw guilt in McMurphy, exemplifies Nurse Ratched’s poor judgement choice since McMurphy’s arrival. The Nurse Ratched pre-McMurphy would’ve appropriately taken care of the Billy issue, but now upset and angry at McMurphy for the party he’s thrown, her judgement is impaired by trying to make McMurphy feel guilty, which ultimately leads to Billy’s suicide. In general, McMurphy’s arrival and antics played a very negative role in Nurse Ratched’s mental health, which can be seen declining throughout the
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house. She is very jealous so anytime the good girl looks at him and he looks bad she gets jealous.
In the short story ‘Hairball’, Margaret Atwood portrays Kat as being an insecure individual living in an imaginary world, in which, she is to blame for the negative events that occur. Her feelings, emotions, and actions are driven through the insecurity she has of herself. One of the events that impacted Kat was her experience of abortion. The men who entered her life constantly left her which not only left her saddened and broken, but unsure of herself and what she did wrong. These events led Kat’s decision-making as she says “[I] learned to say that she didn’t want children anyways”, (35) when primarily, having children was her desire.
In “Funny in Farsi” the child has to be escorted around by her mom which to her, “was enough to make me pretend not to know her”. Just because she looked different, or had a different culture than everyone else, she pretended not to know her own mother. The other children giving them looks in the halls and saying rude things about them completely embarrassed her and turned her against her culture. Both of these sadly common examples demonstrate how discrimination can cause one to turn against their own culture. In cultures today, discrimination is among the most critical issues, because it causes segregation and lack of acceptance of one's culture.
But then she thinks “What if my mother leaving wasn’t true? What if T. Ray had made it up to punish me? “ (Kidd 41) Lily feels that T. Ray is just punishing her for what she had said and has a fight in her brain. After this she decides that it is best for her to leave T. Ray and this starts her coming of age journey. This piece of text demonstrates how internal conflict can start someone’s coming of age
But if you are telling someone that they should marry you because he or she will be full of regret, then I don’t think the person will be very happy, thus they will decline. It is like in Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. Alison was arrogant and mean and hated by many. She didn’t care what people thought, because she thought she was better than everybody. She said some awful things to people; awful enough to get her killed.
The focus of Chopin 's The Awakening is Edna 's conflict between her expected roles in society and her wants and desires. In this book Edna endeavors for self fulfillment, becomes seemingly impertinent, and ultimately feels cornered by the society in which she lives. Edna 's individualistic wants at first seem healthy, but quickly become out of hand as her thoughts become more chaotic. In her awakening, Edna is consumed by selfish desire. The aftermath of this desire leads her to feel as if she has been entrapped by society, ultimately leading to her destruction.