Yet, this desire for human contact crumbles when all the ranch workers see her as a “bitch” (32) and a “jail bait” (32) who “poison[s]” (32) them. No matter how hard she tries to appeal to the ranch hands, they will always see her as the ranch whore, nothing more or less. They will never understand why she flirts with them and provokes them because in their eyes she only causes trouble for them. Crooks clearly states that they “don’t want no trouble” (77) when Curley’s wife enters uninvitingly, and she responds with “…I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while?” (77) From the perspective of the ranch hands, Curley’s wife represents a nuisance with no individuality,
Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences. She doesn’t know how to see the harm in what she does, and in the book it said, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed,” (page 323). Mayella destroyed one of the only things she cared about, and that’s because she didn’t learn the value of the truth. Mayella Ewell’s life is made up of many lousy things which all come together and shape her as the erroneous girl that she is. She is uneducated, has no values, and because of this, doesn’t deserve to be treated with equality.
Maya Angelou never felt safe in her life. She had horrible influences all around her, and no one who she could look up to. She constantly lived in fear, and never found a place she could call home. “We are the victims of the worlds most comprehensive robbery. Life demands a balance.” (Angelou, 219) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiography of Maya, perfectly describes how Maya feels trapped and caged throughout her childhood and life.
Sofia's swollen, beaten face is described as an 'eggplant’(as often cited in the novel). Mr. ________ beats her to exercise his pent-up frustrations (since he could neither marry Shug Avery nor Nettie), and his son, Harpo beats his wife so that she should mind. But Sofia has the real angst “to kill”—to kill her husband’s subjugation, to kill her pathetic emotions, to kill the racial prejudices and to kill the socio-cultural injustice. Whether she succeeds or not is not the concern of the text, but how she confronts the violence behind the closed doors of her house and in the open road of Georgia is the plot of resistance. Her physical strength symbolizes the new forms of revolt against the so called man’s right to beat his wife.
She is dissatisfied with her life and appears selfish and vain. For example “ she had no fine dresses, no jewelry, nothing ” the repetition of no and nothing tell us that the narrator’s voice reflects her own belief that he tells us that she doesn’t have anything but in fact she has but she thinks she doesn’t have everything that every other girl has. She is constantly comparing herself when she doesn’t see the poor people on the streets suffering from hunger and no place to sleep except beside garage and on a dirty floor. She treats her husband very badly (because she doesn’t love him). For example, she doesn’t tell us his name in the story.
Under Curley's control she really couldn't do much or talk to many people but she got around. Every now and then she would swing around by all of the boys and get a little flirty and the guys would never fall for it. She would have to be one of loneliest characters in the novel. First of all, Curley really controlled his wife and never let her do anything and she hated it! Every Time she would appear in the novel she would always say something like ¨Why can't i talk to you?
In the 1930’s, in Maycomb, Alabama a small town is alerted with rape charges, from Mayella, who an African American, Tom Robinson is guilty for. Tom Robinson is not as powerful as he thinks when he takes the stand to plead not guilty, is he really?Mayella does take the stand and plead not guilty, Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, tells us that her class, race, and gender find her not guilty. In general,...”White people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs;Ewells negro neighbors wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she was white”("DBQ: IS Mayella Powerful?" 21)… Any race you are, you are still going to ignore Mayella by her lifestyle and the way she is treated. In fact, she gets offended when she gets called Ma’am , mainly because she has never been respected in her life…”Won’t answer a word you say long as you keep on mockin’ me.’ she said.
Unlike Mayella, Bob despises negroes. He constantly calls negroes the “N” word and harassed both Tom and his wife. If it were not for the color of their skin, he would never have done this. Another difference between the two characters is that Bob stays bitter towards the people of Maycomb after the trial, but Mayella does not. The audience knows that Mayella does not stay bitter, as it is never said that she was or that she acted on it at all.
Tom Robinson is portrayed by a Mockingbird because Mockingbirds do not harm others, they only sing for us. Tom is wrongly accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, when in actuality he is a helpful, hardworking, and honest man who was helping Mayella with her chores around the house. Tom Robinson does not hurt Mayella Ewell in any way but he does dare to feel sorry for her because of her loneliness and financial state which is why he was willing to help her around the house. Tom Robinson’s pity on Mayella Ewell is seen as unfathomable and is not accepted by the court. As shown on page 197, ”’Mr.
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.