In the short story, "Bravery" by Charles Baxter, a young woman falls in love, and marries, a brave and thoughtful man Elijah. Elijah is "brave" man to which Susan loves. In this story, Susan falls into being a stereotype and having a power struggle for a more feminine image. I feel as if she cares more for things that happen in her life that are stereotypical. She goes for the "good guys" and is looking for the "perfect" guy.
Family within the novel ‘Coraline’ is an important theme due to the nature of the novel. In the story of ‘Coraline’ the theme of family was evident throughout the book. Her real parents don’t necessarily care her much as the other mother, but the other mother treats Coraline like a dragon loves his gold, while her real parents actually love her like her actual
Through Logan and Joe, Janie learned the qualities that make a marriage a good one. These qualities were freedom of speech, as in being allowed to speak her mind freely without being scolded by her husband. Another good quality she learned to look for in a relationship is the ability to act like yourself around your partner. Both of these qualities Janie found in Tea Cake. Through trial and error and learning from her mistakes Janie finally figured out that just because you marry someone you doesn’t automatically mean you’ll fall in love with them.
De Beaumont’s version focuses on Beauty as the protagonist and she is the savior of the two most important men in her life. She saves the Beast and her father throughout the story. Beauty behavior is kind and sweet and empathetic. De Beaumont focused on Beauty’s struggle to accept the Beast’s inner beauty to portray this classic love story. In the Pig King, with the focus on the Pig, the story was not about the love story between Meldina and the Pig, but it was about the transformation of the pig into the King and the Pig’s struggle of finding someone to accept him.
1. In little red riding hood, Mr. Wolf asked Red riding hood where she was going. She said “I am going to see my Grandmother and I am taking a cake and a little jar of butter, which my mother has sent” 2.
The Ideal Friendship The friendship between Adele Ratigonlle and Edna Pontellier is perhaps one of the purest relationships in The Awakening. Kate Chopin places their relationship as an important factor to the story and to Enda’s character. The relationship between the two survives into the end of the book despite Enda and Adele being displayed as near opposites by that point. Adele is a happy, organized, house wife who enjoys her children and finds purpose in this lifestyle.
In particular, the story “Ashputtle”, uses the archetype of a spiritual entity who helps the individual when no one else would. Additionally, the story shows the archetype of evil being punished and the kind souls live happily ever after. So, when Ashputtle’s Stepfamily is cruel to her, she remains benevolent, which grants her a beautiful life while her stepsisters are blinded and bloody. These two archetypes were also presented in the story “Cinderella” by the fairy godmother who helps Cinderella look stunning for the ball so she and the prince can fall in love and have a happy ending. Archetypes are vital to literature because it is a symbol, term, behavior, and other things that are used for storytelling and demonstrate
I picked this passage over the other passage in the story because, since Addie had one part in, As I Lay Dying, the words had more meaning behind it than everyone else’s passage in the story. Also, I had made this writing choice over another because I felt Addie expressed her true feelings about Anse, why she married him in the first place, and how becoming a mother was such a terrible thing to occurred. Although some mothers are filled with happiness in joy of becoming one, but sadly, not some mothers are not. This is unfortunate for child/children and it affects them badly because a mother’s love is what child/children desires. By Addie not being pleased becoming a mother, her ‘love’ reflect its on her relationships with her children, expect when it came to Jewels.
Hawthorne creates similar characters in these two short stories to state that women are pure, flaws are human, and the flaws have motives of their own. A main theme in Hawthorne’s works is women are pure. This is the case for these two short stories as Georgiana and Beatrice both listen intently to their male counterparts and lack the flaws that the men in their stories contain. Georgiana is supportive of her husband’s decision to attempt to rid her of her birthmark and even as she questions it, she ponders the happiness it would bring
The other women in the novel: Liza and Olive Hamilton, Abra Bacon, and even Steinbeck's mother are described to be caring, affectionate, and loving, all the characteristic of a mother, which contrast to Cathy. Although Charles can appear dark natured, there are moment where he expresses human emotions like love and guilt, Cathy expenses none of this because she is inhuman. In addition, to her son, Cal can become dark, however, he has illustrate he can conquer over sin and live a high-minded life. “What made Kate so effective was the fact that she had either learned it or had been born with the knowledge” (241). Therefore, Cathy places an important role in the plot of evil is human nature.
I loved the illustrations in the book, they definitely brought each page to life. Steptoe’s paintings compliment the story as they expand characterizations and setting, they also add depth to the text. Like most stories that are based on a fairytale just like this one, they are fairly predictable, but nonetheless this book was still entertaining. Even though the story line was quite predictable, you still have the need to continue to read to see who the king chooses as his bride. One of the themes in this story is to treat all things with equal kindness.
Janie reacts in different ways to people in her life trying to control her, and this can be seen with Grannie, Jody, and Tea Cake. Grannie forces her to marry Logan, but Janie stands up for herself when she decides to leave him after Grannie dies. Throughout the novel Janie is looking for love, and she
Linda is a very sweet person, she’ll do anything for her loved ones especially for Willy, Which is why, out of all the characters she has the control and patience for Willy because after all they are husband and wife. To clarify, in the beginning of the novel when Willy is feeling guilty, she “ You’ve got too much on the ball to worry about- just try to relax dear”(18). She sounds so soothing almost calming using “ Try to relax dear”. Linda has a way with words the can make anyones frown turn to a smile.
Iconic fairy tales such as Grimm Brother's Cinderella and Snow White are not innocent tales about young girls achieving their dreams but are rather misogynist stories. The two fairy tales have the similarity of involving a young girl who is oppressed by a wicked step mother then later on, the girl is saved by marrying a prince. One can discover the misogynist and the men controlled society by examining how the writers represent women in their fairytales. Both, Cinderella and Snow White can be dissected and analyzed through the Feminist theory. The two tales contain gender roles stereotypes, unrealistic importance of superficial beauty and the view of men as salvation for the girl's oppressed lives.
There are differences in what the reader thinks a character is like and what a character is written to be. Once the character is written, it is written with characteristics that create its personality. A good character is like a painting, the details that are put in, some details will stick out. So these details can make a resemblance of the setting, mood, or everything in the story, and those details are the characteristics that make a good protagonist. The trait that creates a good protagonist is bravery.