It is not an ideal situation for either party involved. I understand the family values and if her story becomes public knowledge it was impact the image of the organization due to the nature of whom she decided to stay in a relationship with. On the other hand, is this fair to the employee? Her decisions did not affect the quality of work, she continued to give excellence while she going through the situation. Can employers determine who one will be in a relationship with?
Nevertheless, Calpurnia goes above and beyond when she decided to take their own needs before her own, by comforting them and not letting them worry about something, when she is clearly worried herself. She makes people reevaluate the relationship that black people can have with white people, by showing the close and nurturing relationship that she has primarily with Scout, but also with Jem. Her continual dedication to caring for Jem and Scout is not something that they would necessarily realize, but subconsciously they know what she does for them and how much concern and love she puts into looking after them. Even though it is her job to cook and look after the kids, she has this bond that makes her more like a surrogate mother towards them, in which it could be because she has been with them before Scout was born. However, Calpurnia has this never ending love that she feels towards the kids, and no matter what, it will never go away.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
Shug’s strong mind and independent attitude results in her assuming many roles for Celie. She is her confidant and takes on the maternal role for her. She even stands up to Mr.___ for her, depicting another example of where a character in this novel goes against the traditional patriarchal rules. Her courage to help and stand up for Celie is arguably one of the main influences for Celie’s transformation. She not only teachers Celie to love herself and others, but to realise that she does not have to accept to treatment she is given by men.
In all of society’s drama and solitude which is shown throughout this novel brings out the sympathetic side in all of us. Hester’s being an outcast is inflicted on her rather than her willfully seeking it out. Throughout the rest of her life, she is constantly seeking after relationships with other human beings on a base of honesty. She is isolated and an outcast but is still able to function as a human being and is not alienated from humanity. The blame for this tragic predicament in which she finds herself in lies squarely on the shoulders of the Puritan judges of her destiny.
These characteristics are brought forth by the scarlet letter. It is these same aspects of Hester that enable her to keep her sanity during her arduous time spent in isolation. Therefore, even though the scarlet “A” brings Hester great pain and suffering, it also transforms her in a way that allows her to withstand the burden that is brought on by the disgraceful symbol. As told by the narrator, "The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!
In O’Pioneers!, Willa Cather uses her writing in order to express her naturalistic, romantic, and realist views on life itself through the characters, setting, and the plot. In the book, it is suggested that neither she nor the main character who depicts her does not go by society’s rules. Along with this, she also seems to value the hard work both the youth and the elders put out. Cather perhaps believes that the youth of the world will create better futures for everyone around them, and give others new beginnings. Expanding on this first view, the gender roles in the book become challenged by the main character, Alexandra Bergson, who manages her own land and money, and ended up making a fortune after her family struggled for the first few
What makes O-Lan the major character in The Good Earth is her control over various situations still without violating her vocal reservation. Her greatest achievement, out of her numerous collection, is the legacy she leaves behind and various examples set for her children and husband. Even though she lived a hard life of servitude, she still remained loving and never adverted away from her family. O-Lan remained selfless and loyal to her family although it is never truly appreciated until after she is gone. O-Lan’s greatest desire was to be noticed and wanted by others, especially those she slaved away most of her life to so altruistically.
It is very clear that the oppression of women’s individuality in the book “Bread Givers” forms an outline on how Sara gave various attempts to live her life on her own as an independent women. She wants to be seen and respected more as an “individual”.She not only want this to be the case in her own eyes and the eyes of others that lives in this society. While individuality does not seem that unlikely to be given the United States , with their obsession with individualism. This is very true especially the belief of the self-made independent man. On the other hand, the self-made independent women, has unfortunately always played the victim to
During her constant efforts to be known, along with appreciated, she and her husband had become separated. This provided girls all across their shared community with the mindset that being an independent individual was not always unacceptable, instead it could be a beneficial lifestyle. Even without a significant other, one could still possess great knowledge and intelligence. This theory, so to speak, was acknowledged once Mary had received the Medal of Honor. Suddenly the expectation among females had been altered.
“Life’s too short to care about what other people think” (Jeannette Walls). It is good to not care what other people think, so stay true in life and live it to the fullest. The book, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, is a memoir that tells the story of Jeannette’s difficult family and her poor living conditions, that cause life to be difficult for her. She struggles to move past all the hardships in life and she learns how to overcome the majority of them, so she can develop into her own person. Even though her family can be a little peculiar, they possess a strong bond with each other and they always seek to help one another out.
But Miss Maudi who believed she could take care of herself, and didn 't need a man in her life to do so for her; however, both women are equal with all the same rights, they just have different views as women. In conclusion, there were many themes in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird; however, these were the three that popped out to me more than the others. Overall, this novel discussed many issues our society has had in the past, and how they handled it as a community. This also pointed out how hard life was as this time in history and how during these times how human society reacted to this, and all evolve around the main themes. Courage, growing up, and racism all evolve around the decisions people made and how other people reacted to
I love to advocate for others, who are unable to do this for themselves. I advocated for son, who had dyslexia throughout his life, and I never took no for an answer. Some of my characteristics that could impede my effectiveness as a counselor would be the same qualities that makes me an excellent advocate. I tend to be seen as pushy and arrogant sometimes; nevertheless, you have to fight in a civilized manner to get ahead. My resilient characteristics could be seen differently since I am a woman, and women are judged differently than men.
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God are two similar and dissimilar books. One of the most frequent and recurring themes are the two main characters in the novels, Edna Pontellier and Jaine Mae Crawford. Both females long for freedom from the constraints of their society, which have made them dependent and inferior to men. While both main characters of their novels wanted equality, their living conditions and qualities of life varied drastically. The conditions that each woman was subject to were quite dissimilar as well due to life choices and intuition.