When Ada complains about a rooster that tried to flog her, Ruby simply kills the rooster, “Ruby looked at her with a great deal of puzzlement. She rose and stepped off the porch and in one swift motion snatched up the rooster, tucked his body under her left arm, and with her right hand pulled off his head … —He 'll be stringy, so we 'd best stew him awhile, Ruby said.” (Frazier, 68) Ruby has a knack for being practical. She gets work done around the farm quickly and efficiently, all the while teaching Ada. Ruby saves Ada from starvation, showing qualities of leadership and pragmatism. Ada respects Ruby as a masculine figure on the farm, “Ada had soon noted the Ruby’s lore included … raising of crops … both animal and vegetable … constantly pointing out the little creatures that occupy the nooks of the world.” (Frazier, 137) Ruby is extremely learned on the subject of the natural world.
You never know you might be judging a homosexual who could become a president, or an important member of the upper class society. So let me ask you one last question, how would you feel in their shoes? I mean people say it’s their choice if they’re gay or not, but if there is so much hatred going towards the LGBT community, why would someone want to be gay. It’s like saying it’s not your choice who you fall in love with, but it’s not you can’t choose who you like, you can only choose to act on it. So tell me if you saw the love of your life, would you just ignore them because your friends, and family disapprove of him/her.
But, on the other side, everyone was supporting the owner to feel good. That was taken to the extent that the owner’s parents let him go to war to find the horse, putting their child’s life in danger. After saying this, the eldest girl of the three in “Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence” is the one I could relate to the most. This girl took a stand to not just her freedom but also to her sister’s and her cousin’s. She is a girl who could stand up for herself and who could express her thoughts truthfully, only needing to lie, to make sure that the younger ones would feel safe and in comfort.
Earle says that Nobles said, ““Steve, I can’t believe that I had to go through all this to see you in a suit coat. Hey man, don’t worry about the phone number, bro. You’ve done so much. I love you”” (21). This example of dialogue shows that Nobles was a changed man because this man went from an emotionless convict to a person who is thankful, loving and caring.
Bledsoe’s Deception and Contempt Towards Others Invisible Man In what ways is the narrator finally realizing the jarring reality of his world? After being told he'd be expelled the narrator responds to Dr. Bledsoe by saying he'll tell Mr. Norton that Bledsoe has been lying to both of them. Dr. Bledsoe then says that he doesn't care because he's the one who's in control and pulling strings. White men are unaware of Bledsoe's power because he acts compliantly as they expect him to but that's just a mask he puts on for them. He manipulates them into thinking they are in control when in reality it's actually Dr. Bledsoe who has the power.
Hurst points out, “He had failed and we both knew it, so we started back home, racing the storm.[... ]The faster I walked, the faster he walked, so I began to run.[... ]I heard doodle, who had fallen behind me, cry out, ‘brother, brother, don't leave me! Don’t leave me!” This happened when the narrator taught doodle how to walk and then tried making him do more, but Doodle could not physically do it. The relevance of this citation is that since Doodle failed the narrator’s classes he failed the narrator as a brother which shows how pride can make you do unhuman things like leaving your brother.
And suddenly Coretta was running, farther and faster, until she disappeared from sight… My act of betrayal bought me some room from the other children, and like Coretta, I was mostly left alone. I made a few friends, learned to speak less often in class, and managed to toss a wobbly football around.” (Obama 837). Because his classmates used language to tease them, Barack retaliates by saying “Leave me alone!” and shoving Coretta, which hurts her. By doing this, some kids started avoiding him. This must mean his identity negatively changed because of this “act of betrayal” since he was being avoided by other classmates.
As explained above, Rat Man case is an important example in order to understand obsessional neurosis. It is also mentioned that, Freud gives importance to one specific memory of the patient, which is about a Chinese torture including rats. However, Lacan chooses to focus on a different memory, and finds it more interesting, which is the one with the order of new bifocals. He claims that the elements in this story, especially the part about the repayment of debt to the lieutenant, mirrors the elements about his family history. The two main themes of Rat Man’s family are: the marriage of his father with a women who is very rich and far above his status, that brings him an upper ranking in the society and military, and the wife mocks with him about his ex-love who is a poor lady; and the shameful story of his father’s gambling, in which he lost huge amount of money and be saved by a friend on the condition to pay it back (Lacan, 1998).