Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
As we seen in the novel in Like Water for Chocolate Tita had suffered immensely by her mother Mama Elena’s rage. On the other hand, “during the funeral, Tita really wept for her mother’s death.” During this chapter, we unravel the truth about why Mama Elena was so cruel to Tita her whole life, why she was so bitter and angry; and how Tita comes to terms about making peace with her mother. Tita was able to forgive her mother because she found out why her mother was always so cruel to her. While at her mother’s funeral Tita notices a key around mama
As Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty” the feeling of loneliness can be terrible for everyone making them feel like they have lost everything they had. People can start feeling the sensation of loneliness because of their own families or the surrounding around them. Family can play the most important role to feeling alone and feeling unwanted by them causing you to make decisions that do not have a back button on them. Everyone is different and they all face loneliness in their own way. In Brando Skyhorse Novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, Beatriz is the mother of Felicia and the grandmother of Aurora.
She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
Abigail had to deal with suffering at a young age, when her parents were brutally murdered in front of her by Native Americans. The death of parents is stressful, more so when you are such a tender age. What happened to Abigail was so stressful that she had a mental breakdown. Abigail developed a sociopathic disorder, from not being able to handle the amount of suffer and stress she had. This suffering caused Abigail to make horrible decisions, she had a relationship with a married man and accused people of being witches.
The Great Gatsby Motif Essay The Great Gatsby is an amazing book that is packed with multiple motifs and themes; however there is one motif that stands out the most to me, and that would be the constant cheating throughout the book. This motif connects greatly to the theme of the main characters being dissatisfied with either their significant other or with their current situation. Each character (besides Nick) engages in an affair and eventually these affairs would go on so long that it began to expose the truth to the other characters and why they are doing what they are doing.
In the book Cinder, the author expresses the theme that bravery is how you decide to face the worst, through her word choice, and dark and desperate tone. Her powerful words contribute not only to how you view the protagonist and Peony’s lives, but also to how they decide to face the cruel world around them. Although the word choice shows that they both have a hard life, they’re constantly fighting the pain, to get over it, which relates back to the theme. Both word choice and tone had a great influence in how readers decide to view the characters, and the lives that they are leading. While reading this book, it seemed that word choice played a really big part, as to how you view Cinder as a person.
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
With a more realistic approach, “The Sorrowful Woman” chooses to not have a “fairy tale” ending. However, A Secret Sorrow chose a heart-warming conclusion. Though the definition of sorrow is similar in both, the outcome reveals which story conveys a truly “sorrowful” theme.
Addie Bundren is the most confusing of all the characters in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. From her hatred of Anse to her odd, loving relationship with Jewel, it was very difficult to get a complete grasp of who Addie really was. Some might see her as loving and loyal while others are taken aback by her actions. After much deliberation, it seems like her disturbing qualities seem to prevail over her loving ones. One of the biggest themes in the book is selfishness.
Winter’s Bone, a novel by Daniel Woodrell, examines the struggles of people in rural areas through the protagonist, Ree Dolly. Set in the backwoods of the Ozarks, this story is filled with characters who partake in drugs, crimes, and violence. Woodrell paints a picture of the situation through the eyes of someone who is battling to survive the world while living in a community that is deeply affected by the effects of poverty. Of the numerous effects poverty has upon the rural community, Woodrell brings to light how a lack of education, overuse of drugs, and child abuse result from destitution. The issue of poverty can be complex, however, it is a much more abstract condition for over 40 million Americans who daily face struggles with food, shelter, and basic health care (Poverty).