The metaphor also shows that sluts are outcasts from society, a type of person that a baker would not want anywhere near his bread. This ending gives the readers the sense of the mother’s defeat, that after all the advice she gives her daughter, she may still turn out as the slut she constantly warned her against. Kincaid also uses anaphora, repeating the first part of a sentence to emphasize the meaning and rhythm of the story, “this is how you set a table for tea; this is how you set a table for dinner; this is how you set a table for dinner with an important guest…” (Kincaid 128). By reiterating the ways to do different household chores, Kincaid is showing the readers the domestic role of women, that it is the women’s job to keep the house in order and prepare dinner. The theme in “Girl” shows that the roles of a women are important and must be followed to be accepted and wanted by a man and
Albeit the position of sexual power is normally held by the man both in literature and in reality, she takes control of her sexual pleasure, and boldly assumes charge of her desires. Aphra Behn uses imagery to give the reader a vivid depiction of the forbidden scene playing out betwee... ... middle of paper ... ...r scene, and then coyly asks, “Ah who can guess the rest?” (25). Aphra is very successful in allowing the reader to make a correct conjecture on the events that will follow. “The Willing Mistress” is one of Ahpra Behn’s poems which display the thwarts the stereotypical traditional roles of women. A woman has the power to be sexually liberated to engage with her lover on an equal or greater level.
I knew you would take this attitude about it!” (line 15). The use of repetition shows that Blanche is getting defensive, she has no reason to because she didn’t admit that she lost Belle Reve yet. Once again, Blanche is deferring the blame from herself, Blanche’s inability to take responsibility consumes her, she is more worried about how others think about her than anything else. She is working harder to convince Stella she is sane, yet comes off crazy. Blanche’s defensiveness makes her seem mentally
He attempts to shock her into glimpsing reality through a kiss that ultimately backfires as Laura, being enamored by her savior, is soon heartbroken to find that Jim is actually engaged to a girl named Betty. The play concludes with all characters reflecting the epitome of desperation: Laura in her mother's clutc... ... middle of paper ... ...34) I felt I could never repeat this same phrase to my own children without remembering the disdain I imagined in Tom's voice. Another interesting factor was that of Tom as narrator. This tactic provided another avenue to explore Tom's personality. Amanda's character inadvertently offered some interest as well.
The scene opens with Gloucester and Kent discussing Lear's plan to retire and partition his kingdom amongst his daughters. The king's public drama of the love test denotes the insecurity and fear of an old man who requires reassurance of his importance, blindly accepting his elder daughters' seditious falsehoods. As opposed to a genuine assessment of his daughters' love for him, the test seems to invite, rather demand, flattery. Goneril and Regan's professions of love are banal and insecure, 'I love you more than word can wield the matter,' however Lear unreservedly welcomes these trite remarks. Regan echoes her sister by saying, 'I find she names my very deed of love; only she comes too short.'
Wickham highlights Elizabeth’s regretful attitude in her misjudgments of character. Lydia’s disappearance with Mr. Wickham results in chaos in the Bennet family. In a letter to her aunt, Lydia explains her motives for leaving, revealing when she returns “[she will] sign [her] name Lydia Wickham. What a good joke it will be!”(530). The exclamatory syntax of “what a good joke it will be!” indicates Lydia’s apathetic views on her family’s reputation.
It is not until Kate is able to look past mere appearances and see these women clearly for what they are, that her relationship with her own mother can begin to grow and develop. Kate hates her birthmark. Even more, she hates her mother's attitude about her birthmark. Kate desperately wants someone to blame for her birthmark and someone to have pity for her. She "always wanted to say that if it was a birthmark it must be her [Cleva's] fault"(p.44).
When first reading this, the thought of one sister tying up the other and dragging her is pretty funny. But when you stop to think about why Kate is doing this to her sister, you start feeling sorry for her. We see the immaturity of Kate and that she does not know how to deal with her feelin... ... middle of paper ... ...is also helping herself gain power. Also, the speech lets you know that she is aware of the difference between public and private behavior and just because she is “giving in” to her husband, she knows that she will not always have to do so, especially in private. It also shows that Kate has grown in maturity and can handle things in an adult way, such as give and take, instead of having to use physical force.
Hawthorne describes Hester as “self-ordained a Sister of Mercy” (104) where her scarlet letter is no longer perceived as an icon for her sin, but rather a “symbol of her calling” (104). After conquering her shame, she learns to help others--those who had fallen -- recover from their own conflicts. Hester still lives with the shame of her sin every time she looks at her daughter, but manages to beat the pain and guilt that tries to overwhelm her. Roger Chillingworth is consumed by rage and driven by an evil vengeance. Upon returning to his wife aft... ... middle of paper ... ...r Dimmesdale to die because he must repent for his sin by appealing to God.
A woman "picked [him]"; a woman laughs when he makes jokes about keeping pores open; a woman pays him some attention (38). In fact, it is Willy's emphasis on likeability that leads Biff to brush aside his education in the first place. Bernard, the friend next-door who begs Biff to study for the Reagents, is described by Willy as a... ... middle of paper ... ...something she discovered was useless. They both put emphasis on something that had brought them nothing but pain and suffering and it is this entrapment that makes Amanda and Willy most unlikable. Rather than learning from their mistakes and teaching their children to avoid making the same ones, Amanda and Willy lead their children down the same path to failure, a path that Amanda found to have a dead end, a path to which Willy found no end at all.