Elizabeth's poor reasoning as she listens to her mother disgrace herself shows the extent of her shame and misery. Although this scene is largely seen from the viewpoint of Elizabeth, Austen sometimes speaks as the omniscient narrator to reveal little ironies about Elizabeth herself. For example, after Elizabeth feels that "The first wish of my heart... is never more to be in company with either of them", which the reader should know to be silly, especially with regard to
“It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought” (Chopin 13). Consciously fantasizing her future while beholding the “patches of blue sky” (Chopin 13). No longer seeing the blue hues as sky, but as freedom. Desperately trying to escape the burdens of her present life, Mrs. Mallard is mentally receiving a future that is radiant with patches of new life to come. Mrs. Mallard is desensitized to her husband’s death.
We are directed to Muriel's world view by the logic of the story. Macon and Sarah's views cannot help them. Macon descends into something close to a breakdown before being rescued by Muriel. Sarah seems to have scaped by getting away, but at the end of the novel she is a pale shadow of a women, fearful, clinging to a memory of her husband, a hollow person. As Macon finds himself senses when he listens to Sarah's perfect gramma, after listening to Muriel's broken English.
It is obvious that Marjorie looks down upon the way Bernice acts and believes that Beatrice is boring, "You little nut ... all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities.” She says this because some woman at this time, “were confused and frustrated by the conflict between traditional ideas on woman place, and the in... ... middle of paper ... ...tendencies from boring to almost explicit and unfiltered. Marjorie also uses peer pressure to change the way Bernice looks at her self-image by getting Bernice to change her style from rural comfort to urban fashion which causes Bernice to become more charming even though she still has low self-esteem. In the beginning of the story Bernice has low self-esteem and Marjorie convinces Bernice that she needs to change the way she looks so that boys find her more attractive and charming. “…girls who were deemed pretty by societies social constructed standards were attractive to boys and had a much greater probability of being popular” (Adler,50). One of the things that Marjorie suggests for Beatrice to change is her eyebrows, “for instance, you never take care of your eyebrows.
This passage, which focuses exclusively on the background of Aunt Amy’s picture, is full of language suggesting the outdated feeling of the photograph. Phrases like “faded merriment,” “the kind of [things] no one would have any more,” “most terribly out of fashion,” “associated… with dead things,” and “old-fashioned” lend the picture a sense of falseness that only time has exposed. This falseness seems to hint to the reader to be wary of accepting things as they are given. The way that the girls seem to find everything in the photograph to be dated and out of fashion also foreshadows Miranda’s inability to identify with the myth of Amy. It may also point to a larger theme of the crumbling ideal of the Southern Belle and the slowly collapsing walls of the rigid confines of the role of upper class, white women.
Go about your own business." Then in the second stanza he admits that his love can't compare with the love of a poet whose tears are sufficient to sink a ship, whose heated passion brings a fever as fatal as the black death. So the tone appears to be wry amusement, self mockery. Thus we are surprised when the poem takes a more serious turn. This light-hearted tone tricks us as readers; we seem to be identified with Donne's imaginary foe--we who go about the business of life concerned with such mundane matters as crop failures, plagues, wars and lawsuits, work study, pizza parties, Reason and Romanticism tests.
Whenever he went in or out of his gate he thought with a shiver 'I shall just go on living here till I join them.' " (Wharton, 36). Ethan Frome marries Zenobia (Zeena) after the death of his mother in "an unsuccessful attempt to escape the silence, isolation and loneliness of life" (Lawson, 71). But, after time, he finds his life again becoming silent, as it was with his mother. Their lack of communication is continually making the marriage more misera... ... middle of paper ... ...and an escape to his fears and reality, through his fantasies, now brought him more suffering.
This trend leads to her developing a reputation in her small town of being promiscuou... ... middle of paper ... ...is empty from the loss of her husband. Blanche maybe the definition of crazy but she is so in her own, elegant way. Works Cited Bedient, Calvin. "There Are Lives That Desire Does Not Sustain: A Streetcar Named Desire." Confronting Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire: Essays in Cultural Pluralism.
He forgets that Robert can hear his wife’s voice, smell her perfume, enjoy her personality, and touch her skin. According to Dorothy Wickenden "Cathedral" is a story about ignorance and vulnerability – the deep-seated... ... middle of paper ... ...is blind. He constantly disregards his sight which he takes for granted. The husband is so narrow-minded and content within his own world, he neglects to "see" the rest of the world. Marc Chenetien said it best: "A spark of hope in ‘Cathedral’ tends to give a potentially new agenda to stories whose ultimate promise seems to remain that blindness unavoidably undercuts all awakenings" (30).
Like she did me.” (64) She is disappointed by Christine’s care that exists only in her speech. Lacking of both friends and warm family, Rayona suffered from loneliness. When she goes back to the reservation with Christine to stay with Aunt Ida, Chris... ... middle of paper ... ... ease her with the warmth of my body, to support her with the strength of my arms. But she did not expect this from me, and I did not give it.” The loneliness of mother is the unwanted gift. From generation to generation, the hairlines of loneliness twist and tie the braid of this family.