The stepmother is not at fault here, her only intentions were to make sure her daughter stays happy and for that she kept ignoring and treating Beauty poorly. And before she could realize it she had turned into an ungrateful stepmother who did not like her stepdaughter at all because she was so involved in her daughter 's happiness. Since the entire neighborhood knew about Beauty and Pock Face it was evident that one was looked upon as pretty while the other addressed as ugly. Any mother cannot tolerate the consistent rejections of proposals that Pock Face got. Therefore the stepmother took this step and chose Pock Face over Beauty in
Poems such as the one at hand illustrate the occurrence of church in all aspects of life, and even though she chose not to accept it, it was still a part of her. Her outward resentment towards the church left a void in her life which, one could assume, acted as a catalyst for the mental breakdown that she depicts in this poem. Emily Dickinson was a poet that was very different from other poets of her time. The fact that she withdrew herself from society and that she was a woman made her poetry quite unique. Because she had no contact with other poets of her time, her style was quite original.
She does not accept any joy into her life and she constantly punishes herself for committing her sin. Having been alienated from and by her community Hester forces herself to live plainly and simply. She "strove to cast ["passionate and desperate joy"] from her." She loves to sew, as women such as herself "derive a pleasure...from the delicate toil of the needle," but she feels she does not deserve the gratification. Though sewing could be "soothing, the passion of her life ...Like all other joys, she rejected it as a sin."
When Shug was first introduced in the novel, Shug emitted quite a pessimistic mood. She refused to be sweet to Celie and in fact the first thing that she said to Celie was “You sure is ugly” (Walker 46). She treats Celie like she is her servant. Her attitude toward Celie was cold as ice considering that she had intercourse with Mr.____, knowing that Celie was his wife. No one wanted to see her because she got the “nasty woman disease” so the only person she could relied on at that time was Mr._____ also known as Albert.
The Optimist’s daughter is a deliberate metaphor for society. Eudora Welty was slightly prescient, as she never focuses on political issues, but instead crass materialism/boundless energy vs. civilized values/privilege and class. Fay is a lively troublemaker, and she is guilty of bringing a lot of the tension to the story. Despite the fact that her family, and her own element stand supporting her with her loss, it is also very clear that they don’t seem to be exceptionally fond of her, nor is she particularly fond of them. After the funeral, Fay plans to go back home to Madrid, Texas and her mother first responds by asking how long she plans to stay and then her sister says, “I haven’t heard your excuse for going yet.
Although Indie couldnt really be annoyed at her mother for this, as her hair, which surprisingly was blonde and curly, was tangled and thrown up in a careless manner. She turned back and faced her sinlings, Kai and Aria. Both were close to tears, their heads facing downwards. She understands this would be hard for them but Indie didn't really know her father so she really wasn't that depressed. In fact, she didn't know her stepfather at all.
Unable to let go of the past, Emily could not accept any changes in her life and disregarded them with pride and confidence. For some people her defiance was the reason why they admired her, for others the reason to pity “the fallen monument”. Eventually, Miss Emily’s unshakeable insistence to live her life solely on her own terms, led to tragic consequences. Tragic, not only for Homer Barron, but for Miss Grierson’s psyche as well. To sum up, it need to be concluded that “A Rose for Emily” belongs to those fascinating narrative works, which offer the readers detailed studies of characters without providing them with all the necessary information in a too easy way.
He describes the women by stating, "There is a garden in her face/ Where roses and white lilies grow,/ A heavenly paradise is that place,/ Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow" (1044-5). The roses and lilies are used to portray beautiful, frail women who are admired by all and placed high on a pedestal for all to adore. Going against the canon, Toni Morrison still uses flowers to describe the women in her novel Sula. The women Morrison describes are not fair, pure, or innocent. Sula, the main character compared to a rose, is not admired by all in society.
Mrs. Birling Mrs. Birling is dramatic in many ways. However, reading this extract there's one thing that I found out, and that is that Mrs. Birling does not like to be answered back to. The quote shows proof: "I beg your pardon" In this quote Mrs. Birling is being snobby and acting like she's above everyone else. She's trying to say that no-one can speak to her in such a manner that they are being rude or shouting. The audience may feel disgusted towards this quote because they get the picture in their head that Mrs. Birling is nothing but a snobby person and all she wants is an easy life, but she's making it hard for herself.
Tess was criticized for being a single mother, she wasn’t even allowed to baptize her child because of its illegitimacy, nor was she allowed to give it a proper religious burial. Furthermore, Tess also had to live with the guilt of being impure because society said that she was wrong, and had done a terrible thing, even though Tess herself was not to blame. Tess also lost the love of her life because the man she loved was more in love with his cultural beliefs than Tess. When a woman becomes impure she is exiled from the community and lost of any chance to lead a normal life. For men, the consequences of becoming debased are not nearly as severe: “He then told her of that time of his life to which allusion has been made when, tossed about by doubts and difficulties like a cork on the waves, he went to London and plunged into eight-and-forty hours’ dissipation with a stranger” (220).