(Magill’s) Her family’s abusive ways don’t let her believe she’s less than what she is or will become. Because of her determintation to better herself she ultimately gains complete inner peace but not until she overcomes her inner demons and trials placed before her by others. (Bomarito) Early in her life, Jane was adopted by her uncle, who later died and left her to her unloving aunt and cousins. All of them treated her horribly thinking that because she was an orphan she is in a lower class than them. Oppression follows Jane to her school Lowood and its benefactor Mr. Brocklehurst and even to her future employer Mr. Rochester and her distant cousin St. John.
At the start, I really did not like Gilly; I thought she was really mean and a horrible person. As the book continued though, I realised she was a lonely, hurt person who was rebellious for a reason. She needed love. I thought the ending was a happy one because Gilly wants to come home rather than staying with Nonnie and her mother. All those years she wanted to be with her mother and when they actually met, she didn't like her.
While trying to find her own happiness, Helga Crane looks towards her materialistic views which prove to dissatisfy her in every situation. Helga Crane put up racial barriers physiologically to protect herself from discrimination and conformity. Crane grew up without a place in the status quo which forced her to blend with wherever she was accepted. Her influences during childhood had a huge impact on her and the way she felt she should be treated, but as she grows older she begins to experience the wrath of racism. Crane experiences her life through the eyes of other people, particularly white people.
Pearl didn’t actually know that the “A” represented Hester’s sin of adultery, but instead she made a connection with the object. And still Hester leaves it be, and allows it to take its way through her life and the life of her child. Hester is made fun of and stared at with disgust, but still keeps the will power to look away and continue on with her life. Her daughter is also forced to suffer because of her decision. Not only do the older people of the community look down upon Hester and Pearl, so do the children.
Leaving the Past Behind in Everyday Use Everyday Use by Alice Walker is a short story about how people get caught up in the superficial value of material things, and the jealousy this desire causes. In this short story Dee, the eldest daughter, was always ashamed by the way she lived during her childhood years. As she was educated more and more, her feelings of hatred for poverty and ignorance grew intensely. After she finished college her abhorrent feelings grew immensely, and she tried to take advantage of those less educated than her. Dee always hated the way she lived when she was being raised by her mother.
Up till this point Edna Pontellier has tried her best to fulfill the expectation that has been trained into her since childhood. She has come to realize that she is not able to follow the rules that are expected from the patriarch society. She starts little by little in resisting and not obeying her husband. When Mr. Pontellier start to give her orders, things that she would had normally obeyed, she started to resist trying to be her own woman. Edna felt as if she was a failure.
Or animals? Or savages?” By the end of the book they realized they’ve changed while isolated from society. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, “ Ralph is realizing now how they’ve changed while isolated from society and saw their true nature appear. Also in I Only Came To Use The Phone, the isolation of the asylum causes Maria to adapt to survive which is also apart of human nature. At first Maria resists the workers approaches but throughout the story she knew that giving in was her only chance of survival “she saw Herculina standing in the doorway with her arms folded, staring at her.
She continuously struggled since who she once was had changed in certain physical aspects leaving her to start from a lesser version of what she expected to be. Clara reveals that she often felt alone and incapable of doing more because of the way she was viewed as well. Her family would pick up her slack or assume that she couldn’t handle many situations giving her no chance to grow. She was often embarrassed but turned this research process into a therapeutic process that helped her see the light at the end of the tunnel. It took a long time for her to believe in herself again, against what others may see her as.
Her poems are the mirror of such ideology. She is disappointed. Referring to her life, she had problems in personal life and social life which certainly were effective in turning her into a nihilist; her family did not pay attention to her art and poetry, her marriage ended in separation and she deprived of seeing her son. On the other hand, she was concerned about the problems of the society. She recognized limitations that were imposed on women and tried to make them familiar with their rights through her poems.
What I got from the literature is that life is too short to live pointing out others defects. Before people point out others defects, they might want to take into consideration and examine their defects. For example, the grandmother was too concerned about others defects that she did not realize that her defects were just as bad since she was selfish, racist, and arrogant. The grandmother showed many bad characteristics like her being racist. Throughout th... ... middle of paper ... ...ave begged for her son and grandchildren life instead of trying save her life.