That stopped his smiling instantly. He stiffened. ‘Why, you little bitch,’ he said.” (Kidd 39) Here, it is shown that T. Ray is a heartless and spiteful character, and does not seem to care about Lily’s feelings. To add to to T. Ray’s cruelty, Lily often punished by her father to the point where she runs away from home. “‘You act no better than a slut.’ [T. Ray] poured a mound of grits the size of an anthill onto the pine floor.
I can’t eat! Anna retorted.” “Don’t be silly! These very hands are the ones that nursed you to a very pretty and admirable figure.” Everyone was disgusted with Anna’s sarcastic comments. Her father who rarely laid his hands on any of his child saw that this situation warrant him to punish Anna severely. He was totally moved around the bend with Anna’s insinuations and he beat her up endlessly until everyone pulled the father away because he seemed to be killing her.
In the story it speaks of her comments being so rude and ugly and her face so glum that her mother's boss, Mrs. Hopewell, would tell her if she could not come pleasantly than for her to not come at all. (O'Connor 249). In the story she is very rude to her mother. She would yell at her mother and tell her to look inside herself and see exactly what she was, which she believed was nothing. The story speaks of her entering rooms with her wooden leg making a hulking sound.
As I sit at my desk attempting to start this very paper, I hit a wall; I have no idea what I want to write about. It’s not that I can’t think of a reason although that is what I tell myself. I haven’t even tried to, so I just sit here staring at my blank screen. “Well, maybe I can do it over the weekend I have Sunday free, yes, that will work out perfectly,” I think to myself. “What harm could it do, after all it’s just one day, not that big of a deal.” Then I thought back to not even two weeks prior, I had a lab report due in chemistry; I had been sitting at home on a Sunday night and had every intention of doing my report but then, as soon as I got my computer out, I lost all motivation to type it.
This awful treatment makes the plain bellied Sneetches feel very sad and oppressed. They want to fit in and be included not made to feel inferior. It seems as if there is nothing they can do to change the situation. One day a stranger named Sylvester McMonkey McBean rides in with what he says is the answer to their problem. He has a contraption that can put stars on their bellies!
I no longer took the 1-hour long lunch breaks I used to get, and I no longer had coworkers to have brief chats with, or brainstorms with. Somedays really had me feeling a bit stir crazy, and staring at a screen for hours on end became torturous. So, like on my mat when I would come back to my breath, or stay an extra five minutes in Savasana, I allowed myself to take breaks here, too. Not only did I deserve them—I still work a full 8 hour day—I needed them, too. So, I let go of the guilt of disconnecting.
Vague Thesis: How my brain keeps trying to make me go to college. I like a lot of people didn’t go to college straight out of High School. I took a year off. I did nothing. I went to school for a semester and realized I couldn’t pay for it and that what I thought I had wanted to do my whole life sucked and I hated it.
“All of the kids in my class were making fun of me today because they think I’m too skinny. They said really mean things to me all day long, even after I told the teacher,” She finished. I was dumbfounded, why would appearance matter to an 8 year old? Immediately I wrapped her up in my arms and held her tight. I cheered her up with words of comfort and finished by telling her that everyone is beautiful in their own way and just because she is different from someone else doesn’t make her any less beautiful.
She fails at being the mother figure she ought to be, and this harsh upbringing makes Pip a shameful, fearful boy. He is quiet around others, and seeks approval and appreciation from the only friend he has, Joe. Furthermore, Mrs. Joe... ... middle of paper ... ...ubitably influenced by many females, for better or for worse. Mrs. Joe, Miss Havisham, and Estella each use and abuse Pip for their own pleasure or amusement, causing Pip to become dejected and ashamed. These negative emotions start a chain reaction when Pip hurts those nearest to him to please these women.
As aforementioned, two spectrums of the issue always exist, and there is always a harmful ideology of beauty. Many women possess dangerously low self-esteems. Intervention, a television series on A&E, forces people who have come at a crossroads with their inner demons to confront their compulsive behavior before a major crisis occurs. In one episode, 51-year-old Grandmother Sharon, an obsessive shopper who is so displeased with her appearance that she has underwent several plastic surgeries, also seeks refuge in physically abusing herself. “I’m so ugly and fat and stupid,” she said as she sobbed and repeatedly banged herself in the head with a hairbrush.