Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. 188. Print. Krakauer, Jon.
He makes sure to tell his mother t... ... middle of paper ... ...tops crying and prepares herself for the night. Those lines painted a picture of a careless woman doing what she feels she needs to do to survive. Those lines also paint a different picture from what was presented in the beginning of the story, the readers finally get to see the real her that Hughes hid, the side the son had to grow up seeing that he hated so much. The play begins making readers think that it will be another sob story about a young black male that died, but by the end Langston Hughes uses dialect, characterization, and imagery to create a twist to the story. He shows readers some of the bad things that families went through during the 1920s.
An online critic, Barbara Nicolosi, believes that child abuse has an affect by stating, “it is revealed that Charlie’s social dysfunction is actually rooted in his experience of child sexual abuse at the hands of a beloved aunt”. Because of Charlie’s difficult past having dealt with child abuse, he is not pleased to see his sister’s boyfriend slap her in the face. He tries to do something about it, but his sister defends her boyfriend telling Charlie not to tell anyone. Because of this event, Charlie is reminded of his Aunt Helen and his depression is triggered and begins having suicidal thoughts. Charlie then thinks of his aunt who abused him, causing him to get even more depressed.
This incident, while she was still confined to the red room, led her to think intently on the injustices that are placed upon by her relatives. She goes on to remember, “all John Reed's violent tyrannies, all his sisters' proud indifference, all his mother's aversion, all the servants' partiality” (17). These events in he... ... middle of paper ... ... would thrust her down to unsounded depths of agony” (114). It was not till the end that Jane realized a little passion in life makes for good company with reason. It wasn't until Later when Jane united passion with reason that she could say, “I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth” (374).
Perry feels contempt for his sister and all the things that she says about him. Perry’s journal entries also bring in his feelings of being in jail. Capote’s motive for writing the novel, In Cold Blood, was his prejudices against capital punishment. In order to help open the minds of the people he used the literary elements of flashbacks, point of view or perspective, and the inclusion of correspondence to introduce the reader to the personal tone of the novel. Capote achieved this by allowing the readers to learn about the felons’ personal lives.
On top of that, Sinclair also writes of the suffering that the rest of Jurgis’s must endure. First, Jurgis’s wife is taken advantage of by the head boss—an event that Ona (Jurgis’s wife) never recovers from. Also, Jurgis’s baby son dies one day when he (the son) fall into the street mud and drowns. By writing these and more heartrending stories in Jurgis’s life, Sinclair is able to appeal to pathos, and truly elicit a sad response from his audience. This feeling of pity, Sinclair hopes will drive his audience to act against the system that ruined Jurgis’s life—the Beef Trust.
Perry elaborates on one of his experiences as a child when he says, “I was severely beaten by the cottage mistress, who had called me names and made fun of me in front of all the boys” (pg. 275). Truman shows empathy toward Perry because of the similarities in both of their childhoods. This shows some of the immense psychological damage that was done to him as a kid that later impacted his overall character as an adult and contributed to him eventually killing the Clutter
Refugee Mother and Child is a poem that seems to be written to arouse response from the reader. The pitiful image of a mother holding the corpse of her son is not only sourcing empathy from the reader but also helps the reader reflect on their own fortunate lives. In fact, Chinua Achebe is a leading writer for African causes, especially for the injustices in the world. The first stanza seems to be written as an introduction to the following stanza. The poet begins by allowing the reader to visualize the – “Picture of a mother’s tenderness for a son she soon would have to forget.” This immediately conveys the theme of ‘death of a child’ and also helps set the ‘sorrowful’ mood of the poem.
Kiran Desai’s novel The Inheritance of Loss employs the themes of post-colonial self-loathing and arranged marriage to illustrate the actions of her characters over the course of the novel. Judge Jemubhai Patel, one of the central characters, treats his family, and especially the women in his family, terribly throughout the duration of this novel. The judge begins his deplorable treatment of the women in his family by being ashamed of his mother, and continues with the rape, abuse, and murder of his wife, Nimi Patel. Finally, the judge neglects his daughter and does not have any contact with his grandchild until she shows up on his doorstep after the death of her parents. It is through his granddaughter, Sai that the judge hopes to find redemption for his past misdeeds.
Symbols included are the eclipse, rough hands, Selena’s mirror reflection and a wine named Black and White to demonstrate the consequences of abuse. The eclipse scene symbolizes the death of Dolores’s husband and a time for new beginnings. She is now free of her abusive husband and can take back her life and protect her daughter. Dolores’s rough hands are a symbol of a hard rough life and the burden of killing her husband. Selena mirror image which reflects the back of her heads symbolizes her repression of the sexual abuse she experience at the hands of her father.