She’s smart, wise, ambitious, patient and such a loving person. There are no words that can describe my gratitude towards her, but through this essay I will describe some of her characteristics that makes her my role model. To begin with, I would like to describe my mom’s ambition. She wakes up every morning with the positive attitude, and a smile on her face. She is always searching for ways to improve her persona, and live a happier life.
Pearl constantly reminds Hester of her sin but at the same time Pearl also brings Hester joy which shows Hester’s new thinking of how no one can be purely evil. The society looks upon Pearl’s intuitivenes... ... middle of paper ... ...illingworth, because she is a product of his wife sin, she is a source of pain but she also brings him happiness because she is a burden to his wife too. Through Pearl’s character, Hawthorne brings the question of good versus evil out. One cannot be there without the other so society, which is destined to sin due to the original sin, cannot be the real judge of good or evil. Pearl was a burden to Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, and Hester but she was only a burden because she was leading them all towards good.
For the remaining chapters of the novel, Lenina “becomes nothing more than a mouthpiece to play the most conventional platitudes off against Bernard’s adolescent attempts to shock her” (Higdon). Contrary to her initial characterization, she is reduced to yet another “Huxleyan sexual predator” (Huxley is practiced in the art of portraying females as sexual fiends) (Higdon). Because of her vast degradation it is no wonder that Lenina’s end comes violently under the force of John’s whip. The women in Brave New World were greatly marginalized, only serving in “satellite positions” and “in relationship to the males” (Higdon). According to feminist critics, Brave New World does a great injustice, not only to female characters like Lenina, but additionally to women in general.
In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer portrays a wide spectrum of marriage from what can be traditionally seen as the worst to the best. Three of these tales, The Miller's, The Franklin's, and The Wife of Bath's, support this examination of what can constitute an ideal marriage. First in the Miller's tale is exposed what can be interpreted as the worst type of marriage. In this fabliau Chaucer exposes the problems of an older man marrying a younger women and gives the impression that this situation should not be desired in a marriage, “He was jealous and kept her on a short leash, / for she was wild and young, and he was old” (lines 38-39). In this example the point is that if an old man marries a young beautiful women he will spend his life with the feeling of jealousy.
This marriage provides the perfect solution in Nanny’s eyes; Nanny promises Janie that all will go well with her marriage even though it may not seem so at the time. Janie reluctantly agrees, but soon realizes that Logan does not have her best interest at heart, causing her to quickly tire of him. Soon after Nanny’s death, the reader sees Logan change entirely. He commands Janie by ordering her around, expecting her to do whatever he demands of her. With Janie being a child, she is somewhat helpless to defend herself ... ... middle of paper ... ...of love the reader sees from Tea Cake is his rescuing Janie from the dog attack.
Janie tells an ill Teacake "Ah jus' know dat God snatched me out de fire though you" (267). Here it is obvious that Janie believes God is in control and brought Teacake to her to make her life better. It is interesting tha... ... middle of paper ... ...ly controllable without realizing God's influence over all of existence. Through Janie's experiences and feelings regarding the love of her life, his death, and the hurricane, it is obvious that Hurston meant for the reader to relate self-realization with questioning God. Although God is not a dominant theme in the novel, it is likely that Hurston was mirroring the people she came into contact with throughout her endeavors as a folklorist.
God's Will Vs. Human Will The will of God and the will of humans are two themes in Zora Neale Hurston's amazing work of art, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Not only do both themes play an essential part in the tone of the novel, but they also play into every other major theme of the book. Among these themes are: self-discovery, love, independence, and nature's power in one's life. Both Janie's personal will, and the will of God in this story are used to show the strengths and weakness of Janie as well the rest of the characters. The will of God is seen frequently throughout the novel in order to test Janie and her will.
The differences of the human race are unfathomable; Therefore, it goes without saying that arguments will arise, how we handle these situations reveals our character. The physical abuse implored on Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, reveals true aspects of gender roles and marital relationships in the twentieth century. Hurston shows no hesitation when broaching such topics; I presume this is because of the conventional view upon male and female relationships shown in the past. The novel opens with a gender slander right off the bat, "Ships at a distance... act and do things acordingly. ", (pg.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston The novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, written by, Zora Neale Hurston, was full of imagination, imagery and phrasing. Janie’s character and dialogue seemed to slip wisdom into the reader’s head without them knowing their ingesting something deep and true. The ups and downs of Janie’s life have made her a stronger person. This is shown endless times throughout the novel. I feel that this story recognizes that there are endless problems to the human condition, such as the need to possess, fear of the unknowing and stagnation.