In my opinion he is not showing any emotions towards her but it all seems calm however is not what it seems. When Stephen hears Isabelle and Azaire, Isabelle is pleading towards him showing she has no impact over him and he can do whatever he likes as when he was beating her up. 'It turned into a gasp which, because of its sudden move into a higher register, was clearly one of pain.' Stephen can tell an unease between their relationship and knows something is not right about their relationship therefore questions Isabelle about it after he has heard what just happened. She is desperate and you can tell she is very upset.
Set in a recognisable time, the story showcases the complications of life caused by family breakdowns, treacherous weather, unstable governments, pandemic virus attacks, technology run amuck and other uncertainties of the future. These fundamental concerns are purposely encompassed in this novel to question to what extent do we hold our integrity in difficult circumstances, surviving in situations humanity struggles to both comprehend and control. The novel questions when is it acceptable to lie, cheat and steal. The ‘truth’ is to be found in each vignette as the characters face the challenges to their very existence and suggests the confrontation of circumstances is what determines our moral choices. The problems we face compel us to behave in immoral ways but that may not always excuse or justify such behaviour.
A lack of this fundamental building block in a relationship can cause many disagreements and arguments. In “Say Yes”, by Tobias Wolff, the relationship between the two people has gone astray partly due to their ineffective communication: “Sometimes his wife got this look where she pinched her brows together and bit her lower lip and started down at something. When he saw her like this he knew he should keep his mouth shut, but he never did. Actually it made him talk more” (74). From here, the couple proceeded to get into quite the argument, showing that their communication habits are, indeed, unhealthy because the husband continued to talk, even though he knew it would lead to a disagreement.
Danielle L Allen Professor Shandor English 1101 Textual Analysis of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson The theme of the short story, “The Lottery,” involves a society’s tendency to blindly and randomly persecute others without reason. The village lottery culminates in an annual violent murder; a ritual, which suggests how dangerous tradition can be when followed blindly. Jackson, the author, focuses on the individuals reverence for tradition, writing that the villagers do not really know much about the lottery’s origin, but continue to make every effort to preserve the tradition nevertheless. Leading the reader to understand that a lack of knowledge and understanding, in addition to reverence toward tradition, compel the villagers to continue only what they know, the lottery. Specifically, Jackson writes that the villagers recall there was, at one time, “a recital of some sort,” and that “some people believed that the official of the lottery used to stand just so when he said or sang it, others believed that he was supposed to walk among the people, but years and years ago this part of the ritual had been allowed to lapse.” (25) These once important procedures were now no more than talk among the villagers, of how the lottery “was originally conducted.” The specific details, lost throughout time, did not prevent the “tradition” from occurring year after year.
He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing. Whether he is right or wrong doesn’t make a difference, because no matter what she does or say, his wife’s voice is never heard. It gets very noticeable that her entrapment is only making her case worse. When she tried to explain to him the effects that the wallpaper was having on her, “he [says] that [she] was letting it get the better of [her]” (2). He wasn’t supportive, and did not make any effort to try and let her express her feelings, which made her isolated even more.
Even after Demetrius declared that he hated Helena and that she made him sick, she still did not realize that she was being mistreated. Helena still praised Demetrius by saying “And I am sick, when I look not on you.” (2.1.214) Helena also did not have confidence in herself. For example, as Lysander confessed his love for her, she did not believe him. Helena thought that Hermia and Lysander were mocking her because she could never be as beautiful as Hermia. Helena seems to be a woman who would do anything for a man’s approval; in the end though not even Lysander’s love brought out Helena’s
She tried to take advantage of her powers to kill a boy who was a true devotee of god but instead she herself gets trapped in her own powers and dies. Hence, Rotuman culture is similar to mine in this way however there are also some differences. The point of view conveyed in the sound track is said to be from “Viki’s” side. Vilsoni as a writer portrays his viewpoint through main character “Viki’s” perspective. It shows how she sights her culture and all the things that happen in the village and around her.
“I slunk after them, disbelieving. It could not be Irawaddy.” (95) Everyone, including Rukmani, couldn’t believe that she was capable of violence. This scene shows that even the most innocent person can’t keep all of their sufferings inside and at some point they will have to let it all out. Furthermore, Markandaya shows the reader that by being in misery, a person can make a decision that could hurt themselves and others as well. For instance, Raja was tempted to steal a calfskin in order to help out his family; consequently, he was killed.
In Shirley Jacksons “The lottery”, the author portrays use of many themes throughout the story. Examples of themes in “The Lottery” include, traditional values, following the crowd can lead to dangerous consequences and the third theme which caught my attention was, . Shirley Jackson portrays these themes using a light tone in her short story but as a reader, I noticed not only a dark ending but also dark themes to this short story. The first theme that came across my mind as I was scanning thorough the short story was, traditional values. In relation to this theme, the “old man Warner ‘’ is a perfect symbol of tradition.
He hadn't done anything, everyone in Maycomb now knew that. None of them wanted to accept that though, they still wanted to believe Bob Ewell's word. Jem was still moping from the defeat, he had believed in Atticus with all of his heart. He understood the entire case, or at least that's how it seemed. It must have struck him awful hard when the jury pleaded Tom guilty.