She made an anorexic feel bad for not eating, calling her names like cow or pig. Another example of feeling no remorse was Lisa calling a burn victim in the ward, Torch, a degrading nickname. Lisa had also cut down Daisy for cutting herself and had no remorse. Another characteristic Lisa showed was callousness/lack of empathy. By making Daisy feel horrible and guilty for letting her dad rape her, and exploiting her in front of Suzanne.
Unable to care for her children, Gilbert has taken on the mantle of parenthood, assisted by elder sister Amy. The younger sister, Ellen is an unruly character and will incur the annoyance of the audience. Gilbert works at Lamson’s Grocery store which is threatened by the opening of a new supermarket. During this time he has an affair with a housewife, Betty (Mary Steenburgen) whose husband, Ken (Kevin Tighe) is intent on selling insurance to Gilbert for his family. Throughout the film however, Gilbert mistakes his enthusiasm for him hinting that he knows of the affair.
The food is horrific, the sleeping conditions are terrible, and the place is very unsanitary. The nuns don’t show any respect for the children. For example, when Jennings wasn’t in the correct spot in line, Sister Frances took him and dragged him to his chair. “She grabbed me by the hair and dragged me to chair twenty-seven. (…)” Even though all these circumstances can make Jennings think negatively, he has held strong and maintained a positive attitude to the children and some nuns.
Lennie didn’t deserve to die because it is not his fault, he didn’t know his own strength when he shook Curley’s wife, breaking her neck. Lennie was a heck of a worker and could have done majority of the labor on their ranch they planned on getting, including tending the rabbits. Lennie didn’t deserve to get shot because he is mentally retarded, causing him to clinch things when he is frightened or scared. The same Scenario happened in Weed when he was feeling the girls dress just like Curley’s wife’s hair it was soft and when they yelled it made Lennie want to clinch or hold on, to get them to stop yelling. Lennie didn’t necessarily have to be shot or killed, he could have been fired, punished, or even sent to jail for accidental murder.
“Jack’s Climb to Adulthood” One of my favorite childhood stories is the English fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” written by Joseph Jacobs. In the story Jack is the only son to a poor widow who lives off the milk from their cow. When the cow stops producing milk the widow sends Jack to sell her so that they may use the gold to open up shop. When Jack returns home with only a handful of beans, the widow is furious and throws them out the window with rage. The beans grow into a tall stalk overnight which reaches far into the sky.
Very silly choice if you ask me’. She is very different to other parents because normal parents will complement their child even though they were horrible but Gwen instantly lists all the negatives factors of the play and say Meg was terrible. Gwen’s continuous nagging creates a barrier between her and Meg which Gwen is not able to get out of her domestic world. Furthermore, when Gwen was complaining to Jim that she did not have her keys, Jim tries to convince Gwen that he does not have the key but she tips all the contents of her handbag on the floor which shows she is in a very irrational nature. Gwen has a tendency to repeat a lot of words in order to get a message across which also can show anxiety, especially when she says ‘No.
During the beginning of the story, an adverse attitude was taken toward black people. It seems as though Twyla s mom had told her that black people never wash their hair and smell funny. Roberta did smell funny; however, this is insufficient evidence to decide one way or the other. Twyla also tells the Big Bozo,” My mother won’t like you putting me here” (Morrison 130). A white mother didn’t want her daughter to be roomed with a black girl.
Ifeoma is a poorly paid (and sometimes not paid on time) university teacher, and she is denied promotion because her views are unacceptable to the military dictatorship governing Nigeria. (AO4) Kambili is used to servants, too. In Ifeoma’s home, the children cheerfully do the cleaning as a team so that the ‘flat always sparkled’. Ifeoma includes Kambili and Jaja in the washing-up schedule, although Kambili makes an imperfect job of it — to Amaka’s scornful glee — because she is not used to doing it. (AO4) PHILIP ALLAN LITERATURE GUIDE FOR GCSE © Philip Allan Updates 1 PURPLE HIBISCUS Sample essays When Amaka’s school friends come to Ifeoma’s flat, Amaka tries to include Kambili, perhaps
2. “Frailty, thy name is woman” a) Speaker: Hamlet b) Meaning in modern language: Women are so weak c) Significance: Hamlet is angry that his mother, Gertrude, has gotten married to his uncle a month after his father’s death. He blames this on the weakness of women and refers to his mother as a stereotypical female. 3. “The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables” a) Speaker: Hamlet b) Meaning: The leftovers from the funeral dinner made a convenient wedding banquet.
“His mum won’t buy him chocolate because she’s too mean. But I’ll buy him a nice lovely bar and give it to him while we are out.” And that’s what she did. Only it was true. Jim really didn’t like chocolate. “Oh thanks Aunty Judith,” he said when she gave it to him.