Character Analysis In Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Connie is simply a young girl who is lost in a state of insecurity, rebellion, and narcissism. These were caused by a disapproving mother, an emotionally distant father and the burden of living in a sibling shadow. The only result is a young girl who leads a second life of promiscuity and Shallow attention seeking. The time she finally learns of consequences of going to strange places and not being aware of her surrounding’s, utterly sealed her fate . It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation.
CRANK & THE LOVELY BONES Synthesis Essay English 11 Honours In both novels, Crank by Ellen Hopkins and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold are both narrated by young female characters, who both have family issues. The two protagonist' parents drift apart and do not have a good, loving, relationship. These conflicts within the girls' families cause not only problems at home but an internal struggle for the protagonists. Crank is narrated by Kristina, who also refers to herself as 'Bree'. Kristina's parents had separated when she was quite young and her father moved far away after the divorce.
Social Sensitively in “Walker Brothers Cowboy” In “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” Munro writes about a poor family. She never does come out and says or spells it out that they are poor; rather she seems to constantly hint at the family’s situation through the narrator’s description of the family doings and their relationships with the outside world. In the first paragraph of the story, the reader discovers that another school year is about to start, and the girl’s mother “has ripped up for this purpose an old suit and an old plaid wool dress of hers, and she has to cut and match very cleverly and also make me stand for endless fittings, sweaty, itching from the hot wool, ungrateful.” (Munro, 2510) The reader can comprehend that the girl is unhappy with the state of things and is just aware enough of the state of affairs. This comes to the conclusion that the family has lack of money; therefore the mother can not buy a dress, so she has to make one form scratch. The reader can also see that the family is poor in a different state of mind.
They will never know (261). Clearly, Sarah believes that her new family is a way of escaping her past; yet, it is not. She never lives to tell William the truth because she commits suicide by purposely driving her car into a tree. Obviously, Sarah Strazynski could not bear feeling that her brother’s death is her fault. Truly, her experience of the Vel’ d’Hiv tears her apart, and also causes her to feel no more desire to live.
Momma feels that she is an uneducated person, she says "I never had an education myself," (157) this creates barriers between her and her daughter Dee who has a college education. She describes herself as "big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands" (157) that wears overalls by day and flannel gowns by night. From momma's point of view we can tell that she favors her relationship with her daughter Maggie more than the relationship she has with her daughter Dee. I think it’s because Dee went off to college so it created a new perspective on life for her, and Maggie on the other hand stayed home, with burned body and no education, so she learned the simple things in life like quilting and farming from her ancestors. Reading this story from momma's point of view creates the feeling that the story is told from a genuine point of view with no biased feeling toward anyone, just the truth.
Paragraph 2- Curley's wife Talk about how she is always hanging around on the ranch, finding excuses to get out of the house. Contain references to the fact that she is the only woman on the ranch and that she is married to a man that she dislikes greatly. Refer to her being only just into her late teens. Mention how she, as well as crooks, opened up to Lennie because she was lonely. Also mention that she lied to herself and made herself believe that the man she met could really have put her in the pictures and that her mother had hidden the letters from Hollywood.
In Hanging Fire the speaker repeats the lines “and momma’s in the bedroom with the door closed”, at the end of each stanza (3, 11-12). The repetitions of these lines drive home the point that the speaker does not have much of a relationship with her mother. The speaker seeks to spend time with her mother and have an actual relationship, but the constant closed door serves as the separation between the two of them. The speaker is going through many emotions and tough times for a girl, and while she should have the guidance of her mother to help her, she is left alone to navigate her way through puberty and life. In On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City the speaker faces some ethical concerns while listening to an elderly passenger recite some historical facts about landmarks on a train.
Lennie has a companion whom he shares a dream with, whereas Crooks is confined in a small shack with no company. The contrast between their relationships illustrates the theme of loneliness. Crooks puts much emphasis on the importance of company. He mentions “A guy talkin to another guy and it don’t make no difference if he don’t hear or understand. The thing is they’re talkin.” The idea of company again contrast to Crook’s actual circumstance, making him seem like a lonely existence.
Crooks is used by John Steinbeck, to symbolize the struggle of the black community in the time the book is set, and what loneliness can do to a person. Crooks is a black man, but at the time the novel was written, blacks were referred to as "niggers", which is a white insult. Being a nigger, Crooks is made an outcasts by the white workers at the ranch and he resents the struggle of all the black people in that era and what they had to deal with on a day today bases. As he says in pg74 "If I say something, why it's just a nigger sayin' it" and this shows his anger at being pushed to the side and how at the time the colour of your skin affected peoples opinion’s. Being so alone has made him seem mean and cold hearted, but its all a mask to hide his self-pity and loneliness and Crooks starts to believe that he is a lesser human.
Right from the beginning, an atmosphere of solitude within characters is portrayed which helps readers learn the impact loneliness has on individuals. All humans also desire to be accepted for who they are – to be loved by other humans for who they really are, while some of us change our personalities to fit into a certain group, we cannot change our race, ethnicity, gender or physical characteristics. The character of Crooks is perhaps the most apparent example of loneliness in Of Mice and Men. Being an African American stable buck, Crook is faced with racial prejudice and is secluded throughout the novel. His