Evidently, Lina truly felt bad for Kretzsky, for she told him she was sorry, and he said he was sorry about her mother. This example shows Lina is sensitive and mature, as much as she wanted to spit in his face and laugh at him, she showed compassion. Andrius’ character shows that he is very unselfish, protective, and strong. All of his traits become stronger from beginning through end of Between Shades of Gray the more we get to see his character open up. Andrius shows maturity and unselfishness when he uses his misfortune to help others.
This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women. When Lupe gave Don Elias what Don Matilida couldn’t, she hated and resented Lupe and Juana even more because it was like a slap in the face. There was no Love in Don Elias and Dona Matilida’s marriage. Lupe and Miguel’s relationship is wonderful and picture perfect in the beginning of the book. Actually, it is always good.
“...he was consumed with wonder at her presence… he was running down like an over-wound clock” (92) Gatsby’s love for Daisy was succorded by his deception of her image. This quote compares Gatsby to an overwound clock because Gatsby wants to ignore the lapse of time where they were separated and wants to have it revert back to when they loved each other in Louisville. Once Gatsby realized he had succeeded in acquiring his dream of Daisy’s affection, he no longer had the vitality of his allusion for what life could be with
In response to the breaking of the teacup Nana calls Mariam a harami or bastard. Mariam describes her encounters with Jalil, her father, and how he treats her with love and compassion. Throughout this chapter Nana seems to be very negative about everything. She says that every story that Jalil has told Mariam it not real and she thinks that she and Mariam would be better off dead. Chapter 2 Nana describes her side of the birth of Mariam.
Rumours of what has happened spread through the town and a crowd gathers downstairs in Parris's home. Among them are Thomas Putnam and his wife, who are not loyal followers of Reverend Parris. This is because Parris got the job of reverend in place of their relative. The Putnams are very concerned for their own sickly daughter and the earlier deaths of seven of their babies. The Putnams are the first to openly suggest that the town is afflicted by witchcraft (which was thought of at the time almost as we might think of an infectious disease nowadays, but worse!).
Alisa Key August 16, 2010 AP English 11 The Scarlet Letter The progression of Hester throughout The Scarlet Letter was dramatic and varied greatly. In the beginning of the book she was feeling ashamed, isolated, and shunned by the townspeople. To her, the “A” stood for more than adultery, it stood for “ashamed.” She was being imprisoned by the judgment of others; the lock was a simple scarlet letter. She was living while being haunted by her past. Even seeing her own daughter, Pearl, would sometimes bring up the emotion of her sin all over again.
Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience.
In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him. When Alldredge states that Addie’s “relationships, or lack of them, with [her]… family is essential to any understanding of the inner conflicts in her children” (Alldredge) this is especially true with Darl. She hardly paid attention to her other children besides Jewel and it really struck home with Darl. Darl is so bitter by his mother and Jewel’s relationship that he keeps him from her death bed and his excuse is that “[He] wants [Jewel] to help [him] load” (Faulkner 7.6-10) knowing full well that his mother would want Jewel there more than anything. Does Darl care?
Duffy, as Mrs Lazarus, later explains the grief has led her to throwing up; “retched,” this shows that Mrs Lazarus has led herself to tormenting herself, as she is self harming and throwing up. At the end of the stanza Duffy repeats the word dead; “dead, dead,” this showing how bad her loss is, but also conveying that Mrs Lazarus is still shocked by the loss and is still not understanding it. At the beginning of the second stanza Duffy used short lines which are broken up by punctuation which makes the verse very disjointed; “Slept in a single cot” this also shows Mrs Lazarus has no body anymore and is therefore lonely, but also suggests she is like a baby in a cot who is hopeless. Duffy then puts emphasis on Mrs Lazarus grief and despair when she uses the word “widow,” followed by the word “half” suggesting that Mrs Lazarus is incomplete. We
Many believe that the most significant themes of the book include phoniness, death/suicide, and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phoniness is a tremendous structure of The Catcher in the Rye. People see Holden calling people “a phony” all the time. Being a phony means being someone who a person really isn’t, or just a typical “sheeple”. The main character Holden says numerous times in the book such as,”… they probably just met each other at a phony party.”- (Salinger, p.127) This quote is a favorite of mine because it shows Holden being what he hates the most, which is being a phony. He is doing this by being jealous, just like any other person would.