Sister feels like Stella-Rondo has always gotten everything that she has wanted and that most of it was at her expense. Sister say’s that “She’s always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away.” This included Sister’s boyfriend, Mr. Whitaker. Sister felt like Stella-Rondo stole Mr. Whitaker from her and once again she got what she wanted and then threw it away. Stella-Rondo married Mr. Whitaker and then they separated. Now she is back at home with the rest of her family causing trouble for Sister.
Her intentions may be pure as she wants the best for Phoebe, but it doesn’t deny the fact that she’s also doing that for her own self preservation. Secrets that are kept for one’s own, selfish intention cause pain to other, no matter who they are. A different time secrets caused pain to others was when David comes back after days of being away with a pregnant girl named Rosemary. When Paul’s trying to convince his mother to let him stay home from school he describes her as talking calmly and with red eyes from crying (276). Norah is obviously hurt that David has come back with a pregnant girl as she assumes that Rosemary’s pregnant with David’s child.
It is evident while reading the story, that Sister is an unreliable narrator. She seems to be envious of her younger sister Stella-Rondo. Sister tells the story only from her point of view, never allowing the reader into the thoughts and minds of other characters. It becomes clear as the conflict unfolds that Sister is one sided and believes her perspective is the only correct one. Sister wants the reader to had empathy for her.
The betrayal of Polynieces causes his sister, Antigone, to start another long line of betrayal throughout the rest of the play. Antigone begins planning her betrayal against Creon and her justice against her brother when she goes to her sister, Ismene, for help. “You must decide whether you will help me or not.” (Line 30, Pg 774). Ismene is a coward and claims she cannot help Antigone, “But I have no strength to break laws that were made for the public good.” (Line 66, Pg 774). The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death.
Evelyn accuses Lil as being The Ratcatcher: “You made me betray her.” To which Lil responds “I got you through it.” This shows just how untrustworthy Evelyn is of other people because of her past, being sent away by her parents and was left to ultimately believe that they had forgotten about her. This paragraph and the last shows that however close Evelyn is to people, she will always have this issue with trusting people, and it is likely that her subconscious mind believes that everyone she comes close to has taken her away from something – freedom. This links to The Ratcatcher’s significance, as he is constantly taking away children’s freedom, and throughout the play Samuels presents this character via Evelyn constantly. In scene one, an authority figure, the Officer, is the voice of The Ratcatcher, and I believe that in this particular moment of the play the Officer isn’t the only Ratcatcher. The train itself is taking Eva away, so here The Ratcatcher is presented as both this intimidating man and an object, not living.
One can see that she is hurt immensely by the fact that “she would’ve sold us to the devil if she could.” (82) As she talks about her mother and the actions she is willing to take and her mother uses the excuse that she is “too busy worrying about her own life.” (82) One can almost feel the pain distorted in between the lines of the text. So as I go into “Never Marry a Mexican” by Sandra Cisneros, she shall be the character I will be talking about it and doing my literary analysis upon. I will describe her personality as she is growing up and then during her time with the father and then how her emotions remain steady as she is becomes involved with Drew, his
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
This ties to balance individuality and closeness because An-Mei is easily allowing the balance of connection and separateness fall apart with her mother. It also lets her know that she cannot be the type of women to have a baby before marriage or who is unfaithful to their husband. Another conflict is when the author writes, “Because sometimes that is the only way to and that of your mother, and her mother before her.
I never slept a night without him; he was all I had. He was my comfort and my pride, day and night; and ma’am they were going to take him away from me” (95). This depicts the feelings of so many mothers of that time who were faced with the heartbreaking news that their little one’s were being sold. Eliza is one of the more lucky ones, most mothers never even have the chance to make the do or die decision of running away. Cassy is another young mother who’s child is stolen out from under her, but unfortunately she doesn’t have the power to stop it.
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. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.