Feeling successful, Sara returns home to find her mother fatally ill. After her mother's death, her father remarries only to find his new wife, Mrs. Feinstein, is a gold-digger after his late wife's lodge money. Sara and her sisters, still angry over their father's treatment of them, become enraged at his quick marriage after their mother's death and refuse to help him when his new wife spends all his money and refuses to work. Sara goes back to New York and finds a teaching job. Mrs. Feinstein is not satisfied with Reb's money and wants more from his daughters. She is angry that Sara is avoiding her father, so she writes a nasty letter to the principal of the school where Sara is teaching, Hugo Seelig, in an effort to give her a bad reputation.
Ben is one of the main characters in this story. He is the son of a racist mum who does not let him play with his brown neighbour Daisy. He is a caring character with a nice personality he does not judge anybody just because of their race. I feel sympathy for him because he in between his mother who is racist and wrong and Daisy who is a sweet brown girl who just wants to play with him, Ben does not know which one to choose as if he chooses his mum he will hurt Daisy and if he chooses Daisy his mum would not be happy at all. He is in an awkward position in this short story.
Estella is also introduced in this chapter and believes she is better than Pip: “he is a common labouring boy!” When Pip talks about Estella he says: “I think she is very pretty… I think she is very insulting.” This shows she is cruel and a snob as she thinks Pip is less of a person than she is because he is poor, which engages the reader because they know that Pip has fallen in love with her but Miss Havisham has brought up Estella to have a hatred of men and the working class because of her own prejudice against them. Language is used to engage the reader in chapter 8. When Pip first sees Miss Havisham he says: “the strangest lady I have ever seen”. The
Like a normal man that has an immensely gorgeous girl in her late teens thrown at you, John Proctor fell in sin and committed adultery and had sexual relations with Abigail. This gives Abigail a pseudo-sense of anticipation that they will once be together. But this all twists invalidately, when Proctor shuns her down for his wife and good name. Subsequently Elizabeth Proctor known of this affair and as in result Elizabeth is forced to let Abigail go as the servant in the Proctor house.
Who’s Really to Blame? In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Connie the main character is considered as a self centered person who only cares about herself. She only has concerns about her looks and flirting with the older boys she meets. Connie knows about her looks and always make sure she looks her best. She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents.
When wizard students stay at the Russos' due to Wiz Tech being closed down, Ronald Longcape Jr. begins to develop feelings for her. Alex feels guilty when she thinks she's falling in love with Ronald. Ronald gets rid of Dean and then transforms into him as to break up with Alex so he can be with her. Ronald takes advantage of her and makes her evil like him and his father so that they can rule. Alex then reveals she's in love with Dean, so is transformed back.
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
Secondly, Kath has a selfish characteristic where she tends to change things so that things seem more suitable for her. Kath thought she was the queen of the school and acted very selfish. Kath’s selfishness is shown towards her interaction with her brother. Kath has a twin brother, Kevin, whom she never hangs out with and did not want to be seen with. In school, there was a girl named Christine who Kath made fun of just once, specifically about her ears.
“Happily ever after is a concept I’ll never believe in.” This is probably the most heart breaking and meaningful line in the book Burned by Ellen Hopkins. This line is spoken by the protagonist Pattyn Scarlet Von Stratten. Pattyn is a seventeen year old girl, a junior in high school, and is from an ultra- strict, patriarchal Mormon household in Nevada. Pattyn’s father is constantly battling demons after the loss of a previous family. Pattyn’s Father blames himself for his past and drowns his guilt in liquor, making him an alcoholic.
Laura's brother compliments her, and she completely forgets about Mr. Scott; “What an absolute topping hat!’… and [Laura] didn’t tell him after all,” ( p. 11). This shows that Laura really is childish because one compliment has made her completely forget about her original intentions. The wavering in Laura’s mind show how childish Laura really is. Although Laura gets easily distracted by her hat at first, she soon realizes that it was childish of her to do so. When she reaches the Scott’s house at the end of the story, she apologizes for her hat because she thinks that it is out of place of where she is.