As she is anonymous the reader is alerted that this woman is no one important and therefore should not be paid particular attention. This is exemplified through the phrase “though it can matter to no one now if she plays well or not”, showing how nobody cares for her talents any longer. The passion and love that has been lost with the realization that her dream of playing professionally is unobtainable is also a major theme. Gwen hardwood chooses to show this through a metaphorical pot boiling over, writing that “zest and love drain out with soapy water as she scours the crusted milk”. Through this metaphor Harwood insinuates that all of the woman’s passion has been lost through her obligation to household chores such as scouring out crusted milk.
All characters in The Grapes of Wrath bear moment's of deep self disappointment; however, Ma does not create a chance for them to stumble. Instead, she protects her family from people who would try to break their spirit. For example, Rose of Sharon is approached by a religious woman, who panics her into believing that the baby she will have will be ruined for life. Ma Joad understandingly knows how easily ones spirit can
In comparing both “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” you find both stories contain a woman repressed by her circumstances. From an emotional standpoint, you could say they are the same, but in reality their situations couldn’t be more different. In “A Rose for Emily, Emily Grierson leads a life of conformity, loneliness, and desperation; while in “Hill like White Elephants,” “Jig”, may too be desperate, but her repression is not caused from loneliness like miss Grierson, but rather by her questionable freedom. Although repression takes on different forms, it is all the same and can eventually leave you consumed and breathless. In “A Rose for Emily”, Emily Grierson lives a secluded, and turmoil filled life which has revolved around inexplicable loneliness characterized by the harsh abandonment of death being that of her fathers.
Many times during the novel Of Mice and Men Steinbeck creates contradiction: Curley’s wife’s red wardrobe compared to the brown, mucky, ranch. Even George and tall Lennie are conflicting themes in the novel. These are only two small examples, looking deeper in the novel one finds the importance in Curley’s Wife’s death. The passage describing Curley’s wife’s death is the most emotionally wrenching for the reader in the novel. Steinbeck elicits contradictory feelings in the reader: sympathy for the recently murdered woman as well as sympathy for his murderer.
With an unequal marriage and a woman which let her self-expression ruin her, was the short story "The Yellowwallpaper," a great story to talk about the theme of gender. The theme of gender also has to do with how far the story dates back which is in the 1800's, this focusing on how much pain this woman is in with no place to run. Gilman narrates the story to let the reader have a better look at what this woman is feeling and how she reacts to her surroundings. She actually turns to her husband whom which is a doctor and her companion and he dismisses the notion of her mental illness. He sort of traps her in a controlled space by taking her to a secluded house with no human contact besides her sister, Jennie, and himself who both look at her illness in the same way.
Both being a reason towards the woman’s slow neurotic ride to insanity. The author gives the reader insight into the 19th century sociological attitudes, especially regarding gender relations through the conflict that exists between the protagonist and her husband. As her doctor, he advises her to keep
Hester's vivid passion and beauty, her humanity, is at once her downfall and her saving grace. The ability to stand firm in the face of adversity takes a great toll, but emerging from the darkness and actively living can lead to endless possibilities. Many characters throughout the story, such as Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale experienced isolation, the consequence of sin In conclusion, the theme with the greatest magnitude of importance in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is isolation. Many characters from various parts of the story experience it. Examples like Hester’s alienation during the scaffold scene, Pearl being shunned by children, and Dimmesdale’s isolation caused by his thoughts and intentions contributed to the novel’s prestige and grandeur.
“The Church of No Reason” In her short story, “The Church of No Reason”, Andrea Barrett illustrates the cascade effects of depression, sorrow and betrayal. Her use of symbolism with characterization in this story is interesting showing how a mother gave up hope on life. Describing how depression Lead her to a book she believed gave her more than just answers, as she said “The point is that there has to be something to life besides working and raising you”. Her depression grew so deep that she shunned her most important responsibly, her family. Andrea uniquely described the mother throughout the story as a person that was loosing so much, so quickly.
Geraldine brooks admiring novel, ‘year of wonders’ explores the many traits of human behaviour invoked when these characters experience a traumatic death from the bubonic plague. The novel explores the pain and suffering that the characters experience however it also celebrates how the character forgive and forget the damages human nature has caused, by creating new opportunities and inspiring new beginnings. Firstly the novel shows the negative side of human natures actions. This is revealed threw the pain, cruelty and suffering that is brought along with the bubonic plague. Brooks shows us that the plague causes many to suffer not only physically however mentally and emotionally as well.
Elisa believes that she’s “got a gift with things” but is not presented with a chance due to the historical setting so she must settle with her unsatisfactory life. Situations in a story are evidently shaped by the historical setting in which they are written or take place. Sammy wants to join the rest of the youth in their anarchy rebellion and Elisa’s opportunities are limited because of the depression occurring and the way women were expected to live. As demonstrated, the short stories A&P and The Chrysanthemums strongly support this idea. Both of the characters in these stories are placed in situations that produced by the events that occur in the eras of the