Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
These misunderstandings escalate to the point that Maggie is kicked out of her home. The rumors that are spread about her then prevent her from returning. Maggie's situation provoked her to do things that she normally wouldn't have done in order to survive on the streets. As a young girl with a crush Maggie is totally blind to the real truth. When she first observes Pete her thoughts are clouded "Maggie perceived that here was the beau ideal of a man.
Lily’s mother died when she was just four years old. Her father is very abusive and does not treat Lily with any respect. She has a very rough life and eventually runs away. Section B: The main characters in this story are Lily, Rosaleen and August Boatwright. Lily is a fourteen year old girl who was born on July 4, 1950.
In Jing-Mei’s point of view she was rude to her mom by bringing back terrible memories. While Jing-Mei’s mom was yelling at her, Jing-Mei brought up “I wish I were dead like them.” (Tan41). What Jing-Mei means is she wants to be dead like her past siblings. Before Jing-Mei was born her mom had other children but they all died, so Jing-Mei was the only one that lived. In Amy’s point of view she was rude to David her “best friend”.
Some people are unwilling to change even though the change might be for good. Through the character of Miss Emily, we see a young woman violated by her father’s strict mentality. When he dies, Emily is left alone and as the only man in her life, Emily is in denial to let go of her father, even though he is a controlling and selfish man. Thus she holds on to her father’s dead body and acts as if nothing happened; Emily “dressed as
There were times where Bone recalls “afterward, Mama would cry and wash my face and tell me not to be so stubborn, not to make him so mad” (Allison 110) which places the blame completely on Bone. I think the biggest factor into engagement was Anney’s refusal to leave Glen even after she knew, Bone’s lack of identity, the pre-existing idea that the family was trash, and her constant desire to please her mother even telling her mother “I could never hate you” after she witnesses the abuse. As Bone gets older she finds even more reason to blame herself for the abuse. She even blames her looks saying that her ugliness explains why Daddy Glen is
Since Jerry had no idea what he was doing as a criminal mastermind, he couldn’t successfully put across some guidelines for the two hit men. His greed also just wanted it done for himself, while he just basically sits back and lets it happen. This mistake is what leads to the three innocent lives being lost in the car, and later Jerry’s wife ends up being killed after not cooperating properly with one of the hit men. All Jerry wanted was the easy way out of his financial slump, but he ended up getting himself into much more than he asked
For example, Delia is passive, religious and hard working woman, but at the end, she changes her attitude towards her husband because of his mistreatment and unfaithfulness. These conflicts and her husband mischievousness cause the death of her husband by his own plan. In a real life, women experience the same kind of situations. For example, one of my mother’s friends gets married with a man, who drinks all the day and abuses her. She only doing job for both of them.
The argument starts when the family starts getting deeper in debt due to a dry spell in Evelyn’s winnings. During the fight, Evelyn scolds Kelly about drinking. “The contest wins can’t replace the money you make from working, Dad.” This comment angers Kelly, saying that Evelyn has no right to judge him because the only thing she does all day is clean and write in her “stupid notebooks” (168). Evelyn shoots back saying that without her contest winnings, they’d be in debtor’s prison. This comment further angers Kelly, and he, being drunk enough to not realize his own strength or actually register what he is doing, pushes Evelyn in a fit of anger.
This is my third example. After Tom’s cheating on Daisy with Myrtle kills Myrtle, and Daisy’s cowardice to tell anyone that she was actually driving the car kills Gatsby, the two just disappear and Nick is left to plan funerals and take care of everything. Tom and Daisy represent the rich in the social structure, who only care about their own pleasures and safety, and it is them who are careless, irresponsible bullies who are so used to money’s ability to