In reading and studying “Speak” By author Laurie Halse Anderson , my character analysis has taught me how Melinda dealt with her problem and what she went through to get her life back…it also taught me to choose my friends carefully and that keeping your anger and pain bottled up can hurt you more than you know. Reading this book taught me that no one should judge anyone’s feelings because no one knows what they’ve been through and how they
She held the children under the water until they stopped fighting. Andrea said she was a bad mother and did not want to raise bad children. She was thinking that she was a bad mom and going to hell, and if she did not kill her children they would end up going to hell too ("Sympathy for the Devil", 2013). The combination of her physiological issues, what she believed religiously, and her actions made behaviors constitute
Despite her being lonely with only Pearl by her side, Hester somehow finds her inner strength to defy not only the local people in her town but also the local government. Her strength becomes stronger and shows throughout the story, specifically when she interviews with Roger Chillingworth and Governor Bellingham. Her determination and confidence are repeated again when she confronts Governor Bellingham about custody of her daughter Pearl. When Governor Bellingham tells her that he is going to take Pearl away from her, she says, “God gave me the child. He gave her, in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me.
While Hester’s “sins” are out in public where all could see, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth hide their debaucheries from public view. The persecution of Hester strengthens her faith and conviction in the difference between right and wrong. The solitary life Hester is forced to live results in a determined drive to raise Pearl to the best of her ability: “Lonely was Hester’s situation, without a friend on Earth who dared to show himself, she, however, incurred no risk of want” (75). Focused only on bettering her life for Pearl, the townspeople see and benefit from the very
Nanny believed that her decision, which was to have Janie marry Logan Killicks, was out of love. Since Nanny was born, lived in the period of slavery, and was a slave herself, she wanted protection for Janie from being used and abused. Nanny supports her feeling by stating, “‘Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, its protection” (Hurston 15). Nanny was making sure that Janie had a future set in stone without any kind of heartache or discrepancies. Nanny felt by marrying Janie off to Logan, Janie would live to be free and Nanny would not have to worry so much and knew she would be well taken care of.
However, she knows the reason why she’s up there, and feels as though “her heart has been flung out on the street for all the people to spurn and trample on”. This shows that she understands the sin that she has committed, and is willing to pay the punishment that the town has told her to endure alone, even when asked who the father was by Dimmesdale, (*spoiler* who, ironically, really is
Nora loved her children, it was clearly shown when she played hide and seek with them merrily, and that is why she left them. She did not want to poison them as she said in the play, because she is a liar and hypocrite. She did not want the children to be mistakenly led by her. Moreover she wanted the children to be as free as she was when she left the house, and she knew that the nanny, Anne-Marie, would take care of them. Nora is the most admirable character in the whole play.
Anna quotes "I thought that she could teach me much about how to manage alone as a woman in the world." Anna here is talking about Anys and she hopes that she could learn her ways of her life for her own benefit. Before Tom dies Aphra tells Anna, ‘why do you let yourself love and infant so? I warned you, did I not, to school your heart against this?’ Aphra tells anna this to make a point that she told her so, that not to get too close to her children before they grow up because of the circumstances and how Aphra had lost all her children. This shows how the power of love can affect people, even tho Aphra wasn’t a big fan of Anna she still made a point out with some sense of caring.
The Aunts teach the Handmaids at the Red Centre about how women are now protected and respected. In reality, Gilead is turning women against women. The girls at the Red Centre are supposed to testify about their past lives, and when Janine confessed she was raped, the other Handmaids didn’t sympathise with her at all but were forced to condemn her that the rape was Janine’s fault because she led them on. And Offred admitted that “We meant it, which was the bad thing”. The condemnation might have started out because they were forced to but eventually the Handmaids enjoy comdemning each other.