In the beginning Joe seems as if he is Janie’s “prince charming” but with time she soon realizes that he has an egotistical money hungry personality. He becomes very possessive over Janie, making her wear a head rag to conceal her hair, and he also prevents her from participating in events. Janie takes this relationship as an opportunity to grow and reach her full potential. Adjectives: Controlling, Egotistical Name: Tea Cake Role in the story: Janie’s last relationship of the novel. Significance to the story: Teak Cake is significant to this novel because he helps with Janie’s self- development.
This scares Nanny so she decides to marry Janie off to Logan Killicks an older man with lots of money and land. Nanny forces Janie to marry him at the age of sixteen. She does not love him nor is he attractive to her. Logan just wants her to be another hand behind the plow. A short time after they marry she meets Joe Sparks, who is also much older than Janie.
In “A Good Man to is hard to find” by Flannery O’Connor the theme throughout the story is that religious people aren’t necessarily righteous. Grandma was living a life in which she thought was righteous but she did not necessarily followed the rules of good morals leading for her true actions to cause everyone’s death bed by Misfit. Grandma was an old fashioned lady where things of today were not allowed back in her days everything had to be perfect in a woman, they had to dress properly with ling dresses the children had to be respectful and obedient, but things change as the world around changes. Back then you did not have to worry about locking things up to keep from theft or to keep safe from a serial killer. As they go through this trip to Florida the danger of a serial killer lose does not worry the grandmas son Bailey because what are the odds of finding this killer in a big area like Florida.
Sometimes it's things we can control, other times, well, things can't go the way we would like them to. The three characters mentioned above had tried so hard to live out their dreams, but they couldn't because of all the problems that came with that dream. Curley's wife couldn't reach hers because her mother wouldn't let her, and Curley would soon hold her back as well. George and Lennie failed theirs because in the end, George was without Lennie, and their dream was planned out so they could do it together. But with Lennie dead, it was failed.
This meant that the girls would not only be left with little independent wealth upon their father’s death, but also without the security of a home. Consequently, Mrs Bennet had resolved that she would not rest until she succeeded in her goal. In other words, she well and truly “made it the business of her life” to get her daughters married. As a result, the somewhat cavalier fashion in which Elizabeth Bennet, second eldest of the daughters and main protagonist of the novel, refuses proposals from two well-respected gentlemen is truly atypical
She seems to be insecure also lacking self-confidence and very concerned about what people think or say about her, always seeking other approval. Look like toya thinks she has not made any mistakes because nobody told her otherwise. Toya said she trying to do her best and showed initiative, her professional performance. Toya needs to feel praised from those people around her, why because she doesn’t feel comfortable in her own skin. Maybe at some point in her life she was bullied and that’s why she has her current ways of thinking.
A major difference that I noticed while watching the movie is the director’s characterization of Tea Cake. The director does not include many scenes that could possibly portray Tea Cake in a negative light. For example, when Mrs. Turner brings her brother to meet Janie with hope that Janie will take interest in him, Tea Cake does not like this and before the week is out he whips Janie (Hurston 147). Tea Cake beats Janie to relieve his own insecurities and because being able to whip her reassures his possession of Janie (147). I believe the director leaves this out in fear that this incident would change the viewers’ perspective of Tea Cake and Janie’s relationship.
Another theme that Kidd would like to share with her readers is truth. She understands that it has always hard to know the truth, people, some rather to hear lies. Although they know by heart it IS a lie. The emotions are confusing, instead of face the fact, some people would like to hide away. Kidd constructs a logical and flexible life for Lily.
What is a person who has just been concurrent “bad cards” supposed to do? Is it so wrong to try to turn against what one was brought up to believe in order to escape the harsh realities of daily life? Was Blanche then wrong for trying her best to conceal her past and attempt a new life, a new identity? Blanche’s issue is that she is motivated by her desires and those desires lead her to be impulsive. Still she is a product of the sum of all the bad things that had happened in her life, the blunt of which she did not ask for.
She fears what other people might think about her so she attempts to hide it in order to fit in with the others. Esperanza doesn’t really know who she is yet and struggles with finding her balance between childhood and adulthood, feeling uncomfortable in the adult world, but foolish in the child world. The experiences that Esperanza has growing up feeling judged and uncertain shape her as she figures out who she is and works to overcome her fears of judgment. Growing up, we often lack a sense of identity and allow other people’s judgments to affect our decisions; in order to be happy we have to learn to accept ourselves and where we came from and to be proud of who we are, not allowing other people’s expectations to determine our lives for us. Esperanza doesn’t like her name.