Slavery seemed to hurt Douglass’s mistress simply because she chose to let it. Being a slaveholder made her feel that she was better than he was. He was just a “nobody”, and she could treat him as she wanted to and he could do nothing about it. She was once a very compassionate and caring person, but in making a complete change she made his life miserable, and she, no doubt,
Curley’s wife has taken complete control of the situation by implying that she would get him lynched, this was typical of the time period the book is set in. Crooks goes from being exceptionally confident and self-assured to not saying anything and trying to make himself as small as possible. “Crooks stared hopelessly at her, and then he sat down on his bunk and drew into himself.” This shows that Crooks feels that he is out of place and certainly intimidated by Curley’s wife’s sudden outburst of hostility, he knows he has no hope of winning the confrontation. Curley’s wife enjoys the power she is exercising over Crooks, knowing that she has the power in their relationship and exercising it
Meanwhile in Webster’s The White Devil, there are plenty of flawed characters, as is often a typical convention of a revenge tragedy. Alisoun is by no means a perfect character, and she never claims to be, openly stating how she misled and lied to her husbands in order to achieve “maistrie” over them and ultimately, their possessions. “which shal be both my dettour and my thral” Alisoun’s mistreatment of her husbands is not born from any malicious intent, but rather from her desire for power over men, her most obvious flaw. One critic notes that Alisoun “is not bad (…) she is devoid of illusions about romantic love.” This suggests that Alisoun’s desire for ‘sovereignty’ over her husbands is, in her mind, a practical attitude as true love is nothing but an illusion and marriage is more of a business transaction, another one of the Wife’s flaws, though this is lessened by the time she meets Jankin. However Alisoun’s flaw does not make her any less likeable to readers and audiences, it is in fact this flaw that makes her relatable to audiences, and the comedic elements interweaved make her far more likeable.
His mothers parental monitoring was too much, she never let Ed do anything and always kept him hidden. The influence of his brother putting down there mother, who Ed worshipped was another factor in his downfall. Skinner’s Theory of Behavior: Gein never received any positive reinforcement Antisocial personality disorder (APD): This is a disorder Ed had because he failed to conform to the norms of society. Holmes and De Burger (1998): Have a theory that serial killers fall into 4 groups; Eddie falls into the hedonistic type because he strived for pleasure in playing with the bodies of his victims. Coercion Developmental Theory: Gerald Patterson (1982, 1986) states that parenting monitoring can cause early onset delinquency.
People who have been cheated on will start to feel sorry for Bundy because they know how it feels to have to catch the one you love in the compromising situation. She then goes into a spill on how the man must have never loved her at all. She cries out, “didn’t love me ain’t no fool”. This is very logical because any man who has ever really loved a woman could not bring himself to being unfaithful. She goes into a description of how love has let her down and she will not be strung along, this builds pathos and ethos because she gets herself out of the situation by leaving him.
Despite her hard work, Delia is not respected by her abusive, mean husband Sykes. The story begins at, habitually meek, Delia’s turning point, where she sets her mind to no longer endure Sykes’s abuse. Meanwhile, Sykes has plans of his own. He wants to break Delia down so that he can get rid from her to leave the house
They came to Gatsbys house uninvited, and didnt respect Gatsby or his belongings. The guest were ruthless and thought nothing of anybody else as you can see in this quote, "I hope she'll be a fool, that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool . . . You see, I think everything's terrible
in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" the grandmother is out for herself she is far more sinister than she tries to lead other people to believe. Watching her children and grandchildren being murdered one by one, she is only sitting back thinking about how she's going to spare her life not having a care about what is happening. She only wants to see how she can convince the misfit not to take her life as well. The misfit is pure evil he seems to have no remorse for his actions, and cannot understand why he has been given the life he is living. He has proclaimed his innocence all along, or either denied any wrongdoing.
When Alexandra confronts her about the Cunninghams, she judges the Cunnighams based on their family status, saying, “Don't be silly Jean Louise... women aren't interested in that kind of people.” (300). The significance of this is that Alexandra shows her ignorant views by saying that even if Walter is perfect in every physical way, his heritage brands him to be inferior to their family. While Scout believes that people are not related to their heritage, the rest of the town shows that the status of an individual is bound to their initial families. This is shown when Ms. Merriweather complains that it was the Robinson family’s fault that Tom was convicted “Thing that church ought to do is...they grumbled all day after that trial” (309-310). Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune.
But neither do anything about it, they conform to society, or just turn their backs and run. To turn your backs on a moral obligation like this is travesty. Allowing a little boy rot in his own bile is unbelievable, for a society to turn their backs like that they deserve to rot in hell. As for the women that gets stoned, I can only say were was her husband. In both of these stories there was a great deal of things in common with one another, both per trade like nothing was wrong with what they were doing.