Addie wants to be a strong, independent woman but society prevents her from doing so. Addie is the most important character in this novel because she is the reason her family comes together but at the same time she is the reason why her family isn’t a close knit. She made known that she regretted her life, her children rivaled against each other for her love and she had hopes that were never meant to
When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed. Talking to Danforth, Proctors says “I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweet. But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands” (page 49 act three) confessing to the crime he did. He realizes what he did was wrong which was why he tried to hide it for so long. But the only way for
She cannot let go, and blames her sister for the death of her son. She wants revenge, but also feels that she needs it and cannot let go. She had her son taken from her by her sister, as she had her child illegitimately and caused shame upon her family. You have sympathy for her here as she does not deserve to have her son taken away from her. It seems unfair, as she loves her child but she knew the consequences of having a child outside marriage, so knew what would happen to her and her son.
Early on, Barrientos recognized the intolerance for differences in her new land. With a regretful tone, she explained how she, too, rejected her cultural diversity out of respect for her parents’ wishes and in an attempt to fit in. When she was seven years old, she heard the Registrar at her elementary school enrollment say, “You people. Your children are always behind, and you have the nerve to bring them in late?” (p. 58). I believe her parents understood that there would be many barriers on the path to success and went about removing as many of
Elizabeth’s coldness was the main cause of her husband’s disloyalty but she forgives him and does what is possible to keep her family together which is the most significant thing to her. Abigail and Elizabeth had both positive and negative characteristics. Abigail is a really good leader. She is also a liar and manipulates all her friends
When Oates starts the story by introducing Connie without a last name, Oates created a character with a clear independent identity, while at the same time rebelling against the patriarchy. Furthermore, Connie’s family environment oppressed her, which led to her reverse psychology. She disdained her mother and complained to her friend, “She makes me want to throw up
” It was ridiculous to think that a white girl had any desire for a black man. He also said he felt sorry for her and that’s why he decided to help her. This made it seem like Tom thought he was better off than Mayella, which could be totally true, but none of the whites of Maycomb want to hear it. Harper Lee, having grown up in the south, understood the rifts in society and she displayed them in her book. She also showed how trivial they are by looking at them from a child’s point of view and by making Tom Robinson break all of them to save his own
At 16 she is kicked out of the house by your father Francesco, she has to support herself and a baby, she does her best to give Josie all she can. Josie and her mother have a strong relationship due to them being independent and the constant nagging from Nonna. Nonna is also a very strong woman, she tells Josie how Francesco treated her like a farm animal and how Marcus Stanford was there in her time of need. When Josie found out Marcus Standford was her real grandfather Josie despised Nonna and hated her for it “I hate you, Not because of my life But because of my mother's” (P218) She is angry that Nonna abandoned Christina because she got pregnant and the father was unknown but at the same time Nonna had done the same. In the end Josie forgives her after a period of time “ It took me a week to realise that I was no longer angry about what Nonna did thirty-six years
Because of discrimination against women rights, and how society view women is nothing much than their sex slaves, Elizabeth suffered from great loss of family and love. From her experience of giving a birth to a dead baby to the point of becoming a sex worker, it perishes her hope of living in a comfortable and pleasing life. The absence of love for Elizabeth causes her to suffer from grief and catastrophe. Society against women rights prevents Elizabeth to speak up for her tragedy because she has no place and no one to blame to. Instead, she has to endure all the horrifying loss from both society and
She had asked in terror about what had occurred." In fact, the word "No" grew up with the young girl from the beginning when the man raped her. In the short story "The Answer Is No" there were two choices that the young girl had to choose from. The two choices that she had in the end were miserable and sad. Naguib Mahfouz wrote "she had either to accept marriage, or close the door for ever", which means either to live with a man who abused her innocence, took her virginity, and tried always to build a wall around her, or to accept to live alone without love.