This racial language is disgusting and should not be said by a young boy, but it goes to show that Ben has inherited some of his mother’s racism. On the other hand Daisy is extremely hurt and distressed by Ben’s language towards her. Her innocent mind cannot comprehend why Ben would say such a thing, even if he was purely influenced by his mother. Mrs Preedy is very involved in her son’s life and prevents him from making his own decisions because of her racial views. She made it impossible for him to become friends with Daisy only because of her coloured skin tone.
Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband. This gives the impression to the reader that Manon is always negative and is harsh towards her husband, making people believe she is not loving towards him. However, the narrator’s restricted viewpoint could lead us to believe that she is biased and unreliable because she is narrating only from her point of view. Also, at the beginning of the games, Manon has a sympathetic tone towards the slaves and feels sorry for them because she says, “I couldn’t watch anymore.” This suggests that Manon feels ashamed of what she is letting her husband do to the slaves and that she feels sadness building up inside of her towards the slaves being treated horrifically. The dynamic verb of “watch” shows to the reader that Manon feels a little bit of pain towards the slaves and that she feels that they are only being used for torture.
Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
He showed racism by disclaiming the child because it was mixed, and sending his wife and the baby away because he did not think she was white. However, at the end of the story a letter that Armand’s mother wrote to his father stated, “Night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery” (Chopin). Armand was thinking the whole time that his wife was the
Lastly, Catherine, Heathcliff and Edgar are alienated the most in the novel, Wuthering Heights. It can be said that this alienation is what causes their deaths, and all of their sorrows. Alienation makes a character desperate, and desperation can cause one to make decisions that they regret. Bad decisions are made by Hindley and Isabella because of alienation in the novel Wuthering Heights. Hindley first feels alienation as a young boy, when his father, Mr. Earnshaw returns from Liverpool with a dark haired boy, a “gipsy brat.” Hindley dislikes Heathcliff, the orphan immediately, but his hatred for him grows as he quickly becomes Mr. Earnshaw’s favourite.
Peyton is pitied by Cassie because of the kind of man he is and this makes you feel pity for Peyton as he truly loves Cassie, “The naked emotion on his face made her pity him and wash him away. He was a man who always wanted the best for everyone around him, which in Cassie’s mind meant he was fated to be disappointed.”(Crummey 14). You feel pity for John Peyton because he wants the best for everyone around him and this is such a good quality but is seen as a weakness in the eyes of Cassie whom he loves. Cassie later on gets pregnant which is a hard hitting blow to Peyton because he has not had relations with Cassie so it could not be his, “‘There’s just myself and father,’ Peyton said and he stopped himself before he took the thought any further.” (Crummey 63). Peyton says this while being asked if the child could possibly be his and pity is felt for him as he is forced to come to terms with the fact that Cassie had relations with some other man.
Things soon take a turn for the worst with the baby’s skin color changing drastically and Armand refusing to believe that Desiree is overall white and acts like he never loved her at all. With things being at its worst imagery plays a huge part in the changes that occur with her son and even the feelings of coldness that Armand has towards her. From race to even just their so called love the imagery brings a visionary understanding of what occurs and how this story ends with an amazing twist. Heavily involved in this story is race and the imprint it has that leads Desiree to killing herself and her child. The imagery shown in this story shows how inferior African Americans were to Whites.
Anse’s exaggerated traits of selfishness distance him from the other characters and others tend to dislike him because of his self-centered personality. Anse is even too stubborn to call a doctor for his own wife until it is obvious that she is desperate. Peabody says, “I knew that nobody but a luckless man could ever need a doctor in the face of a cyclone. And I knew that if it had finally occurred to Anse himself that he needed one, it was already too late.” (42) Peabody highlights Anse’s stubbornness in this passage and shows just how unwilling to adapt and help others he is. The other characters are bothered and annoyed by the grievances of Anse, and his neighbors such as Tull view Addies death and Vardaman’s actions as “A judgment on them.
He is ashamed of his mother’s background and claims that it has already done enough damage to him. He demands from his mother the same qualities he fills himself with. He dominates her emotionally and hurts her ever so badly with his insensitive orders. We find him devoid of affection for her and he is ever so shameful about her lack of lady-ship, her incorrect way of grammar and speech and even the little mistakes she makes now and then. He is very obstinate, as he sticks firmly to his decisions and never moves away from them, as we can see till the end of the story.
Rushdie was horrified, not only by the murder, but also because he could understand the father since Rushdie himself had grown up in a culture where honor is everything. (http://www.postcolonialweb.org/pakistan/literature/rushdie/srgrotesq.html) Sufiya Zinobia is a character that is shamed from birth. Her father, General Raza Hyder, wanted a boy and berates the hospital staff for their mistake in giving him a girl. As a result, the baby Sufiya blushes; a physical sign of shame. She is henceforth made small and insignificant on the basis of her gender.