Compare and Contrast: Calixta and Mrs. Mallard Both women from “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” have very intriguing personalities. In the case of Calixta, she is alone in her house, awaiting the return of her husband Bobinot and her son Bibi from their trip to Friedheimer’s store. A fierce storm keeps the two from coming sooner and at the same time; Calixta rekindled a relationship with her past lover Alcee until the storm had passed over. Mrs. Mallard, on the other hand, is told by her sister and her husband’s friend Richard, of her husband’s untimely demise in a railroad disaster. She mourned of her husband’s passing but as she went up the flight of stairs into her room, Mrs. Mallard came to realize of her newfound freedom.
“I always lock the door when I creep by daylight. I can't do it at night, for I know John would suspect something at once” (Page 13). Though she knows that her husband would be suspicious of her if he saw her creeping at night, she was willing to take that chance so she might find out more about the yellow wallpaper. In addition to diction, Perkins’s main character conveys a tone of disobedience to disclose the woman’s separation with the cult of true womanhood. The main character’s tone suggest that she was ready find out things on her own and not have to rely on her husband.
Him and Mattie have dinner alone together and it is the first time they have ever been alone. * The cat knocks over the pickle jar and Mattie is very worried because zeena will be mad as it was a wedding gift but Ethan calms her down and feels very in control. * After dinner Mattie and Ethan talk, but there are many uncomfortable moments. They do not go sledding because there is no moon that night and they would not be able to see the elm tree at the bottom of the slope. * Mattie says goodnight and heads upstairs and Ethan is disappointed again because he did not kiss her.
Considering how this novel ends, is George a good friend to Lennie? Logan Topic sentence: In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the story shows how George is a very good friend. Reason/Detail: The first example is in the beginning of the book when Lennie touches the woman’s dress and she started to freak out. Example: When the lady was freaking out George ran out with Lennie and hid in a ditch all night with him so they wouldn’t be spotted. Reason/Detail: Next when they were trying to get a job George did all the talking so Lennie wouldn’t mess it up which helped them get the job.
But when doing this, the Millers start to behave strange. Although he only has to feed the cat, Bill Miller, the husband, uses an hour at their apartment, drinking their booze, taking their medicine and even wearing their clothes. In the end of the story, Bill’s wife, Arlene Miller, goes over to feed the cat, which she also spends an hour doing. When they decide to go over together, they realise that they have locked themselves out of the Stones’ apartment. In this short story, the narrator is a third person non-omniscient narrator because you, as a reader, are following the characters from an “outside” point of view relative to the characters, but you never know what they are thinking.
Celia, Mr. Johnny and Minny end up crying together and really, how likely is that? The help crying with and for the employer, that’s just does not happen. In the conclusion of the fairy tale Mr. Johnny ends up telling Minny she got a job with them for the rest of her life! Now that is some news for Minny to go home and tell that crazy Leroy as well as the rest of her maid friends. But wait, Ms. Celia has not read the book yet…it’ll be okay.
Also, when Curley’s wife is talking to Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in Crooks bunk she states “I think I know where they all went even Curley”(37). Curley’s wife knows that her husband is unloyal to her when he goes with the workers to a cathouse. Because no other character in the novel shows jealousy and deceitful, Curley is a bad to be a good husband to his wife it makes her talk even with Lennie. Because Curley ignores his wife and does not let her talk to anybody, he takes part of the responsibility for his wife’s
I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! but John would not hear of it” (Gilman 76), This room is symbolic of a prison, holding her in against her will. She also makes note that she is in no way fond of the yellow wallpaper that coats the walls of her prison. Yet because of her high regard for her husband and her unwillingness to acknowledge that she is unhappy, she simply thinks that it is for the best, if her husband thinks so. This aids in leading to her mental condition deteriorating even further due to the fact that she must simply put up with her prison.
Firstly, throughout the story she makes many strange actions, such as, she sneaks her cat expecting that she'll be able to keep it hidden the whole time. Then she forgets that the plantation is in a different state. Besides she tells The Misfit that she recognizes him which is her biggest mistake. Secondly, the grandmother’s mentality comes from the old southern culture. Since, she believes that being a good person is to come from a well known family.
At several points she is frustrated in her attempts to access educational resources. In one instance she wanders from the gravel path onto the grass at Oxbridge where women are not allowed to walk. She is confronted by a security man who directs her back to the path causing her to lose an idea she had been contemplating. She is prevented from entering the Oxbridge library, again because she is a woman. She then attends a luncheon at Oxbridge and becomes engaged in what she believes to be a “rational” conversation only to be distracted by a Manx cat outside the window.