Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
- Could save his life by an untrue statement of being involved in witchcraft. - Refuses to weaken and sign name to a lie, instead rips confession, states cannot live without his name. • Finally proclaims, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” - Dramatically confirming the play’s key theme of reputation. - Deciding on death and his good name instead a life without his reputation, play is brought to shocking and emotional climax.
She cannot connect with people, especially men, on a deeper level. Due to this fact she satisfies her need for connection in a superficial manner of prostitution. Abigail’s seeks affection in improper places because her uncle does not show her enough love. Abigail Williams displays her poor response to Puritan repression throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Salem Village experiences disruption from oppression much like Europe did during the Holocaust.
John Proctors wife Elizabeth becomes upset when she learns the alone time Proctor and Abigail shared and is convinced they are pursuing an affair. This shows the lack of connection in their relationship, which makes Elizabeth feel lonely and upset. The lack of acceptance shown by Proctor takes a toll on Elizabeth, as she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft. Another text that relates to belonging includes the film Little Miss Sunshine. The lack of communication and acceptance is a key concept throughout the movie.
Mandingo?” shows her sense of not belonging which also disrupts her lineage and like an absent factor in her sense of identity. Another sense of searching for belonging is the grandfather’s inability to answer the question which leads to a gulf or rupture in her family, history and a sense of belonging. The metaphor “Door of No Return” symbolises the barrier or wall of the author’s experience in her search for her name, history, identity and a sense of
In their younger years, they were told they would never fit in due to the color of their skin. In Helga's case because she was bi-racial she was always told. "If you couldn't prove your ancestry and connections, you were tolerated, but you didn't 'belong'." (Q.43). Even when Helga tries to get help from Uncle Peter she is rejected by his wife, Mrs. Nilssen, who tells her directly "Well, he isn't exactly your uncle, is he?
The Controlling Men of The Awakening In The Awakening, the male characters attempt to exert control over the character of Edna. None of the men understand her need for independence. Edna thinks she found true love with Robert but realizes that she can never be his because she is already married. She is trapped between her children and her love to Robert. She cannot sacrifice her children and cannot bear of not being with Robert.
As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong.” In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, John Proctor struggles to act honorably and maintain his good name in the Puritan society of 1692 Salem. John Proctor is said to be, “…a sinner not only against the moral fashion of time, but against his own vision of decent conduct”(Miller 19). After his wife Elizabeth discovers his affair with Abigail, she loses trust in her husband. John blames her for having a cold heart and does not fully accept his own responsibility in destroying her trust by cheating on her. In this case, John acts as a dishonorable man, claiming, “I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral
Blanche – outsider (Scene 1) - IDEAS SHE’S AN EXILE – new environment her inability to adapt forces her into isolation * no support * she holds onto her decaying plantation culture * she CANNOT ADAPT in New America – brusque, realistic Blanche, her appearance, her manners, and values are in STARK CONTRAST to that of New Orleans, and ultimately, New America, represented by * her (ostensibly) refined nature, her class, what she values – she’s not used to integration of different races and classes * ‘Why, that you had to live in these conditions!’ * ‘I thought you would never come back to this horrible place!’ * ‘Stella, you have a maid, don’t you?’ * racial discrimination/ sense of superiority