The Ewells were known for being rude and inconsiderate. Mayella’s father, Robert, didn’t care much for his children and was always drunk. Atticus suspected him of beating Mayella and for forcing her to frame Tom Robinson. Atticus suspected this of him because in the courtroom he asked Mr. Ewell to write out his name. His dominant hand is his left and Mayella was struck on the right side of her face, which makes perfect sense.
These misunderstandings escalate to the point that Maggie is kicked out of her home. The rumors that are spread about her then prevent her from returning. Maggie's situation provoked her to do things that she normally wouldn't have done in order to survive on the streets. As a young girl with a crush Maggie is totally blind to the real truth. When she first observes Pete her thoughts are clouded "Maggie perceived that here was the beau ideal of a man.
Lord Capulet told him to leave Romeo alone hearing that he was a good boy and this angered Tybalt. He exposed Romeo in a matter of minutes and his friends. He always riminded Lord and Lady Capulet about how much he hated and didnt trust the Montagues. Even when he was alone he cause trouble with them. In the streets when Romeo and his friends were walking he couldn’t stand his pride being hurt at the party so he started a fight by making fun of Mercutio.
Shinsky1 Chloe N. Shinsky Mrs. Graham Honor’s English 6 February 2012 East and West: The Eggs in The Great Gatsby As the authors of many novels do, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses contrasting locations to denote forces that are essential to the meaning of his work, The Great Gatsby, an American novel. East Egg and West Egg are used to signify contradicting elements that assist the author in conveying the meaning of the story; society’s moral decay resulting from the possession of vast amounts of money (wealth) or the greedy desire for more money. These two locations are used not only to characterize this aspect of 1920’s American society but are also used to correspond to the types of characters encountered. East Egg and West Egg are "…identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay…” (1:9). But East Egg differs from West Egg because the people dwelling on East Egg have a
When Myrtle finds out about this she gets mad at George. She thought that George wasn’t a good husband just because he borrowed a suit for their wedding. She thought that George was a bad husband because he couldn’t afford a material object. The materialism comes in when Myrtle says “I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe.” (pg34) Materialism is shown again but this time in a voice. When Tom, Jordan, Daisy, Nick and Gatsby were all standing around discussing what they should bring to the city.
Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions. Another example of adultery in the novel is Gatsby’s relationship with the married Daisy Buchanan. He finally reunites with his dream girl after five years of separation, however, Tom eventually learns of his wife’s betrayal, “I stared at him[Wilson] then at Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before…” (124) He is enraged at the news and sees no justification in Daisy’s actions despite his own unfaithfulness. Tom and Daisy’s disloyalty further projects their lack of respect and
This concept is shown by Daisy, in the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who personifies this trait extraordinarily well. Human relationship are impacted by materialism, because the wealthier someone is or isn’t, determines, subconsciously, how one acts towards them. Daisy, the most desired person in the story, looks at the world through very materialistic eyes. Nick, Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and Gatsby were in a very LAVISH hotel room in the plaza hotel; where Tom and Gatsby were having a fight over Daisy. Gatsby said, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,” (130).
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
Kris Lucas Mr. McClain Shakespeare, Period 3 February 3, 2012 ****** The feud between the Montagues and the Capulets drives Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo, and Juliet to think irrationally and make mistakes that lead to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet are young and blindly fall in love because of one another’s physical attractiveness. Mercutio and Tybalt hate each other because of an age-old family feud, which they do not know the cause of. Romeo and Juliet’s Love cannot exist because of the hate between their families, so they act irrationally and end up dead; Likewise, Mercutio and Tybalt are driven to hate one another for their families and also die as a result of the hate. Rome and Juliet’s relationship is one sided and based on appearances.
Holden ends up being too afraid to do anything because Holden says, “she was young as hell” (94). Sunny was too cold and business-like, which turns Holden off. Even though the two do not engage in any sexual activity, Holden comes into contact with a prostitute, bringing him one step closer to adulthood and one step farther from the innocence of being a child. Another fall Holden experiences is after he spends time with Sunny. Maurice, Sunny’s “pimp”, comes into Holden’s room and demands payment from him.