In this story Lizabeth is very rude, for example when her and her friends pick on Miss Lottie, Lizabeth doesn’t care how it makes Miss Lottie feel. When they are hiding behind the bushes throwing stones at the Marigold’s, they think it’s funny, and something “cool” to do. Quote, “we had to annoy her by whizzing a pebble into her flowers, or by yelling a dirty word, then dancing away from her rage.” (79) Next, Lizabeth is very immature in this story, for example, when Lizabeth’s parents are arguing. Lizaebeth get’s tired of hearing it. She get’s out of bed, wakes up her brother, goes over to Miss Lottie’s, and destroys all of her marigold’s, but during this she gets caught, and when Miss Lottie caught her she acted like nothing had happened, and she’d done nothing wrong.
She begins to hide her luscious hair in a cap and almost seems to lose her femininity. She becomes an outcast in the town, living on the outskirts of town. Men, woman, and children constantly making fun of both Pearl and Hester increasing the affect of Hester's diminishing appearance. An example of this abuse can be seen in Pearl repeatable being called a "demon child" by the towns people. (Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter 89) It almost seems as if the scarlet letter has absorbed her beauty along with all the rebellious and fiery qualities of Hester, leaving a cold and lonely woman, her tenderness "crushed so deeply into her heart that it can never show itself more.
While Melinda takes her anxiety out on her lips, her art is symbolic of how she feels about herself after Andy Evans raped her. The trees she draws for Mr. Freeman depict her emotional state in the aftermath of a numbing, traumatic experience. Melinda’s lips are mentioned when she is extremely uncomfortable and wants to disappear. For example, when Rachel/Rachelle is called up to help Melinda with an algebra problem. In this passage, Anderson writes “I pull my lower lip all the way in between my teeth.
The girl shown in the picture is also positioned in the back corner and this indicates that she has no authority. This is further demonstrated through the angle the picture is shown which is a high angle shot and this positions her as being weak and inferior. The audience can also see a snail in the corner of the picture, which symbolises how slow her life is going. Also the frame of the bright red leaf shows her hopes for life and this is juxtaposed with the decaying leaves around her, which further emphasizes her low mood. From the visual techniques used there are many ideas communicated to the audience as we can feel a sense of loneliness, depression, and desperation.
The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
By not telling Pearl she gets even more curious and determined to ask Hester about the letter A. This causes Hester to get more and more frustrated and a bit annoyed with Pearl. Pearl was seen as an outcast to the Puritans, they even said she was " an imp of evil, emblem of product of sin, she had no right among Christian infants" (140.) Pearl herself knew she was different, and seen as an outcast, because of this she had no friends and soon made up friends with her imagination. Being a little girl which Pearl is, she entertained herself by gathering wild- flowers and throwing them intentionally at Hester's letter A. Hester
Reason being is probably because she is isolated with her mother. It seems as though pearl is evil. Hester isn’t able to do much of anything. When they walk, she scares children off. She has games of make believe in which she creates enemies.
The extract begins by Desdemona mentioning the 'song of the willow' and that she will 'sing it like poor Barbary(her mother's maid)'. This reflects her inner emotions of hurt and betrayal, similar to Barbary's, who had been forsaken by her lover. To sing the song somehow indicates her realisation that their relationship is at the brink of a terrible split, and there is a sense of hopelessness about the situation. As traditional women do, Desdemona weeps at her misfortune but does nothing to change it, reflecting the typical passivity of grief and despair so often portrayed by jilted women in the past. Marriage has apparently softened Desdemona, diminishing what spirit she had earlier in the play, the spirit that made her a rebel, she agreed to a secret marriage and went against the patriarchy, which is hardly the image of a 'proper' woman.
she gets bored she feels lonely, she would like to return to school. the child has made her crazy, the child cries all the time no matter what she do she can not get someone to stop it. He scratches himself until it begins to bleed she gives him gloves on so he does not scratch himself. you can read on page 9 column 45 that she said inside herself How could she love a crature like this? How did people find it in themselves to love such a thing?
May feels like she doesn’t belong at Paradise Parade in the same way the girl in ‘The Red Tree’ doesn’t feel like she belongs at her home either. They both go out and try and search for a new and better life. A nameless young girl appears in every picture, a stand-in for ourselves; she passes helplessly through many dark moments, a symbol of her disconnection to place, yet ultimately finds something hopeful at the end of her journey allowing her to find where she belongs. Images such as ‘Darkness overcomes you’ portrays a fish-like monster symbolising how the little girl feels like a monster is lurking where she lives and she needs to get away from it. Colour is used as Tan’s way of presenting to us the little girl’s progression in her feeling of belonging.