The grandmother may have been a bit talkative and extravagant, but she was a lonely lady that made sure she had a say in whatever was happening around her. She had come from an earlier time, a time where people thought and spoke differently than we would today. The grandmother could be described as prejudice and having old Southern ways. She is not always right, and she is not always wrong. I felt sympathy for the grandmother when the Misfit murdered her.
She appeals to the readers’ emotions. When she says that her parents’ accents humiliated her, you can feel her pain and embarrassment of something so trivial. Yu can feel her anger as she tells the reader of the snide remark about the Middle East coming from an adult. She uses reason to convince readers of the discrimination when her mother changes young children’s minds about some stereotypes. I think pathos predominates because one connects with the author on an emotional level and opens their mind to the existing problem.
I felt this story had many missing parts, although the author portrayed the message of Marxism, it did not really represent this idea of how young people treat the older generation. I think that the author over emphasized how our society desire a perfect home and lifestyle, and feel its not how people would handle a situation with the elderly. I am sort of divided in the middle of, liking this book and not liking this book. I believe the greatest victim in the story is Mrs. Fullerton. From the beginning her living conditions are sub par, her house in disrepair and a widowed lady.
The first comparison I made between the girls was their difference in looks. I think, Maggie is a little jealous of Wanerg’s beauty, it seems as if Maggie’s ashamed of the way she looks. While Mama and Maggie are waiting at home for a visit from Wanergo, Mama explains Maggie as being nervous when her sister is around. In the story Mama says : “She will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe”. Mama then compares Wanergo’s beauty to Maggie’s looks, she says, “Dee (Wanergo) is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure”… Compare Wangero”s beauty to Maggie’s looks , she says: ”Dee (Wanergo) is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure”… This difference in the two sister , Maggie and Wanergo look, plays a large role in what makes them so difference from each other .
I will be writing to tell you how the author of the short story, Guy de Maupassant, creates sympathy and feelings towards Madame Loisel. First of all, de Maupassant describes the slight misfortune she had of being born into a ‘wage-earning family’, making certain readers feel sorry for her straight away. The author says this in the description, “She was one of those pretty, charming young women who have had the ill-fortune to be born into a wage-earning family.” The fact that she was pretty, and that she was still born into an assumingly poor family means that she would be viewed, to many readers as unlucky. De Maupassant says this in his description of her having ‘ill-fortune’. The pronoun ‘ill’ makes the phrase a lot more striking and creates a more sympathy for her.
The similarities between the older and younger generations were as simple as being the same ethnicity and as complicated as having trouble with men. There are many differences between the two generations; however, the two most relevant were how they deal with situations. Also, how their past lives play a constant role in their confidence. The younger generations life was much more laid back and easier, for their parents did as much as they could for them. "In America I will have a daughter just like me.
Others, including her mother and her Aunt, significantly shaped Sybylla’s identity. The impact of Sybylla’s mother’s words “you are lazy and bad” as well as “you’re really a very useless girl for your age” create a negative self-perception of her identity. The use of direct speech enables the reader to visualise and recreate the scene, therefore understanding the effects of other’s on the formation of Sybylla’s identity. Contrary to this, Sybylla’s Aunt Helen promotes positive growth in Sybylla by nurturing her. Her kind and gracious Aunt build’s Sybylla’s confidence and self esteem and is gentle and understanding, recognising her inner beauty, while reinforcing her physical beauty.
Every man wishes to marry a good wife. Many people advice the new bride to be a good wife to her husband. But what are the makings of a good or perfect wife? Many women do not know this. Many of the qualities of a good wife are already inbuilt in a person and the rest can be developed.
Now, in the 20th century, women have a multitude of opportunities when compared to women back then. It is now considered normal for a woman to have a job alongside her husband. Women now have a choice of whether they want to stay home with their children and take care of the household or if they would rather go out and work. Women can be just as successful as a man in these times. Also, women are achieving the same professions as a man whereas before the 20th century, that was nearly impossible.
Couples face more challenges and through this they grow stronger and wiser together as they are responsible for their family. Children bring warmth, love and joy and provide a positive and secure lifestyle if parents stay married. There is always the fear of growing old alone. No one wants to be alone as they wrinkle and start to age. It’s always a great feeling when there is someone to care for or for someone to care for you especially as you get older and ill. It’s a thought hard to fathom for the younger people but sharing