This reflects the duality of being spellbound. The poem starts by putting the reader in the moment, “the night is darkening around me.” Bronte drops the readers directly in this inauspicious and freighting scene. She furthers this sentiment in the next line by adding a cold and wild wind. These conditions are already uncomfortable enough for most people to run from. However, a “tyrant spell” has entranced her and, she “cannot go.” The second stanza continues horrific place.
Simultaneously, the Plague is killing many people each day in the town, and Anna is doing her best to help everyone. Geraldine Brooks uses symbolism to show the inner workings of Anna’s mind as she attempts to survive in the isolated town by sending Anna into a similar situation as she enters the mine. “The air was already still and stale, just a few feet in from the shaft, and as I sat there in the muck I could feel the panic rise.” (178) The mine—cold, dangerous, and the unknown to Anna—is something Anna goes into without warning. She only learns a few hours that she will have to go in before she can deal with her fear and must gather the courage and strength to look past herself and help others. Comparatively, she is unexpectedly thrown into the unknown when her family dies and she is left to help the community and forget about her needs.
In the novel Like Water for Chocolates After two days of her birth her father died and her life is cursed by her mother, who is no more able to breast feed her and is busy mourning and worried about her responsibility to run the ranch rather than bother for her baby. She simply hands her away to the maid
‘Nigger, I could get you strung up on a tree so easy, it ain’t even funny.’ This statement is intimidating and suggests that she can get Crook’s hanged as he was rude to her and that she can get him lynched. Steinbeck shows the reader, the racism that existed in 1930’s America and this also shows how dangerous she can be by abusing her power and trying to show control over Crook’s who is the only black person on the ranch Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife to show isolation. ‘I get lonely, ‘I get awful lonely’. This use of repetition stresses the loneliness that she experiences. All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’.
Steinbeck portrays Curley's wife at the beginning of the novel as a tramp, a tart that threatens to destroy any male on the ranch. However, her appearances later in the novel that show her to have a more vulnerable, humane side change that. For example, the scene when she confronts Lennie, Candy and Crooks in the stables (109-114) shows her from a completely different perspective. It suggests that she is not entirely malevolent and can be considered innocent, however ultimately she does bring about her own doom. Curley's wife is an insecure, misunderstood and lonely woman caught in a tragic situation.
Depression sets in on Hulga, she begins to cry, to think of her family. She begins to imagine suicide; she’s already lost everything, and thinks she has no reason to live. She punches out the glass of the window, and pulls herself up so that her stomach rests on the window frame. She looks down, spotting a double sided axe, used for chopping fire wood, which was stuck firmly in a tree stump. All she has to do is land on the axe, she thinks to
Becoming a CNA was easy for Daphne, but the career had its disadvantages. When after one year as a CNA, in a nursing home, she was accused of an act she did not commit. With an abuse offense behind her license, she was terminated and had to find another job. Always being written up for the negative things that take place on the job is another obstacle Daphne faced. Daphne had been written up and reported several times for having to leave the job to get to her kids for whatever reasons.
Sadly, the pressures and expectations that the boy in “Greasy Lake” tries to live up to not only disturb him emotionally but lead to devastation for others as well. For the woman in “Hills like White Elephants” she is compliant and willing to lose everything she is worth to be brought in by a group of nomads, and commit her life to someone who does not love her as much as she loves him. Unfortunately, the themes displayed in these short stories can be transcribed to reality and many people have fallen to the pressures they face in society. Some pressures throughout history have been disastrous and lead to deaths, irrevocable mistakes, disease, and remorse. It is important for people to love who they are and embrace themselves first.
It was probably too painful of a memory. Charles J. Shields writes: Nelle (Harper) regarded her unhappy mother with sympathetic but confused feelings. When it came time to write To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle wiped the slate clean of the conflict between herself and her mother. Since she could not be her mother’s daughter, so to speak, in the novel, the fictional Finch family has no mother. Or, rather, it did have, but “Our mother died when I was two,” says Scout, “so I never felt her Absence”.
When the training was completed, she was told to report to the order-entry department the following Monday. When she was first employed, either Linda failed to read and understand the printed information about her regular work schedule or perhaps the recruiter forgot to tell her that she was to fill a spot in a special shift that worked from 4:00 a.m. until noon. In any case, Linda failed to report to work on the early schedule on the first day of regular work. When she did arrive at 8:00a.m. her supervisor criticized her for lack of responsibility.