They do not want the bosses son, Curly, to get angry. They simply can't afford to lose their job during a depression. Steinbeck uses many different techniques to present Curley’s wife such as colour imagery, appearance, metaphors and similes in the early stages of the novel. The effect of these techniques is that the reader creates a mental image of Curley’s wife even before she even enters the novel. Steinbeck initially presents Curley’s wife in a negative manner.
Paul ponders, “[f]our days left now. I must go and see Kemmerich’s mother [now]” (180). Baumer faces adversity by pulling himself together and informing Kemmerich’s mother on the news of her son’s death, resulting in the downfall of his esteem because of the injustice in his premature death. As Baumer’s esteem is weakened, the soldiers from Owen’s poem have high esteems due to the adversities they face. The soldiers from Wilfred Owen’s poem have solid esteem due to the fact that they are facing the hardships and challenges of assuming the role of combatants.
The women noticed that trifle, but the men were too busy looking at the dead body and making inferences about how Mr. Wright was killed that they overlooked the similar knotting of the quilt and of the rope around Mr. Wright's neck. At this point the women realize that Mrs. Wright has killed her husband, but do not want to break their alliance and turn her in. Both Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Wright could not believe what they have discovered. The two women have hidden the evidence to protect Mrs. Wright because they imagine themselves in her place and understood the hard life of Minnie Foster. Also the men who were trying to solve the case thought they were superior to women - in general men of that time, where women were not heard and had no rights (to vote, to buy a house, to get
First of all, Wharton’s subtle action toward Ethan’s torn feelings for Mattie and being loyal to his wife. Ethan was unfortunate to have a choice in leaving his wife to be with Mattie but, tried a futile decision to both trying to do suicide. In the novel there were events in which Ethan was indecisive over rebelling against Zeena’s decision of firing Mattie. I was very compassionate toward Ethan when he heard that Mattie was being sent away as for his reaction was as said “now his one ray of light was to be extinguished”. The moments between Ethan and Zeena showed me how miserable he truly was and made me sympathize with him for their
In the story of “ Abbey Grange” of the killing of Sir Eustace Brackenstall by Captain Croker the lover of Lady Brackenstall. Holmes lets Captain Croker go because he did the crime out of passion because he wanted to save his lover form the hands of a violent husband. “I have so much sympathy for you that if you choose to disappear in the next twenty four hours I will promise you that no-one will hinder you. Holmes shows compassion and decides to show mercy and lets him go. But with “The Adventures of the Speckled Band” Sherlock Holmes admits that the death of Dr Grimesby Roylott “is not likely to weigh very heavily upon my conscience”.This could be that Holmes didn’t like the man and that Dr Grimesby’s motives were selfish when killing his stepdaughter and that Holmes didn’t feel anything towards his death because he felt that justice was
Mrs. Mallard conflict started with her having health issues and finding out her husband had died. Then she doesn’t know how to feel about her husband’s death. During the story it seems that Mrs. Mallard was only at the will of her husband because her husband (society) expected her to be. When I read “Clever Manka” it left me with a sense of will to fight for what you wish for. I say this because when her husband told her to pick any one thing in the house to take with her.
In “The Chrysanthemums” Elisa puts so much hard work and time into her gardening while her husband does the same with the selling of his steer, even though this makes her content for the time being, she soon realizes that maybe life has more to offer than the comforts of the ranch. Sadly, what makes Elisa finally realize these feelings is a stranger who comes about at first being obnoxious asking questions but then really gets her attention when he compliments her chrysanthemums. The way the tinker describes the beauty of her flowers and happiness with his life on the road makes Elisa have an immediate attraction for
In 1894, the attributes of a woman included gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity, therefore creating a weak sense of self. Chopin includes Mrs. Mallard’s heart infliction to show her weakness, body and soul. But how does Chopin refute the postures of femininity if Mrs. Mallard begins as a weak character? It is how her husband’s death affects her that shows the rejection of 1894 femininity. Mrs. Mallard is not hysterical with sadness, and instead is thoughtful of what Mr. Mallard’s death means in relation to her.
As Antigone fights against the authority to bury polynecies she comes into conflict with her uncle, Creon. Creon decides that she is to be punished even though she is family. He also gives her a chance to say that it wasn’t her, but she takes pride in the honor of her brother, and pride in the struggle that she went through to stay faithful to her family. This leads to conflict between her and Creon which diminishes their relationship “I intend to give my brother burial. I’ll be glad to die in the attempt,-- if it’s a crime, then it’s a crime that God commands.” This is stated by Antigone and it is showing that she would give her life to stay loyal to her family and to give her unburied brother the proper
I wish women could do such things.” (Steinbeck 231) Elisa wants excitement and adventure in her life; she wants to feel important in the world. Everyday is the same for Elisa, “It was a hard-swept looking little house with hard-polished windows, and a clean mud-mat on the front steps.” (Steinbeck 227) Elisa has the ability to produce beautiful things; she wishes to use that ability on something other than her flowers. “You’ve got a gift with things,” Her husband said about her flowers. “I wish you’d work out in the orchard