She knows what is happening to her family members as they are taken away, but she only seems to worry about her own life. This allows us to see that the grandmother is uncaring and selfish. Even though she is a victim in this tragic event, she is also somewhat of the person who caused it. After all, she is the one who chose that specific route, but that could just be a sick twist of fate. Throughout the story, we constantly hear of the grandmother’s judgmental views of the misfit.
In ‘The Devils Wife’ Carol Ann Duffy’s presentation of Myra Hinley can be interpreted in many ways. The language Duffy uses is effective in showing the corruption of Hinley by Ian Brady, this effect is created using the short sentences and language which is blunt and doesn’t flow well. This effect makes it seem as though everything seems to be happening very fast for Hindley as if she's got no control over her own actions almost; 'I know it was me who was there.' this make it seem as though she is acting without thinking as though she has no personal control and it shows the corruption that has come from being obsessed with ‘the devil.’ The language used is very blunt, this helps the reader see how Hindley is drained of humanity because of Brady, ‘He held my heart in his fist and squeezed it dry’. Sentences ans sections of poems are repeated which gives the impression of Hinley slowly losing her mind throughout the poem.
This would make some readers feel pity for Mayella as she is lamenting due to horrific flashbacks she may encounter, others may think that this is a cover up as she knows what she is doing is wrong, and she is trying to get the judge and the jury to side with her. This technique is used by Lee to make the ruler think and engage the readers. This view shared with Jem: “she’s got enough sense to get the judge sorry for her, but she might just be just – oh, I don’t know”. Here Harper Lee shows the mental controversy of the characters as that the trial has brought on
Firstly, J.B Priestly uses other characters to reveal and highlight her the contrasting sides of her personality. She comments “But we must stop these silly pretences”. Sheila is using the word “we” to encompass the whole of the Birling family, as well as Gerard, meaning that they are all trying to hold up pretences in the face of the Inspector’s interrogation. Sheila’s comment illustrates that she recognises her mother’s lack of integrity and honesty. J.B Priestley uses the character of Sheila to show that other characters are aware that Mrs Birling tries to pretend that she is something that she is not.
Since her guilt is displayed publicly it is easy for Hester to deal with the sin that she commits. Next, due to Hester ignoring the Puritans judgement eventually the meaning of the “A” changes from adultery to able. All of the negative associations with the “A” are erased and the meaning changes to something completely different. The meaning of the “A” changes when Hawthorne states: “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her -so much power to do and power to sympathize – that many people refused to interpret the scarlet ‘A’ by its original signification.
Christina describes her mother’s primary concerns centralized around how she wished to be perceived by others and the public image she wished to project 74-75). Her false displays of intimacy, excessive vanity, egocentricity, lack of empathy, and attention seeking behavior are evident in her interpersonal relationships and emotional neglect of her children. Her career as a film star exacerbated these negative personality traits (27, 83). Any affection she showed toward Christina usually took the form of a shallow nod of approval or pat on the head for performing tasks such as mixing alcoholic beverages for Joan and her guests or when in the presence of others, but in private her treatment of Christina was very cold and her parenting style was excessively rigid, strict, and authoritarian. She relied primarily on punishment (particularly corporal) and negative reinforcement to gain compliance and desired behavior.
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
People who have been cheated on will start to feel sorry for Bundy because they know how it feels to have to catch the one you love in the compromising situation. She then goes into a spill on how the man must have never loved her at all. She cries out, “didn’t love me ain’t no fool”. This is very logical because any man who has ever really loved a woman could not bring himself to being unfaithful. She goes into a description of how love has let her down and she will not be strung along, this builds pathos and ethos because she gets herself out of the situation by leaving him.
She is desperate to feel noticed and special and this shows how lonely she is and isolated. Steinbeck presented Curley's Wife in different ways. First she is seen as 'a tart', a threat, using her power, being racist but then she is presented as also lonely and compassionate to Lennie. In Steinbeck's letter to the actress playing her in the play version, he says 'if you could break down her thousand defences she has built up, you would find a nice person, an honest person, and you would end up loving her.' We see in the end what a nice person she can be and that she wants to be loved like anyone else.’ |
She willingly takes responsibility for her part in the suicide and even wishes to change her ways after hearing what the Inspector has to say while going against her parent’s carefree behaviour after the inspector has left. Unlike Mr and Mrs Birling, who tried to find excuses or tried to forget the whole ordeal, she actually learned a moral lesson from the