In a crisis, people tend to show their emotions and run away from the situations that they are facing. In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck , the Joad family, was forced from their home in Oklahoma because of a Dust Bowl. They head to California in search of work and accomplishment but they end up only finding misery. As a result of the crisis and the obstacles they had to overcome, Ma Joad, the wife, mother, and leader of the family, comes off as powerful and unselfish authority figure. She isn’t the traditional American house wife that watches the children, cook meals, and wash and make clothes for the family.
Will you cast off pity,” again she gets nowhere and in a last plea before he get his men, she appeals to kindness and like of children. “Show some pity: you are a father too,” this is very clever as she does not actually like her children. 2. She manipulates Creon by pretending she is not a threat “I’m in no position-A woman- to wrong a King.” “I bear no grudge on your happiness:” and “I will bear my wrongs in silence.” She then appeals to his kindness to let her and her children stay. 3.
Fearing that Medea will do ‘some irreparable harm to (his) daughter’, Creon banishes her from his land, setting in motion a chain of events that lead to the final tragedy of the play. If Medea had reigned in her emotions when she first heard the news of how she’d been betrayed, she would never have been exiled or prompted to take sword to her children. Medea’s emotions can be found at the root of the troubles in the drama. However, there are situations where Medea is able to exercise control over her volatile feelings with relative ease. This is made evident in the first act, when she ‘walks out (of the house)’ after her lamentations ‘and
Granted, she plays no part in the political activism, but she does so much to ensure the quality of life of her sisters’ families. On the verge of insanity, she pulls herself together and says aloud to herself, “Courage! It was the first time she had used that word to herself and understood exactly what it meant” (Pg 199). At this moment, she finally realizes that her courage consisted of staying strong for herself and her family instead of selfishly running away. She no longer puts herself down for what she thought was cowardice in not joining her more active sisters in a fight for a greater cause.
I get the feeling that she was sick from before because of the fact that she killed her husband and went into hiding. I also sympathize with her because if my husband or any family member was brain dead I kind-of would’ve wanted to end their suffering too but at least stick around to do the time after, instead of running away like you planned it. Maybe while her husband was “dead” she snapped and just couldn’t take it anymore, standing around waiting for your loved one to die is just horrible, and maybe during that timing she just had a break down physiologically, and emotionally.
In his play Antigone, Sophocles tells about the actions of Antigone, a princess, who disobeys the civil law in the city of Thebes in order to provide a proper burial for her deceased brother, Polyneices. For this, she is sentenced to death by Creon, her uncle and king of the land. Creon believes that Polyneices did not deserve a proper burial due to the fact he turned on his city and therefore punishes Antigone for her actions. Creon and Antigone both face severe consequences regarding the law they follow, however Antigone is focused on life after death while Creon focuses only on his needs and wants. The main conflict arises when Antigone decides to go against civil law and bury her deceased brother.
In Eudora Welty’s “Why I live at P.O.”, Sister, the narrator, tries to alter the viewpoints of the reader to shape their interpretations to match the bias and the animosity towards the family. People often allow their perceptions to be influenced by a self-serving bias that can jade the depth of reality. In her reality, Sister is the victim that gets ridiculed by her family especially her sister Stella-Rondo whom she harbors a jealousy. Sister claims her life was “fine” before Stella-Rondo shows up and interrupts everything. She describes Stella-Rondo be inconsistent and unstable based on her being spoiled when they were children.
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. They said that it meant ‘Able’” (Hawthorne 158). The reason why the “A” changes meanings is because the guilt is displayed on Hester for everyone to see. This allows Hester to ignore the negative connotations of the “A” which eventually changes its meaning. Furthermore, Hester knows that the sin she commits was wrong, but she chooses to feel no guilt for her actions.
You won’t shoot a lady!” she shrilled in a last ditch attempt to save herself from the fury of The Misfit. She hoped that he would sink in to her praises and let her off. But, that was not to come. The grandmother’s worst fears seemed to be coming true after all. The Misfit raised his hand with anger.
Actually, it is always good. Ama just lost her mind after the horrible things she had gone through. The relationship between Dona Matilida and Don Elias seemed horrific in the beginning of the story, but it changed after she went and stole Lupe’s son. When she was able to raise a child