Miller uses irony in this as it is in fact Abigail who shows these attributes towards Elizabeth after Abby’s affair with John Proctor and becomes jealous of their marriage. It also shows her cold resentfulness towards Elizabeth when she suggests Elizabeth is making up lies to get Abigail into trouble. Abby also shows a lack of respect when she refers to Goody Proctor as “It’s”. By objectifying Elizabeth it shows that Abby has little appreciation for her, again showing utter revulsion. The impersonal term lowers the importance of Elizabeth giving the impression that Abigail sees herself above Goody Proctor.
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
As if you were able to stop them! I like this quotes in particular as I feel it sums up blanches haunted and complex feelings in this scene, as it appears as something she is. Infect just saying to herself, it's quite a way through the monolouge when, she's "really got into it" (her spiralling pity, a little exaggerated and theatrical) this quotes also seems particularly haunting as if she's re, in acting/remembering her exact thoughts at the time, that someone said this too her and shows us Her confusion/vulnerability/ helplessness her feelings of uselessness and incompetence in that situation and her lack of control which contrasts with her manner of manipulation and managing everyone around
“ This quote shows that Martyn does not like Dean and does not like to see Dean and Alex together. Mentally, Alex has power over Martyn. Her acting and planning skills are all part of her mental power that she has over Martyn. Alex uses her acting skills to make Martyn thinks that she really likes. She even cries and kisses Martyn, mentally confusing him.
Hale - Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.”** Clearly, we see in the play, how men treat the women. As if whatever women did were unimportant little things like trifles. I believe the men were so narrow minded that they thought they were better. However, the women demonstrate the entire contrary. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, the main characters in this story, were the ones to first find the evidence.
Frank, in a negative way. It must be remembered, however, that Anne, the rebellious adolescent, sees her mother as an irritating figure of authority, and Mrs. Frank must surely resent Anne’s rejection of her. Additionally, Mrs. Frank is particularly miserable in the annex, where they hide, for she is from rich family, where she knew the finest things in life and never had to work. As a result, the confining, cramped quarters of annex, the scarcity of basic necessities, and the work are real irritations to her. She often takes out her frustration on her chattering, sometimes irritating, younger daughter, Anne.
All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’. Her dreadful frustration at being like this is made obvious when she is speaking to Lennie in the barn. Steinbeck writes; ‘And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.’ The word ‘tumbled’ is used to suggest how desperately she needs to talk to someone. The word ‘passion’ is used to suggest the strong powerful need that she has to communicate how she feels to Lennie and it also stresses her impulsive nature. So far in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley’s wife has been presented in a negative way, in section 5 Steinbeck shows another side of her which has compassion and caring
Kat is disappointed with teenage popularity and claims “I’m not hostile, just annoyed” This shows her choice to ignore the upcoming dramas of teenage normalcy and embrace her own individuality. Her attitude shows she has deep anger issues likely caused by her Mother’s abandonment and the fact that her younger sister is now the centre of attention. “I don’t only want to be an object to be adored” With the use of this quote it shows her anger towards today’s society and the only way to belong to something is to be ‘popular’ or to just be an object for everyone else’s entertainment. Kat is outspoken in class and expresses strong feminist views from Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sylvia Plath, which help support her theory and aggression towards teenage ‘normalcy.’ But by the end of the movie Kat starts to fall in love with Patrick who is very similar to her and is happy not fitting in with the expectations of teenage popularity, therefore she finds her sense belonging and learns that pushing people away isn’t always the answer. With the interaction of the people around her they had shaped her into the girl she was and the women she
She subconsciously grows tired of this and tries to escape this control he holds over her. But she is unable to do it outright, and she really doesn’t even realize she wants to escape. He has taken over her ability to think for herself. So when she sees the disgusting yellow wallpaper, she quickly imagines a woman behind it. She sees a woman who is trying to escape.
In the distance, straining my ear, I could hear her questioning my academic ability and she claimed that in fact I seemed not to be bright at all. It was settled; I had a witch for my new teacher who absolutely despised me. She continued making a lot of fuss, but her opinion was overridden,