Although she’s just trying to help, her letters really are hurtful and just causing more problems. In addition, she decides to write another letter to Mrs. Harper this time, she says, “Have you found out yet what they were all laughing about after you left the bridge club on Thursday? Or is the wife really the last one to know?” (Jackson 339). For Instance, she’s trying to help Mrs. Harper by telling her that everyone in town knows what her husband is doing that Mrs. Harper can’t see. As you can see, Miss Strangeworth clearly states it in a more hurtful manner which doesn’t help the situation and causes more problems.
Like the time about the Harris boy and about the girl, she’s always on the lookout. So these are the reasons that Miss Strangeworth sends anonymous letters. Miss Strangeworth also uses different color paper for some reason. Are we meant to think that Miss Strangeworth believes she is doing good by sending the letters? In the way the text was written I believe that it’s not good when she sends letters because it seem so evil or mysterious because she writes anonymous letters to people that contain unfriendly messages and she uses different color paper.
The term ‘tart’ has connotations of someone who is unfaithful, and this would cause the reader to distrust Curley’s wife as a character. Steinbeck gives the reader the impression that she is portrayed as a villain as the workers did not have nice things to say about her. We are encouraged to dislike her without actually her being present or doing anything in the story. Steinbeck also uses light and darkness to portray attitudes towards Curley’s wife. An example of this is when Curley’s wife first appears in the bunkhouse; both Lennie and George notice that the rectangle of sunshine is cut off.
By not telling Pearl she gets even more curious and determined to ask Hester about the letter A. This causes Hester to get more and more frustrated and a bit annoyed with Pearl. Pearl was seen as an outcast to the Puritans, they even said she was " an imp of evil, emblem of product of sin, she had no right among Christian infants" (140.) Pearl herself knew she was different, and seen as an outcast, because of this she had no friends and soon made up friends with her imagination. Being a little girl which Pearl is, she entertained herself by gathering wild- flowers and throwing them intentionally at Hester's letter A. Hester
Because Pearl is a product of the passion of the adultery that the Puritan community does not accept, she does not follow by its rules and when she is born into the Puritan community she has to make her own laws to follow. This is shown more clearly in the contrast between the solemn, grave Puritan children who reflect the stern countenance of their parents and ostracize Pearl. She is dressed in bright, festive colors that show off her beauty and “fire” (90) while in comparison the other Puritan children are portrayed as drab and “somber” (91). While the children practice the lives
Evelyn accuses Lil as being The Ratcatcher: “You made me betray her.” To which Lil responds “I got you through it.” This shows just how untrustworthy Evelyn is of other people because of her past, being sent away by her parents and was left to ultimately believe that they had forgotten about her. This paragraph and the last shows that however close Evelyn is to people, she will always have this issue with trusting people, and it is likely that her subconscious mind believes that everyone she comes close to has taken her away from something – freedom. This links to The Ratcatcher’s significance, as he is constantly taking away children’s freedom, and throughout the play Samuels presents this character via Evelyn constantly. In scene one, an authority figure, the Officer, is the voice of The Ratcatcher, and I believe that in this particular moment of the play the Officer isn’t the only Ratcatcher. The train itself is taking Eva away, so here The Ratcatcher is presented as both this intimidating man and an object, not living.
The Colony’s view on single women influenced greatly the way women were treated within the colony. The colonists saw them as a threat because they were vulnerable without a husband or father for protection and were seen as unproductive in their work compared to men (Grimshaw, p. 87, Rushen p. 52, 54). They were blamed for prostitution and sexual immorality within the colony. The colony rather than holding out a hand of care for these new immigrant women pointed
Strangeworth writes letters to the people of the town pointing out their flaws. The reason she does this is because she thinks its her duty to keep the town alert to the evil of the world, “ it was Miss. Strangeworth's duty to keep her town alert to it” (Jackson 210). Yet that is not what entirely makes her evil its the fact that she has no compunction when it comes to her letters. There is also the fact that she has a dissolute feeling when she knows the people that she mailed the letters to will read them.
“Miss Maudie’s voice was enough to shut up anybody” (51). She stands up for her beliefs and despises racism unlike many other residents in Maycomb. In other words, Miss Maudie shows independence and differs from most people because she believes in equality. Another of Miss Maudie’s bravery takes place after her house burnt down and she says “Scout don’t worry about me, there are other ways to deal with things” (79). Miss Maudie knows that life will, at some stage, contain suffering but its severity will be amplified if you do not learn to let go.
In Both texts, Nan Dear and Jess’ father experience discrimination and racism and that’s why barriers are put up, because they don’t want the protagonists to deal with the isolation and mistreatment. However, by doing this they’re putting up additional barriers to fitting in. In “Rainbows end” Nan Dear is always warning Dolly ““you watch who you’re mixing with. Hard to tell a good man from a bad. Bad one will promise you everything, then do the straight opposite just like that” we can tell that she is talking from experience and she says it how it