It is very bad weather.” He then sends the maid outside with an umbrella to protect the wife from getting wet. The hotel-keeper represents the way that she wisher her husband could be. She says she “…liked his dignity. She liked the way he wanted to server her.” It is clear to the reader that her husband did not want to serve her because when he offers to go outside and get the cat he makes no real effort to get up and stop reading his book, he was doing just to ask but with no real intention of doing it for his wife. Through the hotel-keeper Hemingway shows the reader what the wife is lacking from her husband and how the grass is always greener on the other side.
She states "Oh. I wanted it so much. I wanted a kitty." which seems a little odd for a grown woman to take so much intrest in a cat. She walked back upstairs and has another dialog with her husband.
This makes villagers seems foolish and would rather accept what has happened than prevent it from happening again. Lovecraft implements dark mood a second time when “little Atal… [sees] all the cats of Ulthar...in a circle around the cottage…as if in performance,” (2) as if performing some kind of odd ritual. This is followed by “and though they feared [the old couple], they preferred not to chide the old cotter”. (2) This is yet another proof that the villagers let their fears get in the way of doing what is right, and as a result of this inaction, pitiful Menes loses his beloved pet kitten. Another point supporting this is made through foreshadowing, when it is stated that, after the disappearance of all the cats in the village, “every cat was back at his accustomed hearth”.
Another way the cat shows dominance over the owner is through the use of ‘greed’ and ‘fear’ in line 19, this contrasts showing a dominant and submissive side, the cat show’s a submissive side to maintain it’s relationship with the owner but initially still knows he is the more dominant one. The language choice used by the poet portrays the cat’s dominance over its owner Secondly the poet also used technical devices in order to convey dominance. The poet uses a simile ‘’wait like a trap’’ to portray the cats dominance as he is commanding the owner and teaching him new skills which also presents the cat to be smarter than it’s possessor. In addition the author also uses a metaphor in line 14 ‘’My emotion are as pure as salt and as hard’’ salt is known as a healer for wounds but can also be very painful, this again is contrasting between that cat’s dominant and submissive side. In addition the poet also uses pronouns ‘I’ to show that the cat is always putting himself before the owner, which portrays its dominance and control over the owner.
When Newt Hoenikker asks these questions it’s related to the situation whether you’re choosing to chase or run from it. For example, Newt was telling the narrator about his sister Angela’s marriage. He was explaining why he hated Angela’s husband. He described how he thought it was a very happy marriage from the way Angela talked about it. He held his hands six inches apart and spread his fingers and said, “See the cat?
This leaves the wife feeling empty and lonely, her desire to take care of something, anything is overwhelming. Their marriage is obviously in crisis, and that crisis in my opinion is the lack of fertility, “which is symbolically foreshadowed by the public garden (fertility) dominated by the war monument (death).” [Hagopian, 221] From her window she sees a cat who “was trying to make herself so compact she would not be dripped on”; the American wife immediately says “I’m going down to get the kitty.” Her word choice in even describing the cat as “kitty” is very telling, it’s like she has already assigned affection to a foreign object. To me that says that she is so filled with love and affection but with no where to direct it. The American Wife walks downstairs, passes the innkeeper with whom she reveres in almost a fatherly way, and makes it out to the square where she had seen the cat; the cat is gone. It is interesting to note that once she realizes the cat is not there, Hemingway no longer describes her as the American Wife but as the ‘American girl’, “it is almost as if she were demoted in femininity by failing to find a creature to care for.” [Hagopian, 221] The American Wife/girl, is very vocal with her wants, she says she wants to grow her hair long and wear it in a bun, she wants to have a cat
It is amazing how she dealt with the abuse Gerrido gave her, and how no one noticed her desperate need of help. I felt like putting the book away many times, crying, sobbing, and praying for the girl, but I kept on reading, finally bursting into tears like a fire hose in the end. This book is an emotional rollercoaster and this is her story. Jaycee Dugard was an ordinary girl that lived with her mother and step father. She loved cats, but she also wanted a dog too.
Before this line, Jordan remarks that she’s “never seen a girl so mad about her husband,” it’s more like Daisy was mad with worry that her husband was off with some other woman. That’s why she would look “uneasy” when he wasn’t around, because she knew of the possibility. Daisy, entirely aware of her husband’s infidelities does nothing to stop them yet she complains that she is unhappy. She has no right to do so seeing as she had the choice of not marring Tom but
I would not be able answer my conscience if I did.” She is too paranoid. She tries to control her son by trying to convince him to go on a vacation to Tennessee instead of Florida. On their way she brings her cat along she makes all kinds of excuse why the cat can’t stay at home. Also the grandmother goes to great lengths to dress in her best clothes. Another example of Southern Gothic.
In chapter 18, she decides to remove the letter and her daughter, Pearl, becomes very upset. She wouldn’t come near her mother until she put it back on. Hester is not ashamed to wear the scarlet letter because she knows that her daughter, Pearl is a blessing, as well as a reminder of her sin. Her past sin is a part of who she is. To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself.