There even a moment when Philip invited her to his wigwam and even offered her a pipe, which she rejected, but we can see here that she was taken not as a regular captive. Thanks to these skills she became a pretty valuable captive. She was trading her goods for other things that she needed to survive and make her terrible life a little bit better there. The next thing was when she refused to work on the Sabbath, Indians allowed her to do this. In this point we clearly can see that her skills of good housewife kept her alive and helped in success.
Etta was a character who did not settle down with a man, she was very free spirited. I feel that bringing Mattie and Etta together brings out the best in both of them. Etta brings out the spice in Mattie and Mattie tries to get Etta to settle down. Etta I feel like was using the men she met for status reasons to keep herself up in the community. Next Kiswana, the only women who really chose to live
As Leving and Sacks say “she’s far more critical of him than he is of her”, that means that men are much less critical than females who want to show their strength. But in many cases their thoughts are deceptive, as everybody needs a family to have happy life. Respond: I totally agree with the authors of the text and, in my opinion, the women’s desire to become independent and live by themselves is partly caused by our democratic world, where the equalty between genders is respected. Women build their own careers and become independent, so they do not need help from men at least financially. That’s why we have the tendency of growth of the amount of single women.
Dee is attractive, stylish, & well educated – with some apparently portrayed traits of selfishness, brashness and excessive confidence. Her sister Maggie on the other hand is a relatively timid, and quiet young woman. She hasn’t received any formal education like her sister but has learned a few traditional skills, like quilting, from the family. Dee believes the quilts shouldn’t be used for warmth, but for the preservation of her African-American cultural ideals. This way, she could display them in her home; much akin to museum pieces.
The standard women in Light in August are all activists trying to do greater good for the community. Martha, who is Armstids wife, thinks she is an ideal woman because she is a faithful wife and gave birth to five kids in just six years and raised them all to man- and woman hood. She appears to be rude to Lena at first because she is pregnant and it is obvious that it is out of wedlock since she is travelling alone and without a ring. Martha does not approve of Lena’s choices and believes that Lena will be a burden to the whole community by setting an example of, if you get pregnant the community will help you just like her husband, Armstid, did. Most of the townswomen that Lena came in contact with were sour and had begrudging attentions when they saw her condition.
This was another sub-theme which is a main feature of Sochienne’s character. This is seen in few occasions such as where she says “…she preferred a venue of emotional significance to her than an overpriced gilded hall”. Also, on her wedding day when her mother suggested more make-up she declined. This implies that she saw less as more that is, she saw the elegance in simplicity. The sub-theme of unconditional love wrapped up the story as Sochienne shows that despite everything that had happened between her mum and herself, she still loved her.
Cal expresses it in such a way that it so meaningful to the characters in the story, society itself, and the viewers. In, Until They Bring the Streetcars Back, the characters find themselves discovering the soft side of Cal Gant that they would have never thought they would have found. Some of the characters that acknowledge it were Gretchen, Peggy, Spence, and Sergeant Riley. Gretchen was always repressing him back because she knew after awhile that he was nice and innocent. Peggy, as his little sister, knew him very well but could always tell when he rapidly would grow up to be a good guy.
All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”. I’ve got the feeling, when I read the text that Lucy truly is a well behaviour girl; she’s a Grade A student and most of the times listen to her mother. But she’s weak and naive, she wants to be liked and to be cool, or maybe she’s just an easy target for group pressure. Her mother tells her not to smoke because it’s bad for her organs etc. Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny.
Her skin color and background becomes a problem with her new good friends mother. Her friend David was the first person to accept her and in the end is banned to see her because she is African. In this entire short story she is searching for her identity, as well as acceptance from her parents
This fact shows us that the members of the family love themselves more that the Mother. We can say that she is devoted to her family, but doesn’t think about herself at all because she does all the hard work that her family could enjoy the day. As she is altruist, she refuses to buy some new clothes. . in order to show this fact the author uses oxymoron “her old grey bonnet was awfully becoming her”, which is told by the girls.