The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is about a boy who never really had much; he was born into rags and lived in rags his entire life until he was taken in by the Widow Douglas, who gave him clothes and tried to educate him. Huck did end up reading and continued school for a while, even if he only continued school just to spite his father. Huck hated and feared his father, seeing how Pap was unpredictable and was the town drunk. Lily’s father in the Secret Life of Bees also struck fear in his child. You could tell Lily was afraid of her father, seeing how she hesitated to tell him about events such as her birthday.
Elizabeth Proctor is convicted in participating in witchcraft even when it seems obvious to her loved ones and most others around her that she had never involved herself with demonic forces . Elizabeth never confesses to witchcraft, but fortunately, to her advantage, she is found to be pregnant. The Puritan leaders would never sentence an innocent baby to death; therefore, Elizabeth’s life is spared for the remaining months of her pregnancy. Rebecca Nurse was also implicated in participating in witchcraft, regardless of the fact that she presented herself as an upright, God-fearing woman. However, the honest people were more often the ones executed, because they were not
By neglecting her son and assuming she can buy his love, she is making an extremely bad decision about how to deal with Willy. The technique of diegetic sound (dialogue between two characters) shows this idea because she openly discusses Willy to Sam, but she never has tried to
They’re disgusted by the fact that Lena never even attempts to become a dismal clone of one of them, and the girls enjoy tormenting her daily. Ethan and his friend, Link, are the only ones who ever offer Lena real friendship, and Ethan cares enough to stand up for Lena at the expense of his own social
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” centers around the lives of townspeople obsessed with a fellow Southern woman who has shut herself out from their community. Although the lineage of Miss Emily Grierson has deep roots in the community, she is anything but a normal citizen. Dominated by a controlling father, whose death leaves Miss Emily very alone, she ostracizes herself from the town by having limited contact with the outside world for the remainder of her life. The community itself does little to coerce Miss Emily out of her forced seclusion. A few routine visits from the townspeople, companionship from Homer Barron, who is found as a skeleton in her house upon her death, and assistance from her house keeper Tobe is the only interaction Miss Emily has with the outside world.
John separates Jane from the rest of the Reed children due to her relying on the Reeds to keep her well as well as her being an orphan. Not only is Jane being discriminated against by John but also his mother "Mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg". This demonstrates how, even though Mrs Reed is Jane's aunt, she is still tormented by her and her children as Mrs Reed allows them to bully Jane. The fact that Jane is an orphan and is separated from her 'family' reflects the society she lives in and how she has no power against the upper class and patriarchal male just like her having no power in the Reeds household. Women and children were treated the same in the Victorian era; they were to be seen and not heard.
After the grandma is unable to persuade the family not to go to Florida, they do so anyways. Still in fear of the misfit, the grandma says: “I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that a loose in it. I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did” (2). Ironically, the family ends up meeting the Misfit later in the story because of the grandma’s lack of knowledge of directions to a house with a “secret panel.” The reader is able to identify from the beginning that the grandma is one to not stick by her word and also thinks of herself more highly than she really is. She portrays herself as a “lady;” however, she does not know the true definition of
Here , sympathy is encouraged because of the fact that she has nobody there to help or lead her and put her on the 'right track' about her appearance. Also, when she is accompanied by Tom, she is constantly asking him to buy things for her such as 'magazines' , 'perfume' and a 'dog'.This exhibits her various needs and that she cannot afford to buy them herself. Myrtle's husband does not seem to maintain any kind of significance in her life.To her , he was 'like a ghost' , he was ' so dumb he doesn't know he's alive!' as stated by Tom. She also claimed that 'he was not fit to lick my shoe'.
She never leaves her house, mostly because her husband is afraid of the way people talk. It really is not her fault she was the way she was; it is mostly Torvald's fault for spoiling her. Nora relies on Torvald for everything much like a puppet that is dependent on its puppet master for all of its actions. The beginning of the story depicts Nora as a woman who is totally submissive and subservient to her husband. She seems too fragile and weak to make any decisions on her own.