Sara Davis Mrs. Grywalski Honors English 9 3 November 2010 Backstabbing Brat “What goes around comes around…” The statement is in everyone’s minds. Putting this statement into one word, karma or in other words a name of a invisible “girl” who brings unfortunate things upon us because of bad deeds we’ve done in the past. She, karma, is my life’s heartbeat, my way of thinking, my big belief. Of course my belief is very different from others, when believing in karma. Most feel karma is a brat and only gets back at you for your bad deeds.
Angry whites in the South during this period of time would go to any measure to satisfy their hate for an individual of a different race. Rosaleen really changes during this trial; she becomes bitter towards whites, even towards Lily, whom she is close to. Continuing on page 52 Rosaleen learns about the black Madonna. “If Jesus’ mother is black, how come we only know about the white Mary?” The quote is what Rosaleen was thinking when she saw the picture Lily had found in her mother’s items. This is not just a picture of a black version of Mary; it is a picture of the African American’s gaining their rightful freedoms in 1964.
Skeeter’s mom could be considered a bit sympathetic character from the story. A major scene that can explain this would be when Constantine’s daughter showed up at her house while the Daughters of the American Republic were there. They disliked the fact that Constantine’s daughter disobeyed her, so they pressured Charlotte to do something about it. You can easily see Charlotte’s hesitation her face; and even though she didn’t want to, she had to fire Constantine in order to look good in front the Daughters of the American Republic. 4.
Just look. Who do they think they are? Swarming all over the place like they own it, and now they think they can decide where my child goes to school. Look at them, Robert, They’re Bozos” (Morrison p. 171). The Big Bozo, described at the beginning of the story, was the head of the orphanage; a white woman.” This implies that the picketers are whites as they are the ones causing the racial strife.
Mary was Jesus’ mother, and there is a prayer called Hail Mary, which if she were to pray could bring her salvation. This is great representation of how Mrs. Turpin needs to gather a since of humanity and tolerance of others. Then without hesitation, Mary Grace throws the book at Mrs. Turpin, and proceeds to choke her. But before she falls asleep Mary tells Mrs. Turpin to “go back to hell where you came from, you old wort
The Scarlet Letter In the passage of the scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we see the narrator doesn’t have the same attitude or views of the community. The harsh judgment Hester Prynne receives from the wives is predictable. Hawthorne’s diction in the narration reveals a tone of sympathy, while the words of the women scorn Mistress Prynne. The women who stood outside the prison door commenting on Hester Prynne punishment are described to be goodwives of a puritan community. The first woman to speak is a “hard featured dame of fifty”, she believes the good mature women of the church should have a say in the sentence of the mistress for they are wives, and will punish correctly.
BLACK LIKE ME PART A - Sociological Concepts and Illustrations NORM: A rule of expected behavior in any given situation . (Class Notes, SOCI 201, Fall 2011) ANOMIE : “ Anomie is the absence of norms” (Menzies, 1998:492) ALIENATION : “A feeling of powerlessness and estrangement from other people and from oneself.” (Kendall, Murray and Linden , 2000:244) IDEOLOGY : “ When people refuse to have their understanding affected by research, they have an ideology. (Menzies 1998:488) An example from Black Like Me of a Norm is that Negroes in the South are treated by the white population poorly and with detest. They do not have the same amenities, rights or opportunities. Pg.
The character Aunt Alexandra introduced in chapter 16 is a perfect example of the prejudice taking place against Atticus’ house keeper, Calpurnia. “Don’t talk like that in front them” This quote from Aunt Alexandra suggest prejudice because she refers to Calpurnia as ‘them’ suggesting that Calpurnia; a black woman, is treated as not human, maybe an ‘alien’ and not that of any other white person in that time. Calpurnia is ultimately treated as a minority and seen ‘less’ of that of a white person by some but not however by Atticus, Scout, Jem and
A symbol of a scarlet “A” was placed on her chest as a constant reminder of her mistake. Throughout the story Hester, along with her young daughter Pearl, live life isolated and heavy hearted. Hester’s paramour, Dimmesdale a reverend, becomes Chillingworth’s main focus. He wants to make Dimmesdale suffer for the sin he too has committed. By trying to poison Dimmesdale, Chillingworth is exposed to a symbol, something resembling the scarlet “A” on Hester’s chest, placed on
How do George and Lennie represent the theme of “outsiders”? The word “outsiders” means when someone or something doesn’t belong in a particular place or job. The American society developed outsiders in the 1930’s because of how women; black people and anyone who they thought was different from them were out casted from the “American white society”. The women in America were treated as a house wife and the men use to just keep them locked away; they were just treated like an ornament not a human. In the 1930’s White people were a higher class or more superior than the Black people; they were discriminated against because they were coloured.