After using Marla’s mother into the homemade soap him and Tyler are creating without her permission, the narrator starts feeling an amount of guilt and regret. This is shown when the narrator says, “The miles of night between Marla and me offer insects and melanomas and flesh-eating viruses. Where I’m at isn’t so bad” (pg 94). In chapter 14 of the novel, the narrator describes to the readers that when he is with Marla, he wants to “make her laugh, to warm her up. To make her forgive me for the collagen .
When the goblins learn that Lizzie does not plan to eat the fruit herself, they throw her money back at her and verbally and physically abuse her, pinching and kicking, tearing at her clothing, and smearing the juice and pulp of their fruit on her. Lizzie refuses to open her mouth and returns home with the penny in her purse. She invites her sister to suck the juices from her body, which Laura does. The juice of the goblin fruit now tastes bitter to Laura, and she wiggles in pain from having consumed it. But the cure works.
For my personal reading book I read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. From the beginning of the book, you can see that Rose Edelstein has a complicated family life; a fragile and trapped mother, a brother who is out of touch with the world and a strange father who is so scared of hospitals that he waited on the sidewalk outside during the birth of his children. On the day of her ninth birthday Rose’s mother makes her a birthday cake. Rose takes a bite and soon realizes that she can read her mother’s emotions through the food that she makes. Rose has to grasp with the fact early on that she will spend the rest of her life with this ‘superpower’.
We first hear of Curley’s wife in chapter two, Candy feeds George and Lennie information about Curley’s wife before she enters the bunkhouse. Candy is preparing them for her, as if she will automatically bring trouble and woe. “Wait’ll you see Curley’s wife”…“she got the eye.” This is the first time we hear of Curley’s wife and we already feel uncomfortable towards her, Steinbeck is prejudicing the reader before we can construct our own opinion. However we also sympathise towards her at the start because we realise Curley's wife doesn’t have a real name. This shows us Curley uses he wife as a trophy and she was never given a name in the novel, she is only treated as a possession of Curley and how no one else on the ranch wanted to get to know her but avoid her instead.
She loves her son but frequently complains that after all the money she spent on his education, he has not made anything of himself. She is addicted to alcohol, particularly to muscatel. Mrs. Reilly may herself be a primary cause of Ignatius’ problems. Rather than playing the role of the doting, supportive mother, Mrs. Reilly repeatedly emphasizes that he is a failure and disgrace for having wasted his education. She is not a good example for him; she spends her days sitting around the house, drinking muscatel, talking to Santa Battaglia on the phone, and going bowling.
mother regrets leaving house because she wants to settle down but she is also getting sick moving around and has given up hope starting new life. * at start blackberries represent new hope but at end reflect mothers mood and life, as if it was wasted * depersonalisation major theme drifters. it mainly affects mother. she lacks identity in poem and continuously referred to as "she". tom, father, only person who has identity in poem.
Every comment she makes is said “bitterly,” and she herself is described as “bitter.” At times she seems so harsh that we may wonder whether she is capable of any other form of emotion. However, early in the story, Lawrence shows Elizabeth giving tea and bread to her father, which suggests that she is capable of nurturing. On the day on which the story takes place, her anger and annoyance change to anxiety as the night wears on with no sign of Walter. He seems to be a recognizable brand of “bad husband,” and Elizabeth, the put-upon wife and mother, seems to be a clear victim. Her frustration and harsh words about Walter seem fully justifiable.
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
Remembering back to our infancy, we all recall hearing various types of fairy tales. Some of them motivated us others confound us, and most of them showed us valuable lessons. Several old-style fairy tales have been re-created into Hollywood movie such as Cinderella (2015), and A Cinderella Story, both of them based on the Disney Cinderella story in (1950). As a little girl, fairy tales and the prince charming is everything you want when you grow up. Perspective of things starts to change as you grow up and see the reality of life.
Mary Alice was also very unhappy when Grandma told her about buttering Bootsie’s paws. Mary Alice did not like that Bootsie became an independent cat because that meant the part of her company had left her and no longer yearned for her attention. Grandma wasn’t too fond of Halloween. That year, when Mary Alice was visiting, the word got around that a group of boys had been trashing people’s port-a-pottys. Grandma planned a steak out and they waited until the boys came around.