When she is called to the stand she is “fragile-looking” and “looked as if she tried to look clean”. This agrees with the readers theory that Mayella is wanting be good, yet she is tainted by her father who “had a scalded look” due to “an overnight soaking”. Again we see that she is different from her despised family as she wants to be clean and noble. As the reader begins to feel that Mayella doesn’t want to punish Tom Robinson we see her “burst into tears” as begins to be questions. This would make some readers feel pity for Mayella as she is lamenting due to horrific flashbacks she may encounter, others may think that this is a cover up as she knows what she is doing is wrong, and she is trying to get the judge and the jury to side with her.
In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying the reader is taken threw many different narrations that each hold different points of views, opinions, life experiences, and relationships then each of the other characters. Betty Alldredge’s criticisms focus mainly on Addie Bundren, the mother of the family that the book is about, and how she’s affected her family members and their character and continues to do so even after she’s passed on. While some may think Darl’s craziness is an act, his bitterness isn’t a contributing characteristic, and Addie raises her kids the way she does because she’s simply a mean person I would have to disagree. I agree with Betty Aldredge with two key points that she discusses about Addie’s favoritism to Jewel and how it’s made Darl become bitter and eventually succumb to madness and how her want to live life to the fullest has affected her marriage and the way she raised her children. In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him.
Hughes uses his poem, The Minotaur, to try to manipulate the audience to see a different view of their marriage, and to make people feel sympathetic towards him. Hughes portrays his wife Sylvia Plath as violent, irrational, and out of control. This is shown in the way he shows her, in lines such as “The mahogany table-top you smashed”. The onomatopoeia of “smashed” further emphasises her violent personality. Later in the poem, Hughes accuses his wife of abandoning her family.
Julia loves watching the worms and is upset when they quit moving. Then she realizes that they are molting. Julia’s mom agrees to let her spend a bit longer time at Mr. Dixon’s, but Julia continues to have questions in her mind about prejudice and racism. Patrick refuses to hold the worms, and Julia finds out he is afraid of them. She finds that hard to believe because boys aren’t supposed to be scared of crawly things, and Patrick had wanted to do this project.
“We all go through the same things-it’s all just a different kind of the same thing!” (194). Mrs. Hale feels connected to Minnie as an oppressed woman and believes that by helping her, she is helping all women. Mrs. Hale has a lot of guilt for not having been a better friend to Minnie and for not seeing her more often. She continually voices her deep regret for refusing to visit Minnie. “The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194).
Candy carries on calling her a 'tart' even when she is lying on the floor with a broken neck. From the beginning of the story George and Candy describe her as trouble and warn Lennie to keep away. This emphasizes the point that they are way more mature than her and cannot relate to a 'girl'. They are too old to be fooled by her games. Or in other words, George and Candy are seen as the dads in the situation and Curley's wife as the daughter trying to manipulate her fathers to get what she wants.
This emotional stress had caused her mental stability to weaken and crack. When her father dies that’s when we see her mental stability worsen. Emily had a breakdown after her father died. She began to avoid contact with everyone but her manservant. She never left the house.
How would you feel if you are set apart from others and put by yourself? And that also by your very own mother who kept you safe in her womb for nine months where in isolation you grow in stages and when your time comes to enter the world you are hated by her and she is unhappy to see you there. You being fragile and weak are victimized….and you suffer loneliness because even the world is not ready to except you in a friendly manner. You are like a beautiful flower grown in the wild with no one to care. In the novel Like Water for Chocolates After two days of her birth her father died and her life is cursed by her mother, who is no more able to breast feed her and is busy mourning and worried about her responsibility to run the ranch rather than bother for her baby.
She is angry that Sara is avoiding her father, so she writes a nasty letter to the principal of the school where Sara is teaching, Hugo Seelig, in an effort to give her a bad reputation. Instead, the principal sympathizes with Sara and feels Mrs. Feinstein is desperate and pathetic. Sara is relieved and eventually she and Hugo, who is also a Polish-American, start dating. Sara feels she has left her old life completely behind
Furthermore, John refuses to acknowledge anything pertaining to her mental state which causes her to become angry with him. As her obsession of the yellow wallpaper grows deeper, so also does her insanity; although in this case her anger seems “perfectly understandable” (Schumaker 594). Moreover she begins to harbor animosity and resentment towards her husband because of his refusal to listen to her. John’s love for the narrator is never questioned, but his stark ignorance to the situation is undeniable. As the story continues the narrator constantly studies the wallpaper, and begins to believe that there is a woman trapped behind it.