Jim O’Connor was Tom Wingfield’s potential escape from his mom. Earlier on in the story, Amanda makes a deal with Tom that if he can find his socially challenged sister, Laura, a husband to take care of her, he can leave and never come back. When Jim comes, he leads Laura on and gives her and everyone else the impression that he likes her. But at the last minute, he tells everyone that he is engaged to be married and then makes a hasty exit. Shortly thereafter, Tom and Amanda get into an argument and Tom abandons them right then and there out of anger.
In the critique Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior, Elisabeth Panttaja critiques a version of a Cinderella story, Ashputtle, by Jakob and Wilelm Grimm. Panttaja goes in depth about hidden details of Ashputtle and how Ashputtle is not actually motherless, and the real mother is behind all the magic. Even though Panttaja states that Ashputtle’s real mother is violent and evil, she is actually a sweet, godmother like person. Panttaja argues that even though Ashputtle does not have a real living mother, the hazel branch, given to her by her father that she planted at her mother’s grave, which grows into a tree, acts as her mother by taking care of Ashputtle (Panttaja 659). The tree grants Ashputtle’s every wish; from her clothes to helping out with chores.
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 .
This change in Lewis is apparent when he describes the opera as being about “important things, like love and fidelity” and when he reacts genuinely hurt to when he discovers that his girlfriend Lucy has been having sex with Nick. Ultimately Lewis ends his relationship with Lucy because of their conflicting principles. In addition, Lewis also benefits from the production through his partnership with the mentally ill as he is able to understand what the “insane” people are really like. Before Lewis held very stereotypical views of the ill and feared that one of them might “forget to take their medication and go berserk.” Lewis’ stage directions were spoken with “hesitation” , showing a lack in confidence, but through the progression of “Cosi Fan Tutte” Lewis forms
Unlike Mildred he likes books. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag is a firemen, and while on his job he likes to take a book, every single time. He hates keeping secrets from his wife, so one night " he reached up and pulled back the grille of the air conditioning system and reached and took out a book. He reached back again and kept pulling out books" (Bradbury 65). Montag thought for himself when he decided to show his wife the books, knowing there was a good chance she would "pull" the alarm on him.
Nowra has employed a variety of dramatic devices and language forms to demonstrate the themes and meaning shown throughout the play. The contextually relevant ideas and beliefs of the characters has made the play realistic, broadening the audiences views and thoughts on mental illness and contemporary issues of the 1970’s. The contrast within the play of love and fidelity and politics and social movements behind the Vietnam War creates a backdrop to explore Nowra’s thoughts on mental illness and its place in society. This helps Nowra to create the widely successful play
Lieberman’s point is that fairy tales make beauty the basis for which reward is given, not intelligence, work ethic, or anything else a radical feminist would see as an asset. Lieberman also stresses that in popular fairy tales, beauty is associated with being kind and well-tempered whereas ugliness is associated with being ill-tempered and often jealous. This can be easily shown in one of the most popular fairy tales of all—Cinderella. In this, Lieberman argues, Cinderella is oppressed by her cruel, ugly stepsisters and stepmother who force the kind, beautiful girl to do all the chores in the house. Cinderella ends up getting the prize (marriage to the prince) based on looks alone.
The last one is the rainbows, which symbolize unrealized hopes and aspirations. Those themes are revealed in a stylized, artistic manner, which is one, the reasons why the Glass Menagerie is a meaningful classic. At the beginning of the story, the author told Mr. Wingfield left his family for a life in the road. He used to work for the telephone company and fell in love with long distances. So, the situation of Tom father did not take his liability left Tom with all the responsibilities to take care the family including the overbearing mother Amanda and his disabled sister Laura.
Throughout the story, Laura is forced to see from a different point of view, making her a more mature young woman. Many believe that Laura has become more immature throughout the story because she makes unthought out, spontaneous decisions. Although she struggles to reach an understanding of maturity, she is unable to become a woman because of her divergent actions. One of these actions includes how distracted she gets when her mother gives laura, her hat. Laura's brother compliments her, and she completely forgets about Mr. Scott; “What an absolute topping hat!’… and [Laura] didn’t tell him after all,” ( p. 11).
Question: “Macbeth” has all the ingredients of a compelling drama. Write a response to this statement commenting on one or more of the ingredients, which, in your opinion make Macbeth compelling. The play Macbeth is indeed a compelling one, featuring many of the key ingredients which so often make Shakespeare’s plays the greats that they are known as today. It features many different themes, the theme of evil, the supernatural, of war and the ever corrupting nature of power. These components are further brought together by the overhanging sense of mystery in the play.