I had to get away from T. Ray" (Kidd 41). Evidently, Lily has finally had enough of T. Ray and decides to leave him. This allows her to go on her true life journey and make decisions for herself. Another way Lily has grown is when she stands up strong and confident at her final confrontation with T. Ray than scared as usual when she told T. Ray, " ‘I'm staying here’...‘I'm not leaving’ " (296). Lily has been frightened from T. Ray her whole life and listened to every last one of his demands but finally does what she wants.
“If you just stayed with him, Kept an eye on him, loved him, he wouldn’t get into trouble.’ It’s because of Beryl Harley gets into strife. She doesn’t care what he does and she doesn’t even look out for him or keep him out of trouble, she seems to dump the load of Carl. But other characters like Skips, Sarah and Kerry are held back from experiencing a rite of passage. Skips was prevented from for filling his career because of Carl’s grandfather. Kerry hasn’t completed her transition in being a mother.
In the end, it is both fate and misfortune that are driving them to their untimely deaths. Although some characters may contribute to their bad luck, no single person is held accountable. The enduring quarrel between the two families proves that Romeo and Juliet were never supposed to be together in the first place. The Capulet family is very conventional, and would want their only daughter to marry someone of who they approve. The arranged marriage between Juliet and Paris is just another obstacle hindering Romeo and Juliet from having a future together.
They are expected to be obedient and followers of men in their families. For example, Lady Capulet and Lady Montague can do nothing to stop their husbands' anger towards their villains. Lady Montague doesn't care much about the feud between two families as she doesn't want Romeo involved in the fighting. Juliet's character is a clear example of women's role. She has little guidance and help from her family.
She also, obeyed her mother’s request, to bounce whenever she was bullied. To bounce means to ignore and pretend it wasn’t even there. Evyn kept to herself a lot. She never told or showed people how miserable she felt about moving. When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother.
Lucy’s idea of beauty is external, her mothers internal. This contrast leads to a lack of communication about Lucy’s changing physique and leaves Lucy on her own to form an opinion of what a woman is, what she should look like, and how she finds love. Lucy’s mother never discusses the disease with her, or what changes she will see in her body. Lucy is not comfortable asking her mother for help because she knows that her mother “never recognized that her anger scared all of us into retreat. By churning problems through her own personal mill, she kept us from ever discussing a problem outright,
“Three words, dear Romeo, and a goodnight indeed./If they bent of love be honourable/Thy propose marriage, send me word tomorrow”(II.ii.142-144) After only mere hours of knowing Romeo, Juliet writes off her hand in marriage. Juliet hastefully makes the decision to get married without thinking of the outcomes. Juliet ignores the fact that Romeo and her family are enemies, and makes a choice based on what she personally wants. Also, when faced with the issues her secret marriage caused, one sees Juliet act even more as a child and her quick fix mind set causes the biggest disaster of the play. Speaking to the Friar Lawrence of the suggestion to use dead/undead poison, Juliet replies, “Give me, give me!
In other words, he believes that Tybalt, or Romeo or both of them shall lie dead with Mercutio. Without taking into consideration the future consequences of this fight, Romeo takes the life of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. Juliet, Romeo’s consort for life is also one who is very hasty with matters having to do with her true love. Juliet as a teenager is very quick in making decisions which have to do with her living ‘happily ever after’ with her devotee. One specific instance when she is at the peak of
And what can one do?”(Gilman 1).Gilman is using gender roles when she says that the husband John doesn’t believe that the narrator is severely sick and she could not do anything to make him believe her. This shows gender roles because he doesn’t trust her when