She said “There were things Amanda wasn’t telling her.” Amanda didn’t share a lot of her secrets with the people in the group which just shows that the group didn’t really know her at all. Kate and Joe were supposed to be Amanda’s closest friends in the group. Kate knew Amanda was acting strange and there were things she wasn’t telling her. Kate just assumed that it had to do with Amanda’s ex-boyfriend, Steve and though nothing of it. She never asked her what was wrong.
Steinbeck leaves her unnamed so she lacks something that makes her appear as an equal individual. She is not meant to be very important in this novel. Curley’s wife is not part of the story to connect with the reader, and by giving her a name, the reader would become much more attached. Curley’s wife is isolated and ignored in Of Mice and Men. She isn’t cared about at all.
2. When fiction authors write a book it is sometimes mistakenly thought that the author is revealing something about themselves in their writing. This is not always true. The ease of writing about one’s own life is an easy path to follow, because writers are first taught to write about what they know. This should not be a reflection of the fiction or non-fiction being told, it should merely be based upon the conviction of the story and the readers ability to connect to it.
In the case of Connie’s mother, she rejected Connie’s attitudes because it often went against the patriarchal society's code of conduct. For example, when Connie glanced into a mirror, her mother always scolds: “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty?” (Oates 270). However, her mother treated June differently, by praising June all the time, “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked” (Oates 271). June is another victim of patriarchal oppression just like Connie’s mother, a typical “house wife”.
Addie's genuine character as a living human will be a mystery; a few may view her as someone who was playing with the devil and others might see her as someone with admiration because she was one to believe that actions speak louder than words. The different characters throughout the novel and the difficulty stream-of-consciousness method all work together to create a novel that is open-ended and a matter of understanding. There is no intent truth to the narrative any more than there is any ideal certainty to the events that happen in it. The way that Faulkner uses the multiple narrators serves the purpose of trying to figure out what is the truth of these events that took place throughout the story and this is what makes this novel such a success. Faulkner desires to enchant his audience and grasp their mind.
The Lottery Plot- The conflict in this story is a simple one, do you follow traditions laid before you even if you know them to be wrong. The story is told in a forthcoming manner which creates foreshadowing to the death of Tessie, and how it will happen. While reading, the beginning of the story you simply overlook many foreshadowing items because you don’t really think twice about it. Your point of view on the story and your attention to detail do not come into the story until you’ve read the story a second time because in all honesty you are kind of shocked at what you just read. The climax in the story is when Tessie begs for her life and no one says anything to stand up for her, instead they all go grab a rock to stone her to death.
Rarely is the idea discussed that the fall from innocence may be a good thing. While it is accepted as necessary, people assume that it would be better if it didn’t happen. Nathanial Hawthorne breaks this stereotype of literature; instead he decided to show the great things that can come from the fall. The Scarlet Letter is an allegory of the fortunate fall, the idea that while sin is a reality it can be a source of wisdom and spiritual enlightenment.
Evans 1 Jason Evans ENG 4U1-40 Mr. Burke 10/02/13 A Guilty Conscious A guilty conscious can eat away at a person’s soul and it is extremely difficult to break free from if the guilt is kept inside. Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are signs that lead to confession being the best choice. The use of Dimmesdale keeping his guilt a secret, the natural world and townspeople pressuring the characters to release their guilt, and Hester being a public figure for people to judge makes it obvious that confession is the best choice rather than keeping sin inside. Therefore, it is wiser for an individual to confess their sin. According to the novel, the best way to deal with sin is to confess
Daisy does not show up and Nick does not receive any wishes from her. It indicates the cold and detached emotions of Daisy and the Americans. Daisy does not show any kindness or blessing to the antecedents. Daisy is merciless and without any sympathy. She does not even care about the death of her former lover, the Great Gatsby, which proved that the love between Daisy and Gatsby is not true love at all.
He refuses to change it making her blame herself for not being able to cope with the “dull” and “flamboyant” yellow wallpaper. She even tries to find solutions to her problem, like changing rooms or taking the wallpaper down, but John said no. As a turning point for the story, Gilman then shows the other side of a woman’s perspective. She finally overcomes her conformist ways when she says at the end of the story, “I’ve got out at last,” said I, “in spite of you and Jane. And