When Jem became very angry at Mrs. Dubose, their old and mean neighbor, he chopped down her shrubs in front of her house in a fanatical rage. When the consequences of his act came he was forced by his father to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month and during these reading sessions Mrs. Dubose seemed to break out into a shaking fit causing the children to be scared and confused. Son, didn’t you know what her fits were? ... “Mrs. Dubose was a morphine addict.” said Atticus. “She took pain-killers for years.
Jem hates her, and destroys her flowers in retaliation of her treatment of him and his family. When Atticus punishes Jem by making him read to Mrs. Dubose every day for a given period of time, Jem must discipline himself, bite his tongue, and be civil to the old lady. By learning to control his impulses and show kindness even though he may not necessarily feel it, Jem takes a giant step towards adulthood. He also discovers that Mrs. Dubose is in reality a woman of extreme courage, and he comes to respect her determined strength. Mrs. Dubose is battling morphine addiction, and facing the challenge with tremendous bravery and tenacious will
Comparison of the film Penelope and book The Giver (Penelope) The movie Penelope was all about a young girl named Penelope who was searching for a man who can break the spell casted to her great grandfather but was generated on her. Her grandfather had impregnated a woman who was a servant in their mansion and was forced not to marry her because their life status doesn’t match in any way. As revenge to the Wilhern family, the mother of the woman impregnated by her grandfather casted a spell on their family that the next girl born in their family line would have the aspect of a pig and so when Penelope was born, she was sent far from their mansion and was hidden by her parents. The only way to break the spell was to find a one of her own and learns to truly love her, which was interpreted by her parents to mean a man of noble birth. To break the spell, her mom had taught her everything a lady should be in order to find a noble man who would fall in love with her.
However, his egocentric, conceited attitude is largely due to the treatment he receives from his parents, and a result of puberty. Furthermore, “Maestro” is a bildungsroman. Through his retrospective narration about his younger self, we can see how Paul comes to regret many of his past actions. Thus, while Paul is arrogant and selfish at first, he recognises the error of his ways, and changes. Paul’s self-absorption and selfish demeanour is most apparent in his relationship with Keller.
Country Lovers VS the Welcome Table Shantel Rider ENG125: Introduction to Literature Nathan Pritts October 1, 2012 Country Lovers VS the Welcome Table “Country Lovers” and “the Welcome Table” both deal with interracial problems. In “Country Lovers” the two young lovers are forbidden to see and be with each other because they are of different races. In “the Welcome Table” the little old lady is kicked out of church because she is black and it is a white church. I feel that both stories themes are shame and selfishness. In “Country Lovers” Thebedi and Paulus are sneaking around and get pregnant and do not think of the consequences and Paulus kills the baby when he finds out Thebedi has given birth to a baby and sees that it is light skin.
Evidence of Suffering in The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye Holden suffers from the death of his beloved, younger brother, his self-imposed alienation because of his inability to feel comfort around people and his nervous tendencies towards sex and sexuality. In the novel, Holden frequently reflects on Allie and praises him on his intelligence, kindness and attraction from others. Holden describes Allie as the perfect child and loved by all of his teachers. Unfortunately, Allie died from leukemia when Holden was thirteen. When Allie died, Holden smashed every window in his garage; his violent action foreshadowed his later self-destructive personality.
When Sula returns to the Bottom after ten years she is “accompanied by a plague of robins”. The townspeople blame this, and several other incidents, on Sula and call her a witch. The other incidents she was blamed for was a child falling down the stairs and a man choking on a bone, both of which she is had nothing to do with. The town is in fear of Sula, but “in spite their fear, they reacted to… what they called evil days… Such evil must be avoided… and precautions must… be taken to protect themselves from it”. This shows that the town is quick to judge Sula out of ignorance and labels her as wicked and sinful.
Iago and Rodrigo are asking Brabantio if his family is within the house and if the doors are locked. Iago states that Brabantios heart is bursted and he lost half of his soul because "an old black ram is tupping your white ewe." (pg.5 #87) At this point he finds out that Desdamona is sleeping with Othello and he is upset because he did not find out through her, but through Iago and Rodrigo. Brabanzio seems Desdamona as daddies little girl. It seems as though he wants to shelter her and Brabanzio is very busy being a senator but wants so spend time with her and coddle her.
She made an anorexic feel bad for not eating, calling her names like cow or pig. Another example of feeling no remorse was Lisa calling a burn victim in the ward, Torch, a degrading nickname. Lisa had also cut down Daisy for cutting herself and had no remorse. Another characteristic Lisa showed was callousness/lack of empathy. By making Daisy feel horrible and guilty for letting her dad rape her, and exploiting her in front of Suzanne.
John also detests vanity and greed. He completely stopped going to church because Parris would “…preach nothin’ but golden candlesticks until he had them.” he said “…it hurt my prayer, sir…” to “…see my money glaring at his elbows.” John Proctor’s motivation in the play was to save his wife from being accused as a witch in court. At the end of Act II, his wife is taken by Danforth because she was accused by Abigail of practicing voodoo, and attempted