The first pitiable jilting of Granny Weatherall was done at the altar by a man named George who she once was deeply in love with; this jilting affected her life in many ways. This first life changing jilting made granny Weatherall form trust issues. On her death bed she alleged to the doctor, “I do. I want a lot of things. First off, go away and don’t whisper” (Abcarian, 1169) Granny said this because she thought that Cornelia and Dr.Harry were talking about her behind her back.
A Jewish Life Under the Tsars: The Autobiography of Chaim Aronson, 1825-1888. Translated by Norman Marsden. Totowa, New Jersey: Allenheld, Osmun, 1983. Bailik, Hayyim Nahman. “Before Thirty,” in Memoirs of my People Through a Thousand Years, ed.
Beina, the bride in Ha Jin story, was an orphan girl adopted by her father’s close friend. She was not only lack of family’s love and care but also was unattractive when she grew up. Her adopted father, who was the narrator of the story as well, described Beina like “short, homely, timid and quiet” person (443). He worried/doubted if she would “end up as an old maid” (443) when she reached 23 already without a boyfriend. That point of view sounds strange to the readers; however, it was typical in China’s society.
She is a woman seems hard to please, stubborn, and set that the new world is failing the Christian faith. Everyone around the grandmother including her own son, daughter- in law and grandchildren seem to either lack respect, or are tired of dealing with her high expectations. All the characters around her seem as if they are highly flawed in her eyes just as the misfit is. The grandmother’s foolishness was her judging old eyes, who fooled her into thinking she were better when really she was just as flawed as they all were. If the grandmother stopped preaching about how the new world has fallen from the Christian faith, and opened her eyes to her real life, she would have saved the whole family from the misfit.
When Richard was captured on his way home by the Holy Roman Empire, raised to pay for his ransom, and secure his release by using her considerable influence. And last, Eleanor completed her last Royal Duty at the age of seventy-seven. She undertook a 1,000 mile-tour, attended her affairs, settled disputes, made laws, granted charters, and brought order to people. In conclusion to this essay I have explained to you how Eleanor was a powerful and strong leader, and how she proved to all people that there is no such thing as a “weaker sex”. Eleanor should always be remembered by us as one of the most influential women in
Throughout the novel Ethan is continuously drawn to Mattie, as she was much more attractive and friendly than Zeena. Ordered by Zeena to send Mattie away Ethan has to make a decision; either run away with the woman he loves or stay with the miserable woman he married. Torn between the two without money and the dreadful guilt to leave the sickly woman he is bound to by vows; on the night of Mattie departure they decided to kill themselves but the plan went terribly wrong, as Mattie became cripple and Zeena “miraculously” recovered and took care of them both. In “Ethan Frome” the theme silence plays a major role when describing the three key characters as they all are encased in their own silence: Ethan silent by nature, Zeena whom fell silent and Mattie young and new to a household who fell in love and unable to express it openly. When Ethan and Zeena had first met, "Zeena's volubility was music to his ears" (qtd.in Lauer 29), after his father’s death, his mother fell sick and silent for years.
Dramatic irony is used as the audience know that this is already her second drink therefore contradicting herself. As Blanche also uses the word ‘limit’ this suggests that Blanche has been told in the past to keep to a ‘limit’ , as she even lies to her sister suggesting she cannot control the alcohol problem as she has to lie to those closest to her. However in my opinion it is more than an alcohol problem that has led to her overall downfall. Blanche’s life has always been involved with male influences and in the 1940’s when the play was written men had a huge influence on woman. It’s only in today’s society where woman have finally started to become equal in comparison to the 1940’s play.
Many a man before you, in his dreams, has shared his mother’s bed. Take such things for shadows, nothing at all— Live, Oedipus, as if there’s no tomorrow!” (Meyer 1128). This quote shows both the blindness of Oedipus and Jocasta. Jocasta only believes what she wants to believe. When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that.
“Both Blanche’s drinking and her endless hot baths suggest that she is attempting to wash away her past and emerge through a sort of watery purgatory.” Stanley, Stella’s husband, does not really like Blanche and accuses her of being crazy, which is an accurate description. Blanche even agrees when stating, “I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is 50% illusion.” Early in the book Blanche starts to have an attraction to Mitch, Stanley’s friend. He comforts her when there was an outburst during a poker game with
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).