Mrs. Hale makes the relation of the bird to Mrs. Wright when she stated, "she was kind of like a bird herself-real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and-fluttery," (Page 755). In a sense, by breaking the bird’s neck Mr. Wright strangled his wife. The bird became a symbolism for Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters felt that Mr. Wright was the murderer for what he did to his wife. From the beginning when the canary is first discovered to the end of the play, the canary symbolizes the life
The women are kept in their domain, the kitchen, throughout the entire story because that is where men believed the women should be. When the county attorney asks the sheriff about any clues that could be in the kitchen he responds with “nothing here but kitchen things.” (p. 187) Although the sheriff claims to need the women’s assistance in finding clues, he completely dismisses the idea that the kitchen could hold any valuable information because it is a women’s place. When the women notice Mrs. Wright’s preserves have burst in the cabinet and then express sorrow for Mrs. Wright the men laugh, and the narrator zooms in on the division between men and women by telling
Ellie’s decisive ability and her morals are thrown into chaos when she arrives at the family house and finds her dogs dead. She remains in a leadership position when she finds the eldest pet still alive and tells the others to help it while she runs inside to see what had happened to her parents. As Ellie wrote after the traumatic incident, “I knew that nothing sp awful could have happened to the dogs unless something more awful could have happened to my parents.” Although she says she had lost all rational thought. She still made good decision when the tragic events that had happened were unravelling before her. “They lay beside their little galvanized iron humpies, flies all over them, oblivious to the last warmth of the sun”.
She told the officer that she was a bad mother and expected to be punished. This crime will unravel the reasons why a loving mother, of five, had drowned all of her children, tangled in issues of depression, religious fanaticism, and psychosis. Why would any mother murder all of her children? When Andrea was brought in for questioning she was asked “who killed your children” and she said “I killed them”. Then she was asked “why did you kill your children” and she replied “because I am a bad mother”.
Death Paragraph quotes: “Writhed” gives the reader the image that she is helplessly struggling like a small animal and compares her to the mouse and dog that Lennie has killed. “Curley came suddenly to life” are the words Steinbeck uses to depict when Curley realizes who has killed his wife. This makes us feel sorry for Curley’s Wife because it suggests that her husband is more excited that he will be able to take his revenge on Lennie than he is upset that his wife is dead. The fact that even her own husband does not show that he misses her to any significance also make us feel sympathetic towards Curely’s Wife because we realize that she will also not be missed by any of the other characters in the book. Never achieving her dreams paragraph quotes: Steinbeck inevitably brings out the reader’s sympathy towards Curley’s Wife when she dies in the book.
They aren't the ones truly responsible for this tragedy, as the true perpetrators are Laura's mother, father and Laura herself. Charlie and Eliza have misplaced guilt for Laura’s death, when in fact, it was not their fault at all. Laura’s death was a suicide. She killed herself, and her hasty actions caused Eliza and Charlie to feel crushing responsibility. Eliza followed her sister to the glade and she saw her rock back from the branch with a rope around her neck.
She is killed by stoning her to death. Tessie Hutchinson becomes the character in the story that has to sacrifice her life in the way of dogmatic and false belief system in the village. As per point of view of the author, Tessie Hutchinson symbolizes the ignorance, tradition, weakness and victim of barbarism in traditional American society. In "Morality and Luck" Henning Jensen while solving the problem of morality in the process of luck says that the problem of dealing with issues of the conflicting intuitions about whether and how the moral blameworthiness changes with luck in cases of sheer negligence. This is just is like repairing
It is during the girls’ searching of the Wright household and their discussions about the Wright family do they discover a possible motive. Mr. Wright was an alright guy for the most part but apparently was very stern, and at times unforgivingly mean to Mrs. Wright. They never had children or company so while Mr. Wright was away Mrs. Wright would be alone and have nothing to do. She had hardly any friends and, to remind her of her choir days, she purchases a small bird to sing throughout the house. Mrs. Hale & Mrs. Peters stumble across an empty birdcage and a dead bird wrapped in silk in a
He murdered his wife, who harbored the love for animals that he once possessed, after she intervened when he tried to murder their second black cat. The first black cat the narrator owned, Pluto, was loved by his owner until alcoholism and possibly rabies caused the narrator’s irritability and change in his once pleasant disposition. He buried his unnamed wife's body behind a brick wall in the cellar of their home. He secured the brick wall with mortar. However, after the police investigated the cellar and were on their way
Mayella Ewell-Victim or Villian In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee portrays Mayella Ewell as a lonely girl who longed for acceptance and love, but is she just an innocent victim of her father, or is she a wolf in sheep’s clothing? One can argue that she is a victim because of her living situation, but one can also argue that she is a villain in the sense that she caused harm to others. In the novel, Mayella did something unacceptable in society: she tempted Tom Robinson, a black man. It is understandable that she was seeking companionship and love. However, when her father caught her in the act, her reaction can not be pardoned.