ZZ Packer displays the black Girl Scout troops hidden racial hatred for white people through ironic humor. She conveys hidden philosophical messages to the reader through her text. While explaining the importance of a secret meeting, she also went on about the meaning of a secret saying, “A secret meant nothing; it was like gossip: just a bit of unpleasant knowledge about someone who happened to be someone other than yourself” (pg 9). This is an effective use of dramatic irony because the definition Packer provides for “gossip” is the basis of the entire story. The black Girl Scout troop creates the lie that one of the white Girl Scouts used the racial slur “nigger” and this drives the rest of
In The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison shows how Pecola, a poor black girl who believes she is ugly because she and her community base their ideals of beauty on "whiteness" giving up and not trying hard for her wish of the bluest eyes. Love is as good as you make it. The quote that relates to this is “Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, and stupid people love stupidly” (Pg.47, Morrison). This quote is significant because Cholly Pocola’s abusive father, an alcoholic man who rapes his daughter at the end of the novel which is the climax of the book.
Abigail is truly insane in this play. She is insanely infatuated with John Proctor a married man. Everything she does is for the purpose that one day she might be with John Proctor. So because of this she throws herself at John every opportunity that she got. Like a normal man that has an immensely gorgeous girl in her late teens thrown at you, John Proctor fell in sin and committed adultery and had sexual relations with Abigail.
Being Jesse is no longer a game, it has become her life. She talks and walks like a white girl, forgetting all that she came from. To Jesse the childhood language of Elemeno is gibberish, the dead Jewish father is more real than the black faded one. Worst of all, Jesse laughs at the expense of black people. Even though, inside, Birdie is shouting in protest, Jesse stays silent while her friends criticize and make fun of black people.
The whole thing takes place just for Delia’s submissiveness. If Delia has been audacious from earlier the whole situation would not take place. At the end Delia needs to use violence to get rid from her cruel husband. Delia, who really cares for her beloved husband, finally lets the snake free in the house for Sykes and when Sykes lastly screams when the snake assails him, Delia does not pay any attention of his screaming. One of Hurston's central preoccupations in "Sweat" is the problem of oppression within the black community.
Celie begins to fall in love with Shug Avery Mr.____'s mistress who is known as the towns whore while this happens Mr._____'s eldest son Harpo falls in love with Sofia. Sofia is a headstrong female who Harpo marries, but she ends up beaten and put in jail after punching the
O'Neal has set her hair on fire by page 20, "A Paper Life" does not have an overwrought tone. It prefers understatement, as in an episode when 5-year-old Tatum fights with her mother's 15-year-old boyfriend and throws up after sneaking sips of the adults' beer. She passes out and wakes up on the bathroom floor. "But at least the floor felt cool," she points out. As some combination of Ms. O'Neal and Ms. Petrini writes, in the synthetic-sounding first person: "I loved my big, handsome daddy and thought if I stopped sucking my thumb, that would prove it.
The dastardliest villain in the story Hilly, the influential women president of the Jackson Junior league, who is also a representative of the hypocritical racists, almost succeeds in implementing the idea of building separate bathroom for black maids because she convinces her friends that they carry diseases. Aibileen’s infuriated comment in the novel, “ I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl hear me that dirty ain’t color, disease ain’t the negro side of town”(7,80), shows the anger and bitter feeling inside all black people’s
Somehow, Celie is even less than that. Her life is a story outlined by alienation: “you black, you ugly, and you a woman; who would ever want you?” In this novel Alice Walker illustrates through character development and structure the alienation that occurs when a person is forced to believe that they are “less than” and is unable to communicate with the outside world. Alice Walker has some personal experience with the subject of alienation. At eight years old she suffered a traumatic accident where her brother blinded her right eye with an air rifle. This accident caused Alice to transform from the happy, self-confident eight year old she was into an isolated depressed adolescent who retreated into reading stories and writing poems as an outlet.
The Journey of Self Loathing It is hard to imagine what life would be like to constantly hate and be hated for something that cannot change; unfortunately this is how Pecola Breedlove must live every day of her life. The Bluest Eye, written by Toni Morrison, is based on the lives of young black girls in 1941. In the girl’s society only white is beautiful and the closer someone is to white, the closer he or she is to perfection. Pecola and her friend, Claudia, are persistently ridiculed by their society for their blackness. Claudia does not want to believe that she is not beautiful the way she is while Pecola wants to become beautiful by becoming white.