Riley Chu Slagle English ¾ February 21, 2011 Sheila Mant Essay Although some think they can score a date with an attractive female, they usually do not have a chance at all simply due to them looking straight up ugly. For example, in “The Bass, the river, and Sheila Mant”, Sheila Mant is extremely conceited probably through her beauty which captures the attention of many males or even other females as well. Furthermore, Mant is proven spoiled on account of all the things she says and does not do. Plus, she has too much of a carefree attitude and is too “laid back” since everything she needs always ends up before her. Sheila Mant shows how she is conceited by showing off what other people said to her, especially when the narrator does not seem to care.
When this happens he will do anything to get women`s attention, which leads to him being an extremely disrespectful and impolite teenager who is also very immature. “I started giving the three witches at the next table the eye again”(Salinger 70”). In short, Holden tries to be nice to people of the opposite sex and wants to create friendships, but his immaturity makes him think of women as objects and his disrespect towards others will not help him get through his life. Holden`s communication idealism is first brought forth when he describes his life at Pencey Prep High School. He thinks it is full of phonies, morons and bastards.
Because Pearl is a product of the passion of the adultery that the Puritan community does not accept, she does not follow by its rules and when she is born into the Puritan community she has to make her own laws to follow. This is shown more clearly in the contrast between the solemn, grave Puritan children who reflect the stern countenance of their parents and ostracize Pearl. She is dressed in bright, festive colors that show off her beauty and “fire” (90) while in comparison the other Puritan children are portrayed as drab and “somber” (91). While the children practice the lives
There is no tolerance for romance or voluntary relationships allowed; it is a criminal act. “She had two names for it [making love]. One was ‘Making a baby’ and the other was ‘Our duty to the Party’” (70). The Party creates a very cold society without any desire for love. The protagonist, Winston’s ex-wife is brainwashed by The Party as she is completely loyal to them.
What you don’t know is why. Walcott’s poem gives you the first clue, but from then on you’re in Diaz’ hands. Oscar is a nobody in many ways: an overweight, science-fiction-obsessed black Dominican virgin – and as Diaz makes clear, the virgin part is the real oddity -- making his way through life in the suburbs of Paterson, New Jersey. But leer de nuevo, read it again. He’s Dominican and he’s black; so he’s carrying around in his body layers of stories that make up a nation’s past and present.
She started to notice Jack’s demanding behavior but thought nothing of it. She did her duty and was thrilled when she birthed five children before she was told she could not have any more due to a health reason (which was really the result of Jack’s harsh treatment). As the years passed, Jack became increasingly abusive, hitting not only her but also their children. When they got older, their kids left. One became a nun; another turned to prostitution; two went to jail; and the last died at age seven when a raged Jack threw her off the roof when he was in an uncontrollable rage.
Twins Raeanne and Kaeleigh of Identical escape the sexual abuse of their father and the cold ignorance of their mother through completely different outlets. Raeanne escapes through drugs and sex, all the while craving a perverse affection from her own father; “Kaeleigh closes herself off from Daddy. And I think she’s completely insane. I crave his affection. No one, no one normal, that is, will understand” (19).
Veronica hates the Heathers from the beginning of the film while at first; Cady could not find a reason to hate the Plastics. However, they were both drawn to the idea of popularity. Though there is not much background on what Veronica did or how she joined the Heathers, she later realizes how cruel the Heathers are and she does not want to be part of their group any longer. Since she does not know what to do about her dilemma, she remains stuck, Veronica also refers to her friends as “co-workers [that she has to put up with because] popularity is like a business” (Heathers). When she meets mysterious bad boy Jason Dean she goes on a psychotic mission to end the Heathers.
The relationship between Oluremi Faust, also known as Mimi and the infamous Stevie J is one that has been on the rocks sense the first season. With Stevie J’s continuous infidelity and the lack of support that Stevie j gives Mimi with the up bring of their daughter, it shows society how the African American father is not around and is usually a “rolling stone” for lack of better words. Mimi is constantly at ends with Stevie J and his mistress in an emotional war that often takes her away from being a unstable parent. The show also portrays her as a dependent of Stevie J but Mimi is actually an entrepreneur. This side of her is often lost in the drama of her love life.
Then there is Myrtle who also comes from the low-middle class but her desperation to be rich is so big, she ends up having an affair with Tom. Myrtle seems to distance herself from her morals and values and cheats on her husband for her to be able to have the lifestyle that she wants, if only for a little while. But what she doesn’t realize is that she will never be accepted into the circle of people with money. Tom is only using her to feel powerful and admired by a woman, who is desperate to have him and what he has, which makes him feel better about himself, but that’s something she will never notice, but instead she tries to act