Spring Awakening Character Analysis Communication 5500G April 25, 2013 Wendla was very naïve. She was more of the baby of the group. She still likes to play dress up. Her mother was very overbearing and seemed to hinder her from actually finding herself, even though she was , indeed, very curious. She also experienced a lot of mental abuse from her mom, who seemed to cut her down more than anything.
Confidence is Key “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot“ (Roosevelt). The former first lady explains that people gain confidence by the experiences they travel through and to use more confidence, people must accomplish goals they have never thought to achieve. In the novel, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, a vulnerable, uneducated southern teenager, Celie, is being abused and feels she has no voice. Her only love is for her younger sister, Nettie, and their bond of sisterhood is eternal. Their father sells Celie, and the sisters are separated to grow up into two completely difference worlds.
Many characters show extraordinary strength in times of great difficulty. For instance, Anna has been raised in “a joyless place”, living in fear as she “waited for Josiah’s fist to fall,” lost her “greatest part of what she had to lose” when her children died, and ultimately overcomes her dependency on “poppy-induced serenity.” Her strength enabled her to do this because she is able to build up the courage to overpass these horrific events unlike many characters that have a tendency to lack in this theme of strength. Anna readily admits her fears, “I turned pale” however, she still agrees to deliver Mary Daniel’s baby. In the end, Anna realises that, “where Michael Mompellion had been broken” she “had been tampered and made strong.” She emancipates herself and finds new direction for herself and her daughters “I was meant to go on… living my life amongst wonders.” In contrast, Josiah Bont also faced a tough upbringing at sea and the loss of family members, however his lack of strength caused him to sink below the horror endured when he “tries to kill Unwin in his sleep this night,” and steals many valuables from the sick and deceased. Anna’s strength enables her to rise and evolve, but
Her sense of not belonging makes her feel rejected by her own peers. Marguerite’s only way to escape from the torture she lives with day after day is to imagine her life as a “... sweet little white girl who [is] everybody’s dream of what [is] right in the world” (). Although Maya’s childhood is filled with embarrassment and shame, she learns from her grandmother that a strong woman should never settle for less. Though Marguerite has difficulties in her childhood, she considers her Momma a role model in her life. Her grandmother is constantly faced with racism and because of that she has learned that dignity is more valuable than anything.
Her intentions may be pure as she wants the best for Phoebe, but it doesn’t deny the fact that she’s also doing that for her own self preservation. Secrets that are kept for one’s own, selfish intention cause pain to other, no matter who they are. A different time secrets caused pain to others was when David comes back after days of being away with a pregnant girl named Rosemary. When Paul’s trying to convince his mother to let him stay home from school he describes her as talking calmly and with red eyes from crying (276). Norah is obviously hurt that David has come back with a pregnant girl as she assumes that Rosemary’s pregnant with David’s child.
At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone. In Morrison’s Sula, the mother’s emotional and nurturing detachment from the daughters through generations helps all of them create a female-self identity. This lack of nurture may be a direct result of the maternal figure's focus on survival, as Eva can't take time to show love for her children but is able to sacrifice a leg to ensure physical endurance. In her mind these acts confess her love for them while in Hanna's head, the emotional connection that she needs from her mother is not present. As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother.
Hester’s pain at her alienation is apparent in the devotion she holds towards her daughter Pearl, her (and Pearl’s) only company. “But she named the infant ‘Pearl’, as being of great price – purchased with all she had – her mother’s only treasure!” (Hawthorne 83). Their relationship is a tenuous one, but Hester’s maternal bond to her daughter helps her cope with alienation. Through Pearl, Hester learns some measure of empathy again and finds comfort in the fact that someone will accept her for who she is. Pearl does exactly that and more; she intuits the “inner sinfulness” that Hester holds in her heart and displays on her breast, and accepts Hester.
But now Kate’s condition is becoming worse. Her kidneys are failing. Her mother wants Anna to donate one her kidneys to her sister, and gives proxy consent for it. But Anna refuses to oblige. What follows is a complex story of human emotions, relations, freedom and frustrations.
In the first scene of the play, she tells her sister to talk while she looks around for some liquor, even though she already knows where it is because she helped herself to some earlier while waiting for her sister to arrive. Her sister Stella notices how nervous she is, and how her hands are shaking. Blanche tries to cover up her problem saying “Now don’t get worried, your sister hasn’t turned into a drunkard, she’s just all shaken up and hot and tired and dirty” (Williams 1.27)! She doesn’t want her sister Stella to think she has turned into a drunk, even though she has. Blanch lost her husband when she was very young.
Helen Burns is Jane’s her only friend at Lowood who she becomes increasingly close to. They educate each other about life and religion. Helen state “Jane you are too impulsive, you think too much of others”, this demonstrates to the reader Jane’s need to please and desire to sacrifice for what is good. Both Jane and Helen value the friendship they share, to show this Jane sacrifices herself in front of the whole school to save Helen from humiliation and