H.H Munro’s short story “The Open Window” illustrates that how Vera deceives Frampton when she tells her tall tale about her aunt who waits for the return of her husband and two brothers lost in the marsh. Vera recognizes that Mr. Frampton would be a perfect victim for a little "romance at short notice," and she makes an elaborate story about her aunt's "great tragedy." Moreover Vera doesn’t want that Mr. Frampton settle down in the countryside. In addition, Frampton needs a complete rest without any sort of mental excitement. So that’s why he comes into the country-side.
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.
In this scene, our sympathy for her may disappear, but it helps to bear in mind that her cruelty comes from a places of anger and lonliness. In chapter 5, when confronting Lennie in the barn, Curley's Wife tells her tale of being involved with a man who let her down, waiting for his letters, thinking she has the ability to be a movie star, etc;. However, though my sympathy for her does have a resurgence, it is worth noting that she is confiding in Lennie
After some manipulation on the pot-mender’s part, she gradually drops her façade as a tough farmer’s wife and instead opens up to him. ‘Her face was tight with eagerness’ as she explains to the stranger the process of planting chrysanthemums. Author John Steinbeck has made an unmistakably distinctive relevance towards Elisa Allen and her beloved chrysanthemums. This
She proves how corrupted the Puritan society is. The actions of what they did to her make us feel sympathy towards her, but Hester shows that she is a woman of her words. “It lies not in the pleasure of the magistrates…that should speak a different purport.” (155; ch.14) Even though Chillingworth tells her that they’re thinking about taking the Scarlet Letter off, Hester declines and choose to wear it until it would fall of its own nature. Or until she felt in her heart that it was time. It’s like after a long days of work, when you’re at home and you take those shoes off, you feel this relief and weight taken off from your shoulders.
This is demonstrated in the text “Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignomity in which she was enveloped” (40). The letter might be a sign of sin to Hester and the Puritan village, but Pearl sees it as something else entirely. The scarlet letter is both a part and a connection to her mother, for they both are the physical manifestations of Hester’s wrongdoing. After Hester takes of the letter, Pearl refuses to come to her. She refuses to recognize her mother, only coming to her after the “A” has returned to her mother’s bosom.
The main character, Juliet at first is strong in the beginning. For example this is one of Juliet’s quotes “Dead flesh and sharpened scalpels didn’t bother me. I was my father’s daughter, after all”. My nightmares were made of darker things.” (pg.20) But then she seems to become more of a damsel in distress as the story goes on, which also makes this a gothic novel. An example of Juliet being a damsel in distress would be when she had run away due to finding out her father was
A Good Man Is Hard To Find A Good Man Is Hard To Find, a short story written by Flannery O’Connor, is about a selfish, dishonest woman, who thinks as herself as a superior being. However, in the end, she realizes that she too has faults of her own. The Protagonist of the story is the grandmother. In the beginning of the story, she tries to convince her son Bailey, and his wife, to take their family trip to east Tennessee rather than to go to Florida. The grandmother reads in the newspaper about a convicted killer, The Misfit, who has escaped from the Federal Pen, and is headed towards Florida.
Ethan Frome is a novel written by Edith Wharton, who based the book on experiences in her personal life. In the book, Ethan falls in love with his wife’s niece –Mattie—who has come to take care of his ill wife –Zeena. The feelings between Ethan and Mattie are mutual even though they both know they cannot be together. Many critics have reviewed Ethan Frome as a depressing love story. Samuel Irving Bellman is one among many of the critics who have mixed emotions about the story.
American author Jeanette Wall’s autobiography The Glass Castle examines her surreal family story of extreme poverty and abuse in a detached non-resentful manner that invites the reader to feel emotional on her behalf, thereby creating a strong emotional connection on the part of the reader towards the author’s story. Her non-resentful manner is an echo of her mother’s philosophy “You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.”(p.144) Australian comedian Anh Doh’s autobiography The Happiest Refugee in contrast shows a great amount of emotional expression as he describes the raw emotions felt through every phase of his life. These strongly expressed emotions are made clear in the first paragraph of the text as Anh describes the emotions that were rushing through him on his way to meet his father after being abandoned by him 9 years ago.