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.
She seems to be insecure also lacking self-confidence and very concerned about what people think or say about her, always seeking other approval. Look like toya thinks she has not made any mistakes because nobody told her otherwise. Toya said she trying to do her best and showed initiative, her professional performance. Toya needs to feel praised from those people around her, why because she doesn’t feel comfortable in her own skin. Maybe at some point in her life she was bullied and that’s why she has her current ways of thinking.
The two don’t exchange any words, but the director hints at a strong connection between the characters. In the book, after Janie is slapped, Janie’s grandmother embraces her and “stood there suffering and loving and weeping internally for the both of them” (Hurston 14). The director portrays their connection well in the film. The grandmother only wants the best for Janie, which is why she doesn’t want her in an insecure relationship with Johnny Taylor. .
However Helga declines this request because she acknowledges the closeness between the story that Eva is to be played in her life and the story of the Ratcatcher. Eva does not understand or is incapable to realize the situation she is in and how this will all change her life. When Helga says “we are forgotten. We are lost. We are destroyed’ cried out all the uncounted blessings” this could be
Katniss hesitates before returning the hug because she does not want to get too attached to her since this will make it harder for her to let her go if she dies. One more part I liked is that the book has extremely exciting parts and some really sad parts about it.
The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death. “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon.” (Line 46, Pg 774). Due to Ismene’s lack of help, Antigone is feeling betrayed by her sister, but will continue on without her. “But as for me, I will bury the brother I love.” (Line 69, Pg 774). Later on when Antigone has buried her brother, Polynieces, she created yet another betrayal; this time on King Creon.
Medea wants to show the Chorus that, although her life is falling apart, she will not act superior to her friends. She proves this by being completely honest with the women on how she feels. Medea later admits, “Unexpected trouble has crushed my soul. It’s over now, I take no joy in life. My friends, I want to die” (226-228).
Jing-mei doesn’t want to change herself just to make her mother happy. “why don’t you like the way iam”(103)Tan understands that jing mei is feed up by her mother telling her what to do and trying to change her. Jimg-mei disrespects her and doesn’t care how her mother feels. She also understands that jing-mei is trying to tell her mom that she can’t be a prodigy. When she tells her reflection in the mirror one night that she will not allow her mother to change her, that she will not try to be what she is not, she will show mother in a strong but negative manner.
Eveline sees the kind of life she is leading from her mother’s unhappiness. This is the reason Eveline wants to break away and be a free woman. However a part of her sees the good in the situation with her family and it is all the good memories she cannot let go of. Eveline is scared to let go. She desires to escape but her weakness to stay with the familiar takes over.
She realizes that Lennie has mental disabilities therefore decides to talk to him because she knows he will stay. Curley’s wife is only trying to find someone who will pay attention to her whether it is someone she really wants to talk to or not. The fact that she goes around searching for anyone makes her look desperate yet no one realizes that she is in desperate need of feeling wanted. In Steinbeck’s Curley’s wife is never called by her name. This symbolizes how she is treated, as if she is worthless and unintelligent.