Thus, Pearl’s existence gives her mother reason to live, bolstering her spirits when she is tempted to give up; acting as a hero who constantly saves her mother from the tortures of Puritan society. However, Pearl also acts as a constant remaindered to her mother of her inescapable sin, and therefore can also be seen as a non-heroic character. Throughout the novel Pearl constantly defends her mother when people of their community are threatening her. When Hester and Pearl are attacked by a group of children, who try to fling mud at them Pearl becomes angry. She frightens the children off and she throws rocks at them.
Steinbeck portrays Curley's wife at the beginning of the novel as a tramp, a tart that threatens to destroy any male on the ranch. However, her appearances later in the novel that show her to have a more vulnerable, humane side change that. For example, the scene when she confronts Lennie, Candy and Crooks in the stables (109-114) shows her from a completely different perspective. It suggests that she is not entirely malevolent and can be considered innocent, however ultimately she does bring about her own doom. Curley's wife is an insecure, misunderstood and lonely woman caught in a tragic situation.
Each role adds a different element and is essential to the telling of the story. Mothers portrayed in this poem are seen as givers of “pity and sorrow” rather than true supporters of their sons and husbands when in war. “She is too wise, /too clear-eyed, sees alternatives too well, /Penelope, Ikarious daughter--/that young bride whom we left behind” (Homer 199 519-22). In this scene Odysseus sees the soul of Agamemnon in Hedes the underworld; Agamemnon was murdered by his own wife Clytemnestra. He tries to warn Odysseus, he says women are no longer faithful.
When they laugh at her warnings and she gets upset, Minerva says, "Come on, Dede. Think how sorry you'd be if something should happen to us and you didn't say goodbye." But before they leave, she cries out her real fear: "I don't want to have to live without you." The reader knows that is her fate exactly: to live after her sisters die as martyrs, and thus to tell their story. Another instance of foreshadowing occurs after Tio Pepe reports what Trujillo said at the gathering at the mayor's house.
Ms. Johnson looks at Maggie and takes the quilts from Dee’s hands. The main character of the story is Ms. Johnson because she is the one who is tested by the story’s events. She is tested when her daughter Dee asks if she can keep the quilts that were handmade by her grandmother. Just then Ms. Johnson realizes how different her two daughters are. Dee is selfish, snobby, and mean.
Throughout the story, we constantly hear of the grandmother’s judgmental views of the misfit. However, when she is faced with her death in the end, her hypocritical side shines through. She tells the Misfit that they are in the same category; that they are both good people. The grandmother, in her way of pleading, tries to convince the Misfit that he is indeed a “good man” even though she thought of him as a terrible person before he held her life in his
Her fading youth only makes her more desperate for attention for herself and her daughter. Amanda makes sacrifices for her children as well as nagging them into oblivion: “Ella Cartwright! This is Amanda Wingfield! How are you, honey? How is that kidney condition….Horrors….You’re a christian martyr…” (Williams pg 1979).
Instead of acting in a mature manner like an adult, she becomes hysterical and exaggerates, “...now here’s Mr. Bennet gone away, and I know he will fight Wickham, wherever he meets him, and then he will be killed, and what is to become of us all?” (192). The fact that she questions the fate of her family if anything should happen to her husband implies that even she is aware of her insufficient mothering. Additionally, her ability to ignore the real issues and magnify the trivial ones, as aforementioned, further glorifies her foolish character and ability to make
Gwen is also in a very irrational nation as she came from a poor and always is stressed. Her bad temper has led her to her own distinctive world. In the play, Away, Gwen is very stereotyping against Tom and had called him ‘Motorbikes, Tattoos, Drinks. A sad dirty life’ .She calls him this because he is from a very country family but Meg only thinks of Tom as a friend and due to Gwen’s negative opinion towards Tom creates a barrier between the mother and daughter. During Act I, Scene 2, Gwen asks for a ‘Bex’ which is a medicine like panadol and the Bex symbolises her domestic world by only more wealthy people are able to use Bex.
This exaggerates his hate for his mother even more as Hooper is Kingshaw’s worst enemy, this suggests that Kingshaw’s worst relationship is with his mother, potentially implying she is the reason for his death. Hill presents this relationship as she does to imply that feelings in a relationship are not always as they seem, even relationships that are generically meant to be great do not always work . Mr Hooper and Ms Helena Kingshaw’s relationship is seen as one of the few seemingly developing ones throughout the novel. However, both of the character’s are seen to have very different views on the