She held the children under the water until they stopped fighting. Andrea said she was a bad mother and did not want to raise bad children. She was thinking that she was a bad mom and going to hell, and if she did not kill her children they would end up going to hell too ("Sympathy for the Devil", 2013). The combination of her physiological issues, what she believed religiously, and her actions made behaviors constitute
Humour, puns and allusions are observed in Hornbacher’s memoir as she attempts to bring light to her adversities. “Malnutrition precipitates mania. So does speed. Both were at play here, in large doses.” Hornbacher’s attempts at humouring her depressions are often disturbing and shocking to the audience, but also inform them of the tragedies and consequences of anorexia and bulimia. Hornbacher has omitted photographs from her biography, perhaps due to the fact she was ill. To imitate feelings and memories through images of the past may possibly trigger her eating disorder and depressive states, or that of a recovering reader.
Gender roles within ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ Characteristics: * Miss Merriweather expresses her racist views at the missionary tea * “Just ruins you day to have one of ‘em in the kitchen.” – Mrs Merriweather (p. 256) * Proves that Mrs Merriweather is racist and doesn’t like black people * She is a typical woman of Maycomb * Jem states he is a gentleman like his father * “Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!” (p. 109) * Scout is a tomboy * “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches: when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants.” (p. 90) * “I would fight anyone from a third cousin tooth and nail. Francis Hancock, for example, knew that.” (p. 99) * Tom Robinson is feminine (soft, gentle personality) * “And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white women has had to put his word against two white people’s.” (p. 225) * Aunt Alexandra exaggerates how to be a lady to Scout * “Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add- A-Pearl necklace she gave me.” (p. 90) * This quote indicates how Aunt Alexandra believes all young ladies should act. * “She asked me to tell you you must try to behave like the little lady and gentleman that you are.” (p. 147) * This quote tells us more of Aunt Alexandra’s character * Atticus is the provider of the family and is a good father * Atticus has different values on how to treat children * “Jack! When a child asks you something, answer him…” (p.97) * “This was not my father.
“Applying aversive psychological tactics in a random and variable manner together with some periods of withdrawal of the aversive stimuli and substitution of pleasure or loving behavior is known to create psychological dependency, learned helplessness, or other deleterious conditions for victims” (Walker 145). Battered women cry and start to lose respect for the abuser. The woman will feel guilty all the time. It can provoke a woman to feel ashamed and she would have low self-esteem. Women who are battered can develop mental trauma.
There are many characters and groups that are stereotyped in To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the groups that are stereotyped is the women of Maycomb County. The women in this novel are great examples of stereotypical roles women play in a man's world. Scout's observation of the ladies of Maycomb is, “Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of them.” (234) The ladies in Maycomb who are members of the missionary circle is a stereotypical role for women. They sit around and have a business meeting that involves the discussing of the
This is based on lack of females in her life. Many elders in town are now upset because it is not proper for young ladies to participate in boy activities. The second section is where we learn about Scout, her thoughts, and her judgments on the actions that occur in the novel. Tom’s trial also occurs in this part of the novel and is considered the climax of the story. The trial suggesting Tom’s raping of a young woman is a taboo in southern society.
The wife from “The Yellow Wallpaper” is obviously mentally ill. She might suffer from depression, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder, but we are never for sure. Throughout this literary work, the wife is shuffled around and not given much freedom. Her husband, a doctor, advises her of what to do and what not to do. For the majority of the piece, the wife is stuck in a room consisting of few objects and horrendously disturbing yellow wallpaper. Not only does her husband manipulate her into staying in bed and thinking she is completely helpless and ill, but the yellow wallpaper also manipulates her into having strange thoughts.
I would start crying and start moving around. The nurses would hold me down and the doctor would give me a shot and after that I would be so mad with my mom for letting them give me a shot. The way I would act I can relate to “Mary Ainsworth”, to her Ambivalent Attachment Pattern, is a style of attachment in which children display a combination of positive and negative reaction to their mothers: they show great distress when the mother leaves, but upon her return they may simultaneously seek close contact but also hit her or kick her (Development Across the Life Span, R.S.P, 2011). As soon as my mom would try to get close to me I would hit her n be so angry with her. I didn’t stop being afraid of them until I was about 7 years old.
This poem expresses the pain and sorrow of a battle that someone is fighting against themselves. Someone who is tore between her aging self and her youth. The woman knows that she is no longer a child but she’s having a hard time letting that part of her go because she feels that her youth is the only good thing about her. “Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon,” indicates that the woman turns to those who only throw lies at her, the lies that she wants to hear. Candles and the moon don’t swallow the image of what stands before them yet they reflect off a brightness, a lying goodness.
Some people go through self-destruction much harder than others, which is why the authors of the novels and other works are so realistic when it comes to the topic. Laurie Halse Anderson speaks of self-destruction through a wide range of emotions. The views and opinions on this subject are very widely looked into right now, making Laurie Halse Anderson express her feelings into the characters, which makes her novels realistic. In our generation, many people are harming and abusing their bodies and emotional state of mind in order to relieve the "pain". Most people feel that this is the only release they can receive if they're going through a rough time.