1. "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." (528) After encountering Max being forced on the way to a concentration camp, Liesel becomes hopeless of the written word, seeing Hitler's words as the source of her suffering. Ilsa Hermann gives her a blank book and encourages her to write hoping she will. While then, Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace.
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.
This idea that the innocent always suffer, is actually a false statement. In reality, those who suffer are actually the guilty. In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, attempts to show this to the reader. Throughout this novel, there are multiple examples of characters who suffer including Curley, his wife, and Lennie; however, these three characters are all guilty and
Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery Shirley Jackson’s writing style brings fear upon her readers by mixing real life with fantasy. Jackson’s split lifestyle (mother and writer) supplies the basis for her fiction and horror stories. My main point is that Shirley Jackson uses her popular horror stories, specifically “The Lottery” to dramatize the everyday hypocrisy in a way to capture the attention of society. This is explained in the story “The Lottery”, the alliteration and theme of “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson’s life, and the parallelism between Jackson and a character from “The Lottery” (SparkNotes). Initially, in “The Lottery” it is their tradition for the villagers of a small town to gather together for the town lottery where every family draws a slip of paper from a black box.
The poem “Witches’ Winter” and the book “The Crucible” illustrate the life in the Old England. In stanza five, the poem showed how the cold and wintry life which the main character Abigail William was suffering. She was tired and abhorred the world she was born into, she had to constrain herself from happiness and joy. Once she tasted the joy of the forbiddance, it only increased her hatred to the cold world: “I taste dried blood on my lips. Better not to have tasted anything, not to have lived through the first winter when Reverend and my father broke chunks of ice into my Christening bowl.” This strongly indicated Abigail’s loathing, and the reason of her revolt against the old restrained law as showed in the book.
All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’. Her dreadful frustration at being like this is made obvious when she is speaking to Lennie in the barn. Steinbeck writes; ‘And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.’ The word ‘tumbled’ is used to suggest how desperately she needs to talk to someone. The word ‘passion’ is used to suggest the strong powerful need that she has to communicate how she feels to Lennie and it also stresses her impulsive nature. So far in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley’s wife has been presented in a negative way, in section 5 Steinbeck shows another side of her which has compassion and caring
The composition is about two sisters 'one who falls and the other who saves'. Laura becomes addicted to some poisoned fruits offered by obscure creatures, the goblins, and soon she will get sick and hopeless about her future. Lizzie, her sister, deceiving the evil supernatural beings will redeem her. It's very important for us to know something about Rossetti's background before talking about different interpretations of her work. First of all we need to consider the debate about religious practice and the importance of religion for Christina: 'Religion played a major role in the formation of Rossetti as an individual, and it is oftentimes reﬂected in her poetry.
Three main characters, Jean Louise Scout Finch, her lawyer father Atticus, and her older brother Jem encounter prejudice, hypocrisy and other evils in Alabama during the 1930’s. Several characters in this novel help Scout and Jem understand courage as a reoccurring theme to the plot, with each example a different exploration of the moral nature of human beings. Consider Mrs. Dubose an elderly ill-tempered racist woman with a hearty morphine addiction. In order to go to town, the children had to pass her house, unless wanting to walk a mile out of the way. Strolling home from town one afternoon, a verbal dispute ensued with Mrs. Dubose.
‘Elm’ finished with the disturbing line “That kill, that kill, that kill”We can see through her callous honesty and the unsettling atmosphere that she is tormented when she says “Till your head is a stone, your pillow a little turf”. Here, she is using an image of a grave and this sense of mortality is extremely personal, many poets wouldn't write about such agitated thoughts. Her startling honesty is seen when she says “I am terrified by this dark thing”. Plath is afraid, she is desperate and she is reaching out to her readers, begging for help. Her use of words in ‘Elm’ is also interesting.