Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
The fact that she had a son later reveals the unfair gender roles of the child, compared to the idea of if she had a daughter. By choice, the Third Princess became a nun and it’s believed by the Japanese that “a girl might seem to invite bad luck [if] the mother is a nun. But with a boy it makes no difference.” (Tale of Genji, pg. 648) Through superstition, the gender of a child coming into an Aristocratic heritage makes all the difference for the future of the family. A daughter would have had different requirements growing up and it was believed that the family might have been cursed with bad luck because the mother became a Nun.
This also could be used to describe to describe his view on life seeing that he thought people were “boring” if they were just like everyone else and cared about the little details. The author also uses italics to emphasize words like in this sentence: “I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them”. Just as the Salinger used italics for the same purpose, to show how Holden only cared about the main idea, which in this case was his unrealistic role as the “Catcher in the Rye”. Holden seemed to try to get the point of what he was trying to tell his sister while she kept on correcting him. Another strategy used by the author to effectively
In order to express her feminist ideas, Atwood uses criticisms of Offred and Janine’s complacency juxtaposed with positive feminist role models like Moira. When Offred has the affair with the commander, she is helping to sate the loneliness and desires of a man who is part of her oppression. She is therefore partly responsible for her oppression because she is helping her oppressor. As Barbara Ehrenriech¹ said, Offred’s character ‘has sunk too far into the...household she serves’. Although this can be seen as a failure of Atwood to create a strong feminist character, it seems to be more intended as an anti-role model, making Offred’s complicity obviously undesirable.
This informal form of education places constraints upon Jane, as the authority of her aunt and cousins restricts her. Jane is indoctrinated, and is made to feel inferior to the Reed’s. An example of the verbal abuse Jane receives is when John Reed calls her the derogatory name “Rat!” She is extremely class conscious and is constantly reminded of her dependency, this indoctrination makes Jane know her place and her rights. Bronte uses this informal education that Jane endures to convey the harsh treatment that Jane goes through mentally and physically. Jane suffers social exclusion at Gateshead, and is ostracized by the Reed family; this segregation contributes in educating her to become a passive character, as she
The use of embedded dialogue implies the different view on the Leeds accent emphasised in his mother being disgusted with him and believes he was not "brought up to write such mucky books!" As his accent goes against his education. The exclamatory used within the dialogue suggests that she is appalled with the language used. Harrison also uses a sex pun
When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.
It gives an insight about her prejudice attitude; for Charles's mother, the idea that her son might enjoy himself with Smudge is intolerable. As a reference through Charles's eyes, readers watch the tops of lampposts, gray clouds and a leafless tree take on the shape of his mother's large chapeau, as her hat-dominated figure casts a shadow over the boy. It clues his perspective towards his mother’s authority. This proposes the tyrannical impact of his mom on his life. He is not a fond of his mother, as she treats him unfairly.
Kattrin is portrayed as a character that is different from the others, as she is the only character of pure intentions, but all the more, she is disadvantaged and still suffers a similar fate as her siblings, as revealed in proceeding scenes. The “Song of the Great Solus of this Earth” also reveals Brecht’s mockery of the practice of virtues during war, revealing virtues’ fatality to their possessors. In scene 9, the Cook tells Mother Courage that he has a small inn back in Utrecht, where she can join him. However, he also states “if [mother courage] is bringing [Kattrin], it’s all off”, because the “customers don’t like having something like that always before their eyes” (97). Unfortunately, Kattrin hears them, as “[she] has her head out of the back of the wagon” (97), and decides to save her mother the trouble of deciding, and “clambers out of the wagon with a bundle.
In the text we are provided with many feelings, for instance the relationship between the narrator and his mother Kay. The narrator doesn’t like his mother, he think all she says, and has told him is probably bullshit. The conversations between them is awkward, and the narrator think she forces herself, to bright up her voice, and ask about his life, like she forces herself to be a reasonable parent, and the Narrator reply with simple and brief sentences. It’s not only the narrator who hate his mother, it also seems like the mother doesn’t care about him. For instance, she is looking forward to the moment when the narrator can be fending for himself, and when she realize its Saturday she quickly tells him he can’t be in the house because Dan is coming.