In Countdown by Deborah Wiles, the character Franny is shown to be a very round character possessing many different traits. These traits include being observant, over dramatic, and self conscious. Now Franny is very observant as seen by her others doing something very small out of the ordinary and her noticing. So in short, others actions. When her sister Jo Ellen smiled at her brother Drew, she noticed that Jo Ellen smiled at him like she was his mother (73). No one ordinary takes a second glance at their sibling’s smile to note any abnormalities in such an average setting like the dinner table. For Franny to acknowledge that shows that she really pays attention to everything thus making her observant. Now others actions aren’t the only
Throughout the book, Janie has been through many different marriages. With each marriage comes a different way she carries herself. These changes range from her behavior, self confidence, and ideals, to her actual appearance. The way she looked and acted were a direct result of each marriage, whether that be for good or poor reason.
In the novel Fair and Tender Ladies, the character Garnie is one of interest. As a child, he is full of wonder and easily excitable. Garnie is the younger brother of Ivy Rowe, the main protagonist. Garnie is a major character because of how frequently he and Ivy interact and with how she reveals more about her character from talking about him in her letters. When they were little, Garnie refused to play with his sisters Ivy and Silvaney unless he could preach. They would often play funeral and Garnie would deliver a sermon about God. After the family moves to the town of Majestic, Garnie immediately takes a liking to the preacher Sam Russell, as shown by how he goes to get saved on a nightly basis, only to be scolded by Sam for doing so on
Twyla and Roberta are two very different people, but bond in very similar ways. They become friends very suddenly, not because of how old they are, but because both have a mother. Twyla's mom is a dancer, and Roberta's mother is too sick to raise her. They later meet in their twenties in a not so settling way. Twyla had been bussing tables while Roberta had been living large about to meet Jimi Hendrix. Twyla was embarrassed at her long past friend and was ashamed to show herself. Five years later they meet at a grocery store where they both have kids and are settled down. They decided to go vet coffee where it starts off both are different races so they take opposite sides of the debate. Roberta accuses Twyla of abusing one of the girls at the orphanage. Twyla only remembers sitting and watching the girl get abused by other girls, and Roberta's memories start to come back to her. This holds their relationship together for the next five years when
In this novel about identity, we are reminded of how often we see ego, wishes, and desires. The specific mundane details of objects, such as the medicine cabinet, Franny’s purse, and other objects, bring out characterization of both Franny and Zooey. The objects can signify how disorderly and imperfect they both are, but are known to be these “perfect” people because they’re really good at what they do. Also, for how famous they are in their acting careers. Salinger uses objects as a metaphor for an empty devoted life, dedicated to a spiritual meaning.
¨The Joy Luck Club¨ by Amy Tan was an interesting novel. The book consisted of about eight characters, meaning eight different perspectives. Each of which, had a whole chapter or two dedicated to a short story in there life. They tell each other these life stories at a gathering they have every once in awhile to play mah jong. Throughout each story, or chapter, the mothers try to connect more with their daughters, and the daughters try to connect more with their mothers. It makes you wonder how well daughters know their mothers.
To describe Finny, from a Separate Peace, in one word, I would say he’s bewildered. He’s confused and is trying to find ways to block out maliciousness in the world. Finny is ignoring reality to have fun and stay away from everything in the real world. To stay away from reality, Finny goes to places where he can relax and one of those places was the beach. When he went to the beach with Gene, he was very calm and was escaping from the war. On page 47, Gene describes how Finny… “enjoyed himself hugely, he laughed outloud at passing seagulls.” This quote from the book describes how, when Finny was at the beach, he didn’t have a care in the world. He did things that he normally wouldn’t do at Devon or around his other friends. This explains how
In the novel Parrot In The Oven by Victor Martinez, is about a boy named Manny that tries to find what his life is meant to be in the world. Manny is a troubled child that has an abusive dad that only cares about himself. His mom doesn't have time to watch all of Manny’s siblings so his mom only worries about the baby. The things that make my life and Manny’s life relatable is we both struggle with belonging, our dads are not good parents and we have nothing to do with them, and we both want to be honest people.
In the novel, Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman, the main character, Catherine is a 14-year-old girl who lives during the Medieval time period. Catherine’s mother tells her, “You are so much already Little Bird, why not cease your fearful pounding against the bars of your cage and be content.” But Catherine cannot be content because she is facing so many conflicts. For example, Catherine is experiencing multiple conflicts and one of them is that she wants to go ice-skating with Perkin and Gerd the miller’s son, but her mother would not speak of it, so Catherine made her a potion of peony root and oil of roses, then she made a list of things that girls aren’t allowed to do. Another conflict is that Catherine wants to avoid having to sew and embroider, but her brother Edward wants her to write every day to grow less childish, so she and her mother made a bargain, then she may forgo spinning as long as Catherine writes this account for Edward. Catherine also wants to ignore suitors that her father chose to marry her, but they do not meet Catherine’s standards, so she tries to get rid of them any way she can, then her father sends her another one. In addition, Catherine wants to go see a hanging, but her mother would not let her go, so she just went with Gerd anyway, then she was disgusted when she saw the hanging. Then Catherine wants to run away to an abbey, but she is a girl and is stubborn and clever, so she thought about it a little bit more, then decides not to,
In the beginning of the novel, Cole behaves cruelly when he becomes emotional. For example, Cole beats up Peter after Peter has told on Cole for breaking into a store. Another time, Cole hated the stare he was getting, he spit into the wind, were the wind would catch the saliva and carry it back to Edwin. The only reason to why Cole spit cause he hated the stare he was getting and he wanted the saliva to hit Edwin. Whenever, Cole was asked to eat the ingredient separately, he told Gravey it won’t taste good, but you mixed the food together it tastes good. Cole got really mad that he made the food going flying cause how he acted, once he is angry. Cole becomes very angry and he ends up acting very harsh.
The book frames Janie’s awareness of her growth from a young girl to a mature, adult woman: "She thought about herself. Years ago, she had told her girl self to wait for her in the looking glass. It had been a long time since she remembered. Perhaps she'd better look" (83). Her taking that “look”[ing], the act of reflection upon, guides her to take a “careful stock of herself” (83), with her “girl-self” by her side. Janie’s spiritual journey serves as a mental stocktaking in which she realizes the true woman she has become; in spite of the afflicted abuse of her second husband, Jody. This is how Janie understands the concept of self as a transaction and a product that grows physically, and cognitively, over time through experiences with the
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, there are many characters who face different conflicts that they have to overcome, whether it is man vs. man, man vs. self, or man vs. society. One of the characters who faces both internal and external conflicts is Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife is known for being the ideal stereotypical woman; always wears makeup, is always wearing a dress with heels, and is described as a “tart.” Although Curley’s wife has these qualities that may make you think she's just an average woman, she has a many conflicts she faces along with tragic events and isolation.
I believe Ruthie’s vision is ‘20/20’. I think that she is trying to make the journey more pleasant for her and for Bill. As “she [is] from rural Ohio and thrilled to death to be anywhere else,” she uses her imagination. She is “capable of seeing wonderful things.” For example, she says that she sees a Bigfoot when in reality she is seeing reflectors nailed to a tree stump. She is just trying to have fun as she almost never gets to be anywhere else besides rural Ohio. She also proves that she is an observer. On the other hand, Bill is not even paying much attention to what is happening on the sides of the road. “Bill rested his eyes while she cruised along making the occasional announcement…,” this quote proves that Bill is not an observer and
Lastly, Janie is a sexual women who grew up in quality of her nature and studied about sex and love from remaining underneath a pear tree and watching the bees spreading pollen. In this novel, it talks about how the land is not suitable to fulfill her wishes and make Janie pleasant in her marriage. The reader finds out further more of information of how Janie is intimately associated with humor in the way that she tends to counts the time. Janie's awareness is mostly described in ordinary terms. While, She waits a year before she determines that she is no longer happy women in her marriage, but she counts these months in phrase of the seasons: "So Janie waited a bloom time, and a green time and an orange time. But when a the pollen again gilded
“ As I am now, I am no wife for you”(Ibsen 887) This statement is from Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll House, is a play based in 1879, and it sets the tone of the remainder of the story. Ibsen seems to be making a statement that women need to mature and be independent before they have a family of their own. All of the women in this play leave their loved ones behind to gain their independence. Ibsen’s statement and character portrayal helps make Ibsen’s play take on feminist characteristics. Ibsen’s play shows that women must mature and be independent before they are ready to have a family. This is exemplified through Nora, minor characters such as Krogstad’s wife and the Nurse, and Christine. With this being one of the major themes