A4. There are a few characteristics that Antonia exhibits that lead to Cather's admiration of her. One of them is Antonia's ability to be a hard worker. For example, after Antonia's father died, she helped her mother and brother work in the fields. One quote that proves this is "If I rode over to see her where she was ploughing, she stopped at the end of the row to chat for a moment, then gripped her plough handles, clicked to her team, and waded on down the furrow, making me feel like she was now grown up and had no time for me". This quote shows that Antonia was growing up and becoming a hard worker in the aftermath of her father's death because she only talked to Jim for a moment before going back to work. Another characteristic that Antonia exhibits that led to Cather's admiration of her is her
The character Madame Defarge plays a role as one of the leading villains in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, whose actions turn out to be one of the major causes of the French Revolution in the book. The main influence of Madame Defarge's hatred is fueled by a self-centered issue that was germinated by another family who happens to be aristocratic. In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Madame Defarge is justified in her hatred against the St. Evremonde family because her sister was raped and her brother was killed by the two patriarchs.
Have you ever been “schooled” before? When you are schooled you learn a lesson often from something you did or forgot to do. Many characters in the novel have been schooled, therefore, the title “Schooled” is appropriate for this novel.
Sue Monk Kidd has introduced very complex, yet simple characters that can be easily related to by many readers of the novel. Rosaleen has a tough exterior, but truly cares for Lily Owens, as T.Ray Owens is unpleasant, and considered to be abusive toward Lily. Further on, we have Zachary Taylor, a handsome, charismatic football player while working for August in her honey house develops feelings for Lily, as there’s June Boatright with a heart of gold, yet is distrusting in regards to Lily at first. These character are just a few of the many that entail the plot, and make them relatable. Although, like I said Sue Monk Kidd has developed many character that we can relate to, I believe I relate to Lily Owens the most in “The Secret Life of Bees.”
Every object that exists in the room starts with a capital letter as the idea of millions of objects existing in the world is inconceivable to Jack. It is evident that the capitalization of each word signifies Jack’s intimate relationship with the objects and even refers to them as ‘he’ and ‘she’. Lise Eliot describes Genie, a child who grew up in captivity, to “Barely be able to walk, could not focus her eyes and was incapable of speaking or understanding language” (Eliot). This is a more severe case of what Jack experiences, but describes how Jack’s confinement and non-existent relationship with society impact his development. Jack’s naïve mind interprets wrongful meanings of inanimate objects deterring his ability to form proper sentences or identify pronouns, just as Genie. In a like manner, since Jack identifies the room as the universe, he is unable to comprehend the difference between reality and television. The television in their room is the only identification of real life but Jack questions, “How can TV be pictures of real things?” (Donoghue 61). He only believes that things inside the room are real as he thinks, “Trees are TV but Plant is real” (Donoghue 63). This exhibits Jack’s uneducated and clueless mindset as he cannot grasp the idea that a television projects images of real things. His absence from society reflects the senseless behavior he possesses. He states that the
In Ray Bury’s novel, the Parlor Wall were used as wall TV’s it had various features to get the attention of the viewer. Scripts for shows were available this allowed them to actually act as a part of the TV story. They had sound systems built in. For example, The parlour, was not for everyone, Montag's friend Faber does not use them. They are not important because this is what goverment uses to control people and tell them what they should and should not do. Also Mildred is addicted to watching television on the walls. The shows that are on the television allow her to play an role in the story, almost like a video game where she is one of the main charcters in there. She spends most of her day watching
While Elyse is running for Explore Leader she has a very strong personalities. Elyse has a lot of traits. A trait that Elyse has is brave. She is brave because people always call her bad words and she has to held it. In Sticks and Stones it shows, ""… because I could already feel the words springing up under my clothes. AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. BRAVE." In other words, some people understand what she is going through, so they are being nice. But some people don't know what she is going through, so they being mean. This quote develops Elyse's character by revealing she can stick on for herself.
The first quote expresses her idea of life, people usually wish for a better life, such as becoming a successful man without worries about money, and a happy family life. However, Elisabeth Elliot choose Jesus Christ to have a better life. She wants to serve everything for Christ and always happy with that choice. Christian can apply what she said in their life as a guide. Having Christ in our soul and mind will bring the truly joy to us and help us to become better. Following Jesus Christ, the role model of God, to live properly in the gift of God.
Annie Sullivan was more than just a teacher to Helen Keller. Annie was Helen's eyes an ears. Without Annie, Helen never would have learned that things have names, or been able to communicate with the outside world. Some people say that teaching Helen was impossible, as none had ever done it before. Annie was a very good teacher for Helen, as Annie was once blind herself, so she understands what it is like not being able to see. Annie uses three things to teach Helen how to communicate with everyone else. Annie has youth, persuasion, and patience.
1. Explore the theme of how Sophie's identity evolves in the novel. The journey to self-discovery is a long and perilous one. Give examples, a few quotes.