How does Morrison personify Winter and use metaphors comparing Mr. MacTeer to winter? Give specific examples from the text.
Morrison personifies winter , comparing it to Mr. MacTeer because winter and Mr. MacTeer have some similarities. Like for example, Morrison says in the passage “his forehead is like a cold sweep of erie”, meaning that he’s coldhearted.
How is Pecola harassed by the group of boys? What effect does it have on her? How is this reminiscent of common bullying?
Pecola was harassed by the group of boys when they were shouting at her “black emo, black emo.” That effects her because she already felt bad enough about herself, there was no need for that group of boys to constantly remind her of how ugly she assumed she was. Its reminiscent to common bullying because nobody really understands the emotion that goes through a person’s mind when they are bullied, they get that feeling of being unloved, and unwanted. Anyone who was bullied can relate to Pecola at this point.
Describe Maureen Peal. Comment on her interaction with Pecola.
Maureen Peal was the white, rich , and popular girl in the school. She began being friends with Pecola, however, things didn’t go well. She immediately started becoming mean when they were at the store buying ice cream, when Maureen mentioned how Pecola sees her daddy naked everyday, because the group of boys told her.
Examine Claudia and Freida’s comparison of themselves with Maureen.
Claudia and Freida viewed themselves as pretty white girls with nice hair, and who were rich, which they weren’t. Maureen was all of those things. Claudia and Freida asked themselves about who they really are after seeing a so called, “perfect” girl.
Tell me about MacTeer sisters’ meeting with the prostitutes, how do they react and what does this about them?
There was no major effect on the MacTeer sisters’ meeting the prostitutes because, after they met them they didn’t go near them, they sort of tried ignoring them. They didn’t want to be involved with prostitutes.
Analyze Geraldine and discuss her significance to the story.
Geraldine is the crazy cat lover, who always thinks her cat deserves mProxy-Connection: keep-alive
e love than anyone, including her son. She is also the mother of one of the boys who kept harassing Pecola earlier in the book.
Examine the importance of Geraldine and her relationship with Junior.
Geraldine doesn’t show any type of feeling or emotion towards Junior, she gives him what he wants without saying a word. You can obviously tell she likes her cat more. Junior soon notices it and takes out his anger on Pecola because he is so fed up with Geraldine and the no love she gives him.
How does Junior treat Pecola? How about his mother, how does she treat Pecola? What impact does this have on Pecola?
Junior used to bully Pecola and pick on her at the beginning of the book, but later on he started being polite and nice as if he was trying to become her friend. His mother, Geraldine, addresses Pecola as if she weren’t important, or important to care about that is. This has an impact on Pecola because since she has such low self-esteem, hearing and seeing that nobody really cares about her is upsetting her deep down. She may be hitting rock bottom at this point.