A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on. Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers.
"The Yellow Wall-Paper" is a short story from the perspective of a woman who has just had her baby and has now moved into a mansion styled home with her husband. Following the birthing, the narrator must get rest and stay away from things that will stimulate her too much according to her husband, John, a Physician. John tries to keep his wife secluded from the other people working at the home and some of the beauties and gardens outside. The room that the two make into theirs is on the third floor of the home in a room that was once used as a nursery. This room has a faded, yellow wallpaper that the narrator becomes unsatisfied with over time along with the other imperfections that the room has due to it being decrepit such as windows that have boarded up.
Phoebe Internal and external In the novel “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech, Phoebe faces internal and external conflict that change Phoebe and her life forever. First Phoebe tries to make up ways that someone forced her Mrs.Winterbottom to leave instead of realizing Mrs.Winterbottom left without telling her or any of her family.Next Phoebe finds her mom and the lunatic kissing on the bench at Mike's school.Finally Mrs.Winterbottom brings mike home and Phoebe finds out she has a half brother. After all the positive and some negative stuff that happen in her family, Phoebe struggles with thinking positively about all the things that has happened to her family. First when Phoebe’s mother leaves unexpectedly one morning, causing internal and external conflicts for Phoebe and her family. In fact, Phoebe makes unrealistic ways why her mother left, then not accepting her mother left because she was not happy with who she was.
David has moved out, leaving his photographs of his daughter in a box in his old house. David dies shortly after absconding from Norah, leaving her alone. Norah decides she’s ready to move out and leave behind her scarred past, which results in her discovery of the photographs. She becomes intrigued by what she’s found and orchestrates a visit from her daughter and the nurse. The repeated use of deception comes to an end at this point, as every lie David had to tell to keep his wife safe had been uncovered and debunked.
Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
It is not a person who likes to eat a lot, prefers to be involved in poetry and painting. Her interaction with her husband and son is very minimal. Write love notes about her husband and son. She sent them notes but she kept physically moving away from them. Here, Godwin writes, "the force of the two joyful notes slipped under her door that evening pressed her into the corner of the little room.
This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness. The play’s final scene has "falling action" as after some weeks of the rape, Stella secretly prepares for Blanche’s departure to a mental asylum and Blanche leaves with the doctor after a minor struggle and after he shows her his kindness and tenderness. Stella’s reaction to Blanche’s condition and her decision to carry on her marriage because she knows that the fact that her husband had raped her sister would destroy a marital relationship on which she depends, constitute the play’s resolution. The play ends with an image of Stella sitting on the porch with her baby in her arms and Stanley comforts her after her sister has just been taken off to the mental asylum (Bloom
One of the scenes from the Iliad where Hector showed love is the scene his wife started having fear for the family for when Hector died. Hector went home to see his wife while they had a break from the war. He found that his wife had headed for the wall where the fighting was to try and find him as she was very upset and she had taken the baby with her.
Walk Two Moons takes its time to show you that Sal's mother died whereas the poem “Missing Mama” is right to the point. One of the feelings that they both go through is not being able to go with their mothers and be with them forever. In Claudia's poem, she writes “The day that you left I just didn't know, That you were going where I couldn't go” They both feel miserable about losing their mothers. Claudia’s feelings towards her mother aren't as deep as Sal’s to her mother. “But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”.
The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment. The fear of abandonment can be described in many different ways. According to a therapist from GoodTherapy.org, “Abandonment is the fear that typically stem from childhood loss, such as the loss of a parent through death or divorce.”(Abandonment) Miss Grierson possesses a severe case, which causes her to have such strong and disturbing actions. GoodTherapy.org claims, “A severe case of abandonment can cause significant impairment, particularly with regard to the development of healthy relationships.”(Abandonment) William Faulkner used this fear to help the reader understand the mental state of Miss Emily. When Ms.Grierson’s father passed away, it was the first time she did not have anyone that she loves around.
After she told the story, I believe Marilla views the girl in an entire different way than she did before. When Marilla first saw Anne, she was surprised as she expected to get a boy. In Scene 2, Marilla states that “She wanted a boy to help Matthew with the farm”. So Marilla houses the girl for the night and the next day she heads to Mrs. Spencer to sort out the mess. This
"(Kaysen 5) The story Girl interrupted starts with Susanna Kaysen, just out of high school and wasn 't having an easy time. She left her boyfriend for her English teacher, who got fired and moved to North Carolina. She had no intentions of going to college. She visited her doctor after trying to commit suicide and he sent her to McLean, a mental hospital famous for the celebrities that have been there and it 's method of treating them. She spent a total of two years in the ward for teenage girls.
Ind shared the situation with her daughter and her 5 children living in her house worsened with kids in the house all day. Ind stated "these kids are destroying my house and taking my nerves" Ind explained her daughter found a job and she hopes she can get a house asap. Ind is also worried about her daughter being engaged in a new romantic relation w/o being divorced. Ind explained her daughter is getting late home and vickie has to take care of the children. Ind disclosed she and her husband Rocky have tried to talk
She begins wandering how they got the house, and why it seemed it had forgotten so long. She was also wandering why her husband picked their room with a yellow wallpaper As their lives moving forward all through their summer vacation, in which her husband was the controller, the mental conflict began. It was like Charlotte versus herself. Charlotte happened to see herself; in which, she have not realize that it was her.
Thematic Essay Cut by Patricia McCormick is based on a girl named Callie. She has family troubles at home with her brother Sam, her mother, and her dad. Callie starts to cut herself, getting instantly addicted because she feels that it ‘relieves her pain’. Her family soon finds out and they send her to a treatment facility named Sea Pines (or Sick Minds as Callie likes to call it), that helps people deal with drug abuses, mental illnesses, and disorders. Callie stops talking when she arrives to Sea Pines, ignoring therapists, her group of girls that she was put in for Sea Pines, and even her family.