In Isaac Singer’s “The Washwoman” an elderly washwoman tells the Jewish family which employed her, about the loss of her adult son, not by death, but by the embarrassment of her profession. Lastly, in “The Last Leaf” two young poor artists experience the loss of old Mr. Behrman, a beloved friend, neighbor, and fellow artist, in a very unexpected and moving way. All the authors of these brief stories clearly show the sad but moving theme of the loss of something precious. The story “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, portrays the heartbreaking life of a harpist named Gwilan. When Gwilan’s treasured instrument becomes splinters in a cart crash, she
The dread of the thought of him being killed by Nazi forces is too much for his foster mother, and when combined with her own husband’s recent death, it is what causes her health to decline until her own eventual death. Just weeks before she dies, she writes a heartfelt letter to Catherine, reminiscing the time she spent raising him. She even reassures Catherine that Jerome will return, although it is questionable whether she even believes this herself. Before she dies, Jerome’s foster mother writes, “Some day he will return to you, Catherine dear.
La Inca believes in the fuku, and thinks that their family is cursed. Trujillo and his curse followed the family in the past with some of La Inca’s relatives, and follows them now with her troubled grandson. La Inca takes Beli home from the hospital after her run in with Trujillo’s minions, sad and babyless. La Inca advises Beli that she needs to leave, or she might actually die the next time. “You don’t understand, hija.
Chopin clearly states that women felt that they lost their freedom and that they were just mere prisoners of marriage. Mrs. Mallard’s tragedy is a good example to understand that women were unhappy and depressed, since society forced them to play a secondary role, where happiness and independence cannot be achieved. Kate Chopin, in reality, lost her husband, and perhaps she wrote ‘The Story of an Hour’ to tell that she could not find freedom with her husband’s death, and that the character’s fate was the only possible way to find it, not only for herself but for most women as
Once her father comes in, Juliet attempts to also sever the bond, although he manages to do it all himself, threatening “for my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” if she does not end up marrying Paris. Lastly, and most importantly, Juliet turns away from her closest confidant and friend, the Nurse. Juliet calls her a “damned old lady” and ‘wicked fiend,” stating that “thou and (her) bosom henceforth shall be twain.” Although she says this to herself, in her mind, she is breaking the last of her ties to childhood, she realises she can’t rely on her Nurse anymore. This last step is the final difference, bringing her changing loyalties into light. Juliet clearly demonstrates that they are to her
On her deathbed, Granny Weatherall recalls events from her life, unforgettably, her being jilted on her wedding day. In this story, the theme of rejection and loss is extremely prominent. Granny Weatherall is a depiction of the author’s own personal experience of rejection and loneliness (Baym). She is betrayed early in life but responds to her sorrow by taking action. Rejected at her own wedding, Granny Weatherall defies society’s expectations and finds a new husband who she “wouldn’t have exchanged…for anybody” (Porter 7).
Night Birthday Summary Offred lying on the bed and trembling. She got the flashback again. She thought about her husband again, as she misses him so much. She was frightened and helpless. She started to recall the moment stay with her husband and her daughter, and start to miss the process when she pregnant that her husband takes care of her.
Through the tyrannical words of Joe Starks and the inconsiderate actions of Nanny, Janie in the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is negatively influenced as her actions and thoughts alter her life. The author Zora Neale Hurston conveys the message that people closest to a person’s heart can often hide their true colors and manipulate a person. Nanny, Janie’s grandmother, manipulates Janie to give up on her main aspiration - finding true love. Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences.
Margaret Atwood’s father had died so, she is stuck in it. Father is like a cleat of the house.When her father died her house is like destroyed.Everythings has changed.Her profoundly know that how the feeling that losing something that can not find.It is a worst thing that happen in her life.Her father is a writer and her idol.so her had thinking of write a poem.Because of this dissappointment she begins writing the sad poem.Her love on her father is so brimful,so her poems are full of sadness.For instance “A Sad Child” is the poem that gives the feeling sad and dismal which is tell about waste love that has gone and never come back again.She wrote this poem from her deep of heart.She makes the reader know how many sadness that poem tell about .On the other hand,she tell the reader that sadness is like a happiness.It come and stay in a short time,and go in a early time
Death of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin begins as a heart-wrenching tale about a wife losing her husband to a railroad accident. The main character, Mrs. Mallard, has an awful heart condition, so her family has to be extremely cautious when breaking the horrible news to her. After moments of weeping, she makes her way upstairs where she will go through many emotional changes. The theme of freedom and self-realization is shown through Mrs. Mallard. After dealing with pain for years, she comes to a point of peace, relaxation, and, most importantly, hope.