Although Odysseus was only supposed to be gone two weeks, it still caused worry and concern. Odysseus caused pain by being gone for twenty years. No one in the family knew where Odysseus was. He was assumed to be dead. Him being gone for twenty years, caused Telemachus to have an identity crisis.
The story “Yours” by Mary Robinson is a short story about a married couple spending their Halloween evening together before the death of his young wife. His wife was suffering from cancer. The story starts with Allison, the wife, coming in from getting pumpkins for the evening events with her husband. She walks through their home where she finds the mail. She finds a letter from her husband’s relatives who saying awful things.
“My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises” by Fredrick Backman Like the author’s previous book, “A Man Called Ove”, this book starts with a gloomy background, the protagonist is suffering from her grandmother’s sudden death like how Ove is suffering from his spouse’s death. The protagonist of the book, Elsa, has lost her only companion in life and the pain seems to be immense. She heals back from her tragedies are through the new people, she is almost forced to find during the story, and together they strive to get through their misery. Elsa finds peace by meeting new people by doing the missions- giving out letters to her grandmother’s friends- that she left her. This shows that the young Elsa, a five-year-old, needs guidance to carry
Then her prized harp gets destroyed in the cart accident. Eventually, her husband dies from sickness and she loses her ability to play the harp. Throughout all of that, she carries on. “I thought Torm 's wife was myself, but she was not.” (Leguin) She eventually finds what she looked for all those years, she finds her identity. The gentile Washwoman, one of the main characters in “The Washwoman,” by Isaac Singer, endures a multitude of struggles, but gets back up and continues on.
Examples of this maturation are shown when he explains, "It was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all" (284). Our view of the story changes as well when we notice that Grady 's life of adventure and experiences turns into tragedy and misfortune. His life is more about loss than accomplishment to the point where his life is an ultimate failure. By the conclusion of this story Grady has undergone a complete change. First person point of view used by McCarthy has ended up being a very successful way of telling the story.
Her mother died during the car accident, leaving Sage the only one to survive. By continuing to attend the grief support group for three years shows how she is still stuck in the past. Nonetheless, after listening to the painful history her grandmother has gone through, it changed her way of viewing everything. Despite the pain endured when she was young, she lives a life in which she is proud of. This made Sage understand that the past should not be the reason to live by.
He had lost a lot of money due to a very bad investment. He was 38 years old and couldn’t find a job. Finally all of the problems had affected his marriage. He cried for three to four hours saying that he couldn’t make his wife happy. On May 4, 2004, David left his parents’ house for the last time and took a shot gun with him.
Teens can be influenced by many factors, the most common one being peer influence. Most teens grow up feeling insecure about themselves and try to fit in, this causing them to act a certain way that they aren’t used to. “I was trying to make friends… i didn’t realize it at the time, but it was an initiation into the crew” (Akinsanya). Segun Akinsanya had lost his mother at a young age, eight years old, due to a car accident because of the weather condition leading to killing her instantly. He had moved to a different location with his father and sister and he went to a park to go look for friends.
For Example, although he did talk a bit about missing home, as anyone would, he was able to overcome that obstacle and strive forward towards the next step in reaching Ithaca. However, Penelope is at home and still after 20 years she is grieving for her husband. This is truly shown in “Book 21: The Test of the Bow” when it states that; “Now Penelope sank down… and sobbed and bit her lip and let the salt tears flow” (page 1250; line 16-18). Penelope did this after realizing that her husband has been gone for twenty years and most likely will not return. On the other hand, Odysseus is certain that he will return no matter how hard of a challenge he faces.
(Ahmadzai and Emal 1) When Layla's parent died with her husband she was sentenced or forced to make a promise to spend two years of isolation and solitude mourning, she compromised with the death of a broken heart. Which as previously mentioned she possibly killed the well being of herself through destructive emotions. Shortly after, Munjan died where to next to her. Both motives of death were caused by the irrational feeling of love, of each other. After Layla’s husband died, the reader finds “two more years without her beloved was enough to cause the women to give up on life” (Ahmadzai and Emal 2) This completely proved Layla's desperation.