In “Everything That Rises Must Converge” written by Flannery O’Connor, the characters Julian and his mother, referred to only as “Julian’s Mother”, maintain an intricate and rather deleterious relationship. Their conflicting views regarding race issues are the ultimate dividers in their relationship. This dissension places a large strain on nearly all of their interactions. Julian is irritated by his mother and treats her with enmity, while his mother is tolerant of his temper. Their relationship heavily affects both characters and carries a strong significance in each others lives.
Mate is saddened to see the woman Papa was having an affair with and his other four daughters at his funeral. This heartbreaking event caused Mate to develop an indecisive behavior about intimacy. Meryn Callander, author of Why Dads Leave and After His Affair, says, “most children are badly hurt by a parent’s infidelity because, like the betrayed parent, they feel betrayed [...] [and] often react with intense feelings of [...] sadness and confusion. They may act out, regress, or withdraw” (Callander). Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother.
To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes pathos throughout his writing to imprint the importance of individual conscience into the reader 's mind. Hawthorne begins the book by having the reader pity the main character, Hester Prynne, as she is a young, husbandless, mother in a society that shames her for her unfortunate circumstances: “haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn and trample upon” (Hawthorne, 53). The consistent misfortune of Prynne evokes emotion in the reader and stresses the weight of her decisions. Prynne manages her way through such a hostile society -“Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly on your bosom” (Hawthorne, 188)- in a way that is metaphorically applicable to the real world, allowing the reader to truly connect and understand the character for who they are. This connection adheres with the reader, whether it be conscious or not, and affects their day to day life, changing how readers view situations given to them ranging in
He learns about this through his mother who is an addict to it. He thinks that taking soma is a sin itself and tells his mother to stop. He slowly sees the darkness of the world he has been shown and is losing his innocent self. While morning the death of his mother some children make fun of him it is said that, “They had mocked him through his misery and remorse, mocked him with how hideous a note of cynical derision! Fiendishly laughing, they had insisted on the low squalor, the nauseous ugliness of the nightmare.” (Huxley 184).
In the short story “Popular Mechanics” the author displays symbolization through the conflicts a family faces when going through a rough time. Throughout the story we are faced with many conflicts that lead into one big argument, these controversies arise when a simple argument leads to a physical dispute that causes a life to be endangered. The story starts as the woman exclaims at the man that she is glad he is leaving and shames him for the person he is until she remembers of her baby and quickly rushes to it. The main argument occurs as the man and woman are fighting over who gets the baby, the argument becomes much too heated and the life of the baby is accidentally taken because of a brawl that occurs during the situation. From the story,
His mother in London is depicted as the antagonist who causes him pain as she believes he needs to be punished for his many sins, which consequently seems to relate to her own mental issues. On the country side, where Willie has evacuated lives Mr. Tom Oakley as well as the other evacuee Zack. They
Esch’s misery slowly develops into anger that climaxes when she tells Manny he is the father of her child. Unsurprisingly, he denies the possibility and she is “on him like China…. This is Medea wielding the knife. This is Medea cutting” (Ward 203-204). Furious and depressed, like her Greek idol, Esch’s heartbreak culminates in bloodshed.
Instead of the conflict of the story being between a husband and wife, the conflict is between a mother and a daughter. In the beginning of the story, we can see the obvious conflict between the two. The mother is what one might consider to be strict or abusive or maybe even just tough love. Many times, throughout the story, the mother is said to have hit or choked her daughter. Because of this, the daughter has turned into a disobedient girl and will do anything to go against the wishes of her mother.
Brabantio is hurt, his daughter is left him without him even knowing it, and Brabantio is angry with Othello and tells him that his new wife will leave him as well. I have seen movies where the father is unhappy and distraught to see the man his daughter has chosen to be with. The next part of jealousy we see is right at the end of act I.III, when Iago begins to speak to himself and goes on to say why he truly hates Othello. “I hate the moor,/ and it is thought abroad, that
Additionally, Pygmalion’s great-granddaughter is Myrrha, who then lusts after her own father (and Pygmalion’s grandson). Fatum comes into play, suggesting maybe perversion begets perversion and so his line is punished in the long run. Plus, Myrrha and her terrible lust for her father mirrors Pygmalion’s contradictory hatred and desire for women; she cannot relate normally to her father, ending up hating herself and her feelings, while still wanting him at
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate. After that Rosemary turned into the widow in distress because V killed her husband and which caused her to be distraught because she really loved him. Mrs. Almond didn’t have a job and she didn’t have any
In Lisa Wingate’s A Month of Summer, the protagonist illustrates the theme “the heart is often clouded by the past, unwilling to forget”. Rebecca Macklin is untrusting of others ,finding men despicable because of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was a child. Guided by this experience she grows up believing that all men are unfaithful and insensitive. Rebecca is a forty-five year old woman often skeptical of relationships and cynical of men. She lived thirty years of her life hating her father due to him choosing another woman over her family and leaving them.
Throughout the novel A Secret Kept, character’s attitudes change with discounted memories. When Antoine’s mother passes away their family loses bonds with each other and must lock up their painful feelings. Antoine reveals, “I remembered after my mother’s death, how he clammed up, how the tender kisses stopped, how he became demanding, inflexible, how he criticized, how he judged, how he made me feel wretched” (286). Hiding such an unbearable experience only allowed it to grow bigger. His inner pain demolishes the happiness he once had and changes his personality entirely.