Throughout Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series, we get to know a lot about the relationships she gets involved in throughout her life. As the reader, some of her relationships made you want to yell at your book, but in some cases, you rooted for the both of them because you hoped she would find love. Over the course of the books, you learn why her relationships failed and how they influenced her and her decisions later on in life. Although you learn early on how independent Maya is, you see her with a variety of men in her life: some for pleasure and others who she really cared for. For example, Maya’s marriage with Tosh was something she didn’t expect to happen or was necessarily looking for, but this failed relationship made a crucial impact on her which led her to the successful life she had later on.
This fear always disturbs Seena and her elder sister. She narrates, “One day the driver of the family where my mom was working and who were instrumental in making my mom sick came to our house, he gave some soft drinks to my mom mixed with drugs. He tried to give this to me and my sister too, but we did not take it. The condition of my mom was very bad that day. We all got very much terrified.
Two which are constant struggles to Nina. When Nina obtains the role of Swan Queen, she is confronted with overbearing pressures and abuse from work and home. This is exactly what kept her vulnerable to these symptoms At home, Nina feels suffocated by her mother. She is overbearing and manipulates her over and over again. Her mother keep control of Nina’s life.
She miserably failed to leave a mark on the lives of the rest of the characters. Although unaware of law, Nora had gone out of her way to support her husband. When she realized that she had just been a pretty doll for her husband, she decided to take a drastic step of walking out of her eight year old marriage. Nora also believed that, to be a good wife and mother, it is important to be a good human being first. In order to be a good human being, she had to come out of her cocoon and have life experience.
Works have several similarities, like the described period of time, family’s financial state, the amount of children and husbands’ drinking issues. They also create a similar feeling of incompleteness, as the author finished both stories on the culmination, and readers do not know how characters will
One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
I won’t have grief so if I can change it. Oh, I won’t, I won’t!” (102-107). Amy was conflicted emotionally by her son’s death that she attempted to seek an escape of her thoughts by visiting others. By doing so, she tried to forget her child’s death and tried to move on with her life like her husband. Amy would then seek out the best of her life to avoid thinking about the grave and her own demise.
Robert leaving puts Edna in disbelief because she depended on Robert’s love to live up to that expectation of the love life she desperately wanted with Robert. This could proves the thesis because it shows that Edna failed to meet her expectation concerning Robert. In addition to Edna finding her selfhood she feels as though her process is now in vain because of Robert leaving her in despair. According to Neal Wyatt’s critical essay “Edna had awakened, found her selfhood only to have that process and victory denied by Robert” (Skaggs). This express how the expectations Edna had for her self-happiness has failed which proves the thesis.
Jaya was mentally dedicated to her husband, and she gave Kamat entirely a different status in her heart, but, Kamat could not realized her feeling towards him like her father. Though some critics opine that Kamat reminded Iaya of her suppressed sexuality, Deshpane, the author herself does not approve the claim. She rather has tried to project a very positive kind of relationship between a man and a woman which is mutually reciprocal, and altruistic in nature. I his relation should be devoid of any sense of carnality. In an interview with Lakhsmi Holmstrom Deshpande
Taking into account that women were denied to think about sexual pleasures, and denied to enjoy life, reduced to boredom and to take care of her husband and her family, Kamala Das tries in her novel to search for this lost identity by telling her sexual and physical encounters with other men and rising the power and the identity of the repressed women. Also, by examining the psychological accomplishments that women suffered in those days, Das deals with the deepest part of the human soul, in her search for truth. The difficult relationship with her husband starts with her relationship with her father since she grew up in an authoritarian family in which her mother had nothing to say and her father made all the decisions. In her try to love and understand her husband, his attitude toward sex –