In the poem “forgiving my father”, Lucille Clifton writes of a young daughter reminiscing about her father’s recent death. The daughter talks about it being Friday, it being payday. She discusses her father and how he owed her and her dead mother money when really they just wanted him to be present. The daughter feels she has had no time with her father and she resents him for it. He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain.
Yonge to Her Husband,” Mary Wortley Montagu discuses marriage and adultery. Montagu is facing major issues with her husband. She is married but she has an affair with someone else same as her husband they both cheating on each other, but she is the one who is facing the situation and got the punishment. She wrote this letter to show how unfair it is for her to be treated this way and she is saying one of the reasons when she wrote at the poem: “Think not this paper comes with vain pretense/To move your pity, or to mourn the ‘offense” (1-2). We understand her absence of choices: grieving, not able to discover any solution.
The memoir Brother, I’m Dying, written by Edwidge Danticat, displays Danticat’s biological father and uncle Joseph Ewidge’s lifestyles and stories. Uncle Joseph acts as a father figure to her when she and Bob were left in Haiti without their parents, while his brother Mira and his wife immigrate to the United States believing it was a safer environment. However, in the memoir Brother, I’m Dying, when the children are separated from their parents they tend to grow attachments to other adults, attempts to connect to their parents, and have various standing on communication. Children grow attached to other adults in their lives to replace a missing component in their lives such as an absent parent. Within the memoir when Edwidge and Bob immigrate
We were a middle-class family. My parents used to struggle a lot to feed us and educate us. It was hard for them for raise three children. I and my sister had similar thinking but my brother was totally opposite than us. I am still concerned about how he could be so different than us.
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.
Imagine a childhood being so traumatizing that it follows you into adulthood and affects your life decisions. In Sylvia Plath's poem “Daddy,” the speaker is talking about her father in an obsessive way. She is an adult looking back at her childhood and remembering all the bad things that her father has done in her life. Plath uses allusions to the historical events of the holocaust, show her victimization she felt, allusions to Greek Mythology, showing misplaced adoration from seeing him as a god and allusions to vampirism and voodoo dolls infer her vengefulness against her father. Vampirism and voodoo dolls are forms of pulp fiction and witchcraft.
“The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” is a Russian folktale retold by Leo Tolstoy. We read in class about a grandfather being treated poorly by his son and his son’s wife. In the the poem, “Abuelito Who”, by Sandra Cisneros, talks about a grandfather that is loving and caring and would always play with his granddaughter, the speaker. Then the grandfather became sick and his granddaughter is bored because he can’t play with her. Each story tells about a grandfather that has different families that treat them differently.
The drama directed by David Frankel tells us a story about a father in a grief, who has lost his six-year-old daughter and struggles to be back to normal life. Since the death of his daughter he becomes deep depressed, does not react on real world and refuses to work. His creative ideas and a secret of the agency success were reaching people out through love, time and death. The tragedy has caused him to write letters to them. At the time the agency was about to fail, his colleagues decided to intercept the letters and hired actors to cast as Love(Keira Knightley),Time(Jacob Latimore) and Death(Helen Mirren) to talk to him.
Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely. Curley 's wife eventually seeks attention by going to Lennie, which leads to the cause of her death. Steinbeck 's use of the theme of loneliness to show that people need to interact with others and that loneliness can affect people of all types. One character that faces lots of loneliness is Curley 's wife because of the fact that she gave up on her dream of becoming a actor. As a result Curley 's wife went looking for a rich young man.
In Wilmer Mills’ poem Diary Of A Piano Tuner’s Wife, a woman who is married to a retired veteran who feels trapped in her husband's actions how sick and tired she is of him and his way of life. The Poet expresses how terrified the woman is when it comes to her looking for a change and how she plans to let her husband be. The woman yearns for independence
For instance, in both stories the characters are abandoned. In The Shawl a young boy is abandoned by his mother who no longer wishes to be with his father. In the process his older sister gets killed and is then told that his mother was the one to blame. This affected the boy highly, for when he grew up he became an alcoholic and a abusive father. While in Years of my Birth, Linda, the narrator, is abandoned at birth
The memoir, “The Glass Castle”, written by Jeannette Walls, is a novel filled with hardships and obstacles faced by the author and her dysfunctional family. Living with her depressed mother who weeps and sobs about her struggles in her teaching job, her alcoholic gambling father who, on a daily basis, would not arrive home, and her two sisters, Lori and Maureen and brother, Brian. Though their constant moving and chasing from the debt collectors, one person who has affected Walls life would have to be her father, Rex Walls. Although his constant gambling and consistent job loss, he has become a significant figure in Walls life. He has shown her the problems of alcoholism, the struggles, and corruptions of the world, and especially allowed