She try to make herself look like a boy, “she pinched my right niple hard when she caught me all wrapped up trying to flatten them” so she was embarrassed. She likes the girl next door and her brothers start to pick on here at supper yelling :Jill wants to be a boy” which was hard for her . jill also tried to make the private area look like she had balls and to close her private area so her mom had to help her clean everything up down there. Her mom wasn’t happy that she tried to make herself look like a boy and her mom got mad. This year we have learned a lot about identity and some of us still don’t know who we are and we all should go and find out who we are as people.
He reminds the man that there are other people, even some good ones on the road. This conversation opens up the man to know he has to expand the boy’s world after he dies. The shooting of the flare gun is the father’s way of opening up that world. For someone who went through such great pains to avoid other people in case they were harmful, he takes a chance that would draw attention to them by shooting the flare gun. He tells his son not to take any chances, because he takes a chance for him.
Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
Her parents were divorced, which lead to her living with her father. Mim was not happy with her life, for her mother was ill in Cleveland with no way to communicate, she hated her stepmother, and her dad accused her of having psychosis. The book started off with Mim overhearing her step-mother and father talk to the principal of her new school. Kathy, Mim’s stepmom, was afraid of how her mother is with her disease. Confused about what the adults were talking about, Mim went home, took the necessities,
This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). This will later isolate her further but ultimately lead her to reflect on the racism that surrounds her. In addition, Anzaldúa’s identity also suffer because she denied her heritage and the traditions that with it. She mentions that she felt ashamed of her mother and her loud tendencies, it is an archetype that most Hispanic mothers are loud by nature, and the fact that her lunches, or “lonches”, consisted
Connie is boastful of knowing she can pull any guy which causes her to have a huge ego until she accidentally runs into Arnold Friend one night as he says, “gonna get ya baby” (494). Connie does not think much of Arnold other than the fact he is a creep, until one Sunday afternoon, he shows up at her house. Arnold is begging Connie to come with him for a ride and mysteriously knows her parents are gone, how long they will be, and where they are. Immediately, Connie gets a bad feeling and is quick to long for her mother. Because of how Connie portrayed herself, she gets put into a situation of where us readers are stuck wondering what actually happens.
In the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast. In the text it also says, “Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose, to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch. And it would be her fault.” This connects to theme because, Maria needs to be thankful for her family and, she is not acting very thankful according to this quote.
“A Sorrowful Woman” examines the detrimental effects of the mother’s repressed sexuality on her small family, as well as how addiction and isolation hasten her descent into madness. The mother denies her sexuality for fear of retributions and judgements from her family and by society. Her repressed feelings have accumulated over the years and resulted in a subconscious hatred for her husband and son. Godwin communicates how little they mean to the woman by never even revealing their names. Instead, they are referred to as “the husband”(1) and “the child,” (1) viewed by the mother as extras in the production in which she is trying to play a believable
Stanley, Stella’s husband, was not fond of Blanche. Because of this he hires someone to look into her past to see if she was who she was saying she was. While doing so Stanley encounters the ugly truth about Blanche’s past which she had been trying so hard to hide from her sister and Mitch, a man she was seeing and hoping to get married to. Never the less when Stanley exposed who she really was to Mitch he found her unfit and too filthy to introduce to his mother so he ended things. All of that was not enough for Stanley; he wanted Blanche gone so he bought her a bus ticket for her birthday.
Finally, her system at work starts to give way when nothing goes as scheduled and she bites off more than she can chew. Gradually, it also serves as a flaw when striving for perfection drives people away from her. Therefore, it causes her mother to give advice not wanted regarding perfectionism, and her boyfriend no longer wants to be around her. Above all, perfectionism both helps and harms the main character in this story.
(11) Curley’s wife complains to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy about her husband, how he “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody. Think I’m gonna stay in that two-by-four house and listen how Curley’s gonna lead with his left twict, and then bring in the ol’ right cross?” (78). Obviously, Curley’s wife did not marry Curley because she loves him, but most likely she may be running from someone or something in her life. The unsatisfied wife endures Curley just so she can live in