Mothers: Mothers in the Odyssey, are determined figures. They are seen as the suppliers of compassion and distress, instead of genuine “supporters” of their children and spouses. Throughout the Odyssey, some of the females need backing and direction as they are weak, fragile, feeble and delicate. Without a tough male figure to guide them, these females seem to be sad and lost. Mothers in the Odyssey depend highly on their son’s devotion to them.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength.” (13.3) Instead of letting this letter define her mistake she took it upon herself to remain strong and keep her head high, not only for her but for her daughter. By turning her head away from the negativity and making sure she set an example of resilience, Pearl would grow up to understand the large strength it took for her mother to stand
And since Maddy has seen it as fear the fish help calm those thoughts. The author tells about the water and that fish have to breathe underwater to show the resemblance to the accident Maddy was in. The language here demonstrates that Maddy has to realize the benefits of water even though she's afraid of water. Ever since the accident, Maddy has been scared of water. She thinks that the accident is all her fault and that she killed her best friend.
“As he wept for a way home, since the nymph was no longer pleasing him. By nights he would lie beside her, of necessity, in the hollow caverns, against his will, by one who was willing, but all the days he would sit upon the rocks, at the seaside, breaking his heart in tears and lamentation and sorrow as weeping tears he looked out over the barren water”. This quote clearly shows that Odysseus is missing his wife Penelope. He is crying over the fact they haven’t been together for so long. “There, shedding tears Odysseus went unnoticed by all the others, but Alkinoǒs alone understood what he did and noticed, since he was sitting next to him
But on the other hand Una’s mother was a cheating prostitute, who use to beat Una every time she tried to expose her for cheating. But there were layer to her, Mary husled her husband for rent money, but half of the rent money and all of the street money she swindled from unsuspecting men was spent on ale and beer. The only mother figure had was the mirror, and the women passing by the window. This is what caused her to grow up quick. Una also grew up to be antisocial and she started to write poetry because she found comfort in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare, she also found comfort in a music box her father gave her.
Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister. Mister’s had a son named Harpo (not Celie’s son) who married a brave girl named Sofia and also encouraged Celie to fight back. Mister wanted Sofia to be inferior to his son by trying to beat her, but Sofia as strong woman manage to fight back and even to Harpo. Sofia moved out with her children due to the rudeness of Mister and Harpo, while Harpo had another girlfriend named Squeak. Sofia was lead to meet Miss Millie, the mayor’s wife who put Sofia to jail due to her insubordination.
The difference here is that Goodman Brown could have been imagining his encounter with The Old Man or Devil, while Rainsford fell off the boat and landed on an island with a crazy murderer after him. Understanding Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown leaves his home in Salem village, says goodbye to his wife, Faith. Brown has an errand to attend to and Faith doesn 't want him to go. Faith is afraid of the dark and she thinks something bad will happen to her. Brown tells her to pray and go to bed.
Then the family will be cursed with solitude and people who relate to this family will result in misfortune, for example Pilar Ternera which had sex with the two brother had a lonely life after that. Another example is Remedios Moscote after the marriage with Aureliano Buendia she dies suddenly. According to the novel after someone dies he will be put in a solitude state and in order to avoid that sadness people try to come back from death or avoid it. Garcia Marquez explain that nobody can survive without love and dependence, so solitude is a self-destruction both mentally and
Firstly, in the poems, “Saigon is Gone”, and “Last Respects”, Lai says, “...he [Southern Vietnam pilot] adds what no one wants to hear: It’s over; Saigon is gone… One woman tries to throw herself overboard, screaming that without a country she cannot live. As they wrestle her down, a man stabs his heart with a toothbrush” (Lai, 69; 85). This shows that while all the refugees who heard the Southern Vietnamese pilot were deeply upset by the news that they’d lost everything they’d left behind, including Hà, others couldn’t handle the sorrow they felt by knowing this, trying to end their pain by killing themselves. Hà’s situation is not exclusive to just her, but to most refugees in general. For example, in the article, “Children of War,” published by Scholastic Update, Arthur Brice interviews four children who, upon losing their homes when the Yugoslav Wars hit Bosnia, were among the 3,000 refugees admitted to the U.S. in 1993.