She only punished Tita out of good intentions, not because she wanted to inflict permanent physical and emotional damage on the young woman. Just because Mama Elena does not fit the description of a traditionally “loving mother” does not make her any less motherly. She is a definite mother figure in Tita’s
Now gram was yelling at me”(212). This shows that May has a lot of pressure on her shoulders, because not only was her dad mad at her but now her grandma isn’t even on her side. Those are also her only family members, and both May’s grandma and her dad want her to be a completely different person than she is right now. Even though May is upset she always turns the negative into a positive and knows that her grandma and dad are just trying to help her. Another example of how May struggles to make her family proud is how she constantly has to take care of her ill grandma.
Black e mo…”(Morrison 65) This forced her to become angry and since she has no one to shout at without being shouted back at, she ends the cycle being at the lowest of the low. So she starts to believe everything that she is told is true. All of this harassment from everyone in her life pushes her emotional and mental capacity to the breaking point until she drowns in the pursuit of trying to fix everything that she has ever been picked on for. She becomes insane and disconnected from reality, living in her own bubble of a world. Gaines uses a similar setting in A Gathering of old men to produce the same thematic conclusion.
Leuce laughed a little, catching herself in time not to encourage the girl's impertinent impersonation of Demeter. If only her mother had also encouraged her to be careful, taught her how to restrain her self, and to always listen to her guardian; then Leuce would have had an easier time looking after the child, and keeping her safe. Persephone wasn't especially hard to look after though, which was the whole reason why Leuce had grown to relish her. She was quite obedient and well mannered enough for a child, but she's a Goddess and Gods don't have it in them to take orders from nymphs; its innate in them, in Demeter, in Hades, even Persephone
Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul. After the dark clouds roll in William realizes his jealousy got to him, as a result he made an awful decision. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you or you will not only leave someone else in sorrow, but leave yourself regretting. At the beginning of the story Margot is bullied by William and her classmates. She is disliked because of many different aspects, and no one ever believes a word that she says.”Think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour” (Bradbury), chanted Margot; She was soon faced with disbelief, William cried out that she was not the author of that poem whilst she in return argued with him.
Or the undercurrent of sexual jealousy that emanated from Mammachi. Or Baby Kochamma conversation that was designed to exclude Ammu and her children, to inform them of their place in the scheme of things” (Roy 312). Ammu senses the underlying meaning of every word her family speaks. She feels like her life has no escape from this web of lies; Ammu has no room to live in Ayemenem. Her environment reeks of judgement and exclusion.
Both women are victims of their societies, however, Tessie’s perspective on her situation differs greatly from that of Jane’s. Tessie appears to be compliant with the yearly ritual until she is the one who draws the damning slip of paper, provoking her to argue that her situation is unfair. “Suddenly, Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers. “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you.
She was an unforgiving and cold-hearted mother towards him. She was always concerned about Gary’s party and her high level of ignorance led her to be constantly fighting over words with Winston. Nevertheless, being the Christian that he was, Winston remained calm with the hope that his mother would understand his point of view. However, their conversation became like a battle between ideology (mother) and philosophy (son). Therefore, they were never able
Mrs. Coulter was a foil to Lyra in that she has no moral. She enforced Lyra to do what she wants; Lyra sobbed in terror and said that: "don’t! Please! Stop hurting us" Mrs. Coulter said that: "do as I tell you then", Lyra responds "I promise". (5.37-42).
She even gives her friend poor treatment. The death of other Chanels does not really matter to her because all she values is being popular, humiliating and blackmailing others. Every time Chanel wants something, she must go for it and get it. If she fails, she creates a big scene in front of everyone because she feels she is superior and others are inferior. She believes no one can dare stop her in her actions because if one tries so, she will insult him physically and emotionally.