(m2MB) Anne realizes that she needs to stay calm and respect her mother, but she has great difficulty in doing so. Anne acknowledges that she and her mother do not have the expected mother-daughter relationship. In some cases, mothers and daughters do not have the ideal, loving relationship. Instead, they may dislike each other and fight.
Maybe she was worried what she’d do with the information. Maybe the memory of what happened to Hannah’s aunt was to painful to bring up. Regardless of the reason, the effect of her inaction remains the same. Between Hannah and her mother was a gap of information crucial to understanding the mother’s feelings for her daughter. Because she didn’t fill that gap, an even wider emotional gap grew between them.
Adeline faces many tough challenges and is forced to inwardly prepare herself for the obstacles that are continually thrown at her. Adeline lives in a negative household where it is considered conventional for her to be despised, and so she has a constant feeling of being rejected. She shoulders that burden through her school and even keeps up the pretence that she comes from a secure household. Even though she doesn’t confide her true feelings, she eventually opens up. This is shown when Adeline exclaims to Aunt Baba, “I want to forget about everything that goes on here!”
These norms are reflected by the husband, who recognizes the causes of his wife’s tribulations, but is paralyzed by his selfish fear of revealing them. Had conditions been different, the mother could have carried her burdens effectively. However, she was walking on unsteady ground that was strewn with obstacles such as her struggle with her identity and well-meaning family, her addiction, and pressure from society. She dropped her burdens of motherhood, but by that time she could no longer find her way through the obstacles of her ravaged
Influence is the prime factor in the way choices are made. Things like past experiences, self relevance, and cognitive biases build up the influence in decisions. In “Abuela Invents the Zero” by Judith Ortiz-Cofer, Constancia makes a number of decisions that are influenced by cognitive biases, self-relevance, and past experiences. The text specifies this by saying, "I 'm so embarrassed that even though the woman next to me is shooting daggers at me with her eyes, I just can 't move to go get her" (Ortiz-Cofer para 14). Constancia and her grandmother were sitting in church and were being judged by the woman sitting next to them for the way Abuela was acting.
She does not want to cause problems or answer certain questions, but she can 't avoid them because her mother 's job has resulted in a disruption in her life. Though she lies occasionally, the lies stem from her own insecurity rather than a duplicitous nature or a desire to take advantage of others. That being said, the narrator 's feelings of shame over her mother 's actions do make her somewhat unsympathetic when one considers the fact that her mother is working and sacrificing so that her children can have a better life. Once the narrator faced the awful car accident, she learned that she was wrong to feel ashamed of her mother, whom she loves so much and who has swallowed her own pride and shown strength and determination by taking the job at A & P. The umbrella symbolizes the narrator 's rejection of her mother, so in a burst of shame at her earlier behavior, she throws it away. She also learned that the umbrella represented negative feelings she had towards her mother.
Responsibility often comes with the connotations of burden and sacrifice and most of the time, this is true. In The Wars, by Timothy Findley, the concept of responsibility is demonstrated in the character of Mrs. Ross whose duties as a wife and a mother may be viewed as cold, cruel, and purposefully isolating; the complete opposite of the archetype of a compassionate mother figure. However, like each unique individual in society, the way one responds and takes responsibility varies infinitely; Mrs. Ross attempts to dissociate from society when she feels she has not fulfilled her duties and responsibilities. However, her empathetic nature prevents her from completely isolating herself from all sentiment. Rather, she subconsciously internalizes the welfare and hardships faced by others while sacrificing her own well-being.
One relationship that emphasized the fluctuation of loyalty is the connection between mother and daughter. This relationship is closely shined upon as the dominant figures, such as men, are decrease and eliminated from the lives of the women. Morrison has created several instances where there is a conflict between Hannah and Sula in order to emphasize the central theme of loyalty by demonstrating the selflessness mothers possess to provide for their children. While creating a complication between mother and daughter, Morrison also fulfilled the problematic trust that is displayed within the friendship of Sula and Nel. This relationship was used in order to display the everlasting loyalty that true friendships hold.
The parents’ actions after the change from them caring for their children to the nursery caring for them shows that they are scared of the change. The parents are scared that there are going to be further changes to their family and want to change it back to before the nursery. However, some disagree with this theme and say that the main theme of the story is abandonment. They say this because there are many points in the story which showcase abandonment. The children’s actions also support the theme of people are scared of change.
After living in a world with no freedom with only memories of her life before, Offred begins to get frustrated. Once Offred begins to see that even high ranking people in this society break the rules, she begins to as well. Although, Offred knows breaking the rules is wrong and can have consequences she can not continue to live this way. It began with small rules such as women in the red center communicating and sharing names.
Men and women tend to behave in a way that will allow them to fit in, as opposed to doing what will make them the happiest. The characters in "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold experience this push toward conformity while coping with a terrible loss. Abigail, after the social norms of her generation forces her towards motherhood, must come to terms with her shortcomings. This absence of a proper mother figure affects Abigail's son, Buckley, by depriving him of the ability to freely show his pain. Ruth, however, is able to defy social norms surrounding sexuality, but faces the consequences of being different in a world filled with similarity.
Children seek after rebellion and grow up before their parents' eyes losing their innocence, desiring to go against their parents’ will to break the family norm. Sometimes these behaviors are expected and sometimes they are difficult to accept. Gwendolyn Brooks’ “a song in the front yard,” was written from the perspective a young girl desiring change and rebellious adventure. The young girl desires to go to the backyard, a place of unknown. While the front yard is beautiful and cultured, the back yard appears more appealing and favors a secret, forbidden garden requiring an invitation.
The Immigrant Fight for Acceptance in America The path for an immigrant to be an American is a desired yet tough challenge. This theme encompasses the three books titled Two Kinds by Amy Tan, Who’s Irish by Gish Jen, and Children of loneliness by Anzia Yezierska. All three stories follow the lives of immigrants living in the new world of America. The child viewpoint portrays the emotions and actions that the immigrants go through.
In the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, writes about a relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother, and how external conflict can be developed even through the discussion of success. Jing-Mei mother wants the best for her daughter; her mother states that America is a place for dreams to come true, basically the American Dream. Jing-Mei rejects and dislikes her mother opinions about becoming a prodigy of someone famous in life. Even though Jing-Mei mother already planned her future. Jing-Mei didn't see the big picture as well as her mother, she wanted something different.