Celie is able to change who her trusted confidant is very quickly, showing God was never a friend; instead He was a placeholder for someone Celie could openly trust. This was a turning point in the novel because Celie is rejecting God from her life. Mahdi Deghani attributes this rejection to the “fear of God [which] has prevented her from standing up to her tyrannical patriarchal force which is imposed upon her” (Dehghani 452). At the start of the relationship, Celie was afraid of God instead of loving Him, showing the fear Celie had on all the authoritative men in her life. To Celie, God is just another man who never responds to help her, which is why the relationship never allowed her to become more self-confident.
Catherine values her family life with her parents and she wants this life for her with Caleb. Caleb’s life was different than Catherine’s, even though both grew up in a two parent household. Caleb had issues with his mother all his life and he doesn’t know to communicate with her or his wife. It seem that there is a pattern of degenerative spirals, self-disclosure, and the identity revealing process. Caleb and Catherine’s marriage portrays the degenerative communication spiral because they have not instituted anything functional to constituent their communication process.
She sacarficed her power and wealth by being honest to her father. She told king lear that she loved him , she did not exaggerate by comparing her love to him from the moon and back. She was honest about her feelings and what did it get her? It got her a one way ticket out of the family. The relation between Lear and Cordelia was a dramatic expression of true, self-sacrificing affection.
She shows the true responsibility of an older sibling. She is also very sensitive because she get angry and sad really quickly. When Jason’s mother yelled at her, she said she had to use all of her strength to not cry. If a strong person was in her position I believe this person would not even be close to crying. All in all, I think that Catherine was a great character made by Cynthia Lord.
Much like Celie it is apparent that Walker did not have a healthy and supportive relationship with her parents. To conclude, Walker claims “So many of the stories that I write are my mothers stories” and that “..in my immediate family there too was violence” (Alumbaugh 60). This is significant because it shows how much Walker takes into consideration with her own life when she is
Who Was Lydia? Celeste Ng, author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, explores the dynamics of a family sodden with racial limitations, burdened with expectations, and plagued with an urge to belong. Ng, throughout the novel, seems to view the concept of being an “other” in society as a negative but necessary aspect of life and that is seemingly reflected with the Lees family. What sets the Lees apart from others is that they are a racially-diverse family and each member of the family is alienated by each other and society. Lydia and Nath both face the brunt of discriminatory harassment with their peers and their community.
However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O'Neill, 2006, p.128). Nevertheless, Baby was correct in her assumption society feared her sadness, with teachers and social workers perpetuating the notion that she is a troubled kid, it was difficult to keep friends. This could have acted as a buffer from her home life. (Johnson, A.G. ,2008, pg8) stated that " The resulting patterns of inequality and oppression not only ruin people's lives, but also create division and resentment fed by injustice and suffering that eat away at the core of life in communities, workplaces, schools, and other social situations." Throughout the book progression of social exclusion affected Baby’s life; every step Baby makes in the right direction is thwarted by rejection.
Thus, speaking on the subject of being born with a father disowning their child or not having the opportunity to grow up with a mother does to some degree bring out a person’s emotions. Stowe successfully makes the audience understand that Harris probably didn’t want to run away or go undercover but it became his only option to survive slavery. Nonetheless, the bigger picture of racism has yet to be