She says that in her young age she was in love with a person but her family rejected him as he was not rich. She was compelled to marry another person. They had a son and after a few years her husband died. One day, she met her lover and he felt pity on her and they both brought up her son together. Some years passed happily, but at one point of time, when the son had come to know about their relationship, he ran out of home.
Helen has no control over her kids because she will say something to them, and they just walk away as if the conversation never happened. The change in the family was when the kids were young, Helen’s husband left her for his secretary and things weren’t the same. Gary is an oddball that needs a male role model in his life, but instead he copes by masterbates in his room and worries if he has something is wrong with him since. Julie is looking for a man in her life because her father was never there; she makes the mistake of dating Todd who is very unpredictable. They ended up getting married, pregnant and then they broke up in a matter of weeks.
The apartment is his mother’s. The idea of manhood to Walter is more than just running the household but supplying for his family and allowing them to be happy. At the time, the Younger family is struggling financially and they the mother of travis, Ruth, is going to have another baby. He then blames his relationship with his wife as holding him back from becoming a good husband. This shows that Walter can’t do anything while himself and his family does not believe in him.
From the time Juliet was a baby, her father was searching to find the perfect man to marry her. He had considered, age, last name, and most importantly, social status. He felt his daughter deserved to marry a rich man, of appropriate age, and would not even consider Romeo’s family, the Montagues, because of the families’ feud. Meanwhile, all Juliet wanted to do was marry Romeo, her true love. She even tells her parents in act III, scene v “He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo…” In the twenty-first century, society sympathizes with Juliet, because no one could imagine marrying someone they did not choose.
Similar to Revolutionary Road, wife and husband’s different notions of self-fulfilment and dealing with a disappointing daily life contribute to severe problems in their relationship. American Beauty, however, does not emphasise the inability to compensate for a failed marriage between two partners who have forgotten how to love each other, but rather highlights the relationship between Carolyn, materialistic values and her blind urge to ensure an social power. Lester himself states, “Our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are; when we are anything but” (American Beauty). Carolyn does her best to keep up appreances according to her idol, Buddy ‘local-real-estate’ King’s principle “In order to be successful, one must project an image of success.
She was his eldest daughter. Getting her remarried was a big problem. Now pregnant by her own father, Dhanavva kept visiting Devki. She begged Devki to abort her. It was rather late for an abortion because Dhanavva had kept it a secret all this while.
Rupa and her husband, Prem Nath remain childless couple throughout the story. But she is lucky enough because she is not subjected to bear the taunts of in-laws for having no child. Like Sona, after passing two years, Sona is still not pregnant. Her mother-in-law comments her occasionally, “What can you know of a mother’s feelings? All you do is enjoying life, no sorrow, only a husband to dance around you”.
Therefore, Mr. Dashwood asks John to take good care of his wife and his three daughters, John promised his father to do so. John and his wife moves immediately to their new house, and they invite Edward Ferrars; who seem to like Elinor the eldest of the Dashwood. Meanwhile, the Dashwood women moves to a smaller home; Barton Cottage, given to them by a distant relative. They were in a culture shock but with time they got used to the fact that their social condition has changed. A visitor of their relative called Colonel Brandon is interested in Marianne but he is not her ideal romantic match so she ignores him entirely.
These issues are not described explicitly, but the main character’s thoughts and observations gives the reader in inkling. “Earlier, Dad had asked Mom to come. Mom said no. She always said no.”(p.2, ll.11-12).The fact that the parents also split the kids up between them instead of spending time together suggests to the reader that things are not so perfect in the home. The parents’ marital issues is also indicated by the oldest daughter Marla, who mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky, a married couple that “got a divorce last year and moved.”(p.4, l.89).
At that time I am a single mom because the father of my child abandoned us, I do not know how to feed my son my siblings and my mom. Thinking inside if the world hated me that much or God punishes me for no reason. Asking myself why did God let my auntie curse me that way? Ask myself back again if curse is real. Moreover, realizing that maybe it is my future, but I am not that weak to give up and accept the reality wants for me.