GRABBER. In S.E Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade are opposites, from their personalities to their way of life. Dally is tough, while Johnny is sensitive, yet the two are very similar. Johnny gives advice to stay the same and not change, while Dally thinks that staying tough is the only way to not get hurt. They die in different ways, but both grew up with abusive or neglectful parents.
Nick and Honey keep a seemingly perfect house, but their inability to have children and their conflicting opinions on the topic as a whole demonstrate the deep divide between societal expectations and human expectations, while George and Martha’s creation of an imaginary child shows the societal pressure to raise a child and the comfort that it brings. In Albee’s eyes, many factors besides love can bring a child to bear, and the pressures which society creates to bear children can cause individuals to buckle. This pressure, as well as the other relationship problems found in the marriages of Nick and Honey and George and Martha, clearly demonstrate the failures of the American
In fact, her inability to teach at a University is probably the main cause of her anger because she never complains about her heart problems or her artificial leg, in fact she does not hesitate to prove to people that she can function as well as anyone else; as demonstrated when she climbed up the latter ahead of the Bible salesman. However she constantly speaks philosophical statements to her mother, which suggests that she has a bruised ego, because she is unable to teach despite the fact that she earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy. These are the reasons she expresses her annoyance by making unnecessarily loud noise with her wooden leg whenever she moves around and she directs random outbursts toward her mother for no specific
Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
It was difficult to watch the parents struggle, and it frustrated me that there was no discipline or punishment whatsoever; every one of the parents’ responses were passive. I thought it was very interesting to see how Child A’s sister was calm when she first came in with the parents, but as soon as they sat down and Child A began getting rowdy, she followed his every move. Unless the parents change their way of teaching, Child A would not be a great role model for his sister to follow. His loud and disruptive behavior is a definite example of the external behavior, and it would not surprise me if the child grew up to be very aggressive and possibly violent. As I watched the family, it reminded me greatly of that clip you linked in our module about the Supernanny.
Because of her immaturity she has a bad relationship with her parents and her brother even though her thoughts are justifiable. The story is split between the parents versus the children on the relationship they all have and how they contribute to each other’s character. The main character is a strong and passionate little girl who is not affected by seeing the deaths of farm animals which are given humane names but cries out her because of her inability to do the things she wants because of the expectations of her gender. Her father and mother are traditional in their outlooks and in their portrayal of farmhouse life. The family represents typically working class american family that is built on their faith, work ethic, place in the world.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
With everyone living at the ranch, there is no privacy in the house which makes Tita uncomfortable whenever she sees Pedro around. Out of respect towards Rosaura, Tita knew she had to stay away or else Mama Elena would punish her unreasonably. “Tita was more worried about saving her skin than about anything else” (41) from Mama Elena. This is the main reason why Tita does not speak up about how she truly felt, but remained courteous to spare her sister’s feelings. In addition, Tita is frighten of her mother because she knows what she is capable of.
Mama is a traditional and family woman. So hearing from her son that money is the answer to everything did not settle with her so well. Walter and Mama’s arguments are very similar to Linda and her husband plus her son’s conflicts. With Mama and her family being a different race, money has not come by easy. Mama grew up in a harsh time frame, when being free and having families together was all that mattered.
Unlike my father, my mother is very strict. When I was a teenager, my mother would punish me for simple mistakes. I remember her spanking my brothers and me for not cleaning the dishes well. One the other hand my father do not believe in spanking children. As a child, I loved going to my father’s house for the weekend; he would let me get away with being disobedient.
Pearl states that “[her] husband ain’t fussy” but in reality women were considered property in this time period. It was commonplace for a man to beat his wife or child; this especially contrasts with Janie’s independence. It’s also important to note that while the southern jargon these woman use many sound faintly illiterate they are not unintelligent women. I consider myself independent so I very much relate to Janie’s various urges thus far. My mother always stated that she was fearful that her mother raised her to rely too much on other people so she raised my two sisters and I to dependent on almost no one and to be as self-sufficient as possible.
“She never lets a chance escape her to point out the shortcomings of other tribal groups to the greater glory of our own …” (page 172) In this quote, Scout is talking about how Aunt Alexandra doesn’t ever let a chance to nag people about how pure her family is and how impure their families are. This, however, is just her facade so she could hide her true self. In the following quote, it will show how Aunt Alexandra really is and this is after Atticus tells her, Scout, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie that Tom died trying to escape jail. “I thought Aunt Alexandra was crying, but when she took her hands away from her face, she was not. She looked weary.
The children in these stories did not take the adults authority seriously and even seemed to strong arm their way to get what they wanted. In the case of Peter and Wendy, they got whatever they sought after because their parents did not have to play an active role in their caretaking, the HappyLife Home performed the task for them. George and Lydia confronted the children about spending so much time in the veldt, but they denied it. Peter told Wendy to go see, and while she was away she changed it to a forest with a singing Rema. She bluntly lied to her parents which shows she knew it was wrong to spend so much time watching animals kill.