The author makes no note of Maddie understanding Samantha’s situation, suggesting that disabilities are strange or outlandish. Samantha also thinks that if she tells Stuart, then he would leave her and she’d be “down to no one”. This insinuates that Samantha’s disease would create an unpleasant personality for Samantha, which furthers how disabilities are represented as an exclusion from society. Finally, Samantha had just blanked out (a symptom of NPC), and lost her National Debate Competition:“And then you realize everyone else is inside, being normal, and even your family can’t stand you and you are completely and utterly alone” (98). Samantha blames herself, or more specifically her disease, for
“On it, I will consecrate myself, in life or death, to the happiness of my cousin” (Shelley, 187-188). Because of Caroline’s death, Victor does not feel a maternal figure is important, thus being the reason for Victor’s ignorance of Elizabeth after marriage, and while creating the monster on his own. Victor’s father was around most of Victor’s life, yet he did not support Victor. When Victor fell ill, his father did not visit him to take care of him. Clerval attends to Victor when he is sick, breaking gender norms by playing nurse.
The narrator seems to be sane at the beginning of the story, but her husband’s attempts to cure her actually made the condition far worse. He confined her to a room and took away the one thing she loved to do; using her imagination as a writer. He stated that she should not be socially active, as it will worsen her condition, but being in isolation actually made things worse. She disagreed with his actions, but was unwilling to go against him. One example is when Charlotte said, “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus -- but John says the very worst thing that I can do is think about my condition and I confess it always makes me feel bad, so I will let it alone and talk about the house.”
In the novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex and Rosemary Walls exemplify uninvolved parenting. Kendra Cherry author of “The Four Styles of Parenting” discusses how uninvolved parents tend to neglect the children and their needs. “When we tried to help him he cursed and lurched at us swinging his fist” (122). Rex practically avoids the kids and neglects any sort of help although he was in need and he also almost ended up hitting one of the kids. Another thing Cherry talks about is that uninvolved parents are detached from their children’s lives.
For that reason, it left Brick traumatized because he is afraid that his mother’s friends will take everything he cherished away, like how they took his mother away and always left him home alone. For that it caused Brick to searched for the meaning of family from the people that surrounds him, due to the fact that he never got to experience what a true family was. In the lines of “he took the love she gave, the broken pieces of affection” and “only then did Jamie see the familiar marks on his mother's arm and the haze that she seemed to be seeing” ( Durrow 39, 40). Reveals the incomplete love that Brick is given at home and how he is exposed to the abusive relationship his mother has with her “friends.” By the caused of his parents lack of parenting in Bricks life, it portrays how Brick is left to pick up the broken pieces of love that is rained on to him and how he has to manipulate the idea of family from his surrounding into his broken
The author notes that she “... did not notice my father’s silence…,” and “... did not notice my mother’s absence…” Then, later on that night, we hear Lizabeth’s mother and father have a conversation in another room whilst laying down on her (and her brother’s) makeshift bed. After hearing her father woes, her father started crying “loudly and painfully, and cried helplessly and hopelessly into the dark night.” (Marigolds 42) This event combined with her mother’s absence from her life and the previous affair from earlier that day made Lizabeth feel extremely alone and, with Joey struggling to catch up, floored it to Miss Lottie’s house. When Lizabeth got to Miss Lottie’s house, she furiously ripped and tore marigolds from the patch, decimating all the beautiful flowers that were there! What drove her to do this? Well as the story states, Lizabeth had gone mad due to “...all the smoldering emotions of that summer swelled in me and burst- the great need for my mother who was never there, the hopelessness of our poverty and degradation, the bewilderment of being neither child nor woman and yet both at once, the fear unleashed by my father’s
Notably, Steinbeck also isolates Curley 's wife from everyone on the ranch because she has to stay at home while everyone is out working and Curly does not want his wife to talk to anybody except for him, but since he is always working, it pressures her to talk to others and be rebellionent since she gets lonely by herself. “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Pg 85). “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can 't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.
The Raintree family is unstable and does not have the capabilities to support and keep it lively. “‘… we moved from one rundown house to another… And of course, we were always on welfare’” (2). Instead of their parents using the welfare-cheque for providing the needs of the family, they would lie and tell their children that they are to use it for medicine to cure their tuberculosis, even though it only goes to their alcohol addiction. Their parents would always drink alcohol until it comes to a point that they are disregarding and neglecting their children. “Cheryl and I always woke up before our parents, so I would tend to Cheryl’s needs” (3).
Montag became impatient towards Mildred and her friends which made everything to go out of proportion. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury writes, “Go home and think how it all happened and what did you ever do to stop it? Go home, go home!” (101). In other words, Montag was unpleased on how Mildred’s friends reacted after he finished reading an excerpt from a book and made one of them cry. As a result, this society does not want to modify the ban for books because they believed that books can injured individuals as well as
This type of injury could be avoided if her mother would have just made her the food or at least supervised. Another instance of parental neglect in the memoir The Glass Castle is when Rose Mary pretended to be sick and it was up to the children to get their siblings ready for school. She blatantly refuses to cater to her own children’s basic needs. Lastly, Rex, the Walls’ father, brings a woman that is not his wife into the room and it is implied that he engages with intercourse with this woman. The issue with this is that his son, Brian, is right outside the room reading comics.