She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
Mildred does not think of her relationship as being anything worth remembering; She doesn’t care about it. The only thing she cares about is how this relationship brings her more material objects. (SIP-B) Mildred’s friends also show this lack of compassion, through how they treat their children as well as each other. (STEWE-1) When
Sammy says, “ I look around for the girls but they’re gone, of course” (Updike) meaning that Sammy goes to find these girls but he can not find them. Sammy believes that quitting his job made some big heroic move to win these girls over but really they do not care. Sammy says “The girls, and who’d blame them, are in a hurry to get out, so I say ‘I quit’ to Lengel quick enough for them to hear, hoping they’ll stop and watch me, their unsuspected hero.” (Updike) right after he tells his boss he is quitting. The girls do not even notice, and that is when Sammy realizes what he had hoped for did not happen and that he quit his good job for no reason. Sammy goes from, being happy to believing briefly he has a chance with these girls to realizing they do not even care to give him a
“...The hunting accident...the leg had been literally blasted off” (O’Connor 484), this sentence mentioned by the author symbolizes Hulga’s personality, because when something very valuable is taken away from someone and they are aware of it, but are not able to react to it, it could change a person drastically. Hulga could have been a totally different women if she had her leg, that’s why the author decided to give her a wooden leg. In the story the author mentions how Hulga does not care about her appearance at all. When she goes on a date with Manley Pointer she wears a dirty white shirt, applies Vapex as perfume, and never smiles. “...She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg.
I knew what she was thinking. She has grown up, and I had merely grown unworthy of her love.” (83) Nea finally realized she was being foolish the whole time. Chai’s protagonist in “Saving Sourdi”, Nea, is naïve, impulsive, and brash. She is unchanging and narrow-minded. Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up.
In Jonah’s Gourd Vine, the mother figure is usually targeted of the dozens, as in the case of Mehaley and Phrony. The reason of their verbal exchange is apparently the presence of the attractive John Buddy for who they are competing: “You kin git yo’ ole stink hair comb any time. Ah’ll be glad tuh git it outa mah house. Mama tole me not tuh comb wid it ’cause she skeered Ah’d git boogers in mah haid.” “You’se uh lie! Ah ain’t got no boogers in mah haid, and if yo’mamy say so she’s uh liar right long wid you!
Liesel only accepts this under the condition that if she wins, she will be free from the position of goalie. The race will end in a tie because of mud but Liesel technically wins because Rudy never gets his kiss. Another relationship that Liesel develops is with her foster mom, Rosa. It seems like Liesel does not trust Rosa at times because of her refusing to get out
Granny agrees and deception takes place. She was deceiving her own granddaughter Red about who she really is and what she likes to do. She explains that she is not like other grannies. She never liked the quilting bees or Bingo parlors, and that she would rather "live life to the extreme”. This action of granny is justified because everyone have rights to live on their own terms, what granny was
Florentino doesn’t care about if Fermina didn’t want to see him or want to be with him. All Florentino cares about was seeing Fermina no matter what cost. This shows that Florentino is careless with figuring out who Fermina is. He couldn’t even manage to speak to Fermina without her aunt being