The haunting of the death swallows her damaging her ability to move on, she is unable to fulfil sexual desires, act as a loving and caring mother. Depression had taken over her being. Sam understands what has happened, he understands and explains that he knows she does not and cannot love him because her severe depression hinders her abilities. He explains that because she has allowed the depression to control her she has the power to overcome it, and she must. The Babadook is a metaphorical object used to express depression, a mild to severe mental illness that surrounds the people of the world daily.
In the piece entitled “I Kill for Money” she writes about an exterminator who is often not treated well, which he feels is because “no one wants bugs around, so no one wants [him] around” (Keegan 186). As a result of this obvious ignorance people pay him, the man has moments of melancholy periodically that he attempts to cover up with bad jokes. His unique profession distances him from others, causing mild depression. This state of mind can also be seen in “Reading Aloud” with a different method of coping. Anna, just as the exterminator, is married but still feels a major disconnect from her husband.
John believes that his wife needs to get better from a nervous condition, so he takes her out to a country house to recover. He is often condescending to her and her needs, and whenever he does talk to her it is usually about his own problems. Furthermore, he does not permit her to do anything that involves work or creativity not even to write. The narrator writes in a secret diary as to provide any form of freedom and creativity that she desires as a human. John eventually finds the diary and destroys it, and John confines the narrator to a room with a yellow wallpaper that the narrator despises.
Her parents go as far to ask her why she is silent. She kept her secret so long that she now views it as a second nature to be quiet. Resentment and hate are two very strong words usually not used to describe friends. Her relationship with Heather turns sour when Heather decides that the depressed girl with a bad reputation cannot be her friend. Melinda cannot even start over with new friends.
The relationship between the two was so bad that Connie had homicidal and suicidal thoughts, “Connie wished her mother were dead and she herself were dead and it would all be over. “(86) Some of the harassment from the mother seemed to come from jealousy. Oates shares some insight into the mother’s past and says she was pretty at one point in time “but now her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”(85) Her relationship with her father wasn’t much better. In fact, Oates tells us that he didn’t give much thought to anyone in the family because “he didn’t bother talking much to them.” (86) He worked a lot and when he came home, he wanted to eat supper, read the paper, and go to bed. Connie’s relationship with her sister, June, was probably the most stable, although it still wasn’t very healthy.
In order for her to find happiness, she tempts other men because she is lonely and unhappy with the life she has. “‘I get lonely,’ she said. ‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad’” (87). Curley’s wife dreamed of being an actor, but instead settled for less when she married Curley out of fear of getting nowhere.
The first time is when Laura is at the hotel reading Mr. Dalloway because she is disgusted of taking care Richie. For example, she thinks that “[I] can decide to die… [I] can leave them all behind—[my] child and [my] husband and Kitty, [my] parents, everybody” (152) in the middle of reading. This quote suggests that Laura is considering committing suicide in order to escape from her problems, such as the isolation from her family and the homosexual relationship with Kitty. The second time is when Virginia cannot bear her mental illness anymore. For instance, in the letter for Leonard, she says “I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we cannot go through another of these terrible times.
Persecuted and ridiculed for her beliefs *Witnesses the abuse of her children *Aware of her husband’s unfaithfulness In this story you will read how one lonely girl gets caught in a web of abuse by her husband. This is in a time when problems in the home were not spoken about so she doesn’t know where to turn. She is also scared to talk to authorities for fear of punishment. God’s wisdom says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Gregor’s mother fainted at the sight of him because she didn’t recognize him as her son but only the disgusting brown blotch that he is. Gregor tries to help his Grete revive their mother but he can only watch, because he is unable to communicate with her. This makes him anguished and hopeless because he didn’t mean to cause his mother to faint and is unable to help her because of his condition. Gregor’s despair is also created through the use of metaphors. The source of his hopelessness comes from Grete and his mother moving his furniture out of his room.
He died when she was eight years old. Her mother didn’t take care much of her but was very strict on her education. She was scared that her daughter will be like her father and follow him in poetry, and become an insane person. In those time, little was known about mental health, and her father has probably a bipolar disorder. It was her maternal grandmother and servants who raised her, but her grandmother died when she was seven years old.