In Tennessee William’s play, “The Glass Menagerie”, the main characters are the Wingfield family. The play mainly progresses due to the conflict between Tom and Amanda. The conflict is affected by their distinct characteristics and Amanda’s excessive worry over being abandoned by Tom. In the play, the Wingfield family members all have some unordinary behaviors. Amanda, the mother, has a strong desire for making sure the lives of her children are perfect.
Manette finds himself in a vicious cycle of harmful actions. After experiencing the intensity of his long-term imprisonment, one of Manette’s worst habits is his inability to free his mind of intrusive and destructive thoughts. During his conversation with Jarvis Lorry, he describes how he believes his relapse occurred as the result of “a strong and extraordinary revival of the train of thought and remembrance that was the first cause of the malady” (204). Often times, people’s minds are their own worst enemies, as it is impossible to escape thoughts and feelings. This idea is especially applicable to Dr. Manette who continually lets his thoughts get the best of him, trapping him in a whirlwind of destruction.
The photograph is a constant reminder to Amanda that Tom could end up running away from the family, just like the husband did. Tom eventually does end up running away, leaving Amanda and Laura in a hopeless situation, which foreshadows Amanda’s painful prediction. Memory is also an issue for Laura in the play. She clings to her glass menagerie and her Victrola, which suggests that her memories are her only source of comfort. She also had a nostalgic and idealised image of Jim, her high school crush.
(The Shining, 30) Danny wonders if he would leave things would get better for his parents. The parents don’t appreciate the knowledge their son possesses as it disrupts their intellectual authority over their child. As explained in ‘The Gothic Child’, ‘excess feelings of bitterness’ prevail when a child is deserted by ‘their immoral, neglectful parents’ (Georgieva: 2013, p. xi). This links directly to Danny’s relationship with his father, as the possibility of Jack’s alcoholism and aggressive tendencies resulting in divorce is ‘the greatest terror of Danny’s life’, and in the source of great anxiety for him. This is further suggested as Danny first unlocks his psychic abilities whilst sensing the extreme strain on his parents’ marriage and “desperately… concentrating to understand” (Shining 40), further reiterating the relationship between neglectful familial relationships and the child’s susceptibility to the
Molière shows the negative and adverse consequences that can arise when Tartuffe, an imposter, enters a household and ruins the family dynamic present in it before his arrival. From the very moment Tartuffe appears he interfers with the concept of the family as as a stable unit, thus undermining the family structure. Orgon, the household of the family, puts him before his family, “But he’s quite lost his senses since he fell Beneath Tartuffe’s infatuating spell He calls him brother, and loves him as his life Preferring him to mother, child, or
Munro has caught the complexities inside this sort of family bond by her utilization of third-individual portrayal and the moving of various tenses in the story. The story starts by promptly presenting both of the fundamental characters, Flo and Rose by describing how Flo entered Rose's life after her mom kicked the bucket. In doing as such the storyteller acquaints the peruser with Flo's identity in the perspective of Rose. Rose believes that Flo is dumb, despises her, and is simply down right irritating. The story advances by getting into the more profound issues that causes these two characters to detest each other.
This goes to show that communication between family members is important. Anne Taylor’s “Teenage Wasteland” displayed a topical issue some parents have actually faced in their lifetime. No matter how much time and effort Daisy invested into her son, she went about it in all the wrong ways. Donny was clearly unhappy and chose to leave the place that made him feel the way that he
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that he loved Jasper’s mother and wanted to keep Jasper. This affected David a lot when Rosie died as she was the only person left in his life.
Arkadina’s son Treplev struggles to find his place in the writers’ community, and is living in the shadow of his mother’s success. Treplev has a constant need of love and attention from people around him, especially his mother. When Treplev attempts suicide he requests his mother to take care of him, “Mother, change my bandage. You do it so well.” (Chekov, 143) This is a way in which Treplev asks his mother to show him affection and to love him as she neglects her son very often. Aside from love, Treplev also seeks approval from his mother hence gets angry and upset when Arkadina snobbishly mocks his work.
As Ammu, her daughter puts it, she cried not because she loved him, but she had got used to him. According to Ammu, “human beings were creatures of habit, and it was amazing the kind of things they could get used to” (TGST 5)). Asha Choubey in her article, “A House Without Space: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things as a Mirror of Patriarchy” writes, “habit is tradition, habit is the long entrenched patriarchal values, which tend to polarize the masculine and the feminine values, where masculine is the centre and feminine is the periphery. It is this habit that stops Mammachi from feeling happy at the good riddance that Pappachi’s death should mean” (111). Mammachi’s life shows how even in an educated Indian household deeply ingrained patriarchal beliefs and practices still persist and make a woman’s life