Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
D.H. Lawrence uses these archetypes to tell a story, one of a tormented family living in a financially insolvent household. He spins this tale using Hester, Paul, and Oscar. Hester represents the terrible mother, whose heartlessness and neglect damages her children, destroying them. Paul represents the sacrificial scapegoat who supplants his father’s role in the family unit and tries to win his mother’s love, only to die in the attempt. Uncle Oscar represents the anti-wise, taking advantage of Paul when he should be guiding him.
In the memoir, Rex Walls’ internal conflict, Jeannette Walls’ conflict with Rose Mary, and Jeannette’s conflict with society push her to become the person she is today. Therefore, Jeannette Walls’ owes her success to the hardships she had as a child. To begin, Rex Walls’ internal conflict comes from his inability to provide for his family. Being a father, Rex Walls has an obligation to look after his family and to make sure everyone is looked after.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
Lawrence, is a short story about a boy named Paul. This young boy lived with his unhappy mother, along with the other family members. The mother had grown to be unhappy because she had married for love instead of money and in her eyes, she was now unlucky as a result of that decision because they didn’t have much money. However, they lived a lifestyle that would appear to others that they were wealthy, but truly they were not. The young boy, Paul, had asked his mother about luck and if she was lucky herself.
Unlike “From Childhood,” set within the home of the mother and son, this mother-son-duo is at a party. This mother is persistent in taking her son away from his surroundings and reeling him in to her—keeping an eye on him is simply not enough. Nowlan writes, “The touch of her hand embarrasses him” (Nowlan, 390). Taking the term overbearing to new extremes, the mother is not content unless her hands are physically on her son. While it is completely normal for a mother to have protective instincts and to watch over their children, the level of overbearing the mother in the poem reaches is radical.
Orgon’s fanaticism for Tartuffe and announcement of a betrothal for Tartuffe and Mariane causes a lot of conflict and despair amongst the other characters. Mariane loses any hope of marrying her beloved, Valère, and believes “Despair shall be my counsellor and friend, and help me bring my sorrows to an end.” (59). Mariane also gets into an argument with Valère. Other conflicts include Orgon disowning his son, Damis, because Damis tries to expose Tartuffe, and Dorine challenging Orgon.
He feels betrayed and as if there is no reason left to live. He sees his mother as weak and foolish for marrying his uncle Claudius only two months after his father 's death. Hamlet states: “Frailty thy name is woman!”(1.2.150). He knew how much his father loved his mother and is stunned at the fact she can marry someone so inferior. Hamlet states: “So excellent a king, that was to this/ Hyperion to a satyr”(1.2.143-144).
According to Freud’s unconscious theory, our repressed need, socially-unacceptable thoughts, and distressing and truncated feelings exist in our unconscious, and it is the unconscious that resolved and explains one’s lifestyle or even one’s personality. The house is represented as Paul’s unconscious recalling him of his mental agony and pain; of “luck” he should bring to his mother to seek her attention. In this way, this message exposed Paul’s oedipal-rooted sexual stimuli to satisfy what he desires for without knowing him what precisely it is, and this is mainly the cause of his invisible suffering throughout the story which could embodied in his big blue eyes blazing with a sort of madness. Plus, the tone of the some words he uses unconsciously such as “filthy lucre” when he is talking with his mother could further reinforce our conjecture of him entanglement with Oedipus complex.
During the first soliloquy we encounter a Hamlet who feels betrayed. He is anguished by his mother’s action. His conscious mind records only the fact that Queen Gertrude, the other half of his parental figure has marries the brother of his father with, ‘the same shoes that she walked to my father’s dead body (…) and they haven’t become old yet!’ He seems to be hurting more from the wedding rather than the death of his beloved father.
The conflict is probably the most important of what we have discussed so far. In “The Story of an Hour” the conflict is based on Mrs. Mallard and herself. She is fighting against the fact to be joyful about her husband’s death because she can be free; she is trying to mourn for her husband, “She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will--as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been.” (Chopin, paragraph 10, sentences 1-3). Despite that, her joy eventually consumes her, when Mr. Mallard comes home, she dies for lack of joy, or more accurately, she dies of shock, her heart is just too weak to sustain so much excitement at once.
Two short stories that are very interesting and different is "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "Cathedral. " They are very distinguished with the themes of each short story. In "The Rocking Horse Winner" one of the many themes is obsession and a person can perceive that reading throughout the whole short story. In "Cathedral" one of the main themes is understanding and to see that a person has to read the whole story and see that in the end. The difference between the two short stories "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "Cathedral" " are the ideas of each of the stories are so disparate.
While reading the 5 fiction short stories there became a common pattern between 3 stories and the characters in them. These stories are “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen, and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. Every character has the mindset to possibly fulfill their goals to better and/or change their lives. “The Rocking Horse Winner” is about a boy named Paul who wants to win his mother’s love and attention. By giving her the life she always wanted.