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.
Her parents were divorced, which lead to her living with her father. Mim was not happy with her life, for her mother was ill in Cleveland with no way to communicate, she hated her stepmother, and her dad accused her of having psychosis. The book started off with Mim overhearing her step-mother and father talk to the principal of her new school. Kathy, Mim’s stepmom, was afraid of how her mother is with her disease. Confused about what the adults were talking about, Mim went home, took the necessities,
Taking Prue home the girl discovered what disgust and hatred were. Her step-mother saw her as a horrible reminder of her husband 's infidelity. Her siblings saw her as a threat to their future fortune. And all Prue wanted was a family, and to not feel so alone. But that didn 't matter; they treated her like the mess you swept under the rug.
ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
“A Sorrowful Woman” examines the detrimental effects of the mother’s repressed sexuality on her small family, as well as how addiction and isolation hasten her descent into madness. The mother denies her sexuality for fear of retributions and judgements from her family and by society. Her repressed feelings have accumulated over the years and resulted in a subconscious hatred for her husband and son. Godwin communicates how little they mean to the woman by never even revealing their names. Instead, they are referred to as “the husband”(1) and “the child,” (1) viewed by the mother as extras in the production in which she is trying to play a believable
Once he realises he must suffer in this human world he turns his sorrow into anger towards his mother. 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.
This resentment had occurred as a result of how her mother forced her to let go her dream of being an actress. She formed a detachment to her mother because of that. She has a tendency to resent herself too as she married Curley. She despises Curley and blames herself for marrying him and constraining herself to their house and the farm. Curley treats her like an object and she gets to a point where she is absolutely fed up with it but she still has no chance but to stay on the farm, her personal hell.
That is sort of the case with all the sister but anyways. At first Dede wanted to give up on life, but then notices how much her family needs her support. She realizes the fact that is she abandons them, they will then be destroyed by the SIM. She breaks up with her Husband which at that day in age that wasn’t normal if you were married to someone you stayed married to that person. On page 198 there is textual evidence of her courage here is the quote, “She felt a… What it meant.” I shortened it because I am too lazy.
She decides to travel to locate her son who she gave up when she was younger. She does not know where her son was sent by the nuns, after being forced into signing the adoption papers. Her travels lead her closer to an epiphany whereas Evelyn’s travels bring her back into her reality. Philomena is accused of "carnal incontinence", denied pain relief during her breech birth as penance for her "indecency", and still hankers after forgiveness for her shame. She is very different to Laura and Evelyn in the way that she is dependent on Martin.