The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164). The daughters don’t think their mothers have substantial advice to give them about their relationship issues, but they realize their mothers are wiser than they thought.
When my daddy died seem like all her life went into that piano” (Wilson, 70). Berniece watched her mother for the rest of her life constantly polish and clean the piano, and the piano not only becomes a symbol of Boy Charles sacrifice, but also Mama Ola’s dedication and hardship. Additionally, on page 46, one of the reasons why Berniece won’t sell the piano is mentioned to be because her father died over it, this quote goes against that idea (Wilson, 46). Her father’s reckless act just to obtain the piano left Berniece’s mother to become a widow, who was in suffering for the next 17 years. Also, as a widower herself, Berniece is able to personally relate to her mother’s feelings since Crowley died trying to steal
I will say it hurts to be not wanted by a parent but I have to realize that someone always has it worse, such as the boy that gets treated badly and gets abused by his mom in A Child Called “It”. I can relate to the book in a way because my mom treats me bad and my dad feels bad that she does this to me so he treats me good. My dad does everything he can for me and tries to make sure I’m always happy. I will say that I do miss my mom and I get mad at myself for it because she wants nothing to do with me and doesn’t miss me so i don’t know why I do. I don’t have the best life but I have to remind myself that someone always has it worse.
A7: More Stories- “The Backward Fall” by Jason Helmandollar “The Backwards Fall” by Jason Helmandollar, portrays the struggles of love in an elderly couple’s relationship. The couple are displayed as dynamic and round characters since they are changing and adapting to the situations that they come across. The conflict starts when the main character, tried to sing a song but realized she had a memory problem when she could not recall the song. Unfortunately, this dementia was taking a large toll on her life and also on her husband, George. He reassures his wife that nothing will happen to her and if something does he will be by her side regardless to help her.
Even though Frankie hated the fact the the Angel on the Seventh Step kept bringing babies, the suffering of his mother and the fact the his father is worthless, he still did all he could to make something out of nothing. He became a man a young age and wanted to make his mother proud. In the story Frank states, “ I’m a man now…” to indicate that he felt like a mane because he was going to make some coins (258). This reminds me of the story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, where the boy only wanted to please his mother who was just as weak minded as Frank’s mother. Angela, Frank’s mother is very weak minded.
How would you describe the tone of each story? In the "Story of an Hour" the tone contains melancholy and irony because when the doctor believes she is going to be sad that her husband died and could possibly die from her weak heart she actually dies from shock when her husband walks in the room because she was desperate to start a new life. In the "Revolt of Mother" the tone starts off with awe and accusatory as the family finds out that the father is building a barn. The father exhibits a callous tone as he pertains to the old tradition that men are in charge and women are expected to follow mens orders and keep to house work. • What rhetorical strategies assist the writers in achieving that tone?
They grew closer together as Billy Joe knew that she could not be her "own mother... and [her] own father" (206) at the time. When Billy Joe was on the train she was "lonelier than the wind" (205) and all she wanted was to go home to her Daddy. Bayard was beginning to understand his daughter further after the hardship of Ma. Billy Joe did not want her father to be "out of the dust" (209) because he was the only family she had left. Billy Joe was thrilled to finally have a normal relationship with her father after she forgave him
She married her husband out of what she felt was an obligation to her husband to repay him for fighting in World War II. Even though she got two children out of the marriage, she is still not happy with her family life. Laura feels that if she were to life the life she actually wanted, the people around her would judge her and that her family would disown her. Eventually she gets so unhappy that she contemplates suicide. On page 151, the narrator says, “It is possible to die.
The story then takes a turn when she is informed that her husband was not dead, and instead of her being rejoiced of her husband 's return she regrets abandoning her moment of freedom and dies from a heart attack. “The Story of an Hour” takes a feminist approach, revealing women’s lack of identity and agency because of the patriarchal, male-dominated society of the 1800s. She highlights the oppressive nature of marriage as an institution and how only by escaping the confines of marriage, either through the death of their husband or their own death, can women find freedom and a sense of
I wasn’t there with him when he was going to give them up because I was at my mom’s home but as soon as he told me they were meeting up with the woman I felt a knot in my throat. I cried a little because I didn’t want to give them away. I had finally learned to love and accept them that It hurt me knowing I wasn’t going to be able to see them anymore. Yes, they are very clingy and annoying but that is the best part of them, they love you unconditionally no matter
Once Mariam and Rasheed start living together, she realizes that she has to work and do all of the chores. Life is not going to be like it was with Nana but instead she is about to suffer and endure with Rasheed the rest of her live. Enduring suffering is a reoccurring theme in the novel. Likewise, Laila, the daughter of one of her neighbors, is not even married yet, but she has to pick up the slack around her house because her mom is depressed after she hears her sons have died in the war. In Pakistan, age is but a number; women’s age means nothing to the society.
Alzheimer 's Disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that results in the victim losing his or her memory, bodily functions, and ultimately, life. It is a truly horrific disease that affects not only the patient, but his or her family. I was unfortunate enough to be in the family of such a patient for the first twelve years of my life. I would not wish this condition on anyone and would gladly dedicate my time and energy to bear witness to its end. My grandfather was an attorney in my hometown for many years and, contrary to popular belief about lawyers, was a decent and honest man.
In her mind, reading the letters would be showing that she has hope and love for her parents, but she just wants to forget their very existence. “But you had a fine daddy. A man who loved you. And I know that makes it all the harder to get by, and that’s both a blessing a curse that we all just got to bear in this life. But the thing is, Billy Davis got to live with his daddy ever day.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband.
In Lisa Wingate’s A Month of Summer, the protagonist illustrates the theme “the heart is often clouded by the past, unwilling to forget”. Rebecca Macklin is untrusting of others ,finding men despicable because of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was a child. Guided by this experience she grows up believing that all men are unfaithful and insensitive. Rebecca is a forty-five year old woman often skeptical of relationships and cynical of men. She lived thirty years of her life hating her father due to him choosing another woman over her family and leaving them.