When T. Ray came in the room and started yelling, all Lily wanted to do was help. Because of this she has to live with the constant memory of shooting her mother, and questioning herself, whether or not her mother’s purpose in coming back that hot day, was to get Lily. Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this. Kidd presents abuse by adding the commentary, “I’d been kneeling on grits since I was six, but still I never got used to that powdered-glass feeling beneath my skin” (Kidd, 24).
She thought Esther’s suicide attempt and disappearance were fascinating, and she ended up doing things intentionally so that she would get sent to the same private treatment center Esther was in for a time. Joan ended up dying by suicide shortly before Esther did. Esther’s depression was also shown to affect Buddy Willard. Since both his significant relationships, Joan and Esther, ended in psychiatric stays and worse, Buddy comes to visit Esther one day feeling very guilty. While there, he asks her with complete seriousness: “Do you think there’s something in me that drives women crazy?”
Diagnosis of Frankie Murdoch: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with dissociative symptoms. Evidence of diagnosis: *A3 – Frankie had exposure to her child’s violent death when she realized that her mother killed the baby. B3 – Frankie has dissociate reactions (flashbacks) in which she felt and acted as if the traumatic events were recurring. She has many flashbacks including of her baby in Cliff’s room, of her childhood in Pete’s home in the laundromat, of Pete’s death, and the birth and death of her child in Dr. Oz’s office. C1 –
When I had reached the heart wrenching moment, I could not help but cry for Avery’s loss. Closing in on the last few chapters, I could feel fresh tears streaming down my face. Avery Roe suffered the loss of her first love, the rejection and death of her grandmother, and finally realized why her mother had locked her away in their grand mansion. For her mother, instead of getting heartbroken, she felt failure every time she made spells, and it was her own daughter that broke her heart.
Once Mrs. Putnam noticed Betty showed to be sick similar to her daughter, Ruth, she began to describe Ruth’s symptoms. Mrs. Putnam mentioned Ruth as having not “waked [that] morning, but her eyes open[ed] and” she could walk, but couldn 't hear, see or eat (Miller 917). With the behaviors Ruth showed, Mrs. Putnam added to the paranoia among those in the room. She also felt that something had entered her daughter and feared it would end up killing her daughter. Mrs. Putnam mentioned that she believed her daughter and Betty had both not been sick, but instead called it “the Devil’s touch” which is “heavier than death” according to her (Miller 917).
Hiding away this experience has only hindered her life and caused her to loss her sense of identity. The narrator speaks to this saying, "Most of all I cried for those other girls who had vanished and never come back, including myself"(18). She is bringing attention to both the voices that screamed that night and those who were overcome with a deafening silence. This is the moment of clarity within the story that if you deny yourself the privilege of human consciousness that you are denying yourself the true experience of life. This one experience changed the lives of all those on the ship that night, but this moment of realization presents the author with hope for the
I really liked the story because is a consciousness description of Granny Weatherall's thoughts on her deathbed, focusing particularly on her being jilted at the altar when she was a young woman. It seems clear that Granny has never really gotten over the incident even though she tells herself otherwise. She has kept it hidden from her children, and the shame and sorrow of the incident loom large in her final thoughts. Granny is so focused on her abandonment that she lets it overshadow the enormous self-reliance she has developed in her life. In the end, she feels abandoned by God in death just as she felt abandoned by her fiancé in life, but the evidence in the story suggests she is not alone at all.
When Sethe tells Paul D the story of her being beaten by the schoolteacher, he focuses on the beating itself, but she instead repeats the phrase “they took my milk” (Morrison 20). While slavery is a horror, it is a dead horror that people today cannot relate to. However, by having Sethe focusing on her milk, Morrison laments the pain of a mother’s sacrifices to support her children even when she is unable to support herself. Even during her assault, Sethe focuses on her breast milk, meant for her child, being taken from her. The portrayal of the hardship of motherhood allows Sethe’s experience as a slave to transcend beyond the time period and become a universal suffering that people can relate to, therefore achieving mimesis.
Susanna has issues in all types of relationships in her life, regarding that she does not have a concrete relationship with her parents, and does not seem to have any friends, due to her clear fear of abandonment. In the beginning of her stay at McLean, Susanna viewed the other patients as crazy, and truly had mental illness, unlike her. Ultimately she was able to develop friendships with the other patients, resulting in them helping each other throughout the movie. Susanna self destructive behavior stems from her troubling childhood caused by emotional problems from her parents. An example of what has caused
and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
In the midst of things after Curley’s wife had died Candy had stayed behind and scolded at her “You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad. Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up. You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart”(95)
The lovely bones is a story of a young girl, that gets murdered by her neighbor Mr. harvey. Their family goes crazy over losing their oldest daughter. Not only that susie the victim is going crazy in her heaven over her murder being able to live his life while he took hers and she no longers gets to be with her family or Ray the boy she likes. The differences between the book the movie would be.
The news of Linda’s death was delivered by Nick Veenhof when he said:” your girlfriend,... she kicked the bucket”(224). At first, the narrator could not understand what Nick was trying to tell him, that she was dead. But as time passed the realization that she was forever gone hit him. In order to process the situation, he imaged a situation where Linda would appear in dreams and speak to him about death.
Finally, Hansberry used Langston Hughes line “Does it dry up/ like a Raisin in the Sun” (Hughes 2-3) in correlation with her character Beneatha. Nebraska’s dream was to be a doctor, but she was robbed of the chance to achieve her dream when her brother Walter gave away their fathers check. After that Beneatha’s hope and faith not only in herself, but in humanity also wilted. Beneatha now has a different outlook on how humans live their life.