He was too focused on the fact that her actions would make him lose his manly pride. But later on when Torvald is informed that Krogstad wont tell anyone about this, Torvald calms down and tells Nora that they’r saved. Nora seems upset and he continuously keeps on telling her that he forgives her, as if Nora needed his forgiveness. At this point it becomes clear to Nora that she had been living all these years with a strange man, and had born him three children. Nora realizes that his love for her is not as deep as his self-pride.
My father couldn’t accept her thinking at first, finally he understood about it through years, and also his character became softened. Our relationship became better than before after divorce. I felt a lot of love from them. If my parent didn’t divorce, they would be still talking on the whiteboard, and I wouldn’t talk much with them. I wouldn’t know my father’s feeling to my mother.
Because at the end of the book Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson finally met and she thought that since she had him locked away for about half his life, in the end he said that he didn’t want to hurt her and that he forgave her for all that she has done. At the end he said that “I forgive you”. For me in the beginning I could not understand why he forgave her for locking him up for all those years for a crime that he did not even commit. I was thinking in my mind that I would have lost it when I got out because I tried to convince the court many times that I was not the rapist and I was in jail for over 10 years. I don’t know what I would have
When I was six years old I was forgotten at a Dairy Queen by my parents. They hadn’t meant to, of course, and with four rambunctious children always wandering it was a miracle it hadn’t happened earlier. I was in the bathroom for only a few minutes, and when I discovered that my parents had up and left me, I collapsed into a puddle of tears in the middle of the restaurant. I couldn’t understand how they had forgotten me. My life subsequent to that point has been a constant work in progress to make sure that I won’t be forgotten again, be that during, or after my life.
Rowland Reflection JournalRowland, RubyColorado Christian UniversitySession 1-Instructor Sarah WightmanJournal Rowland Reflection Journal2AroundJuly of 2017, after 18 years of marriage I divorced, I was devastated. My husband was not a bad man and had been raised a man of God but somewhere down the line alcohol won him over. He had an affair previously and I took him back as he promised he would seek help. After 7 years I realized that this was never going to happen, in fact it had worsened and his health and behaviors began to deteriorate. I was getting to the point to where it consumed me with worry about his health and my/our future and frankly I just didn’t want to be around him when he was like that.
The parents’ marital issues is also indicated by the oldest daughter Marla, who mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky, a married couple that “got a divorce last year and moved.”(p.4, l.89). Dawn knows about Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky and the reader is introduced to her thoughts and fear of her parents getting a divorce, which prompts her to convince her younger sister, Janie to come along with them “To have one last visit with Dad.”(p.4, l.80). Similar to the problems between the mother and the father, the reader get the sense that Dawn’s relationship with her father is not the best, as it is evident that they have a difficult time connecting expressed by Dawn herself: “I didn’t want to be alone with Dad. (…)And he never knew what to talk about with me so it was uncomfortable(…).”(p. 4, l.90 &91-92). The structure of the short story adds to this theme because the reader gets suspicious of the tense relationship between daughter and father.
Unhappy couples should not be forced to stay together for the sake of their children. Some families are better off not living under the same roof, some people only have children to save their marriage and it does not work. An unhappy household leaves emotional baggage on the children. For children coming from a broken home, life can be chaotic and unpredictable. Growing up listening to my parents talk about divorce constantly was never easy for my siblings and I, we wanted the picture perfect family where mom and dad were together forever.
My family’s life evolved in result of their migration experience, was bitter. My husband U.S. citizenship status disappeared as a kid to null even though he has served for eight years in the U.S. Navy did not mean anything. Because of the bitter experiences my husband rejection in the U.S. Passport, it was not easy for him trust anyone. If is anything related to immigrations, or any government agency, he tries to avoid having to deal with it. He said to me that, “America messed up.” I agreed with him because the U.S. looks good outside the country with justice and equality but look what they did to him.
The apology had to be meaningful, so I had to repeat myself until my apology was genuine. Now that I’m older I see apologizing as more then just a household rule. Family members end up not talking to each other for months or even years because neither side wants to be the first to let go of their pride. But who decided that apologizing was a sign of weakness? In todays society we focus on talking about our feelings.
Although my dad was physically present, he was not mentally. His behavior had a negative effect on everyone in the family, but I knew that my mom was the one who suffered the most. I admire her for her endurance and patience, which is why I can depend on her. I remembered innocently asking my mom one day, “Why don’t you ever yell at Dad to stop going gambling so he can start spending more time with us?” She calmly replied, “Your dad will not listen to me, which is why you need to continue to work hard. You are still young right now, but when you grow up and become responsible, Dad will listen to you out of respect.” Those words stuck with me and they still do to this day.