Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
Ms. N is a 74-year-old female patient, who presents to the nursing home for admission by her daughter with complaints of being confused, falling and urinary incontinence over the past three weeks. Her daughter, Doris sates she is unable to care for her mother at home anymore and wants to permanently admit her. Ms. N presents with several problems that can be placed on her preliminary list. First problem is Ms. N’s recent lifestyle change from being completely independent and driving herself to her part-time job at the local library, to being completely dependent, all within one month. This alerts that some illness is affecting Ms. N, which has caused her to be affected by these changes in such a short period of time.
The Fault in our Stars Held prisoner by the cancer flooding her lungs with fluid Hazel has lost her ability to interact with people, Hazel is lost to her books and herself, feeling guilty. She is aware that there is nothing she did to cause the cancer but she only tries to decrease the pain she believes that she is somehow causing her family. She gives in to death and gives up rather than make a profound impact on the people around her. She begins to explain this as she narrates “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death,” Green, p.78. She realizes that she spends precious time obsessing about death, she is wasting her life grieving about something she cannot control, predict or change.
Macbeth being a stone cold killer essentially led him to Miller 3 his own death by the hands of Macduff. He thought that he was untouchable and invencible, but of course that was not the case. He took the prophecies the wrong way, and did not notice that there is a “loophole” to everything. The witches gave him a false sense of security, and makes him extremely vulnerable. Lady Macbeth was a great example of the theme, she displayed herself as a tough women but that was not the truth, she was weak and had no one, which led to her committing suicide.
Firstly, regarding the view of people on Miss Emily, they seem to pity her, firstly by the fact that she could not fulfill her womanhood by marriage, and then by the death of her father. They also often relate the pity and loneliness with madness. This is clearly reflected in “That was when people had begun to feel really sorry for her. People in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 80). By the time she reaches thirty years old, and still unmarried, the people in the town seem to accept that she will never be married, and assume that she would become crazy like some other members of the community.
She shows her low self-esteem referring to her leg when she tells Jim, “To me it sounded like-thunder!” (The Glass Menagerie 1.7.35-36). Not only does she have low self-esteem, but her self-esteem is so low that she could not handle finishing Business School as she drops out. Through Laura’s small lies to Amanda, her mother, Amanda finds out and explains while quoting Laura’s teacher, “ And she said, “…..The first time we gave a speed-test, she broke down completely- was sick at the stomach and almost had to be carried into the wash-room!...”.” (The Glass Menagerie, 1.2.42-47 ). This quote supports the characteristic of low self-esteem. Self-esteem is how one shows themselves to society.
The story shows that her father abused her mother like it was normal. Had her mother still be alive she would be the victim, and it would only be a matter of time before the father would move onto the children. Not only was Eveline living a life of hell, she felt paralyzed in the decision of leaving for a new life with Frank. The theme paralysis comes into contact with dysfunctional families more than we could expect. It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
After Baby Suggs died and her brothers disappear, Denver tries to learn how to live with her mother just to not be the second victim in 124 Bluestone Road "I love my mother but I know she killed one of her own daughters, and tender as she is with me, I'm scared of her because of it… I spent all of my outside self loving Ma'am so she wouldn't kill me, loving her even when she braided my head at night" (Morrison 392; 397). Because of Sethe's insufficient nurturing, Denver lives a "paralyzing infantilism" (Philip 139). She pays for her mother's bloody past which affects her psychological development. Denver, who has fragile personality, is trapped in childhood. She lives most of her life entombed within the walls of her house because she views the outside world as a place where "things so bad had happened" (Morrison 460).
Seneca’s mother in Paradise abandons her when she was five years old. Seneca entirely lack of self-confidence and constantly tries to please others. Hannah in Sula and Pauline in The Bluest Eye do not care about their daughters. In Morrison‘s last novel, God Help the Child Sweetness neglected their daughter Bride. In several mothers are seen to be neglecting their children.