This has affected Najmah because she has lost more of her family and that would mix up her emotions. Witnessing the death of her mother and brother and that is a symptom of PTSD because (STEWE-2) PTSD can come from a trauma like a natural disaster, witnessing a death of another. This connects to the novel because since Najmah had lost more of her family, she has one of the many symptoms of PTSD that connects to the character Najmah.
Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father. This type of dependency, can affect someone’s mental state. After his death, she has a rather difficult time coming to terms with his demise, refusing to believe that one person she connected to most, was gone. This continued for three days, and while the community saw her denial of her father’s death as a normal part of the grieving process, it certainly was something deeper than what it was. After she finally accepts her father’s passing, she meets a Northern laborer who comes into town as a contractor, Homer Barron.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
Even though I am scared of what the future holds with my home life. I will still be scared of turning out like my mother. I'll still fear that one day I will be the spitting imagine of who she is, inside and out. She left her children for something that took over her life; left a great man for someone that made her hate herself, and chose to continue to live that way despite how many times her children have begged her to change. I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself.
Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover. Hester and her daughter Pearl lived with mistrust, the townspeople were disgusted by her, and would never trust her even after her sentence was lifted. Relationships can stand on the grounds of mistrust and isolation, but they may never thrive on it due to the fact of trust and companionship being the key factors in a relationship. This was shown throughout both The Scarlett Letter and Ethan Frome in a variety of ways, including the lack of true companionship in both novels and also the complete lack of trust held by some characters in both
Ethan married Zeena, out of fear of being alone for the rest of his life and suffers an unhappy and loveless marriage because of it. "After the funeral, when he [Ethan] saw her [Zeena] preparing to go away, he seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone on the farm; and before he knew what he was doing he had asked her to stay with him." (36) Ethan first met Zeena
First, the relationship she has with her uncle, and the way her other family members treat her, relating to the fact that her family calls her by the nickname Li’l Bit is harsh, considering the fact that she’s getting older and it relates to an inappropriate part on her body. I feel that her mother knew that there was something happening when she told Li’l Bit, “don’t come crying to me when it happens” because she was worried about uncle Peck when Li’l Bit was young. I feel that’s what also keeps Li’l Bit from telling her mother the truth. Li’l Bit is the victim. She trapped
Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, portrays the story of young woman named Janie struggling with relationships that become crucial to the way she chooses to identify herself. Janie goes through the constant struggle of being controlled by others and allowing others to dominate her identity rather than her owning herself. When she marries her second husband, Jody, he forces her to wear a handkerchief around her head in public because he declares her to be his property and is scared that her beauty will attract other men. However, when Jody gets ill and dies, Janie is placed into a predicament and finds herself face to face with the pain caused by her relationship. Hurston describes the transition Janie makes from being identified by others to recognizing her self worth.
Tayo meets Nightswan and relates to her childhood as an outsider. She fulfills a female guidance Tayo needs in his life to better understand himself and the challenges he will face. Tayo is leaving Nightswan after sleeping with her and she states, “They are afraid Tayo. They feel something happening, they can see something happening around them, and it scares them. Indians or Mexicans or whites- most people are afraid of change” (Silko, 92).
We think that the form of the “Imaginary” mentioned in Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory of Mrs. Mallards family and friends “imagining” that the devastated new of Mr. Mallard’s death would cause her a heart attack, however later on in the story it was mentioned that she was in fact relieved to know she was a free woman of her marriage. Consequently, the reality of Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts, perceptions and feelings were not the same as others may have assumed or imagined to be. Based on stereotypical standards of society this was misunderstood because a wife should feel an enormous pain for the death of her husband. As the story continues, when Josephine whose Mrs. Mallard’s sister told her about the death of Mr. Mallard, instead of reacting in shock as “many women would’ve (Chopin, The Story of an Hour)” done so, Mrs. Mallard “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. (Chopin, the Story of an Hour)” It would be prudent to believe by the way Mrs. Mallard was crying that indeed she was devastated about her husband’s tragic death.