Instead, Beatrice had to deal with the confusion as she was clueless about what an inconclusive test meant, especially because her results were not how she expected it to be. She lost confidence in herself and wanted an answer for her true identity. At the choosing ceremony, Beatrice decides to join Dauntless in order to gain respect from others, but most importantly, for herself, which was an aspect that she did not have when she was in Abnegation. In Dauntless, she strove to gain respect from her instructors and friends despite being mocked by one of her competitors, Peter, played by Miles Teller. The importance of knowing one’s identity in this case is to avoid confusion, and to ensure that one has a positive self-esteem so that respect can be had for oneself.
Calixta and Bobinot seem to experience a complicated marriage. Calixta worries for Bobinot as if he is her second child. While trapped in the store, Bibi is more concerned with the safety and well being of his mother more than Bobinot. Bibi acknowledges that his mother may be afraid but to his dismay his father claimed that she would be okay that Sylvie would is with her. “No she ent got Sylvie.
In addition, Irene feels insecure that Clare will jeopardize her role as a mother at the Redfield residence. This clearly suggests that Clare is not capable of being fully part of a white or black society at the same time. Therefore, Clare’s way to cope with racism causes Irene to be jealous which creates conflict in their relationship. Secondly, there is conflict between Irene and Brian Redfield about they should raise their children. For example, Irene wants her children to not deal with racism in their childhood and on the contrary, Brian
“Why is Pops so mean?” He does not see the benefits of working hard and being paced, but only the pressure and the burden his shoulders cannot carry. This relationship between Andre and his father is very much dominated by the authority his father possesses. The father is strict and consistent, especially when it comes to training. He does not share much about himself and his childhood and it is only when Andre’s grandmother begins to tell stories that the father reminisces and opens up. Andre Agassi’s father is very much like his own mother.
The American experience is often corrupted and hard to achieve: this corruption is based on how loyalty, family dynamics, and the presence or absence of role models in life. Loyalty is a subject often betrayed in literature, as it shows a characters’ vulnerability, as they are unable to keep themselves content enough to stay with their families they have promised and dedicated their lives to, no matter for how long or to who. Rose considers this vulnerability, and chooses to repel from her instinct to leave. She believes that if something isn’t working, they should try to fix it before they abandon everything they once viewed as irreplaceable, “Don’t you think I ever wanted other things? Don’t you think I had dreams and hopes?
Ralph clings to the traditional roles of women, many of which Theresa defies, because the contemporary changes leave him feeling emasculated. Throughout the novel, Ralph performs his gender by emotionally (and to a lesser extent, physically) abusing Helen and Theresa. He needs to assert his power over the women in his life in order to feel fulfilled with his identity. But it is the women that hold the family together. Theresa initially makes sacrifices for the family when she lies about her scholarship and brings everyone back together at the end with her coma.
Amaka is under the incorrect impression when she thinks Kambini has a fancy schedule at home while Kambini does not have the ability to defend herself, without knowing about Kambini’s problem of speaking her mind, because of the silence she has to pull off at home. Her aunt Ifeoma knows her circumstances and knows about Kambini’s disability of defending herself and her aunt replied Amaka so that she could be the voice for Kambili. In this novel there is many people struggling to speak their mind not for the reason of their disability, but out of fear. There is several characters gripped with silence in the novel. Kambini is the one character that suffers the most when she has to speak for herself.
The idea of the desire of freedom but inability to control it, and eventually yield in front of the societal expectations. In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the main character Edna chose to confront herself and developing her own desire that resembles through her convenient clothing, but her child, the product of the natural motherhood made her struggle with her decision. At the beginning of The Awakening, the elegant clothes that Edna wears illustrates Edna’s distinct from the rest of the mother women through the pressure of societal expectations that placed on her but not yet have the control over her own action completely. As Mrs. Pontellier is crying for her husband’s accusation for not meeting the societal expectation of being a classic mother women, she used her sleeves of the “peignoir” (6) to wipe out the tears. Peignoir often implies to the clothing of wealthy women, but are also simple clothes, which demonstrates Edna’s
She thought I was kidding.” The author reflects an example of children developing stress about future instances connecting parent’s presentation of negative consequences to the child’s actions. There are various statements of aggression as punishment are made throughout Diaz’s text, as shown when the author says “he expected our individual attention when you were getting your ass whupped. You couldn’t look him in the eye either—that wasn’t allowed.” Rules that were not expressed verbally to keep Junot Diaz’s father from having negative reactions are also implemented by their mother, who appears to be submissive to their father’s say while attempting to vouch for her children’s wellbeing the best she
He believes that the conflict between wanting to please his mother and fulfilling his own desires is causing him great anxiety. According to Lacan, Rat Man will not be able to have the phallus until he has worked through his desire to be it for his mother. In other words, Rat Man will not be able to pursue the goals his heart truly desires until he relinquishes his need to please his mother before himself. However, there is a contradiction at the heart of his condition; if he follows his mother’s will and marries his cousin, he will please his mother in an immediate sense but would equally betray her original desire for true love (rather than to be desired for wealth, a situation she found unsatisfactory). Conversely, if he follows his heart, he will have to reject his mother’s request, while at the same time pursuing the noble, heartfelt love she desires (and the lack of which causes her to require additional devotion from Rat Man).