It appears that a primary reason in Edna's marriage to Leonce is simply because of her father and sister’s aversion towards it (Magill 446). The class system Edna became a part of by marrying Leonce proves to be contrastingly different than her “strict Presbyterian upbringing” (Magill 446). An example of her abhorrence is when while attending church with Robert, Edna becomes conflicted and flees the scene. This is similar to when she was a child-her father read prayers to her in a “spirit of gloom”, which is what may have triggered her (Magill 447). Another suggested example of Edna's deep psychological dissonance stemming from her upbringing, is the fact that she is motherless and therefore cannot bond with Adele, the mother women, completely (Streater 411).
From the beginning of the story to the end Nea is pigheaded and doesn’t think about the consequences of her actions. Nea misconceives Sourdi’s unavailability for being in danger and unhappiness in her marriage when in actuality she’s happy and expecting another child. Sourdi is a dynamic character because she shows growth throughout the story. Though subtle, Sourdi shows courage when she marries her much older husband not knowing what to expect, but hoping he can provide a more satisfying life. She becomes independent, no longer leaning on the support of her relatives and starts a family of her own.
She would not use it. She continued to call her Joy to which the girl responded but in a purely mechanical way.” (O’Connor 222) The chasm between Hulga and her mother made Hulga to withdraw from establishing a good meaningful family relationship with her mother, and end up attached to a guy, Manley Pointer, really quickly later. Manley Pointer, the guy with important role as his name implies that he is going to “point” out something to change Hulga’s
This situational irony would show Mark Twain’s humor and use of surprise endings. Likewise, the last story has a surprise endings as well. The last story that shows irony, “The Story of an Hour” is a story of a woman known as Mrs. Louise Mallard who has heart trouble. Louise Mallard is told of the misfortunate event that has happened to her husband; a railroad disaster. Upon hearing the news, the woman wept deciding it be best to retreat to her room alone.
Rayona feels that Ida does not care about her well-being and prefers to not have the responsibility of watching over her. Rayona yearns for Ida’s affection and love. Rayona loses hope in her family relationship with Ida as she expresses a bitter feeling of being neglected. This lack of trust caused by the unknown information of Rayona shows these secrets are amplified by how they are kept. Ida choosing to not tell Rayona more about herself and spending time with her creates a gap in their relationship.
Moreover, their numerous issues originated from their negligence to consolidate each other which sadly elicited an inconclusive ending of the mother withdrawing from her family. In essence, Ordinary People reflects about a family who can get webbed in a convoluted circumstance. However, it leaves the crowd to take in a lesson that communication is particularly vital by the way we deal with each other and that something as basic as communication can be highly misunderstood by ordinary
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them. In addition, the search for self-identity is viewed as important in today’s society.
She is interested in asking Hezekiah about him but knows she should still be mourning. Janie is so wrapped in the idea of her needing a relationship because of Nanny engraving it in her head, that the first guy she found attractive, she is interested. Janie seemed to have a trend of picking random boys and never truly focused on whether she is compatible with them or not. Although Janie is ready to move on from Joe, the emotional abuse is still with her. She is scared to open up to a new man or trust anyone new.
She wants everyone to do what she says no ands, ifs, or buts about it. As the story progress towards the end she begins to develop sympathy for the misfit in a plea to save her life. At first she is a little obnoxious to the family and none of the family gets along well, but with death lingering around the corner it makes her develop a new perspective of life. She cries out the name of her son but receives no response. She thinks being a lady and saying "You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?"
Accordingly, Lisa is motivated by her love for Jeff, wanting to marry him and settle down. As the story continues, Lisa learns that Jeff is reluctant about the future, but she wants him to reconsider. Despite her many actions Lisa cannot convince Jeff exemplified by: “Displaying her nightwear to Jeff, she describes it as a, “preview of coming attractions.”” (Belton 1988) This quote from, “The Space of Rear Window” shows how Lisa is constantly trying to wed Jeff, but constantly fails. She also learns that Thorwald is a dangerous man who cannot be trusted. The quote represents how despite constant attempts, one’s desired intention can be ignored and pushed away.
While the story starts with Mrs. Mallard being a two-dimensional person, it quickly switches to sharing all of Mrs. Mallards thoughts and feelings. “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully” (Chopin 1). Telling the story from the omniscient point of view was incredibly beneficial because it allowed the readers to see the inner conflict Mrs. Mallard was having with her emotions. Without knowing all of the joy and excitement Mrs. Mallard felt after learning of her husband’s death, the story would seem to say that Mrs. Mallard died of great sadness instead of great