First, I asked them about the differentiating stage of their relationship. Susan described feeling lonely and inadequate after the winter break because she felt that Whitney was distancing herself from Susan. This feeling was supported by Whitney reporting that she was unsure about being in the relationship, because she did not want to identify herself being a same-sex relationship. Due to the fact that each of them were doing their own separate activities outside of their team practice, quality and quantity of their conversations were starting to degrade. Susan just wanted to stay in her room and not do much, she expected Whitney to do the same, but Whitney said that she had her own goals to strive to.
The telling of the secret is to test her strength and established realities. Although Maxine’s mother forbid her to tell other people or even discuss it with her father because he never talks about her “you must not tell anyone, what I am about to tell you” (Kingston 3). The beginning of the story shows that her no-name aunt is a ghost of the family after her death and never to be discussed throughout eternity. The ghost of her aunt is present and powerful and she went on and write about it in her memoir. In addition, the ghost of her aunt reflected on her childhood that she doesn’t want to be disowned by her family like the way they did her aunt.
/ Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5. 214-215). Lady Capulet did not even try to comfort Juliet or listen to her reasoning behind not wanting to marry Paris, rather she does not care and moves on. Juliet then had to confront the Nurse for some motherly advice pleading, “Comfort me; counsel me” (3.5. 220).
In addition to her suffering, her constant back pains at night made me want to alleviate all of her pain, sadly, all I could do was offer her heat patches. I could not imagine how lonely my mom must have felt since she left her whole family behind in Vietnam. Witnessing my mother endure such hardship, I felt like it was my duty as her daughter to diminish her suffering. The dream that my mom often fantasized about was of me having a stable career. My long-term goal is to be financially stable so that I can take care of my mother, but, first I must successfully attain a job.
In spite of the fact that she tries on numerous roles none of these appear to fulfill her; she attempted these identities like trying on outfits, then disposed of them. Her failure to discover any part that really fulfills her presumably adds to her general feeling of vulnerability and proceeded with withdrawal from her family and, undoubtedly, whatever is left of the world. Since she can't locate a specific part that suits her, she attempts not to have any role at all; the coldness and disengagement of the pale white room makes it appear that she is attempting to rid herself of her previous life. From reading the story we can tell that the young wife has a creative side she tried writing poetry among other things, but being secluded cause her to suppress her creative energy. In some culture a woman’s role is to be a house-wife and mother.
There is a similar situation in The Hunger Games, which is written by Susan Collins. In this book, Katniss and Prim lose their father, which has a great impact on their mother. Katniss' mother's response is very similar to Geneva's. "She didn't do anything but sit propped up in a chair, or more often huddled under the blankets on her bed, eyes fixed on some point in the distance... no amount of pleading seemed from Prim seemed to affect her" (Collins 26). Katniss' mother is not accepting the death of her husband by blocking out everyone, which is almost exactly the same response as Geneva to her situation.
"Then the mask said, 'I wasn't fair to your father. I shouldn't have married him"' (Carr 142). Throughout her married life, Geneva distracted herself with the facade of parties and emotional disconnection to her daughter because, at the thought of her mistakes, her brain couldn't handle it. Geneva was only able to accept reality on her death bed. The inability to accept reality is different for every human; some are able to use that as motivation to live a joyful life, while others go on with
First, Molly’s human development is inhibited by her adoptive mother expecting her to behave like a lady and punishing her for success within other roles, such as Student Body President. This lack of freedom to decide what she wants to do is also applicable to her financial constraints that shaped her college decision based on scholarships as well as limitations surrounding her ability to be a film director due to her gender and sexuality. Personally, my human development was ultimately shaped by myself, however, my parents had influence in the background. While my parents expected me to attend college and get a job right after school, I ultimately wanted the same thing for myself and had some freedom in deciding which university to attend as well as what field to get a job in. However, I attended TCU, which they were strong proponents of, and pursuing jobs in the banking industry, which they regard as stable and respectable positions.
the artist must possess the courageous soul" (86). However, had this story been taken place today it is unclear whether Mademoiselle would still feel she must be a courageous soul "that dares and defies" (86). There are many more woman, and men today that find themselves not wanting a family or wanting to wait to have a family until they have accomplished all their goals. These people today still get criticized just as Mademoiselle Reisz did, there are always people like Adele who feel different about becoming a mother and wife, and it is them who pass on their ideals towards their children and so
Taylor knew from a young age, that this life was not for her. Her mother knew this as well in saying “Mama always said barefoot and pregnant was not my style. She knew.”(3) Taylor was not one to be content with being a man’s housewife. Her strong trait of independence was realized and taking action. This is furthered when the school’s science teacher was able to get Taylor a job at the local hospital.