The reader can clearly infer that Melinda’s thoughts and feelings about her family are negative. Melinda struggles with her mother’s inability to face the truth that they are not a happy family. She is upset that her mother is striving to keep the title of “a happy family” instead of creating an environment where a happy family could strive. Melinda’s parents are a large part of her life, and therefore, they play a major role in her society. The way that she describes her feelings towards her father is that he is lazy and unwilling to work seriously.
"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
Moreover, Jeannette feels the most guilt and shame as an adult. Once she moves to New York and reinvents herself, she tries to forget her old life. No one knows who Jeannette truly is and what her life was like before. Firstly, she feels shame from her parents lifestyle and does not want her acquaintances to find out about the way her parents live. “It had been months since I laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the part would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out” (The Glass Castle 3).
After the extremely stressful experience of almost encountering her mother on the streets, the speaker returns to her home and begins to question the way that she's living. She recognizes that she's not living a happy life, saying that "[she'd] tried to make a home for myself here, tried to turn the apartment into the sort of place where the person [she] wanted to be would live." This statement is extremely profound because the speaker recognizes
Women realizes that without work and salary had make them lost their confident as individual to pursuing a professional job because they don’t know their worth anymore. For example the author state, “a Time magazine cover story on “The Case for Staying Home” and a “60 Minutes” segment devoted to a group of former mega-achievers who were, as the anchor Lesley Stahl put it, “ giving up money, success and big futures” to be home with their children. (Warner, 2013) Women thought that by stay home will solve the relationship issues and that women will be recognize as a good mother, but O’Donnel’s experience prove this to be wrong. Women who are working, they value their self more and put their self in front of a lot of things like marriage and manage work
Despite the entropic nature of Jeanette’s parents , you have always said that something extraordinary has had to start with passion, or as you would say, the further up you go, the longer it’s going to take you to fall down. With what seems to be nothing as a safety net for Jeanette in an exsanguinous family, I wonder how you were able to start a new life with no family outside of my brother and I. As you had to completely start your life over again, I understand the struggle of being too independent, or secluded. However, without you, my brother and I would both be struggling without a wind pushing us towards success. Even though you sometimes drive both me and my brother crazy, you are the fire that warms us up when we need heat.
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. Both Geneva's and Katniss' mother's responses influence their daughters in ways that they will never forget in their lifetime. Because Geneva is so caught up in her own mess and doesn't recognize reality, a Saranell is deeply
For example both girls need someone backing them on their decision on who they are going to fall in love and be with forever. In this situation Juliet has so much from her family that it disables her from making decisions on her own. For instance, Juliet’s parents made the decision on who she going to marry, when actually Juliet already was in love with Romeo and had zero interest in Paris. (Rom 4.1.) Juliet parents supported Juliet so much that when it came to making a decision on her own, she literally crashed and burned because she had never made that big of a choice on her own.
She was beautiful young lady, which helped her fit in with other children’s families. She was pretty much always with these families, who provided her with food, shelter, and comfort. As a result of this, she never really got experience certain events because she was constantly living in a state of security. She had always relied on others to get by, which really hurt her in the long run. Towards the end of the memoir, when her family moved to New York for a better chance at life, Maureen fell victim to distraction.
In The Awakening the main character Edna is going through a life changing event. Edna unfortunately is living in an era where women are supposed to be dependent and devoted to their husbands and a full time mother. Edna doesn’t want to play that role anymore and she wants to become independent. Edna’s want for independence and becoming her own person is finally achieved when she sacrifices her life and kills herself. Edna sacrificing her life shows how her values begin to change from only caring about her family’s needs to now caring about her own needs/wants.
This quite shows the struggle that Luma had to go through as leaving her family and dealing with the devastated and angered family members. She was also cut-off from family funds so she was living all on her own in a new country of opportunity. When she saw a group of
Henrietta and her family encountered multiple difficulties: from finding a place to live to seeking jobs to support themselves. But the worst problem that they always had to deal with on a consistent basis surrounded family relationships. One of the biggest obstacles Henrietta and her family had to face head on was dealing with their daughter Elsie who had a sort of developmental disability. Especially having to watch her grow up and not be able to get the help she desperately needed but was unavailable because the family could not support her individual needs fully, the only person that could ease her pain was Henrietta which is illustrated by this quote, “…but she just stared back, unflinching, her eyes haunted with fear and sadness that only softened when Henrietta rocked her back and forth” (Skloot 44). Even with having to deal with many other issues almost daily, nothing ever deterred the Lacks family from their faith in a divine spirit.
Seeking a Future Imagine growing up in a home with a father who can’t succeed to make a better life for you. A mother who isn’t motivated enough to go to a job each day. Putting each harsh and miserable day, and putting it into an endless adventure. This life belonged to Jeannette Walls and every single day of her life. In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, her life is full of harsh, scary but adventurous experiences that teaches her self confidence and perseverance.