Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
In the article, “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing Parents. Is That Enough?,” by Scott Anderson proves that some young individuals may act violently for certain matters because of how their parents treat them. It is unclear as to why juveniles and adolescents automatically go into extreme measures, however, this may be caused by lack of support from their parents. Anderson asserts, “What Phillips couldn’t see was that Greg’s behavior masked a rapidly deteriorating home life, where he was now the sole focus of his mother’s rage. Almost daily, Greg told me, his mother would rip into him about something- his grades, his appearance, his choice of friends- ferocious tirades that often culminated in her telling him, “I know you’re going to leave me just like your sisters did.” Once her anger passed, Bonnie would usually apologize to her son, but after a time, Greg didn’t even hear it anymore” (Anderson 42).
The media has taken upon itself to bring to life the stories of these women. For instance, the infamous story of Sybil the women with 16 different personalities. Sybil’s main reason for her disease was linked to the good and bad relationship she had with her mother as well as several childhood sexual abusing. Multiple personality disorder struck Sybil when she started to have hysterical breakdowns everytime she’d bring a date back to her apartment. She was lonely and lacked companionship and she could not understand why.
She becomes a victim of an alien culture where all women become victims and feel themselves to be ugly and also suffer from an inferiority complex as a result of the impact of white standards of beauty. Her imbalanced mental state is also due to the uncaring and unsupportive nature of her mother as well as the unhealthy familial relations inside the home where the father on the one hand rapes the daughter and on the other burns down the house along with daily disputes between the parents. I have thus reached the conclusion that females are more vulnerable to acquire a diseased mind as they are always under the confining bell jar of the society and the family as a
The story shows that her father abused her mother like it was normal. Had her mother still be alive she would be the victim, and it would only be a matter of time before the father would move onto the children. Not only was Eveline living a life of hell, she felt paralyzed in the decision of leaving for a new life with Frank. The theme paralysis comes into contact with dysfunctional families more than we could expect. It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away.
The obsession Beloved creates about Sethe became a strategy of revenge. She suffered separation at an early age, and thus she is obsessed by the idea of a reunion. Since she cannot return to her mother's womb, Beloved seeks reunion through death. She began torturing her mother and blaming her for the ruthless behavior of filicide: The bigger Beloved got, the smaller Sethe became; the brighter Beloved's eyes, the more those eyes that used never to look away became slits of sleeplessness.
Instead of the conflict of the story being between a husband and wife, the conflict is between a mother and a daughter. In the beginning of the story, we can see the obvious conflict between the two. The mother is what one might consider to be strict or abusive or maybe even just tough love. Many times, throughout the story, the mother is said to have hit or choked her daughter. Because of this, the daughter has turned into a disobedient girl and will do anything to go against the wishes of her mother.
Our film, Psyche, is about a teenage girl, Deirdre, who is being physically and emotionally abused by a family friend, a man named Channing. Channing has been sexually assaulting Deirdre as well as causing her to have bruises on her body. Deirdre’s family does not help her in her situation, thus she feels that she has no way of escaping her trauma. This is made worse when she discovers that she is pregnant with Channing’s baby, and this drives her to believe suicide is her only option to be free of her pain. The editing theories that I am going to be using in my editing of the short film Psyche are as follows: From Ken Dancyger’s The Technique Of Film Video Editing: History, Theory and Practice: Vsevolod I. Pudovkin’s experiment where subjects were shown an image of an actor, and the each subject was shown a different image in the
She began to howl.’’ (Crane The verbs Crane chooses, “screamed,” “howl,” “roared,” “growled”, suggest that Mrs. Johnson is not a motherly figure. The poverty causes Maggie’s parents to behave not like responsible parents. The father of Maggie dies early in the short novel. Maggie’s mother, a vicious alcoholic, who is described as a “sated villain”, is a mefistofelic character. She is abusive, she hurts her children very often.
As Julian expected, the boy’s mother grows irate and strikes Julian’s mother in rage. Following this, Julian turns on his distressed mother, ridiculing her actions and justifying those of the young boy’s mother. Eventually, Julian’s mother - who had previous health complications - succumbs to her injuries, thrusting Julian into grief, guilt, and utter hopelessness. O’Connor’s use of rhetorical devices illustrates the conflicting and evolving attitude with which Julian views his mother. O’Connor’s use of imagery captures the disdain with which Julian views his life circumstances, the infatuation Julian has with seeing his mother agitated and remorseful, and the contrasting culpability he feels when his mother reaches her twisted and untimely fate.