He has claimed many times that she is inspiration for the mentally unstable characters in his work, and Dwayne Hoover’s dead wife is a direct allusion to his mother’s suicide on mothers day 1944. The reason for her suicide is unknown but Vonneguts thinks that the absence of both her sons, his brother in college and he a POW in
Julia is shown to be an adult as she decides to keep it a secret from her mother due to the fact that she is afraid that her mother would have a heart attack with the information. This brings upon the demise portion that comes with the slowing and Julia’s mother continuing to be weakened so far to the point where important information could be fatal, shows that the slowing is having an impact that is leading to the demise of humans. Next, family is an essential part of people’s lives, changes to family members can cause split ups which has the potential to devastate other members. Julia constantly thinks about her father and why he would do such a thing while also taking care of her mother. Julia is shown to be
Ethan met Zeena when he was caring for his mother that died from…. Ethan claims that she filled the emptiness within him that he longed for. Ethan decisions in taking Zenobia as his wife is his fateful choice that traps in the village of Starkfield. Zeena takes many things from Ethan 's life that causes him to be unsatisfied and unsuccessful in life. “Twice or thrice before she had suddenly packed Ethan’s valise and started off to Bettsbridge, or even Springfield, to seek the advice of some new doctor, and her husband had grown to dread these expeditions because of their cost” (pg.
Byatt writes that even remembering her has been the reason for a major part of Roland’s scorn. She marks that “when he thought of his mother, the adjective would not be expurgated. She was disappointed, in herself, in his father, in him.” Consequently, her drunkenness, disappointment, and unpleasant behaviors made gloomy all Roland’s school and childhood: The wrath of her disappointment had been the instrument of his education, which had taken place in a perpetual rush from site to site of a hastily amalgamated three school comprehensive……….His mother had drunk too much stout, ‘gone up to the school and had him transferred from metal work to Latin. From Civic Studies to French……. .
Grace has painfully explains how she has to go through the ordeals of constantly changing the house which also affects her study; all these due to the sickness of her mother. She narrates, “Some of our neighbors often tell me to keep my mother controlled. Some other people supported me; what mistake did I do in order to get abused by other people. The neighbors belong to a different caste and creed. They find it difficult to accept the wrong-doings of my mother”.
The Lee’s story shows how this idea was the root cause of Lia’s ultimate death. On one hand you have her family who, through their culture believed that what Lia had was spiritual. The clash of cultures and understanding lead to the difficult situation between the family and the doctors. “Whether you find these traits infuriating or admirable depends largely on whether or not you are trying to make a Hmong do something he or she would prefer not to do. Those who have tried to defeat, deceive, govern, regulate, constrain, assimilate, intimidate, or patronize the Hmong have, as a rule, disliked them intensely” (Fadiman 26).
This is the main problem in the book Walk Two Moons. This problem can change the outcome of the story majorly. As stated, “He had already seen Momma and he had not taken me.” (Creech) This quote shows that Sal is disappointed that she could not have seen her mother right away. Throughout the book, Sal is skeptical, about many things. When the ‘lunatic’ (a main antagonist) arrives in the story, Sal gets a little nervous.
Within her life, Leah’s leadership role led her to feel somewhat responsible to take care of the rest of her siblings. Even though Leah considered Ruth May’s death to be partially her fault due to her believed responsibility over her, Leah also found fault within her father and God. According to Elaine R. Ognibene, “Leah loses any faith that she had left in both her father and his God when Ruth May dies from a venomous snake, and her father has no words to explain the child’s death, except that his youngest daughter “wasn’t baptised yet.”...the daughter who had idolized her father, now could not stand to look at him” ( Ognibene##). Ognibene’s analysis helps to further support the idea that the father’s lack of emotional support and sympathy for his own daughter truly haunted Leah, and with this inconsiderate image of her father in her head, Leah began to have a negative point of view to all things associated with her father and his power including: America, her father, and God. Her witness to her vulnerable and innocent sister’s death led Leah to see the true ignorance and helplessness that her father provided in her family’s time of need.
Yang Kwija’s “Cold Water Pass” is another work by him that does not conform to the ideals of utility by showing how a family is negatively affected by the state of their society rather than showing how the majority is prospering. “Cold Water Pass” follows the story of a family in which the father died and left them with a lot of debt and had to be taken care of by their older brother despite their financial difficulties. During this story when their mother was talking about their struggles, she said that “’Weren’t for your big brother, we would have starved.’ Mother often recalled her eldest son’s labors, and it was true. Like a cloud drifting in the sky, Father cared only for otherworldly things and died suddenly, leaving behind intense poverty,
Nell’s only friend is named Kit who is a young man who worked in the shop… Throughout this story Nell seeks asylum for her grandfather. Meanwhile his brother is looking for Little Nell to take care of her. After Nell travels far and seeks refuge for her grandfather she gets ill. Subsequently this illness leads to her death and a few months after her grandfather dies. In the novel, The Old Curiosity Shop, the themes of untimely death, corruption due to class struggles and emotional neglect, all make this magnificent story a sad tragedy.