The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams both feature a character who is unwilling to let go of the past. In The Great Gatsby, we see that Gatsby, the main character’s neighbor, longs for the love that he used to have with a girl he met before going off to war, Daisy. In “The Glass Menagerie” Amanda Wingfield, the mother of the Tom Wingfield the main character, is always rambling on about the past relationships she had. She only knew how to talk about that, and so it was the focus of each conversation she had. We see both, Gatsby and Amanda, not being able to move on from something that they cherished so much but that is long gone now.
Lennie lives with Gram because her mother left her at a young age. Gram calls this the “Restless Gene” and tells Lennie and Bailey that many Walker women have had it. After Bailey’s unexpected death, Lennie, obviously, needs comfort. Recently, a new boy arrived in band class from France, Joe Fontaine. Lennie falls in love, but at the same time makes-out with Bailey’s ex-fiance, Toby, in an effort to heal.
When she married her second husband, which turned into a healthy relationship, she describes her intense intermixing of both happiness but also fears. When her daughter is born she details her ecstasy but also her gut-wrenching fear that she will be separated from this little one she is attached to as
One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
She was seen carrying a lot of books about the topic on the travel all the way to her new home. Tenderly soothing her troubled brother with a story, the movie managed to illustrate and emphasize her adoration of the fantastical. Seemingly summed up, Ofelia’s life consisted of pain and suffering long before she even passed puberty. Her father died in a war and her mother remarried after just a year. She has met Vidal and refuses to call him father because of his harsh demeanor that her mother refuses to acknowledge.
Allen Ginsberg was raised by his mentally sick mother, who took him to the gatherings of radical left party. Living with his mother caused traumatic effects on Allen, which he later expressed in his poems. After graduating from high school, he said that his “favorite day at school was
In real life, Fitzgerald was, at times, an alcoholic, which most likely affected his wife and daughter as well as his work (The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society). Fitzgerald’s beloved wife, Zelda had an affair with a French aviator in June of 1924 (Martin). Once again, this mirrors the story, when Charlie remembers how his wife, Helen, had “kissed young Webb at a table” (Fitzgerald 9). Charlie and Helen’s relationship is that they “loved so until they had senselessly begun to abuse each other’s love, tear it into shreds” (Fitzgerald 11). I believe that Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald’s marriage may have been similar, especially considering Zelda has mental breakdowns and Scott was an alcoholic
She is obligated to stay married to her husband although she feels desperate to get divorce. However, economically and socially, Clara is obligated to her fixed role as a wife because of her motherhood. She express her anguish and distress for this: It bothers me that Eddie had to give me money for the ticket to come home…I don't have money of my own […] I don't know how I'll be able to work and take care of Eddie Jr. Maybe Eddie and I should go back together. "(71) Moreover, during their pregnancy, both Kennedy and Clara suffer loneliness, fear of miscarriage and death. Like Kennedy, Clara turns to writing in her autobiographical play as an outlet of her depressive feelings.
The two novels Sister of My Heart and its sequel The Vine of Desire deal with the lives of two distant cousins Anju and Sudha, it shows how they adapt themselves to the culture of a foreign land. Born on the same day Anju and Sudha consider each other as Sister of my Hearts. They grow as twins in the same house and wish to marry the same man like the heroes of Mahabaratha ,Krishna and Arjun. These fatherless girls live in an old crumbling mansion. They are brought up under the constant vigil of the three widowed women, who force them to follow the strict patriarchal rules, so that they can grow as good daughters.
She is an ‘adarsh bhartiya naari’ who believes that a woman’s primary duty is towards her husband and she should submit herself to the whims and fancies of her husband at all costs. Mammachi has been a victim of her husband’s brutality throughout her life. She is either beaten with a brass vase or an ivory handled riding crop by her husband. Mammachi had exceptional talent for music, especially violin but her husband Pappachi is jealous of her. The climax is reached when violin trainer makes the mistake of telling him that his wife is “exceptionally talented” and “potentially concert class”.