What John did cause pain to his wife Elizabeth; his affair caused the loving couple to break farther apart. A love that John missed Church to home and nurse his wife back to health instead. John is falsely accused of being a witch and is brought to prison. The distressed caused by being in prison is too much for John that he cannot think clearly. John is offered a choice to admit that he and the others practiced witchcraft, and be set free or serve a life sentence.
Madame Defarge creates a whirlwind of trouble and pain for all of the people she encounters. Throughout the novel, Madame Defarge acts cold and unfeeling; she wants to kill Charles Darnay because his cousins killed her family. Madame Defarge feels nothing, her heart contains only pure hatred ever since her family died. She strives to harm any person associated with her dark past, to hurt anyone that has hurt her, or even has the same bloodline as someone who hurt her.
Even before Annie was sent to a poorhouse for the ill and disabled, her father was incredibly abusive towards her. “Annie” the biography states, “‘You little devil’, her father often shouted, and tried to control her by beatings so severe that, to save her, Annie’s mother would try to hide her little daughter” (Lash 438). From her early childhood, Sullivan faced hardships everyday regarding family life, eventually resulting in her
She is taken in by a local family, but eventually goes back to live with her abusive parents. Pecola’s parents hate themselves and each other which is expressed in equal measures of violence and neglect. Pecola is raped by her father and impregnated, but the child does not survive premature birth. Eventually, Pecola pleads with a town mystic to grant her wish of having blue eyes, believing this “mark of beauty” will finally earn her the love she so desperately craves. Pecola finally loses her sanity, believing her wish granted, and spends the rest of her life in a world of fantasy on the edge of
The separation of Elizabeth Keckley’s mother and stepfather caused so many intense feelings in me. You could tell that Elizabeth’s mother, Agnes Hobbs, and her step father, George Pleasant, were truly in love with one another until George had to move away. The separation of Agnes and George was very intense “my father cried out against the cruel separation; his last kiss; his wild straining of my mother to his bosom; the solemn prayer to Heaven; the tears and sobs—the fearful anguish of broken hearts” (312). Keckley used words like “cruel” (312), and “tears and sobs” (312) to describe the scene that unfolded in front of her. Reading this excerpt from the story was intense enough to cause the reader to feel like they were there when the scene
Now constantly haunted by the Babadook, Amelia must face griefs she has buried in order to save her son. The Bababook, as an entirety, is a physical manifestation of Amelia’s repressed grief from her husband's death. The monster soon possesses Amelia and acts out all the rage and grief she
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
She was turned to stone, and the stone is soaked with tears day in and day out. When it is said, “With which she follow’d my poor father’s body, Like Niobe, all tears:” (I, i) it shows that Hamlet’s mother is overrun with grief for her husband, and she is completely heartbroken. The reference to Niobe proves that the mother’s emotions are very strong, and she will never stop grieving. At least, that is what one would think. Just three lines after this reference is made, another completely contradicts it.
Greif takes its worst toll on Norah, David’s wife, whom even professes, “Greif, it [seems], [is] a physical place, (305).” She grieves inconsolably when she discovers the news of her daughter’s passing, and frantically when the unfathomable truth about her daughter’s existence finally comes to light years later. Ultimately, it is David’s initial deception that devastates his chance of having a meaningful life. While his intentions were thoughtfully pure, David’s actions created a monster embodying heartache, silence, and grief, a monster he and his family could not
I blame the Lords and Ladies Montague and Capulet for the events that occur in “Romeo and Juliet” because they hold grudges against each other and they won’t forgive each other, even after members of their families die. After Tybalt dies, Lady Capulet tells the Prince, “Tybalt, my cousin! O my brothers child! O Prince! O cousin!
“As his sister continued her lamentations, he suddenly swore and struck her. … As she slowly retreated her brother advanced dealing her cuffs” (Crane 8). This attack was only in response to Maggie crying due to the possibility that their mother would become violent toward all of the children in response to Jimmie’s fighting.
In the novel Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither by Sara Baume, she talks about a strong and unbreakable friendship between an old anti-social man named Ray and his adopted dog who he calls One Eye. Both of them were all alone and had no one to love or be loved by, until they came across one another at the pound. After a short ride home and getting settled in they both become the best of friends and rely on each other for many reasons. The novel shares many similarities as well as differences which draw the two closer together and strengthens their inseparable bond throughout the story. One important point to look at is seclusion.