Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
Joy’s mother, Mrs. Hopewell, states that it is hard to think of her daughter as an adult, and that Joy’s prosthetic leg has kept her from experiencing “any normal good times” that people her age have experienced (O’Connor 3). Despite the fact that Joy has no experience with people outside of her home, Joy has contempt and spite around her mother and acquaintances alike. In fact, when Joy changed her name to Hulga, she considered it “her highest creative act” and found a self-serving pleasure when the name brought dissatisfaction to her mother (O’Connor 3). When Joy expresses her disgust with her hometown, she also shares that she would much rather be “lecturing to people who knew what she was talking about” (O’Connor 4). Therefore, Joy suggests that the people and ideas that have surrounded her are inferior to her intelligence, and this
It makes the image all the more powerful; the irony of the children finding comfort in their mother’s embrace and presence is defeated by the mother’s uneasiness about their present situation. The children do not see the mother’s distressed look, which makes the coziness they feel even sadder. A mother is turned to in times of distress, as evidenced by this portrait, but whom does a mother turn to when she is burdened and overworked? I have turned to my mother many times seeking comfort when problems have arisen in my life, and she has always been there to be that comforting outlet.
That’s when her current mother Gigi stepped in, "Even though she had safety and medical care, she didn't have love. If these children don't learn to function in a family with love, they will be forever impacted," she said to Readers Digest. Her adopted father agreed and wanted to help as well. Maci was about to age out of
Also in “Everyday Use “Mama and Maggie have Family Conflicts with Dee. The family conflict ties up with the heritage because Dee thinks very little about the valued things in her family, but Maggie and Mama thinks highly of them and they want to put them to great
In going to the funeral Garp was able to understand how much the women around his mother really cared about her, but at the same time he was not there for long because the women realized he was a man. To which the responded with great hostility. So he did get some comfort, but not much. Most importantly though, what did Garp learn? Besides learning about how much the women loved his mother, really loved her; he also realized what it was like to be a woman, not just physically, but also psychologically.
As a matter of fact her outspoken nature could have gotten her in really deep trouble. We would often ask her, "How in the world did you survive in that context?" I just figured she like Mary kept those thoughts close to her heart. Unlike Mary when she got the chance never stop letting those bottled up thoughts out on any and everyone who would listen. As I reflect back on her life and witness, though, I understand with greater clarity why the things she valued in life were so much apart of her character.
Since Celie was raped and used by her stepfather and Albert, Nettie and her separated; she blamed God for everything that have happened to her, she lost faith but she never gave up. Celie faced her fears by accepting her past and by forgiving people who have done her wrong. When she fully forgave those people who thinks that she was not worth it, she also learned that forgiving them made her life so much better and easier, realized that they can rely on one another as a family, and just live happily ever after. “It refers to the person’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially.” (McLeod 3) At the end of the book, Celie said that everyone is contented and that she felt younger than ever before; this shows that Celie had dropped her fear and kept her faith. Learning is inevitable.
I was astonished at the woman before me who was able to recount terrible experiences and still remain strong. It was not until I began to cry that I saw any emotional strain in my mother, it was a true testament to her strength. I asked her what her response would be if someone, after hearing her experience, said that it could always be worse. Her exact response was, “You’re right, it can.” At that moment, I felt immense admiration for my mother. Despite what my mom has been through, she acknowledges that things can be worse and even though it may be very difficult for her to get through the day at times, she still finds the strength to do so.
Mothers: Mothers in the Odyssey, are determined figures. They are seen as the suppliers of compassion and distress, instead of genuine “supporters” of their children and spouses. Throughout the Odyssey, some of the females need backing and direction as they are weak, fragile, feeble and delicate. Without a tough male figure to guide them, these females seem to be sad and lost. Mothers in the Odyssey depend highly on their son’s devotion to them.