This becomes even more clear when Mama is talking to Walter about the baby and she says: “‘I think Ruth is thinking ’bout getting rid of that child’” (Hansberry 1062). Ruth does not see her current situation fit enough to bring a baby into. Ruth is a strong individual in the family but she also struggles to know what to do with her current situation. After we are introduced to Ruth during Act II the reader continues to see that Ruth stays true to her character by trying to make her family seem put together to outsiders.
Hester says, regarding Ruth, “I’ve seen her at the window, looking at the town. Day after day she stands there” (Ringwood, 12). Ruth craves human interaction, and begs her husband to sell the house for that very reason. Likewise, Mrs. Wright’s house is described as being “down in the hollow and…lonesome” (Glaspell, 7). Mrs. Wright herself seems to be in stark contrast with her pre-marriage self; Minnie Foster.
As for Mrs. Grose, she wanted to see what the governess saw, but couldn’t, thus making the governess feel like she wasn’t validated in her new home. The governess felt oddly alone in all aspects that truly mattered besides one - her
After Rayona and Christine arrive to Ida’s house, Christine leaves Rayona in Ida’s care. Rayona ends up living with and describes how Ida would feel about her departure, “Aunt Ida is a mystery to me. She seems to take everything as it comes, but it’s all a burden. I tell myself she won’t miss me, she won’t care that I left the way I did.” (85).
During the book, a social worker does show up to their house in Welch at one point. The family is gone and Jeannette answers the door. The social worker says that a follow up visit will come so the family attempts to clean the house but the visit never comes. I believe this shows how sometimes families and children can slip through the cracks of the social work system. This is still a
It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
She gives the reader both physical and emotional descriptions of the main ones. Mama is an apparently a laid back and very caring human being. One feels the motherhood radiating as she sits outside waiting for Dee. Any person who has been away from home will know the feeling of coming home and having a mother waiting. Even as she is waiting for Dee, her brain is still on her other daughter who is home and who is emotionally distraught.
She already knew that her mother loved her other sister, June, more and the only thing that she had that June did not was her beauty. Secondly, her desire to be apart of something or to be important to someone came to her; however, as her desire came so did fear. She struggled with her fear that she would be leaving what was known to her: a family that she didn’t feel apart of. She craved the feeling of being wanted, and Arnold Friend was a “friend” that could give her all the attention she wanted. “‘I know my Connie,’ he said, wagging his finger... ‘
She is convinced that her maternal filicide is motivated by altruism, but her endless loneliness made her do the right thing after eighteen years. Her self-forgiveness and healing could not be completed without Beloved, and Beloved cannot live in peace without her mother's
This shows how much she wants to go looking for companionship. Her detachment to the world around her forces her to look elsewhere. She has a pent-up resentment to so many people, including her own mother. This resentment had occurred as a result of how her mother forced her to let go her dream of being an actress. She formed a detachment to her mother because of that.
As a foster parent, she grew an attachment for the child and loved him, but torn at the fact that she was not his real mom. In effect of having to take a child from their real birth mother, it is often a challenge for most foster parents. She describes the hatred she once had towards the biological mother and how afraid she was in possibly never seeing her child again. She learned to overcome the feeling of hatred and was appreciative of the fact that the woman gave her son the gift of life, and brought him into the world (Russell para 4). After all, these children deserve a chance to have a family who loves them as if they were their own.
To make matters worse, the widow had “lived there alone, with her son.” Since he was murdered, she was left with nothing. She had no family members to help comfort her, which only led to her loneliness. Moreover, the neighbors were unsympathetic. They halted the use of Antoine’s name, hence any faint memory of familial connections was demolished.