Kate Chopin’s novella The Awakening is about the young Edna Pontellier and her struggle with fitting into her role as a wife and a mother. During a vacation at La Grand Isle she meets Robert Lebrun, who is the man she later throws her love upon. Her newfound love and her growing desire to be independent from all aspects of society drives her further and further away from her husband and children, and the lengths she is willing to go to for her freedom expands dramatically. Robert Lebrun and Edna both have secret growing feelings for each other that they are unable to fulfill when they start developing, but when Edna has finally separated herself enough from her family to attempt a life with Robert, he is unwilling to follow her dream. All through
At one point Abby starts dating a guy named Parker, Abby convinces herself that he's the right choice for her and basically just trying to run from her true feelings because she's too scared of getting hurt. After getting drunk at her birthday party, Abby and Travis fall asleep together. Seeing them, Parker gets upset and ends up fighting with Abby, which leads to their breakup. On the last night of the bet, Abby makes a move that gives Travis hope for a relationship when in reality, Abby thought she was just ending things smoothly. The bet is over and she gets back to her dorm, leaving Travis heartbroken.
In chapter 2, Sophie arrives home to find two voicemails that haven 't been played yet. Upon listening, she finds one is from her aunt Becca, checking up on her mother. The second is from Nell 's former doctor,
He abruptly chose not to go back to school after his father died, which was one of his biggest mistakes. He stayed in Starkfield even though he had the opportunity to go back to school and study his main interest, science. Because of this, he spent most of his days cooped up in his house. “But one phrase stuck in my memory… Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters.
While living on his own, he failed college and many more. Augusten realizes that his life, though hard, prepared him for a richer life as a writer in the city. Given all he overcomes, such endeavors fail to scare him any longer. Augusten became a stronger than ever because of his challenge in his adolescent
The women listen to her husband shifts to a new house even though she did not believe in the treatment her husband has suggested for her. This paper would bring forth a concerning topic regarding gender suppression that was common during Gilman’s time. Gilman talks about the gender discrimination and dominance of male due to the norms created by the society. The narrator’s husband imposed his own thinking on his wife without even considering to take his wife wishes and opinion into account.
In Scott Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited,” Honoria is placed in the custody of her aunt and uncle due to her father Charlie being away dealing with his alcoholism, the lifestyle he lives regarding alcohol and the people he is associated with, and her mother dying of heart problems. When the reader is first introduced to Charlie, we are given Charlie Whales who is in Paris trying to regain custody of his daughter after being away to deal with alcoholism. Fitzgerald writes “"No, no more," Charlie said, "I 'm going slow these days, I’m here for four or five days to see my little girl."(12). Charlie is back in town to try and regain custody of his daughter Honoria. The main reason Honoria is living with her aunt and uncle is because of her mom’s
Victor’s parents’ relationship is what teaches Victor what a family should be. Because Victor’s mother died when Victor was a teen, Victor doesn’t learn the significance of a maternal figure. Elizabeth, Victor’s cousin, and adopted sister, takes on the role of mother, and later the role of his wife. The multiple roles Elizabeth possesses confuses Victor, marrying orphaned cousins wasn’t unusual for the time, but Victor rarely sees Elizabeth as a wife. “On it, I will consecrate myself, in life or death, to the happiness of my cousin” (Shelley, 187-188). Because of Caroline’s death, Victor does not feel a maternal figure is important, thus being the reason for Victor’s ignorance of Elizabeth after marriage, and while creating the monster on his own.
Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was conceived by her parents as a savior sibling for her sister Kate Fitzgerald. Kate has leukemia, and relies on her sister for body parts. However, when Anna turns thirteen, she is asked to donate a kidney to her terminally ill sister. For this reason, Anna petitions to sue her parents, Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian Fitzgerald (Jason Patric) for medical emancipation because she no longer wants to live her life for Kate. Although, throughout the novel, Sara Fitzgerald shows bias love for her sick child, My Sister’s Keeper, directed by Nick Cassavettes is a moving and emotional story about not just the freedom and right one has over their own body, but both the bringing together and tearing apart of a family
She decides to travel to locate her son who she gave up when she was younger. She does not know where her son was sent by the nuns, after being forced into signing the adoption papers. Her travels lead her closer to an epiphany whereas Evelyn’s travels bring her back into her reality. Philomena is accused of "carnal incontinence", denied pain relief during her breech birth as penance for her "indecency", and still hankers after forgiveness for her shame. She is very different to Laura and Evelyn in the way that she is dependent on Martin.
Mrs. Bravo deals with depression from the loss of her husband, neglect from her children, income, and diabetes. By the age of 18 Virginia was married to her high school sweetheart and pregnant with her first child, widowed, single mother and alone, Virginia choose to leave New York on her own and move to Daytona Beach, starting her career as a teacher assistant in Mainland High School and various schools in Volusia County. At 28 Virginia decided to try love again, she married a man that she calls “love at first sight”. I choose to interview Ms. Bravo owing to the fact that she was the only person there from a different ethnicity background; due to the location of the YMCA there are not many elderly people from different ethnic background. During the interview Mrs. Bravo speaks about her reason she comes to YMCA, her life before and after her husband death and how the music from the active adult classes makes her reminisce about the good times she has shared with her husband and her kids.
Brenna Finally Comes Out on ‘Chasing Life’ After months of living in her sister’s shadow, Brenna (Haley Ramm) finally showed up and reached her peak point in the third episode of “Chasing Life” Season 2. It has been a longtime coming for the once rebellious sister of April (Italia Ricci). During the episode, Brenna reached her boiling point with several emotional scenes that would make fans feel for her, TV equals reported. Brenna has been through a lot, her sister was diagnosed with cancer, she loses Greer and she has been forced to leave her private school and attend public so that their mother can afford April’s treatment , all while being the maid of honor.
In “Let America be America again,” “The Latin Deli,” and “Two ways to Belong in America” America has been proven that it is only free for some but not for all. In these stories, they insist that that America has only been free and equal towards its American born citizens. They explain how most of the immigrants have been discriminated against and treated poorly. Most of them tell how they have been forced to make their own communities because of how they have been treated. The immigrants have all been discriminated against and are not free unlike American born citizens.
Firstly, transnational mothering gives women the feeling of mental instability that affects them emotionally due to the precarious work they are required to do. In Sedef Arat- Koç's article the concept of transnational mothering is defined as immigrant women coming into Canada as domestic workers by leaving their own children behind in their home country in order to look after the children of employers(Arat- Koç's, 364). The notion of transnational mothering is seen as a form of social reproduction that plays a major role in the health of immigrant women which leads them to subjective trauma.