Each daughter thinks she is not even comparable to her mother, but they soon realize that that is not the case. The daughters also feel that they can never make their mothers proud of them because they are always criticizing everything they do.Waverly Jong told her a friend, “‘You don’t know my mother, she never thinks anybody is good enough for anything.’”(Tan 167). Waverly Jong stopped playing piano because she was tired of her mom showing her off when she did well, but cutting her down when she was perfect enough. (Tan 170-172). The mothers are actually very proud of their daughters, though, they just want them to strive for excellence.
Love is an involuntary factor that many people have come across in life. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character Lily, has an internal conflict with her mother which affects how open she is to love. Lily grew up with her father and the culpability of her mother's death. (more info) She was raised with a harsh understanding of love due to the lack of love given to her all throughout her life, for she was more open to love because she hasn't doted as a child.However, Lily found love through the Daughter of Mary, the Boatwright sisters, and Rosaleen, who later taught her how to love herself. Paragraph 1 Lily's form of love was altered due to how she was raised.
This was symbolic to the narrator’s confinement within her own home by her husband. She clearly told John that this room is not good for her but he never listened. Due to this reason, the narrator does not feel like sharing the things that trouble her. Her condition was getting worse by the passing with but she didn’t mention it to her husband because according to him it’s just in her head. “I cry at nothing and cry most of the time.
A mother and daughter are expected to always get along, and a daughter is expected to always respect her mother. Anne Frank and her mother, Edith, have a very complicated relationship. At times, Anne and her mother do not have the expected relationship, and their reality is that Anne sometimes disrespects and does not get along with her mother. Anne acknowledges their relationship when she says, “I simply can’t stand Mother, and I have to force myself not to snap at her all the time and to stay calm when I’d rather slap her across the face. I don’t know why I’ve taken such a terrible dislike to her” (Frank 51).
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
Lily barely knew her own mother, and T. Ray, her father, abuses her and could care less. Lily gets to experience the parent-child love from Rosaleen. Kidd asserts that the interaction between different races can lead to loving
“A Sorrowful Woman” examines the detrimental effects of the mother’s repressed sexuality on her small family, as well as how addiction and isolation hasten her descent into madness. The mother denies her sexuality for fear of retributions and judgements from her family and by society. Her repressed feelings have accumulated over the years and resulted in a subconscious hatred for her husband and son. Godwin communicates how little they mean to the woman by never even revealing their names. Instead, they are referred to as “the husband”(1) and “the child,” (1) viewed by the mother as extras in the production in which she is trying to play a believable
Jing Mei is signed up to perform at a local talent show in front of her family, despite having no interest in playing the piano. Her performance of a piece ironically titled “Pleading Child”, as expected, doesn’t go well, which only makes Jing Mei and her mom’s perspectives of each other more negative. Ultimately fueled with hatred on Page 27-28, Jing Mei has a meltdown, thinking to herself, “My true self had finally emerged. So this was what had been inside of me all along.” Feeling both pressured and embarrassed by her family, especially her mom, Jing Mei, musically, feels powerless, and all of her might to be a prodigy disappears after her performance. Regardless, her mother still is persistent on Jing Mei becoming a prodigy, despite her passionless performance and her family’s negative reaction.
This has affected her actions and way of living her life and even pursuing teenage dreams. Since Susie didn 't arrive for dinner Abigail still kept her hope up that nothing unusual had happened and that her daughter was in safe hands. Successively she started becoming worried and made phone calls to neighbors …”as my mother made phone calls..” (p 55) which shows us that she is upset. The hope of Susie one day arriving back home started fading away as the days went past and additional evidence came through the police indicating Susie being dead. Going through these tough times Abigail couldn’t show affection to anyone as she had done earlier and therefore the relationship between her spouse, Jack, weakened up.
One of the reasons that Adeline 's is so depressed is because the first thing is the fact that Adeline never gets any mail from anyone because her parents have forbiddened anyone from getting any mail. When she goes she was very small and then when she was older her parents never got here any new clothes and then she became known as the referee. She had made friends at her school but then her parents had have enough so then they had sent her to an orphanage. Finally no one cares about Adeline because if someone did then she would not feel like she is nothing and then she would have felt better about her self and then she probably would have had a better thought about herself and maybe about her friends. That is why I think that Chinese Cinderella is a depressing story.