Jeannette moved around very much due to her poverty and parent’s nomadic life style. Jeannette and her three siblings learned to fend for themselves because their mother and father did not take care of them. Her mother, Rose, did not believe in conforming to society's rules, so Jeannette lived a lonely childhood with few friends. Despite the pain that Jeannette endured from her mother, father, and individuals she met along the way, she managed
Her mother, similar to Ada, is nonexistent, and her father, Stobrod, is in-and-out of her life. Generally, Ruby has to fend for her survival as a hunter and gatherer. Instead of learning in school, she educates herself through trial and error which is shown in her knowledge on how to efficiently run a farm. Black Cove ultimately thrives through the time dedicated to improving it carried out by women who were seen as outsiders to farm labor. Although Ada and Ruby were motherless, they portray motherly traits.
From Hulga’s point of view, having servants was normal as was treating them poorly. Due to her mother caring about the farm, she disposed of servants with bad work ethics. Unknowingly, Mrs. Hopewell passes this decorum to her daughter and the narrator says, “She had had plenty of experience with trash. Before the Freemans she had averaged one tenant family a year. The wives of these farmers were not the kind you would want to be around you for very long.” Children learn manners, gratitude, and integrity from their parents which are all things Hulga was not exposed to.
Curley treats her like an object and she gets to a point where she is absolutely fed up with it but she still has no chance but to stay on the farm, her personal hell. She fails to form relationships with anyone and that eventually causes her death. While it is not her fault she dies, her actions did cause it. Her craving for attachment made her look to
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
When Conrad was with his brother while the accident was happening Buck dies, and Conrad survives. He is put in the hospital for trying to kill himself to escape his extreme survivors guilt. After returning home and to school he's recommended a psychiatrist named Doctor Burger. The first signs one sees of unhealthy behavior from Conrad is when his father ask if he's having trouble sleeping and Conrad tells him no. In this case Conrad is using silence and more specifically he's using withdrawal.
Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father. This type of dependency, can affect someone’s mental state. After his death, she has a rather difficult time coming to terms with his demise, refusing to believe that one person she connected to most, was gone. This continued for three days, and while the community saw her denial of her father’s death as a normal part of the grieving process, it certainly was something deeper than what it was. After she finally accepts her father’s passing, she meets a Northern laborer who comes into town as a contractor, Homer Barron.
In “ The Valley of Broken Hearts” Little Joe missed out on accompanying his wife to gatherings because she can not find a way to go without being sad. She needed him to cope with her sadness and the very sad history that was in town. In “ New Development Stirs Old Case” Renfroe needed his wife to see what he was willing to do to prove his innocence and that he loved his wife dearly. Lastly “ French Quarters Black Tapping Feet” Rose missed out on a lot during her childhood because all she thought about was a way to bring food to the table. Each character in the articles missed out on life given moments but those moments either made the characters stronger or it made a change in their
Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers. Her decisions are constantly influenced by her painful memories that she holds onto like her obsession with the English patient, her want to stay in a dangerous villa secluded and her falling in love with the patients. The patient reminds Hana of her father because he was also burned beyond recognition and Hana feels like she need to save this patients so she can feel better about not being near him