By establishing a worker/client relationship, this will provide Laura with a secure base to operate from in the future. She will be able to confidently explore her historical, current, and future relationship with her mother knowing that she can receive comfort and reassurance from me, her social worker. Once she recognizes this secure base, I will assist her in discovering how she currently handles her relationship with her mother. During this relational discovery process with her mother, I will also allow her to explore her relationship with me, showing Laura how her previous ways of dealing with others could be positively changed through the change of her various internal behavioral models. Through this social worker and client relationship exploration, Laura will discover how her current perceptions of her mother are connected to expectations from their relationship when she was a child, providing her the opportunity to view the current relationship differently.
Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” This realization made by Janie supports one of the biggest themes in this novel, which is that the concept of innocence and womanhood can’t exist at the same time. Because Janie finally lets go of her “childish fantasy”, her innocence is lost and she is now a woman. The theme of lost innocence in exchange for womanhood is also prevalent in Hurston’s story Sweat. This idea is one of the reasons that Sykes and Delia’s relationship begins to fall apart when we meet them.
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “Why I Live at the P.O.,” the first person narrator is called “Sister.” The most evident narrator’s characteristic is stubbornness. The narrator wants everyone to accept her opinions and inputs as the absolute truth and seems inconsiderate toward others’ perspective. She starts the story by criticizing her sister’s actions, Stella-Rondo. For instance, in the first sentence the narrator places herself as a victim, when she says: “I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy, and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again” (1).
The colorism she first faced was her grandmother inspecting her the shade of color of her skin to see if she looked more European or Indigenous (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). Colorism occurs when someone, generally darker skinned, is less desirable due to the shade of color of their skin within their own family. Anzaldúa faced this when she was called “muy prieta” and was told to stay out of the sun in order to keep her skin lighter. She was also shamed by her family for being openly sexual by being called “puta” and “jota (queer)” when she told them of her friends’ sexual orientation (Anzaldúa 1983, 227). Those labels were used to shame her for her lifestyle as well as to give power to the patriarchy and heteronormative society she resided
This analysis of The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899) will use the psychoanalytic image of the mother as a starting point for Edna’s journey of self-realization which is symbolized in physical “Rooms.” As Edna travels to and from the Island and the different “Rooms” she uncovers and develops her personality but ultimately the journey leads to demise. Her demise is because her rooms are tied to her mother, and she is never able to succeed in her Room as Woolf would have wanted because it is tied to the mother, and not the patriarchal father who represents money and creative power. The symbolism of the mother as a Room parallels the concept of a room in A Room of One’s Own (1929) by Virginia Woolf. The physical and metaphorical “Room” in Edna’s
The position of the mother as a foster mother, which allowed Jeanette to better experience feelings of resentment in the past, seems to facilitate her ability to forgive her adoptive maternal figure too. The final reconciliation makes it possible to describe the novel as a ‘feminist family romance’, according to the definition provided by Marianne Hirsch. For Hirsch, feminist family romances are those novels where the development of female subjectivity and self-empowerment is determined by the continuation of the mother-daughter relationship, as opposed to the previous common rejection of the maternal figure theorized, amongst others, by Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. The bond within mother and daughter is reevaluated and comes to be considered as an important site for female development and a basis for a vision of gender difference and female specificity.
For example, throughout the book Janie ends up being in two relationship throughout the novel, them being with Jody and Tea Cake. In both relationship she desired to be loved and admired but however she stumbles upon abandoning her pride and freedom to achieve her desires. Throughout the novel Jody makes her wear a head-rag that covers her personality. And Tea Cake keeps her on a theoretical leash to keep her chained down. She soon comes to realization and grasps what she whats the most after the passing of both her spouses and that's her
Throughout the novel, Martha Wolg is often found talking or thinking about sexuality; one way to interpret this is to assume that Martha lacks in confidence in her sexuality. Throughout this paper, I will prove this by considering that Martha idolizes her daughter’s physical appearance, Martha frequent comments on her own physical appearance, and her relationship with men throughout the novel. One instance in which Martha demonstrates that she lacks confidence in her own sexuality is evident in part two when Martha goes into great detail about Ursula’s, her five-year-old daughter, primary and secondary sex characteristics. On page 41, after Martha returned home after visiting her daughter at the hospital, she reminisces about the last time she gave her daughter a bath.
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a novel written by Zora Neale Hurston. The novel portrays Janie, a middle aged black woman who tells her friend Pheoby Watson what has happened to her husband Tea Cake and her adventure. The resulting telling of her story portrays most of the novel. Throughout the novel, Zora Neale Hurston presents the theme of love, or being in a relationship versus freedom and independence, that being in a relationship may hinder one’s freedom and independence. Janie loves to be outgoing and to be able to do what she wants, but throughout the book the relationships that she is in with Logan,Jody and Tea Cake, does not allow her to do that.
Nicole Yeakley Mrs.Schroder English III Honors 9 February 2018 Pride and Prejudice In the book, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is the second daughter of Mr. Bennet and the novels protagonist. The five Bennet sisters are Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia, listed in birth order. Elizabeth has many different characteristics, which include being intelligent, lovely, clerver, and of course honest.
After listening to guest speaker and author of a Christian Coming Out, Lou Anne’s story about being a lesbian and being a conservative Christian at that has taught her to embrace her sexuality and her lifestyle. For years, Lou Anne lived her life as a straight conservative girl, and later woman. As she repeated time and time again, “I was in a unhappy marriage, I pretend to be someone I was not…” Lou Anne eventually was at her breaking point, where she thought about taking her own life, because she said, “the thought of living another day as straight woman led me to believe being dead and going up to heaven was the only way I could see myself ever being happy”. It was not until her 60’s when Lou Anne had a change of heart, the way she labeled
The novel is an American Gothic novel set between the French and Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The novel follows Clara Wieland, as she struggles to find her place in society as she is faced with the loss of her virtue. Benjamin Franklin gives another example of loss of virtue in “The speech of Miss Polly Baker,” written in 1747. The speech shows what happens when a woman is given the right to defend herself against her accusers. Both works show the reality women faced when presented with the loss of their virtue.
Edna is battling against the societal and characteristic structures of parenthood that drive her to be characterized by her title as wife of Leonce Pontellier and mother of Raoul and Etienne Pontellier, rather than being her own, self-characterized person. Through Chopin 's attention on two other female characters, Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle
Even though Rex Walls goes from being a hero to a villain in the eyes of his children, the romantic values he instills in them in their earlier years serve as part of their inspiration for escaping him as they grow up. At first, Rex Walls is an incredibly adventurous man who promises his children wealth and happiness while staying faithful to his ultimate dream of building a glass castle. The family at first was very adventurous, they were moving around a lot and they only would stay there for a short period of time. Rex was seeking wealth everywhere they went around the west coast, they kept looking for gold and a place to build the glass castle. He showed the family glimpses of wealth and what the experience of wealth felt like by taking
“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros and “The Flowers” by Alice Walker are both short stories with underlying themes related to the concept of coming of age, or “growing up”. To be more specific, the idea of loss in the context of childhood innocence is particularly prevalent in these stories. The situation in which this loss occurs is drastically different within the two stories. In “Eleven”, the protagonist, Rachel, is forced to wear a sweater that is believed to be hers by her teacher and classmates.