Since she is ill and the family think that she is not any help to them , she says : "It was decided that I should die" (Atwood 226). She feels that she is in the way and that she should die so her sister could have her way. When she is diagnosed with her disease, her sister feels that she would never get married because of it. The narrator never asks for anything but to be by herself ,so she lets her sister get the attention that she needs, because she is getting married. "That way I would stand in the way of my sister, I would not room over her like a fate" (Atwood 226).
“What would you do if you were eight and kidnapped?” Addie Webster knows too well what she would do. Addie was only eight years old when two strangers took her from her own home. She was vanished for half her life and when she returned it was nothing like she expected. Addies life is shown threw the book Zero Day by Jan Gangsei. Just like any other great book there were many things I liked, disliked, and connections I made throughout it.
While on her way to her new family, her brother dies. This has a big impact on Liesel and it is also her first encounter with Death. She loved her parents and her brother but they are all gone now. In conclusion, Liesel encounters love in many forms. She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her.
He wondered how much longer he could keep avoiding people, lying to them. How much longer could he keep dodging the inevitable?” Meredith Ward is another person who is affected by her husband’s death. Due to Charlie Ward’s death she starts to feel lonely and empty. The novel reads, “She looked up at her mother’s face and for the first time realized how terribly lonely her mother must be…But Jenna knew that her mother’s friends could never fill the void left by her father.” In this quote, Jenna is observing her mother’s behavior and is realizing that Meredith Ward and Charlie Ward had a special relationship that could never be replaced and that causes her to feel disconsolate. Also, Meredith Ward is starting to become sleep-deprived because she has no one there for her.
When the Mattie was devastated when this happened. When the gravediggers tried to bury grandfather's body Mattie would not let the gravediggers bury her grandfather without a prayer. This is why death is a big conflict in this book. Without the death Mattie would still be relying on others to take care of her. In end of the book Mattie believed her mother was dead until Mattie found Eliza and she told Mattie that her mother had went to the farm looking for her.
After the death of her grandmother, her mother went into a deep depression, so Annabel tried to avoid hurting her mother’s feeling as much as she could. Annabel told many white lies. Whenever anyone asked her how she was, she would respond “I’m fine”, even if she wasn’t. Annabel never spoke up about what actually happened between her and Will, which made everyone assume an idea that was not true. When Emily was raped by Will, she immediately reported him to the authorities.
Miss Adela Strangeworth as suggested by her name is an offbeat character in this story. This movement often includes mystery, Miss Strangeworth writes anonymous letters to people in her own community. Miss Strangeworth doesn’t “concern herself with the facts” in the letters she likes to include more “negotiable stuff of suspicion”. She writes a letter to Mrs. Foster who is having an operation next month, Miss Strangeworth composed this letter with the intention of scaring the women, the letter included phrases such as, “they’re only human… Suppose the knife slipped.” Miss Strangeworth wants to rid her town of “evil lurking nearby”, but she is the bearer of evil in “her town” by writing these letters telling everyone what they’re doing wrong. She brings the evil upon herself by writing these hateful notes, in the
Anna May lost her son, Simon, when he drowned on a fishing trip with her ex-husband, Tony. Every night since, she welcomed dreams that were once nightmares of her son’s death. Her dreams are the crippling hold of the past that refuses to let go, reminding her of her loss every day. During Anna May’s trip away from home, she begins to develop guilt as she thought about all she could have done to prevent Simon’s death, which becomes evident when she states, “she should have placated Tony; she should have lived alone; she should have pretended to be straight she should have never became an alcoholic; she should have never loved; she should have never been born. Let go!
In the story her son has his wedding and does not invite his own mother to his wedding but she went anyway, not caring what her son thought of her, then winter came and she became terribly ill and on deaths door, but she finished the last wash she would do and returned it to the family barely able to make it and said “I could not rest easy in my bed because of the wash… The wash would not let me die.” (Singer) then she collected her pay and left and never came back again, she died that night on her way home, God said it was time to go and she was gone, and the family realized that this women was from God and the lesson she taught about hard work, perseverance, discipline, and loyalty show all these characteristics over and over again, until her
It obviously took a toll on Romeo’s mother the pain of losing her son was too much to bear and it resulted in her death. Romeo and Juliet’s suicides were very selfish they did not stop to think about how much it would affect their families. However, in the end the two families ended their feud and built statues in Romeo and Juliet’s honor. This teaches us that despite a disagreement people will come together to help someone that is having a hard