Lena Younger (also known as ‘Mama’) is portrayed as the matriarch figure of the Younger family. Since her husband, “Big” Walter Younger died, she has become, “the center of her family 's life and controls many of the interactions of the other family members… such as the economic decisions”. (Bloom) She is religious, moral, and always ready to give advice to her children and grandchild. However, it’s her traditional and conservative way of thinking that leads to many disagreements with the other characters. While Mama “represents the traditional prescribed domestic role assigned to the women of her generation”, her daughter-in-law Ruth Younger represents “a generation in transition”.
Since her mother offers her to Jacob, she seems to live her entire life thinking that her mother does not love her unlike her brother. Throughout the story, maternal love are shown through different characters between Florens and her mother, Sorrow and her child, and Lina and Florens. Firstly, one of the prominent signs of maternal love between Florens and her mother could be seen through the story. It seems to
Janie’s first marriage is one she is forced into for stability, at at this time she has not discovered who she is or what she wanted from a marriage. Janie marries Logan Killicks she is still a teenager. Nanny forces Janie to marry Logan because the amount of land that Logan had, which would provide Janie with stability . Janie is an orphan who lives with her elderly grandmother. During this time in america , women needed marriage to be stable because they were not able to work.
Chiyo’s mother, who was responsible in providing her needs, tells Chiyo that she is never allowed to leave Okiya without permission and most especially to obey every command her mother tells her to do. She was expected to work hard because she has no choice but to follow rules that her mother had imposed on her. With the endless command mother tells her to do, Chiyo grew up having no chance to enjoy her childhood like any other normal kids do. These experiences Chiyo faced during her early life were portraits of the beginning of sexual exploitation in her
In the two poems The Gift by Chris Banks and Poem for my sister by Liz Lochhead family relationship are explored in different ways. Both viewpoints are 1st person, implying the poets are talking from their own experiences. In The Gift we see the storyline from the viewpoint of a mother who got caught it an accident while in Poem for my sister we see through the eye of a older sister trying to warn her little sister of adulthood. In Poem for my sister, the story start with Lochhead’s little sister trying her older sister’s shoes. We could tell that her little sister wants to be view as a young adult and she is going through adulthood.
After Baby Suggs died and her brothers disappear, Denver tries to learn how to live with her mother just to not be the second victim in 124 Bluestone Road "I love my mother but I know she killed one of her own daughters, and tender as she is with me, I'm scared of her because of it… I spent all of my outside self loving Ma'am so she wouldn't kill me, loving her even when she braided my head at night" (Morrison 392; 397). Because of Sethe's insufficient nurturing, Denver lives a "paralyzing infantilism" (Philip 139). She pays for her mother's bloody past which affects her psychological development. Denver, who has fragile personality, is trapped in childhood. She lives most of her life entombed within the walls of her house because she views the outside world as a place where "things so bad had happened" (Morrison 460).
Linde: When you’ve sold yourself once for other people’s sake, you don’t do it again.” These quotes exemplify that Mrs. Linde wants to be a mother, and she was forced to leave last time. This is Mrs. Linde’s sacrifice in A doll’s house. The third female character in a Doll’s house that sacrifice themselves is Anne Marie, the nurse maid. She left her own children and came to Helmer’s home, and look after theirs. The decision must be hard because, in that time period, leaving one’s own family and children would be hard to imagine, so the decision to abandon her child, must have been really difficult decision, and a big sacrifice.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
- Mothering is a team sport. Since motherhood is hard, mothers need all the help that they can get (Holland, n.d.). - Mothers can sacrifice their everything, but it can never be enough. To give their own body is the ultimate illustration how far mothers are willing to help their children (Holland, n.d.). D. Analysis for the two movies - The very act of mothering makes mothers empowered feminists.
Another illustration of overcoming adversity is when they think that their grandmother doesn't want them to stay,after their first night of being there, and they overcome that adversity by working hard and doing work in order for their grandmother to let them stay. The final showing of the theme of family in Homecoming is when their grandmother rips up the letter to Cousin Eunice and let them stay. This showed great family because even though they're grandmother couldn't afford them, she still let them
One thing that stuck out to her, and she still remembers word for word, and it is stated in this quote… “... me and her sister really good and close friends. And I remember one day her sister, who was her youngest sister, said “ Well I don’t like to play with you, and my mommy said I don’t need to play with you because we don 't play with black people.”,. And it really crushed my heart. It really for the first time, made me feel like I was different from them.”. I wonder if I this little girl still remembers what she did to my mother, and if she realized just how much it impacted her heart.
One time recently she was my ‘marigold’ and helped me through my tough times was when my mom’s friend was moving into our house. Emma has been through a lot of the same stuff as me, both of our parents are divorced so we have a few things in common with that. So, a few months ago my mom was telling me how one of her friends,that’s a guy, will be moving in with us. I immediately texted Emma and she was helping me through it. I didn’t want anyone moving in because I didn’t want him to take my mom away from me.
I can stay here and i am happy here. But my mom said my grandmother wanted all of us to go to her and my mom didn 't wanted me to leave me back alone. I told to my mom, I am not going anywhere. But many times we get helpless in some situation and that is what happened with me. I have immigrate with my family to US.
In my personal experience, when my mom didn 't have money for a babysitter she would usually take us to my aunt or wouldn 't go to work for that day She would always find a way for my brother and I wouldn 't be alone. Their was a time where me and my mom had gone to pick up my little sister, there was lady that works on the stop sign and told us if we knew this little girl and this other lady had said that she was been walking from the corner and she had been lost so we told her, where she lives and we found her babysitter and she had left the little girl all alone in the house while the babysitter goes to the market. This isn 't a good babysitter because she left the girl alone, what would she have done is she didn 't see her in the house, this lady was irresponsible for leaving the girl alone. Luscombe said “Shanesha Taylor, who left two toddlers in a hot Arizona car for more than an hour”, these kind of cases make me sad and think how a mother can leave their children in a car. This mother is irresponsible because she had an interview for a job and left them there and she could 've easily take them with her and tell the person that she had to bring them because she doesn 't have anyone to supervise them and I 'm pretty sure that they would
Taylor comes from a nontraditional family. She was raised by her mother, who worked long hours as a housekeeper to support Taylor and herself. Her father, Foster Greer, left her mother when he found out that her mother was pregnant. Her mother doesn 't mind that Foster left; in fact, she often tells Taylor that "trading Foster for [you] was the best deal this side of the Jackson Purchase." As Taylor matures and is exposed to horrible things that fathers can say and do to children, she feels quite lucky to have grown up without a father.