Case 10 The Experience of Seena Seena is a fifteen years old adolescent studying in grade 9. Her family consists of her father, mother and an elder sister. Her mother has been a Schizophrenic for four years. Seena’s mother hails from a different part of India and found it really very difficult to get adjusted to the culture of Kerala. She was working as a maid-servant in a neighboring family and became a severe mental patient due to the cruel and inhuman treatment of the family members where she was working.
One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
Women are often viewed as the family caretakers. They cook, clean, care for the children, and overly depend on the man of the family to provide money and do the heavy duty jobs such as yard work. Gail Godwin’s short story “a Sorrowful Woman” proves that that doesn’t have to be the case. The story depicts the woman locking herself away from her husband and child because “the sight of them made her so sad and sick she did not want to see them ever again” (Godwin 1). Being a loving mother and a caring wife is incredibly stressful for her, leading to her desire for a break from them and from being the “average housewife.” The woman locks herself away, essentially leading her to come “as a visitor to her own son’s room” (Godwin 4) or elsewhere whenever she steps out of the room.
She kept abusing and kept her behavior the same. She ran away to her parents’ home. They rebuke her for her childish habit and send her back to her in-laws’ home but this time also she raises hell in her in-laws’ house and again returns to her parents’ home. Her parents again try to send her back to her husband’s home but her in-laws refuse flatly to accept her until she gets maturity and becomes old enough to cohabit with her husband. This is general information about her (Wikipedia).
1. Joy changes her name to “Hulga” because she is acting in an act of rebellion to her mother. She knows her mother’s wants her to have a really pretty name and “Hulga” is the ugliest name Joy could think of that her mom will hate. Mrs. Hopewell is for sure that Hulga looked for that name until she finally found the ugliest name she could think of and after that Joy legalized it so it would be for sure certain. Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time.
Plus, she was discharged from the hospital. Carter wasn’t feeling well and they still sent her home, even when her parents were raising concerns because she was too weak to walk. Amy Carter passed 19 days in home getting worse, without eating or drinking and losing too much weight. Her parents were worried and decided to go to the hospital again. She
Her granddaughter ZaKiya remembers the family saying Trudy walked around the house for weeks in denial saying, “I can’t be pregnant.” Her mother, Isabel, told her this is your baby, your pumpkin. Nancy was displaced as the baby of the family when she was nine years old and became a middle child. Though Nancy was a self-described daddy’s girl, her daddy was not always nice to her. According to Annette’s daughter ZaKiya, her grandfather would over react with punishment when Nancy got into trouble. ZaKiya relates, “I understood our grandfather had a very rough childhood and could be a tough man at times.
In this scene, Curley’s wife talks to Lennie about her life before she meets Curley. Lennie tells her to leave but she responds by saying, “I get lonely...You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (Steinbeck, pg 87). Curley’s wife always feels isolated and alone because
Some people may claim that mothers should go to work to help her husband to have a better income. However, it is argued that if mothers go to work, they cannot take care and protect the house and children and they will face a lot of stress. Taking care of the house and children and protecting them is one reason that mothers should stay at home. If the mother wasn't at home, it will be a mess because she can't clean it all the time and when she is back from, work she will be tired and she can't do anything. In "we are tired all the time, say 60 % of working mothers," Daniel Bates (2007), women in their thirties are exhausted by the demand of a career.
But a few years later, the narrator noticed the change in their household. Her mom no longer told her stories and used the word “plotting” to describe her mother who always had different schemes in order to keep her in the house to help with household chores. She had a suspicion that her mother did not appreciate her staying out of the house and helping her