The epigraph of Chapter Three highlights the ways both Mother and Mattie feel and relates to the novel’s theme of loss. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Fever 1793, quotes from a letter from Margaret Morris, which states “Oh, then the hands of the pitiful mother prepared her child’s body for the grave.”, the “pitiful mother” representing Mother, and the child spoken about is Matilda. Mother has just experienced yet another death, the last one being Mattie’s father. Polly was their helper girl, and now they don’t have anyone to help around the shop. This will cause Mother to get more stressed as she and Mattie have more work to do.
All of the people in Starksfield tend to become introverts when the winter months begin to hit. After discovering the Zeena will be sending Mattie away for a new hired girl, Ethan goes into a fit of rage trying to defend Mattie. His loneliness strives from Ethan believing Zeena had “taken everything from him” (44) through the winter months. The darkness and harshness of the winter creates isolation from the outside world, or for Ethan his wife telling him she had had enough of his affair. People choose to act in ways they normally don’t act, they feel like the people around them are out to get them, even when they are not.
She is constantly embarrassed to even be seen with her grandmother.One piece of evidence that points to this is,”Right up to the time when we’re supposed to pick up the old lady at the airport, my mother is telling me stories about how hard times were for la familia on la isla, and how la abuela worked night and day to support them after their father died of a heart attack” (Cofer 2). This shows that from the very beginning constancia has no respect for her grandmother and is ashamed of her. She calls her “the old lady” instead of her grandmother. She also does not have much sympathy for her grandmother considering her difficulty at home. Likewise, she continues to treat her grandmother with disrespect.
She struggles through the celebrations at school. Then she scolds herself. She should thank her mother for leaving,” (p. 24) from which Nazario takes a severe circumstance of Belky not seeing her mother and making it relatable by showing Belky’s guilt for feeling resentment toward her mother when her mother is making grave sacrifices to care for
For her mother, instead of getting heartbroken, she felt failure every time she made spells, and it was her own daughter that broke her heart. “Love will lead to ruin. Death is a comfort. (Kendall Kulper 392).” Overall, the book, Salt and Storm, was about a girl trying to break free of her mother’s curse in order to become the island’s next Roe
In The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls faces harsh stuff through her childhood because of her parents. In the beginning of the book she finds her mother digging through trash. She feels embarrassed, so she turns around and goes home without saying hello. Jeanette then calls her mother and asks to have dinner with her. She offers her mother help because she feels guilty, but her mother rejects her help.
In “A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe,” Maxine Hong Kingston reflects on her childhood. Kingston blames her mother for the results of the frenectomy, a procedure that was supposed to help her speak well but affects her speech. She describes the operation as a violent and empowering act by her mother. The passage’s use of diction, imagery, and point of view help to convey the author’s feelings towards her mother and . At a young age, Maxine Hong Kingston got a Frenectomy.
ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
She is tasked with the unfair role of caring for her family and looking for her dad. She could have given up, but her unconscious fear and lack of trust of men, left her to juggle both. Just like Ree, the rest of the women in the community take up this responsibility of a caretaker through their lack of trust in the men of the society. It is in this regard that Ree is forced to try and fix the molding of her brothers who seem to be destined to follow in the same footsteps of the men in their family, undependable and lacking a sense of responsibility. She identifies the unequivocal resemblance between Sonny and Blond Milton in that they have a “punishing spirit” (Woodrell 8).
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
Shears validates Christopher’s relationship with his mother. Although Christopher’s mother left his father to live with Mr. Shears in London, England, Mr. Shears treats both Christopher and his mom negatively. He tells Christopher’s mom that “This flat is hardly big enough for two people, let alone three.”(Haddon 201) and rudely tells her “Don’t be a bloody fool. It was a temporary job, for Christ’s sake.”, when she gets “fired” from her work. Mr. Shears mentions numerous times that he does not like does not like Chris and he thinks there is no space for Christopher to live in their home.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband.
Once Mariam and Rasheed start living together, she realizes that she has to work and do all of the chores. Life is not going to be like it was with Nana but instead she is about to suffer and endure with Rasheed the rest of her live. Enduring suffering is a reoccurring theme in the novel. Likewise, Laila, the daughter of one of her neighbors, is not even married yet, but she has to pick up the slack around her house because her mom is depressed after she hears her sons have died in the war. In Pakistan, age is but a number; women’s age means nothing to the society.
Mehri, Marji’s maid and close friend was just broken up with her boyfriend, and when Marji “went back to [Mehri’s] room and she was crying” (Satrapi 36). This event taught Marji that the world is cruel and that life has unexpected, unfortunate tragedies. She quickly adapted to this situation and learned how to comfort someone in sadness. This affected her tone in the next few pages by it being more stern and persistent in response to the abrupt halt to Mehri’s happiness. Marji’s next obstacle is when she encounters beliefs of someone that are drastically different than her own.
Williams,walk two moons In the novel walk two moons,by Sharon Creech,Phebe changes internally and externally when her mom leaves.First Phebe’s mother Mrs.Winterbottom leaves after getting a note.Next Phebe freak’s out and thinks she was kidnaped.Last she comes back home with the lunatic and Phebe gets mad and confused. Although her mother left she still forgives her and enjoys having a new family member. When mrs.winterbottom leaves phebe thinks that the lunatic who left the message did it.phebe is also so scared that she goes to the police station after school.”when the bell rang,I raced out the room --- we both ran the six blocks to the police station.”when the police don’t believe