There were rumors about Larry and his playboy nature, but Antonia choose to see the good in him and was even prepared to be married to a man who did not care as deeply for her as she believed. “The trouble with me was, Jim, I never could believe harm of anybody I loved” (5.1.189). Antonia says this to Jim as they are looking back on their lives as adolescents which proves how she learned from her previous experiences not to instantly be so trusting of everybody she meets. In a more positive sense, Antonia’s optimism enabled her to be accepting of what she had, and never wish for more. Unlike her acquisitive mother, Antonia was always content with her life on the farm and never felt it necessary to beg and want what other people have.
Or was I doing something wrong? I would learn that this was my partner’s first real relationship so she was uncomfortable when displaying affection around others and even though she couldn’t help it, it took a big effect on me. Research says that affectionate communication helps people survive because it is related to better mental and physical health; people who receive affection often are more happy, and more confident. Because she didn’t show affection, I found myself stressed and it made me less happy in the relationship. Our relationship was also affected by the paradox of affection on multiple occasions.
While she is trying to get a plan of marrying anyone she wants, she helps people she goes through lots of experiences. For these experiences she starts being less selfish and self-centered. Some of these experiences include getting a little sister, seeing other people work and how she doesn’t have to, and lastly is being the lord's daughter and not getting a choice of marriage because of it. The experience that Catherine went through is receiving a
However, because it was his own grandmother, the reader might believe that she supported Jeremy out of love, rather than because she thought what he did was right. This is all left for the reader to decide. Although this relative of Jeremy's supported him, his own mother thought differently. In a conversation with his mother, Jeremy says, "I don't understand you, Mom. Your should be proud of me," to which she thinks, "Proud?
I was content that I had finally connected with the characters through this small scene of drama, but, just like real life, the moment of drama did not last and I was once again disconnected from the characters. Some of the reason I felt so disconnected from the characters was due to the fact that they were portraying mothers and I did not feel the sense of honest motherhood from these actresses. There was a strong familiar bond exuded by the characters to the children they continually brought up, but it felt more like the love of an older sister than that of a mother. Once again, I did not care for the characters as mothers until much later in the play when the character of Allison finally breaks down in a very real moment
In the story, we don’t see the youngest niece being rebellious until towards the end. It ends on a mysterious note and it seems like the youngest has exacted revenge for the mistreatment of her Aunt and herself. At first when she was married, she didn’t fight with her husband and did as she was told. She wasn't happy with her life, but she still she accepted her fate as not being the best. There are certain clues hidden throughout the story that ties together some missing plot points.
The narrator seems to be in an emotionally hysterical state, in my opinion, which is normal for someone who has lost someone who they loved. In order for her to release those feelings, she consoled in her mother. However, now that I think of it, who’s to say that the narrators’ mother was still alive? The narrator could have just been speaking to her mother in prayer because of the tragic situation that she was going through; hoping for things to get better. She was not necessarily looking for an answer from her mother when she questioned, “Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?”.
In the story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, one can sympathize with Dee. She seems to just want to better herself and her mother and sister just do not understand her desires. It is so sad that she does not have her family’s support. Support makes a huge difference when one is trying to accomplish material possessions and establish a higher reputation in society that would be hard for him/her. The narrator in this story is Dee’s mother, Mrs. Johnson.
Some women proved that philanthropic activities did not always have to be tied to their husband’s money, even though that was normally how it was. Clara was on a lifelong search that ended with her only receiving two answers. That left her with two unanswered question still. Clara also spent her time in helping former slaves get a fresh start with what they needed to make a go of life, free and on their
Daisy loves her husband and father of her child Tom, but since the honeymoon stage he has not treated her the way she deserved. He has an on-going affair and at times will even answer phone calls from her in front of Daisy. Daisy knows all of this but she needs Tom, he supplies what she physically needs for the child and also the public. Tom has the money and provides the money necessary to raise their daughter and Daisy doesn’t. Tom also gives Daisy the image of loving wife and mother that she feels she needs for the public eye, regardless of what happens behind closed doors.