Therefore, Jeannette Walls’ owes her success to the hardships she had as a child. To begin, Rex Walls’ internal conflict comes from his inability to provide for his family. Being a father, Rex Walls has an obligation to look after his family and to make sure everyone is looked after. However, he spirals into alcoholism; recklessly spending money on liquor rather than on provisions that would help sustain his family. His compulsive spending on alcohol is, unfortunately, a major factor keeping the Walls family in a continuous cycle of impoverishment.
Sanders frequently switches from using universal pronouns to singular pronouns. The type he chooses to use depends on the tone of the particular part of the essay and the subtopic that is being discussed. Sanders uses the “our” pronoun to say that his father had an effect on his siblings as well, such as in “our Father” (734). He uses the “I” pronoun to emphasize that he is guilty that his father turned into a drunk. Phrases such as “I have failed him” and “if only I were perfect” (734) showcase that he believes it is his responsibility.
Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother. In Tangerine, Paul says,” I’ve already been afraid of Erik, now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur” (Bloor 17). Paul’s statement affects his father’s choice. Sadly, Mr.Fisher still thinks his boys are very close, whereas in reality, Paul is scared. If Mr. Fisher had told the truth.
He greatly cares for Sonny and only wants the best for him. He feels that Sonny is throwing his life away. He sees Sonny as a drug abuser who has messed up countless opprutinites and becomes very unpatient with him until he finally start understanding him. Sonny looks up to his brother and relies upon him. Sonny feels like his brother is only upset with him because he chose a different path than him but the real reason was that he was abusing drugs.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
Throughout the City of One Cournos clearly illustrates how her history of having her attachment figures disappear or seemingly abandoned her made future relationships difficult. In rich and painful description Cournos describes the emotional walls she had built around herself and the anxiety she faced in new relationships. For instance, she describes the detachment and numbness she felt during her first marriage that ended in divorce which is summed up in the following quote, “By the time medical school ended we’d agreed to call it quits. I guess I should have married a man instead of a role, but I was too detached to know the difference” (Counous, 2006, p. 165). When she married her second husband, which turned into a healthy relationship, she describes her intense intermixing of both happiness but also fears.
Kate had been through multiple surgeries, and she always tried to put her best foot forward although there were a few times that she felt angry, and she started acting unlike herself by doing things like drinking alcohol. It came a time in Kate’s life when she knew her situation was not getting better, so she wanted to stop all the medical operations. She informed her sister that she needed to petition the court for medical emancipation which in return she will gain control over her body, and the family could move on. This caused their mother to be really upset knowing that the younger sister will allow the older sister to die because she wanted to stop donating. Kate situation also caused a conflict of interest between her mother and father because the father just wanted Kate and Anna to be happy and comfortable, and the mother want her to be at the hospital to get better.
Reading Reflection #5: Play It As It Lays To conclude the reading of Joan Didion’s “Play It As It Lays” that tells a story about some episodes of a life of an actress named Maria, in English’s tongue that is pronounced Mar-eye-ah (4). There are fragments in Maria’s stories and her thoughts on so many things happen in her life. Her schizophrenic tendency and her drug abuse make her life like a juggling. The relationship with people she knows does not help her to have a hold of reality. The guilt of having abortion and a horror of people dying contribute to her nightmarish life.
They are just selfish, idiotic and heinous. What am I saying...no wonder they 're not my friends anymore. I should have never done that, why did I do that?! What I did and said was very malevolent and bitter. I don 't even know why I 'm mad at my words and actions.
That is, how a family can be torn apart when things get hard. If it weren’t for Kate’s illness, this would be described as the ‘perfect’ family. Anna and her mother exchange many aggressive emotions throughout the novel, such as when they scream at each other and get into arguments about donating Anna’s kidney for Kate, just as a normal mother and daughter would act in the same situation in reality. Throughout the entire movie though, Anna and Kate show love and support for each other despite the fact that Anna is the only one keeping Kate alive, and she will be responsible for her death. After Kate passes away, Anna says “ Once upon a time I thought I was put on earth to save my sister.