Emily Grierson in the short story “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner goes through depressing events in her life, but how she deals with these stressors is what is interesting. Ms. Grierson has to deal with the loss of her father. Additionally, the fact that her new found lover did not want to marry her and could leave her at anytime causes more stress. Both of these situations lead her to isolate herself from other people, fearing the thought of the town looking at her as weak. The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment.
The story shows that her father abused her mother like it was normal. Had her mother still be alive she would be the victim, and it would only be a matter of time before the father would move onto the children. Not only was Eveline living a life of hell, she felt paralyzed in the decision of leaving for a new life with Frank. The theme paralysis comes into contact with dysfunctional families more than we could expect. It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away.
I made up my mind I would fix up some way to leave there” (Twain 22). Once Huck sets his mind to something he does not give up, so the reader understands that no matter what might happen Huck will find a way to get out of this place that is supposed to be a home. Since Huck is used to being held captive and taken advantage of by his own father after his journey is over he would rather be alone than expect to live under someone 's roof and by their mannerisms. “Aunt Sally she’s
The short story by Andrew Lam, “Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone,” focuses on a Vietnamese family. As this family immigrates to America, they struggle to assimilate into the culture, while at the same time keeping their own Vietnamese culture alive. Lam’s mother often fears Lam is too far into the American lifestyle. This fear is expressed through the author’s use of the “cowboy” metaphor when he uses the Vietnamese definition as “someone who leaves town to ride alone in the sunset.” This metaphor would also be a very appropriate description of the American cowboy. Lam expresses the fear of being alone in the world without his mother, but the hesitation of keeping up the traditional traits.
This can be seen in the opening scene when Christiane is being questioned about her husband, Robert, Alex’s estranged father, who fled to the West in the hopes for a better life. Emigrating to the West is illegal so it appears Robert wanted to escape badly enough that he knew he would never be able to return to the country he once grew up in. Robert’s fleeing first creates the image of the East appearing as an unhappy and strict place to live and we also later learn that he moved because life
“He was a prisoner for life, and now his one ray of light was to be extinguished” (117). Zeena wants to get Mattie out of her house and Frome wants to run away with Mattie; however, he is unable to do this because of social constraints. If he chases his happiness this way, he leaves Zeena to support herself and he is unable to guarantee to find work in the West in order to support Mattie. “You said you could. So’t we’d never have to leave each other any more” (143).
Zeena may know it will hit home to Ethan because of having previous family relatives been in that house for this reasons.This comment wasn’t serious but she figured it could use it to taunt with Ethan during their fight. ”..now his one ray of light was to be extinguished. (Chapter 8)” This quote is where Zeena expresses that she wants a more reliability and helpful caregiver so Mattie needs to leave. The “Ray of light” is clearly how Ethan sees Mattie as but if she leaves then it will move the possibility of leaving town and starting a new life with each other will be extinguished as well. “So ’t we'll never come up any more (Chapter 9)” Mattie wants her and Ethan to be together forever going sledding and purposely crashing into the tree so that they can die together.
Walk Two Moons takes its time to show you that Sal's mother died whereas the poem “Missing Mama” is right to the point. One of the feelings that they both go through is not being able to go with their mothers and be with them forever. In Claudia's poem, she writes “The day that you left I just didn't know, That you were going where I couldn't go” They both feel miserable about losing their mothers. Claudia’s feelings towards her mother aren't as deep as Sal’s to her mother. “But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”.
In the book, he feels unwanted in many situations, mainly with his mother, Kerry, who has abandoned him numerous times. His mother, Kerry, one of the major issues of Carl’s life, deserted her family every so and then to leave for countless vacations, her children never understood the reason why. Although, this time when Carl’s mother left, she never came back, Carl would wonder if she ever loved him, this had brought up the matter of ‘neglect’. This problem of renunciation is shown in the quote:”...I’m angry. All the time it was that one fear.
The creek is what separated him from his remaining family, Then Character vs. Self comes in when Puck has to weigh his options and decide whether crossing the creek and seeing his family is truly worth risking his life. The last literary element wa the theme. I found that the theme of the book is that family plays an important role emotionally in someone’s life. Puck, as well as Ranger and Sabine all found that once they were separated from the ones they love, it took a large toll on them emotionally. Puck especially was impacted the most by the loss of his mother and the separation from his family.