Tituba was only worried about saving herself, if she would have told the truth their lives would have been spared. Some may say that Abigail could not have stopped the mass hysteria because it had already gotten out of hand. They may also claim that she was only a child and no one would have listened, but the children had a lot of power over the adults. They were listening to her lies so they would have listened to the truth as well. If she would have told the truth, then the other girls would not have felt obligated to play along with the lies.
Belicia husband left her when her children were very young, so Belicia had to work three jobs to provide Lola and Oscar food to eat and place to live. Belicia was a negative, loud mouth, abusive mother. She convinced Lola that Lola was ugly, stupid, and worthless. Belicia often screamed hit her children anywhere and in front of any one, with either the flip flop or the leather strap. If “Belicia was not at work, she was sleeping; Lola shopped, cooked, cleaned, took care of Oscar, and had the best grades in her class” (Diaz 56); nevertheless, Belicia complimented Lola.
Some people feel unwanted, as if they don’t belong. Often they have just not found the right place to reside. Sue Monk Kidd, author of, “The Secret Life of Bees” which discusses a girl named Lily who grew up with her abusive father and the guilt of accidentally murdering her own mother. She never felt at home, especially because she hand many questions about her mother, Deborah. She ran away with her nanny, Rosaleen, in hopes of finding a place to call home.
As shown in the story the key by Nnedi okorafor. She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds.
Alcohol and strong words broke Perry’s family apart when his mother ran away and took her children with her. Perry despised his mother and escaped to his father several times. Finally, his mother placed him in a Catholic orphanage. In this orphanage, the nuns that worked there abused him for wetting the bed. Perry then moved to a children’s shelter where the workers also abused him for his bedwetting; one worker in particular nearly drowned him in a tub.
All the fighting put a lot of stress on young Ida, “Mama charged Clara with sneaking into the house like an enemy, charger that she had always covered papa, berated her for taking advantage of illness to have her way” (283). The fact that Clara slept with Ida’s father puts Ida in a tough position. Does she take her mother's side because that is her mother the one who birthed her, the one who raised her till she was to sick too and the one who loves her the most; or does she takes Clara’s side? The women who came into her life and turned it upside down but made her happy, feel loved, took care of her and was always there for
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Morrison 's first novel, The Bluest Eye, examines the tragic effects of imposing white, middle-class American ideals of beauty on the developing female identity of a young African American girl during the early 1940s. Inspired by a conversation Morrison once had with an elementary school classmate who wished for blue eyes, the novel poignantly shows the psychological devastation of a young black girl, Pecola Breedlove, who searches for love and acceptance in a world that denies and devalues people of her own race. As her mental state slowly unravels, Pecola hopelessly longs to possess the conventional American standards of feminine beauty—namely, white skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes—as presented to her by the popular icons and traditions of white culture. Written as a fragmented narrative from multiple perspectives and with significant typographical deviations, The Bluest Eye juxtaposes passages from the Dick-and-Jane grammar school primer with memories and stories of Pecola 's life alternately told in retrospect by one of Pecola 's now-grown childhood friends and by an omniscient narrator. Published in the midst of the Black Arts movement that flourished during the late 1960s and early 1970s, The Bluest Eye has attracted
The guilt of having abortion and a horror of people dying contribute to her nightmarish life. From the earlier chapters, Maria keeps mentioning about the people who she does not want to be correspondence with anymore or be part of their life. She repulses Carter and the other people in her life that include BZ and Susannah, she says “You are all making me sick (190).” However, she still long for human connection, she makes conversation with a woman who owns a coffee shop. Later, the woman invites Maria to see her house. While Maria there, in the house, she cries and makes the woman asks whether she is pregnant.
Another example would be, in the novel whenever Celie would get pregnant her father would take them away and the reader would infer that the child would then be killed by him. This creates a sense of a very distant relationship with her and her parents. Furthermore, this relates to when “Walker discovered she was pregnant, a development that she knew would disappoint and shame her parents. She contemplated suicide and even slept with a razor blade under her pillow” (Fish and Fish 15). Much like Celie it is apparent that Walker did not have a healthy and supportive relationship with her parents.