Eveline cannot leave her saddened old life to start a new one with Frank because of confliction that is presented to her. There is conflict with a promise that she had made to her mother: "remind her of the promise to her mother, her promise to keep the home together as long as she could” (Joyce). Eveline 's mother has passed away she still deals with conflict that is brought by her mother to keep the family together. Therefore, Eveline does not really have a family anymore to take care of other than her father, who she feels might be abusive to her later. Eveline had two brothers, but the one brother had died and the other went away: " Ernest was dead and Harry, who was in the church decorating business, was nearly always down somewhere in the country” (Joyce).
She does this because, like most individuals, she has the obligation to help her son if it will make him stronger. She knows that advising him now will give him a chance at a good life that she never had for herself. This simple, selfless act on the mother’s part will make her son’s life much better, and give him a strong chance of success. “[F]or I’se still goin’, honey” (Hughes line 18) gives an insight into how the mother is choosing to better her son’s life. Using her own experiences of difficulties, she is ameliorating her son’s
However, this determination sometimes appears to be obsessive to the point of running her daughter’s life for her. Regardless, she is only trying to help, as she encourages Jing Mei by asserting “‘You can be best anything.’” (1). Because of this, it suggests that although she is very harsh on her daughter at times, it is only to make sure that Jing Mei can use her full potential and not end up losing everything like her
The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
This open rejection provides insight into Fermina’s value of independence, a value so ingrained that she refuses the concept that higher power guide her actions, or of others. However, she is made to transition into a domestic role. For the largest part of her youth, Fermina Daza longed for independence and rebelled against her father, and once again when married, “she felt herself losing her mind, as the mad woman [screaming] in the asylum next door” (207). Marquez metaphorically shows the way Fermina is unhappy in her house, but also the way she is controlled. As a result of male influence, her freedoms are being deprived and she is being forced into a domestic role she dislikes.
Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter. She felt sorry and wanted the best for Helen, and Kate would have done anything to protect her. In the story, Kate wanted to call a doctor to help Helen, but Captain Keller disagreed. Keller’s line reads, “I’ve stopped believing in wonders… Katie. How many times can you let them break your heart?” In reply, Kate says, “Any number of times” (Gibson 497).
By being able to create resentment and a barrier between her and her mother, she is finally able to live her own life. She no longer will be considered a child by anyone; she is able to be a woman seeking love. Mag wanted to keep Maureen around because she wanted to maintain their emotional connection that they have. Even though Mag chose to lie to her multiple times, she did it out of love for Maureen. In most cases of unresolved Electra complexes, it does not come to this extreme of measures, where a daughter has to kill her mother.
Many women are silenced by their husbands and cannot be themselves. Men, as developed by Hurston, are connected with control and dominance. These conflicts directly influence Janie’s maturity and therefore her dreams. As a woman, Janie struggles to find balance between finding her dream of true love with a husband while still remaining free. Hurston uses the motif of the horizon and the road to represent the dreams and opportunities sought after and the obstacles required to accomplish them.
About death, Margaret realized that she was not yet ready and too scared to leave her loved ones. Her illness taught her to laugh more, love more and live more. b. Role in the Family. The respondent realized that her role in their family being the eldest is very challenging.
“Anamika was beaten regularly by her mother-in-law while her husband stood by and approved – or at least, did not object.”(Fasting Feasting, 71) She is beaten by her husband even when she is pregnant. “She had had a miscarriage at home, it was said, after a beating. It was said she could not