The narrator tells how hard she constantly worked to support her family, but her daughter, she didn’t receive enough attention from her mother. The mother tried her best to be there for her daughter but had to be a mom to her other children as well. The narrator notices she isn’t very familiar with her child and when the teacher asked her to come in and talk about her daughter, causes the narrator to flashback on the past nineteen years. The fact that the mother can not answer simple questions with her child’s teacher, makes her realize that she didn’t spend an appropriate amount of time with her daughter, and regrets it. It took multiple comedy performances of the daughter’s act for her mother to go and see her perform.
The author expertly describes events Laila and Mariam encountered within their everyday lives that has either affected them or helped them progress and deal with the modern rules for women rooted within Afghanistan. The novel starts by introducing Mariam, in the beginning, she’s a self-conscious young lady with a mother who is despicable and suffers from depression.Her father has entirely different family and shuns her when she tries to be indulged in his life. Mariam is the banished child, due to Nana and Jalil having intercourse while unmarried, resulting in Mariam being illegitimate. At a young age, she was forced to marry a severely abusive man named
A Thousand Splendid Suns is about the childhood and womanhood of two different, yet very similar women named Mariam and Laila. The book starts off by introducing Mariam in the way she is viewed by her mother, Nana, who is the only person she resides with. Due to a traumatic event, Mariam is forced to go live with her father. Her father is completely used to setting her as a second priority, which is a significant component to the maturation of Mariam. Without hesitation, Mariam’s father, Jalil, urges her to get married to a random shoemaker named Rasheed.
The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city. The second part of the story starts off with Laila a girl with a somewhat stable family. Laila’s life was almost perfect until a bomb took it all away, and with nowhere else to go she married Rasheed. The last half of the story focuses on the relationship on Laila and Mariam. They start off as rivals and then become inseparable.
The birth of a female was seen as a misfortune and was believed to bring bad luck into the family. Daughters were valued almost nothing compared to sons and were said to just be a burden amongst the family. Therefore when the first girl was born into the family, O-lan strangles her and says that “it is only this time-not worth mentioning” (Buck, 65). When their second daughter, and eldest daughter was born, during a time of famine, she received very little attention and was not nurtured during her first years, so she lived handicapped. But when their last and youngest daughter was born it was a celebration because of the riches Wang Lung had gained throughout the years.
She is a strong, loving mother who is sometimes is threatened by her own two daughters. “In real life I am a large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands”, in her we can see that she describes he self as a father too although she lost her husband. Mama is brutal and honest in her assessment towards her daughters. She describes Maggie as shy “She has been like this, chin on chest, eyes on ground, feet in” this happened ever since the other house burned to the ground. And Dee as she cause an even more point in rating.” Sometimes I dream a dream in witch Dee and I are suddenly brought together on a T.V.
These mentors guide Scout through her childhood and teach her valuable lessons about how to live a good life. The Finch's family housekeeper, Calpurnia, plays an extremely influencial role in Scout's life. Scout and her brother Jem lost their mother at a very young age, so Calpurnia acts as a surrogate mother for the children. She teaches them important lessons such as how to interact properly with
(2006, p. 995). According to Brontë in Jane Eyre, Jane begins her journey as a mistreated and orphaned ten-year-old girl in the house of her aunt who does not really want to have her there. During the novel, Jane develops into a self-confident and self-respectful woman. The aunt sends her to a charitable school, the Lowood boarding school in order to get rid of her. Jane remains at the school for six years as a student then two years as a teacher.
A Video, a Fridge and a Bride by Nirmala Aravind deals with the financial difficulties and the resultant mental stress experienced by every middle class Syrian Christian family, especially in the early eighties, when their daughter is denied a good marital alliance due to their inability to provide the exhorbitant dowry demanded by either the boy and his family. The situation becomes more frightening if she has a dark complexion and is not beautiful. Elizabeth Cherian, called Lissy in the novel, is twenty one years old and has a BA Degree. Like all parents, Kunnmpurath Abraham Cherian, known as Cheriachen, and Kuttiamma are worried about finding a suitable alliance for their daughter. Kuttiamma is more worried about the future prospects of her daughter as she is not very fair, though not too bad to look at.
Gary’s wife Sue, mother of two children and expecting her third child was a good companion to Nina. She accompanied her with her children to the Halifax mall and helped her purchase clothes. But once she returned home loneliness began killing her and in her heart of hearts her longing for a child began to grow intensely. Each time she has sex with her husband she hopes that she will be conceived. She is not aware that Ananda has a sexual dysfunction of premature ejaculation and to hide it form her, he was using the dental anaesthetic spray which was not meant for female depths.