When someone loses an important person in their life they wind up with something or someone different to fill the void. At the beginning of the story the female protagonist had just lost her husband from sickness. After the death of the husband the woman is sent to the institution to be reprogrammed in order to forget and be ready for a new life again. When she first enters the institution she is given a picture of a man she does not know to replace her picture of her partner that was taken away. As the story unfolds, she spends more time in the widow shelter she learns more about how to be an even better housewife for her next partner.
The Odyssey and Speak both have many common archetypes. The characters suffer, and they go through rebirth and they also go through a sense of loss. In Speak Melinda was raped by one of her classmates and was keeping it a secret her entire freshman year, in the Odyssey, Odysseus was trapped on Calypso’s island for years and was forced to lay with Calypso. The characters’ rebirth in The Odyssey and Speak are both very similar; Melinda finally realizes it is okay to tell someone if something like that happens to her, and Odysseus finally makes it home and is able to feel clean again, and to be with his love Penelope. In both readings, the main characters go through a sense of loss, Odysseus is physically lost at sea, and is trying to make it back home, and Melinda has lost sense of who she is and doesn’t feel herself anymore.
“The Slave Mother,” written by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper tells a story of a young slave boy being taken away from his mother to be sold to another family for work. An excerpt from, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, “The Slave’s New Year’s Day,” by Harriet Jacobs, also explains the life of a slave whose days never change, due to the unstability of the slave system, even on a special holiday like New Years. Both stories show how the mothers of their children are in despair, due to new families taking them away, portraying how the slaves do not have freedom nor the ability of staying with their family. In “The Slave Mother,” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a son is taken away from his mother, right before her very eyes. This situation
This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness. The play’s final scene has "falling action" as after some weeks of the rape, Stella secretly prepares for Blanche’s departure to a mental asylum and Blanche leaves with the doctor after a minor struggle and after he shows her his kindness and tenderness. Stella’s reaction to Blanche’s condition and her decision to carry on her marriage because she knows that the fact that her husband had raped her sister would destroy a marital relationship on which she depends, constitute the play’s resolution. The play ends with an image of Stella sitting on the porch with her baby in her arms and Stanley comforts her after her sister has just been taken off to the mental asylum (Bloom
Bravery can overcome anything. Amari had to come her parents and little brother’s death and surviving barely any food and water. Also being raped on a slave ship and held at a rice plantation where she escaped four people including herself, Tidbt, Polly, and soon to be born baby. These situations expressed Amari’s bravery and hope for a better life to be stronger for her soon to be born baby and herself also for a better future.
Blue Jasmine is a film from 2014 directed by Woody Allen. Jasmine Francis is the wife of Hal, who is a wealthy socialite in Manhattan. Hal is sent to prison for stealing money from investors leaving Jasmine with nothing. She moves in with her sister Ginger in San Francisco who dates several men that Jasmine does not approve of. Even though Jasmine is trying to start over, she reflects back on her past life that was abruptly ripped away from her.
Tom and Joe Harper run away to become pirates and escape their lives. Feeling guilty, he comes back one night and witnesses his Aunt and Joe’s mother grieving about their respective losses. He decides to return to his town on the day his ‘funeral’ was to take place. After returning, Aunt Polly asks him whether he really loved them or not. He states that he does and that he even dreamt about them, stating the events he saw as parts of his dreams.
Aibileen stated that Hilly would likely spend her entire life trying to convince others that she had not eaten the pie, and that she was “in her own jail, but with a lifelong term” (Stockett 522). The great Hilly Holbrook, who had once had the town of Jackson, Mississippi wrapped around her little finger, had crumbled. Throughout Kathryn Stockett’s acclaimed novel, The Help, there existed a distinct power struggle between Hilly and Skeeter, two close friends who had been driven apart by their own opposing viewpoints concerning the black community of Jackson, Mississppi. Hilly was so admired by her peers that they were willing to fully believe most anything she said, giving her the power to besmirch the name of any and all who challenged her; this ability also allowed Hilly to spread her wildly racist beliefs among her devoted followers. Skeeter, however, chose to deviate from the norm, and fought back alongside Aibileen and Minny, the maids who had become her friends.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that delves into the inner workings of Southern society in Maycomb County, an imaginary town that epitomizes the South in the twentieth century. Scout, an innocent and young but tomboyish girl, is directly exposed to the racial prejudices at the time as her father takes on trial of Tom Robinson, an African American who was charged of rape by the poverty-stricken Ewell family. As a result, Scout faces the reactions from the town and views the trial firsthand, leading her onward to maturation as she realizes how the biased society can’t truly provide justice. In her successful search for justice, her steady development leads to a loss of innocence from her initially naive perceptions, revealing her eventual acceptance of how morality can exist even in times of
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter takes place in the Massachusetts Bay colony during the 17th century. The story revolves around a young woman, named Hester Prynne, who is forced by her community to bestow a scarlet “A” on her chest for the rest of her life in order to remind her of the adulterous sin and crime she has committed. As her punishment, in the form of public humiliation, Hester is constrained to stand upon a scaffold in the town square while holding her illegitimate baby, Pearl. In the midst of the townspeople, she recognizes a familiar face; her long, lost husband who had been presumed dead at sea. He takes up the alias “Roger Chillingworth” to disguise any connection he has to Hester and to aid in his plan of revenge he has for Pearl’s father.
Selina Kyle 's childhood was defined by tragedy as her brutalized mother Maria committed suicide and her violent father Brian drank himself to death soon after loss. After her parent 's death, she was separated from her younger sister, Maggie Kyle. She went to live a couple foster homes, while Selina remanded to the Sprang Hall Juvenile Detention Center, an abusive state home for orphaned or delinquent girls. She remained there until the age of ten, when she escaped the center by climbing out of a broken window. After leaving the center, she went a carnival outside of Gotham and tried to pickpocket the crowds there; however, she was caught by the owner.