Most people in this world don’t even realize that they treat others with a mental illness different. Amy Bloom made a story that is called “Silver Water” which is about a family that has a member in it that is diagnosed with a mental illness that changes her whole life and the ways she is treated. She is treated in 3 different ways which one of them is being neglected by people. Another ways she is treated is being ignored by others. The last way people treat is by limiting the thing that is said to people with mental illness.
After Ted visits the house in order to collect the divorce papers, Rose finds out about his new lover and she feels completely devastated. This new emotion leads something to click inside her head and, as she described, “And then for the first time in months, after being in limbo all that time, everything stopped” (Tan, pg. 194). Something inside Rose changes and she finally allows herself to challenge her husband. Rose realizes that she wasn’t actually seeing things for what they were and was allowing her ex-husband to continue controlling her, seeing as though she was going to simply accept the money and sign the papers.
We can 't confuse not shielding your children from reality and not treating them as fragile flowers with people who are just horrible parents and treat their kids as adults because they simply don 't care. From a distance, by Rose attempting to pursue her art career as opposed to finding a real job and getting money so she 'll be able to provide for her family seems like her showing her kids at a young age that money isn 't everything and you need to follow your heart. She is fooling both her children and readers as she just wants to do what 's best for her as opposed to what 's best for her family. Rose is a mother who doesn 't seem to care much about their kids livelihood. She decided to spend her entire day drawing and painting as opposed to finding a real job and providing for her children.
Web. 3 Oct. 2011. Powell gives a great analysis of “A Rose for Emily”, very thorough with all her ideas and characterization. She uses multiple rhetorical devices to expand her work including a plethora of quotations from the story. She does have some bias, or imposes her personal opinion when she says “After she kills Homer Baron” and I don’t necessarily agree with her.
Rather, they both use each other exclusively for their own personal gain (Bender 132). George, her brother’s best friend, serves as a direct contrast to Rose’s relationship with Eddie; her relationship with George is all emotions and very little physical contact. When all the children are little, George is the first to respond to Rose’s claims that she can taste feelings. He takes her seriously and after the borderline neglect that she has experienced from her parents, any attention from him is life-altering (Bender 20). As they grow older, Rose turns to George for advice and help, especially after Joseph begins acting strangely.
When Rose was 10, she would get into physical fights with her sister, Belle. By age 12 Rose starts coming home in a bad mood once in a while from school and locks herself in her room or watches TV; however, I recommend her to find an activity to do so her mind clears up. In 7th grade, Rose starts arguing more about teenage things like clothes, bedtime, and chores. At age 14, whenever Rose gets upset at me she gives me the silent treatment. Rose reached age 18 and is not as close to me as I would like but has followed my rules.
Both are dark and sad stories. The two main characters start out happy and joyful, and eventually become pessimistic and isolate themselves from society. In "A Rose for Emily" the townspeople where so busy judging and gossiping they did not realize how lonely she was. So lonely that she was crazy and had a dead corpse in her house for many years. She was so desperate for love that she became a necrophiliac.
Whenever water appears in a story or novel it can often represent baptism, rebirth, and/or death. In the novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the author uses water as a symbol to function as both rebirth and death to reveal the reasons why Edna Pontellier leads such a drury life. Water’s constant appearances in The Awakening signifies Mrs. Pontellier’s constant death and rebirth. The water is significant because is symbolizes two different ideas simultaneously. At the beginning of the novel, Mrs. Pontellier is terrified of the water however she wishes that she was not and she longs to swim.
Rose the weird one out in the world with no care, yes she diagnosed with schizophrenia but it helped shape her and show how she evolved during the story “My father sat down with Rose for a few hours, and she sat there licking the hairs on her forearm, first one way, then the other…swaying down the halls in nylon maternity…in one of her dancing teddybear smocks and extra-extra-large Celtics sweatpants…Rose burped, and then we all laughed.” Violet being the shy and quite one from the first moment she spoke even with knowing the answer she made herself seem unsure “I don’t know. Maybe she’s trying to get you to stop talking about her in the third person.” But with the evolving it’s like Bloom has reverted Rose back to a child throwing tantrums when being asked to change clothes “Never. I will never . . .”’ she knelt down and began banging her head on the kitchen floor” even if she knew it was wrong “Oh, Vi, Mommy, I’m sorry.
Grief and Loss in Glass by Angela Leighton Motherhood and grief are strong themes in Angela Leighton's short story Glass. The story revolves around mother's memories of her last day spent with her daughter, Anna , who she adored and admired greatly. The mother who, interestingly enough, remains unnamed, blames herself for not being able to predict the unpredictble – her daughter's unfortunate suicide. Therefore it is hard not to notice the imagery of guilt that follows mother every step of the way as she walks the narrow streets of Venice. At this point we must ask ourselves, what caused the strong self-reproach?