In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
Ballard is not shown love. His father does not love him enough to not kill himself, “They say he[Ballard] never was right after his daddy killed hisself” (21). The townspeople immediately notice that after his father’s suicide, that Ballard becomes different. He does not receive the love he needs from his father which prevents him from receiving love from other women. Because he cannot receive love, Ballard decides to instead make love with the corpses of dead women.
They both lack of sociality and romance and denial. Miss Brill and Emily Grierson both experience lonesome and rejection, and obviously neither of them know how to deal or cope with it. The way that Emily was raised with her father always pushing away anyone who tried to get involved in Emily’s life. In his eyes no one was good enough for his daughter, and this continued till the day he died. After Emily’s fathers death a man named Homer Barron walked into her life, and lest just say he wasn’t feeling the exact same way about her, or any other woman in that matter.
So she sacrificed her job to take care of her son, even though it was a risk because they needed the money. Also, in the book Zopa gets arrested by Captain Shek because the Captain assumed that Sun-jo was on the mountain illegally(which he was). All of the porters and Sherpas risked their jobs and tried to get Zopa out of the situation. Over a walkie, Josh states, “As soon as the porters and Sherpas herd about Zopa’s arrest, they all gathered around Shek’s headquarters to hold a silent vigil. Shek tried to disperse them, but they wouldn 't budge.”(175) The Sherpas and porters really care about Zopa and they were willing to sacrifice their important jobs to save him.
In the novel we see Milkman’ journey in finding his identity and what he see as the true meaning of life. Although at the beginning of the novel we see Milkman’s lack of interest in life and the important things like culture, his strong love for materialism, mostly inherited from his father, and his lack of consideration for women shown in the way he treats them in the novel. Towards the end
She lives behind the dump and with an abusive father. She thought Atticus was making fun of her when he was calling her ‘Miss’ and ‘ma'am’, which shows that she hasn’t been treated with much respect and doesn’t know how to give respect to others. She is also very uneducated. She never had the chance to go to school. The way she talked and the way she didn’t understand words like “friend” in the trial shows just how uneducated she was.
The reader believed that the farmer did not know how to take care of his wife. His only experience with caring was on the farm animals so he tried to use the same method on his wife and it made everything worse. Most things that the farmer did was terrible to his wife. For example, he kept said that his wife was “like” other animals. His wife escaped, so the farmer and his people chase her then locked her in his house.
I get awful lonely.’” (125) – She is the only woman and Curley restricts her from talking to the guys “’I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.’” (128) – Curley’s wife isn’t even happy with him. She is only with him because her dad is dead and her mom doesn’t want her 2) “They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger… The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so the nigger got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.” (55) – to show the loneliness of Crook and how he’s different; yes they are necessary for character development, this reveals something about both the people who say it, in this case Candy, and Crooks; yes, this is it.
In Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, young Macon Dead the 3rd, also known as Milkman, is continuously “flying” away from his problems. With his father, Macon Dead Jr., being a man of money and greed and his mother Ruth Foster Dead being a subdued and quiet woman of a higher class, Milkman has a clear advantage than most people of color. His father and his self never truly felt connected to each other which brought conflict, and it was perceived that he didn’t respect women. At a young age his small actions were early stages of him disrespecting women, especially to his mother and sisters. As the book progresses he finds himself in the flights of people around him, and even his own.
The children are all adults and are still being haunted by their father’s abandonment fifteen years ago. Olu Sai is the embodiment of Kweku; family surgeon, top of his class; Struggles to get the family’s blessings to marry the woman he loves, as well as intimacy. When he asked her father for his permission and his blessing the main reason, Dr. Wei said no was his father’s abandonment of his family. Dr. Wei explains “ Your mother, for example. Ms, Savage.
John Cheever’s inner conflictions in the midst of his struggles with marriage and finances are mirrored in the actions and words of his characters and the themes which his stories portray. ***No intro paragraph yet*** Like many of his literary characters, John Cheever began his life in the suburbs, in Quincy, Massachusetts along with his parents and brother Frederick. The child of well-to-do parents, Cheever’s father was the owner of a prosperous shoe sale business. However, during the depression with the economy failing, the business was lost and the family fell into the clutches of poverty. With no source of income to provide for the family, John Cheever’s mother opened up a gift shop.