Kate Chopin’s novella The Awakening is about the young Edna Pontellier and her struggle with fitting into her role as a wife and a mother. During a vacation at La Grand Isle she meets Robert Lebrun, who is the man she later throws her love upon. Her newfound love and her growing desire to be independent from all aspects of society drives her further and further away from her husband and children, and the lengths she is willing to go to for her freedom expands dramatically. Robert Lebrun and Edna both have secret growing feelings for each other that they are unable to fulfill when they start developing, but when Edna has finally separated herself enough from her family to attempt a life with Robert, he is unwilling to follow her dream. All through
In terms of our unnamed character, losing a lover caused some of her emotional strains. Through out many parts of the book a mysterious lost lover is brought up again and again. "Sometimes I turn around and catch the smell of you and I cannot go on I cannot fucking go on without expressing this terrible so fucking awful physical aching fucking longing I have for you" (Kane p.12). This quote shows us that the character has desires and wants. The characters emotions have stopped her from being able to love, not only others, but herself.
“A Sorrowful Woman” examines the detrimental effects of the mother’s repressed sexuality on her small family, as well as how addiction and isolation hasten her descent into madness. The mother denies her sexuality for fear of retributions and judgements from her family and by society. Her repressed feelings have accumulated over the years and resulted in a subconscious hatred for her husband and son. Godwin communicates how little they mean to the woman by never even revealing their names. Instead, they are referred to as “the husband”(1) and “the child,” (1) viewed by the mother as extras in the production in which she is trying to play a believable
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation. We begin to feel Cassia’s heart ache to be with Ky. Using a melancholy tone, the readers truly feel her sadness and depression from the situation she’s in.
Throughout the City of One Cournos clearly illustrates how her history of having her attachment figures disappear or seemingly abandoned her made future relationships difficult. In rich and painful description Cournos describes the emotional walls she had built around herself and the anxiety she faced in new relationships. For instance, she describes the detachment and numbness she felt during her first marriage that ended in divorce which is summed up in the following quote, “By the time medical school ended we’d agreed to call it quits. I guess I should have married a man instead of a role, but I was too detached to know the difference” (Counous, 2006, p. 165). When she married her second husband, which turned into a healthy relationship, she describes her intense intermixing of both happiness but also fears.
That is sort of the case with all the sister but anyways. At first Dede wanted to give up on life, but then notices how much her family needs her support. She realizes the fact that is she abandons them, they will then be destroyed by the SIM. She breaks up with her Husband which at that day in age that wasn’t normal if you were married to someone you stayed married to that person. On page 198 there is textual evidence of her courage here is the quote, “She felt a… What it meant.” I shortened it because I am too lazy.
Grieving is a common and unhappy process that many people go through in their lifetime. Through the grieving process, people often come to conclusions about their life. In Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Vera loses her best friend Charlie and tries to stray away from her parent’s examples, only to find out that she will have to come to terms with the loss of her best friend. In We Were Liars, Cadence gets sick in a tragic accident that causes her to wonder about her family and find out the truth. In both, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, we learn that when people grieve it causes more loss and unlawful actions.
Though she tried many times the relationships could not become permanent and would fall apart. The anger within her was to blame for her lack of finding the true love she desired to have. This anger was the product of her “lost self”. The need to find her uniqueness caused such anger that she could not find happiness within lasting relationships. She also writes describing her relationship with her father.
At one point Abby starts dating a guy named Parker, Abby convinces herself that he's the right choice for her and basically just trying to run from her true feelings because she's too scared of getting hurt. After getting drunk at her birthday party, Abby and Travis fall asleep together. Seeing them, Parker gets upset and ends up fighting with Abby, which leads to their breakup. On the last night of the bet, Abby makes a move that gives Travis hope for a relationship when in reality, Abby thought she was just ending things smoothly. The bet is over and she gets back to her dorm, leaving Travis heartbroken.