Before she had to make this decision, Ashleigh’s mom and dad were divorced; they were all left with very little money. Of the two personalities, her mother was very strict and responsible, and her father was fun and loving. Ashleigh’s father asks her to steal the money from her mother to pay off a debt that he owes. Ashleigh tends to follow her father’s leadership because he makes her feel unique and loved. Her father gave her the nickname
“As awful as he could be, I always knew he loved me in a way no one else ever had” (Walls 279). She had to find the redeeming quality of her father, Rex and love him for that because he always loved her in an indescribable way. Loving her father at his worst, meant crying and being upset when he resulted back to drinking, abused her mother, and acted like a very mean person. One of the greatest examples of forgiveness in The Glass Castle, was when Jeannette wanted her father to stop drinking. She cared about him enough, to want him to stay in the world alcohol-free.
“True humor is fun-fit does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off.”- Hugh Prather. Laughing is my necessity in my day, maybe it’s not in my neighbor’s, but I will try my best to bring them joy. Laughter makes life ten times better, especially when it’s with close friends.
Camus describes the scene saying, “He began by asking bluntly if I’d loved my mother. ‘Yes,’ I replied, ‘the same as anyone.’” (Camus 67). Meursault uses an indifferent tone when speaking about his mother as he does not differentiate his love for his mother from anyone else and does not believe that he loved her in a unique way like Salamano loved his dog. To Meursault, his mother is replaceable because he loves her the same as any other person due to being an absurdist.
When Sal’s father leaves to go find out who the only survivor was in her mother’s bus crash, it turns out that the only survivor is Mrs.Cadaver. After her father meets Mrs.Cadaver, they start to bond over Sal’s mother. This leads her father to get closer to Mrs.Cadaver, which causes Sal to believe that her father is forgetting about her mother and focusing more on Mrs.Cadaver. Sal says, “I hoped Mr.Birkway was in love with Margaret Cadaver and would marry her and take her away so that my father and I could go back to Bybanks,” (page 116).
The Wife’s Story Ursula K. Leguin is a short story describing a wife retrospective of her husband who she thought of as a loving and caring father and husband a somewhat perfect person always gentle. Yet he had a fatal flaw that led to his death that the wife failed to recognize until it was too late. Throughout the story, the wife recounts important events that led to his deaths events that should have been clues to aid her to recognize the flaw within her husband. In the story, Leguin shows us how the wife’s perception was deceiving her. She was looking at her husband but couldn’t see him for whom he really was.
Also, this is apparent in his relationship with Diana, where he refuses to get engaged because “…she was too much like a mother to me” (88). Only later in his life will he feel anything other than relief from his parents deaths, and even then he still feels apathetic towards
Despite losing her house, Mam does not wither in despair and cowardliness, like Da. With time, Devon and Audrey leave in order to incur income for the family to live off. Mam continues to comfort the bereaved Harper notwithstanding to the death of Caffy, Harper’s youngest brother. Harper describes how she “would curl into Mam’s lap…and feel nothing but tranquil, like a child, and loved” (213). During a time of loss and grief in Harper’s life, Mam wills the strength to be there for Harper.
In A Separate Peace, the reader can see that Finny’s death was part of a chain reaction caused by Gene. His death shows that a person not knowing their identity and who they are could affect other people and not just themselves. Although Gene didn’t directly kill Phineas, we can see how Gene being so overly obsessed with trying to be someone he’s not affected several people. He lost his identity and it cost someone else’s life rather than his own.
Beth suppresses the thought that her family has problems, and just wants to think of her family as a normal family. Calvin wants to be the positive character, when in reality, is being silent about his feelings of the incident. First of all, the film shows Conrad expressing examples of silence and violence towards the incident involving his brothers death. As shown in the film, in the past, Conrad had previously tried to commit suicide, because he felt guilty
His relationship with Bono shows this clearly. For it always appears as though Bono only listens and comments in their conversations. It is rare that he brings up a new topic, and when he does Troy is sure to make it go in a direction he wants it to. Rose has to be the worst victim of Troy’s selfishness because Troy never even considers her feelings or how he might hurt her. He also ignores the responsibility he owes her in being her husband, all because he wanted to indulge himself with another women.
Edna is informed by others that Robert is leaving for Mexico; he did not even tell her. She is very upset with him, but he comes to tell her goodbye, choosing his words wisely so he does not say how he really feels about her. Edna becomes very angry at the world since Robert is gone. Léonce gets mad at Edna for painting all the time nowadays instead of caring for her family. Léonce sees a doctor about Edna; he tells him her mood is just a phase and it will run its course.
Twenty years of marriage with Joe is nothing to Janie, as after only two years with Tea Cake she says to him, “We been tuhgether round two years. If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don’t keer if you die at dusk. ”(159). Janie’s loving comparison of Tea Cake to the light at daybreak shows her appreciation for him, and that it does not matter that they are not rich. Her confident embrace of death also demonstrates to the reader that she has finally achieved her dream of true love.
He encounters a hippie couple, Rainey and Jan Burres, they find him hitchhiking and let him ride with them. When Jan sees him she says, “You look like a loved kid.” He is loved but is too blind to realize that at the moment. Rainey talks to Chris about how his relationship is failing and explains how the love has changed. While he spent time with them he helped them rekindle their love.
‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!’” (Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby continues to use words that convey possession. He expresses that Daisy “never loved” her husband Tom as if Gatsby knows this for certain.