While A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the lives of many Afghan woman through the fictitious lives of Miriam and Laila, the character Miriam embodies sacrifice when she endures, life long suffering which led to her eventual death. To some sacrifice equates the loss of something but Miriam sacrificing her safety and ultimately her life reveals that what she truly valued was providing a better life for her family. This sacrifice shows Miriam’s ability to “tahamul”,or endure the challenges life presents and grow into a courageous person. Living in a home with an abusive husband is one way Miriam unwillingly compromised her safety. Her father, Jalil, married her off to Rasheed creating an even greater rift between them.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.
Sethe longs for the relationship she was denied with her mother. Sethe tells Beloved: “You came right on back like a good girl, like a daughter which is what I wanted to be and would have been if my ma’am had been able to get out of the rice long enough before they hanged her and let me be one.”(203) Her obsession with mothering her children is a direct result of her denied role as a daughter, but it includes more than her need to protect her children. She is also obsessed with isolating her children from the community that has condemned her
The killing of her daughter was the way to express this possessive love. So Sethe was possessed by the past and she did not even think of escaping from it. Sethe was trapped in a house with the ghost of her dead baby. She lived in her past and she never moved forward. Nothing can be changed because Sethe did not want anything to change.
I won’t bury another. Now if you don’t mind, I’m trying to listen’” (Hosseini 96). Her final act of heroism is going to jail to save her friend, Laila, and her two kids, Zalmai, and Aziza. She wanted to save them from getting executed because of the death of Rasheed. Mariam wanted to show her apologies for earlier in life when Laila first came and they showed their hatred for one
There are plenty of people who’ve whipped cancer - even after they’ve been sent home to die. However, believing you can beat it will make all the difference in the world. My mother lost her ability to believe in herself, and nobody blames her. She was the victim of so much negligence and abuse, she had no idea how to cope with the pain, but she went on living long after there was any hope in it. When she couldn’t cope with her well of sadness and shame, she did the only thing she knew how to do; she went against her own convictions and turned to prescrip- tion drugs.
Writer Agatha Christie, said of the connection between a mother and her child, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no shame, it dares allhthings0and smashes down apologetically all that stands in its path.” Beloved by Toni Morrison debriefs the same idea; eventually showing that the mother’s compliant-ness to protect her child at all costs often endan- gering her own life. “ Making the decision to have a chid is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” - Unknown Toni Morrison’s Beloved took it’s form, from a 19th century newspaper article that she read while doing some research in 1974. The article was about a runaway slave named Margaret Garner, who had escaped with her four small children in 1856 from
Many readers say Desiree loved her baby unconditionally because she knew she would not be accepted in the world as a mixed baby. Therefore, she took her baby’s life in the bayou before taking her own life. It is mournful that Desiree believed that death was their only choice, as she could not fathom the idea of living back at home with her
Her and Dimmsdale found something special in each other and went on to move to England together with Pearl. Hester Prynne gains victory in her struggle against her society 's gender norms through bettering herself, being a strong maternal figure, and finding love. Hester did not care what people thought about her she did not want to tell who Pearl’s dad was. She didn’t want to put anyone
Her brother died in front of her, her mother sent her away, and she witnessed almost everyone she loved depart from the world. She had more than enough reasons to quit, but she decided to stay strong through it all. She is brave enough to live with the memories, and rather than thinking of them as a burden, she wears them as a badge of honour. b. "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it 'll make everything good when I go tell my mama that we 've just lost our last one?"(262).