Being a moral scold about the fecklessness of a single mom, one who cannot adequately provide for the needs of a child, doesn’t do anything to solve the problem. (Not to mention my mantra: she didn’t do it all by herself.) We are sailing into the unexplored territory of couple-hood. Notwithstanding the lessons taught by Frank Sinatra in the once popular ode to “Love and Marriage,” it turns out he was wrong: you can have one (love) without the other (marriage).
In Beowulf, it says “their ears could not hear his praise nor know his glory,” this is a connection to God in this epic, but in modern society, people with anxiety don’t hear praise they receive from others because they don’t believe it (lines 97-98). Grendel can’t help who his ancestors are, but he can help himself instead of living down to their expectations. In The Monster Called Anxiety, it says “The inside of my head is a loud place. Something is constantly bouncing around. I think about things I said or did years ago, about how ‘stupid’ I was,/ Anxiety makes me a difficult person to be friends with” (Ann).
Darry and Ponyboy have flaws in their relationship, because they don’t understand each other. The greasers and socs are always creating conflict with each other, just because they’re not in the same group/class. Finally people don’t know when to stop, and this is mostly because of greasers v. socs. All of these reasons are why divided communities is the most critical theme. If there wasn’t divided communities in this book, Johnny never would have killed Bob, the brawl never would have happened, Dally most likely never would have robbed the store, and much more.
It’s as if these women have no boundaries. This is consistent with society’s shallow tendency to value physical appearance more than character or personality. These women acting out sends out a message that being yourself simply isn’t enough and that one must rival for
inserts several problems into the seventh man’s life. The pain that this huge wave causes leaves him struggling in every aspect of his life. He is unable to really connect with people and he is hesitant to get into a serious relationship. A thought he shared regarding his relationships is, “That is probably why I never married. I didn’t want to wake someone sleeping next to me with my screams in the middle of the night.
Didion wrote it years before John died, but after she reread it, she realized it described herself after his death. “Of course we would not need those last six notes to know what Elena’s dreams were about. Elena’s dreams were about dying. Elena’s dreams were about getting old… The point is that Elena remained remote most of all to herself, a clandestine agent who had so successfully compartmentalized her operation as to have lost access to her own cutouts” (Didion 159-160).
In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match. Besides the grandmother has already called Red Sammy a good man, and by now it is already apparent that its feigned.
When they were under pressure from Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, they didn’t think their actions through. Romeo, Juliet, and even Capulet all make impetuous mistakes that end up affecting another. Capulet is a very controlling father and after he sees Juliet in pain he compulsively thinks that if he sets Paris and Juliet up in a marriage, then Juliet will be happy. Capulet doesn’t even consult Juliet because he thinks he knows what she wants, but in reality he doesn't know anything.
The person I interviewed is Estrella Heredia. She is the daughter of Gabriela and Manuel. Estrella lives with her father as well as her grandmother, her father’s mother. Also living with them is Estrella’s half-brother, Emmanuel, who is 6 years old and Estrella’s sister, Yari, who is 17 years old. Estrella’s mom does not live with them because in 2003, her and Estrella’s father got divorced.
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.
Sandra and her younger sister Cindy were dropped off with their paternal grandmother Lorraine. Her mother remarried and Sandra and Cindy went to live with them. Unfortunately this marriage didn’t last long either. Sandra mother Vicky was very abusive and was a prescription drug addict.