Laura is characterized as shy, nervous, and socially awkward. Amanda, Laura’s mother, works tirelessly to find a partner for Laura and to get her to come out of her shell. It takes the entire story and an unlikely scenario for Laura to feel normal. Laura is the most tragic and central character in the play due to the fact that her dependence on her family causes her mother and brother to have the sole purpose of supporting her. Over the course of her entire life, Laura Wingfield feels isolated from the world.
Marie-Claire Blais’s Mad Shadows explores the complex relationships within the dysfunctional family of Louise, her son Patrice, and her daughter Isabelle-Marie. Louise’s obsession with Patrice’s beauty causes Isabelle-Marie to be an outsider in her own family, which she cannot escape even as she gets married and has her own child, Anne, who strongly resembles Isabelle-Marie in circumstance and appearance. Mad Shadows incorporates a cycle of familial violence spurred on by jealousy and neglect; despite Isabelle-Marie’s attempts to break the cycle of violence in the final scene of the novel, her actions and destructive urges are already apparent in Anne, ensuring the continuation of violence in the family. Parental neglect in Mad Shadows is portrayed as one of the major ways violence passes from the abuser to the victim within the cycle of violence. These methods of neglect are shown through Louise and Isabelle-Marie’s mistreatment of their daughters: while Louise resents Isabelle-Marie for her differences, Isabelle-Marie dislikes Anne’s similarities to herself.
Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever. As the two fight, she says, “I don’t [drive men crazy for fun]. I never wanted to make you care for me so, and I went away to keep you from it if I could” (Alcott 447). This is her mentality for quite a few years until she loses Beth and realizes she is lonely until being reunited with Mr. Bhaer and falling for him. Her lack of the need for love relates to her Person vs. Society conflict of being very boyish when she is supposed to be a proper young lady.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
Bessie, Miss Temple, and even Mrs. Fairfax watch over Jane and give her the affection and direction that she needs, and she furnishes a proportional payback via looking after Adèle and the understudies at her school. All things considered, Jane does not feel as if she has discovered her actual family until she fell in love with Mr. Rochester at Thornfield; he turns out to be even more a related soul to her than any of her organic relatives could be. In any case, she can 't acknowledge Mr. Rochester 's first proposition to be engaged in light of the fact that she understands that their marriage - one in view of unequal social standing - would trade off her self-sufficiency. Jane also denies St. John 's engagement proposal, as it would be one of obligation, not of enthusiasm. Just when she increases money related and enthusiastic self-sufficiency, in the wake of having gotten her legacy and the familial love of her cousins, can Jane
1. How may D.H. Lawrence’s injunction “Never trust the artist. Trust the tale” be aligned with Terry Eagleton’s proclamation that the value of literature is historical and grounded in socially produced values? D.H. Lawrence’s injunction and Terry Eagleton’s proclamation align with each other because how Literature is written and read is subjective depending on the historical and social lenses of the time it was written, and the historical and social lenses at the time it was read. The author may say that their story was about the saving graces of faith in God (i.e.
For example, the narrator in “The Word Love” lives a hideous life. She is not proud of her life in America because she is forced to do things that her mother warned her against. She lives with a man with whom they are not married, and she hates it that the practice goes against the values that her mother taught her. On the other hand, in the story “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs” a girl from
/ I have rememb’red me; thou’s hear our counsel.” (I.v.3.7) Lady Capulet is so uncomfortable in her relationship with Juliet that she can’t speak to her daughter alone. She is the mother of Juliet so she ‘loves’ her, but has no emotional connection to Juliet whatsoever. Lord Capulet is furious when Juliet refuses to marry Paris. “To answer 'I 'll not wed. I cannot love, I am too young.
They both have dissimilar reasons for their depression, but have a single way of coping with it. Suzy’s depression is ignited by the fact her stern, cheat of a mother is having an affair with Mr. Fox—who has no acknowledgement of what could happen to others involved. Her mom’s uncaring tone used when hollering through the megaphone when it was time to eat and the book Suzy found, “The Very Troubled Child,” are clues to why she is uninterested in her mother; on top of it all, her father’s distance is what makes Suzy feel unwanted and isolated. Sam on the other hand is desolate, orphaned, and restrained. His parents are deceased and he travels from one home to another with only the pride of being a khaki scout, but not even that is enough to make him happy.
Furthermore, Curley’s wife dreams of doing things in life and by marrying Curley those dreams were put on hold. So, as of right now she is not happy with what her life has become. Before we even meet Curley’s wife Candy criticizes her for flirting with men other than her husband , leaving readers with a negative impression of her. With no real companionship on the ranch, however we later learn that she simply yearned for attention, using the only weapon she had: her sexual
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie merely wants to love someone, but that choice is ripped out of her hands when Nanny makes her marry someone she does not love. This marriage as well as another one does not work out because she never learns to love them. Finally, she meets Tea Cake, and falls madly in love with him even though he is a lot younger than she is. He is someone that she can truly love while still being able to be herself. They go through their struggles as well and sadly, he dies by the end of the novel.
Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband. Jaine returns back to her hometown after Tea Cake dies. Jaine at the end of the novel is looked at as a survivor and a hero. She left to find happiness, but he happiness that she found was not text book. Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for.