2-Healing and Forgiveness as a Sign of Altruistic Filicide: Morrison points out "the past, until you confront it, until you live through it, it keeps coming back in other forms. The shapes redesign themselves in other constellations, until you get a chance to play it over again" (qtd.in Cássia Freitas de Aquino 198). Beloved's return to 124 Bluestone Road is very symbolic because she has the key to forgiveness for herself, her mother, sister, and the whole Bluestone Road community. A-Recreating a lost Relationship: Sethe and Beloved: Although Beloved could not forgive her mother for sending her alone to the other side, Sethe comes to realize that only chance to overcome her past as a slave and her altruistic filicide is to remember and recreate her past. She has to narrate her life story, and confront Beloved in order to release herself from the psychological wounds of the past as well to forgive herself for the unforgivable crime;
The way Granny is used and abused throughout her long life has worn her down and brought her to a breaking point. As Granny takes her last breath she begs, "God, give a sign!" (294) and when she is given none she "...blows out the light" (294) ending her life, and thus giving up on God. Her final jilting coming from the same hand who gave her life, God himself. The irony being that God not giving her a sign, held a secret sign.
Kenzie had to handle her mother 's death maturely for her father started drinking. Her father became abusive towards Kenzie and was never home to help her through this rough time. Even though he knew Kenzie was close to her mother. Altho Kenzie did have one person there
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
Malcolm was not close to his family growing up because his father died when he was young, and his mother struggled to support her children and she did not have any assistance. Malcolm’s mother worked day and night to support her children. Seeing his mother work so hard to support her family led Malcolm to decide that he wanted to become a lawyer (23). Malcolm said, “I hate seeing my mother working night and day like she did… I began to hate the system that made her life one of endless drudgery, so what I did was shut the thought of my mother out of my mind, and lock it away” (Carew 23). He was thinking to become a lawyer and support his mother.
In chapter two he says how he feels about teaching, “I had told her many, many times how much I hated this place and all I want to do was go away. I had told her I was no teacher, I hated teaching, and I was just running in place here. But she had not heard me before and I knew that no matter how loud I screamed, she would not hear me now.”(page 14 and 15, line
The day before Ellie’s family was scheduled to be taken to the concentration camp a maid offered to help them, but sadly Ellie’s dad refused. When the got to the concentration camp Ellie’s mom and sister were taken away from there on it was Elie and his dad until his dad died from sickness. On May 8th Ellie was finally liberated and the holocaust was over. For example, the theme is revealed in chapter one when it states, “ He spoke only of what he had seen. But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen.
Emily had a bad smell in her house when her father died and homer left her. When the town ladies learned that Emily 's father was dead, they went over there to give her their condolences and were met with an Emily in complete denial. For about three days she refused to admit that her father was dead. The preachers and the doctors worked with her and finally Emily faced the facts and broke down in grief and let them take the body and bury it. Ms. Emily would eventually die downstairs in a bedroom where it hasn’t seen light in many years.
I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering.
Every year we dress up in something that goes together. This year though she has been fighting the death of her father and she has been very distant from me. I really wish things could go back to the way things were before her dad died. Halloween hasn’t really come up in the conversations that we have had and when I do mention it, she gets mad. There has been so much distant between her and i since her dad past away.