At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
She could not bear the thought of being apart from her children. Jacob suffered for seven years in a tiny attic just to hear their voices. Family meant everything to her. Jacobs would have went to the ends of the earth for her children, and her family was the only thing good in her life. Jacobs concept of family was a powerful bond that she could not imagine losing.
Anna, who is the first true love of Thomas Schell, becomes the main link between Oskar’s grandparents. As Anna is important as a former lover of Grandpa, she is significant as sister of Grandma. Believed to be a replacement of Anna for Thomas Schell, Grandma grows her son without the help of Thomas Schell, her husband, who left after the fallout of their relationships. Throughout Thomas Schell Jr.’s life and Grandma’s life, Thomas Schell is very much absent; there are no memories of the family to be held. Thomas Schell is absent for Grandma in a literal sense because he leaves his family behind, but he is emotionally absent as well.
When he tells his wife that he still has faith in their marriage, and to go see the pastor to talk about their situation the wife turns him down telling him “I don’t love you anymore”. This hurts Mr. Redd tremendously leaving him with bitterness that took over his life. This kept him away from starting a new relationship with the pharmacist in his town because he remembered all the pain he felt with his wife’s betrayal. The last actor who experienced PTSD, which was a part of anxiety was Ronnie Morgan. He was in the National Guard, and left his girlfriend Rae behind to serve his country.
Her other two sons, Darl and Jewel, continue to antagonize each other. Darl constantly asks Jewel does he know if “Addie Bundren is going to die?”(Faulkner, 40) knowing that Jewel was her favorite and Jewel was heartbroken by her death but never showed it. This conflict continues throughout the novel demonstrating the feelings the two brothers have for their mother. The family continues onward to Jackson, Mississippi where they are to bury Addie as her dying request according to her husband, Anse. The Bundrens reach a river that is a difficult cross because of the rushing current.
She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her. Her brother dies and she will never see her parents again. Despite all of the tragic things that happen to her, she quickly develops a connection with her new father, Hans. She may be falling for Rudy, no matter how much she denies it in the beginning for she says she regrets not kissing him when he was alive. With an accordion in hand and an intriguing passion for words, Liesel discovers love and hate in her
“Mrs. Outlaw said he wanted the children, but the mother wouldn’t allow it” (Ryan, Pg.74). This exemplifies that Santiago wanted the children, but Skyla didn’t allow him which Naomi realizes that her father loved them since the beginning. Naomi then comes up with a plan to find her father and get an approval from him to let her stay with her grandma instead of her ruthless mother. “I told the truth about your mother and that my wishes are for you and Owen to live with Maria” (Ryan, Pg.222).
"Then the mask said, 'I wasn't fair to your father. I shouldn't have married him"' (Carr 142). Throughout her married life, Geneva distracted herself with the facade of parties and emotional disconnection to her daughter because, at the thought of her mistakes, her brain couldn't handle it. Geneva was only able to accept reality on her death bed. The inability to accept reality is different for every human; some are able to use that as motivation to live a joyful life, while others go on with
You can predict this because when the father wasn’t allowed to drive through the snow he stated, “Your mother will never forgive me for this,” (Wolff 34). This shows that the mother is strict and also that the father has not been trustworthy in the past. The mother and father also do not seem to have a very good relationship and it seems as if the mother is very controlling of her son. From this evidence the reader can infer that the mother is more like her son than she is the boys
When she was 20, she decided to leave the house and run away from home to live with someone else. I felt a massive amount of cognitive dissonance because her behaviors were not associated with the Stephanie I grew up with in my childhood. I felt uncomfortable with the fact that she left the house for no apparent reason, and it felt unusual to me that she would go and do this. She never seemed like she was going to leave the house and disappear from my life for a month. She also never wanted to be away from my younger sister and me.