The poet compares this mother to other mothers in the refugee camp to amplify her love for her child and therefore the suffering she has to go through while watching him die. The other mothers are described by the poet as having “long ceased to care”, suggesting that they have tragically given up their jobs of motherhood, heartbreakingly accepting the death of those close to them. However this is contrasted with this mother’s lovingness and refusal to accept the death of her son, portrayed through the short and sharp phrase “but not this one”. Ugly, disturbing, and brutal images of camp-life such as, “the air was heavy
The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
She presents her relationship with her daughter as idyllic. Her daughter tenderly embraces her mother, we are able to see her dependency but also her love. This is how Lebrun wants to be seen, as an honorable mother. All the details of this painting, from it’s composition to the reference it makes to the Madonna and Child, put Lebrun in a flattering scene during a
Through examining Amy Tan’s book The Joy Luck Club, Sandhya Shetty’s painting Mother and Daughter, and “Sonnets are full of love, and this is my tome” by Christina Rossetti, the power of a mother’s influence is evident. As the prominence of a mother’s wisdom grows, a daughter’s perspective will transform by understanding her relationships and situations. To describe the relationship between a mother and daughter as “complex” barely scratches the surface. For many, it is full of appreciation and admiration, frustration and contempt, or wonder and awe. Since birth, a mother and daughter feel an instinctual pull towards the other to care for and be
Through the idea of “dropping out” (line 12), the poem suggests that women should try to break free of the system and defy the traditional gender roles that it has placed upon them. The main conflict of the poem is that of a mother with her own family. They constantly judged her actions in the household, even giving her grades for her performance. In the poem, her husband gave her “an A for last night’s supper, an incomplete for her ironing, and a B plus in bed” (line 1-4), her son “says she is average” (line 5) and her daughter “tells her she passes” (line 10-11). Simply put, her husband uses an A-F system, her son uses a ranking system and her daughter uses a Pass/Fail system.
This suggest the theme of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is mental instability due to being confined and repressed by her loved ones. Jane was never allowed to express herself later leading to the deterioration of her mind. “I verily believe she thinks it is writing which made me sick”(Gilman 236). The housekeeper was one of the people who tried to stop Jane from writing. This quote shows how she was being repressed by the housekeeper.
One of the universal themes of literature is the idea that children suffer because of the mistakes of an earlier generation. The novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" follows the story of Janie Mae Crawford through her childhood, her turbulent and passionate relationships, and her rejection of the status quo and through correlation of Nanny 's life and Janie 's problems, Hurston develops the theme of children 's tribulations stemming from the teachings and thoughts of an earlier generation. Nanny made a fatal mistake in forcibly pushing her own conclusions about life, based primarily on her own experiences, onto her granddaughter Janie and the cost of the mistake was negatively affecting her relationship with Janie. Nanny lived a hard life and she made a rough conclusion about how to survive in the world for her granddaughter, provoked by fear. "Ah can’t die easy thinkin’ maybe de menfolks white or black is makin’ a spit cup outa you: Have some sympathy fuh me.
Desai tries to find victory over the problems faced by the sensitive woman Sita, but unfortunately the only solution she get from them is Marital Discord. They have different attitudes, individual complexes and fears which add their distance between Raman and Sita and finally results in conjugal disharmony. Sita represents her world of emotion and Raman represents the prose of life and an acceptance of norms and regulations of the society. He is unable to understand his wife Sita who reacts against every incident. Sita is alienated from her father during her childhood as her father a doctor is busy with his patients.
This could be a reflection of the old woman’s emotions and feelings towards her sons. The speaker could be starting to realise that waiting for the return of her sons is hopeless; line 12 ‘I have little breath left’, could be interpreted as the amount of hope or faith she has left in waiting for their return.The message to the old woman’s sons is a plea for their return before her health deteriorates completely and she passes away without them attending her funeral. The message is filled with emotions of disappointment, helplessness, jealously, anger, sadness, bitterness and self-pity. The old woman’s message is clear in the fact that her sons have neglected to visit her in a long period of time as can be seen in lines 6 and 7: ‘But my sons, forgetful of me,/are like fruit borne by birds’, as well as in lines 12 and 13: ‘I have little breath
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.