In I Ask My Mother to Sing, a young girl watches her mother and grandmother join to together and sing a song of memory. In the poem it states, “Mother and daughter sing like young girls. If my father were alive, he would play”(line 2-3). The song allows for the past to be remembered within it. From the beginning to end, this song weaves its story and presents within the poem.
The Wife’s Story Ursula K. Leguin is a short story describing a wife retrospective of her husband who she thought of as a loving and caring father and husband a somewhat perfect person always gentle. Yet he had a fatal flaw that led to his death that the wife failed to recognize until it was too late. Throughout the story, the wife recounts important events that led to his deaths events that should have been clues to aid her to recognize the flaw within her husband. In the story, Leguin shows us how the wife’s perception was deceiving her. She was looking at her husband but couldn’t see him for whom he really was.
Rossetti demonstrates the idea of loss through the narrator explaining to her husband that her death is inevitable. Through the poetic technique of metaphors, the narrator reminds her husband that she will be ‘gone far away into the silent land’ where he physically ‘can no more hold [her] by the hand’. Thus, the reader is able to identify through this that the narrator’s husband
Montag and Mildred have been married for years, but Montag still feels as if he doesn’t know the woman he’s married to. In the text, Bradbury states, “And [Montag] [remembers] thinking then that if [Mildred] dies, he [is] certain he wouldn’t cry. For it would be dying of an unknown, a street face, a newspaper image, and it [is] suddenly so very wrong that he [has] begun to cry, not at death but at the thought of not crying at death, a silly empty man near a silly empty woman,
He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain. It is apparent that she feels negatively toward her father; although, she loves him still after being a horrible father to her. When she calls him daddy she begins to hint at the love and endearment she still holds for him. The words payday and bill shape the poem to be about money; however, when reading more thoroughly it is actually about time. In the poem, money is a reference to time.
“Other people find God in ornate ritual, but William called out to..” and he lists different religions, people, artists all at once (Alexie). The author here, gives us this idea that William is not a religious person, only with his “mourning workouts”. We know both he and his wife are Native America, and we get shown that he often regrets being “white”. Another regret William has is leaving his family, his daughter crying when he leaves mustn’t make it easier. His wife seduces him to get back into bed with her, and we since that they have many of their own problems.
I got a tub of hot water waitin’ for them downstairs.’” Willie can trust that Mr. Tom won’t judge him since he had wet the bed and Mr. Tom didn’t say anything or get mad at him. Willie thought it was a sin to wet the bed because his mom had told him that. “‘Got to start diggin ' a trench fer the Anderson shelter this afternoon. That 'll put muscles on you.’” Mr. Tom trusts Willie enough to let him help with the Anderson shelter. He wants Willie to get some muscles on him because he was so scrawny from not getting enough food from his mom.
"But two months dead…my poor father’s body…why she married with my uncle, my father’s brother, but no more like my father…But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue" (I.ii.29-30) Hamlet agonizingly groans to himself. It is clear towards the start of the play that Hamlet is damaged—internally. It makes him upset to see his mother get married not long after his father 's passing, and Hamlet feels alone since nobody else appears to feel this same torment and be grieving with him. Based on this evidence, it is safe to infer that Hamlet had an excellent and upright relationship with his now dead father whom he respected. Therefore, if one was not as courageous or as heroic as Hamlet, they would have protested
Ideally, a wife is expected to deeply mourn for her husband’s loss by sobbing or crying, but she did not. Neither is she happy or angry; talking to her husband for the last time was in a congenial and straightforward tone. This stress is derived from the noted absence of any strong emotion aside from the courtesy that would be extended even to a stranger. Rather than cry over his body, bid her husband goodbye, or tell him how much he was loved, the speaker’s mother does something else entirely. Notably, Walker’s father was actually named Willie Lee, thus the name in the last part of the
As interesting as Hamlet is as a character, he has layers of identities and personalities hidden. During the first soliloquy we encounter a Hamlet who feels betrayed. He is anguished by his mother’s action. His conscious mind records only the fact that Queen Gertrude, the other half of his parental figure has marries the brother of his father with, ‘the same shoes that she walked to my father’s dead body (…) and they haven’t become old yet!’ He seems to be hurting more from the wedding rather than the death of his beloved father. His idealism of a maternal image is broken; he discovered a new side to his mother, to him she is no longer pious but now ‘indecent’, ‘lustful’, the pious image is shattered.
For others, their relationships between their companion simply end and the relationships that try to stay together to work things out after an abortion they limp on with a connivance of silence. These men feel confused and hurt that they abort their lives. For example, ‘’these ‘’forgotten father’’ must not only deal with their grief and sadness over the irrevocable loss of their children and their guilt about not protesting their offspring’’ (Rue, Tellefsen
Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25). Creon begins to see how his pride lead him to this and sees how it could affect even more and starts to wonder what else his actions will do to him. The decision to punish Antigone he sees was not worth the death of his family.
Graham is shown to be a caring person as he helps his family mourn over the death of his wife and mother to his children, Colleen, while severely trying to cope with the loss himself. He is a former Reverend but later loses his faith in God after the death of his wife. Colleen is Graham’s deceased wife whose last words to her husband before she passed were to “tell Merrill to swing away” and to “tell Graham to see”. Morgan is Graham’s son and very mature for his age. Morgan usually acts in place of his father when
Comparing the Tones of “The Story of an Hour” In Kate Chopin’s short story, “The Story of an Hour,” the main character is conflicted by news that her husband has died in a railroad accident. Chopin’s detail and diction portrays not only the tone of weakness but also the tone of overjoyment. The reader feels a sense of understanding towards the main character’s sense of freedom and her frightfulness of people realizing that she is happy that her husband has passed. The author’s detail in the beginning of the story conveys Mrs. Mallard’s weakness and inability to handle the terrible news that her sister, Josephine, is about to present to her. For example, Chopin states that “Mrs.