She offers her mother help because she feels guilty, but her mother rejects her help. Jeanette’s mother then tells her that her values are all wrong. Jeanette opens up to her mother about being embarrassed and passing her up in the streets. When her mother asks her why, Jeannette says, “I was too ashamed, Mom. I hid”(5).
Bingley’s sister was repulsed, as this was very against social norms. Elizabeth Bennet is also stereotyped by society because of her family, although she is nothing like her parents or sisters. This causes problems for her as she grows older and is expected to begin courting. When Elizabeth catches the eye of Mr. Darcy, a “****”, he avoided her for a very long time as his admission to himself that he is in love with
Throughout the poem she describes several insecurities she faces and how her mother is unapproachable. My reaction to this poem is that, I sympathize with the speaker because at this stage of a girl’s life, she needs someone to be there in order to help her with all the questions that will come and make her understand she shouldn’t feel insecure about the changes in her body. I feel pity for this teenage girl because it is evident that all she needs is the support from her mother and she doesn’t get it. For example, at the end of each stanza the author states, “and momma’s in the bedroom with the door closed.” The closed door symbolizes the separation there is between the mother and the child because the girl can’t get in to speak to her mother. I think that no mother should let their child go through puberty alone because this is when we start to question our body and things that happen to it.
Although the girls would love to go home, returning home would upset their parents and cause them to be ashamed of the girls. Therefore, the family shame motivates the girls to ignore their natural urge to return home to the forest in order to honor their parents’ wishes. In another example, Claudette acknowledges the shame that would come with failure: “But we knew we couldn’t return to the woods; not till we were civilized, not if we didn’t want to break the mother’s heart” (Russell 232). The girls’ wish to avoid shame causes them to continue to remain at St. Lucy’s and assimilate a culture that is not their own. Through this shame, the girls are pushed to immerse themselves entirely into human behaviors.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Maybe she was worried what she’d do with the information. Maybe the memory of what happened to Hannah’s aunt was to painful to bring up. Regardless of the reason, the effect of her inaction remains the same. Between Hannah and her mother was a gap of information crucial to understanding the mother’s feelings for her daughter. Because she didn’t fill that gap, an even wider emotional gap grew between them.
Discovering the meaning of friendship or finding out the order of one’s priorities can appear as unimportant tasks, but these activities bring fulfillment to people of all kinds. For example, Janie was extremely naïve when it came to concepts regarding love. She believed that marriage would bring her love eventually. She heard this from her grandmother, but was soon proven wrong as shown by the quote, “She knew now that marriage did not make love.” (Hurston 29). The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work.
These unstable relationships stemmed from her parents to friendships, and romances, whereas for at the moment made her feel whole. Susanna is that she does not like to attract attention to herself and rather prefers to be disengaged, unlike her experience at in the ice cream shop, and the wife of the teacher she had an affair with confronted her. At first, Susanna was trying to be polite to keep the attention away, but ultimately with the other girl's help, Susanna created an uncomfortable scene by being loud and creating attention to what was happening. Susanna also expresses emptiness by spontaneity, through the example of when she left with Lisa to go fulfill Lisa’s dream of being Cinderella at Disney world, or when she broke into the music room to play a song to calm Polly down after her episode, knowing that these acts of behavior is strongly prohibited, but still creates some sort of excitement for Susanna. Susanna Kaysen has borderline personality disorder whereas she expresses erratic behaviors and intense shifts in mood that can last only a few hours at a time, she attempted suicide during a time of extreme depression/anger, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and mistreatment.
Growing up in a community with an unequal view of women, Grete has been influenced by the idea that her knowledge is of no importance. Grete had been looked down upon by her family for her lack of a stance and her position in society. However, Gregor’s transformation forces Grete to make up for his shortcomings, pushing her out of her comfort zone as well as her ideal gender role. Given the circumstances, Grete gives up her simple, easy lifestyle to make up for the loss of Gregor. In the beginning, Gregor depicts Grete using degrading terms to explain his sister, which suggests that her role as a female falls below his status as a male.
Both sisters now in trouble and are said to be put to death. Antigone in the views of some readers may be the less loyal sister for putting Ismene in the situation to go against the law and to go against her beliefs. In the eyes of other readers, Ismene is the less loyal sister as her loyalty in the beginning did not lie with her family. The different beliefs of the sisters have an affect on the central theme by both showing and not showing loyalty to one another. Antigone's loyalty became questionable as she let her sister get in trouble for something she didn’t want any part in.