After losing the women in his life that make him happy, Scrooge becomes depressed and lonely. Scrooge begins his childhood without a mother figure because she died shortly after he was born. His mom was the first of three women that Scrooge lives the rest of his life without. Without a mom around, his father tends to treat him terribly. Scrooge’s father believes that he is the reason that his mom died.
I think you are on the right track with your essay, but as you said you thesis does need some work. You could write something about the power struggle between family members all trying to do what they deem best for the family. Or you could compare the types of love they each showed, and how in some ways this love (for themselves, and each other) led to their downfall. You should check out Tony’s essay, she had a great point about the downfall of the family stemming from what Lil and Al instilled in their children. Since it seems their parents taught them who and how to love, it would be interesting to play out their role in all of
She was the sign of misfortune in the entire novel: deprived of sexual interaction with her husband for twenty years, delivering Milkman as a consequence of a shock from a frightening accident, and withstanding the physical violence of her husband even in front of their children. She was never respected or seriously loved by any male characters in the novel—Milkman was ashamed and careless of her, Macon her Husband hated her, and even her father was somewhat embarrassed by their intimacy which Ruth intended. Ironically, she was the daughter of the great Doctor who has a street named after him and the wife of Macon Dead, who is the richest person in town. This contrast emphasizes the tragedy of the character that despite her superior or seemingly advantageous status quo, she still led a miserable life. Morrison quoted that she started the book as an attempt to shatter some of the common stereotypes the 1960s has brought to African American community, which, as she reckons, has left out an enormous portion of the racial character for over-emphasizing the beauty and strength and thereby
According to Dave, “In the years before I was abused, my family was the “Brady Bunch” of the 1960’s” (Pelzer, 17). David’s mom would plan vacations and daytrips for him and his family (Pelzer, 25). These fun times abruptly ended when his relationship with his mother changed from discipline to punishment which grew out of control. Dave’s parents started fighting, especially over how to treat David. This angered his mother and caused her to treat david cruelly through physical and mental abuse (Pelzer, 29-31).
His way of coping with his feelings is making everyone else around him feel worse. In A Christmas Carol, the loss of women that Scrooge loves negatively impacts his personality throughout his life. After losing the women in his life that make him happy, Scrooge becomes depressed and lonely. Scrooge begins his childhood without a mother figure because she died shortly after he was born. His mom was the first of three women that Scrooge lives the rest of his life without.
After Juliets father finds Juliet frantic grief over her cousin 's death, he decides that marriage might help her recover. Juliet is told she shall meet her future husband in Saint Peters Church on Thursday morning. Since Juliet is already married to Romeo, this bit of news sends her sobbing in a ball on the floor behind the nurse. Juliet tells her father that she does not want to get married to Paris and this sends Lord Capulet into raging fury. In the text, Lord Capulet tells his daughter, “Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next.
At Christmas, the Finches have an annual tradition of getting together as a family. For Scout and Jem, this means dealing with their annoying, pestering cousin Francis. This year, he continually makes fun of Dill and calls Atticus a “nigger-lover”. Once Scout has had enough, she punches Francis directly in the face. Francis runs and tells on Scout, and she does not get to tell her side of the story.
A popular belief held by a number of literary critics is that Holden’s parents send him away to expensive schools such as Pencey, because they cannot handle his emotional unsettled he is. He shows his confusion, anger and hurt feelings after Alfie’s death and how he cannot contain his grief. Holden doesn’t understand his own feelings and we learn through; “I slept in the garage the night he died, and broke all the goddamn windows with my fist…” Holden’s violent reaction to his brother’s death reveals his frustration and inability to make sense of the injustice of his brother’s illness. By sending Holden to boarding school, his parents aim to provide him with a safe and stimulating environment, away from the constant reminder of Alfie’s death, however Holden fails to understand the rules of boarding life and
In The Full Monty, there is a reversal of gender roles. Gaz’s wife, Pam, is working as the superintendent/manager at a company while Gaz is stuck looking for a job at job club. Pam is the one who can now provide for their son, Nathan, and Gaz feels useless because he has no source of income and can not pay for his son’s needs and wants. Because he can’t provide for his son, he has to resort to stealing, sneaking around and breaking in places. When Gaz tells her about him needing money to start his stripper business, Pam is even able to offer him a job, even though men were the ones who had done the hiring before.
Then, his mom kills herself and everything around him crashes. He breaks up with his girlfriend, stops playing football, and needs to dodge what his dad is offering, threats and abuse, and earn what his dad isn’t, money. Forced to buy everything he needs for himself, he gets a job at the local photography studio. There, he realizes a coworker he dismissed as a goth loser, is actually his childhood best-friend, Jordyn. Their relationship changes it all.