“They were women who idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.” (pg 40) Edna finds the role of a mother being lackluster and only impeding her from awakening her inner consciousness. She realizes it would only bring her imprisonment and the lack of independence. She denies the role of a mother to carry out duties and responsibilities for her family rather pursue her dreams she longed for. While at Grand Isle while sitting on the front porch, Adele is sewing winter clothes for her children, although winter is far ahead. It shows her loving care toward her children.
To Josie Clay, the mountain evoked loss and regret, as it took her daughter away and was a part of what drove her daughter to commit murder. Iona Harbor did not live on Black Mountain, but she was forever connected to it through her mother and for her role in Lonnie Allen's death there. Iona sums up the impact of place best when she states that "there was no doubt the place [Darien] was in my bones." Here, she emphasizes the deep and personal connections that we have with places and the people who live in those places. Place is not simply the location or physical geography of an area, but it is also the people, values, beliefs, and traditions of the area as well.
In Dadi’s family, Dadi supports this claim as she describes being a woman as being an inferior caste. Being a woman includes being submissive and being able to work hard in a household for the family, as Dadi also expresses. Dadi shed light on her experience when she was once a new daughter-in-law. Women were to cover their face from father in laws
Old Woman Magoun is a desperate, fearful, overprotective woman that clings to her granddaughter, as if she is her own. She takes personal responsibility for all of her daughter’s needs, and ensures that she is the only person that her granddaughter will ever need for anything. Old Woman Magoun’s over-protectiveness of her granddaughter Lily, creates a co-dependent relationship, where Lily is so fully reliant on her grandmother that she cannot see the destructive behaviour that her grandmother is employing, and where her grandmother is unable to fathom anyone else having her. Old Woman Magoun’s protectiveness means that she is extra cautious of who Lily comes into contact with and what she allows her to do. Lily is treated and acts like a child, and carries a rag
A Worn Path In Eudora Welty's short story "A Worn Path" the character Phoenix Jackson is an “elderly woman “who shows great courage to travel through the woods to get medicine for her grandson. Jackson’s grandson unintentionally swallowed lye some years ago which burned his throat, and he needs the medicine to heal him. During her journey, Jackson encounters several obstacles that she face that remind me of my grandmother who would do anything to help us. The character journey shows her strength to overcome many physical obstacle by presents of courage, strength, and love. Phoenix’s courage underlined by her encounters with the young hunter and the clinic employees.
“My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises” by Fredrick Backman Like the author’s previous book, “A Man Called Ove”, this book starts with a gloomy background, the protagonist is suffering from her grandmother’s sudden death like how Ove is suffering from his spouse’s death. The protagonist of the book, Elsa, has lost her only companion in life and the pain seems to be immense. She heals back from her tragedies are through the new people, she is almost forced to find during the story, and together they strive to get through their misery. Elsa finds peace by meeting new people by doing the missions- giving out letters to her grandmother’s friends- that she left her. This shows that the young Elsa, a five-year-old, needs guidance to carry
She tells us about how her great-grand mother (whose name is Esperanza) have lived contemplating the view from the window like looking for some escape. “She looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow. I wonder if she made the best with what she got or was she sorry because she couldn’t be all the things she wanted to be. Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window”
Ansley and Mrs. Slade tend to have both lived the considerably conventional feminine lives of a widow, mother, wife, and girl. Their identities have primarily been based on those of their husbands then lost. Mrs. Slade is evidently proud of the admiration that she received as “Slade’s wife” (Wharton, 13). However, there is the necessity for noting that after her husband’s death, there is nothing left but to mother her daughter. The fact that the lives of the women tend to feature less meaning after the death of their husbands is depicted in their reduction to the somewhat jaded sightseers and conversations serve as their primary way of killing time before it turns lady-killing violently.
This is shown in how Mary waits ‘for her husband to come home from work’, which reveals her role as a submissive housewife while ‘went forward to kiss him’ indicates that she is a loving person. This conflict in the themes shown creates suspense as we wonder which side of Mary will