Throughout the poem, Achebe uses free verse to represent the continuous flow of the crestfallen emotions and thoughts of the mother, due to the poverty she and her son have to suffer. The suffering of the single-parent family is explicitly highlighted when Achebe describes the mother’s, “ghost-smile between her teeth.” The juxtaposition “ghost-smile”, suggests that the mother’s smile is forced, she purposely held the smile up in order to cover up her depressed and hopeless emotions. This amplifies the unconditional love a mother has for her child as she only wants to show the best side of her in front of her son. Love can also be portrayed in a depressed light when the mother used, “A broken comb and combed” her son.
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.
Gary’s wife Sue, mother of two children and expecting her third child was a good companion to Nina. She accompanied her with her children to the Halifax mall and helped her purchase clothes. But once she returned home loneliness began killing her and in her heart of hearts her longing for a child began to grow intensely. Each time she has sex with her husband she hopes that she will be conceived. She is not aware that Ananda has a sexual dysfunction of premature ejaculation and to hide it form her, he was using the dental anaesthetic spray which was not meant for female depths.
She holds an intense anger for the children and is convinced that they were keeping her in bondage and wasting her life. When a mother feels as though she is slaves to her husband and children, it is impossible for her to fell happy. However, Edna faces no harsh work, her husband is a wealthy man and buys her nice things, and she lives, and while her life is not one without any problems, it does not have any significant obstacles. This look into Edna's lifestyle asks the questions, How could Edna be unhappy with such a
(Pg. 40) This is represented when she hit the child because of his antics. Her husband tried to help her in many times; he hired a nanny. This made the wife feel freer for a little bit. She decided to fire the nanny and the husband had to be involved again, “He managed everything.
Visual Display Assignment Victoria Liesel lived in Himmel Street with her foster family, at the beginning, I thought she was so poor, her brother was dead and her mother did not have the ability to raise her up, therefore her mother send Liesel to foster family and never contact with Liesel anymore. Along with my reading, fortunately, Liesel’s Papa loved her so much and although her mother Rosa always said some ungentle words to Liesel, but it still because of the love. Liesel also met a boy who loved her named Rudy, I believed it was Rudy to make her life more interesting. They became friends and accompanied each other.
She tries to communicate with him as much as possible, but her son does it tough for her. Once her son screamed at her “I’m sick of you spying”, it broke her heart. It shows us how much she loves him. Perhaps the mother has an illness too that makes her imagine unrealistic thoughts. She’s afraid of her son; even though her son left him many years ago, and she left town and changed name, she still feels that she’s under surveillance.
A Hidden Crime “There is a comfort in knowing that you don’t have to pretend anymore, that you are going to do everything within your power to heal.” -Ellen Bass. Family is meant to be our love, support and comfort zone no matter what we go through, unfortunately that's not the case for everyone. I have a close friend along with her younger sisters that feel uncomfortable whenever their uncle visits.
”(Otuska, ch. 2) and just has to keep her mind busy so she will not think of how melancholy her life is in the internment camp. The setting shows how these innocent people go from living their happy middle-class life to living like scum because they are part Japanese and are feared of being spies. The best part of the book is the ending where the reader gets to experience the eloquent remarks the father makes about his time being relocated.
More than twelve million immigrants will make their first stop in America at Ellis Island Immigration station in the years ahead between 1892 and 1954, at least that's what we read. Who knew a small island in the New York Harbor would become my life saver ? I have waited for this day ever since I was just ten years old. I was thinking about the time when I first heard the news that we would be traveling to America when I was interrupted by a repetitive phrase. “Are you ready, Aria ?”