2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
The reader can clearly infer that Melinda’s thoughts and feelings about her family are negative. Melinda struggles with her mother’s inability to face the truth that they are not a happy family. She is upset that her mother is striving to keep the title of “a happy family” instead of creating an environment where a happy family could strive. Melinda’s parents are a large part of her life, and therefore, they play a major role in her society. The way that she describes her feelings towards her father is that he is lazy and unwilling to work seriously.
“If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it. Therefore, Curley’s wife had told her suffering to Lennie, though she knows Lennie wouldn’t understand everything, but this still proves she was trying to find connections on Lennie. In the novel, Crooks had tolerated the most isolation and discrimination from others.
A month went by, and old Mrs. Shimerda began to get fretful”. The symbolism represented in this quote is, when tough positions strike, some people like to handle it on there own or they don't like to express their feelings with others, similar to what Antonio did by not responding to her family. The conflict in this section is Human vs. Self. rather than Antonia seeking comfort, she decides to heal on her own. The author’s tone in Book Four is concerned because the way he describes how the characters react to
Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law. Not to mention, her husband's culpability in the willful exclusion of his parental role in their children's lives. Additionally, the lack of a maternal instincts, which can be attributed to the dysfunctonal relationship with her mother was another hampering fact which precluded Eleanor to be the mother she wished she had been. Consquently, collectively these behaviors facilitated the relinquishing of her maternal influence to Sara and ultimately robbed her from her rightful place of being their
Ida choosing to not tell Rayona more about herself and spending time with her creates a gap in their relationship. Rayona ends up not knowing Ida’s true self and only has a vague interpretation of her with few details. Rayona’s inability to reach out to Ida and rely on her causes the feeling of mistrust that makes Rayona leave the household, rising an unmended relationship. Thus, family secrets affect the characters by causing a lack of trust due to unspoken
Moreover, their numerous issues originated from their negligence to consolidate each other which sadly elicited an inconclusive ending of the mother withdrawing from her family. In essence, Ordinary People reflects about a family who can get webbed in a convoluted circumstance. However, it leaves the crowd to take in a lesson that communication is particularly vital by the way we deal with each other and that something as basic as communication can be highly misunderstood by ordinary
For some the pain is too great to bury, they are so consumed with hating who they are for what happened that they do not see the truth in front of them. For some people, acceptance is a difficult thing to do because the situations they are in. Julia her broken marriage and the fact that she is pregnant and her husband does not want the child, and of course the tragedy of Sarah. Accepting something does not mean forgetting something, it means remembering and reconciliation as well as forgiving. Acceptance is a big step towards
One subject they tend to talk about often is motherhood. Larsen continues her use of character foiling through the contrasting of Irene’s and Clare’s feelings about motherhood to emphasize how their contrasting situations influence their feelings. Clare does not enjoy being a mother. She believes that it is too much pressure, especially because she doesn’t want her daughter’s skin to reveal that she has a black parent. She says, “I nearly died of terror the whole nine months before Margery was born for fear she might be dark.
The idea of blocking everyone out helped Connie build her self-confidence. To emphasize Connie’s narcissism, Oates stated that “Connie’s mother kept picking at her until Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over” (324). Because Connie felt so negatively of her mother and family, she creates an idea of wanting to be on her own. She doesn’t know exactly what it is like to be without anyone to use as a crutch, but Conni feels as if her mother doesn’t want her to be pretty. Connie wanted to shut her family out because she felt as if they didn’t love her as much as her genuine sister June.
So, because she does not feel she can have someone who will understand her and not punish her for what happened, she does not speak. Her parent’s behavior toward her and each other make herself feel like she is a disappointment. Her mental state of mind is unstable and is struggling to process what happened to her. When her family and the people around her start pulling her down, she does not feel as strong and confident to stand up for herself and to face her so to speak demons. A perfect example of this is “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist.
“‘For the better.’" This would’ve changed their lives and helped the family so much. Instead, the girl didn’t care, as all she wanted as for her mother to not go. This caused conflict as both showed different sides of the events that occurred. One wanted to go as the other wanted to stay. In conclusion, the differences in perspective caused many conflicts and added tension to both stories.
This could’ve been occurring way before the traumatic event even happened, but afterwards it could’ve impacted her even more because she has no one to talk to about the event and console her, which makes Daneka distance herself even further away from others and her loved ones. This can overall contribute in developing a lack of consistent stimulation, comfort and routine for Daneka which results in her forming an insecure-disorganized attachment. This could’ve caused this onset of PTSD from happening, resulting in the mixture of approach and avoidance, apprehension, helplessness and a disorientation, which helps to explain Daneka falling behind in her cognitive and social development. Also, it is suspected that Daneka has difficulty with emotion regulation in overall understanding, labeling and regulating her internal states. Poor emotion regulation is overall at
TITLE, Lauren Helgason, September 25, 2015 Over a year ago my Aunt Bernadette and my Uncle Glenn got divorced. My Aunt didn’t take it very well, but to the rest of my family it didn’t come as much of a surprise. They were always fighting with each other over petty things and didn’t get along. However, my Aunt couldn’t accept that she was part of the problem, so she decided to push the blame onto someone else. That someone being my Grandmother.