One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
After living many years with the Finch family, Deirdre admits to him that his therapist doctor, Mr. Finch had sexually abused her during one of her treatment. Due to the stress, he decided that it will be best for him to move out of his host family. While living on his own, he failed college and many more. Augusten realizes that his life, though hard, prepared him for a richer life as a writer in the city. Given all he overcomes, such endeavors fail to scare him any longer.
This theme is subtly shown throughout the story, but becomes more apparent after the main event, the slaughter. After Date Bed is presumed missing, Mud, despite the fact that she is not of She-S blood, shows concern for her friend and adopted family member throughout the story – “It is just as well that Mud’s thoughts can’t be heard because what she is thinking is, “I’m the one who loves her. None of you loves her as I do,” and the uselessness of her love arouses her to such a pitch of anguish that she thinks of returning to the plain and searching for Date Bed on her own” (Gowdy, 105). The other She-S’s feel the same way as well – She-Snorts states, “I would not go to The Safe Place…knowing that Date Bed might still be alive and lost” (Gowdy, 249). If the She-S’s didn’t care for their family as much, they would have abandoned all thought of Date Bed and wouldn’t bother searching for her.
Later in the story, a fire destroys Rasheed’s shop, leaving him unemployed, at the same time Mariam comes to know of her father’s death. With no one left to help the family, Rasheed decides to give away Aziza to an orphanage, yet again an act of gender biasing. Laila somehow managed to visit her daughter daily, she is relieved that at least her daughter won’t have to stay hungry but is beaten brutally several times by Rasheed for visiting her, still nothing deters her. The story again takes a turn when Tariq returns to Laila, when he visits her house, “she didn’t dare move a muscle. She didn’t dare breathe, or blink even...laila stood perfectly still
Einar has been lost to his seductive new identity. Einar or rather Lili is portrayed as selfish and almost insensitive to his wife’s pain in the scene. However, in Lili’s memoir Man into Woman, she is much more sympathetic and feels guilty for not being able to please Gerda. This incorrect representation may not have been the director’s intent, because the audience starts to feel less for Lili and more for Gerda. Another unclear representation lies in Lili’s historic operation.
What Delia did right there is right. Delia did the right thing by standing up to Sykes and showing him that she was tired of the mistreatment she was receiving and the mental and physical abuse. Any person would get tired of something that is unfair or something that disturbs their inner peace. Delia and Sykes were married so one would expect them to love each other maybe some fights there and then but they were the opposite, fights everyday and the only time they weren 't fighting would be when they’re eating of sleeping. She wasn 't being treated like a wife, girlfriend or friend.
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb is a coming of age story that demonstrates heartbreak and severe struggles. When Dolores gets a television in her house, her life begins to fall apart. Her father isn’t a part of her life anymore, her mother is sent to a mental hospital and eventually dies, she’s raped, and is bullied at school. This is all very tough for Dolores and she eventually ends up in a mental hospital herself. This did seem to make her more mentally stable, however when she and her husband divorce, she begins unhealthy habits again.
The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164). The daughters don’t think their mothers have substantial advice to give them about their relationship issues, but they realize their mothers are wiser than they thought.
Desiree’s Baby is a short story by Kate Chopin. “Desiree’s Baby” takes place before the Civil War in a time when black people were neglected and mistreated by the whites. Desiree was abandoned and left behind by her parents when she was a toddler by a big stone pillar. She was found and declared adopted by Madame and Monsieur Valmonde. Armand a man that was really harsh to blacks falls in love with Desiree and gets married with her without knowing anything about her ancestry.
The narrator seems to be sane at the beginning of the story, but her husband’s attempts to cure her actually made the condition far worse. He confined her to a room and took away the one thing she loved to do; using her imagination as a writer. He stated that she should not be socially active, as it will worsen her condition, but being in isolation actually made things worse. She disagreed with his actions, but was unwilling to go against him. One example is when Charlotte said, “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus -- but John says the very worst thing that I can do is think about my condition and I confess it always makes me feel bad, so I will let it alone and talk about the house.”
Her family mourned her like they would someone who died after she married her husband. 2. Rachel Dwajra Zylska was the Jewish name Ruth was born with. When her family came to America her name was changed to Rachel Deborah Shilsky. Ruth kept this name until she was nineteen.
Lee uses a somewhat background character to show this in her work. Mrs. Dubose, an elderly neighbor nearing the end of her life, “ was a morphine addict,” but always intended “ to break herself [free of it] before she died” (178). Often times Jem would receive her cold remarks while passing by her house, thinking her primitive and rude, never understanding her hidden constant battle. Upon her death however, he learned that behind all of her snarkiness she was a person with integrity who did not want to be tied down by a worldly substance, and began to see Mrs. Dubose as a person to be respected. Readers in today’s world know how widespread addiction is, and can now see the advantages to looking closer in order to find the true qualities that define the individual.