She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
Lear said awful things to his daughter about an evil child. At this point he leaves and then the next scene shows the daughters meeting and holding hands. They are allying one and another versus the king. They have the king where they want them. Lear is the one who cannot control people and other people are being very ratical with him.
Women was treated poorly in Umuofia because men believe that they were weak and in inadequate. “ Even as a little boy Okonkwo had represented his father 's failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was Agbala. That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts.
In the very beginning when Lear was asking his daughter how much they all loved him, Cordelia couldn’t come up with the right words to say that would express her feeling for her father and accused her sister of exaggerating their love for him. This really angered Lear and so he banished his once
He was rejected by his mother from birth and rejected by his father in a time of need. All he knows is rejection. Looking in Pecola’s eyes, Cholly would see haunted, loving eyes. “The hauntedness would irritate him—the love would move him to fury. How dare she love him?
As Julian expected, the boy’s mother grows irate and strikes Julian’s mother in rage. Following this, Julian turns on his distressed mother, ridiculing her actions and justifying those of the young boy’s mother. Eventually, Julian’s mother - who had previous health complications - succumbs to her injuries, thrusting Julian into grief, guilt, and utter hopelessness. O’Connor’s use of rhetorical devices illustrates the conflicting and evolving attitude with which Julian views his mother. O’Connor’s use of imagery captures the disdain with which Julian views his life circumstances, the infatuation Julian has with seeing his mother agitated and remorseful, and the contrasting culpability he feels when his mother reaches her twisted and untimely fate.
Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
She displays herself towards her family as if she was an uncaring wife to Christofers dad and also an uncaring mother. In the quote “I said that I wanted to explain to you why I went away when I had the time to do it properly. Now I got the time. I was not a very good mother. And then you and me had that argument.” his mother made it seem like she abandoned the family and was careless towards her son.
In response, Cordelia answers of nothing, beginning a string of repetition of the word “nothing” each with various syntax and punctuation to show the tension building between the father and daughter relationship. In addition, the negative connotation of “nothing” repeated several times and the breakdown of the language foreshadows a breakdown of the family. As she reasons about her answer, Cordelia also expresses her compassion towards her father through a hyperbole by stating, “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth” (Lear 1.1.93-94). Justifying her response, Cordelia expresses that her love towards him cannot be properly expressed as she contrasts how he has “begot [her], fed [her], loved [her]” and in return she “obeyed [him], loved [him], and most honored [him]” to show that she loves her fathers as much as their relationship requires (Lear 1.1.99-101). Though she speaks from her heart, Lear ultimately rejects her argument, recognizing that she is not worthy of his wealth as expressed through his belittling tone.
They both have dissimilar reasons for their depression, but have a single way of coping with it. Suzy’s depression is ignited by the fact her stern, cheat of a mother is having an affair with Mr. Fox—who has no acknowledgement of what could happen to others involved. Her mom’s uncaring tone used when hollering through the megaphone when it was time to eat and the book Suzy found, “The Very Troubled Child,” are clues to why she is uninterested in her mother; on top of it all, her father’s distance is what makes Suzy feel unwanted and isolated. Sam on the other hand is desolate, orphaned, and restrained. His parents are deceased and he travels from one home to another with only the pride of being a khaki scout, but not even that is enough to make him happy.
Paragraph 1: The children sucked out all the liveliness in Margot. ”He gave her a shove, but she didn’t move, rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else.”(pg.2) The classmates hurt her so much that when William shoved her, she just let herself be moved. This is only one of the hurtful things that the classmates said and did to Margot. At this point in the story the children are nasty to Margot. Paragraph 2: The children are jealous of Margot.
This detail again strengthens the idea that regarding women, men had little values regarding their treatment and they did not hold marriage in such a sanctity that it is now held. Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore.