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.
The reader learns that she only married Curley out of spite toward her mother, and they truly do not love each other. Curley does not show compassion toward his wife, leading to her trying to talk to the others. She is always trying to talk to the other farm hands because she feels Curley only likes talking about fighting. They do not spend much time together, and Curley often gets jealous when he catches her talking to the others. These are all aspects of an unhealthy relationship.
She commented that Carmia is in the same grade as she is. She lives with her mother. She denied that anyone else lived there. Ms. Vanity works then comes home and talks on the phone. When asked about her mom’s boyfriend she stated that she does not want to talk about him because he is not married to
Peterson currently lives with her 54-year-old father, she stated they have a good relationship, and that he has always been supportive of her. Ms. Peterson’s daughter previously lived in the home with her and her father before she lost custody. Ms. Peterson has a new group of friends that she socializes with than she previously did five-years-ago when she was sober; she stated that all of her new friends abuse alcohol and drugs. She does not have any relatives, peer groups, community affiliations outside of her father, daughter, ex-husband, and current friends. Although Ms. Peterson does have an addiction to alcohol and opiates she believes completing a program will effectively assist with the effort of taking care of herself and her daughter.
From the start of the novel Dedé has been very noncontroversial. When her sisters are going to school she volunteers to stay home and help their father with the shop. Later on when her sisters encourage her to join in the movement against Trujillo Dedé’s husband, Jaimito, tells her she can not join. Following her husbands orders, “Dedé sent Patria a note: Sorry Jaimito says no. And for weeks afterwards, she avoided her sisters”(177).
Zoe never had siblings so she don 't know how it feels but trust me I know how it feels to have siblings. Mia and Zoe are together 24/7. They talk to each other in school, at work, and at Zoe 's house. They talk about their life and boys too. Mia is 18 and she 's a senior just
Her mother had passed away nine years prior to alcohol poisoning and her father bit the dust less than seven days ago, of natural causes so they said, but the only thing Josephine was even remotely sad about was how old-fashioned the decor was. In her father’s will he had left the house to her, Josephine Hamilton, with only one request, or warning rather: It is a cautionary notice that the owner of the house does not under any circumstance make changes or alterations to the house. Though, the minute the house was under her name, she contacted every professional
Farrington begins to mimic or “make fun” of what his son is telling him. Chandler views his wife as a cold and unfeeling person. He begins to question his marriage and he quickly becomes unhappy with his small home and sobbing children. He wants to have more in life than a small house and a crying child. When his wife returns home she is angry at him because of the way he dealt with the crying
This is my mom’s mom’s maiden name. My grandmother is a simple women. She is soft spoken and is the type to say “oh I don’t know deary, go ask grandpa…”. She stayed at home her entire adult life to raise the kids, and never got her driver 's license. It wasn’t because my grandfather was a stern man, oh no he was a gentle giant, she just never wanted to.
A baby’s cry is an unmistakable sound to the ears of parents, but one morning, the Sweeney’s were not woken up by their baby, as they typically anticipated. Instead, they awoke, abnormally well rested, to find their three-month old daughter, Helena, lying in her crib cold and breathless. At the age of 11, I had been to several funerals, but I had never mourned the life of someone who had not lived. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was hard to make sense of. My recent spring vacation had consisted of taking care of Helena as a mother’s helper and I had spent several weekends changing diapers, mixing formula, and watching over her brothers and sisters.