In the end, it left both him and her in a worse off situation than before. In other words, he had a chance to have a personal conversation because she was willing to listen. Instead, he ravaged his chances of making the situation better. In conclusion, the Jarrett family dealt with issues of silence and violence. 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 Judith Guest’s, Ordinary People, the relationship between Beth and Calvin disintegrates as the story went on. In the beginning of the book, things for the most part seem fine. Even though they occasionally argue, it is evident that they both love each other and that they wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. Then something changes. As Conrad progressively and steadily improves, it seems that relations between Calvin and Beth grow worse.
Through the conflict, we see a struggle between stagnation and progression. As a reader, it is evident that through Leroy’s struggle with stagnation, through Norma Jean recognizing that she needs to change her life, and through Mabel's(Norma Jean’s mother) insistence upon uniting the couple, that stagnation, and progression does not mix well. Leroy’s stagnation begins when his injury causes him to discontinue his job and return home to Kentucky. He returns to his wife Norma Jean; who has been working, and going about her life without him. Settling back into this new chapter of his life; not only has he noticed the
She becomes more uneasy and controlling as she feels more indifferent and angry. Beth shows that she has an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) because she shows mental and interpersonal control, she’s preoccupied with orderliness, and always trying to perfect everything. For example, Beth was trying to control what Calvin wore to Bucks funeral and to be honest, it really didn’t matter what Calvin wore to their son’s funeral. By Beth getting mad at what Calvin wore, it really confused him as to why it mattered if what he wore would affect grieving over Buck. Beth tries to controls everyone so she can live this “perfect” life.
There is no freedom for the people to go beyond the government’s implemented boundaries. As George continues to think, memories of his son come to mind and soon enough he hears another obscure sound that nearly brings him to tears. He turns pale and his wife takes notice and suggests him to lie down. With her suggestion she adds the comment that she is alright with them not being equal while he rest his handicap bag on the pillows. The single reminder of equalness being mentioned once again, serves as a reminder that overall that's what matters most.
Reading this brings the idea that Asbury is mad at his mom, and somehow her mom’s presence bothers him a lot (4). Another important point in this story is the way that mothers are depicted, and how their interventions in their children’s lives have changed their children (1). According to Rod Dreher in his article “Mel isn 't the only sinner: Commentary: What an actor 's fiasco can teach us about bigotry” in which Dreher makes a comparison between two characters of O’Connor’s work, he argues, (2) O 'Connor gave us two very similar characters, Julian and Asbury, both of whom were pseudo-sophisticated layouts who proved their racial and cultural enlightenment by despising their simple-minded, conventionally prejudiced mothers. Both had harsh epiphanies in which they were forced to see that their self- righteousness, masquerading as moral superiority, not only blinded them to the goodness buried under their bigoted mothers ' messy humanity but also kept them from seeing themselves as they truly were: prideful sinners in need of mercy. (Dreher 2016)
(40, Chopin) The awakening helped Edna to discard the conventional concept, and sought for the real self. Edna was awakened from her family. After Edna’s husband had conflict with her, she stayed alone and felt “An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.” (6, Chopin) The long-term suppression awakened her from the meaningless times she had spent, since she were under the control of her husband after marriage and forced to take care of children. By realizing that she should find her own happiness instead of clinging to outdated custom, she decided to get away from her husband. Therefore, she was not longer going to be the same woman as others who centered their lives on husband and children.
This, although never brought up again, may explain Rasheed’s action towards Mariam, Laila, Aziza, and even Zalmai. Since he lost his only son, he most likely wanted to have another one, almost a replacement of sorts, and in order to do that he would need a wife, Mariam. After Mariam failed to produce a child he needed another wife, Laila. After Laila produced a girl Rasheed, by then, was infuriated. At first, after Miriam's miscarriages, he started to display more of his anger, but after Laila gave birth to a girl, he took it as a mockery.
But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
As per Lia’s parents reasoning, her condition was as a result of the loss of her soul following an incident with her older sister. The parent’s believed that at the incident where her sister slammed the door to their apartment, the sound frightened away her soul and thus leading to her condition. Rather than the parents seeing the illness for what it was, they viewed it from a spiritual point of view and thereby becoming equivocal and uncertain of the capability of the western medicine. In spite of the fact that they irregularly administered the prescribed dosage, they sort to treat Lia with shamanism, animal sacrifices, and their very own traditional herbal
Although it has been said by some critics that ‘a work that does not provide the pleasure of significant closure has terminated with an artist fault,’ this part of the quote definitely does not apply. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is 287 pages of torment, heartache and anguish for not only the main characters but for the readers as well; but it doesn’t stop them both from moving on. As the book progresses, it seemed to only be getting worse for the father and son which was immensely disappointing at the time because happy endings are usually heavily relied upon in order to feel like the book is pleasant; even though it is proven in other works that, that is not always the case. The ending seemed to appropriately conclude the work since it wasn’t