The songs Three weeks by Marco Antonio Solis and I talk to her everyday by Los Tigres del Norte are both songs that try to give out the message about how their moms suffer when their sons grow up and forget about them for many different factors. For example: college, getting married, work, taking friends in priority, get addicted to drugs, etc; and when we finally start to worry, change, and try to talk to their mothers again it is too late because their mothers die of loneliness and absence of them their children. The song Three weeks is about a mother who raises her son to be a very strong independent man and when he grows up to leave to college he forgets about how much his mother had done for him. He would never call or visit his mom.
Loss is an experience unique to each individual and James McAuley and Gwen Harwood explore this in their poems “Pietà” and “In the Park”. The free verse “Pietà” bears witness to the physical loss a father endures on the anniversary of his son’s death, while in contrast, the sonnet “In the Park” explores the loss of self-identity that a mother feels in her role as a parent. The physical loss that accompanies the death of a loved one is depicted in “Pietà” when the narrator recounts how his son came metaphorically “Early into the light” of life, “Then died” one year prior. By accepting the part that death plays in one’s life, he acknowledges that “no one (is) to blame” for the loss, however, this resignation does not console his anguish. Just as he is consumed by his grief, so too is the mother in Harwood’s narrative but her pain stems from a loss of self-identity due to motherhood.
I chose to write from the perspective of Dewey Dell’s child, Elizabeth, because her pregnancy is an important theme in As I Lay Dying. In contrast to the prevalent theme of death, Dewey Dell’s pregnancy represents the theme of life. My narrative is centered on Elizabeth’s desire to know her ancestry. Her father, Lafe, is not present in her life because having sexual relations before marriage was not acceptable in the 1920s. Elizabeth is a reminder everyday to her mother of her mistake and loneliness.
You see the speakers disappoint when she states, “dear mother and father/ I apologize/ I’ve worked very hard, /not good enough/ harder, perhaps to please you/ if only I were a son,” (4-10). This uncover how she is feeling how whatever she does is not good enough for her parents because she is not what they wanted, a son. As the poem continues the poem displays the way the speaker copes with it, when she states “I make this ledge my altar/to offer penance…on my broken body/cover me like whisper of sorries /sorries” (42-43, 52-54).
“My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises” by Fredrick Backman Like the author’s previous book, “A Man Called Ove”, this book starts with a gloomy background, the protagonist is suffering from her grandmother’s sudden death like how Ove is suffering from his spouse’s death. The protagonist of the book, Elsa, has lost her only companion in life and the pain seems to be immense. She heals back from her tragedies are through the new people, she is almost forced to find during the story, and together they strive to get through their misery. Elsa finds peace by meeting new people by doing the missions- giving out letters to her grandmother’s friends- that she left her.
On his deathbed as his final minutes left him he addressed the victim’s mother Mitizi Nalley. Nobles said,” I’m sorry, I’m sorry I wish I could bring her back to you.” Then he addressed the victims boyfriend Ron, crying out’” I took so much from you. I’m sorry.
However, his entire perspective changed when one day he caught his mother embracing an elderly Droughtlander within the Key walls, to which he became immensely concerned at his mother catching an illness by being close proximity to one of them. His mother assured him that she would stay healthy, and revealed a tome to Eli. At first he did not understand what the tome’s importance was, but as he read on he found a terrifying fact: “The [Keys] was responsible for the death of ninety-two percent of the world’s population. If all of this was really true, giving up the Keylanders as his people just got easier” (Mac 30). The tome revealed that the Keys cloudseeded their way into power, by stealing any rainclouds using cloudseeders to direct clouds to rain on the Keys, and leave no rain left for anywhere else, making the areas between the Keys parched and thus become the Droughtland.
The story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway depicts the wounding and post-traumatic experience of the First World War of the main character Harold Krebs and his family. Like most soldiers’ experience of the war, upon return to their lives back home, their lives virtually had no more meaning to them. Krebs presents a painful realization in this manner in which he interacts with his mother. She tries to think of her son as a hero and make him feel like one by encouraging him to re-tell his tales from the war. Krebs knows that the impressions his mother is making are not authentic and she, just like the rest of his fellow town folk are tired of hearing and reading the same stories from the war (De Baerdemaeker 24).
Page 28: My connection is related to the section on which Jeanette talks about her sister Mary Charlene that died as a baby. She tells about how her mother told her how she felt about the incident. “God knows what he’s doing… He gave me some perfect children, but he also gave me one not so perfect.
Holden’s desire for individualism coupled with the loss of the only true individual he knew created a breach of loneliness in Holden's life that was unable to be filled. Overall, chapter 20 best displays Holden’s struggle with depression as his thoughts of his own death, funeral, and afterlife become more frequent. Throughout the chapter Holden constantly voices his ideas of what his funeral would be like. Holden is even happy that “[his mother] wouldn't let old Phoebe come to [his] funeral because she was only a little kid” (171) implying Holden feels it would be ok to die since, Phoebe would be shielded some of the pain she may face with his death.
Graham is shown to be a caring person as he helps his family mourn over the death of his wife and mother to his children, Colleen, while severely trying to cope with the loss himself. He is a former Reverend but later loses his faith in God after the death of his wife. Colleen is Graham’s deceased wife whose last words to her husband before she passed were to “tell Merrill to swing away” and to “tell Graham to see”. Morgan is Graham’s son and very mature for his age. Morgan usually acts in place of his father when
When one of Paul’s best friends Kemmerich dies, Paul is the one who has to tell his mom about the bad news. One quote that points to this is, “I must go and see Kemmerich’s mother… This quaking, sobbing woman who shakes me and cries out on me: ‘Why are you living then, when he is dead?’” (181). Paul had enough bravery to talk to his dead friend’s mother about how her son died.
- Liesel, having already lost three people, faces yet another loss, but this is no regular loss. Liesel loves Hans to death, and learning that he must aid efforts in World War II takes a huge toll on her emotions. The things she use to find pleasure in doing no longer feel the same. 2. “I should have stayed, I should have stayed….”
Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book, Year of Impossible Goodbyes, when faced with the following situations: when grandfather dies, when mother gets held back and Sookan and Inchun have to move on, and finally when Sookan and Inchun cross the border to get to the South. After grandfather passed away, Sookan and her family became very sick and depressed. This changed Sookan because grandfather had always been her number one supporter and was her role model. Sookan stayed calm and knew that he was always there for her, she also feels better because when she held his hand, she felt a little Buddha go into her and it made her feel and calm "Slowly, a feeling of calmness came over me.
She is brave enough to live with the memories, and rather than thinking of them as a burden, she wears them as a badge of honour. b. "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it 'll make everything good when I go tell my mama that we 've just lost our last one?"(262). - Liesel is not scared to