The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is a story of reality and illusion as the Wingfield family struggles to survive after their father leaves. The narrator, Tom Wingfield, financially supports his crippled sister, Laura, and delusional mother, Amanda. Tom dreams of adventure and has goals that are made impossible by Amanda. Her inability to effectively communicate with Tom leads their dysfunctional relationship. Tom’s ambitions and hopes for the future give him the motivation he needs to leave his family.
The Rocking-Horse Winner, by D. H. Lawrence, shocked readers when it was first released to the public. A story of a heartless, unlucky mother and a desperate son, captivated its audience. The short story begins with two parents living beyond their means, and a boy who wants to help provide for them. After the unloving mother shares that her husband is unlucky, the boy becomes fascinated with luck, and soon the thought of winning money for his family consumes him. This desperation to help his family, ultimately leads to his demise.
Jacob, Dante and I launched our kayaks at around lunchtime into the wavy water of the bay, to try and make it to the waterfalls where we would be picked up. I felt excited to finally embark on the journey after a long confusing car ride. The beginning of the journey was amazing. We saw people having fun swimming with their family in the bay. After we got into the river there was a beautiful overhang of dead trees that were slanted on the
Carla ran away from her parents with Clark, her boyfriend, when she was young. In her later marriage life, she feels unhappy because of her husband’s indifference so that she complains of this to Mrs. Jamieson who is mother-like for her. Mrs. Jamieson is a well-educated woman and teaches biology in university. She decides to help Carla to run away from her domestic unhappiness and live an independent and new life. With the support of Mrs. Jamieson, Carla runs away again but her second runaway is frustrated by her return on the half
After reading “Mermaid Fever,” the statement that I think this essay makes about societal attitudes is that people will react and behave very strangely to anything that is out of the ordinary. The narrator bases his essay on a public beach, located in a small town in Connecticut, and out of the blue, this teenage girl’s body was washed up under the tide line one summer night. After extensive scientific tests and examinations on the body, the news finally broke out that the girl was a mermaid. The girl was soon transferred to a local museum in town where she would be put on a glass display that will be open to the public. This news brought the whole city together, and people waited in line for hours just to observe this fond discovery.
As he leaves, Holden gets drunk and decides to walk to the duck pond in Central Park to see if the ducks are still around. He gets quite sad and decides to risk going home because he needs to see Phoebie and talk to her. He sneaks into the family 's apartment and looks for Phoebie. He finds her sleeping in D.B. 's rooms and wakes her up.
The irony is when he does the same thing to his daughter and makes her embarrassed as well. Besides, the term "ruined" depicts another example of irony in the novel. The prostitutes in the novel are ruined and they have no right to live. However, they are independent unlike, Pauline, Pecola's mother who is depended on her job because of money. Furthermore, the name of Pecola's family (Breedlove) is very ironical.
Unlike “What, of This Goldfish, would You Wish?”, in the story “The Fisherman and His Wife” the wishes from the “enchanted prince” flounder was used for greed and power. The fisherman did not need anything from the flounder, but his wife was incomparable. In the story, she demands her husband to go back to the flounder and wish for “a little cottage...a stone palace...to be king…to become emperor…to become pope…to become like God.” The fisherman feared his wife as she wanted more and in the end when it became too much, the flounder convert all that was done. She was left with what she started with, the moral was that greediness and the thirst for
CONFLICTS The overall novel is written on the conflict of global infertility, but the storyline progressed quite slowly for the first two to three chapters before the first main conflict occurred. Theo, the novel’s protagonist, has loss faith of humanity and runs over his fifteen-month-old daughter, Natalie, on accident and was left by his wife Helena who was horrified, guilty, and consumed with grief as she thought that Theo couldn’t care less which was true. I sense a slight sense of jealousy in Theo as he states, “She would rather have Natalie alive than me” about his wife. After this point, Theo attempts justifying his actions to himself ending up feeling more guilty as he says, “For Christ’s sake it was an accident. I didn’t mean to do
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.