What she didn’t find out until the next year was while her mom was on her way to Idaho she died in a bus crash. Sal talks about what her mother said a few days before she left and how she mentioned leaving but she never thought her mom would leave forever. “She said she had to leave in order to clear her head, and to clear her heart of all the bad things She needed to learn about what she was.” Once Sal’s mother leaves a few days
Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family. Then when her mom was gone Sal wrote that Phoebe “... wore a fixed expression: a sealed, thin smile. It must have been difficult for her to maintain that smile, because by the time English class came around, her chin was quivering from the strain.” Phoebe tried to ignore the fact her mother left and isn’t really accepting change but she is learning to accept it but not in a healthy way. Phoebe is trying to find why her mother left. Phoebe thinks her mother was kidnapped and is coping her mother’s disappearance by believing in this theory instead of accepting the fact.
Summary: This story features two main protagonist characters, Mariam and Laila. Mariam, an illegitimate child raised by her mother, wishes to live with her father and her nine half-siblings in Herat. Finally, Jalil agrees to take her to watch a movie as her 15th birthday’s wish but later he doesn’t show up. Mariam sets in her own journey to Herat, without informing Nana. She doesn’t meet Jalil but the next morning when Jalil 's chauffeur drives Mariam home, she finds that her mother’s dead body.
I didn 't meet anybody I wanted to marry ' '. Before Skeeter left for college, she wanted the married life that her mom instilled in her but this quotation reveals that Skeeter is no longer one of the typical white women in Jackson , Mississippi who worried about marriage, having children and the perfect life. Later in the novel, we see another character development from Skeeter when she sees the unfair treatment of the blacks have totally changed ever since she left for college. One afternoon, Miss Hilly suggested that the black help should not use the same bathroom as the whites in their household as they spread diseases. Annoyed Skeeter responds loudly and says ' 'Maybe we ought to just build you a bathroom outside Hilly ' '.
Thus the Bundren family’s journey communicates the idea that one’s life cannot measured in length but in depth because one’s legacy will outlive one’s physical form from beyond the grave. The novel begins with Addie Bundren 's end. As she dies, she is surrounded by her family, for better or for worse. Her husband Anse, her daughter, and two of her four sons quietly watch over her like patient buzzards until suddenly “[her eyes] go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” and all emotional hell breaks loose (Faulkner 48). Her daughter “flings herself” on to Addie dead body while her youngest son with “all color draining” flees the
Susie is the main character, she is murdered at the age of 13 and the book is her watching her family and friends deal with her death well they try to find the murderer. well susies in heaven she doesn't actually like all that much she wishes she could be back on earth growing up with her family, well in heaven she wonders “Heavens where a girl like me didn't fit in. Where they horrific, these other heavens? worse than feeling so solitary among ones living, growing peers?”(119). She hasn't let go of earth yet which prevents her from being happy, she feels isolated and alone in heaven well she watches everyone she loves gets to grow up she wants to belong back to earth.
Fourteen children losses their life due to Dolores trying to avoid hitting something she see in the road. Dolores attends the memorials of the fourteen children who lost their life. She sets in the back to grieve alone. Dolores made this statment "It's just that you have to love a town before you can live in it right, and you have to live in it before you can love it right"(15)Dolores says, "All over town there were empty houses and trailers for sale that last winter had been homes with families in them.A town needs its children, just as much and in the same ways as a family does. It comes undone without them, turns a community into a windblown scattering of isolated individuals" (236).
The first incident being when he “looked at the floor, scratched his head, scratched his thigh” while at Mr. Joe’s store. This gesture shows the lack of confidences Dave has about owning a gun. The second incident occurred after Dave’s mother asked him to bring the gun to her. He instead hides the gun from his mother because he believes he was responsible enough to keep the gun. As a result of keeping the gun away from his mother an innocent mule was killed.
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, is the story of Susie Salmon, who is fourteen when she is murdered on December 6th, 1973. The story is told from Susie’s perspective, and jumps back and forth between flashbacks and her current place, in Heaven. The novel explores the themes of grief, violence and mortality through many techniques, such as symbolism, irony and foreshadowing, and as a result forces the reader to sympathize with Susie and her family as they come to terms with such a violent act. Symbolism is one of the key techniques that Sebold uses throughout The Lovely Bones to represent crucial ideas or qualities. One of the first personal items of Susie’s that is found is her jingly beanie; “My mother grabbed it out of Len Fenerman’s hands,
She uses pathos by talking about her sons, and that they’ll have to live without their mother. The only explanation they’ll have is that AIDS took her life. Nobody tried to save her, but instead let a disease kill her that could have been stopped. Her farewell to her boys is her last and most effective point of the whole speech. People started to listen when she stated that she was dying and her sons wouldn’t have a mother because of her disease.