One of the women was talking about her husband, and she said, “‘Be independent, we always said...if I get killed off, you just go right ahead and don’t cry, but get married again”’ (Bradbury 91). This woman thinks that she is independent, and that is why she won’t cry for her husband. In reality, it’s because she truly doesn’t love her husband and nor does he
In these situations, however, Tom shuts down and tries to ignore her or avoid the topic, because Tom’s dreams do not a-line with Amanda’s needs. This toxic way that he and his mother communicate is because he cannot use his emotions to sympathize with Amanda. Instead of solving their issues, Tom storms out of the house, telling Amanda that he is “going to the movies!” (3.24). Tom’s unhealthy relationship with his mother is very rudimentary and shallow because Tom restricts the emotion in their relationship. By calling his mother an, “ugly - babbling old - witch,” (3.24) the distances themselves leads to an avalanche of problems because their issues never get solved, and those topics, like his jobs and his dreams, are just
Helen has no control over her kids because she will say something to them, and they just walk away as if the conversation never happened. The change in the family was when the kids were young, Helen’s husband left her for his secretary and things weren’t the same. Gary is an oddball that needs a male role model in his life, but instead he copes by masterbates in his room and worries if he has something is wrong with him since. Julie is looking for a man in her life because her father was never there; she makes the mistake of dating Todd who is very unpredictable. They ended up getting married, pregnant and then they broke up in a matter of weeks.
Due to his indecisiveness and lack of a cemented identity, The Namesake’s Gogol takes on Moushumi 's more clearly defined way of life, ultimately resulting in Gogol being left lonely and hopeless following the divorce. Building itself heavily on the concepts of giving Gogol a sense of identity and a shared need for security, their marriage lacks a mutual input of care and connection. Time after time in his romantic life, from Ruth to Maxine, Gogol has stolen everything about their culture to grant him a sense of meaning. Jhumpa Lahiri shows the very one sided nature of the marriage by providing proof that Moushumi and Gogol focus on filling one another’s emptiness, rather than creating a true connection. Unlike both of their previous relationships, this one stems from an arranged date by Gogol’s mother Ashima.
Sayoko was really that weak to voice out her feelings. Sayoko 's way of touching her mole with the use of her left hand shows that she is guarding and protecting herself from her abusive husband. Sayoko 's husband is an image of a common problem about marriage failure today. Sayoko was beat and kick by her husband but she did fight, her weakness made her abuse more by her husband. Base on what I had interpret in the story, there was a lack of acceptance and lack of love happened in the marriage of Sayoko and her husband.
In Anzia Yezierska’s novel Bread Givers, protagonist Sara Smolinsky exemplifies a rags to riches tale. From a young age it is clear that Sara is driven to be a successful and independent woman. She goes against her father, the patriarch of the family, and decides that she will make her own decisions. This isolates herself from the rest of her sisters as they accept their father’s judgement and allow him to control their lives. Sara truly started with nothing as she was forced to pay her way through college.
(Pg. 508, Paragraph 30) Joe loudly makes the comment “or else find your self-lodgings on the curbstone.” (Pg. 508, Paragraph 33) All of these go along with the typical women stereotype that they are in charge of the housework and keeping things tidy for the others. Now that there was no money since the passing of their father. The debt left Mabel feeling uncertain what she was going to do with her life.
Jalil had no choice, but to let Mariam live with him and his family. Jalil’s wives were resentful towards Mariam. Later she was introduced to Rasheed, a man triple her age, during their time of committing the abuse starts. Mariam became submissive, there was no one to save her even her own father, so she accepted her fate of being a wife and a possession. Laila is the second protagonist who is introduced halfway through the story.
When we reflected on the stories of Someday My Elders Will be Proud and In Search of Sangam we came together as a group and reflected on each story. In the first story Someday My Elders Will be Proud.A native American woman named Jean from Bismarck, North Dakota, tells the story of how she experienced two completely different worlds. She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young. When the children were young, their mother would go to work and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them. The abuse from her uncle left emotional scars.
Their life is a continuous drudgery. They both receive very bad treatment at the hands of their husbands. Nayana has an apathetic attitude to life. She wants a son not because she expects any help from him in her old age, but because she does not want her child, her daughter, to suffer at some drunkard’s hands as she herself has suffered. Nayana says to Jaya, “Why give birth to a girl, behnji, who’ll only suffer because of men all her life?