Love is an involuntary factor that many people have come across in life. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character Lily, has an internal conflict with her mother which affects how open she is to love. Lily grew up with her father and the culpability of her mother's death. (more info) She was raised with a harsh understanding of love due to the lack of love given to her all throughout her life, for she was more open to love because she hasn't doted as a child.However, Lily found love through the Daughter of Mary, the Boatwright sisters, and Rosaleen, who later taught her how to love herself. Paragraph 1 Lily's form of love was altered due to how she was raised.
Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different. Later on in the novel she becomes more aware of her parents disappointment with her spots saying 'You just don 't understand! The first thing Mummy looks at when I come home each term. How can she present a daughter with spots? Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots.
An indication of the story is, “Only two kinds of daughters. Those who obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only one kind of daughter live in this house. Obedient daughter” (136). According to the indication, her mother wanted the best for her and she wanted her to be devoted in what her daughter wanted to do with her life.
When Laila’s parents were killed and she was injured, Mariam took her in and sacrificed her time and space in order to take care of Laila (199). Mariam didn’t have kids of her own, yet took care of Laila as if she were her own daughter. She cared enough for the young girl’s well being to take her in and show her kindness. When Rasheed is about to kill Laila, Mariam hits Rasheed with a shovel so hard that it kills him (349). She viewed Laila as her own daughter, and she wasn’t going to let anyone hurt her daughter.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
and, as time went on, she did not only become Lady Russell’s “most dear and highly valued god-daughter, favourite and friend” but also “it was only in Anne that she could fancy the mother to revive again” (Persuasion 7), meaning she sees herself as a substitute mother. From this it follows that Lady Russell is very protective of Anne and naturally only wants what is best for her in order to ensure that she has a good future. However, Lady Russell’s goodwill/favour becomes a danger to Anne’s happy ending since the best for Anne is actually what Lady Russell personally considers to be best and this view is not necessarily in accord with what would make Anne happy as the two women do not share the same basic set of beliefs: Lady Russell is presented as a wealthy (cf. Persuasion 7), “benevolent” (Persuasion 12), “charitable” (ibid.) widow (cf.
“They were women who idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.” (pg 40) Edna finds the role of a mother being lackluster and only impeding her from awakening her inner consciousness. She realizes it would only bring her imprisonment and the lack of independence. She denies the role of a mother to carry out duties and responsibilities for her family rather pursue her dreams she longed for. While at Grand Isle while sitting on the front porch, Adele is sewing winter clothes for her children, although winter is far ahead. It shows her loving care toward her children.
Taylor did not want to end up becoming a mother, which is something people say is an inevitable part of a woman’s life. Although she did not want motherhood, a child was still given to her anyway. And she learned to love that child unconditionally. Even though the circumstances are non traditional, Taylor, Turtle, Lou Ann and Dwayne Ray become a real family and the two women live through the burdens of motherhood together even though it was something Taylor never wanted. Furthermore, Taylor had never really loved anyone romantically before Estevan.
Jane Eyre, on the other hand, is confronted with mother-like figures everywhere, although she is not accepted by her relatives. At Gateshead, Bessie is the only person who takes care of Jane when everyone else despises her. When she is put into the red room, Bessie is the only person who comes and talks to her. At Lowood, her teacher Miss Temple saves the children from the bad conditions at the school and becomes a good friend to Jane. While Mr Brocklehurst judges Jane for no reason, Miss Temple defends her and she is the only one who wants to learn the truth about Jane’s actions before judging her.
Old Woman Magoun is a desperate, fearful, overprotective woman that clings to her granddaughter, as if she is her own. She takes personal responsibility for all of her daughter’s needs, and ensures that she is the only person that her granddaughter will ever need for anything. Old Woman Magoun’s over-protectiveness of her granddaughter Lily, creates a co-dependent relationship, where Lily is so fully reliant on her grandmother that she cannot see the destructive behaviour that her grandmother is employing, and where her grandmother is unable to fathom anyone else having her. Old Woman Magoun’s protectiveness means that she is extra cautious of who Lily comes into contact with and what she allows her to do. Lily is treated and acts like a child, and carries a rag
Noy’s “Auntie” cared for as long as she could before she had to leave and eventually returned home. Years later Noy was reunited with her and still had the same attachment and love towards her, as she remembered she did in her childhood. With the passing time and maturity Noy realized her “Auntie” was her true protector as a child and attempted to shield her as much as possible. Noy wanted to express her appreciation for this but was fearful to bring it up all these years later. Noy expresses a sense of regret during her presentation, that she was unable to protect her cherished “Auntie” as she had protected her.
Hester Prynne goes against her society 's look on gender. When she has Pearl which is another man 's daughter. Hester keeps her daughter even though it went against what God said back in that time but she gave her daughter everything she needed. She never gave up on herself she kept on giving everything she had so she wouldn 't cave into what people thought. Her and Dimmsdale found something special in each other and went on to move to England together with Pearl.