In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, there is a relationship unfolding, a complex relationship difficult to understand. The relationship is revealed by a conversation between a man and a woman, a topic of conversation that people rarely discussed in the period that the story was set. After researching interpretations, it is consistently said “She is pregnant, and he wants her to have an abortion” (Weeks 76), to which I agree that this conversation is about abortion. With the man seemingly pushing the topic and the girl hesitant and questionable, it is unsure as to the result of their conversation. However, it is my belief that she chose to follow her heart and not get the abortion.
“What would even Jesus do?” (Wallace 155). “Good People” is a short story written by, David Foster Wallace about Lane and Sherri, a young religious couple facing the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. Lane contemplates his feeling towards Sherri and his Christian beliefs. In “Good People” Lane A. Dean Jr. is the main character desperate to be a good person.
What stage of recovery is this family in and why? Laura and her family’s stage of recovery is depression and denial. The addict is in the recovery stage of depression. She realizes that she has a problem and has a feeling associated to her issue. As far as denial, her parents feel that Laura’s Ephedrine addiction cannot be happening.
No matter the reason Zeena may be faking her illness, Ethan still decides to stay with Zeena for as long as possible. Later, when Mattie comes along, Ethan has to take a while to decide what to do and only tries to commit suicide because of his love for both Zeena and Mattie.Ethans actions prove his love time and time again. Ethan Fromes morality occurs when Mattie breaks a pickle plate important to Zeena. Ethan says he will fix it because he cares for Mattie and does not want her to get in trouble by Zeena. This also shows how he loves Zeena too by wanting to fix her plate allowing her to think that nothing had happened and Ethan still cares for her.
Concepcion carries on with her life after tragedy hits her time and time again. Once Juan returns with Maria Rosa, Concepcion has yet another hurdle to overcome known as Maria Rosa. Throughout the short story, Maria Concepcion has an internal struggle due to her husband’s affair, which ends with Maria committing an immoral act and justifying it with the preservation of her family. Maria, because of the fact she in deeply religious, has a strong wish for unity in her family. She wants to
The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
At first it might seem as if Faye’s problem is more dire than the mother in “A Sorrowful Woman”, but it soon becomes clear that that is not the case. While Faye struggles with the fact that she cannot have children, the mother in the second piece already has a child but has become unable to handle and love him like she should. These are both problems that occur in people’s lives and are usually not spoken about openly, yet the author of “A Sorrowful Woman” really goes in depth about the mother’s deep seeded depression and want to withdraw from life while it seems like Faye’s problem is just as upsetting, yet seems to be glossed over and goes immediate to the solution to make the issue disappear, and fast forwards to their happy
Calixta began to worry deeply about her missing family. She become hysteric the feeling of uneasiness overcoming her. Calixta turns to Alcee for comfort but what started as a simple embrace soon turned into much more. Women who are engaged in an unfulfilling marriage like Calixta will turn to other men for comfort and intimacy. Calixta and Bobinot seem to experience a complicated marriage.
When words can't get out, we start to get nervous or start feeling sometype of why were tears want to run down. Linda was going through this because she did not know how to tell her grandmother that she was pregnant and who was the father of the child. Linda could not talk and tell her grandmother the truth because she believed that her father was Mr. Flint. The strategy that appeals here is ethos. This is because the author developed ethos by demonstrating to readers that she is sympathetic to the struggles that she faced.
In spite of their internal clash with each other, Korobi gets confused with Vic’s feelings of love and care towards her, “I’ll have to make my next decision: Vic or Rajat, America or India” (OG 218). This instability in the choices of her love and life is because of a strong lack of stability in her background life. Korobi doesn’t know the importance of love, life and relationship since she was brought up in boarding school. This atmosphere failed to make her understand about the exact meaning of love when she is young. All these factors caused disturbances within her to fall back in the hollowness of instability in love.