Since her son’s death, Amy had been containing her emotions as much as possible trying to come into terms with her child’s passing. She often spent her days visiting friends and seeking their comfort to keep her mind away from her son. Amy eventually broke down in rage in front of her husband during their confrontation exclaiming, “Friends make pretense of following to the grave, but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand. But the world’s evil. I won’t have grief so if I can change it.
Death can affect people for the rest of their lives, which is also the case in this short story. Sometimes life take a radically and unexpected turn, in a direction you have not expected. That kind of situations can be difficult to handle, which this family really realizes. Even though death seems to ruin your entire life, does life goes on, which no one can deny. The short story, ’’… Divorced, Beheaded, Survived’’ , is a short story about a family that has to deal with death on closets hold.
A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on. Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers.
In the world, many people pass on and those who mourn the death of loved ones do not know how to cope with the loss. Change surrounds everyone and everything; people die and once they no longer exist, loved ones find it difficult to adjust to the new normal in their life. In “A Rose for Emily”, Miss Emily loses people in her life, first her father passes and then her partner departs from her life. She becomes a lonely woman that blocks everything out; becoming a woman who is afraid of change due to the recent events that have occurred in her life. In “A Rose for Emily”, the theme is change, and the elements that were seen throughout the story were character, point of view and setting.
Emily Grierson in the short story “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner goes through depressing events in her life, but how she deals with these stressors is what is interesting. Ms. Grierson has to deal with the loss of her father. Additionally, the fact that her new found lover did not want to marry her and could leave her at anytime causes more stress. Both of these situations lead her to isolate herself from other people, fearing the thought of the town looking at her as weak. The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment.
The mother cares so much about her son that she does not want him to see her getting upset in his final days. “She held a ghost smile between her teeth, and in her eyes memories.” When it says ghost smile it shows that she does not want to show her child that she is upset about the situation of his death, because as you know children do not like it when they see their mother upset. Also when it says the memories in her eyes it refers to the flashbacks of the good times they had together presumably before they got put in the refugee camp. This is therefore another reason for her to be hiding her
Upon knowingly that she has heart disease. I was affected in that specific part or aspect of the story because sometimes, we can’t accept that someone, someone’s important in our life is leaving. It was like, our world will going to be destructed and our hearts will be broken into tiny pieces. It is so heavy in our hearts that when someone that we used to talk everyday has gone and we can never bring back the life that have been taken. We miss everything about him/her.
Satrapi doesn’t focus on every event significant event only the emotionally traumatizing events, the plot development is controlled by death, the Iranian Revolution and devastating moments. In the novel, Marji experiences death at a young age and as her life goes on. Marji’s biggest death she encountered was her uncle Anoosh death. This is such a traumatizing death in her life that it changes the way she thinks about life and her belief in God. She had just become very close with her uncle Anoosh so his death made her angry with the Shah and God.
Eagerness of family values and the imminent threat of her daughter being unaware of the real values appear saddening. The reader or the audience of the ‘On Going Home’ are the generations of people born before the fragmentation of World War II. As the essay is written in
Because of Great Depression, parents have a tremendous pressure, supporting their family, feeding their children. As the price of survival, they are forced to abandon time with their children which means the child grow up with loneliness and unloving. "Can 't you go some other time, Mommy, like tomorrow?" she would ask. "Will it be just a little while you 'll be gone?