In Lisa Moore’s “The Lonely Goatherd” and Michael Crummey’s “Heartburn” there’s a continuous breakdown of the couples’ relationships. Repressed feelings, infidelity and the symbolism of Signal Hill and drowning, help strengthen the theme of a lack of communication between Sandy and Georgie from “Heartburn” and Carl and Anita in “The Lonely Goatherd”. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. Carl is constantly cheating on Anita and neglecting their marriage. This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate which results in great strife for the ones involved.
But at this point Sal’s mother was pregnant so when her mother gave birth the baby was dead when it got strangled with its umbelacelcord. Sal blamed herself because she thinks if she never climbed that tree none of it would have happened. Sal thought, “ He said to me, “ It wasn’t your fault, Sal—it wasn’t because she carried you. You mustn’t think that,” I didn’t believe him,” (page 138). If Sal didn’t believe her father 's words then she thinks she caused her mothers miscarriage and she is probably upset about this.
After this, Sophie’s fears then developed into more complicated of matters. Such as natural disasters and murderers and creatures that go bump in the middle of the night. Her parents thought of her as a crazy child, for they have never heard of a kid who screams bloody murder at the thought of having to go to bed and being left alone like Sophie did. Young Sophie and her irrational fears of the unknown are what put her in the middle of
Sage was scared that Maddy might hurt herself because of the traumatizing experience. Sage didn’t know what the emotional consequences of the murder of Maddy’s fish might be so he followed her to make sure he didn’t lose another loved one. Sage opened up to Maddy and told her he cared about her and does notice her. He is showing her that even though he may not act like it; he really loves her. The murder of Maddy’s fish got Sage and Maddy talking again, which is different from their relationship at the
Steve’s father experiences “tears in his eyes” and “struggles with his emotions” just after Steve asks if his father believes that Steve is truly innocent (Myers 111). The emotional struggles prove that he wants to believe Steve is not guilty, but struggles to do so. Moreover, his father finds it difficult to remain optimistic during the proceedings. As Steve and his father continue to talk, Steve searches for the look of “reassurance he has always seen” in his father 's face (Myers 112). His father lacks the look of reassurance because he cannot seem to understand how his son remains in jail for accused murder.
She is hurt and confused as to why her mother would do that. Because of this she has trouble coming to terms with her mother’s death. Sal’s father says, “But for now,’ he said, ‘we have to leave because your mother is haunting me day and night. She’s in the fields, the air, the barn, the walls, the trees,” (pg 104). This man just lost his wife and he is an amazing man.
Sonny feels like his brother is only upset with him because he chose a different path than him but the real reason was that he was abusing drugs. After finally meeting in the middle Sonny realizes why his brother may have been so hard on him and both Sonny and his brother find a new respect for one
When Sally got married she thought that she will escape from her abusive father and finally get her freedom that she had dreamed about before. Little did she know, her husband would be as protective as her father was over her, so eventually she had given up every aspect of her freedom. Looking out of the window was one of her last hopes and pleasures that she had but Sally’s husband didn’t allow her to do that either. Sally says that “She is afraid to go outside without his permission”(Cisneros, page 102). In this vignette, you could tell that Sally’s husband was the one that prevented Sally from having any freedom, which caused Sally to feel like she was trapped in some kind of a
Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules. In this context it is believable that Sarty wants to do the right things from now on,"If I had said they wanted only truth, justice, he would have hit me again." But now he said nothing. He was not crying. He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3).