Throughout Sullivan’s journey to create a miracle for the blind-and-deaf Helen Keller; Annie had to keep her head high through the challenges. The only way the teacher could do so is by being determined. Members of the Keller family have doubted her; her memories have come back to haunt her, but her soul was pulled through to prove that she is a sound teacher that can teach the six-year-old. In that case, determination deters one from failure. Primarily, determination can take people in different directions.
Women was treated poorly in Umuofia because men believe that they were weak and in inadequate. “ Even as a little boy Okonkwo had represented his father 's failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was Agbala. That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts.
The story shows that her father abused her mother like it was normal. Had her mother still be alive she would be the victim, and it would only be a matter of time before the father would move onto the children. Not only was Eveline living a life of hell, she felt paralyzed in the decision of leaving for a new life with Frank. The theme paralysis comes into contact with dysfunctional families more than we could expect. It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away.
This work is powerfully engaged with questions of history, memory and trauma. I have also analyzed African- American woman’s work and their collective experience and struggles such as the case of Pauline Breedlove who toils both at home and also at the Fisher household. But in spite of drudging so hard all day long her husband doesnot recognize her efforts and they share a very troubled married with frequent violent outbursts which has a very negative impact on both their children- Sammy runs away from home most of the time and Pecola becomes a recluse and breaks down mentally, she even wishes to disappear. There are many reasons as to why women and children in The Bluest Eye have a disturbed and traumatic mind .The portrayal of quest for beauty, racism, incest, child abuse, domestic violence and family disputes, inconsiderate parenthood, biological changes like puberty and prostitution in the novel gives us an insight into the various reasons for the malady of the female characters particularly Pecola’s silence almost throughout the novel portrays her gradual regression into
Anne began working with Helen and despite all the difficulties that she faced when attempting to teach her, she overcame her challenges and taught Helen how to interact with others in the world. Due to the great perseverance of Anne Sullivan when teaching Helen, and her focus on educating her, Helen Keller eventually accomplished great achievements despite her handicap. Annie’s role in Helen’s life, depicted in the play, teaches readers that despite difficult problems that can make one’s life more complex, one is able to persevere and overcome their challenges in order to accomplish success. Throughout the play The Miracle Worker, Anne Sullivan displays the ability to persevere through difficult situations. Early on in her life, Anne faced challenges as her family was among many Irish immigrants to America during the Great Famine of Ireland.
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
These feelings drastically impact her works and demonstrate her struggle with mental illness. In addition to feelings of worthlessness resulting from her depression, Plath experienced numerous tragic events which appear heavily in her works. In response to these dreadful experiences, Plath begins to feel worthless and doubt herself as a writer and person. Plath’s childhood traumas and childhood relationships deeply impact her work as well as her life. In an essay, her Ex Husband states that her attempted suicide “had grown from the decisive event in her childhood, which was the death of her father when she was eight.”(Hughes, “On Sylvia Plath”) her poetry “grew out of terrible and shattering and inally unbearable expierences”(Souces 4) Hughes attributes Plath’s depression to her childhood relationships, specifically the death of her father.
In the Novel Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi the plot is developed by flashbacks and past events. Marji’s Childhood was plagued with traumatic events as she was coming of age. Marji’s environment and culture overwhelmed her with ups and downs no child should go through. The Iranian culture at the time was going some of the worst times and Marji was put through these times with just the guidance of her parents. 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.
When Soraya ran away with an Afghan man without her parents permission, her father hunted her down and dragged her back home. After being reunited with her mother it was the moment Soraya says, “I saw my mother had a stroke, the right side of her was paralyzed and… I felt so guilty. She didn’t deserve that” (173). Soraya reflects that every time she looks at her mother is what persuades her to become more docile, mannered and respectful. Despite trying to make up for her mistakes, people still spread rumors about her making her feel like she isn't good enough.
Even as Julia grew into a sensitive young girl, grammy had still listened no matter how self-involved Julia was” (Simon 338). The example illustrates the scene when Julia gets to know how Martha dedicates her life for Julia, which brings up the conflict between Martha and herself since she has been hesitating and doubting her ability to take care of a baby. // Moreover, not only does Julia comprehends her and Martha’s kinship is not restrained by the age difference, Martha herself finds how the elder age love between her and earl, becomes the second chance. This is seen in Chapter 6 when Martha is aware of the fact that “Lynne hadn’t only given me a child, she’d given me a second chance […] He reached forward and smoothed back her white hair. She felt so lovely in his hands, she felt so loved in his eyes” (Simon 250).