Even though Nath and James both did play a very significant role in Lydia’s decision to commit suicide, Marilyn should be to blame for Lydia’s death because she put too much pressure on her, she disregarded her feelings, and because she never promoted a healthy social life. Marilyn’s troubled past promoted her decision to pressure her daughter, which eventually led to her demise. For example, after Lydia said that she lost her mother’s cookbook, Marilyn thought, “It was a sign, Marilyn decided. For her, it was too late. But it wasn’t too late for Lydia.
Throughout the City of One Cournos clearly illustrates how her history of having her attachment figures disappear or seemingly abandoned her made future relationships difficult. In rich and painful description Cournos describes the emotional walls she had built around herself and the anxiety she faced in new relationships. For instance, she describes the detachment and numbness she felt during her first marriage that ended in divorce which is summed up in the following quote, “By the time medical school ended we’d agreed to call it quits. I guess I should have married a man instead of a role, but I was too detached to know the difference” (Counous, 2006, p. 165). When she married her second husband, which turned into a healthy relationship, she describes her intense intermixing of both happiness but also fears.
She had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She voluntarily left her parents, her boyfriend, her job; Susanna had to completely leave behind her life as she knew it. Once arriving at McLean the reader is quickly introduced to the patients that live there with her. Susanna introduces the patients that she became close with during her stay. For example, Polly, a young girl who was described as courageous and having a fiery personality.
(MIP-1) Najmah has lost her voice and control over her life due to the traumatization after witnessing death of her mother and little brother. (SIP-A) Najmah has lost her voice due traumatization after witnessing the horrific passing of her mother and baby brother Habib. (STEWE-1) Najmah is trying to communicate right after the death of her mother which occurred on page 82 but she cannot since she mentally states,”But I feel as if my tongue has been locked inside my mouth ever since I saw my mother airing the quilts just Before the bombs fell." (Staples 88) Najmah is completely traumatized, and is just speechless. Najmah is even trying to talk but she is so traumatized that she cannot, "I try to communicate, but although the words form inside
“The lover who just walked out your door / Has taken all his blankets from the floor / The carpet, too, is moving under you” (Dylan). Oates used the qualities in these lines in Connie’s dream to express how something in her life is over and that she is losing control of everything. Overall, the song is about mortality which seemed fitting since the life Connie once knew was about to come to an end
Hester is physically and emotionally reminded of her sin, while wearing the scarlet letter "A". Wherever Hester goes, people will know who she is, and what she had done. Hester's punishment was unjust because Hester was sent to prison for committing adultery. Hester was sentenced to wear the scarlet letter "A" for the rest of her life and Hester was forced to stand on the scaffold, so she could be publicly humiliated for her sin. Although,
The bond is completely broken, making way for others to replace it. The problem of Mr. ____ gets taken care of when Shug and her discover the letters that Mr. ____ has been withholding. Shug can see that he does not care for Celie at all, and that Celie has to get away from him. After reading the letters, they just lie together and for the first time since Nettie, she has a family member. She calls Shug her sister.
David Henry, the antagonist of the novel, becomes fascinated with photography after choosing to give away his daughter and compresses his guilt with photography. Caroline Gill informally adopts David 's newborn daughter, Phoebe, and as Phoebe grows up send David photos of how successful Phoebe has become with ulterior motives. Norah struggles with David obsession of photos thinking they interfere with the moment. Kim Edwards uses the motif of photography to reveal how a single moment in time is much more complex. Photography becomes symbolic of David 's life; in his efforts to trap every moment in time in its precise moment he loses what he cares about most; his family.
Hester Prynne deals with crime in the Puritan world. She had the Scarlet Letter sewn onto her chest to show she was an adulterer, which made her along with her daughter Pearl social outcasts from society. On the other hand, her fellow adulterer Arthur Dimmesdale only committed a crime and sin again in the Puritan world, however he felt major guilt about the whole situation. He felt guilt reason being he couldn’t show the public his sin since he was the priest. Dimmesdale had to hide for many years while his private guilt ate him away, which led Arthur toward taking his own life.
This shows how Mrs. Mallard realized that she was better off happy and without her marriage by being free. She notices how she wants to have freedom throughout the rest of her life not needing a man. At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallard notices that her husband was coming back, she immediately inverted ly turned it into guilt. It states in paragraph 19,“quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife. When the doctors came they said she had died from heart disease-- the joy that kills“.