Sam has no clue how to raise a child which is quite evident by how he struggles to change Lucy’s diapers and how he is not feeding her ever two hours, until his neighbor, Annie, explains it to him. He asks for help from Annie to babysit Lucy while he works, similar to any single parent needing a helping hand. Sam’s disability does not interfere greatly with his parenting until Lucy starts surpassing him intellectually. As shown in a scene where Lucy and Sam are reading a book and Sam has difficulties reading a long word so Lucy reads the word for him. Seeing that her father is having difficulties reading the advanced book she takes it away and they start reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
However, when Gregor Samsa transforms from a human to a bug, he upsets the social hierarchy of the family. This shuffling of roles as a result of the metamorphosis destroys his relationship with his sister over time. After Gregor Samsa’s transformation, Grete is the only caring person in the family who looks after him. His mother is in complete shock and cannot bear his appearance, while his father is even more hostile towards him. Grete, however, shows great admiration for Gregor because he has been the only working member of the family and has been saving money to pay for her tuition for music school.
“He’d come back late and worn out, and pretty near cross for one so sweet-tempered, not wanting to talk about it.”(lines 49-51) Toward the end of the story, it shows how the wife 's husband had left and she became very worried. As the husband was found outside the wife watched him change and form into a human. The descriptions had shown that they were wolves, but the husband became a human on full moons. The wife and her family felt threatened so they decided to fight against “it”. As the man was running away the wife’s sister attacked the
Eveline had two brothers, but the one brother had died and the other went away: " Ernest was dead and Harry, who was in the church decorating business, was nearly always down somewhere in the country” (Joyce). This shows that Eveline has no siblings to take care of as her mother had wanted her too. Her brother, Harry, has moved away so she feels the need that "She was going to go away like the others, to leave her home” (Joyce). Eveline had to grow up and learn to be responsible as she had to take care of the family. In "Missing Pieces in Joyce 's Dubliners" explains the role Eveline had to portray, "The young woman knows from her own life and the life of her mother that the job of wife can be mean and unrewarding, and that marriage can be hell for a woman, a brutalized life " 'of commonplace sacrifices closing in final craziness '" (French 40).
Afterwards, Grete, Gregor’s sister, starts providing for her family and realises that there is no need for Gregor, as he is no longer able to provide for the family, and is being a burden to the family. Lastly, as Gregor transforms physically, his family start to grow hatred and disappointment towards him, and try to alienate him. After Gregor’s transformation, the father has started providing for his family, and the author uses Gregor’s transformation to illustrate that the family prioritises their economical status, and when he is not able to provide, they alienate him. The father started to provide after Gregor’s physical transformation, which shows that the father was always able to work, but chose not to and enforced this role onto Gregor. Gregor, however, ignores his transformation and focuses
Her perspective towards Gregor’s existence changes once again when she begins work at a shop. She is often “exhausted… [she] had gotten fed up with taking care of Gregor” (42) and increasingly neglects Gregor’s humanity as he is no longer the only source that gives her merit to her family. She later proposes that the family “must try to get rid of it” (49) as Gregor has little pragmatic use to her, and his existence only threatens her
CONFLICTS The overall novel is written on the conflict of global infertility, but the storyline progressed quite slowly for the first two to three chapters before the first main conflict occurred. Theo, the novel’s protagonist, has loss faith of humanity and runs over his fifteen-month-old daughter, Natalie, on accident and was left by his wife Helena who was horrified, guilty, and consumed with grief as she thought that Theo couldn’t care less which was true. I sense a slight sense of jealousy in Theo as he states, “She would rather have Natalie alive than me” about his wife. After this point, Theo attempts justifying his actions to himself ending up feeling more guilty as he says, “For Christ’s sake it was an accident. I didn’t mean to do
Manju Kapur stands close to D.H.Lawrance. How penetratingly and keenly she draws the intense fear and guilt of the child Nisha is a matter of pleasant surprise from a modern writer, as even though as a child, she doesn’t eat and sleep well in her own home. Nobody could understand the reason behind her mental disturbance and she is sent to Rupa’s home for a change. Rupa is also suffering from the guilt of not having children after so many years of marriage but the support of her husband and a small business gives her little time to wander over these problems. Rupa and her husband understand that Vicky is responsible for Nisha’s miserable condition; they could do nothing but sympathize.
Working mothers and children’s development In the past, whenever a girl is born the family will be sad because they think that she will bring shame to the family and they don’t allow her to study or to work because as they believe that she is born to marry and have children in the future so the best thing for her is to stay at home with her mother and learning how to do the house duties. But women fight for their rights and they get them, after this they are more free and start going to schools and learning then attending universities and having careers but since they will get married and will have children they stop working to take care of their children and the father is responsible of the income but with time the needs of life are increasing
The loss of Ree’s father affects her relationship with her family in multiple different ways. Firstly, her interaction with her two younger siblings, Sonny and Harold was affected. One her father leaves, she must provide for her family by catching their food and cooking and cleaning all on her own. As Ree begins to realise that her father is never coming back, it dawns on her that the boys must learn to fend for themselves if Ree wasn’t around for some reason. The boys are taught how to bathe their sick ill mother, how to cook, how to shoot, what to shoot and when, and how to dress rabbits.