A7: More Stories- “The Backward Fall” by Jason Helmandollar “The Backwards Fall” by Jason Helmandollar, portrays the struggles of love in an elderly couple’s relationship. The couple are displayed as dynamic and round characters since they are changing and adapting to the situations that they come across. The conflict starts when the main character, tried to sing a song but realized she had a memory problem when she could not recall the song. Unfortunately, this dementia was taking a large toll on her life and also on her husband, George.
These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Calixta and Bobinot seem to experience a complicated marriage. Calixta worries for Bobinot as if he is her second child. While trapped in the store, Bibi is more concerned with the safety and well being of his mother more than Bobinot. Bibi acknowledges that his mother may be afraid but to his dismay his father claimed that she would be okay that Sylvie would is with her. “No she ent got Sylvie.
The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164).
8.Explain the irony in Frankenstein's actions Even after Victor’s mother dies, and she wished for him to take care of the family and to wed Elizabeth, Victor spends his time in science and neglects his family, shutting off contact for 2 years and not returning home until 6 years later. A bigger show of irony is Frankenstein’s constant return to isolation. Even after becoming somewhat mentally insane, Henry restores his friend and rehabilitates him back to his previous health. Although not fully recovered, Victor returns home and decides not to tell his family, but rather go back into nature for more isolation, He did not learn from his actions and after the monster pays him a visit, Frankenstein continues his mission in isolation. (Takes place in chapter 9 and 10) 9.What does the death of William symbolize?
This was shown when his wife started to notice him coming home late, leaving in the middle of the night, and leaving early in the morning to be gone all day. “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 book started off with Mim overhearing her step-mother and father talk to the principal of her new school. Kathy, Mim’s stepmom, was afraid of how her mother is with her disease. Confused about what the adults were talking about, Mim went home, took the necessities,
The young innocent girl is going through a rough time in her life. She lost her brother because of the war but is too young to comprehend how people grieve in different forms. Her father, for example, is in denial and will not get over the death of his son. The transformation of the closet comes into play when the young girl is trying to seek her father’s attention because she craves his love and affection. She figures out that if she dresses up in clothes that give her features to resemble a male, then her father pays more attention to her.
After Gregor’s metamorphosis the cruelty his family showed him changed. He was now not just confined to his house but his bedroom with very little human interaction. His sister Grete who seemed to show Gregor the most compassion in the begining changed and in the end was the one to say “it has to go”. Grete’s sudden change of heart towards Gregor triggered his death as he crawled back to his room and died at 3
In fact, her parents saw Grete as irrelevant, “During the first forenight, Gregor’s parents could not bring themselves to enter his room, and often he heard them expressing their heartfelt appreciation since she had seemed to them a rather useless girl.” This could be seen as Grete’s parents using her for their own personal gain just how they used Gregor. If her parents treat her as they treated Gregor, Grete will end up like an insect just as Gregor did and become an insect. This will only happen if Grete has a passion for serving her parents. The reason that Gregor let this happen to himself is because he enjoyed serving his family.
Once Mariam and Rasheed start living together, she realizes that she has to work and do all of the chores. Life is not going to be like it was with Nana but instead she is about to suffer and endure with Rasheed the rest of her live. Enduring suffering is a reoccurring theme in the novel. Likewise, Laila, the daughter of one of her neighbors, is not even married yet, but she has to pick up the slack around her house because her mom is depressed after she hears her sons have died in the war.
Then one day as the soldiers start loading up all of the Jews on trains again. They tell them that they 're going to a better place but somebody catches on and realize they were being sent to concentration camps to be killed off. As usual sylvia’s father comes up with a plan to save their little family, and a few others with children. Syvia 's family smuggled the children from cellar to cellar. Sylvia falls very weak because of the lack of food she’s been getting for so long.
The mother hen was not having it, when the second baby came it wasn’t going anywhere. The phrase “mother hen” has always been thrown at me like it’s going out of style, or many would say “Keri’s mini me.” From a young age, bossing around little brother Jarod, was always a favorite. If mom or dad told him to go do his chores, there little miss Sena would be breathing down his neck till they were done. If he got picked on at school, the next day, those kids would back up as soon as he would walk in their
Holden wasn 't really shown any support from his parents, unlike Claudia, only his siblings. Holden’s parents were considering getting him psychoanalyzed after Holden’s brother died, but they sent him to boarding school instead. His parents continued to neglect him by ignoring his cries for help by sending him to a different school when he failed out of the one before it. The only person Holden allowed to actively support and understand him was his little sister Phoebe. Phoebe understood that his red hunting hat was like a safety blanket for Holden, “Then what [Phoebe] did-- it almost killed me-- she reached in the coat pocket and took out my red hunting hat and put it on my head.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman have similar types of characters, similar types of settings, and differing types of themes. In both of the stories, the protagonist feels trapped, secluded, and powerless. In The Metamorphosis, Gregor is resented by his family, and is not allowed to leave his room. In the beginning, only his sister, Grete Samsa, even dares to go near him. Near the end, however, Grete does not approach him.