Despite both sisters living in America, only Bharati is an American citizen, while her sister Mira is not. Bharati argues the two ways to belong in America are to transform yourself as an immigrant, or to be an exile. Her sister, Mira, hangs on passionately to her Indian lifestyle and hopes return home to retire. Although their plan was to study for two years in America and then return to India, both sisters unexpectedly married men of their choice. Which kept both sisters in America for an extended period of time.
She remembers what she used to do with her mom after school and now that she's gone everything has changed with her dad now. This suggests that her dad is a single parent and he doesn't understand change. In contrast, in Tortilla’s Sun in paragraph 18 it states that the daughter has to move to New Mexico for the summer while the mom finishes school. In paragraph 46 she gets upset and storms to her room and she gets her dads baseball and this means that she misses him and needs him. In the story the Confetti Girl the main point
Marilyn was taken back into Gladys’ care when she was 7 years old as she eventually was able to stabilise her lifestyle. However, Gladys was committed to a state mental hospital as she had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. She spent the rest of her life going in and out of hospitals and did not have contact with Marilyn ever again. Due to these unfortunate
They had fought in the same wars, travelled with him and were just as homesick, yet he had not given them anything. Another example of his selfishness is when he stays for a year with Circe. He does not take into account that his men, although are being supplied with material things want to go home. He had to be reminded that their final destination was home, which he agreed by saying, “my proud heart was persuaded” (164.460-475). He was so comfortable with Circe that he had to be persuaded.
The entrance of Scrooge’s nephew Fred at the beginning of the story introduces another side to the miser. Scrooge is not unfortunate in the way of relatives – he has a family awaiting his presence, asking him to dinner, wanting to celebrate the season with him, yet he refuses. This is one of the important moral moments in the story that helps predict Scrooge’s coming downfall. It shows how Scrooge makes choices to prolong his own misery. He chooses to live alone and in darkness while even poor Cratchit is rich in family.
Throughout the story, David’s conflict of the Tomkeys not having a television generates a discomfort towards them and he thinks of them as wicked. Even though David’s family does not believe in television, they “watched the news, and whatever came on after the news” (850). No matter how much David’s parents did not agree on watching television, they still sat down and watched their shows as a family; it was the only activity that they knew how to do. On the other hand, the Tomkey family did not own a television; they sat at the dinner table, laughed and went on family vacation every weekend to the lake house. David tried to ignore the Tomkey children, but “it was impossible to separate him from his celebrity” (851) making David envious.
He met Mary, who fell in love with him. However, John did not love Mary; he merely used her for his own self-gratification. “He goes to her apartment twice a week, she cooks him dinner -- after he eats dinner they would have sex then he falls asleep” (Atwood 155). John seemed to have emotionally detached himself from Mary because “you’ll notice that he doesn’t even consider her worth the price of a dinner out” (155). Yet, “friends say they have seen him at a restaurant with another woman named Madge” (155).
While being questioned by the Sheriff, he “expects his father to have an answer” (6), and is dismayed when one is not given. He later expects his mother to “tell him to come [into her room], to allow him to dig his head into her blankets and tell her about the terror” (8), and does not understand when she turns him away. Arnold’s intimacy with his family is such a large part of his identity that when they shut him out, his entire demeanor changes. Before, he was innocent and open, but he slowly shuts off his emotions and becomes wary of others. Although he was perfectly comfortable being naked a single day ago, he now feels that “his nakedness [has] become unpardonable” (9).
This quote is very important because Odysseus and Penelope finally reunited after long years. Odysseus and Penelope have a strong relationship because Penelope shows loyalty, love, and faith. Odysseus loyalty is in his battles to get home to his wife. Penelope's loyalty is steady as she waits for Odysseus while raising their son, staying faithful to him and refusing to take a suitor. The quote represents the love they share across miles and over the years is very resisting as both promise that they will be reunited.
Another scene shows him suffering through a meaningless retirement dinner along with his wife. His wife, Helen tries cheering him up by surprising him with breakfast in the in his 35 foot Winnebago Adventurer that they bought together to use in his retirement, but he seems least interested. It clearly showed that he is the kind of man lacking intellectual curiosity, evading family conflicts and defining himself by work only. Schmidt is left completely displaced, living a life without a meaning or purpose.