A real parent is someone who puts their kids above their own selfish wants and needs. In D.H Lawrence’s short story “ The Rocking Horse Winner” it is about a mother who can not afford her dream lifestyle. Hester, the mother, believes that the main reason why she isn’t living her dream is because her husband is unlucky, therefore, makes her unlucky as well. Hester despises her life so much, that she burdens her children with her desire wants. Her son, Paul, is determined to show his mother that he is lucky and can bring her the happiness that she so desperately craves.
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” the antagonist who opposes Paul, sadly, is most likely his mother. It is because of her that he gets involved with the gambling so that he may become lucky for her. His own mother set him on the path that would ultimately lead to his death. In “The Prodigal Son”, the antagonist would, probable be the sons older brother, who opposes the fathers warm welcome home for his brother. It is the human thing to do to hold grudges and to want to withhold forgiveness.
She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
Katie Nolan, Francie's mother, is consistently filled with dread. She works all the time to support the family and her alcoholic husband. She realizes that she has settled by marrying Johnny Nolan and dreams of a day when he is no longer is in the picture. She wishes her husband dead ''He's worthless, worthless. And God forgive me for ever finding it out'' (Smith 205) and her contempt for life has a direct impact on her relationship with her daughter Francie.
Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good. “She had made her choice, and she hadn’t chosen me.” (84) Sourdi has matured and moved on while Nea is stuck in the memories of her
The realistic fiction story, “Ashes”, by Susan Beth Pfeffer is about a young girl who has two very polar opposite parents. A fun, but irresponsible father, and a practical, proactive mother. Ashes faces a major dilemma when her financially troubled father asks Ashes to steal from her mother’s emergency fund for his own personal needs. Sometimes, the people you love most can be selfish and deceive you. This relates to my story because Ashes’ dad is manipulative, deceptive, and selfish.
Taken By Surprise, her landscaping company requires a lot of her time, her troublesome stepson is up to his usual mischief, and her nosey mother is pestering her to prepare a bridesmaids dress for her sister’s wedding. She just has too much on her plate to deal with Kevin’s infidelities. But with that she has to deal with, she notices that her gardening tools have been mysteriously disappearing. What makes it even more distressing is that some of the tools are very essential to the business and very expensive. Things get even worse when she learns that her mentor, a man that introduced her to the art of landscaping had been the victim in a gruesome murder.
Staying with Tom, having an affair with her past love, Gatsby, and taking off her Mrs. Perfect mask are her reasons for failure. Through Daisy, Fitzgerald is communicating that she is the American Dream, and anyone trying to achieve this goal will always fail in the end. Daisy Buchanan is the wrecking ball to her own demise, for she craves more attention, but she gives into temptation and symbolizes that the American Dream is a setup for failure. Moreover, with money on the mind, who has more dollar signs?
In Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby,” and “The Hand” by Colette, the protagonists are resigned from their lives. The hand girl, a newlywed wife, is frightened of her husband’s power and afraid of the man that she misguided for love. Desiree marries Armand upon his proposal only to leave him after having a major conflict. However, Desiree and the hand girl only gaines sadness from their marriage. The women’s feelings towards their husband changes across the story as they displays their emotions and actions by facing their obstacles head on.
Nora tends to be money hungry and always wants to spend money, so if she wants to get money or get Torvald agree with her, she will refer to herself with the dehumanizing and belittling nicknames that Torvald gives her like “squirrel”, “lark, or “Little Nora”. This shows that despite the fact that Nora does try and pretend to be the role as the perfect housewife, she pretends while she undermines her own husband. Nora, also gets Torvald to hire her friend Mrs. Linde and although Torvald hires her, he has to fire one of his employees named Krogstad. By the cause of this, it is revealed that Nora’s big secret is that she borrowed money from Krogstad and he has evidence and information that Nora forged her dad’s signature after he died to get the loan. This shows that even though Nora seems to pretend to be the role of a perfect housewife to her husband, she is not a perfect