The tiny shoes, the small clothes, and sweet little coos of joy; it’s enough to make anyone come down with baby fever. Having a child is one of the most beautiful miracles in life and one of the most primal urges. But what happens when the desire for a child goes a bit too far? From the very beginning, the governess, the narrator of The Turn of the Screw, shows a deep-seated fascination and borderline obsession for her new charges, Miles, age ten, and his sister Flora, age eight. The governess envies the fact that she does not have children of her own, due to her profession, which causes her to become obsessive and overprotective of the children.
There were rumors about Larry and his playboy nature, but Antonia choose to see the good in him and was even prepared to be married to a man who did not care as deeply for her as she believed. “The trouble with me was, Jim, I never could believe harm of anybody I loved” (5.1.189). Antonia says this to Jim as they are looking back on their lives as adolescents which proves how she learned from her previous experiences not to instantly be so trusting of everybody she meets. In a more positive sense, Antonia’s optimism enabled her to be accepting of what she had, and never wish for more. Unlike her acquisitive mother, Antonia was always content with her life on the farm and never felt it necessary to beg and want what other people have.
The novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a spooky masterpiece that uses repetition throughout the story. Beauty is an example of a word that is continually used, so it is memorable to the story. Whether James is referring to the children, the governess, the master, or their property, beauty is an adjective that is frequently used, so this suggests that looks are important throughout this story. The governess is a young women who radiates with beauty and is infatuated with the master because of his handsomeness (most likely the reason she took the job). Of the children, the governess first meets the little girl, Flora.
Correspondingly, the concrete sentences shows the immaturity of the baby as the song was played by his mother. Simply, the song proceeded to “Tralala lala, Tralala tralaladdy…” and it was enough to make the child dance along. Additionally, the song contained short lyrics that showed off the basic standards that satisfies a child like “O, the green wothe botheth” (1). Such music that doesn’t show any complexity commonly matches the taste of a child. Not only was the song childish and basic, but also the unsophisticated vocabulary was visible in the telegraphic sentences.
Rochester was a major influence on Jane as this was a critical time she was maturing, yet she did not let him get in the way of her work. The work that was expected of her what always her top priority, Rochester was her second. “I believe he is of mine;—I am sure he is,—I feel akin to him,—I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him” (Bronte 266). The relationship between Rochester and Jane was undeniable. Love and trust was not always something that came easy to Jane, but it was something real between the both of them she could not ignore.
Written by Gillian Clarke, ‘Catrin’ is a poem which conveys the intense yet tremendously loving relationship between a mother and her child. The poem seems to display a rather personal relationship between Gillian Clarke and her existing daughter Catrin. However, the name ‘Catrin’ is only mentioned in the title which noticeably puts it into paramount importance however allows the poem to be universal. The fact that no names are mentioned at all throughout the poem may convey the idea that the scenario described may be common amongst mothers and their children; this stresses the poem being universal and relatable to anyone. The poem conveys love to be an extremely powerful emotion and one in which arguments will be present; as she ultimately conveys love as a permanent emotion.
Mrs. Liddell is so pleased with Alyss that she comments “‘you’ve made me so terribly happy Alice’”(200). When Alice was welcomed into the Liddell family, Mrs. Liddell thought that she needed to grow up and become the mature young woman she naturally should be. Then later she becomes the perfect young woman in her mother’s eyes. Some people other than her mother “‘ did not find Mrs. Alice Liddell lacking intelligence. Some perhaps even found her a bit too intelligent”’(95).
Growing up as a little girl or boy, everyone always saw the innocent side of a child. Children always tend to obey the rules to make their parents proud, but sometimes that gets boring. Children start to view their parents as a bossy person telling them what they can and cannot do. In Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, an innocent young girl named Winnie Foster thinks that her mom and grandmother are bossing her around. Due to this, Winnie longs for freedom.
In adopting Greene’s plot, Shakespeare may have been also exercising the fact that the young girl was innocent. Being a newborn baby when abandoned, Fawnia and Perdita both deserved to have good fortune, even if it was not money wise. Good was bound to in their direction because they are the most innocent characters in both plots. Fawnia encounters Dorastus, son of Egisthus and they end up in a relationship. I can compare that to where, in the Winter’s Tale, Perdita ends up in a relationship with Polixenes’ son Florizel.
Her daughter’s questions also show her innocence and different mindset. Walker is immediately affected by her daughter’s words in relief and surprise. Walker reaction to her daughter’s words broke down barriers around Walker’s heart and slowly destroyed her fears about her daughter. Her daughter’s words also open Walker’s mind to the possibility that her glass eye is not a terrible scar but a wonder. Walker was able to become completely free from the lifelong bounds of influence and self hatred over her scar and became able to be accept it and even become proud of it.
Lorena seemed to learn quickly. Or maybe it was just that new parents were always boastful with their first child. For all of Lorena’s childhood, she was surrounded by the love and support of her parents. She quickly grew to be a beautiful and happy child, which her parents were proud of. Despite not being the most rich people in their neighborhood, Lorena’s parents did everything to make sure their daughter was proud of who she was and what she achieved.