The consequences of experiencing how ruthless slavery can be affect how passionate Denver protects her family. Slavery caused Denver 's family to become smaller and smaller starting with the lost of her grandmother, father, and siblings. Since it is only Denver and Sethe living on 124 she is protective of what she has. For example when Paul D makes his first appearance on 124 Denver is not happy about it because she doesn 't like the idea of having to share Sethe 's attention. “All that leaving: first her brothers, then her grandmother- serious losses since there were no children to cirle her in a game.
In the book “Cut” by Cathy Glass a 13 year old girl is not getting the love and desired attention she needs. I think that the people in a child's life impact them the most in growing up and making them an adult. Parents should help to shape who you become and how you view life. They shouldn't just leave to better themselves. I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn.
This love-hate relationship creates a rift between the mother and the daughter and forces Virmati to tread the path of rebellion. Her childhood is lost in being a young mother to her siblings. Virmati thus, states, The language of feeling had never followed between them and this threat was meant to express all her thwarted yearning… Why was her daughter so restless all the time? In a girl that spelt disaster. Why was saying anything to her mother so difficult?
Onyango and Edna supported Elizabeth Sera through the rough times. Her own family abandoned her seeing that she was supposed to wait till marriage to have children and take on the responsibility of a mother. Isaac Masaaba, the father of Elizabeth Sera’s future baby neglected her as a consequence of him being irresponsible and not having the right funds to support the baby’s future. Since the publication of “Memoirs Of A Mother” in 1998, the book has portrayed worldwide problems that have had a bigger impact on how the new generations have been treated through their lives. Problems occurring have varied from teen sexual intercourses to children being made orphans and not being given much care.
During Elena’s fight with anorexia she loses her daughter, and because of this, she loses the fear she once had for the voices in her mind. On Elena’s journey through the recovery of her illness, she loses her baby daughter. Elena refused to eat or consume the nutrients she needed. In this she not only starved herself but also her baby. This causes the miscarriage of Elena’s daughter, that was the only thing Elena had that made her care.
Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down. In one of the final scenes, Curley’s wife tells Lennie to feel her hair after she finds out that Lennie likes soft things. Then, Lennie grabs onto her hair and will not let go. After struggling for many seconds, “she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck pg 91). Curley’s wife’s continual urgency for attention ends up getting her killed.
Nora again is choosing to run and hide from her problems only this time it is affecting her family. Had Nora chosen to cower from the difficulties presented to her, she would have traumatized her family as well as left her children motherless. Nora is incredibly selfish in the way she treats her children. Multiple times Nora promises her children that she will play with them but continues to push them away. When talking to Krogstad she makes the Nurse take them away, and even after he has left she refuses to play with them because she is unable to focus on anything else but her own inconveniences.
When a little girl called “Cinderella” was at the bottom of the pit where her step family puts her because of jealousy, her destiny saves her from a lifetime of horror. It all began when Cinderella’s mother passed away. Cinderella’s mother had died and she and her father needed a mother-figure around, so he eventually got married. Not too long after getting married, the two step sisters Cinderella inherited started to quarrel among themselves and their mother no longer like Cinderella and began to be very mean to her. Cinderella was very mistreated at the time but would never disrespect her step family.
Denver therefore bears the brunt of Sethe’s communal alienation. Only an infant when her sister is killed by her mother, Denver is sheltered from reality. Never having endured the life of a slave, Denver undergoes a secondary oppression at the hands of the matriarchal characters in her family. Denver’s forced isolation leads to a naïveté that has troubling consequences on the development of her own individuality: having been made a pariah by a community yet only learning the reason for her alienation at a later age leads to Denver’s inability to cope with reality and her subsequent withdrawal into the safety of isolation. Despite representing Sethe’s life after slavery, Sethe’s inability to both forgive and release herself from her guilt sees her desperate attempts to veil it with a love for Denver that Paul D claims is “too thick” (Morrison, 2007: 203).
Toni Morrison revealed that, motherhood and family life were nothing that could be taken for granted for the slave families were often divided when family members were sold and the female slaves were systematically abused both by other slaves and the white owners. Here, Sethe’s mother was never allowed to be a real mother as her owner did not allow her to stay with her daughter to love and nurse her, and she was hanged when Sethe was just a few years old. Sethe wanted to claim her children as her own although she knew that a female slave did not have any legal rights over her children. Sethe’s motherly love became an overly possessive love towards her children. The killing of her daughter was the way to express this possessive love.