Throughout the first four books of the Odyssey, Penelope is often distressed and unable to get things done due to the loss of her husband. When the anyone reminds her of her husband, Penelope is immediately saddened, therefore reminding the ones who surround her of their lost king. High Boundary Ambiguity is a common diagnosis for people who have lost a loved one, physically or psychologically, but still are in someone's life either psychologically or physically. Penelope is unable to cope with the loss of her husband because she is constantly reminiscing in their memories and wondering if he could return causing distress to her and the greater
Edith Wharton focused her novel Ethan Frome, around the tragic story of the man himself. Ethan lived with his sherd wife, Zeena, and discovered early on in there marriage that happiness was not in the card for him, as he gave up his dreams for fear of being alone. Years into their marriage Zeena's cousin, Mattie, comes to stay with the Fromes. Ethan soon finds himself entranced by the girl, longing to be with her over the women he was married to. The two find themselves falling in love and are devastated when they hear that Zeena has arranged for a new aid to come.
Calixta began to worry deeply about her missing family. She become hysteric the feeling of uneasiness overcoming her. Calixta turns to Alcee for comfort but what started as a simple embrace soon turned into much more. Women who are engaged in an unfulfilling marriage like Calixta will turn to other men for comfort and intimacy. Calixta and Bobinot seem to experience a complicated marriage.
In The Memory Book by Lara Avery, Samantha has always been socially awkward, however, after learning about a new disease, she becomes insecure and unconfident. Samantha gets diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, causing her to experience memory loss, incoordination, and other symptoms. She starts writing in a journal in order to remember important events and memories. Her closest friend and debate partner, Maddie, starts to drift away after learning about her disease. Samantha is in a similar situation with her boyfriend, Stuart, when they start having problems after she informs him of her disease.
Proctor presents the trait of resentful because when he tells his wife about the affair with his old servant, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth then finds it hard to trust him again. Even though, Proctor wants the best for his family and his wife, Elizabeth, he then sees how she begins questioning him and judging him about his whereas about. One day when Proctor arrives home he says to his wife “… I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into
It is interesting how they take their children and pit them against one another many times without realization. Bernard Berkman is a novelist whose career has gone into a slow decline and is now reduced to teaching. His wife, Joan meanwhile, discovers a literary talent of her own and has recently begun publishing her own work, which only increases the growing tension between them. It is interesting to note that the two of them are completely different from each other in terms of their personalities and it left me wondering what made them hold on for so long! There is evidence of fierce competition between the couple which is obvious from the
In the short story “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, the husband conflict with his wife Stella and sister in-law Blanche. The husband name is Stanley. He doesn’t like the idea of Blanche staying at his home. Stanley affront her sister about the gossip he heard about her personal life. Another story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, the family had difficult time of break free from criminal named Misfit.
This first takes off when Romeo and Juliet fell in love with each other and having the desire to go get married. Since their parents are enemies this makes it super difficult and hard to live life together, if they are seen together Romeo could be killed. This sets up the fear of being seen together and them needing to keep their marriage secret. Romeo being banished set up a bigger barrier between him and Juliet. Juliet doesn’t want to get remarried and taking a sleeping potion that was given to her by Friar.
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation. We begin to feel Cassia’s heart ache to be with Ky. Using a melancholy tone, the readers truly feel her sadness and depression from the situation she’s in.
In the short story “Popular Mechanics” the author displays symbolization through the conflicts a family faces when going through a rough time. Throughout the story we are faced with many conflicts that lead into one big argument, these controversies arise when a simple argument leads to a physical dispute that causes a life to be endangered. The story starts as the woman exclaims at the man that she is glad he is leaving and shames him for the person he is until she remembers of her baby and quickly rushes to it. The main argument occurs as the man and woman are fighting over who gets the baby, the argument becomes much too heated and the life of the baby is accidentally taken because of a brawl that occurs during the situation. From the story,