He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possesses and cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
Delia stayed in her abusive relationship with her husband Sykes because Sykes was not always abusive. The abuse only started after two months of their marriage and she wanted to believe in the good times they previously had and she wanted to believe in him and their once found love. At the time of their marriage, divorce was not only embarrassing but also frowned upon. Delia and Sykes are married but their union in not based on love like it once was, it is based on cultural and family values as well as the hatred that ignites
However, unlike a good handful of psychopaths and murderers, Cathy’s monstrosity did not evolve through a rough childhood. She was an only child, and it can be assumed that her parents fed her and loved her properly. After Cathy was found with her hands bound together in rope and two boys kneeling down, they were punished and sent to “a house of correction” (77). Cathy’s mother had been in hysterics when she found her daughter, while Mr. Ames had his own reservations about the ordeal which he kept to himself. Mr. Ames was always skeptical of his daughter, but he never said anything.
Another example is the letter addressed to the Crane family, “Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children should they”? (4) This shows that she is envious of the family because they provide each other with company and they love each other, “ most infatuated young parents she had ever known”. Whereas Miss Strangeworth lives all alone.
This shows courage because he made her life horrible and was very mean to her by trying to make her cry, but she still very nicely stood up to him. That is why this book shows courage. Although both stories have many things in common, they both also have many of things that they have that are differences between them. For instance In Making Sarah Cry she did nothing about getting bullied and she just kept (stupidly) coming outside.
The only thing he cares about is getting drunk every day until he doesn't remember himself. Pap is a contrasting figure to Jim who is described in the book as the agent of goodness and honesty. Huck's father is the example of all worlds' immorality and filthiness. ” (Stats). This shows how Twain is comparing both Pap as a father and Jim as a father.
The emotional relationship is passive aggressive on the part of Katie as she consistently states that she loves her son more than her daughter, '' She does not love me the way the boy loves me . . . She does not understand me'' (Smith 205)
In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the author uses the grandmother a lot for the sole purpose of bringing sin and redemption out. Throughout the story, the grandmother repeatedly criticized both her son and daughter-in-law, she always seemed to be lying and messing with other people's feelings. The Grandmother considers herself morally superior to others because she is a “lady,” therefore she freely and frequently judges others.
At first Josie hated her father Michael for what he did to her mother, but then ends up opening her heart to him and accepting him into the family. She also didn’t get along with her Nonna that well at the start, but after realizing what her Nonna went through when she was her age, Josie and her Nonna started to see eye to eye. The reason Josie didn’t get along with Katia (Nonna) that well was because of the way she treated Josie’s mother. If Christina (Josie’s mother) or Josie ever did or wanted to do something Katia will always say “people will talk” and that really annoyed both of them. Josie’s relationship with her mother is a love hate relationship, one minute they love each other to bits and the next they’ll be screaming and throwing stuff at each other.
The maids did not consider this unusual, as they were never respected; they knew nothing other than being treated with disrespect. However, the relationship formed between Aibileen Clark, the maid, and Mae Mobley Leefolt, a young child, was positive. Aibileen was held accountable for the care of Mae Mobley and willingly took risks to teach her about the racial problems
Although she thinks of herself as a refined, conscientious woman who is a good judge of character, her family sees her as she really is: easily offended, manipulative, dishonest and at loath to admit fault. In the beginning of the story, she tries to scare her family into staying away from Florida by talking about The Misfit. Her idea doesn’t work because her son and daughter-in-law are already very familiar with her manipulative ways of persuasion and just ignore her. She takes offense when her grandchildren don’t act “respectful of their native states” (35) or when June Star insults Red Sammy’s wife. In other words, when the children act like children.
One of the issues raised by the film was stereotypes against battered women. Most of the people interviewed were family members of Melvin who took his side. They represent the victim as someone nice and quiet who would not hurt anyone. They did not believe Shirley was being abused because of victim character as nice and quiet. They also give reasons such as there are no bruises on her face, they never saw them argue, and why didn 't she leave.
Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos are extraordinary men. Together they faced tremendous obstacles in life and managed to overcome them and become the strong, courageous, survivors that they are today. It was January 19, 2000, when a fire (started by arsonists) tore through the freshman dormitory at Seton Hall University. Shawn and Alvaro were in their room sound asleep when Shawn woke up from the fire alarm going off. In the four months of college, the fire alarm went off every week.